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  1. Chowmain - Generic Thermostat Driver (IR) Split infrared controlled HVAC systems are quite common in Australia and New Zealand. The issue with these systems is that control is only one way, without any feedback what so ever. Furthermore each IR string contains code information about the mode, fan speed and set point within in. Given this you must learn every single combination of IR code to get full integration into your home automation system. The Chowmain Generic IR Thermostat driver enables us to integrate infrared controlled HVAC systems into the Control4 system with feedback from a dry contact (to sense if it is on/off) and temperature input from the Control4 Thermostat, Axxess Motion Sensors, Card Access Contact Sensor or Relays. This provides a total solution for what would be a one way system. Note this driver is only compatible with HVAC systems that utilize Celsius. The two options we recommend for installation are as follows: * Option A: 'Retrofit' via a card access Zigbee 2 IR device * Option B: 'New Construction' via hard wired connection from a Control4 Controller or IO Extender. In both cases installation is recommended on the interior of the heat pump chassis to ensure a clean look. However if this voids the manufactures warranty a tidy exterior installation can easily be done. Features * Inbuilt Web server for control, setup and backup or IR codes. * Ability to test IR codes via the Web setup page. * Heat, Cool & Auto HVAC modes supported. * Low, Medium, High & Auto Fan modes supported. * 16 – 30 degrees of Set Point supported. * Temperature Feedback from Axxess Motion Sensor, Control4 Thermostat, Card Access Contact Sensor or Card Access Contact Relay. * Power State Feedback via dry contact input. Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? * This driver is extremely useful for countries where IR based HVAC solutions are common. By combining it with 3rd party temperature inputs you get a fully integration IR HVAC solution within Control4. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? * This driver supports an optional contact input. This is useful for when the consumer utilises the existing IR remote control for feedback. It will set the mode to off when the unit shutter closes and to auto at the last setpoint when the unit shutter opens. * This driver has an inbuilt webserver for setup and control. If the client is on their PC they can control their HVAC system by just visiting the URL specified in the properties page of the driver. What hardware will this work on? This will work on all IR based HVAC systems. Note that a 3rd party IR learner is required to learn the codes. Temperature input is compatible with the Control4 Thermostat, Axxess Motion Sensor, Card Access Contact and Card Access Relay. Where do i find IR backup files for existing systems? You can download IR backup files from our website. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Information Sheet 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. Support 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.
  2. Chowmain - Generic TCP Command Driver Control4 allows for you to easily integrate infra red based audio/visual devices but it does not give you the ability to integrate TCP/IP based devices easily. This is where the Chowmain generic tcp command driver comes in. With customisable actions you can now easily fire off TCP or HTTP commands to any device or service contactable from your network. Features Everything is programmed from the actions tabHTTP commandsSupports URL encoded usernames, passwords and ports eg http://192.168.1.131:32400/librarySupport for HTTP GET and HTTP PostSupport for HTTPSAscii based TCP commandsDefinable IP Address, Port and CommandCommand can contain special character delimiters such as carriage returns or line feeds (eg \r\n).Ascii based UDP commandsDefinable IP Address, Port and CommandCommand can contain special character delimiters such as carriage returns or line feeds (eg \r\n).Wake-On LAN commandCan be used to wake up a sleeping or powered off device that supports wake on lan (eg computers or NAS drives).Can be used to quickly integrate devices not normally integrated within Control4’s driver wizard by adding tcp commands to their events page.Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? * This driver is useful to fire commands to shut down NAS drives, fire off camera triggers, fire off commands to your PC using event ghost. * This driver can be used to access HTTP Post services such as SMS gateways, push notification services such as prowl and pnotify.com * This driver can be used to send Wake on Lan packets to supporting computers and NAS drives to turn them on from sleep or off modes. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? * You can also create quick simple IP based AV devices by firing off commands on the AV event. Though this is not substitution for a real IP driver it allows non driverworks developers to create simple drivers for their jobs where they cannot afford to hire a driverworks developer. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. 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. Support 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.
