alanchow

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  1. the relay to light driver requires binding to a relay for it to change state. the generic lighting driver just assumes that its changed states when it 'fires' ir. no binding to infra red is required and no ir code is necessary.
  2. Pricing for the models are as follows. Note that the direct competitor to Sensibo would be the universal though if your HVAC system is compatible with the specific model i would recommend that as it communicates directly to the HVAC system rather than through infrared. Also one of the cool features of the universal model is that it detects when you emit an IR code from the original remote so it will assume those are the current settings on the split system. Specific - 197€ list Universal – 164€ list
  3. We created a driver for the IntesisBox which is a similar product but on top of wifi control (which they call universal) it also has models that hook up via the manufacturers direct communications bus. http://www.chowmainsoft.com/intesisbox-control4
  4. Yep AJ is correct. You need to create a cloud driver which basically means one master driver has the rs232 connection and has multiple connections to the child drivers. the child drivers pass along information to/from the master driver. Control4 has a really good video on how to do it as part of their driver development training.
  5. No you cannot roll back the firmware on it.
  6. Control4 doesn't pre announce things but if you look historically when they have done OS releases you'll notice a pattern.
  7. Yep that would work just fine.
  8. Chowmain - Tinycontrol IP Power Socket Tinycontrol offer budget IP controlled rack mount power control for the EU market. Chowmain have created a Control4 driver to control the range of IP power sockets made by Tinycontrol with two way control and feedback This is extremely useful for energy saving and remote troubleshooting. Integration into Control4 enables Control4 to do emergency shutdowns. This ensures that the health of your customer’s rack based equipment is maintained. You may need to reboot a device that has locked up. Sending a technician on-site can be inconvenient and expensive. This driver will enable you to reboot a device remotely via 4Sight. Features Control & Feedback over 5 or 6 outlets Events for when outlets turn on or off Programatically turn on or off any outlet. Bind outlets to relay devices in Control4. Power Socket Board Temperature exposed to variable for programming Events Triggered on Outlet X turned on Outlet X turned off Programming Actions Turn Circuit X On Turn Circuit X Off Bindings Output 1 Relay Output 2 Relay Output 3 Relay Output 4 Relay Output 5 Relay Output 6 Relay FAQ What can i use this for? Automatically power on or off power amps and other AV equipment when Control4 requires them. Power cycle a device through Control4's navigator interface. Turn off all un-neccesary equipment when the security system is armed. Turn them back on when the security system is disarmed. Report damaged circuits and alarms What models will this work for? This driver works on all IP models of the Tiny Control IP Power Socket Range Supported Models How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  9. Glad to hear you like it. It's definately a favourite amongst the british:)
  10. Yep the fix we issued today resolves those
  11. We actually issued an update that fixes issues on flash based navigators today. This will resolve your onscreen GUI (i assume you are using a HC class controller). There is an issue which effects ipads only that is out of our hands. We have advised Control4 of this so hopefully they can issue a fix for iPads in the next version of the iPad app. We have also added the ability to programatically play channels via an action.
  12. All installation guides are available via our website on each drivers page https://www.chowmainsoft.com/kodi-xbmc-full-driver-for-control4 it is also included with the publically accessible driver zip file.
  13. some cameras require NVR software, others connect to NVR hardware, some to cloud. If you don't care if its integrated or not then there are so many different options out there its crazy so hard to recommend. Mitch is probably the best person to recommend cameras since he integrates so many of them.
  14. You can program this using variables or single tap, double tap programming. With only two cameras it might be better to just buy two supported ip cameras and not bother with blue iris. That way if your mac goes down then your security isn't interrupted.
  15. Treat this like any other HTPC build and you will be fine. Integration of the HTPC should come afterwards and integration is dependant on the choice of media player software. Kodi, Pled Media Player and Plex Home Theater all work extremely well with Control4 with full integration of Movies, TV shows, Music and more into Control4's user interface. Lastly HTPC's are easily the most powerful boxes for Kodi and/or Plex without a doubt for playback though it is not as easy to setup and maintain. Here are a few animated gif's to showcase the integration of both Kodi and Plex into Control4.