The DEQ2496 front panel is connected to the main unit by a short flat cable.
You can use the front panel as a wired "Remote Control"
I extended the short flat cable with a 5 Meter flat cable and this way I have full control of the DEQ2496
when I am sitting in my listening positioning in my listening room.
I did it about 8 years ago and it works reliably till today.
See pictures below, I highly recommend it if you have minimal experience with soldering and using shrink tubes insulation.
See pictures below