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  1. Ok weirdly it started to work after some delay so I retract the "not doing much" comment Is there any way to access the cameras directly connected to the NVR or will I have to go with a separate PoE switch to get access to them (if you don't mind opining on the problem!) Cheers
  2. I'm aware this is a massively old thread but I can't find a more recent one on the topic. Can you list what cameras this driver supports? Because I've just tried it with an RLC-410 and it doesn't do much at all. and it works! Also are you still doing any work with Reolink because a way to get the cameras through their NVR would be nice, the NVR seems to put them on a weird subnet and I can see no way to change it. Only solution I see is to not use the inbuilt PoE switch and use my own instead so I can get at the cameras directly...? Sadly this product was thrust upon me by the client and I'm trying to do the best I can with it.
  3. Anyone know how to change the API "root" account password manually? I updated the firmware and it assigned it's automatic new password, then it seems to have forgotten it and so C4 can't communicate with the DS2. I managed to log in to the webUI using the old totalc4 password (as if it had reverted to that), but putting that into the password box in composer didn't help. I'm hopeful of a way to do this without having to open up the unit and doing a button factory reset, the "revert settings" in the webUI seems to do sod all. I've looked at KB 000004855 which shows the API users, doesn't help. Figured it out, if you are foolish enough to do a factory reset (which you might think would mean reset to out-of-box settings, but nooooo), it nukes all the HTTP API settings back to 2N factory defaults (which = nothing). KB 000004856 if you have access.
  4. CA-1 > iLight RS485 interface directly. "It just works". Wrote my own serial driver, got all the commands by hooking my laptop up to the Crestron (hack, spit) processor and pressing buttons on the old touchscreens and reading the output. Programmed a load of experience buttons with the relevant scenes. The SI-2 would have given control of the actual light loads, i.e. would have been the proper way to do it, but it just wasn't possible. Somehow it all came together in the end. Thanks for at least trying to help
  5. Actually I meant I would try using the output of the CA1 instead. At first I tried normal RS232 and nothing happened at all, which was weird, then I wired up for direct 485 from the CA1 (pins 6 and 8 out of the rj45) and (after loads of fiddling and swearing) it works! Sudden new appreciation for this dinky little box, it's serial port is on par with a CP3 - 232 (allegedly..), 422 and 485 straight out. If anyone is reading, is there a 'command' to leave a pause between messages sent out that I can use in the driver editor. i.e. "@SS02:A22:F00\r\n@SS02:A22:F00\r\n" I need 100ms pause between sending those two strings. Otherwise I'll just have to split all the commands into singles and do it in programming. Easy. Job done!
  6. I'll try the serial port on a CA-1, I understand it's a "real" one as opposed to the EA-3..?
  7. I am aware of that device. Long story short, I'm replacing a CP3 which talked to the iLight over 485 and I don't have access to the internals of the iLight panels due to very stupidly built joinery, so going 485 is highly preferable.
  8. edit: no it's not, but the CA-1 is. I'll always have one laying around in future! The "IR" outputs that can also be used for serial on the EA3 of course have just 3 pin rs232 (GND, RX, TX). Is this enough to attach to an RS232 to RS485 adapter and get communication going? I have the DTech 232-485 adapter. I have a USB adapter for testing on my laptop. I am using the Generic serial driver from Yatun to send commands. When I try via 232 (EA3 -> 3.5mm-DB9 adapter -> USB adapter -> laptop) the comms works perfectly, I get my full strings received: "@SS01:A07:F03" (this is for an iLight system) When I try via 485 (EA3 -> 3.5mm-DB9 adapter -> 232-485 adapter, output via [T/R+] / [T/R-] -> USB adapter -> laptop) I see the RX light flash on my usb adapter but I just receive "m". Am I trying to do something that just won't work? Do i require a full-sat serial port to do this? Or am I just using the wrong ports on the 485 side? I have a choice of [RX-]/[RX+]/[T/R-]/[T/R+] but I'm worried to try tying outputs together or anything like that in case I just blow it. Do I need to power the adapter, it claims to be bus powered but I'm not sure from which side.. As you can tell I am not familiar with serial communication and have been thrown in to this without any help just an instruction to make it work Thanks in advance if anyone can help. The C4 tech support guy thought it should work, suggested I might need to power the adapter or short some of the outputs together.
  9. Is there any way to generate a snapshot of an analog camera connected to a DVR on a PC on the network then serve that up to C4? Or any other ideas? This is a real sticking point in a project, it's annoying when something is supposedly supported but "oh no, that part doesn't work sorry". Of course I should buy all this kit myself and test everything first but, you know...
  10. That's an American set, UNxxxxx There are ip drivers now that work on some UE TVs, some of the new ones even get discovered by composer. They're not all that good though, power on in particular is very slow. I went back to IR. The driver does have art mode in it. As said make sure the TV is as up to date as possible, then just try to newest Samsung TV ip driver model number doesn't matter. If it works it works. What control over art mode do you need? With normal room off the TV enters art mode. I added a long power off (it was something like 30 repeats) to turn the TV totally off if desired and did some programming for second room off press.
  11. Hi Alan Is there any chance your NVR driver will be able to add some functionality to the hybrid DVR/NVR machines? The "turbo" range of DVRs is a fairly nifty system, it spits out a stream for the analogue cameras (5MP, power over coax, howdeydodat?!) which can easily enough be piped into C4 with the generic IP camera driver. However, sadly, there's no way to get a 'snapshot' - the DVR/NVR doesn't generate one, so the touchscreens show no preview of the cameras, you have to click through to see the live video. This makes for a pretty lousy user experience. If you or your assistant ninja Justin have sufficient wizard skills to somehow leverage the EA controller to generate this missing snapshot I'd be in CCTV integration heaven. Does it sound even mildly viable? PS stay safe everyone! This is a good time for us all to stay indoors and fiddle around with Control4. Learn by doing!
  12. That was me. Really I was just commenting that the CNCL button on the C4 remote is mapped to HOME in this driver. When the Apple TV updates it changes the default of the HOME button/command to load the ATV (ATV+?) app rather than the home screen as it did before. If that doesn't make any sense to you I guess you probably don't need to worry about it.
  13. Obviously it started working immediately after posting. I guess you're just that good.
  14. Back on topic I have a weird problem I can't figure out, I have an Apple TV 4K and a non-4K (4th gen I think) in this project. I've installed 2 instances of the driver and put in the license key. The 4K works perfectly, the non-4K doesn't work at all and when I remove it and re-add it etc etc (naturally, to try and get it working) it appears to be crashing my EA-5. Any ideas? Any logs I could provide? EDIT: looks like some beloved control4 wonkiness, after removing and reinstating the driver a gazillion times, restarting composer, restarting the controller, then doing all those things again and again in different orders, it's working.
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