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alanchow

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  1. If you place it under services it'll be available in all rooms. If you place it under watch/listen/comfort/security then it will be for that specific room.
  2. Hi guys, We have just performed a major update to our Advanced Custom Buttons driver for Control4 (http://www.c4forums.com/topic/14489-chowmain-advanced-custom-buttons-driver-app/). This driver has now been extended to support HTML5 based web browsers. This includes IOS safari/chrome, Android Chrome, PC/MAC/Linux Chrome/Safari and more. The web view works on HTML5 Canvas with AJAX. This means that not only can you use the inbuilt webpage for control / feedback but you can also directly fire commands via HTTP GET commands using 3rd party scripts/applications
  3. Chowmain - Yeelight Wifi RGB LED Lighting driver for Control4 Yeelight manufactures a range of affordable Wifi controlled LED lighting products. The range consists of dimmable RGB, White and strip based LED lighting. These products do not need a hub like other wireless lighting products and integrate directly into Control4 with Chowmain’s Yeelight driver. This two way driver allows do dim the light, change the color of the light, change the color temperature of the light and more. Features Two way control/feedback. Instant feedback if LED controlled from another application. Automatic Discovery of Yeelight Self Healing on change of IP Address Automatically hide RGB and/or Color Temperature’s from Navigator on model detection. Change RGB color via navigator Change Brightness via navigator Change Color temperature via navigator Program color flows from Composer Advanced Lighting Scene Support FAQ Why is this better than other RGB solutions? This is an extremely affordable solution (starting from $20) which does not require an additional hub to operate. We have full control over pretty much every function including color, temperature, brightness and even color flows. We have instantaneous two way feedback. If the customer uses the original application Control4 gets the change immediately. Where can I purchase this product from? Yeelight can be purchased from Amazon and other online retailers in both 220v and 110v formats. Yeelight Website What hardware does this support? This supports the wifi range of Yeelight products. At the time of writing this includes the RGB bulb, Mono Bulb, Desk Lamp and RGB strip based LED lighting. 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 can be purchased from our distributor driverCentral. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? We have two support desks. One in Australia and one in the US. Click on the link below for details. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial.
  4. Chowmain - Advanced Announcements Driver

    That isn't really the delay. The delay is in actually playing the announcement through Control4's announcement agent. Generation and downloading of the files is usually less than a second. If you require speedy playback of announcements my recommendation is to utilise our driver with Sonos or with an always on Kodi system.
  5. Chowmain - Advanced Announcements Driver The Control4 Home Automation system has the ability to play audio announcements through the audio outputs on its controllers and speaker points. These announcements can play back any file encoded in a wav format. Traditionally these announcements have been used for doorbells and pre-recorded messages. Chowmain’s Advanced Announcements driver expands the announcement agent by providing integration with web based text to speech engines. This gives you futuristic dynamically generated voice notifications over your Control4 system without any additional hardware. We recently updated our driver to now support voice recording via a built in HTML5 web server. You can now browse the page using your firefox or chrome browser on windows, linux, mac or android operating systems and record your voice and send it to Control4 Features Ability to record voice via a compatible web browser and playback through Control4 straight away.Dynamic text to speech generationAbility to speak the timeAbility to speak the dateAbility to inject variablesCurrently supports 3 text to speech engines with multiple languages, voices, speed and pitchSpeechUtil.comVoiceRSS.orgiSpeech.orgPlay Online File command. This helps get around the 10mb Control4 announcement agent restriction by downloading files only on demand only and also allow integrators to implement online or local text to speech services not included in this driver.Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Reading out the time and date to the blind eg “the time currently is 10:00am”.Notifying you about how many times your phone has rung whilst you were out. eg “Whilst you were out you received 3 phone calls”.Notifying you about how many times your doorbell has been pressed whilst you were out. eg “Whilst you were out your doorbell was pressed twice”.Notifying you about the weather forecast for the day eg “The weather forecast for today is late showers with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 13 degrees”.Notifying you about the current energy usage. eg “Your house is currently using 4.5 kilowatts hours”.Page a person throughout your home or office using the built in PA system functionality.Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? This driver has the ability to use any variable from within a Control4 system. That means any 3rd party driver variable can be spoken in your announcement. From energy consumption to weather information the uses are endless.This driver will be useful for the blind. Getting notifications on their environment will greatly assist with their daily lives. What do the voices sound like? There are so many voices that it is hard to post samples of them all. We recommend you visit the engine websites to give it a try (SpeechUtil.com, VoiceRSS.org, iSpeech.org) prior to installation. Here is one we geneated earlier. Voice RSS Sample What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running oS 2.6 or later. Note that the audio output of the controller needs to be connected up to an amplification device such as a receiver. What happens when the text to speech engine API changes? The beautiful thing about the houselogix auto-update feature is that driver updates can be pushed out to systems. No dealer intervention needed. Rest assured that should any of these services change their API we will update the driver to match. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Slick Download 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. http://support.houselogix.com/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.
  6. Our driver doesn't automatically add drivers in. You must have accidently added two in.
  7. You need to use the Yeelight app not the Xiaomi app.
  8. Chowmain - Oppo Bluray Player Driver

