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    alanchow got a reaction from eggzlot in Chowmain - TP-Link Wifi Smart Home Driver Suite   
    The driver is compatible with these UK TP-Link smart home devices (which is all plugs and bulbs available in the UK)
    LB100 LB110 LB120 LB130 HS100 HS110 The driver allows for ON and OFF commands.  Just be mindful that if you power cycle something network related that connects Control4 to the HS300 (ie switch or access point) it won't turn it back on.  If the modem is not in that routing path then it should be ok in theory.  Note this is nothing to do with the driver.
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    alanchow got a reaction from sonic30101 in Chowmain - TP-Link Wifi Smart Home Driver Suite   
    UPDATE
    This driver suite now supports the following models.
    HS107 Dual Outlet - MSRP $39.99 HS300 Power Strip with energy monitoring - MSRP $79.99 I am exceptionally fond of the HS300 power strip as they are so versitile.  It is bang for buck in comparison to other similar solutions.  Throw it behind a TV or inside a rack and you get 6 controllable outlets with energy monitoring.  The energy monitoring can be programmed with in control4 to automatically select a source or turn off a room.  This is great for non controllable devices such as playstations and xboxes where you would pick up the original gaming controller and have Control4 setup the room automatically.
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in TP-Link Wifi Power Board Integrated!   
    I am very excited by this.
    Stupidly affordable.  No more expensive PDUs Wifi based Surge Protection 6 x individually controlled outlets 3 x 2.4 amp USB ports Energy monitoring per port (used to do some pretty cool stuff in Control4). Great to throw behind a TV cabinet or inside a rack.
     
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    alanchow got a reaction from sonic30101 in Chowmain - TP-Link Wifi Smart Home Driver Suite   
    UPDATE
    This driver suite now supports the following models.
    HS107 Dual Outlet - MSRP $39.99 HS300 Power Strip with energy monitoring - MSRP $79.99 I am exceptionally fond of the HS300 power strip as they are so versitile.  It is bang for buck in comparison to other similar solutions.  Throw it behind a TV or inside a rack and you get 6 controllable outlets with energy monitoring.  The energy monitoring can be programmed with in control4 to automatically select a source or turn off a room.  This is great for non controllable devices such as playstations and xboxes where you would pick up the original gaming controller and have Control4 setup the room automatically.
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in TP-Link Wifi Power Board Integrated!   
    I am very excited by this.
    Stupidly affordable.  No more expensive PDUs Wifi based Surge Protection 6 x individually controlled outlets 3 x 2.4 amp USB ports Energy monitoring per port (used to do some pretty cool stuff in Control4). Great to throw behind a TV cabinet or inside a rack.
     
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    alanchow got a reaction from sonic30101 in Chowmain - TP-Link Wifi Smart Home Driver Suite   
    UPDATE
    This driver suite now supports the following models.
    HS107 Dual Outlet - MSRP $39.99 HS300 Power Strip with energy monitoring - MSRP $79.99 I am exceptionally fond of the HS300 power strip as they are so versitile.  It is bang for buck in comparison to other similar solutions.  Throw it behind a TV or inside a rack and you get 6 controllable outlets with energy monitoring.  The energy monitoring can be programmed with in control4 to automatically select a source or turn off a room.  This is great for non controllable devices such as playstations and xboxes where you would pick up the original gaming controller and have Control4 setup the room automatically.
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    alanchow got a reaction from Gary Leeds UK in Chowmain - Virgin Media Channels driver   


    Chowmain - Virgin Media Channels driver
    Virgin Media Limited is a British company which provides telephone, television and internet services in the United Kingdom 
    The Chowmain Virgin Media Channels driver is designed to replace the existing RF_CABLE cloud driver to automatically get the latest channels from Virgin Media including channel numbers, names, icons, currently playing information and more. 
    Features
    Updates data every 10 minutes - Channel Numbers, Channel Names, Channel Logos + Currently playing data for each channel including synopsis, duration, ratings for each channel.  Ability to choose channel logo or now playing artwork for browse view  Ability to turn off synopsis for quicker playback  Selects the first unused Virgin Media box available in that particular room or if a Virgin Media box is in use in that room will send the channel to that box.  Programatically select a channel for playback in a particular room.  FAQ 

    Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? 
    Channel surfing is now easier than ever with Control4.  Programatically select a channel. Tie the programming to a keypad on the wall, schedule or more.  What Virgin Media driver will this work with? 
    This driver has been tested to work on the following navigators 
    Onscreen Navigator  SR-250  SR-260  T3  MyHomePC  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 

    Do you provide trial licences? 
    All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial. 

     
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    alanchow reacted to msgreenf in Thankful sale   
    As Greenfield Solutions wraps up our 2nd full year in business I have a lot to be thankful for. To that end I am having a thankful sale. Purchase any driver from me and get free installation until Friday Nov 23 11:59pm. This is for all drivers I can sell.
     
