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  1. Chowmain - IntesisBox HVAC integration driver Most HVAC installations in the United States are easy as most thermostats utilise a universal standard and as such can be replaced easily by a 3rd party thermostat such as Control4’s thermostat. Unfortunately alot of HVAC manufacturers do not utilise this standard and have proprietary closed communications that are specific to that HVAC manufacturer. This makes it extremely cumbersome for Control4 dealers to source a reliable HVAC product and in many countries Control4 dealers do not even bother with HVAC integration because it is just too hard. Luckily Intesis have released their range of IntesisBox wifi gateways. The IntesisBox allows you to easily integrate HVAC systems into Control4 by retrofitting the IntesisBox gateway into the existing indoor unit. Intesis offer two gateway types. Specific IntesisBox’s are developed to communicate with the HVAC manufacturer’s proprietary communications protocol allowing for true real time bidirectional communication with the system. Universal IntesisBox’s are developed to offer compatibility with thousands of HVAC models through infra red and offer room temperature feedback via a sensor in the IntesisBox. Chowmain’s IntesisBox driver for Control4 will work with all models of IntesisBox and will provide full two way control/feedback. Features Automatic discovery of Intesisbox based on unit MAC address. Self healing - if IP address changes the driver will automatically rediscover the unit. Auto configuration of available of HVAC Modes from IntesisBox. Auto configuration of available of Fan Speeds from IntesisBox. Auto configuration of set point limits (minimum and maximum). Auto configuration of available vane positions. Temperature Feedback. Setpoint Control. Up/Down/Left/Right Vane position control* Built in Scheduling. Built in Presets. HVAC System Error detection and feedback (only on non universal IntesisBox’s). Support for multiple AC units (this will work on future IntesisBox hardware – Current version only supports single indoor units). Universal Model will detect if the customer uses the original IR remote control to control HVAC system and set the feedback accordingly. * If fitted to the HVAC system. FAQ Why is this product exciting? In Australia and New Zealand (and other countries) HVAC integration has been hard because HVAC companies do not utilise the honeywell based wiring that most smart thermostats like Nest, Control4 and Honeywell use. Split Systems have been extremely hard as traditionally they only offer IR or RF based remote controls. In the past we have integrated these systems by learning every combination of IR code however this is extremely time consuming. Also integration for ducted systems and VRF systems were hard because manufacturers have their own propriatary bus. Now with the IntesisBox installers can now easily integrate HVAC systems into Control4. The IntesisBox is affordable unlike other solutions so the cost of integration per zone is extremely low. On top of that it communicates via wifi so dealers can now revisit old customers with compatible HVAC systems to upgrade their home automation system and integrate their HVAC systems without additional wiring. This really changes the HVAC game. What HVAC systems can i use this driver with? IntesisBox is compatible with a range of HVAC systems. Please see the Intesis website to check if the HVAC system you want to integrate has a specific IntesisBox or is compatible with the universal IntesisBox. Their ebsite will have the most upto date information about supported models. If you are unsure if you HVAC system is supported please contact Intesis support (support@intesis.com) and they will advise if you HVAC system is supported and what model IntesisBox you need to purchase At the time of writing this Intesis have specific bus based IntesisBox make/models for Daikin Domestic line Daikin Sky and VRV lines Fuji Electric Domestic Lines Fujitsu Domestic and VRF lines General Domestic and VRF lines LG Domestic LG VRF Lines Mitsubishi Electric Domestic, MR Slim and City lines Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FD and Hypermulti lines Panasonic ecoi and paci lines Panasonic etherea domestic lines Samsung VRF linese Sanyo ecoi and paci lines Toshiba Commercial and VRF lines At the time of writing this Intesis's universal infra red IntesisBox supports the following make/models Acson Aermec Aircool Airlin Airwell Alpicair Argoclima Balupunkt Carrier Daikin Daitsu Delonghi Dolphin Emmeti Electra Friedrich Fujitsu Fuji Electric General Gree Hiyasu Kaysun LG Midea Mitsubishi Electric Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mundoclima New Pol Panasonic Samsung Samui Tadiran TCL Toshiba Vaillant Can i control fan direction with this? Yes our driver allows for up/down and left/right vane control. This is accessible under the Extras Tab. Can i do schedule the HVAC system using this? Yes our driver has built in presets and scheduling. Where can i purchase this module? Intesis sells the IntesisBox in over 90 countries. They mainly sell direct. The product has regulatory compliance for Europe, US, Canada and Australia. If you have any sales enquiries please contact Intesis Sales directly via their website or via email (sales@intesis.com) Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? This driver requires functionality that is only available in OS 2.7. As such this driver will not work in earlier versions of Control4 OS. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  2. Chowmain - Plex Full Plex is a centralized home media playback system with a powerful central server (Plex Media Server) that streams its media to many Plex player Apps which can reside on a number of devices from Roku, Amazon Fire TV, HTPC’s, mobile devices and even Smart TV’s. The Server is available on many platforms like Windows, OS X, and many flavors of Linux, as well as many NAS devices. The Chowmain Plex Full driver is one of the only Control4 drivers to have full library integration including Movies, TV Shows, Music and photo browsing/searching/playback and can be used to control Plex on various platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Sony Android TV’s (FY15 up), Dedicated HTPC’s running Plex Home Theater or Plex Media Player. This complete solution provides the consumer will seamless playback of content from any Control4 interface including SR-250/SR-260, Onscreen Navigator, Touchscreens, IPhone/Android based Navigators and more. This driver will only work on Control4 OS 2.7 and above. Features Ability to browse/search/playback Movies, TV Episodes, Music & Photos from any Plex client/server with cover art including local or remote servers. Ability to browse content by recently added, recently aired, recently viewed and more. Ability to resume movies or tv episodes from where you have left off. Ability to program any event in Control4 to trigger playback. Eg keypad on the wall, security system disarm, motion sensor trigger. Ability to automatically turn the room on upon playback. This is good for dedicated Plex systems where you might want to send playback of content from your mobile device or tablet to your TV. Two way feedback for client state (Play, Pause, Stop, Playing Video, Playing Music, Playing Photo, In Navigation) Can be setup for any Plex Client including Plex Home Theater, Plex Media Player, Plex for Roku, Plex for Amazon Fire TV and Plex for /Android TV's. Ability to launch Plex on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. Upon media playback the driver will launch Plex on the device, wait for it to startup and then start playback. Support for Sky Now TV and Telstra TV boxes (Roku rebadged boxes). Ability to return to the Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Sony TV drivers upon exiting Plex. Makes the experience seamless. Ability to return to onscreen navigator on playback ended. This is great if you want to hide Plex’s interface and use Control4 only. Ability to switch users. This allows for content restriction based upon username/passcode. Limit children to G rated content only. This also allows multiple family members to resume playback from different spots. Frequently Asked Questions I'm confused which Plex driver should i be using? A while ago we created the Plex Home Theater driver and Plex Media Player driver. These drivers utilised the older Control4 media player interface which could only handle movie integration. Back in August 2015 we released Kodi Full. This driver utilised a new method to display content on Control4’s devices. We decided that we would improve on our Plex driver’s by doing something similar and have named it to match our Kodi Full driver. Plex Home Theater is still an excellent driver and may do everything that you want. Plex Full however is superior to Plex Home Theater and the development time period reflects that. Do i need to the Plex Media Server driver as well? No additional drivers are required to operate Plex Full. Please read the installation PDF to get an understanding on how the driver works and how to set it up. