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Chowmain - Sainsmart NCS1 Ethernet to Serial Bridge 

Chowmain Software & Apps is pleased to announce the release of the Sainsmart NCS-1 for Control4. Add additional two way RS232/RS485 serial ports to Control4 on a budget. Useful for devices in remote locations such as security systems, lighting systems, solar inverters, projectors and more. This device is by far the cheapest method of integrating serial ports into Control4 with other devices costing 4 times more. This makes Control4 even more affordable to the masses. 


  • IP to RS232/RS485 Serial Output 
  • Two way feedback 
  • Extremely Affordable 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? 

  • RS232 serial cable runs at a maximum distance of 15 meters. With this you can now extend that to 100 meters on a single run. 
  • Add additional RS232/RS485 based serial ports to Control4 
  • Connect remote devices like lighting systems, security systems, projectors, Solar inverters and more. 

Where do we buy the device from? 
This unit can be purchased from the Sainsmart website. Direct link below 


What hardware will this work on? 
This driver is designed for the Sainsmart NCS1 Ethernet to Serial converter however it will work with any Ethernet to Serial converter which communicates via an open raw TCP socket. 

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. 


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. 


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