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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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    Software Development, Consumer Electronics, Hobbyist Electronics, Home Automation, Energy Management, Retro Video games, Automotive, Action Movies

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  1. https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-smarterhome-lx10-robot-vacuum-mopping-function/
  2. Yup. Tuya is my new pet passion. It’s powering a lot of obscure devices which are different from the usual suspects. lots of cool stuff and if you haven’t used it yet you should
  3. Robot vacuum. I have a keypad button on my wall which toggles between vacuum and return to charge with LED feedback on the state. Same with experience button.
  4. No updates to Zappitis API since we released this driver
  5. We made the ultimate Kaleidescape driver for Control4. You can check it out via the link below. https://www.chowmainsoft.com/kaleidescape All of our drivers come with a 90 day trial.
  6. We have had lots of requests for air filtration and also air quality detection over the past few years and i am proud to announce that today we have released our Sensibo Pure driver for Control4. Sensibo Pure is the world's most advanced smart air purifier that will keep you healthy and energized. Sensibo Pure has a built in sensor measuring your indoor air quality providing feedback on good, modern or unhealthy air. It is equipped with specially designed strong HEPA & Carbon filters, removes particles as small as 0.1um and protects against viruses, bacteria, dust, smoke, bad odors. The driver is bundled with our existing Sensibo Air / Sky driver for Control4 meaning existing customers don't need to purchase an additional licence The Sensibo Air / Sky driver makes your existing air conditioner smart and connected! Sensibo Air / Sky is an external device that you pair your remote controlled air conditioner with. Sensibo will work with the majority of infra-red based HVAC systems whether it is a mini split, window AC, ductless, portable, heat pump and even central air conditioners. The Chowmain driver for Sensibo communicates to Sensibo devices via the Sensibo Cloud API. For Air & Sky models it enables full two way control and feedback over room temperature, humidity, setpoints, hvac mode and fan speeds. The driver will even configure itself based on the HVAC system capabilities. For the Pure model it will allow you to control on/off, fan speeds, LED lights and provide you with air quality and filter feedback.
  7. This driver does not provide source switching for Android based projectors or TVs. The driver is designed for media players only.
  8. If you are referring to this company https://www.brilliantlighting.com.au/smart-home Then they use Tuya and it works with our Tuya driver. http://chowmainsoft.com/tuya-control4
  9. Hi everyone, We are glad that integrators are enjoying this driver. The guys at Shelly have asked us for some feedback in regards to what integrators are using their product for. What products are you using and what solutions are you guys coming up with?
  10. Chowmain - FREE Unite Audio UR86 12 Channel Matrix DSP Amplifier Driver Overview Designed and manufactured at their high end audio manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia the Unite 12 Channel Matrix DSP Amplifier combines high performance with ease of use and reliability to provide the perfect solution for distributed audio. With built in DSP and the ability to assign each channel individually as Mono, Stereo, Mono BTL or Stereo BTL means the UR86 is perfect for every installation. With their own unique web interface means the UR86 can be used as a stand alone product, making it perfect for a variety of applications uncluding homes, retail, shops and bars. Product features: 6 Analog Audio Inputs 1 SPDIF Input 1 USB input for Streaming stored music via our internal media player 12 Channel output with fully flexible configuration from 3 high power (320W) stereo zones to 12 mono zones Outputs can be set as Mono, Stereo, BTL Mono and BTL Stereo. 80W per channel driven by high quality Icepower modules. IP Control Web interface for easy setup and control. 5 Band DSP with unique “Unite Bass” feature Independent source volume settings. Rack mount ears included High end 32bit 120dB/116dB DNR converters Control4 driver features: Bi-directional IP control Can use a mix of mono or stereo zones SDDP compliant Volume Up/Down/Set Mute On/Off/Toggle Zones can switch to any source Can set volume limits for each zone via programming command Can set balance via programming command Can set EQ via programming command or action Can enable/disable EQ & Bass via programming command Can trim source volume Can rename sources and zones via composer FAQ What hardware will this work on? This driver is designed to work with the UR86 model. It may also work with future models. How much does this driver cost? This driver is sponsored by Unite Audio and is FREE of charge How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Driver Link
  11. We have alot of RGBW/RGBWW strip solutions. Here are the solutions we have Govee - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/govee-control4 LIFX - http://www.chowmainsoft.com/lifx-control4 Shelly - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/shelly-control4 TP-Link - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/tplink-control4 Tuya - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/tuya-control4 Yeelight - https://www.chowmainsoft.com/yeelight-control4 Here are some notes that may help you decide what to get along with URLs to the manufacturer and specific products of interest. Govee - https://www.govee.com/ Cloud based API Have lots of products designed for behind the TV style lighting Also have floor lamps, table lamps and other products compatible with our driver LIFX - https://www.lifx.com/ Cloud based API (at least our driver is) Expensive but good quality Also have bulbs, downlights, outdoor lights, beams and all of the products comparable to Govee compatible with our driver Shelly - https://shelly.cloud/ Local based API Shelly RGBW 2 allows you to provide your own power supply and led strip (https://shelly.cloud/products/shelly-rgbw2-smart-home-automation-led-controller/) As such you can utilise 12/24v for use with 4 channels of white, RGB or RGBW led strips for a combined power of 288w Can use it with 4 channels of a single color (eg white) if you want. Also have relays and other cool products compatible with our driver TP-Link Kasa -https://www.kasasmart.com/us Local based API 2 meter RGBW strip KL430 (https://www.tp-link.com/au/home-networking/smart-bulb/kl430/) Can be extended with the KL430E for upto 10 meters (https://www.tp-link.com/au/home-networking/smart-bulb/kl430e/) Also have bulbs, in-wall switches, in-wall dimmers, smart plugs, smart power boards, outdoor smart plugs a and more compatible with our driver Tuya - https://www.tuya.com/ Cloud based API Tuya has empowered 384,000 developers in over 220 countries and regions who are delivering over 410,000 Powered by Tuya products. As such powered by Tuya products are available pretty much everywhere (Home Depot, Walmart, Bunnings, K-Mart, Costco and other retailers). Usually stupidly cheap. Also have bulbs, in-wall switches, in-wall dimmers, smart plugs, smart power boards, outdoor smart plugs, blind controllers, fans, heaters, airconditioning systems, robot vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, aroma diffusers, smart kettles and more compatible with our driver Yeelight - https://www.yeelight.com/ Local based API Strip1S (https://en.yeelight.com/product/847.html) Can be extended for upto 10 meters Has bulbs, desk lights, spotlights and other lighting products compatible with our driver.
  12. The iPad mini in my old place did get battery bloating which I had to dispose of before it blew up.
  13. My old place had an ipad in the wall which looked pretty nice. I used an old Amazon Fire Tab 8 as a secondary touchscreen in my kitchen dedicated to Control4. I've installed an app which forces the screen to never lock and keep it in the Control4 app. I used a magnetic mount to mount it onto the wall. Both ipad and fire tab has the same pros and cons. Pros It does what i need it to do Cons Its dog ugly. Does not support intercom functionality Battery will probably bloat at some point Charging cable isn't hidden
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