LaunchPort | Buttons

iPad + Buttons: The Best of Both Worlds



LaunchPort | Buttons

iPad + Buttons: The Best of Both Worlds


iPad + Buttons: The Best of Both Worlds


iPad has become the favorite device for automation control, and for good reason: iPad Apps provide a feature-rich, customized and intuitive interface for the user. But even an iPad app can sometimes be cumbersome to operate an automation system because of the need to “wake up” the iPad, navigate to the desired control App and find the control.

Hard buttons, on the other hand, provide immediate access to key controls. Hard buttons typically exist on the wall and in most cases are not at your fingertips. Our goal was simple: to create programmable, hard buttons that function independent of iPad. We believe this provides the best of both worlds: immediate access to key controls along with the richness of Apps; any app you want, at any time.

Say hello to LaunchPort with Buttons, the world’s first programmable, independently functioning buttons on an iPad case.  With Buttons, LaunchPort becomes a vital necessity in an automation control system.





Immediate Access to the Controls That Matter Most





By utilizing the power of Lutron’s® Industry proven Clear Connect® wireless technology, LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons communicate independently to any Lutron RadioRA® 2, HomeWorks® QS or Caséta™ router, repeater or bridge. Once paired with the Lutron® network device, Sleeve Buttons can control a variety of Lutron® systems. They can even control whole home automation systems like Savant, Crestron, Control 4, RTI and even Do-It-Yourself systems like Roomie and Nest. The power is in your hands.

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Buttons + Glass: The Best of Both Worlds

By bringing together Apps and hard buttons, you get the best of both worlds in the palm of your hand: the richness of Apps and the convenience of hard buttons.


Buttons Function Independent of iPad

Sleeve Buttons communicate independent of your iPad, allowing you to use iPad for anything you'd like while still have control of your environment.


Integrate with Many Control Systems

Because of Lutron's Clear Connect platform, Sleeve Buttons can communicate with a variety of control system and devices including Crestron, Savant, Control 4, RTI, Roomie Remote, and more.  >> Learn More


The System


The System

The System

What a LaunchPort with Buttons System Looks Like

The LaunchPort with Buttons system consists of 3 parts: a Station, a Sleeve and Sleeve Buttons.  Sleeve Buttons replace the standard top that ships with a Sleeve, adding buttons to the Sleeve.  Sleeve Buttons models exist to match LaunchPort Sleeve models and colors.


Station + Sleeve + Sleeve Buttons = LaunchPort with Buttons System


LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons attach onto a Sleeve, replacing the standard sleeve-top.


Provided Icon-Imprinted Buttons


Control System Components and Compatibility

Sleeve Buttons communicate via Lutron's Clear Connect one way 434MHz (or 868MHz if in UK / EU) protocol to a variety of Lutron network bridges and repeaters.  The Lutron network bridge converts clear connect button-press commands onto an IP network.  Using Lutron drivers, Sleeve Buttons can be monitored by the control processor of the control system of your choice.  In most cases, the Lutron Caséta Smart Bridge Pro is the only network bridge required to allow Sleeve Buttons to communicate with your control system.  

To see the full and updated list of control system compatibility with Lutron's Smart Bridge Pro, click here.


Sleeve Buttons are set up as a "phantom keypad" in the control system, button presses are monitored and programmed to enact macros or commands in the control system. The extent of LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons functionality is dependent on the capabilities of the control system you are using.  

Note: Some control systems may not provide functionality outside of lighting and shade control, depending on how the Lutron Driver is written.  

Visit our support section to read App Notes for specific Control Systems as well as the Lutron Integration Guide.


Where to Buy


Where to Buy

Where to Buy

To Purchase LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons, please contact your iPort representative or fill out the form below and we can direct you to the correct resource.

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AM.2 Sleeve Buttons Black

Works with iPad mini 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 only

AP.5 Sleeve Buttons Black

Works with iPad Air 1 | 2 | and Pro 9.7"*

*Note: iPad Pro 9.7" top speaker may be covered

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AM.2 Sleeve Buttons White

Works with iPad mini 1 | 2 | 3| 4 only

AP.5 Sleeve Buttons White

Works with iPad Air 1 | 2 | and Pro 9.7"*

*Note: iPad Pro 9.7" top speaker may be covered

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LaunchPort Charge Case & Stand Control Mount
Charging Wireless Inductive Charging Wireless Conductive Charging Wired Conductive Charging
Mount Type Magnetic, Temporary On-Wall and Tabletop Magnetic, Temporary Tabletop Semi-Permananet In-Wall
Mount Portrait or Landscape? Yes Yes Yes
Protection Up to 6 ft drop Up to 3 ft drop N/A
Color Options Soft Touch Black, High Gloss White Soft Touch Black Flat, Paint-ready white
Security Solution? Yes. Optional Security Pack locks 2 halves of iPad Sleeve together and tethers Sleeve to a fixture. No Yes. Included Tether may be used with security screws for theft deterrance.
Optional, Programmable Hard Buttons? Yes: LaunchPort Sleeve Buttons No No
Key Applications Temporary Wall Mount, Table-top mount Table-top Mount, BOYD Solution for Businesses In-Wall Mount, Digital Signage Solution
Minimum System Requirements 1 Charging Station with power supply, 1 iPad Sleeve 1 Charge Stand with power supply, 1 iPad Charge Case 1 Mounting assembly and fascia, 1 wall box with power supply and DC low voltage conversion electronics
Mounting Angles N/A 3 Differenct Orientations N/A
Mounting Orientations Portrait or Landscape Portrait or Landscape Portrait or Landscape
Access to Apple lightning port while case is on? No Yes N/A
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iPort's VoltPort technology, onboard every Control Mount, provides the greatest flexibility in how iPads can be powered when installed:

  • Power iPads from power supplies between 12-24V DC: use 16 AWG Wire up to 400 Ft. from power supply using a 24V DC power supply.
  • Power multiple iPads from 1 industrial power supply, typically a 13.8V DC high wattage supply. In an example where a 200W, 13.8V power supply is used, up to 16 iPads in Control Mounts may be powered from one supply.
  • VoltPort electronics provide a green "OK LED" which confirms iPad will be adequately powered.  Great for "bench testing" combinations of wire type, wire distance and power supply.

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