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Compass Control - The first truly integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple's iOS devices - iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch - as its backbone.
Section 1.
Compass Navigator™ Updates
Section 2.
Compass Control® App Updates
Section 3.
Bi-Directional Driver Updates
Section 4.
Compass Control® Video Spotlight
Compass Navigator Updates
Using Key Digital’s Compass Navigator™ software, programming a Compass Control® device is an intuitive step by step process utilizing simple ‘drag and drop’ gestures. This is why we constantly look to update our software to meet your needs and make your installations easier! Displayed below are the latest updates to Compass Navigator:

*These updates may be better understood by C3 Certified Programmers
  • Compass Navigator v1.1.1
    •  Supports KD-HD4x4/6x6/8x8Lite MC and Module Editor
  • User Login Username and Password
    • Minor Security measure
    • Requires internet only upon initial sign in under username and password
    • FILE >> CHANGE USER to sign in under different username and password (ie for tech support)
  • Text element properties
    • Ticker
      •  Like stock ticker. Horizontal only
    • Format
      •  Automatically begins new lines when dimensions of elements are exceeded
      •  Must also select multiline
    • Multiline
      •  CTRL + Enter for line break
  • List Elements
    • Auto-Creating
      •  Created according to selected desired array variable’s value
      •  INIT event of list automatically triggered by page opening…sets init value…ie name of zone
      •  SELECT event to prime values of constant elements. Ie correct power on power off event on a single button replaces IF statement
      •  RESIZE to re-size auto-creating list respective to array
  • ID Generator
    • New button added to Program tab. Navigator key automatically pops up.
  • Module
    • Export existing page into module
      •  Select any existing page >> select MODULE property >> select appropriate device from drop down >> right click any of moduled page, SAVE AS MODULE, name >> save >> choose MODULE as file type
  • New Control System Project
    • Custom Project
    • Module based project (FUTURE UPDATE)
    • Intellibuilder Project
    • Build Module
  • Module based project
    • Different Program tab and button within
    • Add Modules step
  • Direct variables link in element property…Can apply to Text, List, and Sliders elements
    • Select and choose desired variable from list
    • Now variable’s value automatically updates the element
  • KD-HD4x4/6x6/8x8Lite Matrix Switchers as Master Controller
    • Now in Master Controller drop-down in setup Controllers
    • Sensor & Relay not possible on Lite Series Master Controllers… trigger supported
  • RS-232 and IP Managers
    • %x vs. %X
    • Hex Characters sent in lower case or upper case, respectively
  • Status Bar
    • Automatically adds iOS status bar for Wi-Fi, Time, and Date
    • iOS7 will have transparent bar with white or black text (These are selectable in iPad property)
    • iOS5 & 6 will always have grey bar with white text
  • Timer
    • Any integer variable can have timer property added
    • Timer event= when timer reaches 0
    • Change value event= every second
  • New system variables
    • #touch & #gyro
      • Value = 1 if iPad is touched/moved
      • Value = 0 if iPad is not touched/moved
      • Any touch or movement of iPad can link to timer. Means no longer have to add to every button, etc.
    • #error … not currently used
  • Old Updates
    • iPhone5 screen support
      • Select iPod/iPhone 5G
    • Portrait iPad
      • Add portrait property… PORTRAIT shows in Controller Designer window
        • Add New page to Portrait
        • De-select Landscape property if desired
    • Multi-Element selection
      • Select button, hold CTRL while choosing second element… release and still choose additional elements
      • Move multiple elements by pressing outside of selection and dragging
      • ESCAPE or right-click >> escape to exit
Compass Control iOS App Updates
Compass Control App on the App Store With the power of iOS and the Compass Control® App for the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod® touch, control for your dream system has become a reality thanks to simple swipe gestures and the simplicity of Compass Control’s beautiful graphic interface.

Version 1.103 (April 12, 2014)

  • Supports changing GUI elements indirectly via variable

Version 1.102 (March 28, 2014)

  • Increased speed of redrawing Metadata GUI elements
  • Supports single byte commands
  • Correct screen size for newest versions of iPhones (iPhone 5S)
  • Supports jump to variable page

Version 1.1.01 (March 10, 2014)

  • Fixed crashing in redrawing of Auto-Created List
  • Added RS232 Parity Control
  • Added “gyro” and “touch” system variables
  • Added Local Debug Mode
  • Supports Controlling Device Modules

Version 1.0.22 (February 13, 2014)

  • Fixed bug when applying mask on List GUI Element
  • Added “Kaleidescape” security supports
  • Added ability to set value for all Variables in Array

Version 1.0.21 (January 23, 2014)

  • Fixed bug in calling “main” function in version 1.0.20

Version 1.0.20 (January 15, 2014)

  • If using real-time driver, please wait for next version release
  • Supports Digital IQ Series KD-HD8x8Lite, KD-HD6x6Lite, KD-HD4x4Lite Matrix Switchers as Master Controllers
  • Faster redrawing of Multiple Metadata Menu.
Bi-Directional Driver Updates

Key Digital® Digital IQ Series

  • Complete Control Over IP And RS-232
  • Complete IO Routing From iOS Device.
  • Complete Control Over HDMI Switching
  • Watch Video


  • Complete Remote And Playback Control Over IP And RS-232
  • Browse Through Media On Server Through iOS Device
  • Watch Video


  • Access by using WEB Multimedia Library (Web Control) for Control of any Nest product.
  • Watch Video


  • Complete Remote And Playback Controls Over IP
  • Auto-Creation Of Favorite Channels From The Currently Controlled Roku Device
  • Search and Type From iOS Device.
  • Watch Video


  • Complete Shade Control – Open, Close, GoTo Position, Lock/Unlock Positions, Presets. (Shade Groups Also Supported)
  • Only One Way Control For Now. Getting Status Of Shades Coming Soon.
  • Watch Video


  • Complete Remote And Playback Controls Over IP
  • Integration With Dune HD
  • Browse Through Media On The Server Through iOS Device
  • Watch Video
Compass Control Video Spotlight

SDI installs Compass Control for Nationwide Marketing Group

SDI installs Compass Control for Atlanta History Center

SDI installs Compass Control for United Methodist Church

ISE 2014: Key Digital Showcases Compass Control

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Phone: 914.667.9700
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