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  1. 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.
  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 - 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. This question is addressed to driver developers: We already know we can use multiple proxies in a driver, but is someone know if we can build a driver that use two light proxies, but one with capabilities <dimmer>False</dimmer> and one with <dimmer>True</dimmer> ??? I'm trying to have a driver that present a Switch as the main driver and a Dimmer as the "child" driver... <capabilities proxybindingid = xxx> does not seems to work... Please help...
  8. 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
  9. Hi guys, Its rare that i'm excited about a driver (i build them everyday) but this driver here adds so much to Control4 especially to those of you who have Composer Home Edition. This driver is pretty much ready for release. I'm just putting the final touches on the documentation so once thats complete it'll be ready for everyone to use. The IFTTT maker driver is a bi-directional driver which adds communications from Control4 to IFTTT to control any service or product on IFTTT and vice versa. You can replace quite a few outbound services by having Control4 send emails, push notifications, SMS's and more to IFTTT (it pretty much replaces the majority of the functionality of our Notification Suite and Control4's 4sight). It also does the same thing as many other 3rd party inbound services like Geofencing drivers, Amazon Alexa drivers, various Calandar drivers and more. Here are some examples of what you can achieve but at the end of the day its really upto your imagination. Lastly a big thanks to Mitch for helping me out with brainstorming with me and testing the driver. Without him the driver wouldn't be as fast and responsive as it is today. Outbound Examples (Control4 > IFTTT) Control4 can send SMS’s via your Android phone (IF app must be downloaded to the phone) Control4 can call your phone number and say a message (for security alarms, smoke alarms and other emergencies). Control4 can save data about the events in your home in google docs or dropbox. Control4 can save data about the events in your home to IFTTT’s daily or weekly email digest. Control4 can send emails out without 4sight or 3rd party driver Control4 can send push notifications out without 4sight or 3rd party driver (using pushalot, pushbullet or pushover) Control4 can send Skype messages Control4 can send Google Glass notifications (with Message, Image URL and URL fields). Control4 can send notifications to your Android wear device (requires IF app installed). Control4 can send your BMW (Connected Drive Compatible) a message on your car’s front screen display (120 characters limited) Control4 can find lost items (needs tags) or phones (call your phone). Control4 can send your Tesla (EVE enabled) a message (with subject, message and message type fields) on your car’s dashboard Control4 can turn on or off your GE Smart Appliance and more. Control4 can tell your Android phone to turn on/off Bluetooth or wifi (might be useful when you’re leaving or coming back home). Tell the world via Facebook what your home is upto (might not be a good idea). When batteries are low on your Control4 sensors add a reminder to your IOS reminders app. Inbound Examples (IFTTT > Control4) Amazon Alexa (Amazon Echo, Tap, etc) can send commands to Control4 via voice recognition to do things like turn lights on, play music, house off and more. Assissant.ai can send commands to Control4 via voice recognition Control4 can read out stock prices or notify you when they raise or lower (requires Chowmain Advanced Announcements Driver) Control4 can pause your music and videos when you answer your phone (android only) Control4 can read out tweets when someone mentions you on twitter (requires Chowmain Advanced Announcements Driver) Control4 can detect if a specific person has entered or left a room/zone using beacons. iOS Location and Android Location (via the IF app) can tell Control4 when you are approaching or leaving home. Send a warning to Control4 when something has been picked up or moved (needs wireless tag) Your BMW (Connected Drive Compatible) can tell Control4 when it is entering or exiting an area. Your EVE enabled Tesla car can tell Control4 when it has arrived home, is leaving home or on the way home. Your Automatic, Zubie or Dash enabled car can tell Conrol4 when you have turned the car on or off within a certain area. Your GE, LG and Samsung Smart appliances can tell Control4 when it has been turned on, off, if for example an oven timer is done, if there is a leak in the dishwasher, if the filter needs cleaning, if the dryer cycle has finished, if the fridge door has been left open for too long, Your Nest Protect smoke alarm can send Control4 smoke emergency, warning and carbon monoxide emergencies Your Netatmo Welcome can tell Control4 when a specific person, known person or even an unknown person has been seen or arrives home (facial recognition) Your Roost Smart Battery can tell Control4 (via the announcement agent) when its battery is low (Great for smoke alarms). Control Control4 via SMS or phone call to IFTTT. Have Control4 read out your meetings (including subject, body & location) on outlook 365 calendar or Google calendar 15 minutes before the meeting (requires Chowmain Advanced Announcements driver) If the temperature (via weather forecast/conditions) changes in your area tell Control4 to do something. Your Android phone can tell Control4 when it has connected or disconnected to/from a specific Wifi network. Change the colours of your RGB LED’s to your teams colour using the ESPN channel when the game starts.