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  1. No updates to Zappitis API since we released this driver
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. This driver does not provide source switching for Android based projectors or TVs. The driver is designed for media players only.
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. The iPad mini in my old place did get battery bloating which I had to dispose of before it blew up.
  10. 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
  11. MAJOR UPDATE The next generation Shelly devices, Shelly Plus, has just been announced. We are happy to advise that we have worked closely with Doug Roberson and the guys at Allterco Robotics to update our Shelly driver for Control4 to be compatible with their brand new Shelly Plus 1, Shelly Plus 1PM and the upcoming Shelly Pro 4PM. Shelly Plus 1 Shelly Plus 1PM Shelly Pro 4PM
  12. We are currently developing the driver for them and have samples. I can't say anything further due to NDAs. Sorry.
  13. Have you tried out our Hikvision driver? We worked with Hikvision USA to develop the driver which also includes a custom firmware for 76/77/96xx I Series NVRs (for onscreen navigation - other NVRs work also for cameras on navigator). https://us.hikvision.com/en/control4-smart-home-solution http://www.chowmainsoft.com/hikvision-control4
  14. Overview GUDE manufactures the most reliable and intelligent power solutions for demanding AV experts since 30 years. The company's products aim at optimizing and enhancing ICT, AV and industrial infrastructure that is typically encountered in network, server or media racks. Application scenarios for customers range from enterprise networks and media technologies to data centers and industrial environments. GUDE power distribution unit / switched PDUs distinguish themselves by their high level of quality and optimal value for money. All devices of the family-run company are developed and manufactured in Germany in order to meet the customers' quality expectations towards reliable IT infrastructure. Flexible handling and economical operations complete the attractive product assets. This driver provides integrators with the ability to integrate Gude's range of Expert Power Control Series into Control4. This switched PDU and driver integration into Control4 is a good and reliable alternative to Pakedge PowerPak 8I (PE-08i). The FREE Gude Control4 driver provides the following functionality. Features Sponsored driver so it is FREE. Integration of Gude Expert Power Control series switched PDU / power distribution unit via IP Two way relay control of all available power ports All internal and external sensor measurements exposed as Control4 Variables to be programmed against Dynamic bindings reflect available power ports Individually set/toggle/reset ports programmatically FAQ What example use cases are there? This driver allows you to programmatically switch the state of any power port on the device You can utilise the reset feature of any power port that supports it You can set the state of any power port You can toggle the state of any power port You can program against any internal or external sensor reading including temperature sensors Where can i find out more about the product? The driver is compatible with the expert power control series of PDUs. The following hardware is most suitable for residential integration. Expert Power Control 8031 (8-port, rack) Expert Power Control 8041 (12-port, rack) Expert Power Control 1202 (4-port, rack/desktop) How much does this driver cost? This driver is sponsored by Gude 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
  15. Chowmain - Ultimate Dahua Driver for Control4! Overview Dahua, who is a popular surveillance manufacturer, produce a range of PTZ and NON PTZ based IP cameras for a range of residential and commercial applications along with network video recorders (NVRs) As one of our top requested drivers we felt that we needed to create the ultimate Dahua driver for Control4. We have worked closely with Dahua to ensure that the integration provides the best user experience possible. This driver pushes the integration of Dahua by offering functionality that allows the cameras to push the boundaries of security and home automation. This means that surveillance is no longer just for security but can also be used to trigger motion-based programming like lighting. The driver is also compatible with Dahua TiOC range of cameras. TiOC, also known as three-in-one camera, integrates 24/7 full-color monitoring, active deterrence and AI into one smart and innovative solution, greatly saving time and financial costs for distributors and installers. TiOC can accurately identify potential risks and effectively warn off intruders, effectively protecting life and property’s safety. Features Control4 OS 3.0 Support NVR Remote control simulation / Dahua onscreen control over IP for NVR5XXX-I and NVR5XXX-4KS2 model NVRs (via customised firmware made for Chowmain) Remote Control Commands - Up, Down, Left, Right, Enter, Back, Play, Pause, Stop, Escape, Skip Fwd/Rev, Scan Fwd/Rev, Menu,Grid 1, Grid2, Grid 3, Grid 4, Check and Channel numbers Configurable buttons for Control4 remote Smart handling of events from cameras connected behind an NVR Grid view Navigate recordings and playback menu Changing Channels Camera (PTZ and Static) Supports PTZ & Non PTZ Cameras View live camera stream on Control4 interface Control4 Push Notification Snapshot Support (push notification photos to mobile phones) PTZ control (Up, Down, Left, Right, Preset, Zoom) Select PTZ camera presets Can be controlled direct or behind a NVR Auto Setup of Camera to be Control4 compatible Works with cameras direct or behind an NVR You can set camera resolution configuration for best performance for Control4 via a single button press from Composer Driver auto configuration when binding to an NVR Camera event handling via bindings for enhanced programming. Supported Events: Video Motion Traffic Vehicle Position Audio Anomaly Audio Mutation Cross Line Detection Intelli Frame Programming Commands: Illuminator manual/auto/off and brightness level Goto Preset Flash blue and red warning lights (TiOC) Wiper once/continous/off FAQ What NVR models does the driver support? The driver will work for all models however if you want remote control simulation to control the Dahua NVR