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Setup myStrom WiFi Switch for use with Control4

These are the steps to setup a myStrom WiFi Switch for use with Control4.

Good to know:

  • Some steps may take some seconds, make sure the phone does not go to standby. If it does the app does fail at that step. Hold your finger on the screen.
  • Once set up, the steps in Control4 are easy to take
  • App and C4 can be used in parallel

 

  1. Download the myStrom App
  2. Open the app
  3. Go to the menu and select Add Device
  4. Add a WiFi Switch
  5. Select to setup manually
  6. Select the WLAN of the WiFi Switch (after reset and out of the box the Switch is a accesspoint
  7. Connect and after a few popups (select the popup from myStrom App to continue) select the use of fixed IP Address
  8. Enter the WLAN key and as well the IP address settings
  9. Select the green arrow to complete your setup.
  10. Go back to the main app screen and let run everything for 10 minutes, there will be firmware updates shown. Update firmware using the app .
  11. Relax and insert the driver into Control4. See the drivers Documentation tab for next steps

 

Stewart Audio FLX family amplifiers

To update the Steward Audio FLX family units, please follow the procedure below.

Audinate Version V3.10.4.1

Update for all units.

Corrected Issues:

  • The firmware corrects a loss of audio between Dante based devices after an extended static operating period (typically > 1 month)

Update procedure (unzip files first after download)(login needed):

  1. Install the DanteFirmwareUpdateManager-3.10.0.9
  2. Update the ult-01-004-3.10.4.1 firmware version.

Please note that the above steps need to be done in sequence, otherwise the device will fail.

Stewart Audio AV-25NET and AV-25NET+amplifiers

To update the Steward Audio AV-25NET and NET+ units, please follow the procedure below.

Audinate Version V3.10.4.1

Update for all units.

Corrected Issues:

  • The firmware corrects a loss of audio between Dante based devices after an extended static operating period (typically > 1 month)

Update procedure (unzip files first after download)(login needed):

  1. Install the DanteFirmwareUpdateManager-3.10.0.9
  2. Update the ult-01-002-3.10.4.1 firmware version.

Please note that the above steps need to be done in sequence, otherwise the device will fail.

Configure a Cisco Small Business Series Switch for Swisscom TV

Task description:

Using Swisscom TV in small environments is rather easy, just connect all Swisscom TV boxes into the Swisscom router and you are ready to go.
Looking to larger installs, specially in the residential area, this setup structure is often not an option as the complete in-house network is managed by a IT company or it has a network structure which does not follow the Swisscom guidelines.

The Cisco Small Business line of switches works usually very well for residential installations, for Swisscom TV they need a special configuration.

As specifications can change, this howto may only be a guideline, is has no intention to be absolutely correct.

Environment:

  • Swisscom router which connects to port 6 of the switch
  • Swisscom TV box on port 7  and 8 of the switch
  • VLAN 20 is used for all Swisscom TV data
  • Cisco SG300-10, firmware 1.4.0.88 (or higher)
  • IPv4 is used

Setup:

  1. Log in to the switch and go to VLAN Management -> VLAN Settings, create a VLAN for the Swisscom devices
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  2. Assign the ports to the VLAN
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  3. Under Multicast -> Properties  activate and select the VLAN in the drop down. Activate for IPV4 the forwarding method IP Group Address
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  4. In Multicast -> IPv4 Multicast Configuration ->IGMP Snooping activate IGMP Snooping Status and IGMP Querier Status
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  5. Select VLAN 20 and hit Edit for additional settings
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  6. Multicast -> IPv4 Multicast Configuration -> IGMP VLAN Settings.
    Select the VLAN 20 and set accordingly
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  7.  If the switch still is flooded an additional setting can be done under Multicast – Unregistered Multicast.
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    Activate filtering of all unregistered multicast.

NGTC-BIBOB-PoE firmware update procedure

To update the NGTC-BIBOB-PoE, Atterotech unDIO2x2 based, units, please follow the procedure below.

Audinate Version V4.1.1

unDIO2x2 MCU Release Notes

Feature enhancements:

  • Improves the minimum network latency from two milliseconds to one millisecond.

Corrected Issues:

  • The firmware fixes a couple of uncommon control protocol issues.

Update procedure (unzip files first after download)(login needed):

  1.  Install the AtteroTech-McuFirmwareUpdate
  2.  Install the DanteFirmwareUpdateManager-3.10.0.9
  3. Update the unDIO2X2-U_app_3_0_0 firmware with the Dante Firmware Update Manager to Version 3.
  4. Update the unDIO2x2.0800.8004.3.1 with the AtteroTech-Mcu Firmware Update Software.
  5. Update the unDIO2X2-C_app_4_1_1 firmware with the Dante Firmware Update Manager to Version 4.

Please note that the above steps need to be done in sequence, otherwise the device will fail.

Audinate Version V4.3.0

Update for all units that are running V4.1.1.