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Browse/search/playback movies, tv shows, music, photos from Plex.on any Control4 user interface including touchscreens, onscreens, smart phones, tablets and remote controls. Resume content that you have started watching from where you left off from a different Plex client. Complete your media playing solution by pairing our driver with a Roku or an Amazon Fire TV. Both devices can utilise streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu. With our driver installed the customer will now be able to browse/search/playback any of his own personal content on the system. Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. This driver provides two way feedback on what media you're consuming and what the state of the media player is. It will tell you when the movie is playing, paused, stopped or if it is a video, photo, song or if it is in navigation. This information is useful for customising your lighting and environment to suit your customer's requirements. Start a movie on your tablet and then cast it to your theater to have your theater automatically turn on. Fall asleep at the TV? The driver will automatically turn the room off once the movie has finished after a period of time. Setup a button on your onwall keypad to start playback of you or your family’s favourite movie. One touch playback. Great for kids. Limit the content your children can watch to G or PG-13 rated content by using User/Pin codes. What hardware will this work on? This driver has been tested on Roku (including Telstra TV and Sky Now TV variants), Amazon Fire TV, Sony FY15 Android TV’s, Plex Home Theater (OSX/Windows), Plex Media Player (OSX/Windows). If you choose to use it on any other platform you do so at your own risk. It should work however you will find the problem is launching into the application on the platform of choice. It is recommended that prior to purchasing this driver you utilise the free 48 hour trial period for testing. NOTE: Amazon Fire TV OS 5 and above currently has a bug which do not allow multiple ADB connections simulataneously. If you chose to utilize the the Fire TV with OS 5.0 and above then you cannot add in the official Control4 Amazon Fire TV driver. This is due to a single connection limitation for ADB. You can however utilize the Houselogix Amazon Fire TV driver as it will launch Plex for us. Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? We utilise methods exposed only to the Control4 OS 2.7 Driverworks software development kit. It will not work with any lower versions of OS. I want to try this driver out before buying it? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary. Do you have any videos of it in action? Yes we do. See link below for a video we made previewing the driver. Preview video
  3. Chowmain - Sky+HD / SkyQ / Sky Q Mini for Control4 Sky is a British satellite broadcast service provider. Chowmain has developed an IP based driver that provides control over UK based Sky set top boxes. This IP driver eliminates the need to attach infra red emitters to the set top box and is compatible with the Sky+ HD, Sky Q and Sky Q mini boxes. On top of IP control the driver also provides automatic channel media list updates for Control4. This ensures that the channel listing on Control4's user interface is always upto date with the latest channels for that particular region. Features No more IR buds 3-10 times faster than IR control Channel selection from navigator Automatic Channel list update - Always have upto date channels on your Control4 navigator. Never be effected by channel number changes or when Sky adds or removes a channel again. Select your region and have all the Sky channels automatically import periodically for your area. Select your period (Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly) or you can also manually update via programming action (tie it to a custom button or experience button). FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?? No more IR buds means no more IR bleeding and accidentally bud knocks. Speed up control over your customer's sky set top box. Your customer's sky media list will always be upto date with all the channels for their particular region. What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running OS 2.6 or later and with the following sky boxes. Sky+ HD Sky Q Sky Q Silver Sky Q Mini Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  4. Chowmain - Video Game Integration OS 2.9 introduced experience buttons. This allowed us to add icons to Control4's navigator user interface. It also allowed us to create what is called 'no control devices'. These devices when selected do not display any transport controls on the user interface. Control4 has done a good job in making a few of the more common devices. We have utilised the no control experience buttons to integrate EVERY video game console ever made. Combine it with the Chowmain Belkin WeMo Insight driver and have the system automatically turn on when the video game console powers up and have the whole system turn off when the console turns off. The following video game consoles have been integrated. Arcade Games Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Atari Jaguar Colecovision Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox One NEC PC Engine NEC TurboGrafx Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo Nintendo 64 Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Odyssey Philips CD-i Sega Master System Sega Master System II Sega Mega Drive Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sony Playstation Sony PSONE Sony Playstation 2 Sony Playstation 3 Sony PS Vita TV Sony Playstation 4 SNK Neo Geo FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Make your user interface nicer by adding the correct icons for their video game consoles. The icons when selected will switch to the correct input and will NOT display any controls. Combined with WeMo Insight Switches and our Belkin Wemo driver you can turn on the video game console using your controller and have Control4 automatically turn on the system to the right inputs. Turn off the console using the console's controller or power button and have Control4 automatically turn the room off. All of this is done via power sensing through the outlet. Why do you only support OS 2.9 and above? This driver is reliant on a new proxy introduced in OS 2.9.0 How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  5. We love our local Aussie Control4 Community. To show our support we have just released a FREE automatic Foxtel channel update driver. No more modifying channel lists when Foxtel updates it channel numbers or adds/removes channels. Get it now from http://www.chowmainsoft.com
  6. Hi guys, Heres a freebie from us for the Aussie Control4 users. Telstra TV is a simple way to watch your TV on demand by utilising all the biggest Australian streaming services including all 5 catch up TV services. Telstra TV is powered by Roku and as such can be utilised with the official Control4 Roku driver. We have created some FREE mini drivers that are used in conjunction with the OS 2.8.1 Control4 Roku driver. It provides an icon and direct selection of the service/channel from the Watch page on any Control4 user interface. We have provided mini drivers for tenplay Stan SBS On Demand Presto Plus7 ABC iView 9Jumpin Bigpond Movies Read more...
