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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.
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.


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17 minutes ago, South Africa C4 user said:

Never heard of Velbus and you have me looking at them as these look like very sleek devices.

To answer your 2 questions, if I had Velbus then my answer would be yes definitely and yes definitely!

What a wonderful answer.


Thank you so much, that's very encouraging.


I / we really appreciate your reply.


If you want to grab a bit of Velbus hardware to try, I'd be happy to do you a great deal on a demo kit.


(If all goes well, we should have C4 drivers in about 8 weeks)

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I'm reliably told that the Velbus drivers should be ready by the end of September.


If you have a project / client in mind, use this link to see if there is a Velbus distributor in your area www.velbus.eu/sales


Or post a reply here and I'll help






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Thank you to the >100 people that have viewed this thread. (July 2021)


If you can post a reply, positive or negative, to guide us on this journey, we'd really appreciate it.


We want to create a set of drivers that will really bring extra value to your projects.


On that subject, how many of you use or want to use #DALI devices?


We've considering adding the Velbus DALI gateway.






It supports :--


64 Dali channels (Set & Read)

16 groups

16 scenes (with colour support)


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