  3. Chowmain - Advantage Air MyAir Driver Advantage Air is an Australian based HVAC manufacturer based in Perth, Western Australia that sells HVAC systems in Australia and South Africa. MyAir is Advantage Air’s premium reverse cycle air conditioning system with 10 zones and individual room airflow control. Chowmain’s MyAir driver for Control4 will work with all models of MyAir by providing two way control and feedback. Features Two way IP control Control of upto all 4 AC units attached to MyAir Room temperature feedback, HVAC mode, Setpoint and Fan control Fresh Air control Timer functionality (Turn on/off AC after x minutes – upto 12 hours). Built in Scheduling Built in Presets Control of each zone attached to AC units Set as MyZone Zone can be turned on/off Zone temperature feedback (if sensor available in zone) Zones can have airflow control (for those without temperature sensors) Zones can have setpoint control (for those with temperature sensors) FAQ Why is this product exciting? We have had alot of requests for this driver from Australian Control4 dealers. Advantage Air is a major HVAC manufacturer in Australia whoses products are heavily utilised in both Western Australia, Queensland and South Africa. Integration of their MyAir product allows for a wider range of HVAC solutions for Australian Control4 consumers and dealers. What HVAC systems can i use this driver with? MyAir controls Samsung, Daikin, Fujitsu, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Carrier and Midea air-conditioners. MyAir’s touchscreen controls both the air-conditioning unit and air management system, so there’s no need for 2 control panels. Talk to your Advantage Air representative today about 3rd party integration solutions. Where can i purchase Advantage Air? Advantage Air is sold in both Australia and South Africa. For more information please visit the Advantage Air website Advantage Air Website My Advantage Air system has multiple AC's connected to it. Does your driver support multi AC's? Yes our driver will support upto 4 AC's which are connected to the MyAir system. This is the current maximum. Can i control individual zones with this driver? Yes our driver automatically imports in all zones associated with the each AC and will allow you to either control the setpoint or control the airflow percentage. One zone should be set as MyZone so that the HVAC system has a reference point. Can i do schedule the HVAC system using this? Yes our driver has built in presets and scheduling. The driver can also utilise the built in timer to turn on and off MyAir. 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. Hello Group We've started the process of getting drivers written for Velbus in Control4 and would really like all your help and guidance. Obviously we'll cover the basics but we're interested in knowing how much control over the more interesting features you would want and use. For example the relays and dimmers both have the ability to set an ON duration. So instead of setting up a timer in Control4 to turn something OFF after a timeout, the Velbus module will take care of that. (From 1 second to 3 days) (Yes, the timers are resettable to accommodate multiple triggers) The fade time for dimmers can also be set in a single command. IE. 30 minutes to fade to a level. (Sunrise simulation etc) Please comment on this and help us delivery a solution that could make your lives easier. Things I'd like to ask regarding the Glass Panels in the range, are.. "Would you like to be able to push text into the displays" "Would you like control the edge colours" I'll ask all these in a separate post, if there is interest. Thanks in advance for your time and input. 8 pages of 4 button with fully adaptable display. All 4 edges serve as RGBW ambient lights and Feedback (in different colours if required) All Velbus glass panels contain HVAC thermostats, with 4 pre-sets for heating and 4 pre-sets for cooling.
  5. Overview Govee creates high-quality LED lighting and smart home devices. They diligently strive to provide you with groundbreaking products that help illuminate your greatest moments in dynamic color. Govee devices include smart plugs, indoor LED strips, TV backlighting, floor lamps, table lamps, smart bulbs, guided lighting and more Features Bi-directional control and feedback Cloud based integration. Import of all Govee lighting from the customer account. On / Off control Brightness control Color Temperature control RGB Color control Advanced Lighting Scene Support FAQ Where can i purchase these devices from? Govee is available in the US, Canada, Europe and United Kingdom through various retails. Please visit http://www.govee.com for more details What hardware does this support? This supports any Govee wifi enabled devices. I want to try this driver out before buying it? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Driver Link 
  6. Chowmain - Optoma Universal Projector Driver Optoma provides a universal API for their range of projectors for both IP and RS232 based controls. The Chowmain Optoma universal projector driver for Control4 provides seamless integration of all Optoma projectors via this API and allows you to control all the standard features you would expect with a projector and more.Driver Features Bi-directional control and feedback Both RS232 and IP based integration Lamp hour feedback Automatic email and push notification on errors (requires 4sight) Audio Controls (Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute) Power management Source selection - HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, S-Video, Component, Video, DVI-A, DVI-D, VGA 1, VGA 2, USB Display, Network Display, BNC, HDBaseT, Display Port, 3G-SDI, Wireless, Multimedia Events - Standby Mode, Warming Up, Cooling Down, Out of Range, Light Source Fail (LED Fail), Thermal Switch Error, Fan Lock, Over Temperature, Light Source Hours Running Out, Format Board Power On Fail, Color Wheel Unexpected Stock, Over Temperature Commands - 12V Trigger, 3D Mode, 3D-2D, 2D-3D, 3D Format, 3D Invert Sync, Aspect Ratio, DIsplay Mode, Enable HDR / HLG, HDR Picture Mode, HLG Picture Mode, Extreme Black, Dynamic Black, Brightness Mode, Pure Engine Ultra Detail Mode, Pure Engine Pure Contrast Mode, Pure Engine Pure Color Mode, Pure Engine Pure Motion Mode, USB Power, AV Mute, Freeze, Image AI, PC Mode, Super Wide, Display Message on OSD, Clear OSD Message, Lens Memory, Lens Shutter FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? The driver has the ability to automatically send notifications on warnings and errors. This makes it easily for integrators to proactively service their customers when the projector is due for a bulb change or requires immediate attention. The driver has the ability to display custom onscreen messages for upto 30 characters. This is useful for notifying the user during movie playback of an event without disrupting the movie. On projectors that have lens memory you can recall these lens memory positions via the driver's programming commands. This is extremely useful if you combine it with something like the Chowmain Kaleidescape driver which can provide you with the aspect ratio feedback of the movie. Automate lens positions to suit the movie you are watching to ensure that 235 movies fit the screen perfectly without manual intervention! Have the screen blank or lens closed until certain conditions, like theatre curtains being fully opened, are met Custom button programming to change the 3D sync setting of the projector or have the projector automatically set a 3D sync option depending on the source Dynamically set the color temperature and picture modes depending on the input source What hardware will this work on? This driver utilises the currently available settings from the Optoma universal API. Current and future projectors that adhere to this API will work with this driver. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website How do I buy the driver? This driver can be purchased from our distributor driverCentral. Download Driver / Purchase Licence Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial. 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