  7. Hi guys, Our sister company is a Sony distributor. They asked me to see if i could get the new FY15 TV's to run Kodi and our Lite and Full drivers. The TV's run Kodi exceptionally well to my surprise. After a bit of tinkering i managed to modify the drivers to add a Kodi input to the connections tab which in turn you can bind our Kodi Lite or Kodi Full driver to. I have made the modifications to all 79 of the Sony FY15 drivers in the online database and have uploaded it to our website for free. The Sony drivers will now launch Kodi upon input selection. This is quite exciting as we now have a built in solution for media playback. Kodi Lite Download Kodi Full Download
  8. Chowmain - Hebcal Jewish Calendar driver for Control4 Many Jewish people who strictly observe Shabbat refrain from what turning electricity on or off during this period. They may also refrain from making adjustments to the intensity of electrical appliances. The Chowmain Hebcal driver for Control4 imports data from Hebcal.com. This driver helps by automating detection of Jewish holidays and your standard Shabbat (observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night). By firing these events it assists with notification of Candle lighting (18 minutes before sundown) and Havdalah (after the appearance of three stars in the sky) along with the automation of electronic devices during this period. Features Automatic detection the Control4 projects latitude, longitude and timezone information for automatic information gathering. Automatic daily update of information from Hebcal.com Automatic update of information from Hebcal.com when the system boots up. Variables for IS_HOLIDAY – Is there a holiday today (checks once at midnight every night) HOLIDAY_NAME – The title of the holiday today HOLIDAY_MEMO – The description of the holiday today IS_SHABBAT – Will fire when candle lighting starts and finish when Havdalah starts (including holidays not just Friday/Saturday). Events for Candle Lighting (property to execute event x minutes prior) Havdalah (property to execute event x minutes prior) Holiday Start – Fires at midnight of the day when there is a holiday Holiday Finish – Fires at midnight the day after the holiday finishes. FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?? Automate the electronics in the home so that no touch is required during special Jewish holidays and Shabbat. Combine with our Advanced Announcments driver for Control4 to announce what holiday it is through the speakers. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  9. Chowmain - Control By Web Driver Set ControlByWeb manufactures IP based monitoring and control devices that provide various inputs and outputs such as relays, digital inputs, analog inputs, 1-wire bus for monitoring of temperature & humidity, etc. Chowmain has integrated the X-310 and X-320 ControlByWeb devices into Control4 to expose their IO's for various integration requirements. X-310 Features 4 x relay outputs 4 x sensor inputs - NOTE – Control4 polls the sensors. As such it may take upto 5 seconds for the input to respond. Do not use the inputs if timing is crucial. Exposes values to variables for programming Last Poll Time Serial Number Onboard Timestamp Internal Temperature Memory Power Up Flag Device Power Up Flag Power Loss Counter Input 1 State Input 2 State Input 3 State Input 4 State Relay 1 State Relay 2 State Relay 3 State Relay 4 State High Time 1 High Time 2 Raw Count 1 Raw Count 2 Voltage Input Voltage Input Alarm Units Sensor 1 Temp Sensor 2 Temp Sensor 3 Temp Sensor 4 Temp Sensor 1 Alarm Sensor 2 Alarm Sensor 3 Alarm Sensor 4 Alarm Count 1 Count 2 Extra Variable 0 Extra Variable 1 Extra Variable 2 Extra Variable 3 Programming Actions Ability to clear memory flag Ability to clear device flag Ability to clear power loss counter X-320 Features 2 x Configurable GPIOs - Can be configured in either inputs or outputs Exposes values to variables for programming Last Poll Time Serial Number Onboard Timestamp Internal Temperature Internal Voltage Memory Power Up Flag Device Power Up Flag Power Loss Counter IO1 State IO2 State IO1 Direction IO2 Direction High Time 1 High Time 2 Raw Count 1 Raw Count 2 Rate 1 Rate 2 Raw Frequency Frequency Frequency Alarm Analog 1 State Analog 2 State Analog 3 State Analog 4 State Analog 1 Alarm Analog 2 Alarm Analog 3 Alarm Analog 4 Alarm Units Sensor 1 Temp Sensor 2 Temp Sensor 3 Temp Sensor 4 Temp Sensor 5 Temp Sensor 6 Temp Sensor 1 Alarm Sensor 2 Alarm Sensor 3 Alarm Sensor 4 Alarm Sensor 5 Alarm Sensor 6 Alarm Extra Variable 0 Extra Variable 1 Extra Variable 2 Extra Variable 3 Programming Actions Ability to clear memory flag Ability to clear device flag Ability to clear power loss counter FAQ What can i use this for? These products are good for adding additional contacts, relays, temperature sensors and other analog sensors that are not native to Control4. What models will this work for? We have currently integrated the X-310 and X-320 models. We have a X-332 on order so we will be adding that to this driver licence shortly. We are looking at integrating other models as well so if you have one let us know and we'll work with you to integrate it. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download X-310 Driver Installation Guide Download X-320 Driver Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  10. Chowmain - Notification Suite Chowmain's Notification Suite of drivers offers 4 drivers in one package which enhances the way Control4 informs you of events that happen within your home. Pushover Push Notifications are short, simple messages that can be sent to internet connected devices where the request is generated by a central server. Most people are familiar with receiving text messages on their phones. Push Notifications are very similar in appearance and behaviour. Since the request is generated by a server a phone or other device receives the message instantly and does not need to constantly "check-in" which saves battery life and money on other technology like SMS services. The Chowmain Pushover driver for Control4 integrates the Pushover real time notification service into the Control4 home automation system. This provides near instantaneous notifications to your iOS or Android based devices with information about your Control4 enabled home. Usage Scenarios This driver can be used for several different scenarios. Some examples are as below but the limit is really your imagination. Notifying the owner upon door bell press. If you have a IP camera at the front door you can also send the camera snapshot if you know the URL.Notifying the owner upon security system alarmNotifying the owner when the garage door has been left openReminding the owner of special eventsAdvising the owner of the current temperature and power consumption/generation.Advise a owner when they have left the oven onAdvising an owner of when a security system is armed or disarmed and by whom.Advising an owner on potential electrical faults when low or high consumption detected.Features Ability to send a message with the following parameters.Message – This is the message to be sent out from Control4Device – your user's device name to send the message directly to that device, rather than all of the user's devicesTitle – your message's title, otherwise your app's name is usedURL – a supplementary URL to show with your messageURL TITLE – a title for your supplementary URL, otherwise just the URL is shownPriority - This changes the notification/alert sounds and on emergency notification keeps notifying until the user acknowledges by clicking a linkSound – the name of one of the sounds supported by device clients to override the user's default sound choiceAbility to insert Control4 variables into the message, title, url or url title.Ability to upload a local camera snapshotAbility to change the user key via the programming tab.Ability to change the application token via the programming tab.Ability to change the emergency priority retry interval and expiry time (in seconds) via the programming tab.Used for emergency priority intervals / expiriesAbility to see the last sent message via the properties page in Composer