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  1. BraydonH

    Paging from T3 to audio zones

    This likely wont help you at all but if you installed a russound ComPoint Intercom System when you page the zones the ComPoint siezes the line, plays your voice through it, then gives it back to the amp to resume playing the music. It will require a Cat5e as well as the 16/4 speaker wire where you want to install the ComPoint. https://www.russound.com/products/compoint-intercom The ISK2 keypad is pretty good. For jobs that dont want to spend 6 Grand on touchscreens this is my go to. People seem to really like it, but it is no where near as cool as the T3 touchscreens. Price is right though. Hopefully C4 will let you play announcements through ceiling speakers. Seems like that could be a bit of a stretch with current hardware though.
  2. Even as a dealer i have no clue how they managed that. I figured maybe they would hit the security section then IP camera called "cable 1" for example but that almost looks like one of those new fancy HTML5 based drivers. Super cool how they put it in the watch section and it even says "please wait, booting up". You guys did a really really good job with that. Haha C4 should make a native driver like that. I am sure they would sell way more T3's, I know I could sell more T3's with a driver like that.
  3. Okay as far as functionality goes there are a few things like Wake-Up Agent, Intercom and a few others but honestly the T3 is superior in every way. Its not the way the app works, its the way the touchscreen functions. Its always on, its always connected, it doesn't need firmware updates constantly, it doesn't need an Apple ID, it just works. I have tried everything. Tablets, Wall Mounted Tablets, iPads, Wall mounted iPads, Fixed Mounts, removable mounts (launchport) and even tried the surface mount with buttons. They just don't compare to the T3. If your kid wants a tablet to view youtube and facebook, then give them their own iPad, don't try and use the wall mounted one for Control4. Actually just dont use wall mountediPads for control4 at all. Been a dealer for 7 years and it took a long, long time to get on the Control4 Touchscreen Bandwagon, I guinneapigged so many iPad solutions and at the end of the day not one of them has looked better, and not one of them has worked better. Its a really tough bill to swallow at $1400 CAD for a 10" T3, But I am certain if you had both an iPad Mini+Launchport and compared that to the T3 mounted on the wall you would use the T3 5x as much and prefer it in every way. Its hard to understand becuase it doesn't do youtube, it doesn't do facebook, technically the iPad is superior in every way on paper, but in practice the T3 wins every time. Also the 10" is just gorgeous. I almost never sell the 7" becuase the 10" is so nice and doesn't cost much more than the 7"
  4. Your probably thinking of video storm av over IP. If I rember correctly you might even be able to bring the video up on a touch screen. Never used video storm before but I'm pretty sure this is the only way of accomplishing this
  5. BraydonH

    Russound C Series EV Driver

    this is all outlined in the dealer portal KB article 1703 attached to make your life easier Extra Vegetables Russound C-E Series Drivers V8.pdf
  6. Hey. Just call Control4 - C4, not CT4 that's a weird acronym. Your are in luck my friend, Control4/Triad make an 8x8 matrix which is exactly what your asking for. TS-AMS8 I have complained like 5 times that these arent on the control4 page or the triad page. Sending info about this to clients is a pain in the butt. Because the sound quality is higher than the old 16x16 you mentioned the price is similar. Old 16x16 was $1750 CAD. New 8x8 Triad is $1575 CAD. So there ya go. A whopping $175 in savings. Woop Woop But the other benefits are 1U rack size, better sound, More features, its worth the price. EDIT Also based on what your saying I would go with the old 16x16 as 8x8 likely not gunna fit the bill
  7. BraydonH

    Single gang switch for both lights and fan

    Unfortuneately not. I had the exact lutron one you talk about https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.maestro-lightfan-control-in-white.1000475413.html What I ended up doing was putting in a 2g. I used a Keypad Dimmer and Fan Speed Controller. It sucked that I couldn't do this in a retrofit fashion and have it in a 1g. Once in place you will likely appreciate that you used in the C4 gear. Only other combo dimmer/fan controller that might work with Control4 would be Caseta (other than higher end options from Lutron which wouldn't make sense) But I dont know if I would recommend putting in a Caseta system and hub and integrating that with Control4 just for 1 combo dimmer/fan switch. Probably best just retrofitting a 2g box and using C4 gear.
  8. AVProEdge has quite a few options - it is best to get pricing from a local dealer. These prices posted below are just a Candian MSRP and may not reflect what you would pay in your area. I can tell you that their cheapest 4x4 hdmi matrix full MSRP is $2498 Canadian Dollars Their most expensive 8x8 hdbaset with audio extraction full MSRP is $12498. The Control4 10x10 (really only has 8 HDBaseT outputs) with audio down mixing is $11 800 (CAD). So AVProEdge not much more expensive than the Control4 gear and it is capable of much more.
  9. In my opinion right now AVProEdge (formerly AVProConnect) has the best gear possible. It is true 4K, with upscalers and downscalers and audio extraction. Its as good as it gets for HDBaseT
  10. BraydonH

    Alarm with Custom Arm Modes

    Ahh I see, I have never actually done outside security or installed perimiter beams. Sounds like an awesome system you have installed. Like others have said you will need to use custom buttons for custom arming modes. I would ask what DSC driver you are using? I dont install DSC myself and we use Paradox with the Cinegration driver. In my opinion the cinegration driver is as good as a security driver can currently be within C4's current Security Proxy. I would assume that Cinegration's DSC driver is just as good. Hopefully your using that one https://www.drivercentral.io/platforms/control4-drivers/security-systems/dsc-it-100-control4-integration-driver/ Domosapians makes ones and sells it on DriverCentral.io but as I am not a DSC guy I am not sure which driver is superior. I can tell you Cinegration does make a fine security driver though.
  11. BraydonH

    Alarm with Custom Arm Modes

    Sorry but isn't your example of "arm perimiter" the same as arm to stay mode? Stay mode is the perimiter. Away mode arms the interior as well . Never really had a use for a custom arm mode. I guess to disable glass breaks in stay mode but really that's not a big issue
  12. BraydonH

    Useful drivers to get installed?

    The auto lock driver allows you to program the door to auto lock xxx seconds after the door has been shut, compared to the normal lock driver which will auto lock the door regargless if its open or not then it can happen where the lock comes out and bangs up the door jam. This is from the documentation of the auto lock driver This driver provides an Experience Button which can be used to lock or (configurable) unlock a door lock, and also lets the door lock automatically engage after a delay after the door closes. You can also easily program LEDs on keypads to give feedback based on the state of the lock.
  13. Don't think the scheduler issue is on 2.9.1 but you never know. 2.10.2 has been really really good for me and it is the recommended OS. 2.10 and 2.10.1 were terrible. 2.9.1 was really good too. Update to 2.10.2 and you will likely see this issue go away.
  14. BraydonH

    Email notifications

    Push notifications also fis this issue. I got rid of emails and now just got push notifications and the history agent.
  15. 2.10.2 fixed this or there is a manual patch for 2.10.1 systems
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