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  2. Chowmain - Control By Web Driver Set ControlByWeb manufactures IP based monitoring and control devices that provide various inputs and outputs such as relays, digital inputs, analog inputs, 1-wire bus for monitoring of temperature & humidity, etc. Chowmain has integrated the X-310 and X-320 ControlByWeb devices into Control4 to expose their IO's for various integration requirements. X-310 Features 4 x relay outputs 4 x sensor inputs - NOTE – Control4 polls the sensors. As such it may take upto 5 seconds for the input to respond. Do not use the inputs if timing is crucial. Exposes values to variables for programming Last Poll Time Serial Number Onboard Timestamp Internal Temperature Memory Power Up Flag Device Power Up Flag Power Loss Counter Input 1 State Input 2 State Input 3 State Input 4 State Relay 1 State Relay 2 State Relay 3 State Relay 4 State High Time 1 High Time 2 Raw Count 1 Raw Count 2 Voltage Input Voltage Input Alarm Units Sensor 1 Temp Sensor 2 Temp Sensor 3 Temp Sensor 4 Temp Sensor 1 Alarm Sensor 2 Alarm Sensor 3 Alarm Sensor 4 Alarm Count 1 Count 2 Extra Variable 0 Extra Variable 1 Extra Variable 2 Extra Variable 3 Programming Actions Ability to clear memory flag Ability to clear device flag Ability to clear power loss counter X-320 Features 2 x Configurable GPIOs - Can be configured in either inputs or outputs Exposes values to variables for programming Last Poll Time Serial Number Onboard Timestamp Internal Temperature Internal Voltage Memory Power Up Flag Device Power Up Flag Power Loss Counter IO1 State IO2 State IO1 Direction IO2 Direction High Time 1 High Time 2 Raw Count 1 Raw Count 2 Rate 1 Rate 2 Raw Frequency Frequency Frequency Alarm Analog 1 State Analog 2 State Analog 3 State Analog 4 State Analog 1 Alarm Analog 2 Alarm Analog 3 Alarm Analog 4 Alarm Units Sensor 1 Temp Sensor 2 Temp Sensor 3 Temp Sensor 4 Temp Sensor 5 Temp Sensor 6 Temp Sensor 1 Alarm Sensor 2 Alarm Sensor 3 Alarm Sensor 4 Alarm Sensor 5 Alarm Sensor 6 Alarm Extra Variable 0 Extra Variable 1 Extra Variable 2 Extra Variable 3 Programming Actions Ability to clear memory flag Ability to clear device flag Ability to clear power loss counter FAQ What can i use this for? These products are good for adding additional contacts, relays, temperature sensors and other analog sensors that are not native to Control4. What models will this work for? We have currently integrated the X-310 and X-320 models. We have a X-332 on order so we will be adding that to this driver licence shortly. We are looking at integrating other models as well so if you have one let us know and we'll work with you to integrate it. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download X-310 Driver Installation Guide Download X-320 Driver 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.
  3. Chowmain - Anthem STR integrated amplifier / pre-amplifier driver for Control4 (FREE) Chowmain software & apps is proud to release a FREE driver for the Anthem STR series of amplifiers and pre-amplifiers. This driver (sponsored by Anthem) provides full two way control and feedback including the ability to change presets via any Control4 navigator display (with dynamic feedback of what the preset names are and what preset is currently selected). Features include IP & RS232 control (19200 baud no flow control) Commands Volume Up/Down/Set Mute On/Off/Toggle Set Input Power On/Off Set Audio Listening Mode Set Speaker Profile Front Panel Brightness Feedback Volume Mute Power Input Speaker Profile (via navigator) Audio Listening Mode (Surround Mode in composer) For more information about the driver and to download please click on the link below. https://www.chowmainsoft.com/anthem-str-control4-driver
  4. alanchow

    Chowmain- Anthem STR two way driver (FREE)

