One of our bestsellers, the Dusky Sky driver for RTI solves a number of problems for installers of Sky PVRs. Dusky make a range of Sky controllers which can control up to 15 sky boxes from a single serial connection. RS232 commands used by the Dusky controllers provide smooth, reliable navigation of the Sky menus, which means an end to clients complaining about troublesome over-active cursor commands, jumping down several pages from a single button press. This also means no more unreliable, unsightly infrared emitter cables cluttering up the rack, as well as taking up valuable I/O ports on your RTI processor. In addition, the driver can pull metadata from the Sky box and display it on the RTI panel, including channel name and number, as well current program information. With additional support for power state feedback and Sky signal status, this driver is essential for any installation combining Sky PVRs and RTI control.
** NEW ** Now supports 15 receivers, plus Dynamic naming for easier Integration Designer programming
How does it work?
The Dusky Sky controller sends RS232 commands via either the RF2 or I/O connector on the rear of a Sky box. Communication between the RTI system and the Dusky Controller is via RS232, with only one RS232 port (and one instance of the driver) required for control of up to 15 sky boxes.
- Full two way control with metadata retrieval.
- Comprehensive selection of Sky controls.
- Simple, direct channel selection (no macros required).
- Loss of satellite signal detection.
- Power state feedback.
The driver comes packaged with a demonstration Integration Designer file, enabling easy integration and testing with your existing system.