ISE Expo 2018

by AJ Brunson
Chowmain will be launching several drivers and modules at ISE Expo in Amsterdam this week. If you are there, pop by and check out the latest integration technology.

Chowmain's Kaleidescape Module for URC Total Control 2.0 will be launched at ISE Expo on the URCbooth (1-N15). This module provides two-way ip control including programmable events which you can create the perfect cinema experience at home with. It also provides browsing, searching, and playback of movies via any URC interface with cover art and meta data.

Also at ISE Expo, Chowmain's brand new two-way IFTTT Maker and Oppo Bluray drivers for ELAN core 8.2 on the ELAN booth (1-N50). Add Google Home, Geofencing and more to ELAN now.

Integrated Systems Europe is the world´s largest AV systems integration show. The annual four-day event, takes place at the RAI Amsterdam – The Netherlands, from 6-9 February.

Must-Have Value-Add Drivers - 1/2018

by AJ Brunson

Offer Your Clients Unique Features Ideal for Project Up-Sells

When you’re designing a smart technology system, it’s all about creating a custom experience for clients. In that sense, it's crucial to integrate personalized features that will add value to your project while enhancing their day-to-day lifestyle.  
For some clients, eco-conscious features are a priority while for others the only focus is convenience. You need to be able to add value to your projects by adapting to these unique needs.
The problem is that the home integration software we work with often isn’t quite as malleable as we’d like it to be.
A cost-effective way to approach this problem is through value-add drivers that make it easy to add features to an existing or newly built system. Below we highlight some of our favorites—both for their practicality and uniqueness—but you can find plenty more on the 
Driver Central website.

Homemation Easy Occupancy Driver – Make your occupancy programming quicker and easier. No need to even venture to the programming section in composer. Select your sensor(s), select your light(s), set the timeout and your done! It is also an experience button so the customer can easily enable and disable the timer from any Navigator.

Advanced Announcements Driver - Gives you futuristic dynamically generated voice announcements over your Control4 system without any additional hardware.  Imagine waking up to the your home telling you the weather or being notified about your next appointment from the speaker's in your home.

Keypad Enhancer - this new driver adds key features to Control4 keypads, such as control of up to three sets of lights with dimming, LED blinking and advanced color control as well as keypad disable (lock-out).

 Garage Agent - Simple and powerful garage door integration using any garage door (more powerful than standard installation)

Site Updates - 12/2017

by AJ Brunson
Our developers have been hard at work to make DriverCentral even better. We have done a visual overhaul of the whole site, as well as made our knowledgebase live at We aim to make your experience as user friendly as possible. As always we are constantly trying to improve the site. If you see something that you don't like, please let us know and we will be happy to take any features into consideration.