RTI and Black Nova Announce Integration

New driver allows 64 ALBA, ARIA, Black Jack, or AXES series keypads to act as control inputs for RTI control systems

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 5, 2023 — Leading control and automation manufacturer RTI and Milan-based Black Nova today announced that Black Nova smart design keypads now integrate with the RTI control platform. The integration enables Black Nova ALBA, ARIA, Black Jack, and AXES series keypads to be configured to control and monitor any device connected to an RTI processor.

“The integration between RTI and Black Nova is the perfect combination of exceptional customization with elegant design,” said Neal Ellsworth, Director of Product Management at RTI. “For luxury residential, hotel, and commercial installations where the sophisticated design of the Black Nova keypad is an obvious benefit, they can still enjoy the intuitive and fully customized experience that the RTI system delivers.”

The new Black Nova driver works with all possible button combinations supported by Black Nova to control lighting, climate, and more, with separate events for Press, Hold, and Release for each button in the keypad. The RTI system can dynamically set the backlight LED state and color. The integration enables controlling and monitoring of any HVAC system connected to an RTI processor, with integer-to-integer value conversion and string-to-integer replacement for HVAC parameter displays.

“Dealers have been requesting this RTI integration so they can match the incomparable aesthetic of the Black Nova switches with the level of advanced automation enabled by RTI,” said Black Nova CEO Olav Beruto. “Across the ALBA, ARIA, Black Jack, and AXES design families, all touch points on every switch can be set to trigger a control, automation, or scene within the RTI system.”

The new driver is available to authorized RTI dealers at the RTI driver store and directly within the RTI Integration Designer 11 control application programming software. Learn more at www.rticontrol.com.

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About Black Nova

Black Nova is an Italian company based in Milan and focused on pure design, premium technologies, and continued innovation. The company’s Smart Design collections are made in Italy and feature a bold personality and sophisticated Italian design that is exquisitely enriched through the use of luxury materials, relentless attention to detail, and customization. For more information, visit www.blacknova.co.

About RTI
RTI elevates the smart home and smart business with an intuitive and powerful suite of control and automation solutions. The award-winning RTI portfolio of remotes, touchpanels, control processors, and A/V distribution systems is programmed and customized by the renowned RTI Integration Designer® programming software, enabling integrators to deliver exceptional and personalized control solutions to their clients. RTI solutions are available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers and distributors. More information is available at www.rticontrol.com.

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