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. 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.
  11. Yep the fix we issued today resolves those
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Yep ducted and cassette based daikin work as well. Contact Intesis to double check which model IntesisBox you need for the unit. alternaticely our daikin skyfi driver will also work. The hardware can be retrofitted into daikin ducted and cassette based systems back dated to 2008.
  18. Yep. Coolmaster works great. Only problem is that doe smaller HVAC systems if costs about 5x the Intesis solution.
  19. The uptake on the IntesisBox driver has been going nuts since we launched it. If you would like i can recommend a Chowmain dealer who can help install the driver and get Intesis to recommend a recommended HVAC installer who can install the HVAC system and IntesisBox. That way theres no guess work. Thats not how it works. The IntesisBox provides information back to our driver and our driver reconfigures itself to match your HVAC system. It will add the available modes, fan speeds, setpoint limits and vane control configuration. Alot of these options are not available in the Control4 Thermostat. If you really must you could program the thermostat to send commands to the driver and vice versa but i personally don't think this would be a great experience.
  20. Overview The Thor SmartBrain not only protects from surges, it also filters and cleans electrical frequency noise. The filter works both ways. Stopping noise from robbing equipment performance as well as connected devices' noise contaminating power. SmartBrain entry level filter is a passive technology. Managing to cover a wider range of shielding to like competitors by “cleaning” a wider range of unwanted frequency noise. The filter works both ways. Stopping noise from robbing equipment performance as well as connected devices’ noise contaminating power. The Thor Smart Guard Remote 11 driver for Control4 allows integration of the Smart Guard Remote 11 including monitoring and control over the two controlled circuits with feedback on circuit health. Features Control & Feedback Circuit 1 – 7 x AS/NZS 3112 sockets Circuit 2 – 4 x IEC sockets Beeper control Circuit 1 & 2 – Enable or Disable Events Triggered on Circuit 1 Damaged Circuit 1 Back to Nominal State Circuit 2 Damaged Circuit 2 Back to Nominal State Circuit 1 Turned On Circuit 1 Turned Off Circuit 2 Turned On Circuit 2 Turned Off Alarm Starting to Buzz Alarm Stopped Buzzing Programming Actions Turn Circuit 1 On Turn Circuit 2 On Turn Circuit 1 Off Turn Circuit 2 Off Bindings Circuit 1 Relay Circuit 2 Relay FAQ What can i use this for? Automatically power on or off power amps and other AV equipment when Control4 requires them. Automatically power off equipment when high or low amps is detected. 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. Automatically reboot a device if it is locked up (requires Chowmain ping driver) Report damaged circuits and alarms 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 compromised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. What models will this work for? This driver will work for the RF11 R model of PDU. It may work for future models of PDU however we recommend that you utilise the trial built into the driver out prior to purchasing a licence.
  21. Was assigned to wrong plex server. If you have issues please contact us via our support page
  22. Dear C4forums Members, Let me start off by thanking everyone for supporting us throughout the years. It is thanks to you that our business has grown to what it is today.Chowmain Software & Apps is dedicated to providing dealers and consumers with the best experience for our drivers. Today we are announcing an exciting change to our business which will make it easier than ever to use Chowmain drivers.Effective immediately Chowmain Software & Apps will be handling all sales and technical support enquiries for our own drivers.We aim to provide the very best in customer satisfaction. With this change you will be able to get a better understanding of our drivers and get the highest level of support.FAQHow do i get support?Call us on +61 3 9028 6999 for support from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday Australian Eastern Standard/Daylight time.Alternatively fill out our support request form for email support and we will get back to you within 24 business hours.Do you support XYZ driver?We develop a lot of drivers but not all drivers on the Houselogix marketplace are developed by us. Some are developed by Houselogix themselves or by another 3rd party developer.For a list of drivers that we develop and support please visit our website.Where do i buy my drivers from now?Our drivers are still being distributed on the Houselogix marketplace so licence purchases and licence management will still be handled via the marketplace.
  23. Due to some changes at Houselogix we are now handling our own sales and technical support. We are still utilising them as a marketplace so purchases will still go via the Houselgix website. See link below for support contact details. https://www.chowmainsoft.com/support
  24. Yes for tablets that support LANmote.
  25. Chowmain - Android Driver The Chowmain Google Android driver is designed to primarily control Google Android Set Top Boxes. This allows you to utilise the Control4 SR-250 remote to navigate the Android operating system and control applications as you would with a normal infra red remote control. It also has the ability to mimic onscreen navigator functionality by using the Control4 application. Note that the Control4 navigator application was not designed to be used via navigational buttons and as such mouse cursor keys will need to be used. This driver also gives the ability to launch applications on first start and through any of the coloured buttons. Note that this driver requires a 3rd party application be installed and configured on a rooted android device. Features One way IP Based communicationsTransport Controls Playback Control Audio End-Point assignment for volume up/down/mute funcitonality Video End-Point assignment Launch applications from coloured buttons, on command or via programming tab SMS stype text entry via numberpad Mouse navigation emulation via number pad Frequently Asked Questions Why would i want to use an android set top box? You can use cheap Android Set Top boxes as media players using apps like XBMC, Plex, Netflix. What cool things can i do with this? You can use this set top box as an onscreen navigator. You can also play games to an certain extent (though it is advised that you utilise a bluetooth controller or an air mouse for a better gaming experience).This driver will also work on a google android tablet. Great for launching intercom, control4, skype and other useful apps on the tablet based upon doorbell presses and other events at your home. How do i use it just for launching appliations on my tablet? Simple. Just set up the driver but not connect any of the AV connections. All programming commands will still work. 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 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.