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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. TechAutomated

    NEW CONTROL4 Equipment !!!

    Hi Gents, NOVEMBER CLEARANCE SALE - COMPLETE HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM Huge DISCOUNT IF YOU BUY THE COMPLETE PACKAGE - Make an offer! ALL PRICING IS IN CANADIAN DOLLARS I can verify original receipts from Control4 to final buyer This equipment is Brand new in box, DM me for any inquiries. USD will be accepted at 25% Shipping included on package deal. Cheers, Product - BNIB - COMPLETED HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM PACKAGE Qty Per Unit Sell Price Audio Matrix Switch (C4-16ZAMSv3-B) 1 $1,268.75 $1,268.75 Control4 T3 Series 10” In-Wall Touch Screen (White) (C4-WALL10-1-WH) 1 $1,015.00 $1,015.00 Control4 EA-5 Entertainment and Automation Controller (C4-EA5) 1 $2,276.50 $2,276.50 Control4 4K Ultra HD 8x8 AV Matrix Switch with Audio Downmixing (C4-LU862D) 1 $8,265.00 $8,265.00 Control4 4K Ultra HD HDBaseT Receiver (Class A) (C4-LU1E) 3 $348.00 $1,044.00 8-Zone Non-Matrix Power Amplifier (C4-AMP108) 2 $1,189.00 $2,378.00 Wireless Music Bridge (C4-WMB-B) 2 $304.50 $609.00 Control4 System Remote Control SR260 and Recharging Station (C4-SR260RSK) 2 $253.75 $507.50 Control4 Wireless Thermostat by Aprilaire 8644C4 (C4-THERM-WH) 8 $377.00 $3,016.00 CAD Total Sell Price $20,379.75 Product Qty Sell Price Per Unit HC800 - Home Controller BNIB 1 $1,268.75 $1,268.75 Wireless Speaker Point - Demo Unit 1 $217.50 $217.50 Brocade 24port 1G POE Switch 390W BNIB 1 $2,682.50 $2,682.50 CAD Total Sell Price $4,168.75
  4. Hi I'm Automation engineer with 5 years experience in design,installation and programming smart home projects. looking for new opportunity in Asia or Europe.
  5. We are releasing a new solution for RGB LED Control with Control4. There is not so many good and affordable solutions of this kind right now, this driver may fill a gap many people wanted since a while. If you have tried other RGB LED Control solution for Control4 that are on the market right now, you may have find they may produce disappointing results, or other solutions may be better but for a price. The driver we are presenting if focussed mainly to work with RGB LED and use DMX as the standard lightning control protocol. It teams with a powerful interface that is the RS-232 DMX Engine from Engineering Solutions Inc. This little box have enough power to allow a complete management of RGB LED, Color effects, smooth fades, and more. Best of all, it does cost less than the other popular DMX solution for Control4. The driver fully support Advanced Lightning Agent scenes with perfectly synchronous activation with no external tool required to build a scene, it also feature a highly user friendly color effect management and native Control4 dimmer control to keep the experience similar the same as with Control4 own lightning system. Quick features list: - Native Control4 Dimmer Control - Full Advanced Lightning Agent support - Perfectly smooth scene activation with no popcorn effect - Smooth fades and color transition - Built-in Color Loop and Chase Effect - Effects are fully customizable - No CPU overhead - Support parallel tasking - Ultra fast response time - Exclusive Effect Switch for easy color effect creation - White override for RGBW Lightning The total cost of the driver and the interface is lower than the actual most popular DMX solution for Control4 and will produce better results, guarantee. Many people are already using it and they liked it. Check out this demo video of a basement with RGBW lightning, all controlled with Control4 and this driver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQsbtevZwSg The whole DMX Lightning control solution is sold on the Houselogix Marketplace: https://www.houselogix.com/shop/lighting Driver documentation: http://www.domaudeo.com/Control4/Drivers/DMX/Instructions.pdf Driver package download: http://www.domaudeo.com/Control4/Drivers/DMX/DMX_for_Control4_v1.2.zip For pricing information, go to Houselogix https://www.houselogix.com/shop/domaudeo or contact info@domaudeo.com Feel free to ask question on this forum, we will gladly try our best to answer.
  6. Brand new, never taken out the box, Pakedge WX-1-C. This is the CEILING MOUNTED version of the WX-1. This is for small business/light commercial or heavy duty residential applications. Dual-band wireless AC, 3x3 Mimo, Not sure what these are going for so just shoot me a reasonable number. Emphasis on the reasonable.
  7. Good Evening everyone, Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/annex4/ for details on a giveaway we are holding for integration of the LG HU80KA WebOS Projector using our LG WebOS driver for your holiday system upgrades! This projector offers 4k laser projection at an affordable price point and integrates with the most feature rich Control4 display driver. More details about the LG HU80KA can be found here: https://www.lg.com/us/home-video/lg-HU80KA-projector Happy Holidays! the annex⁴ team!
  8. Zenikul


