Morganville, NJ. – Aurora Multimedia announced today the release of its highly anticipated WACI PAD-6 dynamic button interface. The WACI PAD-6 is an LCD button panel that provides the full functionality of an interactive touch panel with simple, tactile LCD buttons.

The WACI PAD-6 was introduced this year at InfoComm and exhibited again at CEDIA. Without the complex design and programming of common graphic user interfaces seen on most touch panels, the WACI PAD-6 provides robust functionality in an extremely intuitive format. Currently available in a 6-button format, the new product fits comfortably in a standard single-gang metal electrical box. The diminutive size is deceptive in both power and functionality. The 6-buttons change based on selection, so if a user presses the “DVD” button the buttons will all change to transport controls. With 64 MB of RAM each button can support dozens of unique instances.

In the background the internal 250 MIPS 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-6 removes nearly all end-user operational confusion and provides a durable, intuitive user experience. The WACI PAD-6 can be used as a stand-alone controller providing one IR port and one serial port as well as an Ethernet port. It can also be used to control Aurora’s WACI NX line of controllers. See http://www.auroramultimedia.com/keypad.html for a flash demo of this revolutionary product. The WACI PAD-6 is currently shipping.