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Chowmain - Android Driver The Chowmain Google Android driver is designed to primarily control Google Android Set Top Boxes. This allows you to utilise the Control4 SR-250 remote to navigate the Android operating system and control applications as you would with a normal infra red remote control. It also has the ability to mimic onscreen navigator functionality by using the Control4 application. Note that the Control4 navigator application was not designed to be used via navigational buttons and as such mouse cursor keys will need to be used. This driver also gives the ability to launch applications on first start and through any of the coloured buttons. Note that this driver requires a 3rd party application be installed and configured on a rooted android device. Features One way IP Based communicationsTransport Controls Playback Control Audio End-Point assignment for volume up/down/mute funcitonality Video End-Point assignment Launch applications from coloured buttons, on command or via programming tab SMS stype text entry via numberpad Mouse navigation emulation via number pad Frequently Asked Questions Why would i want to use an android set top box? You can use cheap Android Set Top boxes as media players using apps like XBMC, Plex, Netflix. What cool things can i do with this? You can use this set top box as an onscreen navigator. You can also play games to an certain extent (though it is advised that you utilise a bluetooth controller or an air mouse for a better gaming experience).This driver will also work on a google android tablet. Great for launching intercom, control4, skype and other useful apps on the tablet based upon doorbell presses and other events at your home. How do i use it just for launching appliations on my tablet? Simple. Just set up the driver but not connect any of the AV connections. All programming commands will still work. 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 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.
For 10 years we kept an SR250 remote in the shower sealed in a vacuum seal bag to control lights, music and a TV behind a glass window. It worked amazingly well and the 4 NiMh rechargeable batteries inside would typically last a year since it was only being used for a few minutes a day. When the batteries died I'd cut open the vacuum bag, replace the batteries and be back in business for another year. With our migration to 2.9.1 we've lost our SR250 remotes and I suspect the SR260 isn't going to last as long between charges. I know I could go with an easier method like ziplock bags but i'm inclined to switch over to a waterproof Android device that can live in the bathroom, charge on the counter and be taken into the shower for control there. I've read about a few such tablets but was curious whether anyone had had good experiences with one as a Control4 controller. I don't need a lot of screen space so either a 7" screen or even a prior generation waterproof phone that I might find used on ebay (assuming that a new phone without a contract is going to be way more expensive than a simple wifi tablet. Grateful for any leads! -Jason
So Amazon launched the new update that enables Alexa on fire tablets. Has anyone tried to control their C4 through the tablet's Alexa (voice commands)? The plan is to mount one of these in every room (I have 6000 sq ft + and it will be cheaper than buying just two C4 wall units), load skype or similar for intercom and being able to control my C4 through app and Alexa in every corner of the house. That being said, does anyone see any issues with the setup? Will appreciate any input. I'm planning on seting skype to auto pickup, thus theoretically I should be able to call any unit at any time. Hopefully skype supports group calls as "page all" function is very important for me as well.