  7. Chowmain - Sky New Zealand Channels driver Sky Network Television Limited (branded as SKY) is a New Zealand pay television satellite TV provider. It is also a wholesale channel provider to New Zealand cable television provider Vodafone. On 30 June 2018, Sky had 767,727 subscribers across satellite and OTT services, making it the largest pay television platform in New Zealand. Despite the similarity of name and services, such as Sky Go and My Sky+ shared with its British equivalent, Sky, there is no connection between the companies. The Chowmain Sky New Zealand Channels driver is designed to replace the existing RF_SKY cloud driver to automatically get the latest channels from Sky including channel numbers, names, icons, currently playing information and more. Features Updates data every 10 minutes - Channel Numbers,Channel Names, Channel Logos,Currently playing data for each channel,Synopsis, duration, ratings for each channel Selects the first unused sky box available in that particular room or if a sky box is in use in that room will send the channel to that box. Programatically select a channel for playback in a particular room. FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Channel surfing is now easier than ever with Control4. Programatically select a channel. Tie the programming to a keypad on the wall, schedule or more. What Sky driver will this work with? This driver is designed as a replacement RF_SKY driver and will work with any New Zealand Sky driver with a RF_SKY binding. It is recommended that you obtain the latest Sky driver from AVA Pacific for control over the actual box. What Control4 hardware will this work on? Yes our driver allows for swing control. This is accessible under the Extras Tab. Onscreen Navigator SR-250 SR-260 T3 MyHomePC 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.
  8. Hi guys, We are starting a series of informational newsletters that we have named SMART HOME PRO TIPS. We will send this out through our Control4 mailing list in hopes that we can pass on the knowledge and educate both integrators and consumers about which products to choose from and what to do to create the ultimate smart home! In our first issue we talk about how easy it is to integrate ceiling fans with Control4 using technology from Bond and BIg Ass Fans. If you arn't subscribed to our newsletter you can view the first issue via the following link. https://mailchi.mp/chowmainsoft/smart-home-pro-tips-easy-ceiling-fan-control4-integration
  9. Hi guys we are facing issue of light flicking when we Dimming light from lutron app or keypad it is working ok but when we integrate those lights with control4 and try to dimming it flicking almost we try 10 different lights every light have same issue . can you help to resolve this issue
  10. Both of these drivers can be downloaded from our website (http://www.chowmain.co.nz). Note as free drivers they come as is and without support. Enjoy Arduino Nano This FREE arduino nano driver provides 12 dry contact inputs to your Control4 system through serial based communication. This is useful for connecting input based devices such as doorbells, motion sensors, door/window contacts, garage/gate sensors and more to Control4. A basic understanding of electronics is required to build this extremely cheap solution to expand your Control4 system. Parts Required Adruino Nano (or 3rd party chinese copy) - $6Serial to TTL converter (eg Max232) - $5Misc cable/connectors ($4)Sky MySky Box Sky TV is New Zealand Pay TV service provider. Chowmain is providing a free Control4 driver that will control the MySky (Kaon NS1120) box with discrete infra red IR codes.
  11. Chowmain - Video Game Integration OS 2.9 introduced experience buttons. This allowed us to add icons to Control4's navigator user interface. It also allowed us to create what is called 'no control devices'. These devices when selected do not display any transport controls on the user interface. Control4 has done a good job in making a few of the more common devices. We have utilised the no control experience buttons to integrate EVERY video game console ever made. Combine it with the Chowmain Belkin WeMo Insight driver and have the system automatically turn on when the video game console powers up and have the whole system turn off when the console turns off. The following video game consoles have been integrated. Arcade Games Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Atari Jaguar Colecovision Microsoft Xbox Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox One Microsoft Xbox Series S Microsoft Xbox Series X NEC PC Engine NEC TurboGrafx Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo Nintendo 64 Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Odyssey Philips CD-i Sega Master System Sega Master System II Sega Mega Drive Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast Sony Playstation Sony PSONE Sony Playstation 2 Sony Playstation 3 Sony Playstation 4 Sony Playstation 5 Sony PS Vita TV SNK Neo Geo FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Make your user interface nicer by adding the correct icons for their video game consoles. The icons when selected will switch to the correct input and will NOT display any controls. Combined with WeMo Insight Switches and our Belkin Wemo driver you can turn on the video game console using your controller and have Control4 automatically turn on the system to the right inputs. Turn off the console using the console's controller or power button and have Control4 automatically turn the room off. All of this is done via power sensing through the outlet. Why do you only support OS 2.9 and above? This driver is reliant on a new proxy introduced in OS 2.9.0 How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website How do I buy the driver? This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by DriverCentral Download Driver / Purchase Licence Do you provide trial licences? All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trials. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.
