Novara 3000 series ControlPad

Does anyone know how much information RMS can obtain from a Novara 3000 series ControlPad ?

Is it pretty much enabling Control Functions based on the buttons or can you get obtain device status information such as projector lamp hours, connectivity etc ?

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  • jason.limjason.lim Junior Member Posts: 21
    Dave_UK wrote: »
    Does anyone know how much information RMS can obtain from a Novara 3000 series ControlPad ?

    Is it pretty much enabling Control Functions based on the buttons or can you get obtain device status information such as projector lamp hours, connectivity etc ?

    Not with the current firmware. It is just 1 way communication from cp3000 to the device.

    A half-baked product with great potiential...
  • Dave_UKDave_UK Junior Member Posts: 54
    That's a pity - we were wanting to do a quick upgrade of rooms currently fitted with ProCon controlpads to get them onto RMS for monitoring purposes and the Novara 3000 series looked interesting as a drop-in replacement.

    Looks like things have taken a step backwards as ProCon appeared to do a range of IP control units which had RS232 pass through between the projector and the control pad allowing 'AMX Site Manager' to monitor lamp life and filter times.
    http://www.procontech.com/text/IP%20Install.pdf

    Looks like Site Manager 3 will interface with RMS though reporting lamp hours.
    Looks like the IP control units are only available as part of EXPerience Kits though.
    http://www.amx.com/products/EXP-2006-8450.asp
    http://www.amx.com/products/EXP-2016-8450.asp
  • jason.limjason.lim Junior Member Posts: 21
    The new firmware for the ControlPad is out in the AMX website. It look rather promising now.
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