Pro.Ability to send Group Notifications to multiple users.Feedback (via properties page and variables)Maximum Number of Messages per MonthMessages Remaining per MonthMessage Reset Date / TimeSMTP The SMTP driver enables you to utilise free SMTP services provided by internet service providers or other providers such as Google. The SMTP driver provides you with an email service that can be replied to, can be formatted with HTML and can attach files to without any ongoing yearly costs. Usage Scenarios Notifying the owner when a door bell is pressed. If you have a IP camera at the front door you can also send the camera snapshot as an attachment.Uploading log files (requires Chowmain event logger driver).Notifying the owner when the garage door has been left openReminding the owner of special eventsAdvising the owner of the current temperature and power consumption/generation.Advise an owner when they have left the oven onAdvising an owner if they have a gas or water leak.Advising an owner of when a security system is armed or disarmed and by whom.Features No 4sight subscription necessaryUse your own SMTP service.Definable PortSupport SSLSupports SMTP AuthenticationDefinable Senders NameDefinable Senders EmailLast Email Recipient FeedbackLast Email Subject FeedbackLast Email Body FeedbackServer Status FeedbackAbility to send a message with the following parameters.To – This is the email address you want to send toSubject – The subject of the emailRecipient Name (optional) – The name of the recipientAttachment – The HTTP URL of a local file on the network. This option will auto download the camera snapshot and attach it to the email to be sent. Great for Camera Snapshots, Chowmain Logs or anything stored on a webserver that you might want to upload!Body – The body of the email. Can support HTML tags as well so you can format your email nicely. Can also support variable insertion.Deviantsart & Chunk.io With the 4sight subscription service Control4 can send email notifications. It can’t however attach camera snapshots to these emails for viewing. Our Deviantsart & Chunk.io drivers for Control4 will download a snapshot from any IP camera with a built in webserver and upload it to the Deviantsart.com or Chunk.io image hosting service. It will then return a URL in a Control4 variable for insertion into your 4sight email or push notification Usage Scenarios Doorbell press sends a image link via 4Sight emailDoorbell press sends a image link via Push notificationSecurity system alarm sends a image link via 4Sight email.Door open sends a photo of person at the door to an email.Features Type in any URL (supports HTTPS, HTTP Auth, different port numbers)Gets the image and uploads it to deviantsart.com or chunk.ioReturns the URL in the Driver’s properties pageReturns the URL as a variableFrequently Asked Questions What makes your push notification driver different from the rest? It supports image uploads! With a single swipe you can see who rang your doorbell or what tripped an sensor in your home.It supports variable insertion. Get notified of the exact temperature of your home or if your security system supports it the name of the person who disarmed or armed your home.If there are any API changes we can easily update it and push it out using the Houselogix auto-update feature.What is the deviantsart & chunk.io drivers for? The drivers will upload an image and return a URL for that image. As such 4sight emails and 3rd party drivers can use the link in their programming. This is useful for new and upcoming notification drivers that have not been created yet or if you want to utilise the 4sight email service. Why should i use the SMTP driver when i have 4sight emails? 4sight requires a subscription. This does not.4sight does not support HTML tags and as such have no formatting4sight emails cannot be replied to. With this you can.4sight emails do not have image/file attachments. With this you can.4sight emails do not let you define the senders name. With this you can.Are there any other cool things we can do with these drivers? The pushover notification service has a plug in for Android tasker. Tasker is a popular automation application for Android which allows you to control alot of the android functionality. So now you can get your home to control your phone. I can think of the following scenarios off the top of my head. Arming/Disarming home - Sets your phone to a different profileGoodnight button - Sets your phone to silent.Wakeup - Sets your phone to normal volume.http://updates.pushover.net/post/83118216460/pushover-for-android-now-with-tasker-support What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running oS 2.5.3 or later. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Pushover Installation Guide Download SMTP Installation Guide Download Deviantsart Installation Guide Download Chunk.io Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  11. Hi guys, Just released our Kodi Lite (XBMC) Driver for Control4. This is the ultimate media player driver in Control4 to date with movie library import (full cover art and meta data) and playback, automatic room on airplay/upnp streaming from your mobile device, automatic room off when screensaver activates (when you're fallen asleep or walked away), automatic screen masking based upon video aspect ratio, Android OS control & navigation (for if you want to exit XBMC and control other android apps) and much more. See link below for details. If you have any questions please post them in this thread. http://www.c4forums.com/topic/16085-chowmain-kodi-lite-xbmc-driver-for-control4/
  12. Chowmain - Oppo Bluray (ALL MODELS) Oppo Bluray players provide an unmatched A/V experience to home theater enthusiasts. Drawing from over a decade’s worth of experience in advanced imaging processing technology and high fidelity audio performance, the Oppo Bluray players are the ideal source to complete the ultimate home theater and sound room. The Chowmain Oppo Bluray driver for Control4 provides the most advanced 2 way feedback and control over your Oppo bluray player for Control4. Create the perfect automated media experience for your customer by providing automated control over projection modes, room lighting, automated audio device startup and/or video device startup and more with our easy to use solution. Features Full two way feedback. Automatically turn on the room based on the type of disc in the player. Eg it will turn on the receiver only if it detects an audio disc however if it detects a video disc it will also turn on the TV. Automatically turn off the room when you press the physical power off button Custom defined buttons for non intuitive buttons Play, Pause, Stop feedback Disk Tray Open, Close, Empty and Loading feedback Disc Type (Bluray, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, CDDA, HDCD, VCD, SVCD, DATA) detection feedback Audio Type (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM, MPEG Audio, CD Audio) detection feedback In Home Menu & Menu Menu feedback Source Resolution feedback Output Resolution feedback Repeat (Chapter, Title, All, Off) Actions Random Actions Shuffle Actions Set HDMI output resolution Actions Set HDR Actions Set Output TV Signal Actions OSD Position Actions Time Information Display Actions FAQ What hardware will this work on? This driver will work for the following models. It may also work with future models. BDP-83 BDP-93 BDP-95 BDP-103 BDP-103D BDP-105 BDP-105D BDT-101CI UDP-203 Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Automatically start up the receiver when the user puts in an audio disc. Automatically start up the tv/projector and receiver when the user puts in a video disc. Automatically dim lights when the movie starts playing. Automatically raise the lights when the movie pauses or stops. Automatically turn the whole AV system off when the user presses the physical power off button on the unit. Program different projection modes.based on resolution feedback. Change receiver settings when different audio types is detected. Utilise the awesome built in DAC for audiophiles. Control the volume of the Oppo directly with two way feedback. