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  1. Control4 - Sonos - Seamless Integration?

    Thanks again for all of your answers. I agree, there are no obvious issues apart from the aforementioned limitations. Its an option now though, and for a small installation I can see it’s quite an attractive one. Next is to try and hook an Echo Dot to see what it can do.
  2. Control4 - Sonos - Seamless Integration?

    Thanks for your answers. I gave it a go and hooked up a Sonos Connect to the Network. I then setup a couple of Play5's with this new Sonos configuration. Then I set a few Radio stations as favourites on the Sonos system, as I gather from your previous messages it is these favourites that are selected from Control4 navigators. The Sonos drivers were added to the project & like you said, it worked well. I can see that the only limitation is the fact that you can only control the Sonos Favourites, but I guess you have 50 to choose from so plenty of scope to cover Radio, Streamed music, Playlists etc. It seems that the beauty of this the fact that it is Wireless. It is easy to integrate to Control4. So I assume once the Playbar, Subs & Surrounds are setup on the Sonos system, then they also easily integrated into Control4.
  3. Control4 - Sonos - Seamless Integration?

    Wow, I thank you for your answers, although I didn’t expect that. It sounds like it’s fraught with issues. i was going to ask next about adding a Sonos sound bar, Sub and 2Play-1’s connected to a TV for surround sound purposes but if we can’t get 2 zones of basic stereo working then I think this next step would be nigh on impossible? What I don’t get is the claims from Control4 website claiming seamless integration etc, it seems far from that, who’s over fault it is?
  4. Control4 - Sonos - Seamless Integration?

    OK understood, thanks for the prompt reply. Just for my understanding though, I understand that my C4 Speaker-points currently receive either Analogue Audio via Line-in Stereo inputs &/or also Digital Audio via Network Ethernet port. What method is there to best connect a Control4 system as in my example to just 2-Zones of Sonos amplifiers? Is it simply the Analogue Line-in or can the Sonos Network do the job? I would expect a similar experience to my speaker points. Example 1 I Stream embedded Control4 Napster music to Zone 1 = Kitchen I then want to add this Music stream to Zone 2 = Living Room. I select Listen/Zones on C4 system and add to the already playing Zone 1 Audio using say my C4 Touchscreen. How does that stream appear at the second Sonos device? is it via Ethernet Network, Wifi or what? or is it simply that I have to double up the physical Analogue connections from my EA-1 directly wired to both Sonos devices? Sorry for longwinded example, just trying to understand Sonos & Control4?
  5. Control4 - Sonos - Seamless Integration?

    Have you had it yourself and struggled?
  6. Control4 Installation is as follows; Zone 1 = Kitchen Zone 2 = Living Room Currently I have an EA-1 streaming Napster & Tune-in from Control4 via the Ethernet Network to 2 Control4 Speaker Points. I can also stream from iPhone/iPad via the Control4 (Airplay) Sharebridge driver. ALL GOOD SO FAR. Control4 - Sonos initially 2 Zones. However I may be changing the Audio endpoint system from Control4 Speaker points to Sonos devices, like Connect:Amps and/or Play 5's. What I don't know is firstly how the hardware actually integrates? Has anyone got a simple explanation of what is required & how it is connected? Looking at the EA-1 I imagine I would have to use an Analogue Stereo Output taken from the EA-1's HDMI port & convert it so it can be connected directly to the Line-in of say Zone-1's Connect:Amp? How to create a second room using another Connect:Amp and/or second Play 5? Do I have to feed the same Analogue input also into the Line-in of the second device or can the second device receive Digitized music over the network from the first Sonos Connect:Amp which has a connection to the EA-1? Help appreciated, thanks. hank31980
  7. Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO (RS-485 question)

    Well if its all the same first of all I would like to have the capability of setting the Matrix to DHCP or Static address of my choice. Also if I sell the device in the future it may be a sticking point for any potential buyer who may want to change this address also. So I think I would prefer to have the Wyrestorm RS232 to RS48 converter & run the Wyrestorm Utility software to do the change.
  8. Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO (RS-485 question)

    I currently have the Matrix working via IP comms on a Control4 system so no problem there. Problem only arises to be able to change the IP setting on the Matrix. So it looks like I need to convert my Laptops serial RS232 to the Matrix RS485 comms. Then I will probably try to use Virtual XP to run the software as I'm not sure these utility softwares will work on Win7 or beyond. so if you can let me know a cost for this device shipped to UK that would be great.
  9. Card Access Thermostat Driver