    No problems. Thank Anthem for sponsoring it. Check out the speaker profiles! It is dynamically imported in so the name will always be correct. Also it will always tell you which one is currently selected as well for the current input. We used the Media Service Proxy for this and it works really well on all navigators including the SR-260.
  5. Chowmain - Event Logging Driver The Control4 Home Automation system has built in logs in the form of debug logs. Unfortunately these logs are used by multiple devices and drivers and have alot on information in it that can be confusing. Sometimes you just want to log if a light turns on or when the security system has been armed. Chowmain has developed a simple to use event logging driver that stores programmed actions in a file stored on the controller. This file can be accessed via an inbuilt web page, via the file share or viewed on any Control4 onscreen, touchscreen or mobile/tablet based user interfaces Features Program an action to log an event and/or variable change. Each log has the time and date. File is accessible via a file share or via a web page. Log upto 2mb of content Access logs remotely using 4sight and Control4's IOS/Android applications Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? This driver is useful in the following situations and much more. * Logging activity in the home. Eg when motion is sensed, lights turn on/off, doors open/close, security system armed/disarmed. * Troubleshooting problematic systems – Eg for systems that turn on automatically for no reason * Monitoring system reboots – Eg programming OnProjectLoaded to see when the system has restarted. * Combine with Free Chowmain Ping driver to monitor internet and device outages. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? *Since Extra Vegetables provides a free trial licence for every customer you can essentially use this driver to troubleshoot problematic systems during the trial period. We encourage this usage and deem it extremely useful. If you still want to keep logging afterwards buy a licence. What hardware will this work on? This driver will work on all Control4 controllers capable of running OS versions 2.2 onwards. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Information Sheet 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.
  6. Chowmain - Sky+HD / SkyQ / Sky Q Mini for Control4 Sky is a British satellite broadcast service provider. Chowmain has developed an IP based driver that provides control over UK based Sky set top boxes. This IP driver eliminates the need to attach infra red emitters to the set top box and is compatible with the Sky+ HD, Sky Q and Sky Q mini boxes. On top of IP control the driver also provides automatic channel media list updates for Control4. This ensures that the channel listing on Control4's user interface is always upto date with the latest channels for that particular region. Features No more IR buds 3-10 times faster than IR control Channel selection from navigator Automatic Channel list update - Always have upto date channels on your Control4 navigator. Never be effected by channel number changes or when Sky adds or removes a channel again. Select your region and have all the Sky channels automatically import periodically for your area. Select your period (Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly) or you can also manually update via programming action (tie it to a custom button or experience button). FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?? No more IR buds means no more IR bleeding and accidentally bud knocks. Speed up control over your customer's sky set top box. Your customer's sky media list will always be upto date with all the channels for their particular region. What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running OS 2.6 or later and with the following sky boxes. Sky+ HD Sky Q Sky Q Silver Sky Q Mini 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.
  7. Chowmain - Plex Full Plex is a centralized home media playback system with a powerful central server (Plex Media Server) that streams its media to many Plex player Apps which can reside on a number of devices from Roku, Amazon Fire TV, HTPC’s, mobile devices and even Smart TV’s. The Server is available on many platforms like Windows, OS X, and many flavors of Linux, as well as many NAS devices. The Chowmain Plex Full driver is one of the only Control4 drivers to have full library integration including Movies, TV Shows, Music and photo browsing/searching/playback and can be used to control Plex on various platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Sony Android TV’s (FY15 up), Dedicated HTPC’s running Plex Home Theater or Plex Media Player. This complete solution provides the consumer will seamless playback of content from any Control4 interface including SR-250/SR-260, Onscreen Navigator, Touchscreens, IPhone/Android based Navigators and more. This driver will only work on Control4 OS 2.7 and above. Features Ability to browse/search/playback Movies, TV Episodes, Music & Photos from any Plex client/server with cover art including local or remote servers. Ability to browse content by recently added, recently aired, recently viewed and more. Ability to resume movies or tv episodes from where you have left off. Ability to program any event in Control4 to trigger playback. Eg keypad on the wall, security system disarm, motion sensor trigger. Ability to automatically turn the room on upon playback. This is good for dedicated Plex systems where you might want to send playback of content from your mobile device or tablet to your TV. Two way feedback for client state (Play, Pause, Stop, Playing Video, Playing Music, Playing Photo, In Navigation) Can be setup for any Plex Client including Plex Home Theater, Plex Media Player, Plex for Roku, Plex for Amazon Fire TV and Plex for /Android TV's. Ability to launch Plex on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. Upon media playback the driver will launch Plex on the device, wait for it to startup and then start playback. Support for Sky Now TV and Telstra TV boxes (Roku rebadged boxes). Ability to return to the Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Sony TV drivers upon exiting Plex. Makes the experience seamless. Ability to return to onscreen navigator on playback ended. This is great if you want to hide Plex’s interface and use Control4 only. Ability to switch users. This allows for content restriction based upon username/passcode. Limit children to G rated content only. This also allows multiple family members to resume playback from different spots. Frequently Asked Questions I'm confused which Plex driver should i be using? A while ago we created the Plex Home Theater driver and Plex Media Player driver. These drivers utilised the older Control4 media player interface which could only handle movie integration. Back in August 2015 we released Kodi Full. This driver utilised a new method to display content on Control4’s devices. We decided that we would improve on our Plex driver’s by doing something similar and have named it to match our Kodi Full driver. Plex Home Theater is still an excellent driver and may do everything that you want. Plex Full however is superior to Plex Home Theater and the development time period reflects that. Do i need to the Plex Media Server driver as well? No additional drivers are required to operate Plex Full. Please read the installation PDF to get an understanding on how the driver works and how to set it up. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Browse/search/playback movies, tv shows, music, photos from Plex.on any Control4 user interface including touchscreens, onscreens, smart phones, tablets and remote controls. Resume content that you have started watching from where you left off from a different Plex client. Complete your media playing solution by pairing our driver with a Roku or an Amazon Fire TV. Both devices can utilise streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu. With our driver installed the customer will now be able to browse/search/playback any of his own personal content on the system. Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. This driver provides two way feedback on what media you're consuming and what the state of the media player is. It will tell you when the movie is playing, paused, stopped or if it is a video, photo, song or if it is in navigation. This information is useful for customising your lighting and environment to suit your customer's requirements. Start a movie on your tablet and then cast it to your theater to have your theater automatically turn on. Fall asleep at the TV? The driver will automatically turn the room off once the movie has finished after a period of time. Setup a button on your onwall keypad to start playback of you or your family’s favourite movie. One touch playback. Great for kids. Limit the content your children can watch to G or PG-13 rated content by using User/Pin codes. What hardware will this work on? This driver has been tested on Roku (including Telstra TV and Sky Now TV variants), Amazon Fire TV, Sony FY15 Android TV’s, Plex Home Theater (OSX/Windows), Plex Media Player (OSX/Windows). If you choose to use it on any other platform you do so at your own risk. It should work however you will find the problem is launching into the application on the platform of choice. It is recommended that prior to purchasing this driver you utilise the free 48 hour trial period for testing. NOTE: Amazon Fire TV OS 5 and above currently has a bug which do not allow multiple ADB connections simulataneously. If you chose to utilize the the Fire TV with OS 5.0 and above then you cannot add in the official Control4 Amazon Fire TV driver. This is due to a single connection limitation for ADB. You can however utilize the Houselogix Amazon Fire TV driver as it will launch Plex for us. Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? We utilise methods exposed only to the Control4 OS 2.7 Driverworks software development kit. It will not work with any lower versions of OS. I want to try this driver out before buying it? 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. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website 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. Do you have any videos of it in action? Yes we do. See link below for a video we made previewing the driver. Preview video
  8. alanchow