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  13. Chowmain - Experience Buttons Suite The Chowmain Experience Buttons Suite of drivers is designed to add additional functionality into Control4 for various Pulse buttons, On/Off type buttons and Radio Buttons. These buttons can be added to the watch, listen, security, comfort and services menu in Control4's navigator across all user interface devices. Think of them as custom buttons with an icon and feedback as to their current state. On/Off Based buttons Features Ability to be placed in the following menus. Watch Listen Comfort Security Services (only available on T3 touchscreens/EA Controllers) 14 different buttons to choose from On/Off 1 On/Off 2 On/Off 3 On/Off 4 Holiday Mode 1 Holiday Mode 2 Holiday Mode 3 Holiday Mode 4 Nurse Call Party Mode 1 Party Mode 2 Romance Tech Support Checkbox Favorites Events On Off Actions Turn On Turn Off Variables Activated Clicking on a button will toggle the state from On/Off or vice versa and fire an event. Radio Button Features Ability to be placed in the following menus. Watch Listen Comfort Security Services (only available on T3 touchscreens/EA Controllers) Add multiple instances of the driver and group together to create radio buttons in navigator Only one radio button can be selected at any time (just like real radio buttons). Events Selected Not Selected Actions Select Radio Button Variables Checked FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Favorites buttons can be added to Watch/Listen and programmed to start playback of your favorite TV/Radio Channel, Movie or Playlist eg CNN, BBC, Fox FM, Alan's Playlist. Holiday Mode buttons can be used to trigger holiday mode programming whilst the home owners are away. Use the tech support button to send you, the dealer, an email notifying you that the owner requires assistance. Use the nurse call button for aged care based functionality to call the carer. The On/Off buttons and checkbox buttons can be used for various programming including boolean variable manipulation, turning automated tasks on/off and more. Radio buttons can be used to change the state of a number variable. This is useful for mode selection in the home for modes that have more than 2 options. If a mode has two options only please utilise any of the other On/Off based Experience Buttons. Why do you only support OS 2.9 and above? Experience Buttons requires new functionality only available in OS 2.9 and above. It will not work for older versions of OS. Can you add XYZ button to the Experience Button Suite? If its a good idea and generic enough where other dealers will use it then yes. You will need to provide us with an on and off PNG based image at 300x300. If you have obtained or modified any images sourced from someone else please provide any relevant licencing information that we need to abide by. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary. Guest Services Example Watch Example Listen Example
  14. Chowmain - SainSmart iMatic v2 The SainSmart iMatic V2 provides 8 x 250V/AC 10A Relays channels that is controlled over ethernet TCP/IP. This unit is extremely affordable, is powered via a local 12vdc supply and is also din mountable. Other integrated solutions cost anywhere from 3 times to 10 times more. This is by far the cheapest way to integrate relays into Control4. Features IP Controllable On/Off/Toggle/Pulse Relays Two way feedback Fast Switching - Commands fire in 100ms intervals Extremely Affordable Combine with Chowmain Relay to Light driver for lighting control. Use Case Examples Connect lighting, sprinklers, garage doors/gates, motorised blinds/shades/windows/screens, door locks and other relay controlled devices to the system. Combine with our relay to light driver to display as lighting in Control4. Frequently Asked Questions Where can i purchase this unit?? This unit can be purchased from the Sainsmart website. Direct link below http://www.sainsmart.com/sainsmart-rj45-tcp-ip-remote-controller-board-with-8-channels-relay-integrated.html Why can't i trigger all the relays at once? Due to limitations in the device we can only send 1 command at a time per request. Each request is sent immediately after we receive a reply. As such you may notice a slight popcorn effect (for aproximately 100 milliseconds from our tests) especially in devices such as blinds and lights. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  15. Chowmain - Internet Weather Forecast Drivers The Forecast.io service provides free (upto 1000 calls per day) weather data and forecast. Forecast.io is backed by a wide range of data sources, which are aggregated together statistically to provide the most accurate forecast possible for a given location. The OpenWeatherMap service provides free weather data and forecast API suitable for any cartographic services like web and smartphones applications. Ideology is inspired by OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia that make information free and available for everybody. OpenWeatherMap provides wide range of weather data such as map with current weather, week forecast, precipitation, wind, clouds, data from weather Stations and many others. Weather data is received from global Meteorological broadcast services and more than 40 000 weather stations. The Chowmain Forecast.io and OpenWeatherMap drivers brings all of this data into Control4 for use in the home automation system. This is useful for automating services within the home based upon the external environment. Note that this is not a replacement for a personal weather station. We recommend utilising Extra Vegetables Cumulus Weather Stations or WeatherHawk weather station drivers/hardware if you require accurate readings as this provides accurate real time local weather information. Features Ability to select the Unit type (metric, imperial or internal)Current Weather Conditions for:Temperature (degrees)Humidity (percentage)Pressure (hPa)Wind Speed (mps)Wind Direction (degrees)Clouds (percentage)Precipitation IntensityPrecipitation ProbabilityDew Point (degrees)OzoneWeather Conditions (string)Forecasted Weather Conditions (Today & Tomorrow) for:Temperature MinimumTemperature MaximumHumidity (percentage)PrecipitationWind Speed (mps)Wind Direction (degrees)Pressure (hPa)Clouds (percentage)Moon Phase (percentage)Dew Point (degrees)OzoneWeather Conditions (string)Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Humidifiers can be turned on automatically if it is going to be a dry day,Towel rails can be turned on if its going to be a humid dayIf it is going to be a hot and sunny day, close the shutters to shut the heat outIf it is hotter indoors than it is outdoors and the wind direction is facing the motorised windows then open the windows.If it is going to be a hot day turn on the ACIf it is going to rain don’t automatically water the garden (I would also put in some additional logic to ensure that it will water the garden if it is extremely hot and if it hasn’t watered the garden in X amount of days).If it is going to be a cloudy day and the customer has solar then don’t turn on the smart appliances until tomorrow.Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? Combine with our Advanced Announcements driver to read the weather forecast out in the morning.What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running oS 2.2 or later. Why have two internet weather drivers? Why not? Not all internet weather information is built equally and we want to give you the option of getting one the is the most accurate for your location. One may work better in one country than the other. Two drivers for the price of one! What happens when the API changes? The beautiful thing about the extra vegetables auto-update feature is that driver updates can be pushed out to systems. No dealer intervention needed. Rest assured that should any of these services change their API we will update the driver to match. