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  1. MAJOR UPDATE Added Universal ControlByWeb driver. This driver will dynamically reconfigure itself based on the ControlByWeb device it is connected to to automatically add in all the relays and contacts it supports. Also adds in everything as a variable so you can program against it. This driver works perfectly for the X-400 device which can expand by addon modules and other ControlByWeb devices (upto 100 inputs/outputs over 32 modules connected to the X400)
  2. Chowmain - FREE DaVinci Custom Fireplaces Driver Travis Industries is the largest privately owned fireplace company in America. Forty years ago, Travis Industries came together to show customers how the warmth and comfort of an American-made, artfully designed fireplace could be as awe-inspiring as fire itself. Now, as they embark on new decades ahead, our passion and our people continue to stoke that flame. The FREE Travis Industries DaVinci Fireplace driver for Control4 allows for full two way control over the DaVinci line of fireplaces with the following functionality. Features RS232 control OFF, HEAT modes 10 levels of fan speeds room temperature feedback humidity feedback Flame level control (optional accessory) Aux burner control (optional accessory) Lamp Level control (optional accessory) LED Color LED Pulse FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Control your fireplace from any Control4 enabled device (keypad, touchscreen, onscreen, PC, smart phone or tablet) Set up a single button on your keypad to dim the lights, start up the fireplace and play some romantic music. Schedule your fireplace to turn on in the morning using a wake up scene Automatically turn off your fireplace when you arm your security system. Where do i buy one of these fireplaces? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. DaVinci Website What cabling do i run to the fireplace You can find out more information about the hardware via the link below. How do I buy the driver? This driver is sponsored by Travis Industries and comes FREE of charge. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website
  3. Chowmain - D-Link Smart Plug 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 D-Link Smart Plug. It has plug types for different regions 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 D-Link Smart Plug driver. Features Auto discovery of D-Link Smart Plug device on the network Auto update of IP address 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 many parts of the world you cannot purchase the Control4 outlet switch. As such you 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. What hardware will this work on? This driver will work with any of the D-Link WXXX model outlets and has been tested on the DSP-W110 and the DSP-W215 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 can be purchased from our distributor driverCentral. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Who do i contact for technical support? We have two support desks. One in Australia and one in the US. Click on the link below for details. Support Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial.
  4. Receiver proxy has surround sound modes. Note this doesn't give you feedback as to the current surround mode in navigator and it is statically defined in the driver's XML. Alternatively you can combine it with a MSP proxy and do something like this which is dynamic and will have feedback. For actual implementation advice you will have to ask in the driverworks part of the official control4 forums due to this being a public forum and all.
  5. We don't have it here in Australia. I am utilising a HS-300 purchased from the US. It is 110v only. The US is a big market for us so we have to support US only products 😉
  6. Auto Update if enabled will update the driver upon next check in. By default auto update is not enabled. We can also push out critical updates if something catastrophic happens (eg breaking API changes). This is regardless of if auto update is enabled or not. Your dealer can also push out updates as well remotely via the driverCentral portal.
  7. For reference this was updated two months ago. You can find all revisions via the Revisions section on the driver's product page on driverCentral. https://www.drivercentral.io/platforms/control4-drivers/audio-video/kodi-xbmc-lite-control4-driver-chowmain/
  8. We have several solutions for outlets. All of these are wifi based so they do not require a hub. Belkin Wemo - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/belkin-wemo This solution is the best for individual outlet control if you require instantaneous feedback from outlets as the wemo's send feedback directly back to the driver. This is useful for manual control over the outlets and more importantly energy feedback. This energy feedback can be utilised for various applications but my favourite is to power on and off your AV system for non controllable devices such as turntables, playstations, xbox's, etc. Orvibo Wiwo s20 - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/orvibo-wiwos20 This is probably the cheapest you're going to get for IP controllable outlets. Unfortunately though the s20 arn't readily available anymore so it'll be hard to find. Note this is one way control. TP-Link - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/tplink-control4 My pick for best all rounder. You have several options between single outlet, single outlet with energy monitoring, dual outlet, 6-way power board with energy monitoring and more!. On top of that our suite of drivers also supports their lighting. Inwall switches, inwall keypads and LED bulbs. So in your case use the outlets for device control and replace your existing bulbs with TP-Link bulbs for fully dimming capabilities with optional color temperature and RGB control (dependant on model). -- Also speaking of lighting control we have several lighting options as well. All of these are wifi based so they do not require a hub. LIFX - http://www.chowmainsoft.com/lifx-control4 LIFX manufactures a range of affordable Wifi controlled LED lighting products. The range consists of dimmable RGB, Tunable White, White bulbs, strip based LEDs, Tile based and more. Yeelight - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/yeelight-control4 Yeelight manufactures a range of affordable Wifi controlled LED lighting products. The range consists of dimmable RGB, White and strip based LED lighting. Hope all this information helps.
  9. UPDATE This driver is now updated to support the new eGauge Pro and Core products for all registers (including virtual). It also now displays the historical and live data on T3 touchscreens. For more information please see https://www.chowmainsoft.com/egauge-eg3000
  10. As an alternative check out the TP-Link HS300 power strip with our TP-Link driver. 6 outlets with control + power monitoring + surge protection with 4 x usb ports to power various usb powered devices. https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-plugs/kasa-smart-wi-fi-power-strip-hs300
  11. Yeah i am using ring as well. The motion sensing and doorbell events are quite handy. Doorbell events trigger a doorbell announcement wav file which triggers in all zones in my home. Motion triggers the front porch light. Pretty much as soon as i get a notification on my phone of doorbell ring or motion sense the programming fires in Control4.
  12. You will need to test your announcements to figure out which service is the one with the problematic key. Once you figure that out you can goto that services website to login to your account to figure out the problem. Otherwise you may need to sign up for a new key.
  13. The Ring Doorbell does not integrate with the T3 touchscreen for video or intercom functionality. It does however provide motion and doorbell events either by utilising the Blackwire Ring Events Driver or our IFTTT Maker driver.
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