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  1. Hi all, I have been away from the C4 forum for a while. I am wondering if I have missed an update or something as last time i jumped on the control4 website, it appears that spotify is now integrated with C4 natively? Am I wrong.? Is c4 available thru the EA range of controllers just like deeper, tidal..
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    Press vs Single tap

    whilst o n the topic of press and tap, i have a question. I have a multi keypad button controlling (just on/off), family lights, dining, kitchen, bench top lights, flood lights and a lamp. It works great, no issues at all. But m I able to control different location by any chance by means of x2 press or hold or can the multi key pad control other light loads, such as pool, deck, garage...ie:, the single press, turns the light on off in living, family, flood light, dining, lamp and dining and double tap turns the light in the pool, garage, deck...? I was about to buy a few more multi keypad buttons to control all the other lights but if i can halves the amount of keypad thanks to the x2 press it would be great. regards
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    LED Light Strip Options?

    Hi zap hold, just did a search on led strip and your post fought my eye, especially with the Dresden Elektronik controller. I already have a hue system integrated and running with c4. Does the Dresden Elektronik controller simply tie in the hue app and then do I simply get the dealer to integrate it in c4? and can in purchase any led strip to work with it? I have three large sliding doors that i want to put strips above, so does it mean I need 3 controllers or can I simply buy one and have all three strips connected to it ( around 15m all up). regards
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    advantages of new network, ip camera....

    dave, thanks for the heads up and glad i don t need to reconfigure everything. I like your idea of the injector, looks like a winner. My only reasoning for the ubiquity poe switch as that the unify AP have a particular poe, so thought that i would keep it all the same to make things easier. I have emailed the ubiquity dealer in regards to the poe requirements for the AP and cameras. In the end they may not even be the same thus might get something like you mentioned. EJN1, glad you r happy with it. didn't even know they had a driver for them. I was going to get the ben software which i believe also has a driver. Are you using them with their native nvr or something different? Jfizzle, same findings as you. I love those unify AP, they are great and such a good coverage. So much better than off the shelf gear..I am trying to convince a mate to ditch his apple time capsule and get some unify AP>>
  5. Hi gents and ladies, I currently have a no issues at all with my network or wifi. I have a off the shelf netgaer modem/router that i turn off the wifi so only use it as a modem. From there it s connected to a 24 port nether switch which then i have 2 unify AC LR access point. the wifi is rock solid everywhere in the house and also quite a fair bit away in the garden. I am about to purchase and install a few ip cameras ( probably the ubiquity range of G3)which are POE and use the security spy software from ben software. to have 4 cameras powered over ethernet i will thus have to buy a poe injector for each camera or a 4 port poe switch. The current unify AP are also poe via seperate injectors. My idea was to ditch the 24 port netgear switch and get a 24 port unify with poe as to remove the current seperate injectors for the AP and power the cameras. Question A: will I have to get the dealer to reconfigure everything as no longer the same switch or it s only if i change modem/router? Question B: Is there any real advantages to ditch the netgear modem/router in favour of a ubiquity modem, which means i d be redoing my whole network system again.? Question C: anybody tried the ubiquity cameras?
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    FS: 2 Wemo out switches

    ok, thanks heaps for the reply and the heads up. ever made a comparison between hue by any chance and do the wifi switches and device work generally better than the bulbs/controller kits. i am leaning more towards the wifi devices as i now have a strong wifi coverage courtesy of 2 x unify AC AP, where as if using the controller and bulbs, id be stuck with one location. regards
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    FS: 2 Wemo out switches

    Hey mate, May be interested in them. - 1: would you consider shipping them to Australia? - 2: are they 240V? -3: most importantly, how do they work in the whole scheme of things, are they temperamental and do they integrate well with c4. I heard that earlier versions were a bit hit and miss. regards
  8. HI all, chasing up some infinity edge touchscreen either in black or white without camera if possible as don t intend to have an intercom or use them as such. Also, would need to ship to australia, so let me know the shipping cost on top of the screens i don t need the newest touch screen just the older version which i think are the infinity edge. currently running a ea3 on 2.8.2 regards
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    Doing your own install

