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Russound CAV/CAM/CAA - v 8.0.3

Extra Vegetables' Control4 driver for Russound allows the integration of a wide range of Russound multiroom systems, from the cost effective CAA and the ever popular CAV/CAM series.

In each case the driver enables you to use the multiroom amplifier as the audio heart of a Control4 system. Control4 has complete control over the multiroom amp including source selection and discrete volume control. You can also continue to use the Russound keypads as part of the Control4 system. The source selections can be followed by Control4 and the basic transport buttons are automatically handled by the driver. The F1 and F2 buttons on the Uno keypads can be used within Control4 to initiate any set of programmed commands. No special programming of the Russound unit is required. 

Drivers for the C-Series and E-Series controllers with support for their internal AM/FM tuners are also available here

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Supported manufacturer models

Russound CAV
Russound CAM
Russound CAA


Supported Control4 operating systems

Compatible with Control4 OS 2.x and above ONLY


Control4 Processor Requirements

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


Limitations

F1 & F2 buttons always select a source. 
These buttons always select a source on the Russound unit. This is hardwired into the Russound firmware.

No support for R-Net devices 
Currently there is no direct support for R-Net devices such as the tuner and iPod dock with this driver. 

 


Further information

The Extra Vegetables Control4 driver for the Russound range of Multiroom Amplifier/Controller implements the following features:

Reliable two-way serial control direct to Russound unit.
The Russound units all have a serial port that can be used to control the unit using this driver. This enables reliable communication between the two systems. We are also looking at IP control for the C-Series units in a subsequent release.

No special programming of Russound unit is required.
You do not need to make any special programming of the Russound unit as all intelligence is handled by the Control4 system. If you wish to use the F1 and F2 buttons on Uno keypads you will need to determine the source associated with these keys on the Russound controller.

Can use Russound keypads if required.
The Basic, Uno and MCA keypads can all be used with the driver. Source selections are followed by Control4 using simple programming. You can use the transport buttons on these keypads and select the action by source when setting up the driver. The F1 and F2 'favorite' buttons trigger Events in Control4 allowing them to be used to initiate any form of programmed event you desire. This could be selecting a radio station, playlist - even setting a lighting scene.

Easy to upgrade existing Russound system to Control4
Our driver makes it simple to upgrade an existing system to Control4. You can retain all the existing equipment and keypads. Just move the IR bugs and programming to Control4 and you can provide your customer with the totally integrated home and Control4 system offers.


Disclaimer

This driver is an independent commercial release by Extra Vegetables Ltd. It is not authorized or supported either by Control4 or Russound. Russound have supported its development but all support is provided by Extra Vegetables through its authorized dealer network.   

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Features

  • Reliable serial control direct to Russound controllers. 
  • No special programming of the Russound unit required. 
  • Can use Russound keypads if required. 
  • Easy to upgrade existing Russound systems to Control4 .