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Slick Download Forecast.io Installation Guide Download Open Weather Map Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  16. Chowmain - Kodi Full (XBMC) Driver for Control4 This driver is developed for the Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly known as XBMC). Kodi Entertainment Center is a software based media player that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Android based platforms. Kodi offers a beautiful simple interface that enriches your playback experience. The Chowmain Kodi Lite driver enables us to integrate the Kodi Entertainment Center into the Control4 home automation system with seamless control and feedback. This is the most feature packed media player on Control4 to date providing the user with an enriched movie playback experience. See below for more details Features IP based communications Library browsing and searching from any Control4 user interface including touchscreens, android application, ios application, PC and remote controls for Movies, TV shows, Music, Video FIles, Audio Files, Video Add-Ons, Audio Add-Ons, Pictures, Youtube and VEVOProgramatic playback of Movies, TV Episode or Video File.Transport controls Numerical buttons act as jump to percentage during video playback or SMS style quick navigation when in navigational modes. Number 0 in navigation mode will jump to the end of the list. Number 1 in navigation mode will jump to the start of the list.Support for PVR (Guide, Record, DVR, Channel Up, Channel Down buttons) Automatic Room On (like the music bridge) on playback detection and automatic Room Off on screen saver activate. If the driver detects music it will only turn on your receiver (audio endpoint). If it detects video it will also turn on your projector/tv (video endpoint).2 way feedback via the JSON API for play, pause, stop, screen saver active/deactive, Detected File Type, Video Aspect Ratio, Video Resolution, Video/Music/TV/Radio currently playing, Memory usage, CPU usage, CPU Frequency, System Total Space, System Uptime, System Temperature, Client Platform, Client Version & Client NameAssignable buttons for non intuitive buttons Wake-on Lan functionality and Shutdown functionality can keep your Kodi setup power efficient. Can still select a movie from navigator and have it turn on the machine and play the movie upon start up. Power off options Ability to send custom messages to Kodi Entertainment Center via Kodi Notifications (similar to Control4 Announcements via Navigator). Audio End-Point assignment for line level volume up/down/mute functionality Video End-Point assignment Support for Android boxes (if XBMC app is closed it will launch upon ON command, also if XBMC exited by user you can navigate and control Android applications).Ability to play any URL via Control4 programming. This is useful for commercial systems.Frequently Asked Questions Why is this driver called KODI Full? Initially we wanted to make the best KODI driver around however as we kept working on it our aspirations just kept getting higher and higher. As such the development efforts and timeframe has expanded exponentially. To get the driver to market quickly we decided to make two drivers. KODI Lite and KODI Full. Kodi Lite is still one of the best media player drivers on the market with exceptional features. Kodi Full however is THE best media player driver on the market with full library navigation, live meta data, cover art and more. They are both priced accordingly. Some people won't want all the features available in KODI Full so we've made KODI Lite which is priced to suit. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? This driver is the only driver in Control4 which will allow you to browse TV shows, video files, photos, youtube, VEVO and more. No other driver has this functionality.Now with Android support you can purchase Android Set Top Boxes for under $200 that will provide you with the full XBMC experience and Android experience. Play games, surf the web and use XBMC.Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. Also automatically set the cinema to different modes based upon the movie aspect ratio.Setup logic to change your LED lightings colour dependant on the movie name. If you're watching something set in the ocean set it to blue. If you're watching something set in the jungle set it to green or if you're watching something set in the desert set it to orange. It can be very disruptive while watching a movie to have navigator pop up and tell me that someone is at my front door or perhaps i have a new email or something. This driver provides the ability to send Kodi announcements. Like a Control4 Announcement this will pop up a custom message however in this case it will not interrupt the current Kodi activity. It will just pop up in the bottom right hand corner for a few seconds and then hide away.This driver provides two way feedback on what media you're consuming and what the state of the media player is. It will tell you when the movie is playing, paused, stopped or if it is a movie, episode, song or unknown media type. This information is useful for customising your lighting and environment to suit your customer's requirements. The driver has the ability to automatically turn rooms on and off. Using this functionality you can essentially turn on your tv and receiver upon airplay or UPnP photos, video or music playback. If you leave the room for too long or fall asleep at the tv the driver will automatically turn the room off (all av devices off) upon detection of screensaver activation. Some projectors have the option of clearing out the black bars (masking) in movies. This driver reports back the aspect ratio of the video it is currently playing as a variable. Using this information we can automate these projection masking modes and as such make the user experience nicer. This driver has feedback on CPU usage, Memory usage and CPU temperature. This information is extremely important for maintaining the health of the hardware platform it is on. Using this information we can automate shutdowns so that no damage can occur on the device.Browse and search your music and video librarys directly from a Control4 user interface.What hardware will this work on?? This will work on any hardware that KODI supports (Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android) running XBMC version 12 (Frodo) & 13 (Gotham) and KODI version 14 (Helix), KODI version 15 (Isengard). Currently we prefer some of the higher end Android boxes and Intel NUC's as it is a more cleaner solution than the others. Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? This driver utilizes SDK functionality only available in Control4 OS 2.7 and above. Do you offer showroom discounts? We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes. See link below for T&C's and signup procedure. Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. http://www.chowmain.co.nz/kodi-xbmc-full-driver-for-control4 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvR_ZY2N5LtWdLO5C9lMM8Pe-xM5wzl9- How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  17. Chowmain - Android Driver The Chowmain Google Android driver is designed to primarily control Google Android Set Top Boxes. This allows you to utilise the Control4 SR-250 remote to navigate the Android operating system and control applications as you would with a normal infra red remote control. It also has the ability to mimic onscreen navigator functionality by using the Control4 application. Note that the Control4 navigator application was not designed to be used via navigational buttons and as such mouse cursor keys will need to be used. This driver also gives the ability to launch applications on first start and through any of the coloured buttons. Note that this driver requires a 3rd party application be installed and configured on a rooted android device. Features One way IP Based communicationsTransport Controls Playback Control Audio End-Point assignment for volume up/down/mute funcitonality Video End-Point assignment Launch applications from coloured buttons, on command or via programming tab SMS stype text entry via numberpad Mouse navigation emulation via number pad Frequently Asked Questions Why would i want to use an android set top box? You can use cheap Android Set Top boxes as media players using apps like XBMC, Plex, Netflix. What cool things can i do with this? You can use this set top box as an onscreen navigator. You can also play games to an certain extent (though it is advised that you utilise a bluetooth controller or an air mouse for a better gaming experience).This driver will also work on a google android tablet. Great for launching intercom, control4, skype and other useful apps on the tablet based upon doorbell presses and other events at your home. How do i use it just for launching appliations on my tablet? Simple. Just set up the driver but not connect any of the AV connections. All programming commands will still work. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  18. We're doing a Cyber Monday one day only sale!! 30% OFF our two most popular drivers - Kodi Full and IFTTT Maker!!!! Dealers stock up on licences whilst you can!! Get it quick before it goes back to the normal pricing!! https://www.houselogix.com/shop/ifttt-maker-driver https://www.houselogix.com/shop/kodi-entertainment-center-full-xbmc
