David Paxton

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  1. do you guys offer a trail on this driver? getting fed up of waiting for Uk official integration. Thanks
  2. avoid the x51 series or anything with a ARM cpu. I run a TVS-671 and that replaced a 651. Plex transcoding is very CPU intensive and a I3 is rely the minimum I would recommend based on previous experience.
  3. No Im rely not. While I have worked in AV a long time, I originally learned to program control4 using a moody copy of composer that a friendly dealer had given me. However, for ever user, like yourself, who is the kind of person who could easily work out composer will be 10 users who will tie themselves in a knot and then scream from the rooftops how rubbish control4 is.
  4. yes , hence the reason it is done by pro's. I have been to a few "takeover jobs" and been shocked at some of the programming done by other dealers. I remember doing my dealer tech 2 training and thinking wow I didn't know that, after previously considering myself a knowledgeable tech. The thought of a untrained person messing around with composer is a worrying one , even something as simple as setting up a zigbee mesh can cause all kinds of hell and totally destroy the user experience if not deployed correctly
  5. The point you all seem to be missing is a control4 system is only as good as the person who programmed it. lets say 10% of this forums users are having issues with their system caused by poor programming and they start moaning and bitching on this and other forums. then a prospective control4 customer starts doing some research on a system he is interested in and finds lots of negative info from users. control4 employee this dealer model not to rip of customers or protect dealers, but instead to control the quality of the user experience. control4 is not a harmony remote that means you cant turn on a tv when things go sour, these systems go sideways your whole house is offline.
  6. Matt Lowe was kind enough to set me up with a trial for this driver. Big thanks to him. I am using this driver on a O.S 2.0 Tv so it has the start up delay, However even with this limitation I have nothing but positive things to say about this driver. I am a control4 certified Tech and a end user and I can honestly say from both sides of the table this driver is so useful. I love the Instant app launching and the ability to recover one of my serial ports I was previously using. However my Favourite Feature of this driver, is the Toast notifications. Discrete little pop ups letting you know what is going on around your home from the comfort of the couch. I Have been messing about with door bell integration for the rooms that are out of range of the door chime. I will be contacting Matt to upgrade to a Full licence in the next few days. It rely is surprising how much extra features this driver can offer over the very dull on/off commands of the stock IR/Serial drivers.
  7. Touchscreens as a Zigbee Node would be perfect, we often fit a T3 on the wall for music and a Sr260 for TV duties.
  8. any dealers? still looking to buy a licence.
  9. anybody on the forum able to sell me a Licence? These guys can only deal with a dealer and being a Tech/installer doesn't work for them. money is ready and waiting. Thanks
  10. Why not pitch some of your questions here, Hopefully we can help you with some of the info you want. Giving you the ability to go to a dealer armed with a wants list and not spend out on things you Dont want or need.
  11. Drivers installed and Link account submitted. Looking forward to testing and hopefully purchasing, this is what I have been looking for my my OLED for Ages.
  12. Well I sorted it. Turns out my IT-230 had previous programming on it from the ebay user I got it from. Reverted the card to default and job is a good one. Also I can Confirm Startech.com supplied Rs422-->Rs232 adapter is good to go with this driver.
  13. In need of assistance. Have fitted my IT-230 to my v4.6 panel. In the control4 driver I get the software version and protocol version feedback to the Hc800. The problem is that panel gets stuck on " establishing coms This may take a few mins" in the connection status. My IT-230 also has no flashing leds. any tips would be great, been messing about all day with little success
  14. Thanks for your time. my panel is V4.5 so should work with either. Did we work out how limited the choice of converters is? its not so much of a issue getting hold of the converters just the cost over here ( recommended item is £70)
  15. A Late bump to this thread. Looking for some advice integrating the DSC system. My security system is currently installed with no control4 integration and no coms cards. anybody able to shed some light on the best way to go about things now? form what i can see i have 3 options IT-100 card with the paid houslogix driver houslogix HSIM with included driver. IT-230 with Free official control4 driver The IT-230 driver seems to be the lowest cost option but how stable and flexible is it with the 422-232 adapters? being in the UK some of things things are a pain to get hold of. Any tips would be awesome.