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    • #15908
      Sherry BouchereauSherry Bouchereau

      The remote turns the board off and on. What do we need to do to use the other features?

    • #15911
      Wendy PrometheanWendy

      Hi Sherry,

      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.


      • #16639
        John JennJohn Jenn


        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.


        John Jenn

        LuVerne CSD

      • #16643

        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?


    • #16644
      John JennJohn Jenn


      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.

    • #16649

      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.

      Kind regards,
      Promethean Support


    • #18292
      Mitch FabianMitch Fabian

      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?

    • #18310

      Hi Mitch,

      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.

      Kind regards,

      Promethean Technical Support

    • #33906
      Michele MergenMichele Mergen


      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!




    • #33909

      Hi Michele,


      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.

      Best regards,


      Promethean Technical Support

    • #33911
      Michele MergenMichele Mergen

      Hi Olivia,

      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!

    • #33912

      Hi Michele,


      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.


      Best regards,


      Promethean Technical Support

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