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Control4 Drivers for WolfPack Matrix Systems

Control4 Drivers for WolfPack Matrix Systems
Control4 Drivers for WolfPack Matrix Systems

One-way Control4™ RS232 Drivers

Two-way Control4™ RS232 Drivers

Two-way Control4™ LAN (IP) Drivers

Used with 2,000+ WolfPack Modular Matrices

8-Chassis Sizes

20-Different I/O Cards

HDBaseT In & Out cards

Part # Control4
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Today's Price: $1.00
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Features

WolfPack HDMI Switchers Control4 Drivers are now available for WolfPack Modular and Fixed Matrix Systems. HDTV Supply is pleased to announce that we have recently added Control4 RS232 and IP Drivers to support our WolfPack™ family of Matrix Systems that uses the RS232 or LAN port as the control method. The Control4 drivers will work with any Control4 hardware that supports OS version 2.51 and higher and is backwards compatible for about 3 to 4 years as most systems are now running OS 3.0. Setting up a Control4 system is usually not a DIY job and requires that you may have to go through an authorized Control4 dealer so contact Control4 for one in your area.

The Two Way Drivers have two versions.

  1. The first is via the matrices RS232 port.
  2. The second supports integration via the matrices LAN port which means you only have to have the matrix on the same IP network as the Control4 system! No serial cable needed, although that is supported if you desire.
These are located at Control4's Drivercentral.com. In addition to the obvious input and output switching, we have also implemented device specific commands so you can save and recall presets and scenes.

Most of HDTV Supplys modular matrix systems are controllable directly through a Control4 SR-250 handheld remote or their Touchpad. The equipment we used to write and test the one-way drivers were the Control4 EA-1 Controller and the Control4 SR-250 remote control. Talk to your Control4 installer about their iOS/Android control app that essentially mimics the layout of the onscreen interface and higher-priced touch-pad controllers. If your Control4 control box is connected to your home network then you can launch the app, sign into your Control4 account and get all the system and automation control right there on your phone or tablet, from anywhere in the house for a fee.

HDTV Supply has two different Control4 drivers, Basic and Advanced...

Basic: The Basic RS232 driver controls only the Ins and Outs of the matrix and is what most users buy. It does not give feedback to the controller of the command being accepted. It is switching control only. It is very simple and has been tested thoroughly with a Control4 C4-HC250 Automation Controller and our matrices operate flawlessly.

Advanced: These are located at Control4's Drivercentral.com. These Advanced drivers control not only the Ins and Outs of the matrix but gives feedback of the command being accepted to the controller as it is a 2-way driver. It does Input and Output switching with feedback, Save preset/scenes and Recall preset/scenes. This is handy when buying our Modular Matrix Switchers with internal Video Walls processors. Call 833-WOLFPACK for more information if you need it.

6 - Examples of WolfPack 4K HDMI Matrix Systems having Control4 Drivers...

$700 - CLICK WolfPack 4K 8x8 HDMI Matrix Switcher

$1,100 - CLICK WolfPack 16x16 HDMI Matrix Switcher

$2,050 - CLICK WolfPack 16x16 HDMI Matrix Switch w/Video Wall, Scaling, Separate Audio, Apps & 100ms Switching

$2,500 - CLICK WolfPack 4K 18-18 HDMI Matrix Switch

$4,700 - CLICK WolfPack 4K 9x18 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher with 18-4K HDBaseT POE Receivers

$8,850 - CLICK WolfPack 4K 18x36 HDMI Matrix HDBaseT Switcher with 36-4K HDBaseT POE Receivers

NOTE: The Control4 drivers are licensed to each matrix order and must be ordered again when the matrix order is placed. You cannot get them, or any, Control4 drivers without ordering a matrix system. We send you the drivers by an email attachment when the matrix switcher ships.

HDTV Supply already gives you 8-ways to control the matrix:
  1. Free iPad App
  2. Free Android App
  3. Free Web GUI used with any web browser like Googles Chrome, Apples Safari, Microsoft's Edge, Firefox & more
  4. Its serial RS232 port
  5. Front panel push-buttons and
  6. an optional 7" Color Touchscreen
  7. Elan drivers
  8. RTI drivers
You now have access to over 2,000 Different WolfPack™ Modular HDMI Matrix Switchers to choose from with Control4™ drivers supporting 8-chassis sizes:
  1. 4x4
  2. 8x8
  3. 9x9
  4. 16x16
  5. 18x18
  6. 36x36
  7. 80x80
  8. 160x160
We're offering drivers in the above sizes to help eliminate extra bindings created by more "generic" versions.

Why not buy an HDMI Matrix Switch with Control4 Drivers today?

Specs

Our 8-WolfPack Chassis have options to support:

  • 1080p, 4K/30, 4K/60 & Seamless Designs
  • Many with built-in Video Wall Processors
  • Cards with DIP switch scaling
  • HDMI input cards & output cards
  • HDBaseT input cards & output cards
  • HDBaseT POE Receivers
  • iOS/Android, IR Remote & WEB GUI Control
  • Front Panel Touch Screen or Buttons
  • Other cards, like SDI, VGA, Fiber, etc.
  • EDID management & RS232 port
  • Embedded audio in & out

Why not buy an HDMI Matrix Switch with Control4 Drivers today?