HDMI output then you will need to utilise the customised firmware that was built for us by Dahua. This customised firmware is included in the driver zip file. The following models provide onscreen navigation via a customised firmware developed by Dahua in partnership with us. NVR5208-4KS2 NVR5216-4KS2 NVR5232-4KS2 NVR5208-8P-4KS2 NVR5216-8P-4KS2 NVR5232-8P-4KS2 NVR5216-16P-4KS2E NVR5232-16P-4KS2E NVR5416-4KS2 NVR5432-4KS2 NVR5464-4KS2 NVR5208-8P-4KS2E NVR5216-8P-4KS2E NVR5416-16P-4KS2E NVR5432-16P-4KS2E NVR5464-16P-4KS2E NVR5816-4KS2 NVR5832-4KS2 NVR5864-4KS2 NVR5816-16P-4KS2E NVR5832-16P-4KS2E NVR5864-16P-4KS2E NVR5816-R-4KS2 NVR5832-R-4KS2 NVR5864-R-4KS2 NVR5816-R-16P-4KS2E NVR5832-R-16P-4KS2E NVR5864-R-16P-4KS2E NVR5216-16P-I NVR5216-8P-I NVR5864-I NVR5432-16P-I What cool things can we do with this driver? The driver's Auto setup functionality makes configuration of the cameras quick and easy. This driver provides the ability to attach snapshots to Control4 Push Notifications (4sight required). Tie this in with the camera's motion events and your customer can get notified (with an image) if the camera detections motion. This camera provides live feedback of events which is useful if you want to tie in lighting to motion and other events. View the Dahua NVR onscreen display via its HDMI output and control it via IP. This is compatible with NVR5XXX-I and NVR5XXX-4KS2 products using a customised firmware that Dahua developed for us. Control illuminator functionality so that the camera image is optimal during night time viewing. Control wipers for compatible model to ensure rain does not effect the cameras. What products will this work for? This will work with Dahuas range of IP cameras and NVRs. Some manufacturers OEM Dahua cameras and rebadge them as their own so it will also work with those cameras (eg Amcrest and Lorex). Please test prior to licence purchase. I want to try this driver out before buying it? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial. Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go. No registration required. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. PDF Product Slick Driver Link
  16. . Overview PoEWit Technologies Inc is a leading manufacturer and designer of smart PoE lighting and custom A/V network solutions. PoEWit’s goal is to advance a home’s or building’s electrical and network infrastructure so that sophisticated digital devices can be easily installed anywhere and perform more reliably. They want every device to be networked and powered in an efficient, smart, and safe manner. PoEWit Cloud PoE Security Lights are becoming the new essential addition to every outdoor security camera installation. PoEWit security lights turn on dimmed to provide ambiance to a home’s perimeter. When motion detectors are triggered, the lights brighten to scare off intruders and enable security cameras to record in high resolution color. With PoEWit’s PoE Pass-Through technology, anyone can retrofit a security camera installation Features Manufacturer Sponsored (FREE) IP control (required internet access) Auto Setup - Agent discovers all the lights. Just bind the agent to the driver via the bindings. Control / Feedback over dimmable lighting loads FAQ Where can i find out more about the product? You can find out more about PoEWiT and their products via the following links. http://www.poewit.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRlwhq5-7eduonNlS6pTgqQ How much does this driver cost? This driver is sponsored by PoEWit 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
  17. This is a total rewrite of the driver from the ground up. It is not compatible with the old v1 driver. Please read the installation guide for details on how to install. @Andrew lueckecan assist further if required. He was the talent behind this project.
  18. DRIVER REWRITE Tuya released a new API earlier this year with the plan to replace the old API with this new API. As such we have rewritten the driver and its now better than ever. Bi-directional control / feedback Supported Device Types Include CLIMATE - These are HVAC based devices which can include thermostats, split systems, wall furnaces, portable air conditioners, oil heaters and more providing the ability to change HVAC modes, humidity, fan speeds and setpoints with room temperature feedback. BLINDS - These are up, down, stop based devices which can include blinds, curtains and projection screens FAN - These are multi speed fan devices which can include ceiling fans, tower fans and floor fans. LIGHT - These are lighting products which can include on/off lighting loads, dimmable loads and RGB/W loads such as on-wall switches/dimmers, bulbs, strips, spotlights, garden lights, Christmas lights and more. Setting of LED colors is also supported SWITCH - These are on/off devices which can include relays, on/off lighting loads, smart plugs, power boards, air purifiers, aroma diffusers, kettles, robot vacuum cleaners and more. GENERIC - Support for "Utility"/Generic devices which collect information, or allow access The agent logs into your Tuya account scans all available devices. Auto polls for feedback every 220 seconds. Control is instantaneous. For faster poll rates, subscription services are available from Tuya Supports OEM manufacturer apps (not just Tuya and Smart Life apps)
  19. Network offline state is not indicative of outlet on/off state.
  20. It looks like it is Android TV based. If so then this should work https://www.chowmainsoft.com/android Make sure you test it out using the 90 day trial prior to licence purchase just in case.
  21. We don’t have this functionality but am happy to provide you with a refund. In future please use our 90 day trial to test out our drivers prior to purchase
  22. No you need a Somfy remote to pair the Bond Bridge. You can try reaching out to Bond support to see if there is an alternative method of learning it in but i doubt it.
  23. Yep this is exactly what OvrC and Domotz is developed for. If you do not have network monitoring installed i highly suggest you look into it as most professional installers utilise this product nowadays to ensure all of their sites are healthy and if not they can be proactive about servicing them. You can find out more about OvrC and Domotz via the links below. https://www.ovrc.com/ https://www.domotz.com/
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