  12. Hi guys, Back in May i had the idea to start the 'SMART HOME PRO TIPS' series of informational newsletters through our mailing lists in the hope that we can pass on knowledge and educate both integrators and consumers about which products to choose from and what to do to create the ultimate smart home! Our first newsletter was about easy ceiling fan integration into Control4. We just sent out a new one today about easy blind / shade integration into Control4. Hopefully you guys find it useful. I just installed the Oz Smart Things Oz Remote Smart Blinds at my place and at $399.99 AUD for a 3 pack it is bang for buck. Was really easy to install and took about 2 minutes to do each blind. Will let you guys know how the solar holds up over the coming months. If you arn't subscribed to our newsletter you can view the first issue via the above newsletter links.
  13. Chowmain - Sky+HD / SkyQ / Sky Q Mini for Control4 Sky is a British satellite broadcast service provider. Chowmain has developed an IP based driver that provides control over UK based Sky set top boxes. This IP driver eliminates the need to attach infra red emitters to the set top box and is compatible with the Sky+ HD, Sky Q and Sky Q mini boxes. On top of IP control the driver also provides automatic channel media list updates for Control4. This ensures that the channel listing on Control4's user interface is always upto date with the latest channels for that particular region. Features No more IR buds 3-10 times faster than IR control Channel selection from navigator Automatic Channel list update - Always have upto date channels on your Control4 navigator. Never be effected by channel number changes or when Sky adds or removes a channel again. Select your region and have all the Sky channels automatically import periodically for your area. Select your period (Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly) or you can also manually update via programming action (tie it to a custom button or experience button). FAQ Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?? No more IR buds means no more IR bleeding and accidentally bud knocks. Speed up control over your customer's sky set top box. Your customer's sky media list will always be upto date with all the channels for their particular region. What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running OS 2.6 or later and with the following sky boxes. Sky+ HD Sky Q Sky Q Silver Sky Q Mini 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 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. Support 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.
  14. Chowmain - Internet Weather Forecast Drivers The Forecast.io service provides free (upto 1000 calls per day) weather data and forecast. Forecast.io is backed by a wide range of data sources, which are aggregated together statistically to provide the most accurate forecast possible for a given location. The OpenWeatherMap service provides free weather data and forecast API suitable for any cartographic services like web and smartphones applications. Ideology is inspired by OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia that make information free and available for everybody. OpenWeatherMap provides wide range of weather data such as map with current weather, week forecast, precipitation, wind, clouds, data from weather Stations and many others. Weather data is received from global Meteorological broadcast services and more than 40 000 weather stations. The Chowmain Forecast.io and OpenWeatherMap drivers brings all of this data into Control4 for use in the home automation system. This is useful for automating services within the home based upon the external environment. Note that this is not a replacement for a personal weather station. We recommend utilising Extra Vegetables Cumulus Weather Stations or WeatherHawk weather station drivers/hardware if you require accurate readings as this provides accurate real time local weather information. Features Ability to select the Unit type (metric, imperial or internal)Current Weather Conditions for:Temperature (degrees)Humidity (percentage)Pressure (hPa)Wind Speed (mps)Wind Direction (degrees)Clouds (percentage)Precipitation IntensityPrecipitation ProbabilityDew Point (degrees)OzoneWeather Conditions (string)Forecasted Weather Conditions (Today & Tomorrow) for:Temperature MinimumTemperature MaximumHumidity (percentage)PrecipitationWind Speed (mps)Wind Direction (degrees)Pressure (hPa)Clouds (percentage)Moon Phase (percentage)Dew Point (degrees)OzoneWeather Conditions (string)Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Humidifiers can be turned on automatically if it is going to be a dry day,Towel rails can be turned on if its going to be a humid dayIf it is going to be a hot and sunny day, close the shutters to shut the heat outIf it is hotter indoors than it is outdoors and the wind direction is facing the motorised windows then open the windows.If it is going to be a hot day turn on the ACIf it is going to rain don’t automatically water the garden (I would also put in some additional logic to ensure that it will water the garden if it is extremely hot and if it hasn’t watered the garden in X amount of days).If it is going to be a cloudy day and the customer has solar then don’t turn on the smart appliances until tomorrow.Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? Combine with our Advanced Announcements driver to read the weather forecast out in the morning.What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running oS 2.2 or later. Why have two internet weather drivers? Why not? Not all internet weather information is built equally and we want to give you the option of getting one the is the most accurate for your location. One may work better in one country than the other. Two drivers for the price of one! What happens when the API changes? The beautiful thing about the extra vegetables auto-update feature is that driver updates can be pushed out to systems. No dealer intervention needed. Rest assured that should any of these services change their API we will update the driver to match. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Slick Download Forecast.io Installation Guide Download Open Weather Map 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. Support 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.
