Key Digital KD-CX800 Interface is a Flexible ‘Control Gateway’ with IR Learning

Key Digital’s KD-CX800 gives reliability to third-party control systems and network based apps.


Key Digital, manufacturer of A/V and Control systems, introduces the flexible KD-CX800 control interface.

The KD-CX800 is a control gateway for Key Digital’s Enterprise over IP system. In this mode the unit enables more third-party control options than other HD over IP systems, accepts commands from third-party control systems or Compass Control Pro, and supports generic RS-232, TCP/IP, and IR  Key Digital matrix switching command strings.

Key Digital's KD-CX800 supports communication to and from licensed iOS and Android devices when used as a Compass Control Pro Master Controller. The flexible port configuration of IR, RS-232, trigger, and sensor can be set in the Compass Navigator program. The unit has an IR learner/sensor capability, supports up to two real-time bi-directional RS-232 ports, and any TCP/IP devices are controlled directly from the iOS/Android controller while using no ports.

Compass Control Pro is Key Digital’s fully integrated control system to use iOS and Android devices to replace traditional control interfaces. Compass Control Pro instantly integrates components from Compass Alliance Partners to create a simple plug and play system. Since it's a digital system, it has no glass ceiling. It functions perfectly for the smallest office to an arena with 200-plus controllers in the system. Compass Control Pro was built and tested for complex projects, offering modular programming or custom design with a blank slate that is limited only by imagination. 

Third-Party Options

KeyCode Open API is an option for third-party control. This cost-effective control expansion allows for advanced third-party control systems to instruct KD-CX800 to execute IR, RS-232, or voltage events. It adds reliable hardware interface to network-based control apps and the robust API allows for bi-directional communication, according to the company.

The KD-CX800 also offers control extension via IP. This product can carry any supported combination of IR, RS-232, and voltage triggers over the network, extend control signals up to 400-feet or greater distances with adapters, and supports systems with or without network switches.

KD-CX800 joins a suite of Key Digital IP enabled products that are now app ready. Key Digital engineers have created an easy way for installers and users to switch inputs and control Key Digital systems as if you were standing in front of the unit — all from your iOS device. The Key Digital app can be downloaded free from the App Store.