alanchow

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  1. If your mac mini is a dedicated HTPC running plex media player or plex home theater then all you need to do is install our Plex Full driver for Control4. You will be able to use your Control4 SR-250 or SR-260 remote to control Plex and also use Control4's user interface to browse and select all of your media on your Plex Media Server. https://www.chowmainsoft.com/plex-full-driver-for-control4
  2. There are electricians who are Control4 dealers in Australia though most are AV based. Why don't you become a Control4 dealer? Sounds like a good opportunity to fill in a gap in the market. Some of the bigger Control4 dealers sel millions of dollars worth of Control4 product every year.
  3. Agreed. Wall Acne sucks. One of the major benefits of home automation is to limit this.
  4. When we first released the driver Big Ass contacted us to discuss it. They were curious about how we did it and wondered how much interest there was from the home automation market. They advised they will let us know if any changes come that will effect our driver but i think thats the extent that they are going to support us which is fine.
  5. Our driver only requires wifi control over the haiku. Once you have that then you don't need any additional products.
  6. The apps in my car is now obsolete... if it makes you feel better my car has also depreciated by about $30,000 since 2013... honestly though the main architecture in your home that you have asked about will be fine over time. Control4 is the control system.. there is not much to smart lighting that can change over time... same goes with your security sensors and security system... you can utilise your Control4 equipment to control components that are newer than the control4 equipment.... for example Control4 hardware that is from the previous generation still works on Control4's current operating system.
  7. Thats a bit of a rude question to ask. I'll give you one hint though... the driverworks API functions have the file I/O functions you need. You don't need to utilise any other lua file i/o outside of those ones Control4 provides.
  8. We have already writtent this driver. https://www.chowmainsoft.com/advanced-announcements You can use a supported web browser (safari, firefox or edge) on your PC or mac to record the audio for immediate playback.
  9. Trial goes for 48 hours so definately expired.
  10. That is also a very good point. This is the most likely problem.
  11. We actually have no control over 4sight. The communications is the same for the driver as the phone and controller joins the same network. if it works at home it will work away from home
  12. The driver polls for feedback. The iPhone reverts back to the original state if it has not received confirmation that it has changed to that setting. It most likely has not obtained feedback by that time but if you wait t should come in eventually.
  13. Control4 Puck Dimmer and Puck Switch
  14. UPDATE The IntesisBox driver for Control4 now includes 10 x zone relay bindings which can be named. This makes damper based zone control extremely easy to control with full 2 way feedback of relay states in the Thermostat interface.
  15. Chowmain - IntesisBox HVAC integration driver Most HVAC installations in the United States are easy as most thermostats utilise a universal standard and as such can be replaced easily by a 3rd party thermostat such as Control4’s thermostat. Unfortunately alot of HVAC manufacturers do not utilise this standard and have proprietary closed communications that are specific to that HVAC manufacturer. This makes it extremely cumbersome for Control4 dealers to source a reliable HVAC product and in many countries Control4 dealers do not even bother with HVAC integration because it is just too hard. Luckily Intesis have released their range of IntesisBox wifi gateways. The IntesisBox allows you to easily integrate HVAC systems into Control4 by retrofitting the IntesisBox gateway into the existing indoor unit. Intesis offer two gateway types. Specific IntesisBox’s are developed to communicate with the HVAC manufacturer’s proprietary communications protocol allowing for true real time bidirectional communication with the system. Universal IntesisBox’s are developed to offer compatibility with thousands of HVAC models through infra red and offer room temperature feedback via a sensor in the IntesisBox. Chowmain’s IntesisBox driver for Control4 will work with all models of IntesisBox and will provide full two way control/feedback. Features Automatic discovery of Intesisbox based on unit MAC address. Self healing - if IP address changes the driver will automatically rediscover the unit. Auto configuration of available of HVAC Modes from IntesisBox. Auto configuration of available of Fan Speeds from IntesisBox. Auto configuration of set point limits (minimum and maximum). Auto