    Hi, I am building a new house and hired a dealer to install Control4 for home automation, and a theatre. I want to setup karaoke, but I’m not sure how to go about doing so. I didn’t realize how closed the Control4 system was (in the the sense that, we the consumers are not allowed to change or setup new devices ourselves, it has to be done by dealer/installer). I read Karaoke using YouTube was an inexpensive way of getting Karaoke set up at home for parties. Chromecast is a great way to queue songs on your connected device and cast the list on your TV. I heard you could also use your smart tv to do so. But here are things to consider: 1) Would integrating karaoke with Control4 and using the existing in-ceiling speakers for karaoke be a good idea? 2) What do I need to set it up? 3) should I separate karaoke entirely and localize it to just an area with a tv? Would Vocopro’s SmartTVoke http://www.vocopro.com/products/product_info_m.php?ID=810 be an easy and good choice to go with? 4) should I worry about feedback? 5) if FB will be an issue, how can I avoid it? 6) are home theatre in-ceiling speakers going to break if we use it for karaoke? 7) other things to consider? Any help would be appreciated! PS. I am in Canada.
  9. dcovach


    The native SiriusXM Control4 driver was released today. Requires OS 2.10
  10. Is Control4 compatible with Sky Q? I may have jumped the gun when ordering my Sky Q. I think it may not be compatible as Sky Q says devices must be HDCP 2.2 compatible. Current Setup: My setup was installed by a professional installer so I'm not that familiar with it. I have Sky HD which appear to be connected to a BlueStream (4-way 4k HDBaseT splitter) via HDMI which I'm assuming then connects to my Control4 Controller HC 800 box. This then distributes the video round the house via Ethernet. As Sky Q 'requires' HDCP 2.2 will Sky Q still pump Ultra HD to the TVs on my setup? Anyone else have a similar setup with Sky Q? Thanks!
  11. Recently my Apple TV 4K auto updated to tvOS 11.2.5 which adds 'AirPlay 2' support. Now whenever I press the 'Room Off' button on my Control4 Remote, everything shuts off and then immediately turns back on and starts play music from my AppleTV. Pressing the 'Room Off' button a second time turns everything off as it should. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
  12. TheLoopBoise

    Programmer Postion - Boise, ID

    We are excited to have a current opening for a programmer position at our Boise, ID office! We have been in business for over 12 years and are backfilling our lead programmer/support position as unfortunately our previous team member left the industry. We are a fun, fast paced company that specializes in projects $20k-$80k. About 80% are residential. Requirements: Love of tech and audio/video Familiarity with Control4 eco systems and programming Experience with network configuration including IP addresses, router/AP config, etc. Knowledge of managed networks a plus Looking for a growing, improving company with lots of future potential Enjoy living in a town with great outdoor activities and fun, awesome people Ability to work both at a desk or in the field If interested please send a resume and description of why you think you'd rock it at The Loop! Relocation assistance will be provided!
  13. Zakriya

