Experience Buttons Suite

Partner: Chowmain
The Chowmain Experience Buttons Suite adds various programmable buttons to Control4 for use under the Watch, Listen, Security, Comfort and Services menu's.

MSRP: $80 USD
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Overview

The Chowmain Experience Buttons Suite of drivers is designed to add additional functionality into Control4 for various Pulse buttons, On/Off type buttons and Radio Buttons.  These buttons can be added to the watch, listen, security, comfort and services menu in Control4's navigator across all user interface devices.  Think of them as custom buttons with an icon and feedback as to their current state.

On/Off Based buttons Features

  • Ability to be placed in the following menus.
    • Watch
    • Listen
    • Comfort
    • Security
    • Services (only available on T3 touchscreens/EA Controllers)
  • 19 different buttons to choose from
    • On/Off 1
    • On/Off 2
    • On/Off 3
    • On/Off 4
    • Holiday Mode 1
    • Holiday Mode 2
    • Holiday Mode 3
    • Holiday Mode 4
    • Nurse Call
    • Party Mode 1
    • Party Mode 2
    • Romance
    • Tech Support
    • Checkbox
    • Favorites
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Oven
    • Vacuum
    • Washer
  • Events
    • On
    • Off
  • Actions
    • Turn On
    • Turn Off
  • Variables
    • Activated
  • Clicking on a button will toggle the state from On/Off or vice versa and fire an event.

Radio Button Features

  • Ability to be placed in the following menus.
    • Watch
    • Listen
    • Comfort
    • Security
    • Services (only available on T3 touchscreens/EA Controllers)
  • Add multiple instances of the driver and group together to create radio buttons in navigator
  • Only one radio button can be selected at any time (just like real radio buttons).
  • Events
    • Selected
    • Not Selected
  • Actions
    • Select Radio Button
  • Variables
    • Checked

FAQ

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

  • Favorites buttons can be added to Watch/Listen and programmed to start playback of your favorite TV/Radio Channel, Movie or Playlist eg CNN, BBC, Fox FM, Alan's Playlist.
  • Holiday Mode buttons can be used to trigger holiday mode programming whilst the home owners are away.
  • Use the tech support button to send you, the dealer, an email notifying you that the owner requires assistance.
  • Use the nurse call button for aged care based functionality to call the carer.
  • The On/Off buttons and checkbox buttons can be used for various programming including boolean variable manipulation, turning automated tasks on/off and more.
  • Radio buttons can be used to change the state of a number variable.  This is useful for mode selection in the home for modes that have more than 2 options.  If a mode has two options only please utilise any of the other On/Off based Experience Buttons.

Why do you only support OS 2.9 and above?

Experience Buttons requires new functionality only available in OS 2.9 and above.  It will not work for older versions of OS.

Can you add XYZ button to the Experience Button Suite?

If its a good idea and generic enough where other dealers will use it then yes.  You will need to provide us with an on and off PNG based image at 300x300.  If you have obtained or modified any images sourced from someone else please provide any relevant licencing information that we need to abide by.

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 48 hour trial.  This is activated once you add the driver to the project.  No additional steps are necessary.

Driver License:  Site (one required per project)

Version #20161104 - 04-NOV-2016

  • Added White Goods (Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven, Vacuum, Washer).  Integrate via relays/contact or IFTTT.

Version #20160913 - 13-SEP-2016

  • Intial Version Released