  15. Hi Folks! I have an Nuvo Simplese in league with an HC-250 (last of the big spenders me! 😹) I'm using the Simplese - FREE driver, and notice that the loudness options for the outputs, are greyed out everywhere. By contrast, the Grand Concerto - FREE driver allows loudness to be enabled Did the Simplese ever have a loudness facility? Are there any ways of tricking the HC-250 into thinking it's talking to a Grand Concerto & not a Simplese? Any other ways of faking loudness? e.g. editing Simplese driver (he said like he's know how to ...🙄) Gracias!
  16. Chowmain - Daikin Wifi Split System Driver for Control4 HVAC Split System integration has always been painful. As these systems are traditionally IR based dealers usually either integrate presets or learn every single code combination in. This makes it extremely cumbersome for Control4 dealers to source a reliable HVAC product and in many countries Control4 dealers do not even bother with HVAC integration because it is just too hard. Luckily Daikin has released its BRP072A42 Wifi module for their Daikin Split HVAC units. This is an extremely cost effective making 2 way integration of HVAC to Control4 with simple plug and play functionality. The Chowmain Daikin Wifi driver integrates the BRP072A42 module and provides full 2 way control over temperature, HVAC mode, setpoint, fan speed, swing direction control. We have also added additional functionality to the driver to handle presets and scheduling internally. Setup of hardware and driver should take you no more than 30 minutes once you get the hang of it. Features Configurable HVAC Modes – OFF, AUTO, HEAT, COOL, FAN, DEHUMDIFICATOR Configurable Fan Speeds – AUTO, SILENT, LOW, LOW/MEDIUM, MEDIUM, MEDIUM/HIGH, HIGH Setpoint Control Swing Direction Control Temperature Feedback Ability to add Presets Ability to perform Scheduling Frequently Asked Questions Why is this product exciting? In Australia and New Zealand (and other countries) HVAC integration has been hard because HVAC companies do not utilise the honeywell based wiring that most smart thermostats like Nest, Control4 and Honeywell use. Split Systems have been extremely hard as traditionally they only offer IR or RF based remote controls. In the past we have integrated these systems by learning every combination of IR code however this is extremely time consuming. Temperature feedback from the room has to also be provided by a 3rd party device making the solution costly. Now with the BRP072A42 module installers can now easily integrate Daikin based Split HVAC systems into Control4. The module is extremely affordable and will not void Daikin's manufacturer warranty on the HVAC system. This module is even backwards compatible with older systems. So dealers can now revisit old customers with compatible Daikin HVAC systems to upgrade their home automation system and integrate their HVAC system. This really changes the HVAC game. What HVAC systems can i use this driver with? The BRP072A42 module is developed by Daikin for their Split based HVAC systems. The module will also work with any systems with the S21 port on the indoor PCB. Some Daikin Split Systems (Like the Daikin Zena) also comes preinstalled with this module. This driver is only compatible with the BRPXXXAXX and the BRPXXXBXX models. It is not compatible with the BRPXXXCXX models. NOTE. This module will not work with Daikin Ducted, Cassette or VRV Indoor HVAC systems. For those HVAC systems see our Daikin Skyfi Driver. Can i control fan direction with this? Yes our driver allows for swing control. This is accessible under the Extras Tab. Can i do schedule the HVAC system using this? Yes our driver has built in presets and scheduling. Where can i purchase this module? The module can be purchased from authorised Daikin dealers. The model number is BRP072A42. If you cannot source one easily then we recommend purchasing one online from Peninsula Air Conditioning Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above? This driver requires functionality that is only available in OS 2.7. As such this driver will not work in earlier versions of Control4 OS. 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. Support 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.
  17. Just a sneak preview of the new CBUS PowerTools Driver I'm developing (keep in mind, it's still in development, and certain parts of the architecture may change). It's designed for VERY fast commissioning of Clipsal CBUS Lighting Systems Features: VERY Fast commissioning of CBUS systems (5mins vs 2 hours for a standard CBUS System, with automatic group type detection). Managed drivers. YOU DON'T HAVE TO ENTER Group addresses, application addresses or even names of circuits. Less copy and paste = less mistakes Import from CBUS Toolkit (CGL / Tags XML) Built in Webserver to facilitate setup (this may change, and may be shifted to an online service, included with the driver, to be accessible online to installers, take load off the controllers, and allow better management ). I'm hoping to also support a few features missing from the standard drivers I'm hoping to complete the driver within the next month or so (however, it's dependent on access to hardware. I'm located in VIC Australia if anyone has any CBUS hardware they are hoping to sell cheap (even if it has faulty channels, that's ok for testing purposes) or can get me in touch with Clipsal for hardware. The plumbing is mostly done, and it's now simply a case of completing the comms between the gateway and Control4. If anyone has any feedback, it's also welcome.
