Room Automation Panel

Highlighted features

  • Smart Event Manager room control system for collaborative space automation
  • Rotary knob with a circular line of LED feedback lights to control the volume of Lightware devices, TVs or power amplifiers
  • 2x Ethernet connectivity with PoE reception and transmission
  • 1x RS-232 for peripheral device control
  • 3x GPIO for motorized screen and shades control
  • Real time clock with network time protocol and automatic daylight saving adjustment for Event Manager scheduling

The Room Automation Panel (RAP) was developed to provide Lightware’s own, independent room control interface for small-to-medium applications, typically meeting rooms and conference rooms.

Our customers can now build systems without the need of third party control, based on purely Lightware technology and on our open API, saving investment and long time maintenance costs as well, while assuring system reliability.


Built-in Event Manager room control application

Real time clock with network time protocol for scheduling

11 backlit, programmable buttons
with 96 stickers for individual function labeling;
and a Rotary knob with a circular line of LED feedback lights

2x Ethernet connectivity with either receiving or sending of PoE remote power

3x GPIO for occupancy sensor, motorized screen or shades control

1x RS-232 for peripheral device control

Event Manager is a smart, built-in feature in select smart extenders, matrix routers and of course in the freshly released RAP. It was developed to handle tasks from the most simple to expert ones, like controlling display sinks, the rolling shutter, the air conditioning system or the lights. It utilizes all available control signal channels including RS-232, IR, GPIO and Ethernet.

As a built-in feature in a Lightware device, Event Manager performs actions at a response to a predefined condition, the most typical example for a condition being probably the insertion of an HDMI cable into an Event Manager enhanced switch, which would respond to this predefined condition by performing a predefined action (or a series of actions) of turning the lights off, turning the display on and setting the volume. There are a big number of definable conditions and actions in Event Manager.

Conditions Actions
Video Input signal detection/Change Video crosspoint switching
Audio Input signal detection/Change (digital only) Audio crosspoint switching
GPIO state changes Send RS-232 Message
Optical/TPS connection link status Send TCP/UDP messages to predefined destinations
Display Connection status Set/reset/toggle GPIO pin
IR command

Besides the option to define predefined conditions, in case of RAP, the condition side of the condition/action pair of sequences can be replaced by the push of a button on the RAP panel. As in the above example, if we want to turn the lights off, turn the display on and set the volume, then we need to program the Event Manager inside RAP to perform all these actions as a response to us pushing the relevant button on its front panel.

The release of RAP brings along two groundbreaking, significant possibilities:

  • It provides the services of Event Manager where the installed devices in an application do not include it
  • It also represents an independent device with built-in Event Manager room control, where connected system elements and programmed room scenarios can also be triggered by direct manual commands

The Event Manager within RAP has 300 programmable events, a lot more than in a regular Event Manager-enhanced device, and also a real time clock for automated scheduling of actions.

Conditions Actions
Button pressed Button LED status change
Rotary turn or press Send RS-232 Message
Real-time clock Send TCP/UDP messages to predefined destinations
Detected IR command Set/reset/toggle GPIO pin
Detected RS-232 command
GPIO state changes

Choose an Application Example

Button Process Scheduling Occupancy Sensor
Source Switching Display / Projector On / Off Lamp On / Off Volume

Colors and Dimensions

RAP-B511 is available in numerous colors and dimensions, fitting special wall panel standards. Click here to see available size and color variants.

Button Operation Modes and Light Feedbacks

The programmable buttons on RAP can not only assume various direct Event Manager commands and batch sequences - like managing crosspoint switch, display or system on/off or lights and shade control - but can do so by working according to the actual functions as momentary, toggle or radio buttons.

In momentary button mode  the button either operates as long as it is pressed (like rolling down a motorized shade as long as it is pushed), OR by a single press it can be issue a command or start a command sequence.
In toggle mode the buttons work as a two-position button, e.g. one push switches the lights on, while pressing on the same button again the lights are turned off.
In radio button mode two or more buttons are linked logically and only one can be active at a time. A typical example is a crosspoint switch configuration.

The buttons are backlit, and their light effects are also programmable to provide feedback on their currently assumed status, e.g. a button light can be off when the room lights are off, and can be lit bright when the related lights in the room are turned on. The button background lights can show the following light patterns:

DARK (OFF) dimmed light Bright Light
blinking slow blinking fast pulsating

All the Control You Need

RAP can provide you with the necessary control and prepare your room for any desired scenario. It can be programmed to do it automatically at a scheduled time, in response to predefined changes like a movement detected by a sensor, or it can act by receiving a direct manual command of a button press or a turn on the knob. It is easy to install, easy to integrate with third party systems, and if you have Lightware gear inside the room without Event Manager, then adding a RAP panel is probably the most convenient way of adding automation to the system.

Contact Lightware support or sales to learn more.

Part Number Product Name Type Color
91330012 RAP-B511-EU-K European 2x60 Black
91330013 RAP-B511-EU-W European 2x60 White
91330014 RAP-B511-EU-S European 2x60 Brushed Steel
91330015 RAP-B511-UK-K English double Black
91330016 RAP-B511-UK-W English double White
91330017 RAP-B511-UK-S English double Brushed Steel
91330018 RAP-B511-US-K USA 2gang Black
91330019 RAP-B511-US-W USA 2gang White
91330020 RAP-B511-US-S USA 2gang Brushed Steel

Type Dimension
European 2x60 152 W x 82 H mm
English double 140 W x 80 H mm
USA 2gang 115,9 W x 115,9 H mm
Catalogue Language File format Size Date  
All the Control you Need English pdf 7 MB 2019-05-27 Download
Product Brief Language File format Size Date  
RAP Product Brief English pdf 3 MB 2019-03-05 Download
User Manual Language File format Size Date  
RAP-B511 series Users Manual English pdf 18 MB 2019-06-26 Download
Quick Start Guide Language File format Size Date  
RAP-B511 series QSG English pdf 4 MB 2019-05-07 Download
CAD Language File format Size Date  
RAP-B511 CAD English zip 466 KB 2019-07-08 Download
Product Pictures Language File format Size Date  
RAP-B511 - EU Black Front View English jpeg 154 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - EU/UK Back View English jpeg 294 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - US Black Front View English jpeg 410 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - US Back View English jpeg 375 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - US Brushed Steel Front View English jpeg 339 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - UK Brushed Steel Front View English jpeg 238 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - US White Front View English jpeg 143 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - EU White Front View English jpeg 113 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - Provided Icon Sticker English png 30 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - Provided Text Sticker English png 40 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - Meeting Room Application English jpeg 103 KB 2019-07-03 Download
RAP-B511 - VINX Video Wall and KVM Workstation Application English jpeg 63 KB 2019-07-03 Download
CE Language File format Size Date  
CE RAP-B511 series English pdf 41 KB 2019-06-04 Download