    Just wanted to give you an update. Your dealer reached out to us on Monday. Dylan has been assisting but they have escalated to us and we are assisting your dealer.
  9. Chowmain - Oppo Bluray (ALL MODELS) Oppo Bluray players provide an unmatched A/V experience to home theater enthusiasts. Drawing from over a decade’s worth of experience in advanced imaging processing technology and high fidelity audio performance, the Oppo Bluray players are the ideal source to complete the ultimate home theater and sound room. The Chowmain Oppo Bluray driver for Control4 provides the most advanced 2 way feedback and control over your Oppo bluray player for Control4. Create the perfect automated media experience for your customer by providing automated control over projection modes, room lighting, automated audio device startup and/or video device startup and more with our easy to use solution. Features Full two way feedback. Automatically turn on the room based on the type of disc in the player. Eg it will turn on the receiver only if it detects an audio disc however if it detects a video disc it will also turn on the TV. Automatically turn off the room when you press the physical power off button Custom defined buttons for non intuitive buttons Play, Pause, Stop feedback Disk Tray Open, Close, Empty and Loading feedback Disc Type (Bluray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, CDDA, HDCD, VCD, SVCD, DATA) detection feedback Audio Type (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM, MPEG Audio, CD Audio) detection feedback In Home Menu & Menu Menu feedback Source Resolution feedback Output Resolution feedback Repeat (Chapter, Title, All, Off) Actions Random Actions Shuffle Actions Set HDMI output resolution Actions Set HDR Actions Set Output TV Signal Actions OSD Position Actions Time Information Display Actions FAQ What hardware will this work on? This driver will work for the following models. It may also work with future models. BDP-83 BDP-93 BDP-95 BDP-103 BDP-103D BDP-105 BDP-105D BDT-101CI UDP-203 Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Automatically start up the receiver when the user puts in an audio disc. Automatically start up the tv/projector and receiver when the user puts in a video disc. Automatically dim lights when the movie starts playing. Automatically raise the lights when the movie pauses or stops. Automatically turn the whole AV system off when the user presses the physical power off button on the unit. Program different projection modes.based on resolution feedback. Change receiver settings when different audio types is detected. Utilise the awesome built in DAC for audiophiles. Control the volume of the Oppo directly with two way feedback. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. 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.
  10. Nvidia Shield and Plex

    yeah we got Kodi updated but had to hold off on Plex for a bit due to contractual commitments to manufacturers & home automation companies.
  11. Nvidia Shield and Plex

    We are actually in the process of integrating the @videostorm IRUSB dongle into our Plex Full driver. What this means is that you can use the shield normally using IP based control but whats even cooler is that you can at any time use any Control4 navigator interface to select a movie (even when Plex isn't running on the Shield) and the driver will launch the Plex app on the shield and will start playing the movie (tv show, etc).
  12. VideoStorm's IRUSB dongle works a treat.
  13. Hi guys, Made some more improvements. Driver now has feedback for firmware version so using that to determine how to communicate to the sky box. This has now been pushed out to everyone.
  14. Controlling Aircon via IR