  18. These are difficult times for everyone. With integrators and customers in lockdown the home automation industry is slowing to a standstill. So how can we make the most of this time? We at Chowmain we have decided to assist by providing additional resources to the industry which includes Driver trial extension increases (from 7 days to 90 days) Integrator Employees - Employees can learn about, test and enjoy our drivers in their home during these periods. Consumers - Integrators can reach out to customers to add value to their home automation system by installing trial versions of our drivers remotely into customer homes so they can live with the drivers for 3 months without any commitment. Staff discounts (from 25% to 50% off) We want to make sure that integrators have the opportunity to get to know our drivers so what better way than providing it at a heavily reduced price for use in their own home. Lists of drivers that can be installed remotely without additional hardware. Advanced Announcements - Chowmain’s Advanced Announcements driver expands the announcement agent by providing integration with web based text-to-speech engines. This gives you futuristic dynamically generated voice notifications over your Control4 system without any additional hardware. Imagine waking up to your home whilst it tells you the weather orhow many phone calls & doorbell presses have happened since you left. Advanced Custom Buttons - The Advanced Custom Buttons app for Control4 T3 Touchscreens and any HTML5 compatible browser features up to 12 custom buttons. Each button can be dynamically labelled through the Control4 programming tab and can provide LED feedback for button state. Call to Prayer - Assists Muslim Control4 home owners who want to program their home for adhan (or azan) - the call to prayer which happens 5 times a day. Contact Us - The Contact Us application for Control4 T3 touchscreens provides dealers with a professional looking contact us page on the T3 touchscreen. You can customise the company logo, company contact details, google map and provide a clickable URL to your company website Event Logging - The simple to use event logging driver stores programmed actions in a file located on the controller. This can be used to monitor the log access to the home, activities within the home, troubleshoot problematic systems and more. This data is viewable via an inbuilt web browser or via a network folder location. Experience Button Suite - The Chowmain Experience Buttons Suite adds various programmable pulse/toggle/radio buttons to Control4 for use under the Watch, Listen, Security, Comfort and Services menus. Find my Remote - This simple driver will add a button to your Control4 touchscreen which when pressed will make your SR-250 or SR-260 remote beep. Notitication Suite - Chowmain's Notification Suite of drivers offers 3 notification drivers in one package which enhances the way Control4 informs you of events that happen within your home. Drivers include email SMTP, Push Notifications for Windows 10/iOS/Android/PC/Mac/Linux with camera snapshot uploads. Use it for doorbell camera photos, alarm system notifications and more. IFTTT Maker - The swiss army knife of drivers adds two-way IFTTT communications to Control4. Adds Amazon Echo, Push Notifications, SMS's, Phone calls, Tesla, BMW, other connected cars, twitter, emails, facial recognition, geofencing/location and so much more to Control4. Weather Forecast - The Chowmain Forecast.io and OpenWeatherMap drivers brings current weather conditions and 2 day forecasts into Control4 for use in the home automation system via the internet services. This is useful for automating services within the home based upon the external environment without the need for additional hardware. Scheduler - The Scheduler application for Control4 T3 touchscreens provides consumers with the ability to schedule anything in the Control4 system straight from the T3 touchscreen. No expertise is needed!
  19. Chowmain - Kaleidescape Driver for Control4 Kaleidescape presents the world's most authentic cinematic experience with the content you love. Whether on disc or as a digital download from the Kaleidescape Movie Store, Kaleidescape brings together all your movies in a visually stunning library making it beautifully simple to access and enjoy movies that truly matter to you. A premium product deserves an excellent interface to match as such the Chowmain Kaleidescape driver for Control4 offers full movie and music library access on all Control4 user interfaces for any IP controlled Kaleidescape system along with an extensive list of automation features that make the integrated experience more rewarding. Put the finishing touch on your customer's Kaleidescape system using our driver for Control4. Features Ability to search, browse, playback and resume movies by All Movies, Actor, Director, Genre, Rating or Collection categories View movie information including synopsis, MPAA rating, genres, cast director and more View System information like amount of storage space used, available, current imports, downloads and more. Disc options show up under Movies and Music when a Bluray, DVD or CD is inserted. Playback, import or cancel importing of discs directly from Control4. Ability to search, browse, playback and queue music by Artist, Album, Genre, Mix Album and Collection categories. View artist information including genres and biography Automate cinema lighting based on movie playback state, movie position (main feature, credits, etc). Automate projection screen masking and projection modes using aspect ratio feedback, masking feedback and more. Automate playback of your favourite movie from programming. Automatic volume up, down and mute command linking to the official Kaleidescape app. Automatic Room On upon movie or music playback Automatic Room Off upon screensaver active Automatic Room Off or return to Onscreen Navigator on movie finished (optional) Frequently Asked Questions Why should i use Kaleidescape when there are cheaper solutions? After living with a Kaleidescape system for a month i've come to appreciate that it just works. Compared to other media player solutions it is expensive however for those who do not have the time to mess around Kaleidescape is the solution for you. With 4K, Bluray and DVD based digital downloads, disc importing and playback