Aprilaire Thermostat Plays Nicely with Key Digital
Key Digital has added the Aprilaire model 8800 thermostat and Wi-Fi thermostat to its growing list of integration products streamlined within the Compass Control Pro Partner Alliance program. The Aprilaire model 8800 Thermostat is an electronic and programmable thermostat that can be controlled from anywhere in the home using RS-232 communication. The Aprilaire Wi-Fi Thermostat series units are electronic, programmable, and Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats.
Compass Control Pro offers control over thermostat mode, thermostat set points, thermostat fan mode, thermostat eco savings, and thermostat sensors. The pre-configured control drivers, modules, and GUI templates integrate instantly and seamlessly to save on programming time.
“The collaboration between Key Digital and Aprilaire has resulted in a bi-directional driver for our Model 8800 thermostat which is not only easy to configure but allows for powerful integration possibilities for the client,” stated Aprilaire’s HVAC automation sales manager, David J Wood.
Worldwide Distribution "Brings Huge Benefits"
Their partnership with Stampede allows Key Digital to reach a "worldwide audience of commercial AV resellers," distributing their Compass Control Professional control system, EnterpriseAV HDMI-over-IP platform, and related lines of video switchers, extenders, cables, amplifiers, boosters, processors, scalers, and interface adapters.
“Key Digital develops and manufactures high quality, cutting-edge hardware and software technology solutions for virtually all applications where high-end video and control are important,” Key Digital vice president of sales Dan O’Donnell said. “Our new partnership with Stampede is going to help us bring the benefits of our solutions to more resellers in more vertical markets around the world than ever before. The combination of our products and Stampede’s sales force is going to result in a winning team that brings new performance, reliability, and value to end users in every vertical market.”
Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly noted that the addition of Key Digital to its partner portfolio will open up new business opportunities for its network of nearly 17,500 resellers. “Key Digital not only manufactures an award-winning line of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions, it is the creator of the industry’s first fully integrated control system built from the ground up to run flawlessly on both the iOS and Android platforms. Compass Control Professional offers customers an amazing degree of flexibility that can be utilized in the wide variety of installations. We are proud to represent this line to our customers.”