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Cumulus Weather Stations - v 7.0.3

This driver in conjunction with Cumulus software from Sandaysoft enables a wide range of weather stations to be integrated with Control4.  Among the brands supported are Davis, Oregon Scientific, Ambient Weather, EasyWeather, Smart Weather, MyDel, Nevada, Watson, Fine Offset and La Crosse.  Not all weather stations from these brands are supported so please review the list of supported weather stations.  For a fully professional weather station solution for Control4 please see our separate WeatherHawk driver.

The integration requires that the Cumulus software updates a website with information it receives from the weather station.  You will therefore need webspace and a PC running to permanently monitor your weather station.  The driver will then retrieve the latest weather conditions every time Cumulus updates the web data.

The Cumulus weather software provides detailed information that can be viewed on the PC.  It can also automatically produce a website that displays the current weather conditions.  It can also produce a special webpages specifically designed to be viewed on the iPhone.  Cumulus is 'Donation Ware'.

The driver provides numerous variables which are updated with the latest weather readings.  It also provides events that will fire based on alarm levels that you define within the Cumulus set up. You can also create your own warning events based on any of the readings received from the station.

In order to display the weather information on the Control4 touchpanels and TV OSD you must add the optional 4Store App.  This can only be purchased from the Control4 system itself after the driver has been sucessfully installed.  The 4Store App will display the current information from the weather station and historical graphs for Wind, Rain, Pressure and Temperature from the past 24 hours.

Note the information displayed is only as good as the weather station itself, so ensure you choose a station that is of sufficient quality for your customer's needs.


Supported Control4 operating systems

Compatible with Control4 OS 2.2 and above ONLY


Related products
WeatherHawk

Control4 Processor Requirements

HC800                     
HC1000
HC250 can be used on smaller systems.  Please check Control4's recommended processor requirements for your specific project.


Disclaimer

This driver is an independent commercial release by Extra Vegetables Ltd.  It is not authorized or supported either by Control4 or Cummulus.  Extra Vegetables fully support the driver through its authorized dealer network.

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Features

  • Enables the integration of a wide range of weather stations with Control4
  • Uses Cumulus Weather Software as its base
  • Requires a PC permanently connected to the weather station
  • Requires webspace to upload the current readings