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. FREE Control4 drivers for Blustream AV distribution products Blustream is the custom installation's industry's fresh new option for advanced HDMI distribution. Their products have been designed and engineered by a global team of AV specialists with over 30 years of experience. Extensive research highlighted the market need for an AV distribution brand that could deliver both industry leading performance and most importantly reliability. This has resulted in Blustream developing a range of HDBaseT and HDMI solutions that deliver advanced AV integration within any installation environment. As an official HDBaseT adopter and alliance member, Blustream is firmly positioned at the forefront of this advanced technology. Through integration of the HDBaseT chipset Blustream engineers have developed the world’s most innovative range of AV distribution products. Chowmain is proud to announce that over the past year we have been working with Blustream to bring you high quality FREE drivers that integrate their range of solutions to the Control4 home automation system. Features MFP112 / MFP72 Driver Two way IP / RS232 control Matrix switching Volume control Audio Input port selection/analog LR section control Scaler Bypass control Scaler Output Aspect Ratio control Scaler Resolution control Scaler Zoom control Signal Overscan control Splitter / Matrix mode control VGA input auto adjust picture position Ability to copy EDID from output to innput / set default MX44VW Driver Two way IP / RS232 control Matrix switching Video Wall / Matrix mode control Multiview control Multiview audio input selection CM100/IP100-RX/IP100-TX Driver Two way IP / RS232 control Matrix switching Audio Source control Input EDID control Input Reboot control Output HDR control Output Reboot control Output Resolution control PLA88/MX88ED/MX44AB/MX42AB/HMXL44/HMXL44V2/HMXL88/HMXL88V2 Driver Two way IP / RS232 control Matrix switching Volume control Audio Source for HDMI/HDBaseT Output control Audio Source for Analogue L/R and Coaxial Digital Output control Output delay control Priority Video Input Source control For more information about Blustream and to download the FREE drivers please visit the Blustream website.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Chowmain - Generic Lighting Driver (IR) Control4 allows for you to easily integrate infra red based audio/visual devices but it does not give you the ability to integrate infra red based lighting devices. This is where the Chowmain generic lighting driver comes in. With customizable properties where you can enter in IR HEX codes you can now integrate infra red based lighting devices into Control4 with the correct icon. Features Definable On/Off Hex IR codes in properties * Easy to manage * Can have multiple copies of the same driver with different IR codes IR Binding * You can bind it to any infra red output in your Control4 system. On/Off/Toggle functions * With notifications to the proxy means that the client will know when the light is on/off (note that as it is IR based/without feedback it is assumed On/Off) Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? This driver is useful for integrating IR based lighting devices into Control4. This includes the Lutron based IR lighting devices, Dynalite IR lighting devices and more. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? Since the driver has definable properties you can have multiple drivers connected to the same IR port. This includes the IR blaster on supported controllers. This means that you can control any amount of IR based lights on a singular IR port (upto the limitations of the port). What hardware will this work on? This driver will work on any IR controllable light through any IR output compatible with Control4. 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.
  16. Anyone know how to dynamically modify the <serialsettings > in the XML part of a driver? I need to allow changing the baud rate of the serial port on a serial driver, and I would prefer to not use multiple drivers for each baud rates... Anyone know how to dynamically edit the XLM part or to allow multiple serial connections at different baud rate?
  17. I'm a bit new to DriverEditor, I always hate the way it worked so I've done my coding using straight Wordpad in the past, but the C4Z format complicate a bit the use of external editor to build driver, even if we pack the files as a ZIP and rename it to C4Z, we can't still encrypt properly, so I have no choice of using DriverEditor now... The first issue I have right now is to find a way to reorder the properties in the XML part of the driver, I know I can edit the XML file in the C4Z and do the reorder but I'm sure there is a better way to do it into within DriverEditor??? Someone can help?
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Hi, when trying to load a driver I'm building into the project composer refuses to install it and after a little bit it spits out this error: "protocol without proxy" I have the following in my driver.xml: <proxies qty="1"> <proxy proxybindingid="5000">alexa</proxy> </proxies> And <connections> <connection> <id>5000</id> <connectionname>alexa</connectionname> <consumer>true</consumer> <audiosource>false</audiosource> <videosource>false</videosource> <linelevel>true</linelevel> Any idea what may be the cause of that error message? Thanks Rick
  23. Hi, please forgive me if this is a naive question. I wonder if there is a way to add commands to a driver dynamically, i.e. without listing them in the driver definition (in the commands section). To better explain, I would like the driver to add more commands at runtime, after the properties have been read and parsed. Much like C4:AddVariable can add a variable that can be seen in composer, I would like to be able to add commands that can be seen in composer and used in programming when the driver installs, based on what I have put in the properties. Hope I have made myself clear :-) Thanks in advance, Rick
  24. Hi there, I am trying to write a small driver that allows me to call the LIFX smart bulbs API to activate/deactivate light scenes. Unfortunately, the damn API wants to receive PUT requests. In the driverworks documentation I only see support for GET and POST. Does anybody know if there's a way to send a PUT request from LUA code in a driver? Maybe someone has some code to share? :-) Other than invoking curl on the controller, of course... Thanks in advance, Rick
  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.