Based on the award-winning
MRC44 keypad (judged by many to be the most aesthetically appealing and
easiest-to-use keypad on the market today), the MRC88 keypad is a flush
mounted piece that snaps into the special MRC88 keypad bracket (about
the size of a double-gang J-box.) Its slim profile and unique mounting
bracket make it appealing to both dealer and customer alike.
MRC88 Keypad Front
The front of the MRC88
Keypad contains a total of 20 buttons, including the Power button. In
addition, there is a multi-colored LED to indicate ON/OFF, System Busy,
IR output and other system functions, an IR eye that receives IR signals
from a remote control and a large LCD screen.
The MRC88 Keypad cover is available in 4 colors-almond, black, ivory
and white. All buttons are made of soft rubber and are back-lit,
producing a beautiful, soft glow around each. (This soft light times out
after use to not be a distraction...the backlight duration is variable
based on user preference.)
The buttons are arranged in a way to maximize ease of use and elegant
appearance. Use of the source or volume buttons is automatically
reflected in the LCD screen, which displays the available sources,
currently selected source and volume level.
The center of the Keypad is a multi-function cursor array for
controlling source components such as CD, VCR, DVD and Satellite
The large, easy to read backlit LCD, indicates the source component
selected, volume, mute and "Link" mode.
For convenient easy chair control, the Keypad also features an
infrared receiver. Hand-held remotes can be used to control the system
and source components from across the room.
Xantech's highly acclaimed and proprietary software, Dragon Drop-IRTM,
is used to program the sources in each system. Using this software,
dealer/installers can program MRC88 Keypads for basic or sophisticated
sequences (macros) to send out strings of commands to turn the system
on, dim the lights, close the draperies, select a source, and play that
source component all from a single button press.
MRC88 Keypad Rear
In addition to the two mounting
prongs that go into the special mounting bracket, the back of the
Keypad contains two RJ45 connectors, one for easy connection to a CAT5
cable back to the Controller/Amplifier and one for expansion to a
maximum of four keypads in each zone.
* Keypad IR receiver sensitivity adjustment
* Keypad IR receiver
* LCD backlight brightness adjustment
Keypad zone termination jumper
* External IR receiver/keypad input
connections allowing use of other Xantech IR receivers, Smart-Pad3
keypads or Waterpad keypads in the zone
* In-the-zone IR emitter
output connections to allow the system to control components physically
located in the zone