April 30, 2019 at 6:10 pm #15908Sherry BouchereauParticipant
The remote turns the board off and on. What do we need to do to use the other features?
May 1, 2019 at 9:02 am #15911WendyModerator
Are you saying the other buttons on the remote for the ActivPanels do not work? Is this the same for all the remote controls you have?
You should be able to change sources as well as turn it on/off and use the volume buttons.
If you think the remote control might be faulty, it’s best to contact Support via email/phone directly as we’ll need to take some details from you.
August 1, 2019 at 6:25 pm #16639John JennParticipant
I just saw this problem post. I am having the same problem. We just got 10 new Nickel ActivPanels with the ActivConnect-G units. Everything works great at the board but none of the remote controllers work well at all. Some do nothing. Some can call up via Source HDMI but not activate it. All are able to turn the board on/off. Some can move through options up/down but none can move left/right through options. The check mark “Select” key does nothing. What little functionality they do have is erratic.
I have tried various Activpanels with the same problems. I replaced the batteries that came with the remote controllers but that didn’t help. Are remote controllers supposed to be “paired” with specific boards? If so how?
If I need to refer this to actual Promethean tech support, what link do you suggest I go to? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
August 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm #16643Jarrad PrometheanBlocked
The remote controls for our ActivPanels do not require any pairing; they should work with the Panel they were included with following the installation of their batteries.
Have all applicable updates been applied to the Nickel Panels in question? Do those updates affect the Panel’s response to the remotes?
If other models of Panel are at that location, do the remotes operate any of those Panels?
August 1, 2019 at 9:36 pm #16644John JennParticipant
Thanks for this quick response. I have applied all the updates that I was advised of in the setup process for these ActivPanels. I did not notice any pre-update and post-update differences since I didn’t start working with the remotes until after the ActivPanels were setup/configured. All 10 of our new 65″ Nickel ActivPanels are the same model.
As mentioned I worked with new batteries and several different panels and remotes to rule out a specific device having a problem. What I find odd is that none of the remotes are at all fully functional.
Is there a settings option specific to remote controllers? I couldn’t find one. Regarding pairing, I didn’t think that was necessary as I was never prompted for pairing.
As I mentioned earlier, EVERYTHING is working right IF the work is done at the panel.
August 2, 2019 at 8:46 am #16649Adam K PrometheanModerator
Hi John Jenn,
Thanks for posting.
We understand that from your description the remote has limited functionity, this has previously been raised that only the remote is partially functioning within the ActivPanel menu. We have added this feedback to our development team to review for future updates.
For those remotes that do nothing, can you confirm that they aren’t even powering on the ActivPanels when directly in front of the ActivPanel?
If they aren’t doing this, then please provide Promethean Technical Support the ActivPanel serial numbers that are affected by this issue so they can review in further depth.
November 14, 2019 at 2:07 pm #18292Mitch FabianParticipant
My remote, ActivPanel Remote (V5, V6, i-Series/VTP), turns on the screen, and all of the individual function buttons do work, but when I press the multi-function button (the one with three horizontal vertical lines), which brings up the dock with multiple functions on it, I cannot navigate to any of those function buttons on the dock, ie. the home button. Is the remote supposed to allow the user to navigate to additional functions and activate them through the remote?
November 15, 2019 at 5:34 am #18310Adam K PrometheanModerator
I suspect you are using the ActivPanel Elements series which uses the same remote for the previous models, can you confirm that you are using an ActivPanel Elements series?
If so, then the remote will not function where the Unified Menu Launcher (dock) is unless you are changing source.
If this is the case, we do have an enhancement open with our hardware team to look at this for a feature.
Promethean Technical Support
July 15, 2021 at 1:20 pm #33906Michele MergenParticipant
All buttons on the remote work except for the navigation. I’ve researched and I didn’t see any settings that need to be turned on.
Thanks in advance!
July 15, 2021 at 4:33 pm #33909Olivia PrometheanModerator
Thank you for your post.
You said that all functions work on the panel other than the navigation. Can you please provide details as to what is meant by this? When you press the source button on the remote, are you able to navigate through the options using the volume up and down buttons on the remote?
Does this happen with all remotes on site or just the one?
Does this issue occur when a known working panel remote is used on this panel.
We look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Promethean Technical Support
July 15, 2021 at 5:40 pm #33911Michele MergenParticipant
Thanks for getting back t me so quickly. Some background I work at a school with many Activpanel Titanium boards. All remotes are brand new with new batteries. Everything works on the panels themselves. But when using the remote #2 in the diagram below does nothing. When using a presentation the teachers can’t flip through the presentation unless they are touching the board directly. Shouldn’t the “navigation buttons” (#2) work for this? Also when selecting the #3 the display menu from the remote you can not toggle between items. Any help would be appreciated!
July 15, 2021 at 6:56 pm #33912Olivia PrometheanModerator
Thank you for that information.
Kindly understand that the remote cannot be used to navigate through applications running on the panel such as a presentation.
The navigation buttons (2) can be used to select a source. They can also be used to change the volume in smaller increments than the +/- buttons.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this matter.
Hope this helps.
Promethean Technical Support
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