Dusky Control - Take control of your Sky digibox
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2nd December 2016: Most orders are currently dispatched as normal, though our current intermittent access to the internet may mean there are occasional hiccups. Dusky Control telephone support will be unavailable until 9th December. Email support is still available.
Dusky Control are the leading suppliers of controllers to allow Sky digiboxes to be controlled from PCs and home automation systems.
Our standard controllers allow you to control:
The units that can be controlled a serial/RS232 connections. Controllers are available that can control almost any number of satellite receivers.
The controllers all attach to the RF2 port on the satellite receiver and send commands to it using the same protocol that the sky 'magic eye' / tvlink devices use. This means there is no infra-red communication, making our controllers very easy to install, fast and 100% reliable.
Sky boxes with no RF2 port
Sky have now released several boxes where the RF2 connectors have been replied with a 10 pin mini-din I/O port connector:
We have a controller for all of these that connects to the I/O Port (a 10 pin mini din) on the rear panel and provides control via an RS232 connector using the same protocol as all our other controllers.
What can I do with it?
Your imagination is the limit.
The most popular use is integrating a number of sky boxes into a home automation solution. Our serial controllers have been installed in hundreds of sites around the world and fully integrated with control systems from Crestron, Cui ipCue, Control4, AMX, Visiomatic, Dianemo, RTI and many others.
You can also use our controllers to control a Sky+HD box directly from your PC (or remotely), using the interactive Windows application.