solutions all in one its a solution that just works. For the dealer it is a solution where they can just install it and leave knowing that the solution is robust and requires little to no support. Why should i use this driver over the official driver? A premium product deserves an excellent interface to match. Since releasing our Kodi Full and Plex Full drivers for Control4 alot of dealers have been asking us to do something similar for Kaleidescape. The problem with the current driver is that it is extremely dated and most consumers expect the ability to search and browse their entire library from their Control4 interface and have the option for a more automated experience. I like the official kaleidescape app. Can i use that? Yes you can. We have set the driver up so that in dedicated theaters you can just pick up your iPad and you can use the official kaleidescape application by itself without ever touching a Control4 user interface. Control4 will automatically turn on the projector, dim the lights, etc when a movie is selected and when a movie has finished it will automatically turn everything off and bring the lights up. Volume control (up, down, mute) is automatically mapped as well. Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Use your Control4 touchscreen, Onscreen, mobile or remote control user interfaces to browse movies and music directly from the Control4 user interface. Create the perfect cinema experience by dimming the lights down when a movie starts, ramp it back up when the movie ends or if the user pauses or stops the movie. Automate Cinema screen masking and projection modes based on aspect ratio and Cinemascape feedback. Set the driver up so it automatically turns off when the screensaver kicks in. Great if you forget that you've paused a movie or have fallen asleep whilst watching. Setup a button on your onwall keypad to start playback of you or your family’s favourite movie. Great for kids. What hardware will this work on? This driver will work on all IP controllable models of Kaleidescape. If it works with the official Kaleidescape iPad application it will work with our driver. I am not a Kaleidescape dealer. Where can i get the product from? We can assist you with signing up to become an official Kaleidescape dealer. Just click on the link below and fill out the form and a representative will contact you shortly. Sign Up Why do you only support OS 2.8 and above? We utilise some API's that are not available on older versions of OS. As such you will need to utilise OS 2.8.0 and above for this driver. 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. Support 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. Movie Library Example Music Library Example System Information Example
  20. Chowmain - Advanced Announcements Driver The Control4 Home Automation system has the ability to play audio announcements through the audio outputs on its controllers and speaker points. These announcements can play back any file encoded in a wav format. Traditionally these announcements have been used for doorbells and pre-recorded messages. Chowmain’s Advanced Announcements driver expands the announcement agent by providing integration with web based text to speech engines. This gives you futuristic dynamically generated voice notifications over your Control4 system without any additional hardware. We recently updated our driver to now support voice recording via a built in HTML5 web server. You can now browse the page using your firefox or chrome browser on windows, linux, mac or android operating systems and record your voice and send it to Control4 Features Ability to record voice via a compatible web browser and playback through Control4 straight away.Dynamic text to speech generationAbility to speak the timeAbility to speak the dateAbility to inject variablesCurrently supports 3 text to speech engines with multiple languages, voices, speed and pitchSpeechUtil.comVoiceRSS.orgiSpeech.orgPlay Online File command. This helps get around the 10mb Control4 announcement agent restriction by downloading files only on demand only and also allow integrators to implement online or local text to speech services not included in this driver.Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Reading out the time and date to the blind eg “the time currently is 10:00am”.Notifying you about how many times your phone has rung whilst you were out. eg “Whilst you were out you received 3 phone calls”.Notifying you about how many times your doorbell has been pressed whilst you were out. eg “Whilst you were out your doorbell was pressed twice”.Notifying you about the weather forecast for the day eg “The weather forecast for today is late showers with a minimum of 5 and maximum of 13 degrees”.Notifying you about the current energy usage. eg “Your house is currently using 4.5 kilowatts hours”.Page a person throughout your home or office using the built in PA system functionality.Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? This driver has the ability to use any variable from within a Control4 system. That means any 3rd party driver variable can be spoken in your announcement. From energy consumption to weather information the uses are endless.This driver will be useful for the blind. Getting notifications on their environment will greatly assist with their daily lives. What do the voices sound like? There are so many voices that it is hard to post samples of them all. We recommend you visit the engine websites to give it a try (SpeechUtil.com, VoiceRSS.org, iSpeech.org) prior to installation. Here is one we geneated earlier. Voice RSS Sample What hardware will this work on? This will work on any Control4 controller running oS 2.6 or later. Note that the audio output of the controller needs to be connected up to an amplification device such as a receiver. What happens when the text to speech engine API changes? The beautiful thing about the houselogix auto-update feature is that driver updates can be pushed out to systems. No dealer intervention needed. Rest assured that should any of these services change their API we will update the driver to match. How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Download Product Slick 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. http://support.houselogix.com/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.
