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Chowmain - Bond Bridge controls Somfy Shades, RF Ceiling Fans, Fireplaces and more!

Chowmain is proud to release the Bond Bridge driver for Control4. This revolutionary product can control over 700 RF devices including Somfy RTS Blinds, virtually all remote controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces and more!

Integrating Somfy RTS shades into Control4 has never been so affordable and easy. Since it is wifi based you can place the Bond Bridge device anywhere meaning better coverage (unlike the Somfy RTS transmitter or URTS transmitters which require cabling) and you can use the Bond app to pair with the Somfy RTS shades.

If for some reason the product you are integrating its not in the database fear not as you can learn the RF codes yourself!

The product is easily accessible and can be purchased through a wide range of retailers including Amazon and Home Depot for a MSRP price of $99.99 USD.

Features

  • Automatic Discovery of Bond Bridge
  • Automatic import and naming of Devices
  • Supports IR / RF based fans (including built in lights) for Fan On/Off, Fan speeds and Light On/Off functionality
  • Supports IR / RF based fireplaces with Flame up action, Flame down action, Flame levels action, Fan speeds action and Power On/Off functionality
  • Supports Blinds (including Somfy) for Open, Close and Stop functionality


FAQ

Why is this product exciting?

  • This product provides the easiest and cheapest way of integrating Somfy RTS shades into Control4! Since it is wifi based you can place the Bond Bridge device anywhere meaning better coverage (unlike the Somfy RTS transmitter or URTS transmitters which require cabling).
  • The product is extremely inexpensive with MSRP pricing at $99.99. Though some retailers have them on sale for $69.99 at the moment.
  • This product can control over 700 devices including virtaully all remote controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces, shades and more!
  • You can learn in your own RF codes using the Bond app for devices that are not in the database!
  • The database is always growing!


What products does it support?
Bond supports over 700 RF devices. You can contact Bond to verify if your device is compatible with your product. Just provide them with the FCC code on the back of the remote and includ make and manufacturer details.
https://bondhome.io/

My fan has multiple fan speeds will this work with the driver?
The driver will send discrete fan speed codes if available.

My fireplace has multiple controls. Does this driver support the functionality?
We have created custom experience buttons to provide detailed control over fireplaces including power on/off, flame level, fan speed, flame up, flame down functionality.

Does this driver provide feedback?
This driver provides pseudo feedback by obtaining the state data from Bond Bridge. Bond Bridge keeps track of the last code sent and assumes that the device is currently in that mode. We utilise this data for feedback.

Where can i purchase this hardware?
The product is easily accessible and can be purchased through the following retailers
Bond Home
Amazon
Home Depot

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.
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1 hour ago, dcovach said:

Finally!

Sorry for releasing this so slowly.

Unfortunately Bond wasn't ready for local API deployment until the 12th of September 2019.

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9 minutes ago, alanchow said:

Sorry for releasing this so slowly.

Unfortunately Bond wasn't ready for local API deployment until the 12th of September 2019.

I didn't mean it that way.  FINALLY there's a solution available again!  Thanks!

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Does the driver support multiple BOND devices? According to BOND website One BOND currently only supports up to 6 devices within a 2,500 sq. ft. home -

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18 minutes ago, msgreenf said:

Yes

Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
 

Yes what???

One driver per BOND? (thus the ability to control up to 6 devices only) OK if you only have a fireplace, a few fans, and a couple other devices to control via RF
OR multiple BOND's under one site licensed driver? (seems like a few of BOND's may be needed to cover a larger space, more fans, or anything over 6)

I like the BOND...I'm happy about the driver being available!!
I just think it's important to clarify that the investment of $69 for the BOND and $99 for the driver would only service 6 devices. @alanchow - is this correct?

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That is not correct. One bond network driver can cover more the 1 bond. And each bond device supports 6 devices

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I mis-read as well

I have 3 fans and 2 fireplaces I could use this driver for.
Amazon has the BOND at $69-$99
Chowmain has the driver at $150

$219 isn't bad considering the alternatives to get those on the devices on Control4 platform

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What version of Control4 does the driver work with?  Didn't see that in the documentation.  

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On 9/13/2019 at 12:51 AM, SY3 said:

What version of Control4 does the driver work with?  Didn't see that in the documentation.  

Sorry for the late reply.  Just got back from Denver.

The driver was developed for Control4 OS 3.1 but should be compatible with Control4 OS 2.9.0+

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On ‎9‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 6:48 PM, gregheard said:

Firmware updated today (v.2.8.2) to handle more than 6 devices but still recommended coverage is 2,500 sq ft.

That's makes it a must have device now!!!

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The firmware for me took 2 tries and then finally worked.  I haven't done the Chowmain driver yet as my dealer is coming October 1st to do that part.  On OS 3.0 and was planning to do 3.1 also at that time

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