  19. Hi guys, I know a lot of you already utilise my Kodi Full driver for Control4 but there are a lot of new members on here now looking for media player solutions. Our Kodi Full driver for Control4 is one of our most popular drivers which integrates the Kodi media player with almost every feature. It does so much but today i wanted to focus on the TV show integration as that is one thing that Control4 has been lacking for a long time. Our Kodi Full driver will allow you to browse all the TV shows in your Kodi library. Upon selection of the TV Show it will then bring up all seasons. You can then find out more information about the show by selecting the View Info button or you can select a Season by clicking on the Season. It will then bring up all episodes in that season. If you have watched the episode it will have a tick next to the episode. When you select an episode you can play the episode, view information about the episode or if you are half way through watching you can resume the episode. On top of browsing all tv shows you can also browse by genre, recently added episodes or recently played episodes (my favourite option). Lastly you can search by TV Show Title, Actor, Studio or Genre. For more information about our Kodi Full driver check out the link below. http://www.chowmain.co.nz/kodi-xbmc-full-driver-for-control4
  20. Hi guys, We just released a FREE Control4 driver that updates your Sky pay tv channel icons automatically. Will only import the channels that you have a subscription to (requires username and password). No more media list updates when Sky changes its channel numbers, adds/removes channels or the account holder adds/removes packages from their service. All we ask in return is that you check out our other drivers on our website. We are passionate about Control4 and there are a lot of cool drivers that add functionality to Control4 which you may like. Note as a free driver it comes as is and without support. http://www.chowmain.co.nz/mysky-driver
  21. Chowmain - Find My Remote Driver The Control4 SR-250 and SR-260 system remote controls have find my remote functionality built into them. Rather than utilise a custom button our new Find My Remote driver makes mapping this action to a Control4 touchscreen prettier. Features Pretty Find My Remote Icon Easy programming. Just select the remote in the drivers properties and the duration. Can be displayed under Services (Our prefered spot) or Watch/Listen/Comfort/Security menu's in any room. FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Lost your remote? Now you have a pretty button to make it beep so you can find it. Why doesn't my remote beep immediately? Remotes take upto a minute to check in. As such it will not beep immediately and will take upto a minute to start beeping. Once beeping has started you can cancel it by pressing any button on the remote. Why do you only support OS 2.9 and above? This driver is reliant on a new proxy introduced in OS 2.9.0 How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  22. Hi guys, We just did a major update to our Google Android driver. This driver allows Control4 to control the Android STB via IP and also launch applications. With our major update we have now included the ability to view all android applications on Navigator and also add in over 30 mini drivers to the watch menu for quick launch (see screenshot below).
  23. Chowmain - Orvibo WiWo S20 Driver Control4 supplies the wireless outlet switch that makes any household plug-in device, like lamps, appliances and electronics part of the Control4 system by turning a standard outlet into a smart outlet. Unfortunately this device is not available to the majority of the world as it only supports 120VAC voltage for US plug type devices. Introducing the Orvibo S20 Smart Socket. It has US/UK/EU/AU/CN plug types and is extremely affordable. This WiFi based power outlet supports up to 10amps (100-240VAC) and can be easily integrated into the Control4 home automation system using the Chowmain Orvibo S20 driver. Features Auto discovery of S20 device on the network Auto update of IP address and port upon change Abilty to connect driver to outlet light or relay device drivers which in turn allows you to view the correct icon on navigator interface or even eliminate standby power on AV based devices. Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming On/Off feedback from the device. FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? In Australia we do not have access to the Control4 outlet switch. As such we cannot easily integrate floor lamps, bedside table lights, fans, electric heaters, towel rails, etc easily. This driver fills in the gap to integrate these devices into the Control4 system. This driver allows connection to the Control4 outlet light driver and any relay based binding. As such you can get the correct icon on your navigator and also bind it to your AV device to minimise standby power. This driver allows connection to any Control4 keypad for ease of use programming. Why should i use this product over the other outlets on the market? This product is extremely affordable. You could buy 3 to 5 of these of these for the price of one of the competing products (including the cost of the driver). What hardware will this work on? This driver will work with the S20 AU/EU/UK/US/CN smart sockets made by Orvibo. The driver will also work with the following products as it is rebadged. There may be other rebadged S20's out there that we do not know of. Please utilise the built in 48 hour trial first to test prior to purchasing a licence. Arlec PC180 (sold at Bunnings, Australia) Bauhn W2 (sold at Aldi, Australia) Bayit Home Automation BH1810 (sold at Home Depot & WalMart, USA) WiSPP (sold in the UK) Time2 (sold in the UK) ON THE WAY (sold on Amazon) Orvibo, (sold on Aliexpress, Banggood & other online retailers) How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  24. Chowmain - Kodi Lite (XBMC) Driver for Control4 This driver is developed for the Kodi Entertainment Center (formerly known as XBMC). Kodi Entertainment Center is a software based media player that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Android based platforms. Kodi offers a beautiful simple interface that enriches your playback experience. The Chowmain Kodi Lite driver enables us to integrate the Kodi Entertainment Center into the Control4 home automation system with seamless control and feedback. This is the most feature packed media player on Control4 to date providing the user with an enriched movie playback experience. See below for more details Features IP based communications Transport controls Numerical buttons act as jump to percentage during video playback or SMS style quick navigation when in navigational modes. Number 0 in navigation mode will jump to the end of the list. Number 1 in navigation mode will jump to the start of the list.Support for PVR (Guide, Record, DVR, Channel Up, Channel Down buttons) Movie selection from Control4’s Navigator Import Movies from the Kodi library into Control4's library with meta data and cover art. Automatic update upon movie Kodi * library update notification. Automatic Room On (like the music bridge) on