Surface Mount with Buttons combines the richness of apps with hard buttons that provide immediate access to critical control system functions. Connect directly via Ethernet to IP to many control systems to add a better, more elegant user interface. With just one Ethernet cable, power an iPad and provide power and data to the IP keypad for simple installations.
Each button is LED backlit, allowing the option to customize the brightness and color, depending on the occasion. With 30+ icon-engraved buttons in the box, there are icons to represent most control system functions. Each button on a Surface Mount Buttons bezel is laser engraved to an extremely high precision. The buttons themselves have been engineered flush with the bezel eliminating any shadow-cast but still providing just enough of a protrusion to provide a tactile feel. Each button provides a Press or Press & Hold function. The Buttons bezel communicates with JSON IP strings. Surface Mount Buttons Bezels communicate via TCP/IP directly from a single CAT5 cable. Once a Bezel is configured on a network, simply download the driver / profile for the current control system and begin programming triggers to enact macros and commands. With a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable, power the iPad and provide power and data to the Surface Mount Buttons bezel. A PoE Switch will provide the power and data using PoE 803.2af. If not using a PoE Switch, use the iPort PoE Injector (sold separately) to inject power and pass data from a non-PoE Switch. Every Surface Mount with Buttons System ships with a PoE Splitter.