Does concealed cistern need to match the toilet pan?

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Thanks for any advice. I'm planning to replace my toilet with a contactless/hands-free/touchless one and am happy to have a plumber convert a standard cistern with a sensor kit if I can't find one that comes touchless already. Apparently not all cisterns are suitable, though, as it will be housed in a slimline (600x220) WC unit like the one in the brochure pic below.

I want a Rak back-to-wall toilet pan but the Sensation, its touchless model, doesn't come as separates, only as a single free-standing unit. Would it work to combine, say, a Rak Resort or Morning pan (brochure pics below) and something like a Tavistock Elements Concealed Cistern and Tavistock Elements Contactless Flush Remote Sensor kit? Or does cistern have to match pan if you don't want to set yourself up for problems?

Apart from making sure it is a decent quality, I genuinely don't care about the brand of cistern, as it will be hidden away - I only mention the Tavistock one because it is one that can be hidden but still convert to touchless. That advice was assuming I got a matching a Tavistock pan, though.

Thanks for suggestions.

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