Compatibility

Most of HDTV Supplys modular matrix systems are controllable directly through a Control4 SR-250 handheld remote. Talk to your Control4 installer about their free iOS/Android control app that essentially mimics the layout of the onscreen interface and higher-priced touchpad controllers.

If your Control4 control box is connected to your home network then you can launch the app, sign into your Control4 account, and get all the system and automation control right there on your phone or tablet, from anywhere in the house for a fee. Contact Control4 for more or ask your Contro4 installer.

What is a driver? Drivers are middleware software applications which integrate 3rd party hardware and services into a home automation system. Each control system has its own term for this (Drivers, Modules, Plugins, Profiles) but drivers are the general accepted terminology across the majority of systems. Each system has different architecture so integration to each system has its own unique design.

Who wrote your Control4 drivers? We contracted with a leader in driver development across numerous home automation and control systems.

Certification & Experience Their staff has over 20 years of experience installing, commissioning and programming home automation, audio visual, HVAC, security, lighting and IT systems. They specialize in home automation software development and are certified in numerous home automation platforms including Control4, Crestron, URC, ELAN, RTI, QSC Q-SYS, Savant, Push Controls, Lutron, Clipsal C-Bus and Dynalite.

Custom Designed: We had them tailor the software development using the RS232 serial port on our WolfPack line of Modular Matrix Systems.

Documentation: All of our drivers come with in-depth documentation. As our staff have worked as integrators in the past we understand that documentation is key to minimizing support costs and on-site integration issues.

Service and Support: We understand that you may not have the resources to handle driver support for home automation systems. That is why we have several tiers of support services to suit your support requirements.

Product Certification: Product certification ensures your driver adheres to standards set out by home automation platforms. We work with you through this process to ensure certification is stress free.

Why not buy an HDMI Matrix Switch with Control4 Drivers today?

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Q: Can I use this Control4 driver with your modular matrix systems that have an internal video wall processor?
A:
Yes, the Advanced driver can use the RS232 codes to recall the scenes (presets) . In another word, when have the TV Wall set up and saved with the presets, you can use the driver to recall those presets.

Q: I'm planning to buy more than one matrix system, do I need to order the drivers every time?
A:
Yes.

Q: Are your drivers Control4 Certified?
A:
These drivers are not Control4 Certified but that is not a problem since most drivers are not certified as HDTV Supply Inc does not currently incorporate the Control4 SDDP (Simple Device Discovery Protocol) into our products. They work flawlessly.
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Integration via the matrices LAN port which means you only have to have the matrix on the same IP network as the Control4 system! No serial cable needed, although that is supported if you desire. These are located at Control4's Drivercentral.com. In addition to the obvious input and output switching, we have also implemented device specific commands so you can save and recall presets and scenes.

OVERVIEW:
  1. This driver integrates an HDTV Supply WolfPack Matrix into Control4.
  2. Please note that there are multiple drivers to support all configurations from 4x4 to 160x160.
  3. Add driver to project.
  4. If using serial communication, bind the serial connection and physically connect a serial cable. If using the network communication, click on the connections tab and navigate to the driver to enter the IP Address of the unit.
  5. Bind the input and output connection bindings to the appropriate devices.
  6. Refresh navigators.
PROPERTIES: Cloud Status. This indicates status with the cloud.

Automatic Updates: Displays when a newer version of the driver is located in the cloud.

Last Received Network Data: Timestamp of the last time the driver received network data.

Last Received Serial Data: Timestamp of the last time the driver received serial data.

DEBUG MODE: Allows you to turn the display of debug messages in the LUA output window ON or OFF. LUA is a programming language used by Control4. Dealers will know what this is for as it is a standard implementation for all Control4 drivers in case there is a problem. It allows programmers to better debug any issues that may occur and fix any bugs.

ACTIONS: None

COMMANDS: Load Preset...Load preset from profile specified.

Save Preset: Save preset from profile specified.

CONNECTIONS:
  1. HDMI Inputs
  2. HDMI Outputs
  3. Serial Input
VARIABLES: None
FAQ

HDTV Supply has successfully installed our WolfPack HDMI Matrix Switchers with Control4 Drivers in Sports Bars, Restaurants, Bowling Alleys, Fitness Centers, Malls, Places of Worship, Data Centers, Gaming Rooms, Nail Salons, County Clubs, Casinos, Factories, Conference Rooms, Schools, Home Theaters or many other installations requiring HDMI matrix switching. The reason, we are told by the users, is the number of features we offer compared to other companies they looked at.

These WolfPack HDMI Matrix Switchers with Contro4 Drivers are integrated with the RS232 port on the back of the matrix. For experienced AV hardware and software professionals who want to write their own drivers rather than buy these we have created a simple and very easy to use RS232 script to write your own drivers.

EXAMPLE: If you want to switch input 8 to output 1, 8, 16, the RS232 command would be x1&8&16. and notice the command has a period (.) at the end of the string. The matrix even replies "OK" when the right command is received and "ERR" when receiving a wrong command. Here is the RS232 User Manual if you want to write your own drivers.

How to use the info:

END USER: If you are an end user and want to have a whole-house control system with Control4 drivers but your budget can't support the price you were quoted, do the following:
  1. Call us for a quote for system with Control4 drivers.
  2. Compare it with their quote.
  3. Once you get our quote call a 3rd party control reseller or installer in your area and tell them "Here is the hardware I want to use, please give me a quote on writing the software and installing all of the hardware at my location." You usually can save $1,000s on larger systems.
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