This in-wall touchscreen controller gives you intuitive operation of your Niles MultiZone system from a single room. The TS1 features an easy-to-read, backlit LCD for entering commands. It's a great choice for rooms where you're likely to use your system often, like a living room or master bedroom.

The TS1 comes preprogrammed for Niles' ZR-4630 and ZR-8630AV MultiZone receivers, and it lets you remotely operate any of the separate audio or video sources you've installed in your system. Its on-screen menus and buttons can be customized to match your individual components and playback preferences. A built-in IR (infrared) sensor allows you to control your system from across the room using the Niles R-4 or R-8 remote included with your MultiZone receiver. The LCD screen displays information about your system, like volume and AM/FM tuning frequency. You also get seven hard buttons for quick access to frequently used commands.

Product Highlights:

  • preprogrammed for use with Niles MultiZone receivers
  • master controller for a single playback zone
  • easy-to-read 3.8" touchscreen LCD
  • 7 backlit hard keys for frequently used commands
  • IR sensor for use with Niles R-4 or R-8 remote
  • connects to MultiZone receiver via CAT-5 cable
  • includes retro-fit mounting faceplate
  • 5"W x 4-5/16"H; mounting depth is 2-1/4"
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • IntelliPad Ci Touch Screen Keypad
  • White faceplate
  • Cutout template
  • Installation and Operation Guide
  • Warranty and Registration Card

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Inputs and Outputs



Overview: The Niles TS-1 Touch Screen Keypad is designed as an elegant alternative to the IntelliPad Ci Keypads used with Niles Multi-Zone receivers, ZR-4630 or ZR-8630AV. The TS-1 has an easy-to-read touch screen LCD and a row of hard keys for often used commands, both of which are backlit when the keypad is in use. The unit is wall-mounted and is an ideal choice for home areas where the multi-zone system will be used the most (kitchen, master bedroom, family room, etc.). The TS-1 also has an IR sensor which will accept commands from a Niles R-4 or R-8 wireless remote and relay them to the receiver. The keypad is connected to the receiver via CAT-5 cable.

LCD: The touch screen LCD is divided into three sections:

  • Navigation Keys: Change between multiple function screens, set sleep timer, and adjust display settings
  • Master Keys: Select input, holding a master key for three seconds selects that input for all programmed zones
  • Function Keys: Operate connected source components, each component has unique controls, up to seven function screens per component

Hard Keys: The hard keys below the touch screen offer quick access to frequently used system functions:

  • Off: The zone is turned off with a momentary touch of the off button, hold the off button for three seconds to turn off the entire system
  • Down/Up: Controls source component operation (preset on tuner, chapter on DVD, track on CD, channel on DSS, etc)
  • Zone On: The zone and LCD backlighting is turned on with a momentary touch of the Zone On button, hold the button for three seconds to turn on all programmed zones
  • Volume ▼/▲: The zone volume is controlled using the volume buttons, zone volume is displayed on the LCD
  • Mute: Mutes and un-mutes the zone

IR Sensor: The IR sensor receives Niles R-4 and R-8 remote control commands. The narrow band width eliminates interference from other light sources; plasma TVs, florescent lights, etc.

Programming: The TS-1 comes preprogrammed for Niles multi-zone receivers, including the ZR-4630 and ZR-8630AV. Additionally, advanced PC programming gives you the ability to modify and customize control screen templates containing source component function keys for audio and video sources.

Inputs and Outputs

Back Panel:

  • System: RJ-45 connection; sends commands to and receives information from the multi-zone receiver

  • IR Sensor: RJ-45 connection; receives signals from a second IR sensor to relay to the multi-zone receiver


Mounting: The TS-1 keypad requires a cutout 3.875" tall and 4.75" wide. Once installed, the two built-in mounting clamps are tightened with a Phillips head screwdriver.

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