The RoomBox NT connects to any combination of the ColourPad NT, VideoPad NT, DisplayPad NT, and WaterPad NT. Note that you must use the NT version of the pad. Connection is by means of CAT5 cable and RJ45 connectors.
- 1 Features
- 2 Connections
- 3 Configuration
- 4 Updating the firmware
- 5 Features not on the RoomBox NT
The RoomBox NT provides many features not found in the RoomBox 6
Expandable to 24 zones
Teachable IR codes
Three RS232 control outputs
There are three RS232 control sockets which can be used for control of some AV amps and heating products as well as our MusicBox.
8 Mappable IR control outputs
These outputs are intended for direct connection to blink emitters for the control of sources and AV amps by means of controller-generated IR signals and source-specific IR passthrough. Any output can be assigned to any source.
4 Global IR outputs
All 4 outputs have the same signal which includes all IR signals sent to any of the IR outputs and all IR signals from any zone even if that zone is turned off. These outputs can be used for general-purpose IR relay of signals from the zones.
Lighting control in all zones
The RoomBox NT can be used to control RoomBox NT compatible lighting systems from any of the control pads. From any keypad it is possible to select on of a number of preset scenes. The ColourPad NT features one-touch lighting control in which a press-and-hold in the centre of the screen will turn the lights to scene 1 (or off if they are already on).
AV Room integration in up to 3 zones
The Roombox NT allows easy integration of AV zones so that the familliar wall pad interface can be used to switch on and control and AV amp in order to provide 5.1 or 7.1 sound in that zone.
Control of HDMI video matrix switchers
The RoomBox NT has 8 built in amplifiers with loudspeaker outputs, 8 line level audio inputs for the sources and source specific and global IR outputs. For full details see RoomBox NT rear panel connections.
The RoomBox NT must be configured with the RoomBox NT PC configuration software before it can be used.
Updating the firmware
The firmware within the RoomBox NT can be updated. To do this you will need a PC with a COM (RS232) port or a USB to serial adaptor. You will also need to download and install our Roombox NT updater software.
We suggest that you do not update your RoomBoxNT firmware unless you have a specific reason for doing so and you know that the new version will be compatible with all the pads and other devices connected to the RoomBox. If in doubt check here or ask on the 'discussion' page - click the tab above.
To download firmware for the RoomBox NT go to RoomBox NT firmware.