Key Digital announced that it has signed its longtime distribution partner AVAD as the exclusive continental U.S. residential distributor for Compass Control — a control system developed as a plug and play technology to support third party protocols and drivers — under the umbrella of Compass Alliance Partners (CAP).
Compass Control is a fully integrated control system built from the ground up to use Apple’s iOS 5 devices — iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch — as its backbone.
“Our exclusive continental US residential distribution partnership with AVAD bolsters our commitment to providing complete residential solutions from one source for our distribution customers,” said Dan O’Donnell, national sales manager at Key Digital. “For years, many of Key Digital’s longtime AVAD dealers have always looked to us for solid and reliable AV connectivity solutions. With Compass Control – created entirely by Key Digital’s diligent team of software and hardware engineers – Key Digital can now provide a complete automated solution for our dealers with the support of our CAP members. Working in combination with our Compass Alliance Partners allows dealers to use only the top CI brands for both large and small scale projects.”
“I’m pleased to have AVAD involved on the ground floor with Compass Control and partner with Key Digital to this exciting market,” said AVAD vice president and general manager, Jim Annes. “Key Digital and CAP have partnered with AVAD to sell a complete solution from one source, which makes it easier on installers who frequently come to us with complex needs. We will be launching the Compass Control trainings nationwide starting on April 18 at our Charlotte, NC location, as well as rolling out full Compass Control and CAP demo areas in all 24 North American experience centers later this quarter.”