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  1. Well, it would make more sense if you called it by the right name. It's the ZAP Coordinator, not ZigBee Coordinator. It's a ZAP too, but it's the 'master' ZAP. Really, it's just the first ZAP. In fact, in a one controller installation, ALL you have is ZigBee Server and ZAP Coordinator on the one controller. You cannot have a C4 ZigBee network without the ZAP Coordinator.
  2. No, a dealer only has access to systems listed under his dealer account. If a customer unchecks the box to allow remote access, no one has access to their system remotely. If you need service, check the box, let him in, then un-check it after.
  3. This is exactly how every company operates. You have a way to opt out of communications.
  4. This is the page he's talking about when the customer.control4.com account was created.
  5. Google doesn't want to dominate home automation, Google wants to sell advertising through its channels. Google has no desire to make a ZigBee Access Point when it can make Google Home and simply interface with a ZAP.
  6. Control4 doesn't need ports forwarded. DON'T FORWARD PORTS. I'm on Comcast with their router and my system works perfectly. Try to disable SIG ALG.
  7. Agreed. I would love to see Alexa built into the C4 touch screens.
  8. They did fix at least one issue with ShairBridge and I've heard it's a lot better, but there is still an outstanding bug requiring some action by Apple, I believe.
  9. I can't imagine how awful it would be to browse through Netflix looking and looking and looking for something to watch using only voice commands. "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." "Alexa, send down to Fire TV." I think I made my point.
  10. There's no dynamic switching of controllers for the OSD, though. If controller 1 is in use, C4 can't just call controller 2 for the OSD. The call for the OSD is routed to a controller through a binding. Even with the EA line, you can have 2 rooms' OSD connection bound to the same controller. They will pull up in each room if there's a video path, but if room 1 is on the OSD and room 2 calls for it, it takes over the session and displays it for room 2.
  11. It depends on the dimming requirements for the LED lighting, the lighting load total wattage, and the firmware on those dimmer. The TDIM1 is only reverse-phase dimming. The LDZ-101 is only forward-phase dimming. Some LED loads support forward-phase dimming, but most are reverse-phase. Adding up your lighting load total wattage, the minimum load on the TDIM must be higher than 10W. Both of those dimmers were released years ago, and natively were on Embernet firmware (not ZigBee Pro). To update the firmware to ZigBee Pro requires a HC-class controller on OS 1.8 through 2.5.3 (no higher). If you're paying a dealer for time to go through the hassle of updating the firmware, a current dimmer is probably worth the money.