Industry Overview

The Key Digital atmosphere is welcoming, modern, and superior. Technology crafts luxury, style, and simplicity consistently through lounges, game rooms, common areas, residences, and retail spaces.

Key Digital® can provide Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) projects with video distribution and a control systems that are flexible enough to fit variety of high-end customers. Solutions from individual residence units, all the way up to Operation Management Centers. No matter the complexity of the installation, Key Digital has the perfect A/V and control solutions for your next large scale MDU project.

System Examples
Entrance Area Signage Entrance Area Signage
Upscale Multiple Dwelling Units Solution
Challenge

There are a lot of challenges when designing a solution for MDU projects, addressing these with Compass Control® provides a unique solution.

  • Multiple Dwelling Units Solution
    Offering a simple and easy to use control platform to differentiate the property from the competition
  • Providing a scalable solution for the different units
  • Having a solution that is easy to install and replicate from unit to unit
Solution

Compass Control®
is the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple's iOS devices – iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® – as its backbone.

Compass Control® will transform your MDU project from basic to a Ultra HD technological marvel providing premium unit features enticing even the most sophisticated buyer. Compass Control offers unmatched flexibility, becoming a fully scalable solution that ranges from basic Security & Lighting control to advanced systems featuring Audio & Video, Shades and Security control. All with the capability to personally tailor the system around the owner's lifestyle.

Compass Control® maximizes the capabilities of the latest technologies while interfacing with virtually any controllable device. This makes it a very easy solution to custom tailor to the end users individual needs as well as making it easier to install and replicate than other options currently on the market. Open-ended Compass Control® architecture allows easy addition of lighting, security, A/V or HVAC into the system via pre-built modules and drivers.

Qty Model Description
1 KD-4x4CSK 4 Input to 4 Outputs HDMI Matrix Switcher with Audio De-Embedder, supports Ultra HD/4K
1 KD-MC1000 Master Controller (Wired/LAN, supports up to 8 Ports)
4 KD-X600ProK HDBaseT/HDMI via Single CAT5e/6 (Tx + Rx Set) Extenders, EDID Control, Hot Plug Control, Full Buffer System, HDMI Pass-through, Ethernet, IR Sensor, Up/Down IR & RS-232, supports Ultra HD/4K
1 KD-CSLX1 Compass Control® Software License, supports Apple iOS (1 Unit)
1 KD-CAT6STP1X High Performance CAT6a/STP Cabling – 1,000 ft. Spool
Key Digital High-Def Video System Installed at a Prestigious Manhattan High Rise

Paulo Goncalves, an installer with EP Solutions in Mamaroneck, NY, was asked to complete a high end video installation for an apartment at the prestigious address of 1 Central Park South in New York City.

This residence required analog video distribution for five cable boxes and five blu-ray players to six different televisions in two different apartments (the apartments were linked together). Paulo also discovered that a previous company had pre-wired the residence with CAT5 and took that into consideration when making a choice in a matrix switcher. He suggested that the owner of the residence purchase a Key Digital Hercules Series™ model KD-MSCAT16X16 matrix switcher because of its convenience and value. The KD-MSCAT16X16 was able to make use of the pre-existing CAT5 wiring and did not require extra transmit baluns which not only kept the project in budget, but also made great use of limited space. Paulo commented that choosing the KD-MSCAT16X16 was a “no-brainer” and was, “the perfect solution for this situation.”

Paulo’s previous experience with Key Digital was with the Hercules Series™ KD-HDMS4X4 HDMI matrix switcher and the Fat Boy Series KD-MSA8X8Pro audio matrix switcher. He noted that the Hercules Series KD-MSCAT8X8 matrix switcher was, “complete, easy, and gave total control.” In fact the KD-MSCAT16X16 is flexible enough for any application as eight outputs distribute Component or RGBHV Video, Analog Audio, Digital Audio, and Control Signals up to 1,000 ft all over a single CAT5 cable. Having already familiarized himself with Key Digital products, Paulo had a successful experience with his installation and was able to make CAT5 cable runs to six TVs spread out between the two conjoined apartments.

At the end of the project Paulo was satisfied and confident that Key Digital had given him the necessary tools for yet another bulletproof installation in New York City - one of the most demanding cities in the world.