Control Master 3 (CM3) - v 7.0.0
The FBC Control Master 3 is an innovative and highly useful relay controller. Each unit is suitable for controlling up to three sets of blinds, six individual relays or (in a special mode on the unit) projector screens and aspect controls. Up to 15 of these units can be chained together to provide control over a large number of device through one serial port on your controller.
The FBC driver package allows you to control the unit in any of its basic modes and contains four drivers. One driver for the FBC system and individual drivers for each of the relay types that the controller supports.
To purchase the Control Master please contact Farnborough Blinds.
Supported Control4 operating systems
Compatible with Control4 OS 2.x and above ONLY
Control4 Processor Requirements
HC250 can be used on smaller systems. Please check Control4's recommended processor requirements for your specific project.
Each unit can control 3 blinds or 6 switched devices
Depending on how you configure the unit it can control either three changeover/flip-flop devices such as blinds or six individual relays.
Up to 15 units can be chained together from one serial port.
Chaining the units allows up to 45 individual blinds to be controlled from a single serial port on the controller. Chanining also allows macros to control multiple blinds.
Drivers included for each relay type
As well as the main controller driver, drivers are included for generic flip-flop devices, single relays and a specific blinds module. This ensures the correct icons are displayed on the Control4 interfaces.
Tilt commands supported for blinds
The controller provides two 'tilt' positions for blinds. Whilst these are not shown on the Control4 interfaces these commands are available via custom programming and could be added to custom buttons.
Single command to control all blinds
Device specific commands are available to control all the linked blinds as one. This can be all the units or the first nine controllers in the system.
Can send macros to relay system
The Control Master 3 can be programmed to respond to macro commands. So you can define a command 'AllUp' which is associated with the Up command on chained units. Then when the 'AllUp' command is sent all the blinds will simultaneously move up. This feature is available as a Control4 Device Specific Command in Custom Programming.
This driver is an independent commercial release by Extra Vegetables Ltd. It is not authorized or supported either by Control4. Extra Vegetables fully support the driver through its authorized dealer network.