    Energy Meters

    Hello everyone, I would like to monitor the power that we are consuming in our house. Is there any energy meter available that can be used and has a driver for Control4 which will allow me to see the energy consumption on the touchscreen? Any help would be appreciated. Best Regards,
  14. I have a Control 4 Based Home Automation System running in a 4 Bed room Villa. The Set up has 5 Alexa units in each of the respective areas 1. Living Room 2. Home Theater 3. Master bed Room 4. Sons room 5. Daughters room. Each room has lights that are connected to Clipsal dimmer and Air conditioner connected via Infra red to the Control 4 Controller. Also Apple TV and Tata Sky controlled via IR to the Control 4 Controller Each room can be controlled independantly via Control4 Touch Panel installed in the each respective room. All good. Now the customer asked us to install Alexa into every room so that it can control device via Voice Commands. 5 Alexa Units were installed and programmed for Control 4 device control. Now we have programmed each area to the controlled with the following voice command Alexa , Room/Location Name , Device , State ie. For Master Bed Room Area to Turn on the Lights we have to say --> Alexa Masterbed room , Lights on ie. For Master Bed Room Area to Turn on the Tata Sky we have to say ie. --> Alexa Masterbed room , Tatasky on AND ie. For Home Theater Area to Turn on the Lights we have to say --> Alexa Home Theater room , Lights on ie. For Home Theater Area to Turn on the Tata Sky we have to say ie. --> Alexa Home Theater , Tatasky on We have programmed this way and it works fine. Now my customer comes and says he does not want to mention the Location Name every time. If he is in the Bed Room, he wants to say "Alexa, Turn on lights " and the lights of the Bed room alone must turn on. And if he is in Home theater and if he says the same voice command "Alexa, Turn on lights " ---> Only the Home Theater Lights must turn on. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have checked creating a Smart Devices Group and tried various ways to do this. But Alexa allows only one Unique Group name or voice command as all 5 of my alexa are connected. Is there a way in which i can make the Alexa in a Room or location to control only the devices in that room or location alone and that too by giving a simple command like Alexa ,Device , State i.e Alexa, Lights on or Alexa Tatasky on Can anyone help me do this in Alexa. Each room i must be able to use the command Alexa Device and State to control the devices in that location only. I tried the Smart Home Group but it does not help me create a unique group name only for one area. I tried this option. Kindly help.
  15. nawty

    Garage Clean Out

    Cleaning out some extras. (3) C4-SW120277 Control4 Switches NIB, $100/each or all 3 for $240 (1) Wirepath WPS-100 DVR 8 channel DVR $60 (1) EA1 processors $290 (1) Control4 AMP108 8 zone amplifier NEW!!! Make an offer (1) Luxul XAP1230 (1) Brightsign XD1030 (1) Sonic Wall NSA 220 Network Piece (2) Control4 Ipod dock 30pin connectors (1) Niles AC3 Brand new (1) Niles MSU440Z IR controller Shipping to be paid by purchaser. Prefer US shipping. Thx
  16. Looking to install a Clare Control Video Doorbell but cannot find any C4 Drivers. It is a new product but I wanted to reach out to the experts here to see if they know of anything or have tested one yet. I'm looking to go with that solution because of the ONVIF and the fact it only needs the doorbells basic wiring. Thanks in advance!
  17. Seeking to add another Control4 Tech to our team. WE ARE OFFERING RELOCATION PACKAGES OR SIGNING BONUS ! We are an established C4 dealer in Tampa Bay, FL and want tot add an additional tech to our team. Competitive Pay and Benefits! Message Me or Reach out for more info! c4@homelinktechnologies.com Thank you, Bryan Dolan Homelink Technologies Tampa, FL 813-426-3680 www.homelinktechnologies.com
  18. Zakriya