    As far as I know the driver for the Card Access equipment is as follows; "temp_tstat.c4i" see file attached, simply add that to your Drivers folder then select via Search on Composer & add to your project. Hope that helps. temp_tstat.c4i
  10. Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO (RS-485 question)

    I'll message later, just driving right now. Do you have a Wyrestorm 4x8 remote control also?
  11. Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO (RS-485 question)

    Hi there can you tell me more. Is it a Wyrestorm part?
  12. Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO (RS-485 question)

    I guess I could, but it is now bugging me that I don't know how to change this setting. So I guess I will try & contact Wyrestorm for their advice, but I hope someone on this very knowledgable forum can maybe help. If I could get access to change the IP address, then I guess I would set it to DHCP then reserve an address via the Router, so if I sell it in future or change Routers then it will always pick up a valid address via DHCP.
  13. Slightly off topic from a straightforward Control4 Question, but here goes. I have a Wyrestorm Video Matrix in my system. It is a Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO. Current Routers DHCP address range is 192.168.64 to 192.168.1.253 Current static IP address for the Wyrestorm Matrix is 192.168.1.6 However I am changing over Broadband suppliers & they supply a new Router which has a different default IP address range 192.168.0.2 to 254. So I need to be able to change the IP address of the Wyrestorm Matrix. I can see that there are 2 communication connections at the rear of the Wyrestorm. They are as follows; LAN (which is currently connected & working. Hence it is configured in Control4 system as 192.168.1.6 and I can access a basic Web Interface by typing in the current IP address. unfortunately this is just for logging in & Manually switching Output/Input combinations etc, not changing IP addresses. RS-485. This surprised me as i expected to find a 9 pin D-type RS-232 connector at the rear. But no sweat if I knew how to connect something between my laptops RS-232 Serial port & the RS-485 port of the Wyrestorm (which is an RJ45 type socket)? !!!!!!!! HELP !!!!!!! Looking in the online documentation, there is a supplied parts list which I can see includes a RS-232 to RS-485 converter listed? I don't have this as far as i know, but I guess I need to now get one? So does anyone know what the Pinout is for the RJ45 type port marked as RS-485 is? Has anyone experience with using this type of Wyrestorm device and in particular changing the IP address? If I do get connected then I think I have to run a Comms utility called COMCTL.exe. Not sure if I should be able to do this anyway via the existing IP connection that I have. I see some software called NTCTL.exe which is meant for LAN port use I think, but I cannot get to work, when I start the application it just comes up with an Error code. So not sure if its wrong software, physical connections, Windows version or what? Any help much appreciated.
  14. Slightly off topic from a straightforward Control4 Question, but here goes. I have a Wyrestorm Video Matrix in my system. It is a Wyrestorm MX-0408-PRO. Current Routers DHCP address range is 192.168.64 to 192.168.1.253 Current static IP address for the Wyrestorm Matrix is 192.168.1.6 However I am changing over Broadband suppliers & they supply a new Router which has a different default IP address range 192.168.0.2 to 254. So I need to be able to change the IP address of the Wyrestorm Matrix. I can see that there are 2 communication connections at the rear of the Wyrestorm. They are as follows; LAN (which is currently connected & working. Hence it is configured in Control4 system as 192.168.1.6 and I can access a basic Web Interface by typing in the current IP address. unfortunately this is just for logging in & Manually switching Output/Input combinations etc, not changing IP addresses. RS-485. This surprised me as i expected to find a 9 pin D-type RS-232 connector at the rear. But no sweat if I knew how to connect something between my laptops RS-232 Serial port & the RS-485 port of the Wyrestorm (which is an RJ45 type socket)? !!!!!!!! HELP !!!!!!! Looking in the online documentation, there is a supplied parts list which I can see includes a RS-232 to RS-485 converter listed? I don't have this as far as i know, but I guess I need to now get one? So does anyone know what the Pinout is for the RJ45 type port marked as RS-485 is? Has anyone experience with using this type of Wyrestorm device and in particular changing the IP address? If I do get connected then I think I have to run a Comms utility called COMCTL.exe. Not sure if I should be able to do this anyway via the existing IP connection that I have. I see some software called NTCTL.exe which is meant for LAN port use I think, but I cannot get to work, when I start the application it just comes up with an Error code. So not sure if its wrong software, physical connections, Windows version or what? Any help much appreciated.
  15. HC-200 Navigator not appearing in Watch items

    Thanks for your help. All is working now, Refresh, Refresh Navigators, Room Off. And you are both correct, not appearing in Watch, simply works from Control4 Button. Thanks again for quick answers.
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