    Message me for details
     
    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
     
     
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in inconsistant work schedule   
    If you have a T3 touchscreen this is the most elegant solution that can fire preprogrammed macro / events
    https://www.chowmainsoft.com/scheduler-control4-driver

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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in inconsistant work schedule   
    If you have a T3 touchscreen this is the most elegant solution that can fire preprogrammed macro / events
    https://www.chowmainsoft.com/scheduler-control4-driver

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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in New Fire TV driver   
    Here is the knowledgebase article for dealers.
    https://dealer.control4.com/dealer/knowledgebase/article/2314
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in New Fire TV driver   
    Here is the knowledgebase article for dealers.
    https://dealer.control4.com/dealer/knowledgebase/article/2314
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in Thermostat Scheduling   
    I haven't used the Nest thermostat driver but i have integrated ALOT of thermostats into Control4 and can tell you that it is upto the developer to implement scheduling into the driver.  They may have chosen not to implement scheduling for some reason which could mainly be due to incompatilibities between the thermostat scheduling and Control4 scheduling.
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    alanchow reacted to eggzlot in Kodi integration   
    Video storm ip dongle and driver and you can have 1 way integration easily
    add Alan’s kodi driver and you have 2 way integration. 
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    alanchow got a reaction from rolldog in Energy Meters   
    What i am saying and what Saturn is saying is exactly the same.
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    alanchow reacted to Cyknight in Is there an upper size limit for a NAS + Contorl4?   
    The 2Tb limit is for external drives hooked directly up to a controller via USB or eSata, and has no bearing on NAS drivers.
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    alanchow got a reaction from videostorm in Need faster Fire TV gui / menu control in C4?   
    Context menu in Kodi is 'c'
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in Chowmain - Android Driver for Control4   
    Eric i have emailed you in private to keep most of this out of public view but i will however correct some misconceptions.
    Driver development is niche.  I am not sure how much your time is worth however given the market cap for control systems is vastly smaller than the market cap for normal android / ios development we have to set a price point where we can still profit (or at least break even) with the sale a minimum of 100 to 150 licences.
    This usually takes anywhere between 1 to 2 years on average depending on the product.
    As discussed there is a market cap of around 8000 Control4 systems deployed every month.  This is a perfect scenario if everyone were to purchase licences which they will never do.
    Currently the main solution for control over android boxes is by a manufacturer called Videostorm called the IRUSB.  This device utilises USB-HID to inject keypresses without requiring root access (you just buy the hardware, install the app from Google playstore or amazon's store and off you go).
    Anyway i hope that clears things up.  This product/driver has been dead for some time now (since Android 4) so it will be nice to resurrect the driver to give our customers some choice.
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in Chowmain - Android Driver for Control4   
    Eric i have emailed you in private to keep most of this out of public view but i will however correct some misconceptions.
    Driver development is niche.  I am not sure how much your time is worth however given the market cap for control systems is vastly smaller than the market cap for normal android / ios development we have to set a price point where we can still profit (or at least break even) with the sale a minimum of 100 to 150 licences.
    This usually takes anywhere between 1 to 2 years on average depending on the product.
    As discussed there is a market cap of around 8000 Control4 systems deployed every month.  This is a perfect scenario if everyone were to purchase licences which they will never do.
    Currently the main solution for control over android boxes is by a manufacturer called Videostorm called the IRUSB.  This device utilises USB-HID to inject keypresses without requiring root access (you just buy the hardware, install the app from Google playstore or amazon's store and off you go).
    Anyway i hope that clears things up.  This product/driver has been dead for some time now (since Android 4) so it will be nice to resurrect the driver to give our customers some choice.
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in Chowmain - Android Driver for Control4   
    Eric i have emailed you in private to keep most of this out of public view but i will however correct some misconceptions.
    Driver development is niche.  I am not sure how much your time is worth however given the market cap for control systems is vastly smaller than the market cap for normal android / ios development we have to set a price point where we can still profit (or at least break even) with the sale a minimum of 100 to 150 licences.
    This usually takes anywhere between 1 to 2 years on average depending on the product.
    As discussed there is a market cap of around 8000 Control4 systems deployed every month.  This is a perfect scenario if everyone were to purchase licences which they will never do.
    Currently the main solution for control over android boxes is by a manufacturer called Videostorm called the IRUSB.  This device utilises USB-HID to inject keypresses without requiring root access (you just buy the hardware, install the app from Google playstore or amazon's store and off you go).
    Anyway i hope that clears things up.  This product/driver has been dead for some time now (since Android 4) so it will be nice to resurrect the driver to give our customers some choice.
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    alanchow got a reaction from msgreenf in KODI Leia and Chowmain KODI LITE Driver   
    Kodi depricated any commands that change settings (including changing button states) via the HTTP API.  Ironically we changed to the HTTP from the JSON-RPC because the JSON-RPC gets stuck when changing user profiles.
    As Mitch mentions we don't make changes to our drivers until it gets closer to release (we have been burnt in the past).  Once RC builds are released we will update the driver.
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    alanchow got a reaction from Ale Quiroga in Chowmain - TP-Link Wifi Smart Home Driver Suite   