playback detection and automatic Room Off on screen saver activate. If the driver detects music it will only turn on your receiver (audio endpoint). If it detects video it will also turn on your projector/tv (video endpoint).2 way feedback via the JSON API for play, pause, stop, screen saver active/deactive, Detected File Type, Video Aspect Ratio, Video Resolution, Video/Music/TV/Radio currently playing, Memory usage, CPU usage, CPU Frequency, System Total Space, System Uptime, System Temperature, Client Platform, Client Version & Client NameAssignable buttons for non intuitive buttons Wake-on Lan functionality and Shutdown functionality can keep your Kodi setup power efficient. Can still select a movie from navigator and have it turn on the machine and play the movie upon start up. Power off options Ability to send custom messages to Kodi Entertainment Center via Kodi Notifications (similar to Control4 Announcements via Navigator). Audio End-Point assignment for line level volume up/down/mute functionality Video End-Point assignment Support for Android boxes (if XBMC app is closed it will launch upon ON command, also if XBMC exited by user you can navigate and control Android applications).Ability to play any URL via Control4 programming. This is useful for commercial systems.Frequently Asked Questions Why is this driver called KODI Lite? Initially we wanted to make the best KODI driver around however as we kept working on it our aspirations just kept getting higher and higher. As such the development efforts and timeframe has expanded exponentially. To get the driver to market quickly we decided to make two drivers. KODI Lite and KODI Full. Kodi Lite is the (as of date) best media player driver on the market with exceptional features. Kodi Full however will be THE best media player driver ever on the market with full library navigation, live meta data, cover art and more. They will be both priced accordingly. Some people won't want all the features available in KODI Full so we've made KODI Lite which is priced to suit. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Now with Android support you can purchase Android Set Top Boxes for under $200 that will provide you with the full XBMC experience and Android experience. Play games, surf the web and use XBMC.Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. Also automatically set the cinema to different modes based upon the movie aspect ratio.Setup logic to change your LED lightings colour dependant on the movie name. If you're watching something set in the ocean set it to blue. If you're watching something set in the jungle set it to green or if you're watching something set in the desert set it to orange. It can be very disruptive while watching a movie to have navigator pop up and tell me that someone is at my front door or perhaps i have a new email or something. This driver provides the ability to send Kodi announcements. Like a Control4 Announcement this will pop up a custom message however in this case it will not interrupt the current Kodi activity. It will just pop up in the bottom right hand corner for a few seconds and then hide away.This driver provides two way feedback on what media you're consuming and what the state of the media player is. It will tell you when the movie is playing, paused, stopped or if it is a movie, episode, song or unknown media type. This information is useful for customising your lighting and environment to suit your customer's requirements. The driver has the ability to automatically turn rooms on and off. Using this functionality you can essentially turn on your tv and receiver upon airplay or UPnP photos, video or music playback. If you leave the room for too long or fall asleep at the tv the driver will automatically turn the room off (all av devices off) upon detection of screensaver activation. Some projectors have the option of clearing out the black bars (masking) in movies. This driver reports back the aspect ratio of the video it is currently playing as a variable. Using this information we can automate these projection masking modes and as such make the user experience nicer. This driver has feedback on CPU usage, Memory usage and CPU temperature. This information is extremely important for maintaining the health of the hardware platform it is on. Using this information we can automate shutdowns so that no damage can occur on the device. What hardware will this work on?? This will work on any hardware that KODI supports (Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android) running XBMC version 12 (Frodo) & 13 (Gotham) and KODI version 14 (Helix). Currently we prefer some of the higher end Android boxes as it is a more cleaner solution than the others. Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above? OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compremised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available. Do you offer showroom discounts? We offer a 10% discount to dealers who want to use this driver in their showroom. Please contact our distributor Houselogix to arrange for this. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  25. Chowmain - Generic Thermostat Driver (IR) Split infrared controlled HVAC systems are quite common in Australia and New Zealand. The issue with these systems is that control is only one way, without any feedback what so ever. Furthermore each IR string contains code information about the mode, fan speed and set point within in. Given this you must learn every single combination of IR code to get full integration into your home automation system. The Chowmain Generic IR Thermostat driver enables us to integrate infrared controlled HVAC systems into the Control4 system with feedback from a dry contact (to sense if it is on/off) and temperature input from the Control4 Thermostat, Axxess Motion Sensors, Card Access Contact Sensor or Relays. This provides a total solution for what would be a one way system. Note this driver is only compatible with HVAC systems that utilize Celsius. The two options we recommend for installation are as follows: * Option A: 'Retrofit' via a card access Zigbee 2 IR device * Option B: 'New Construction' via hard wired connection from a Control4 Controller or IO Extender. In both cases installation is recommended on the interior of the heat pump chassis to ensure a clean look. However if this voids the manufactures warranty a tidy exterior installation can easily be done. Features * Inbuilt Web server for control, setup and backup or IR codes. * Ability to test IR codes via the Web setup page. * Heat, Cool & Auto HVAC modes supported. * Low, Medium, High & Auto Fan modes supported. * 16 – 30 degrees of Set Point supported. * Temperature Feedback from Axxess Motion Sensor, Control4 Thermostat, Card Access Contact Sensor or Card Access Contact Relay. * Power State Feedback via dry contact input. Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? * This driver is extremely useful for countries where IR based HVAC solutions are common. By combining it with 3rd party temperature inputs you get a fully integration IR HVAC solution within Control4. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? * This driver supports an optional contact input. This is useful for when the consumer utilises the existing IR remote control for feedback. It will set the mode to off when the unit shutter closes and to auto at the last setpoint when the unit shutter opens. * This driver has an inbuilt webserver for setup and control. If the client is on their PC they can control their HVAC system by just visiting the URL specified in the properties page of the driver. What hardware will this work on? This will work on all IR based HVAC systems. Note that a 3rd party IR learner is required to learn the codes. Temperature input is compatible with the Control4 Thermostat, Axxess Motion Sensor, Card Access Contact and Card Access Relay. Where do i find IR backup files for existing systems? You can download IR backup files from our website. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Information Sheet Download Installation Guide How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.