The SainSmart NCS1 intelligent communications converter provides ethernet to serial RS232/RS485 based communications. This unit is extremely affordable, is powered via a local 9-24vdc supply (recommended 12vdc). Other solutions cost upto 4 times more. This is by far the cheapest way to integrate serial ports into Control4.
- IP to RS232/RS485 Serial Output
- Two way feedback
- Extremely Affordable
Where can i purchase this unit?
This unit can be purchased from the Sainsmart website. Direct link below
Can i use this driver with other ethernet to serial units?
If the unit sends/receives data via a TCP/IP socket then yes.
Why is the driver more expensive than the unit?
Drivers take time to develop. Unfortunately Control4 is a nische market and as such recouporating the cost of development is quite difficult. The good news is that this driver is a site licence which means you can have as many iMatic units as you want in your home. The cost of a driver and a single unit is still cheaper than buying any other relay device in Control4 by quite alot. It doesn't matter if you have 1 unit or 20 units it will still cost the same.
Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?
- Connect remote serial devices to Control4 such as security systems, lighting systems and other devices which exceed the recommended max distance of 15 meters for serial cable runs.
- Add additional serial ports to your Control4 system on the cheap.
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.
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