The PL-5 is a stylish and compact battery powered hand held remote controller for use with the Allen & Heath PL-4 wall plate which is equipped with an IR (infra-red) sensor. It has 14 user programmable buttons. Typically, these would be programmed by the installer as a combination of volume up/down, signal mute, source and patch select for convenient control by the day-to-day operator. The button layout and markings suit most typical applications. If required, the installer can create a custom label to adhere to the controller surface. The PL-5 always sends out the same button codes. The associated iDR function is independently programmed for each PL-4 wall plate using the iDR System Manager software. This means that the same remote can trigger different functions in different rooms. For example, the remote could be used for local volume control of different zones in different rooms, or select different sources in different rooms.