  21. Chowmain - Generic Fan Controller Driver Infra red fans are widely available around the world. Chowmain's Generic Fan Controller Driver allows you to easily integrate multi speed IR fan's into Control4 for increased comfort in your home. Our driver introduces a low cost multi speed fan solution since no expensive hardware is required (infra red hardware comes standard with on all Control4 systems). Once integrated you can use your android tablet, iPad, Control4 touchscreen or system remote control to control you fan. You can also schedule your fan to turn on, control your fan remotely or even adjust the fan speed based upon temperature variables in your home. Infra-red fan's and fan controllers can be obtained from manufacturers such as Clipsal and Lutron. Note this driver will work with any infra-red fan with discrete infra red codes. Features Multiple ModesOffLowMediumMedium HighHighDefinable Hex IR codes in propertiesEasy to manageCan have multiple copies of the same driver with different IR codesDefinable IR repeat counts.Optional On code can be sent before any speed change to ensure the fan is on (not required by most IR fans)IR BindingYou can bind it to any infra red output in your Control4 system.Definable Preset LevelCan be configured to Low, Medium, Medium High or High. This is used for when a toggle or on command is issued (usually by the Control4 SR-250).Frequently Asked Questions Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver? Multi speed fans have always been hard to integrate into Control4. In the past people would try to use dimmers (a big no no) or add in multiple relays which is extremely costly and the user interface is clunky. This solution is an inexpensive and elegant solution which works with infra-red controlled fans that are available all around the world. Best thing is that you don't need any additional hardware. Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver? This utilises the new Control4 fan proxy which is only utilised in the Control4 Fan Speed Control (C4-4SF120). As it is a 120 volt product only, alot of countries will not have access to this product. As such many of you won't be familar with this proxy. This new proxy gives you the ability to control multi speed fans on a singular user interface (under the lighting page). The speeds shown are off, low, medium, medium-high and high. What hardware will this work on? Pretty much any Control4 system on OS 2.5.3 (HC200,250,300,500,800,1000) How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. 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. Support 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.
  22. Chowmain - Xiaomi Dafang / Xiaomi Xiaofang / Wyze Cam v2 / Wyze Pan / Neos SmartCam driver IP cameras can now be installed into the most budget conscious of Control4 customer homes thanks to a new driver by Chowmain. These USB powered indoor cameras come in PTZ and NON PTZ formats and can be retrofit anywhere where there is power and wifi. We have made the driver cost as low as we can to make the solution the most affordable Control4 integrated IP camera solution on the market. Features Support T3 Touchscreens, EA controllers, iOS, Android & Navigators Pan / Tilt functionality Ability to set upto 5 presets via driver's properties along with Home position Support for Control4 Push Notification Attachments Support for Chowmain Notification Suite Attachments (email and push) Extra Commands - Reboot, Shutdown, Blue LED On/Off, Yellow LED On/Off, IR LED On/Off, IR LED Cut On/Off, Auto Night Mode Start, Auto Night Mode Stop, Motion Detection On/Off, Motion Detection Mail On/Off, Motion Detection LED On/Off FAQ What cameras are supported? The custom firmware can be installed onto the following cameras Xiaomi Dafang Xiaomi Xiaofang 1S Wyzecam Pan ($30 USD MSRP) Wyzecam V2 ($20 USD MSRP) Neos SmartCam (£19.99 RRP) Sannce 121AG MixSight HX-12110T2 WanScam HW0036 Escam G02 Digoo BB-M2 What is involved? In order to make this Control4 compatible we need to install a custom firmware which allows for local integration. This is installed via an SD card and is non invasive. See link below for information about the custom firmware. https://github.com/EliasKotlyar/Xiaomi-Dafang-Hacks/tree/master/hacks 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.
  23. Chowmain - FREE Nice DMBM Shade Controller driver Chowmain releases FREE Nice DMBM driver for Control4. This driver automatically imports Nice shades and groups into Control4. Once imported it provides instant up, down, stop + set level control and feedback from any Control4 user interface including on-screen navigator, mobile, tablet, touchscreens, keypads and more. Integration into Control4 not only allows you to control it from any interface but exposes the shades so that you can automatically close the shades when you arm the security system, start a movie, when it gets dark and open it when its morning or when you have finished watching your movie. You can also schedule the shades using Control4's wakeup / goodnight functionality, provide more fine tuned scheduling using Control4's When/Then or Chowmain's scheduler for T3 touchscreens. If you're heading to CEDIA Expo you should check the Nice guys out at booth 538. They have some excellent shades well worth looking at. Features IP and RS232 control / feedback Automatic import of motors and groups including automatic renaming. Scenes Motors Up Down Stop Level Intermediate Position Groups Up Down Stop Level Intermediate Position FAQ Does this provide two-way feedback? Feedback is provided live to Control4 via both IP and RS-232. If the customer changes the position of any shade it will update automatically on Control4's interface live! Also tells you the position as its moving for a nice added touch. Where can i purchase these shades? Check out the shades via the Nice website. https://niceforyou.com How do I find out more information about the driver? Please see the links below for more information about the driver. Chowmain Website How do I buy the driver? This driver is FREE of charge and can be downloaded from the Chowmain website. Who do i contact for technical support? This driver is supported by Nice Group.
  24. Hello. Can any one suggest 4k tv 50-55'' with control4 driver. Samsung Sony or maybe LG? I am new with control4 maybe someone tell where to look and who to ask? Thank you.
  25. Can anyone please recommend RGB LED strip dimmers with color control option which could be easily integrated with control4. Need Models with Driver Support. I need Good brands with working models. *I should be able to easily change colors and dim LED light strips. *Please recommend models which could support both DC LED light strips and AC/DC spot lights. *Also mention whether there's a special requirement to select a particular LED strip model along with the dimming unit. @Crustyloafer Please help if possible. Thank you !
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