    Door Station

    Hey everyone, I have the DS2 door station installed along with the touchscreen and the EA-1 Controller. When in the living room, everything is fine as I can hear the touch screen whenever somebody is at the door. I also have the application on my phone as well. However, when I am upstairs since the touchscreen can't be heard upstairs, I have no idea when and who is at the door. Is there any way to get notified on the phone when somebody is at the door, like getting the same call on both my phone and touchscreen or any other way? Best Regards,
  19. Summit is a small company but with 13-year Control4 dealership experience and Park City featured customer spotlight on C4's gallery . Looking for the right candidate in the Salt Lake or surrounding area. Message me with more info or john@summitsmart.com Thanks, John Farnes
  20. Hi, Can Control4 pull an audio source from the Denon AVR-X2400H (or any other Denon amp with HEOS) and play that sound to another room that has a HEOS1/3/5/7 speaker? Setup: EA3 with the C4-LU642L-KIT. Distributed UHD to 4x bedrooms. Denon amp in lounge with 4 different audio sources plugged into the Denon amp. Audio sources are SAT1, SAT2, SAT3 and Apple TV. Can I distribute the audio sources throughout the house using HEOS speakers in the bedrooms and other areas? Or will I need either the Denon Heos Superlink or the C4 4zone matrix?
  21. Hi, I am wandering if anyone has any experience with getting a HikVISION NVR to behave with Control 4 and have some questions about the correct network structure. I currently have a Hikvision NVR with with the updated firmware. It has 16 inbuilt POE ports for the cameras. HOWEVER, I am currently not using the inbuilt POE ports and have configured a separate POE switch for the cameras. The cameras are currently on a separate VLAN from the NVR. The NVR is configured on the "home" network but has access to the cameras too, via the switch. My question is, will this be compatible with Control4. I.e. C4 having only direct access to the NVR and NOT the cameras? or should i just use the POE ports on the NVR to connect the cameras? The only thing i want to do is view cameras via the C4 interface. (not too concerned about confining the NVR via C4). would appreciate any advise as not too sure?
  22. Hi everyone, I'm brand new so please excuse my ignorance. I've been searching through this forum and a lot of resources online. Apologies if my newbie questions have already been answered somewhere else - perhaps direct me there. About to start on a brand new construction of a home in Australia. Was ready to include the Schneider Electric CBUS system and Wiser control as the home automation solution specification. But then I started doing some of my of own research and it appeared that the Schneider CBUS with Wiser control system and user software generally hasn't received a lot of love from Schneider and Control4 might better suit the outcomes I am trying to achieve. From my online research it also appeared that Control4 has a lot of user focussed online resources and information compared to CBUS. From an outcome perspective here is what I'm trying to achieve with a system: - Automated lighting control and scenes. There are a lot of lights inside and also outside and couldn't possibly control each individually - Electronic lock control for the external entry doors and a video intercom at the main entry - Basic media integration. I use an appletv to stream most media. If possible also the ability to make use of an enormous library of MP3s which are stored locally. Simple multi-room audio. Don't require multi-room video - Blind/shade control - Specifying a Mitsubishi VRF HVAC system. Mitsubishi has a pretty good wifi control app. A bonus but not essential would be integration of the HVAC with the main automation control system - Integration with the security system. Ness M1 with Hikvision IP cameras is what was recommended but can look at alternatives if better integration - Integration with keypad and RFID access control on the external doors - Away/Home features - Remote viewing of camera and security event alerts - User adjustable settings. Not the whole thing but little tweaks to lighting scenes for example or which physical buttons control what - Price is a secondary consideration. Reliability and user friendliness rank first - Home will otherwise be wired with Unify switches and access points Next step I will speak with a Control4 dealer and get a specific proposal. But I thought it might be good to check with this community first for their biased (or hopefully somewhat unbiased) views on the good/bad/ugly of C4 and in particular why they chose it over CBUS. Or perhaps why someone chose CBUS over C4 if they are on this forum. Of course not wanting to start any arguments. Just a newbie looking for some advice. Thanks in advance. And again sorry if this has already been answered a 1000 times before. Point me toward those answers and I'll leave everyone alone.
  23. Have a control4 ea3, directv H25 receiver is connected but no audio. other audio sources work just fine. anyone else have this issue?
  24. I am looking for any High End Home Audio Visual technicians with 7-10 years experience Control4 certification is preferred $$ Some savant, Lutron & Crestron experience The compensation would be around 65K and with overtime it would be over 80K If interested reply, shoot me an email (connor@masongroup.net), or call 818-707-8989 x114 Thank you