    Allan, I often thought about it to be honest. Indeed I am an electrician but I also specialised in automatic gates, doors, roller shutters, and only recently we have merged with a big multi national that does security systems such as alarms, swipe cards, finger swipe and retina recognition.... So I guess, I could make use of all those skills and add c4 to the lot...one stop shop.? Knowitall, hahaha, that s funny. Like many of my friends too I guess. Lots of the. Have been "electrician" fr years.. mario, thanks for clearing that up. It s just that here it s so dominant that everybody knows you need to be an electrician to do any works. Even an electrical engineer can not do any type of work.. I have visited the us a few times for business, training and holidays, but it does not seem to be as i forced. Could be wrong I guess. That's. The difference between living there and just visiting... cyknight, I see your point too. Where do you stop... From my perspective and a consumer end, it would just make sense to have an electrician be c4 certified and do both the install and programming, simply because, here, an electrician will not always want to touch something he is not familiar with. Trust me on that, I have seen it.. the best example I can give you is when you build a house. You (95%) of the time have to use the builders electrician. When you tell them I want you to wire a c4 system, he will generally not want to do it or warrant the job, thus , one has to have the house build and wired by the builders sparky with normal switches, then once completed/handed over, you have the c4 dealer that is familiar with the gear come in, remove all switches you are swapping over and install the c4 gear. Take into account that though switches are brand new, he will take them and probably re install the later but not give you any money for them. double edge sword..., hence my two bird theory...??? thnaks for the replies guys, always interested in learning a thing or two on the other side of the world..
  10. just wondering... Is the USA the same as here in Australia, where one needs an electrician to install dimmers, switches......For me, it was not an issue as I am an electrician so did most of my install whilst the dealer programmer was on site ( ex dealer should I say, now I use matt ?) and all he add to do was add them to the system. for me it would make sense if the installer was an electrician as this way it would be a case of two birds one stone. I rave a lot about how great c4 is to friends and family and they all seem interested, even though it s one the pricier side of things, but once they realise they need an electrician for the switches and dimmers, the cost excavates quite quickly. You have to pay the call out fee for the programmer, plus hourly rate, then the electrician call out fee. Here in Australia a call out fee for a sparky is about $160 then roughly $75 to $100 per hour... Everything we buy that is remotely electrical must be installed by an electrician, but when I look at stuff from the us, it sometimes says, if you are not confident, please use a licence electrician... Can never see that happening here....it s always the opposite.. like I said just wondering...?? ohhh, one more thing, with the c4 native wave integration of limited devices, what was the reason behind it in the first place... Plans to expand or simply the local demand from consumers? have a great day to you all...m off doing some electricians only installs ( not for c4 though ??)
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    Long hdmi cable

    Thanks guys for the heads up, will chase them up and have a look. i love let you know how I go. regards
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    Long hdmi cable

    Hi guys thanks for the replies. at this stage, I don t have 3D or 4K and don't really see the need for a long time. As far as HdBaseT cat 6 converter, I m just looking at some, and they are pretty much the same price as the long hdmi cables. My previous dealer sold them to me and when I complained about them, I was given a great answer, being:" the wonders of hdmi, nothing I can do"...... in terms of sync delay be picture/sound, is a simple hdmi cable better for that purpose or can a good hdbaseT converter be adjusted if there is a delay . regards
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    Long hdmi cable

    Hi all, i currently have a hdmi to cat6 converter for our living area. It is really tempremental and keeps loosing signal quite often. It s not a hdbaseT converter, so wondering if the hdbaseT converter are generally better and more reliable. alternatievely, I now see that there are some 100ft plus hdmi cables with built in repeater. Would anybody have any experience with the long hdmi cables that could let us know if they are reliable or not or would I be better off going with a hdbaseT converter. i would need a 30m or 40m hdmi cable. regards
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    Fibaro Z-Wave Home Center

    Hi mate, i should have added to my original post that I would have removed the hue system.definatepy would not use a third system , that a just asking for trouble in my opinion. I might simply shuffle a few things around as out of 5 location being used with hue bulbs, only one is temperamental. It s the kitchen pendants, all three of them on one circuit. From time to time, one bulb simply does not turn on or off fully, so I might put a c4 puck there and move the hue bulbs to bedroom table top lamps. The pendants on the kitchen are also the furtherst one from the hue hub. The difference between c4 own pucks and the hue is quite amazing as though the c4 puck is even further away from the controller, it turns never misses a bit. Very fast, responsive and 100% reliable. thanks anyway.
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    Fibaro Z-Wave Home Center

    Bad news, Lurton lighting not available in Australia in 240v according to,distributor. Back to square one of c4 lighting or hue