Russound C/E-Series - v 7.0.1
Extra Vegetables' Control4 drivers for the Russound C-Series and E-Series multiroom systems allows the integration of these with Control4. These drivers are specifically designed for the E-Series and C-Series with support for their internal tuners.
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. No special programming of the Russound unit is required. All control of the source equipment will be from Control4.
Drivers for the CAA/CAM and CAV controllers are also available here >>
The Extra Vegetables Control4 driver for the Russound range of Multiroom Amplifier/Controller implements the following features:
•Reliable IP Ethernet control direct to Russound unit.
Both these series of controllers have Ethernet ports for programming and control. IP control is the most reliable of control methods and does not require the use of one of your controllers serial ports.
•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. You simply need to set the units up to recognize the R-Net tuners and to name the sources if you are using Russound keypads.
•Can use Russound keypads if required.
The appropriate keypads can all be used with the driver. Source selections are followed by Control4 using simple programming. You can also use the transport keys on the Russound keypads by affixing an IR emiiter to the front of the Control4 controller and programming the Russound to emit Control4 IR commands.
•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.
•Compatible with OS 1.7, 1.8 and 2.x.
All 'Driverworks' versions of Control4 are supported. There are no differences in the feature sets between versions.
There are currently the following limitations with the driver: •AM/FM Tuners only Our driver supports the built in AM/FM tuner and the optional additional AM/FM tuner modules for the E-Series. The Sirius/XM tuner are not supported.
•No support for R-Net devices
There is no support for other R-Net devices other than the AM/FM tuner.
The following are required for successful deployment of the driver.
•Control4 1.8 (or higher) + HC800 Controller for larger systems
The introduction of any two-way driver into a project adds to the processor load. In line with Control4's recommendations we suggest that an HC800 is used for systems of more than three rooms.
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.