Control4 allows for you to easily integrate infra red based audio/visual devices but it does not give you the ability to integrate infra red based motorized/relay devices.
This is where the Chowmain generic relay driver comes in. With customizable properties where you can enter in IR HEX codes you can now integrate infra red based motorized/relay devices into Control4 with the correct icon.
- With easy to manage definable On/Off Hex IR codes in properties you can have multiple copies of the same driver with different IR codes
- IR Binding - You can bind it to any infra red output in your Control4 system.
- Relay Binding - Match it up to the nearest icon for your device
- On/Off/Toggle functions with notifications to the proxy means that the client will know when the device is on/off (note that as it is IR based/without feedback it is assumed On/Off)
Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?
This driver is useful for integrating IR based motorised devices into Control4. This includes IR based blinds, fans, power outlets and more
- Gas Fireplaces
- Motorised Lifts
- Motorised Screens
- Power Outlets
Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver?
Since the driver has definable properties you can have multiple drivers connected to the same IR port. This includes the IR blaster on supported controllers. This means that you can control any amount of IR based motorised devices on a singular IR port (upto the limitations of the port).
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 compromised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available.
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.
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.
Version #20170710 - 10-JUL-2017
Migrated to driverCentral.
Version #20160416 - 16-APR-2016
Made improvements to licencing algorithm. Should resolve issues on OS 2.8 systems with intermittent internet connections.
Version #20150818 - 18-AUG-2015
Implemented Dealer Demo Licencing
Version #20150407 - 07-APR-2015
Resolved issue where logs on 2.6 systems would fill out controller storage causing system stability issues. This only effects systems where people have set the debug logs to 'print and log' or 'log' and have forgotten about it over longer periods of time.
Version #20141118- 18-NOV-2014
Converted from C4I to C4Z filetype
Version #20140404- 14-APR-2014
Added repeat count property for open and close codes
Version #20140220 - 20-FEB-2014
Initial Version Released