    Chowmain - Plex Full Driver for Control4

    At this stage Plex Full does not have the IRUSB code built in. As such we cannot launch Plex programatically. It is on my todo list but at this stage we are looking at minimum September before i can do this update. If however you keep Plex open it will work.
  9. 2/3 of all systems have been updated. If your driver is of version 20180613 then it is updated. If it hasn't then it probably still hasn't checked in yet.
  10. I managed to replicate your issue and fix it. I have pushed out an update to all effected systems. No action is required. You should be fixed by the time you read this message.
  11. alanchow

    houselogix client MAC address

    Thanks for the reference. There is no need to include that driver. We developed our own image host which we provide at no additional cost. This is built into our pushover driver. Just type in the URL of the image and select local and it will do the rest.
  12. Recluse AV – Trial Licences for all drivers One of the most commonly asked questions from dealers and customers is 'do we have trial driver licences'. This has become more and more frequent as the number of our dealers increase. As such we here at Recluse AV have introduced a 48 hour trial licence to their range of drivers. This is also useful for scenario's where you need a licence straight away however our team is unavailable (we're usually sleeping when you USA guys are awake). So feel free to try out any of our drivers that you have been eyeing. Phone Notify - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=15073 Command Fusion Hardware - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=14948 XBMC - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=14405 Oppo BDP-10X - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=13417 ME Design PC-10 - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=13496 Text to speech - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=11568 POP3 - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=12905 SMTP - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=11447 Plex - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=12534 Boxee Box - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=12022 PS Audio Powerplay - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=11781 Ness/Elk M1 - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=11026 Bang & Olufsen MLGW - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=11213 eKey Biometrics - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=11420 Digitalview DRR-2T - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=9833 Virtual 6 Button Keypad - http://www.c4forums.com/viewtopic.php?id=9930
  13. alanchow

    Recluse AV - Trial Driver Licences

    This is incorrect. I do not own recluseav IP. Ekey from my understanding have made their own so contact ekey
  14. That is a massive redesign of the driver. When I first designed it I actually meant to make this the lite driver and to make a full driver with account features. I still would like to do it but it would take quite a bit of work.
  15. Rebooting controller won’t do it as you need to refresh navigator. navigator caches driver information when you do a refresh navigator. This makes loading navigator faster after the initial load.
  16. after it has updated you need to refresh navigator.
  17. We have had Control4 EMEA test this over the past few days. It will be launched in the next few hours.
  18. alanchow

    driverworks popup

    I can’t day off the top of my head. Will need to take a look at the driverworks documentation
  19. alanchow

    2n relay

    You can utilise our relay to light driver for this https://www.chowmainsoft.com/relay-to-light/
  20. alanchow

    driverworks popup

    The only proxy that allows something like that is the media service proxy.
  21. Final testing. Works with iOS, Android, T3, Onscreen, MyHome PC, SR-260
  22. Sneak peak of something i'm working on. Should be released next week.
  23. alanchow

    houselogix client MAC address

    Not all drivers were migrated to driverCentral. Only drivers written by Cinegration, Chowmain & Domosapians (which accounted for about 60% of drivers). Push Notify is a driver written by @seth_j. His driver isn't on driverCentral but on blackwire designs. He can advise.
  24. alanchow

    houselogix client MAC address

    All licences purchased are owned by the customer not the dealer. We can migrate a licence regardless of what dealer is associated. You can do this by submitting a ticket or phoning our support desk at driverCentral with the licence code.
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