    Chowmain - TP-Link Wifi Smart Home Driver Suite
    Chowmain has integrated the range of TP-Link Wifi based Smart Home products into Control4 with two way control and feedback.  This provides easy to retrofit solutions for outlet control, inwall switch control and also LED bulb control.  The hardware is extremely affordable with outlets starting at $24.99 MSRP, bulbs at $19.99 MSRP, light switches at $39.99 MSRP and power strips at $79.99 MSRP.  It definately adds value to any Control4 installation.
    Outlets / Power Strips
    Control4 supplies the wireless outlet switch that makes any household plug-in device, like lamps, appliances and electronics part of the Control4 system by turning a standard outlet into a smart outlet.
    Unfortunately this device is not available to the majority of the world as it only supports 120VAC voltage for US plug type devices.
    Introducing the tp-link HSXXX series of Wi-Fi smart plugs. It has plug types and regulatory compliance for the majority of the world and is extremely affordable. This WiFi based power outlet supports up to 10amps and can be easily integrated into the Control4 home automation system using the Chowmain TP-Link HSXXX driver.
    The HS110 & HS300 versions can be utilised for energy monitoring and management using our driver and Control4.  It can also be useful for device health monitoring and also for automatic selection of manually controlled AV devices like Playstation 4’s, Xbox One’s and the Nintendo Switch.
    Features
    Automatic Discovery Self Healing on IP Address change Abilty to connect driver to outlet light or relay device drivers which in turn allows you to view the correct icon on navigator interface or even eliminate standby power on AV based devices. Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming Ability to monitor and manage energy using insight based switches. Ability to use energy monitoring in HS110/HS300 outlets for automatic selection and room off of Playstation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and other manually controlled devices On/Off feedback from the device.  Bulbs
    Control4 have provided a variety of lighting solutions for circuit level control.  They have yet to offer an easy to install solution for lamps or individual lights.  The TP-Link solves this problem with their affordable range of Wifi bulbs.  These wifi bulbs can be dimmed, the color temperature can be changed to suit the customer's lifestyle (eg warmer white vs cooler white) and the hue color bulbs can be used for various functionality including notifications via colors (eg flash red and blue to alert the customer).
    Features
    Automatic Discovery Self Healing on IP Address change Automatically hide Color, Saturation and temperature depending on the bulb type. Ability to change modes between Color Temp and Hue Allows control and feedback over Brightness Hue Saturation Color Temp Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming Preset Level and Click Ramp Rate Support FAQ 

    What hardware will this work on? 
    This driver will work for the following devices. 
    Bulbs
    LB100 LB110 LB120 LB130 LB200 LB230 Outlets / Power Strips
    HS100 HS103 HS105 HS107 HS110 HS300 Wall Switches
    HS200 It may also work with other models of the TP-Link smart home products but they are untested.

    Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? 
    In Australia we do not have access to the Control4 outlet switch. As such we cannot easily integrate floor lamps, bedside table lights, fans, electric heaters, towel rails, etc easily. This driver fills in the gap to integrate these devices into the Control4 system.  This driver allows connection to the Control4 outlet light driver and any relay based binding. As such you can get the correct icon on your navigator and also bind it to your AV device to minimise standby power.  This driver can also detect power usage statistics from the HS110 outlet. This can be useful for programming energy management based actions.  This driver allows connection to any Control4 keypad for ease of use programming.  On HS110/HS300 outlets you can turn on your Xbox One, Playstation 4 or Nintendo Switch using their controller and have Control4 automatically turn on the system to the right inputs. Turn off the console using the console's controller or power button and have Control4 automatically turn the room off.  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. 

     

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    alanchow got a reaction from sonic30101 in Simple Control   
    I find it funny how many companies confuse app based universal remote controls with automation.
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    alanchow reacted to MarcBillings in Chowmain- Blackdove Streaming Video Art driver (FREE)   
    Thank you Alan and the Chowmain team on delivering our Control4 integration on time, on budget and working great.   
    We look forward to working with your team and Control4 channel moving forward to bring Blackdove to market. 
    Marc Billings, CEO
    marc@blackdove.com
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    alanchow got a reaction from dcovach in Control4 & Sky Q Compatibility   
    This is not needed.  We migrated all extra vegetables and houselogix drivers along with Mac addresses to driverCentral.
    it will automatically be associated to the project token generated from driverCentral upon check in.
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