PJLink Universal Projector

MSRP: $120.00
Chowmain LTD
Version: 20230727
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PJLink is a new unified standard designed to make communication interfaces and communication protocols that have been different from one projector manufacturer to another uniform and common.  Several Japanese manufacturers have adopted the PJLink standard for their projectors.  With this PJLink driver for Control4 you can control multiple projectors via IP with 2 way feedback.  Supported manufacturers include (but not limited to) BenQ, Mitsubishi Electric, InFocus, NEC, Casio, Canon, Sharp, Sky, Seiko Epson, Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi and Ricoh.


  • IP Control
  • Control
    • Power On / Off
    • Input Switching
    • Volume Up / Down
    • Mic Volume Up / Down
    • Freeze / Unfreeze
    • Video Mute / Audio Mute
  • Feedback.
    • Projector Name
    • Maker Name
    • Model Name
    • Other Info
    • Serial Number
    • Software Version
    • Lamp Replacement Model Number
    • Filter Replacement Model Number
    • Filter Usage Time
    • Lamp Hours
    • Current Power Status
    • Current Input
    • Input Resolution
    • Recommended Resolution
    • Error Status – Fan
    • Error Status – Lamp
    • Error Status – Temp
    • Error Status – Cover Open
    • Error Status – Filter
    • Error Status - Others



What manufacturers use the PJLink standard?

The following manufacturers utilise the PJLink standard

  • BenQ
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • InFocus
  • NEC Display Solutions, Ltd 
  • Canon Inc.
  • Sky CO., LTD
  • Sony Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation 
  • Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.


What projectors will this work on?

The PJLink website has a list of projectors that make/models.  Please see link below.


Note that this is not a definitive list.


What is Class 1 and Class 2?

Projectors support different versions of the protocol.  Our driver supports both Class 1 and Class 2.  Class 2 is an expansion of the Class 1 PJLink protocol which provides the following additional functionality.

  • Serial Number
  • Software Version
  • Internal Resolution
  • Recommended Resolution
  • Volume Up
  • Volume Down
  • Mic Volume Up
  • Mic Volume Down
  • Freeze On
  • Freeze Off
  • Replacement Lamp Model
  • Replacement Filter Model
  • Filter Usage Time

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?

  • IP Control means that you can eliminate IR buds from your projector and also make ultra long cable runs unlike RS232.
  • Get two way feedback on important information such as lamp hours, filter usage time and various projector errors.  Combine with the Chowmain Notification Suite and notify yourself when your clients projector has a fault or requires a replacement filter / lamp.  Proactively support your customers!

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial.  Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go.  No registration required.

Do you offer other drivers?

We have hundreds of drivers.  Many of which are manufacturer sponsored and free.  Please visit our website to view all available drivers including FREE drivers.


Version #20230727 - 27-JUL-2023

  • Fix Crash on Video A selection
  • Improve Performance
  • Upgrade to latest Diagnostic Library
  • Improve Feedback for invalid Input selection

Version #20220830 - 30-AUG-2022

  • Upgrade to new Diagnostics system with Submit Diagnostics, and automatic troubleshooting
  • Update Documentation
  • Low Level Performance Improvements

Version #20210119 - 19-JAN-2021

  • Updated to new Driver Central licensing

Version #20201001 – 01-OCT-2020

  • Performance improvements

Version #20200403 – 03-APR-2020

  • Fixed issue effecting PJLINK Class 1 projectors and switching.

Version #20200318 – 18-MAR-2020

  • Improved power on and power off feedback and control. Now the driver will keep polling every 5 seconds until the unit has powered on or off before firing events and issuing subsequent commands like input.
Version #20200221 – 21-FEB-2020
  • Optimised driver so that it wouldn't report errors twice.

Version #20191106 – 06-NOV-2019

  • Added ability to disable Input Error Checking to the Properties tab

Version #20180403 – 03-APR-2018

  • Fixed A/V Mute functionality
Version #20171205 – 05-DEC-2017
  • Made changes to the sequence to grab current power earlier.

Version #20171013 - 13-OCT-2017

  • Added audio outputs

Version #20170710 - 10-JUL-2017

  • Migrated to driverCentral.

Version #20170511 - 11-MAY-2017

  • Fixed issue with projectors that don’t require a password
  • Fixed issue with projectors that output Class numbers incorrectly.

Version #20170411 - 11-APR-2017

  • Intial Version Released