15.01.14

CYP Launches the DemoPad CENTRO 8 Processor

Stand 4S65, ISE 2014 The £5,000 automated home is now possible thanks to the company’s game-changing central control processor. CYP...

Stand 4S65, ISE 2014 The £5,000 automated home is now possible thanks to the company’s game-changing central control processor. CYP, the world’s leading manufacturer of AV switches and audio accessories, is delighted to announce the launch and immediate availability of the DemoPad CENTRO 8 control processor – a powerful 19” rack-mountable processor designed to offer any installer the ability to create customised commercial or residential touchscreen control systems. The ideal processor to run with DemoPad’s leading Android and iOS home automation software, the CENTRO 8 features all of the connectivity and control options necessary for all commercial and residential automation installations. The CENTRO 8 also enables installers and integrators the ability to offer a cost-effective solution previously unachievable and open up whole new sub £5k market and revenue stream. Utilising advanced embedded software, which is programmable using DemoPad Designer Software, the CENTRO 8 processor forms the heart of the control system and provides complete customised control over automated and manual control functions. DemoPad is the fastest and most cost effective solution for controlling audio, video, lighting, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning), and security systems (CCTV) directly from an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The GUI can also be completely user-branded for that finishing touch to any professional or bespoke control system interface. The CENTRO 8 processor incorporates a vast array of connectivity ports for integration of IR, RS- 232, Contact Closures, VF Relays, HDMI, USB, Audio, and LAN. Existing DemoPad software projects can be seamlessly integrated with the processor, delivering the ultimate in flexibility for professionals committed to delivering World class control solutions. When conceiving the CENTRO 8, DemoPad turned to the industry-leading manufacture of connectivity solutions – CYP. In addition to its vast development and manufacturing capabilities, CYP also brought vital real-world experience, which proved invaluable during the design and development stage. The perfect integration partners, DemoPad and CYP have created one of the most cost-effective and powerful home automation processors on the market. Phil Davis, Sales and Marketing Director at CYP (DemoPad’s manufacturer partner) said, “The DemoPad CENTRO 8 finally offers a cost effective solution for automating the home. For too long, installers and integrators have only been able to specify systems to the wealthy, due to the restrictive high prices normally associated with home automation.” Davis continues, “With the CENTRO 8 and DemoPad’s Design Software, they can finally reach out to a much wider market for the equivalent price of replacement double-glazing or a luxury holiday. We see this as a huge breakthrough in home automation and a significant business opportunity for forward-thinking CI companies.” Installers and integrators at all levels can easily get started working with DemoPad regardless of how much experience they have working with control systems. By attending the dedicated one- day DemoPad course run by CYP’s AV Training Academy, a DemoPad partner will learn how to navigate the software program, design a unique user interface and integrate 3rd party control drivers. Providing assistance at every stage of the DemoPad experience, CYP’s legendary support is available whenever it is required and further advanced courses and extended specification and programming services are also available. Through its training courses and technical support, CYP is confident that integrators at all levels will be able to specify and install seamless control and automation systems into any building environment. DemoPad CENTRO 8 features include: • Powerful IP Networking Capabilities: Connect up to 20 simultaneous client devices (iOS/Android), and communicate with many more control devices throughout the network • Astronomically-Aware Timer Events: Turn your lights off 25 minutes after sunset, except on weekends & in the summer • Centrally Stored System Variables: When one user turns a zone On, any other user (including remote ones) also know about it • Programmable Audio Output: Play a custom doorbell or security alert sound through your audio system when an input triggers, or at certain times • Programmable HDMI Output: Have another input to your HDMI distribution system to show web pages or a photo frame slideshow • Built-in Web Server: Store the DemoPad project on the CENTRO 8 and allow communication of any device with a web browser • Advanced Macros: Uses the same powerful macro generation routines as our control app • Upgrade in the field: Return to your clients after installation to enable new features and benefits • HDMI Resolution Support up to 1080p@60Hz • Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Master Audio Pass-through Supported via HDMI System specifications include: • Control processor with 4GB internal program memory • External 12v Power Supply • 2 x USB general purpose connector ports • 1 x RJ45 LAN 10/100 Ethernet port • 1 x HDMI output 1 x Stereo audio out jack • 4 x Bi-Directional RS232 communication ports • 8 x Digital Input ports (volt free operation) • 4 x Low Voltage <30v Relay outputs • 16 x Infra Red output ports (individually addressable) • Built in HTTP/HTTPS web server and timers for scheduling DemoPad CENTRO 8 is available now from CYP. www.cypeurope.com www.demopad.com