Control Pad

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Control Pad

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The Novara CP-3008 ControlPad with built-in Ethernet port combines a controller with an easy to use 8-button keypad. It mounts into a standard two gang US, UK, or EU back box or directly onto a podium using AMX’s Podium Mounting Kit, which is designed for simply beautiful integration of a ControlPad at the presenter’s fingertips. Setting up the Novara 3000 Series ControlPads is simple using Novara Device Configuration Software (DCS) and requires no programming. The Novara ControlPads built-in IR, RS-232, relay and I/O ports can be configured to control volume, input selection and power for a wide range of A/V devices including projectors, DVD players and switchers. Easily connect to AMX’s Resource Management Suite® which enables web-based remote diagnostics and management through the built-in Ethernet Port. The Novara 3000 Series ControlPads are available in Black, White and Aluminum finishes.

Use as a standalone user interface/controller for simple conference rooms/classrooms or combine with an Enova AVX-400 for more complex rooms with switching as well as amplification requirements.


  • All-in-one Keypad/Controller – Unique product is a standalone user interface combined with an onboard controller
  • RMS Compatible – Remotely monitor, manage and control every room on the network
  • Built in Ethernet Port – Allows the Novara ControlPad to communicate with RMS
  • Rotary Volume Knob With LED feedback – Easily adjust the volume up/down
  • Network Configurable – Configure/update an entire campus/facility simultaneously
  • Device Configuration Software (DCS) - No programming required for system setup
  • Multiple Mounting Options - Can be mounted into a standard back box or directly onto a podium using AMX’s AC-3008 Podium Mount Kit


  • Display Monitoring – Use the ControlPad with RMS to monitor power status, input status, lamp hours and filter hours
  • Web-based Control – Remotely login to ControlPads and execute button presses
  • Event Scheduling - Schedule equipment to turn on or off at a specific time
  • Inactivity Timer – Turn off equipment after lack of activity (timeouts) to save energy
  • Toggle Mode – Different functions executed based on how many times a button is pressed
  • Bank Mode – Assign button function based on selected source
  • Control Ports – IR, serial, relay and I/O ports available for controlling room equipment
  • Volume Control With Feedback – LEDs indicate current audio settings (8-,17-button)


  • Backlit Buttons – Can be set to change colors, flash or turn off when pressed
  • LED Volume Bar Graph – Adjust the brightness level of the LEDs on the volume bar graph
  • Security Lockout - Locks out the device to prevent unauthorized use
  • Standard Enclosures – Standard back box mounting options for US, UK and EU


  • ZeroConfig – Automatically detect devices on the network simplified commissioning
  • Manually Search – Enter an IP address or Hostname and DCS will search across subnets


  • Device Configuration Software (DCS) – No programming required for system setup
  • Network Configurable – Configure/update an entire campus/facility simultaneously
  • Execute Multiple Functions at Once - Scripts can be written to trigger multiple functions through a single button press
  • Works with AMX IR Files – Leverage thousands of pre-existing AMX IR files on
  • DNS Servers – Now supports multiple servers
  • CP-RMS Software – Proxy software that runs on RMS server, required for RMS communication with ControlPads


K-12 schools, universities and businesses can easily integrate independent building systems into a single unified control platform that centralizes management, improves response time and streamlines processes using RMS. The Novara 3000 series built in Ethernet port connects each room to the RMS network delivering a simple way to manage, monitor and schedule rooms and equipment in real time.


  • Maintain real-time monitoring and problem notifications
  • Check equipment/system status for equipment errors
  • Provides immediate notification when equipment is removed from the network to help reduce theft


  • Complete diagnostics and remote analysis
  • Monitor display devices for power status, input status, lamp hours and filter hours
  • Remotely execute button presses to control equipment connected to the ControlPads


  • Check a room’s daily, weekly or monthly availability
  • Reserve a room and schedule room equipment to turn on before meetings or classes
  • Schedule room equipment to turn off at the end of the day to save energy


DIMENSIONS (HWD including knob)

  • 4 11/16″ x 6″ x 1 3/4″ (11.9 cm x 15.2 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • Mount onto standard 2 gang US, UK, or EU back boxes
  • Mount directly onto a podium using AC-3008 Podium Mounting Kit for the Novara CP-3008 ControlPad (FG1302-08A-KT / 08W-KT / 08B-KT)

WEIGHT 14.4 oz (392 g)


  • 12 VDC
  • Using a non-PoE power supply operates on voltages ranging from 9 V to 16 V continuously


  • 8 red, green, and blue backlit buttons with programmable feedback
  • Pressable volume knob
  • Volume indicator


  • Power - 1 2-pin Phoenix connector accepting 12 VDC power
  • Serial - 2 3-pin Phoenix connectors for RS-232 connections
    • Input voltage: VIH > +2.7 VDC, VIL < -2.7 VDC
    • Output voltage: VOH > +5.0 VDC @ 35 mA maximum, VOL < -5.0 VDC @ 35 mA maximum
  • IR - 2 2-pin Phoenix connector for IR emitters. Supports generating carriers up to 1.142 MHz. Output only port. Output voltage: VOH = +3.3 VDC ± 0.3 VDC @ 13 mA maximum, VOL = 0 VDC ± 0.3 VDC @ 13 mA maximum
  • I/O - 1 4-pin Phoenix connector for I/O connections. Supports sensing contact closure.
    • Input voltage: HIGH (no contact closure): VIH > 2.5 VDC, LOW (contact closure): VIL < 0.8 VDC
    • Output voltage: VOH = +3.3 VDC ± 0.3 VDC (internal 25k Ohm pull-up resistor), VOL = 0 VDC ± 0.3 VDC (200 mA maximum sink current)
  • Relay - 1 4-pin Phoenix connector for relay connections capable of switching 24 VDC @ 1A maximum or 28 VAC @ 1 A maximum
  • LAN - 1 RJ-45 connector for LAN connectivity
  • Reset - 1 pinhole pushbutton for factory reset



  • Aluminum: FG1302-08-A
  • Black: FG1302-08-B
  • White: FG1302-08-W


  • Storage temperature range: 14° to 140° F (-10° to 60° C)
  • Operating temperature range: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 85%, non-condensing


  • FCC Class B
  • CE EN 55022
  • CE EN 55024
  • CE EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • UL 60950-1


  • Power Supply, 90-240 VACIN, 12 VOUT, 500 MA (24-5791-SA)
  • Pre-printed labels (40-0087)
  • Fixture, Knob Spacing, ControlPad (AF1302-01)

Novara ControlPads are ideal for training rooms and classrooms. This example illustrates using the 8 button model in a simple stand-alone application. The system includes PC, document camera and DVD player with all the audio and video output plugged directly into the projector. The distribution amplifier allows the presenter to view the content from the PC in a preview monitor. The Novara ControlPad controls the projector and document camera using serial, the DVD player via IR and the screen via relay. The system can be managed and monitored via RMS directly through the on-board Ethernet port.

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