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  1. RR61522

    Light naming tips from dealers

    I agree with this, except for when using Alexa. If you have multiple loads named cans it will get confused, unless you go in and edit the spoken names for them. I ran in to this on a job with a large LiteTouch system with about 80 loads...
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    EA5 not on Network anymore

    Was the controller set to a static IP or have a DHCP reservation set up in the router? If not, I would bet that the IP address has changed. Scan your network with Fing or Advanced IP Scanner and find it. Then in the app, go to settings, then select edit and change the IP address to whatever the IP is, then select save.
  3. No, it will not. Vizio introduced Smartcast in 2016, and that model is from their 2015 line up.
  4. I'm not sure what the rules are on that one, otherwise I would post them. Don't want to risk anything with our dealer status. When you install a newer version of HE does it give you the relase notes? If so, maybe an end user can post them. Nevermind... Just read the legal notice at the end of the file. I'm not going to post it.
  5. Looking at the release notes, bug fixes (lots to do with intercom and announcements) and the ability to use the z2io as a zigbee repeater.
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    Using hc-200 in2.10

    Just out of curiosity, does this allow the hc300 to act as a ZAP? I have a customer this would be very useful for if so.
  7. I have had similar issues when a controller boots up before the router is booted far enough For the dhcp server to be started. A couple things to try are to set the ea5 to a static IP (not a dhcp reservation), or if your ups has the ability to set delay per outlet, delay the outlet the ea5 is connected to for a minute or so while the router finishes booting. Not sure what router you are using, but some of them take a couple minutes before the dhcp server is up and running.
  8. RR61522

    Is it possible . . . ?

    Definitely the best option.
  9. RR61522

    Is it possible . . . ?

    No part of the country that I know of, but I have seen it happen. Especially on residential projects built like commercial, and one hotel that was built recently... 30-40 feet is fairly common though. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JLLVRPU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_gtRZAb060V3GQ 2 of these, a Vera, and a keypad might be a solution to this particular problem though.
  10. RR61522

    Is it possible . . . ?

    Unfortunately, I’ve seen 100+ foot runs of bx around here, just depends on the inspector. It could be possible to get 2 more through it though, but an absolute PITA to do and would technically exceed code for max conduit fill %, so the electrician may not be willing to try.
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    Is it possible . . . ?

    If I had to guess it’s probably armored cable and not conduit. i don’t have a great solution for the setup from what I am reading other than 2 dimmers in a box in the ceiling and a keypad in the wall. Or WiFi bulbs of some sort even though I try to avoid them whenever possible. Just remembered, what about fibaro dimmers and a Vera?
  12. RR61522

    Connect EA5 to component matrix

    I use this one all the time and name it whatever conversion it is doing. Works well, and don’t have to create “adapter” drivers all the time or remember what I named it when I created it.
  13. RR61522

    Why can't I firmware upgrade?

    I'm sure there is too...
  14. RR61522

    Why can't I firmware upgrade?

    You can not update because the HC-200 was discontinued 6 years ago. It would not make financial sense for them to continue developing newer software for them. In the world of technology, 6 years is a REALLY long time. There are many other manufacturers who would have stopped updating them after a year or two, so just be happy they have been supported as long as they have. I would be willing to bet that the old hardware does not have the power to handle all of the new features in the newer software without being really slow and buggy. I would also be willing to bet you would be one of the first to complain about your system being slow. I have a Bluray player that is 3 years old, and has not had firmware updates in 2.5 years. Would I like to have the features that some of the newer players have? Absolutely, but I also realize that technology changes rapidly, and companies cannot afford to continue updating their software forever. Control4 is one of the best technology companies on the market about supporting older hardware. Look at what happened to customers with Litetouch after Savant bought them. Lighting is one of those products you don't expect to ever have to replace. I have a customer with about 50 Litetouch keypads and 40 dimming/switching modules, and they have been SOL as things have been dying, so we are slowly replacing things with Control4 panelized lighting, because Savant no longer supports them.
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    Sky TV Driver Macro

    No problem. It is much less time consuming to set it up this way. I have done a few manually when the lineup has changed, so I know the process very well. Also done it on Crestron back in the days before that had some ability to do drag and drop programming as well....