Corrected Issues:

  • The firmware corrects a loss of audio between Dante based devices after an extended static operating period (typically > 1 month)

Update procedure (unzip files first after download)(login needed):

  1. Install the DanteFirmwareUpdateManager-3.10.0.9
  2. Update the unDIO2x2_app_4_3_0 firmware version C or U.

Please note that the above steps need to be done in sequence, otherwise the device will fail.

 

NGTC-BIB4-PoE firmware update procedure

To update the NGTC-BIB4-PoE, Atterotech unD4I based, units, please follow the procedure below.

Audinate Version V4.0.0

unD4I MCU Release Notes
Feature enhancements:
• #1777 – Upgraded application firmware to support new features available in
Audinate’s Ultimo firmware version 2.1.1.18.
Corrected Issues:
• #2052 – Corrected Ethernet switch configuration settings which could cause random switch failures causing the unD4I to stop receiving audio and not be
discovered on the network.
• #2104 – Corrected network message handling for messages greater than
128 bytes.
• #2164 – Corrected an issue that prevented production device Dante firmware
from being updated.

Update procedure (unzip files first after download)(login needed):

  1. Install the AtteroTech-McuFirmwareUpdate
  2. Install the DanteFirmwareUpdateManager-3.10.0.9
  3. Update the unD4I-U_app_3_0_0 firmware with the Dante Firmware Update Manager to Version 3.
  4. Update theunD4I.0800.8004.3.3 with the AtteroTech-Mcu Firmware Update Software.
  5. Update the unD4I-C_app_4_0_0 firmware with the Dante Firmware Update Manager to Version 4

Please note that the above steps need to be done in sequence, otherwise the device will fail.

Audinate Version V4.3.0

Update for all units that are running V4.0.0.

Corrected Issues:

  • The firmware corrects a loss of audio between Dante based devices after an extended static operating period (typically > 1 month)

Update procedure (unzip files first after download)(login needed):

  1. Install the DanteFirmwareUpdateManager-3.10.0.9
  2. Update the unD4I_app_4_3_0 firmware version C or U.

Please note that the above steps need to be done in sequence, otherwise the device will fail.

Driver Dashboard and Driver Store released

Driver Store features:

  • Buy license keys fully electronically
  • Checkout via PayPal, use the preferred credit card
  • Bought licenses appear seconds after successful PayPal processing in Dashboard
  • No more email ping pong with license keys
  • You need to log in to access the Driver Store

Driver Dashboard features:

  • Assign bought licenses to systems
  • List licenses for copy/past (for offline licensing)
  • Change and update  systems, change main Controller MAC (in terms of a change) and retrieve new license keys
  • Auto push licenses if not applied on driver Properties
  • View driver health (only available if indicated on the drivers description page)
  • Remote control drivers, switch on online log (only available if indicated on the drivers description page)
  • View drivers logs online
  • More to come, stay tuned!
  • You need to log in to access the Driver Dashboard

Symetrix triggers ADA PTM-1645 and Lexicon DD-8

Have you ever heard a Symetrix Radius or Edge combined with a ADA PTM-1645VC or a Lexicon DD-8?

Even though that combination  sounds good, its a breeze to combine them technically. No need to trigger over control systems, doing whatever programming.

ADA PTM-1645
Using this prebuild super-module for Symetrix Composer all PTM’s can be controlled from one serial port of a Symetrix unit. Setup instructions are inside the supermodule
Daisy Chain of PTM’s is supported.
Cabling: Symetrix RX goes to ADA ring, TX to tip, ground to ground

Download here (login needed)
PTM-1645VC Trigger

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Lexicon DD-8
The DD-8 needs to be controlled over a single trigger, using one control output of a Symetrix unit.  All 4 zones of the DD-8 are supported, merged.
Setup instructions are inside the supermodule

Download here (login needed)
DD-8 Trigger

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Koubachi plant sensor driver for Control4

The Koubachi sensor does not only work for plant monitoring, its also handy to bring values to C4 like  brightness and temperature. Be aware that the sensors are reporting back every 24 hours, so its not a real time application. Mainly the sensors are designed to measure soil moisture. combined with C4 an automated watering system can be designed.

http://www.koubachi.com/features/sensor?locale=en

To use it with C4 you need to take the following steps:

  1. Order your Koubachi plant sensor
  2. Open a Koubachi account at https://my.koubachi.com/ 
  3. Register and set up your sensor, a good starting point is here: http://go.koubachi.com/
  4. Do all settings that you have at least one plant and one sensor
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  5. Make sure your plant sensor is set up correctly. Take a note of the MAC
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  6. Enable the json API here: https://labs.koubachi.com/ Request the activation from the api, you will get confirmation email. Login and you can see under “Your Account” the “user_credentials” and the “app_key”. Take a note of them.
  7. Add the custom lua functions driver to your C4 project. Download here
  8. Add the config file into the path the custom lua function driver is displaying in Properties. Download here: GTASLCO4CULUFU_koubachi
  9. Modify the file you just copied, insert the “user_credentials”, mac and “app_key” at the last 3 lines of the file, modify the existing values.
  10. Go to custom lua functions driver and press “Load file” in Actions
  11. Have a look in the programming section:
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  12. Have fun.