configuration of available vane positions. Temperature Feedback. Setpoint Control. Up/Down/Left/Right Vane position control* Built in Scheduling. Built in Presets. HVAC System Error detection and feedback (only on non universal IntesisBox’s). Support for multiple AC units (this will work on future IntesisBox hardware – Current version only supports single indoor units). Universal Model will detect if the customer uses the original IR remote control to control HVAC system and set the feedback accordingly. * If fitted to the HVAC system. FAQ Why is this product exciting? In Australia and New Zealand (and other countries) HVAC integration has been hard because HVAC companies do not utilise the honeywell based wiring that most smart thermostats like Nest, Control4 and Honeywell use. Split Systems have been extremely hard as traditionally they only offer IR or RF based remote controls. In the past we have integrated these systems by learning every combination of IR code however this is extremely time consuming. Also integration for ducted systems and VRF systems were hard because manufacturers have their own propriatary bus. Now with the IntesisBox installers can now easily integrate HVAC systems into Control4. The IntesisBox is affordable unlike other solutions so the cost of integration per zone is extremely low. On top of that it communicates via wifi so dealers can now revisit old customers with compatible HVAC systems to upgrade their home automation system and integrate their HVAC systems without additional wiring. This really changes the HVAC game. What HVAC systems can i use this driver with? IntesisBox is compatible with a range of HVAC systems. Please see the Intesis website to check if the HVAC system you want to integrate has a specific IntesisBox or is compatible with the universal IntesisBox. Their ebsite will have the most upto date information about supported models. If you are unsure if you HVAC system is supported please contact Intesis support (support@intesis.com) and they will advise if you HVAC system is supported and what model IntesisBox you need to purchase At the time of writing this Intesis have specific bus based IntesisBox make/models for Daikin Domestic line Daikin Sky and VRV lines Fuji Electric Domestic Lines Fujitsu Domestic and VRF lines General Domestic and VRF lines LG Domestic LG VRF Lines Mitsubishi Electric Domestic, MR Slim and City lines Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FD and Hypermulti lines Panasonic ecoi and paci lines Panasonic etherea domestic lines Samsung VRF linese Sanyo ecoi and paci lines Toshiba Commercial and VRF lines At the time of writing this Intesis's universal infra red IntesisBox supports the following make/models Acson Aermec Aircool Airlin Airwell Alpicair Argoclima Balupunkt Carrier Daikin Daitsu Delonghi Dolphin Emmeti Electra Friedrich Fujitsu Fuji Electric General Gree Hiyasu Kaysun LG Midea Mitsubishi Electric Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mundoclima New Pol Panasonic Samsung Samui Tadiran TCL Toshiba Vaillant Can i control fan direction with this? Yes our driver allows for up/down and left/right vane control. This is accessible under the Extras Tab. Can i do schedule the HVAC system using this? Yes our driver has built in presets and scheduling. Where can i purchase this module? Intesis sells the IntesisBox in over 90 countries. They mainly sell direct. The product has regulatory compliance for Europe, US, Canada and Australia. If you have any sales enquiries please contact Intesis Sales directly via their website or via email (sales@intesis.com) Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? This driver requires functionality that is only available in OS 2.7. As such this driver will not work in earlier versions of Control4 OS. 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.
  16. Shairbridge driver only interacts with shairbridge on the controller. It does not add integration of other airplay devices.
  17. Our driver does on/off and dimming only. I strongly suggest you test the driver out prior to purchasing a licence as i know it works with the lights built into the fans but unsure of the standalone ones.
  18. @CytexOne Dan Hey Dan, FYI The Chat is broken.
  19. I'm not sure to be honest. It should in theory.
  20. I'm not sure. I do know that they made a driver recently. Most likely because its now an official driver rather than made by 3rd party developers and/or dealers. Anyway call tech support up.
  21. Control4 Australia Technical Support have created drivers for Foxtel. Give their office a call.
  22. Note if the device you are controlling requires hardware flow control it will not work since it is missing the pins.
  23. What HVAC system is it?
  24. Scheduling is dependant on the Thermostat and the Thermostat driver. If your driver doesn't support scheduling then you won't have a scheduling tab in the thermostat driver.