    On top of the generic thermostat driver we also have IntesisBox integration. https://www.chowmainsoft.com/intesisbox-control4 They have a model which has IR output, IR input and room temperature sensor. https://www.intesisbox.com/en/universal-ascii-wifi-ac-is-ir-wmp-1/gateway/ Having said that your HVAC system may support direct control as well (eg daikin's ir based split systems have a port which we can communicate to). reach out to support@intesis.com with your make and model and advise you want Control4 integration and they will specify which model you should use.
  15. We reached out to @janthony6 to quote this development for him. In regards to general energy management we have a Zigbee energy management solution which integrates directly into the Control4 mesh thanks to the addition of the Control4 cluster to the stack. We are working on a new dashboard for T3 touchscreens which is due out early Q1 2018 so stay tuned for retrofit energy power monitoring / power management for Control4 Currently we have CE and RCM regulatory compliance.
  16. IRUSB: USB IR transceiver

    Without Netplay should be fine but you should really direct the question to @videostorm since they created the hardware.
  17. Smart Plug Switch suggestions

    Our driver works with the Wemo Switch Mini and can display as a lighting load in Control4's navigator with two way feedback. Has self healing on IP address changes, energy monitoring and control implemented including the ability to automatically turn on and off AV loads based off of idle and powered states plus relay bindings if you use your wemo for devices other than lights. Annex4 is @THEORY 's company. We provide 7 day trials on all of our drivers so feel free to test both drivers out and decide which one you prefer. https://annex4.link/
  18. We no longer sell via the Houselogix marketplace and as such we cannot maintain any houselogix versions. You will need to upgrade to the driverCentral version. As its the weekend note that you'll have to wait until Monday when driverCentral staff return to the office.
  19. Chowmain - Oppo Bluray Player Driver

    we haven't had any tickets submitted about oppo in the past few days. your dealer needs to lodge tickets here http://help.drivercentral.io
  20. Firmware Q060.000.28.00L has broken our driver. Luckily i figured out the problem and it is now fixed. Those on the Houselogix version should update to driverCentral. Those on driverCentral will have theirs automatically updated on next checkin so no action needed. If you're impatient then you can download and update the driver manually.
  21. Google cast

    If you want to have the ability to cast audio then my recommendation is to get a VSSL A.6 amplifier. If i were an installer i'd be utilising these as my multichannel amps.
  22. Chowmain - Generic TCP Command Driver

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll put it on the feature request list.
  23. Chowmain - Generic TCP Command Driver Control4 allows for you to easily integrate infra red based audio/visual devices but it does not give you the ability to integrate TCP/IP based devices easily. This is where the Chowmain generic tcp command driver comes in. With customisable actions you can now easily fire off TCP or HTTP commands to any device or service contactable from your network. Features Everything is programmed from the actions tabHTTP commandsSupports URL encoded usernames, passwords and ports eg http://192.168.1.131:32400/librarySupport for HTTP GET and HTTP PostSupport for HTTPSAscii based TCP commandsDefinable IP Address, Port and CommandCommand can contain special character delimiters such as carriage returns or line feeds (eg \r\n).Ascii based UDP commandsDefinable IP Address, Port and CommandCommand can contain special character delimiters such as carriage returns or line feeds (eg \r\n).Wake-On LAN commandCan be used to wake up a sleeping or powered off device that supports wake on lan (eg computers or NAS drives).Can be used to quickly integrate devices not normally integrated within Control4’s driver wizard by adding tcp commands to their events page.Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? * This driver is useful to fire commands to shut down NAS drives, fire off camera triggers, fire off commands to your PC using event ghost. * This driver can be used to access HTTP Post services such as SMS gateways, push notification services such as prowl and pnotify.com * This driver can be used to send Wake on Lan packets to supporting computers and NAS drives to turn them on from sleep or off modes. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? * You can also create quick simple IP based AV devices by firing off commands on the AV event. Though this is not substitution for a real IP driver it allows non driverworks developers to create simple drivers for their jobs where they cannot afford to hire a driverworks developer. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download 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.
  24. We are waiting for a few additions to be implemented before releasing the new version. Note that this does not effect functionality at all and is purely visual.
  25. Thanks for notifying us. This is now fixed.
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