Aurora Multimedia announced today the release of its highly anticipated WACI PAD-12 dynamic button interface. The WACI PAD-12 is a complete control system that provides the full functionality of an interactive touch panel with 12 dynamic, tactile LCD buttons.

Without the complex design and programming of common graphic user interfaces seen on most touch panels, the WACI PAD provides robust functionality in an extremely intuitive format. The apparent simplicity is deceptive in both power and functionality. The buttons change based on selection, so if a user presses the ‘DVD’ button the buttons will all change to transport controls, and each button can support hundreds of unique instances. The unit has serial, IR, and Ethernet ports and supports power-over-Ethernet infrastructure.

In the background the internal 250 MPS web server rapidly triggers macros that may switch on a display, power up an amplifier and switch the input, dim the lights and activate the DVD ‘play’ function. The buttons can then become: lighting dimmer controls, volume controls, transport controls, etc.

As an integration solution, the WACI PAD removes nearly all end-user operational confusion and provides a durable, intuitive user experience. In addition to being a stand-alone controller, WACI-PAD can also be used to control Aurora?s WACI NX line of controllers. Click here for a flash demo of this revolutionary product. Both the WACI PAD-6 and the WACI PAD-12 are currently available through Aurora Multimedia’s direct dealer channel. MSRP on the new PAD-12 is $1499.00.