VidaBox - v 7.0.0
This is a simple in-expensive driver that provides IP control of the VidaBox Media centers. It is compatible with all current models. It provides IP control of the VidaBox on-screen menus.
This initial release has no feedback or media browsing facilities. We are working with VidaBox to provide these features in an enhanced version of this driver. As it's an IP driver there's no IR bug that can get dislodged and that's one less IR port you need to use on the back of the controller.
Like all our drivers the cost is per project not per VidaBox. So if you have four VidaBox players in a project you only need one license.
The Extra Vegetables Control4 IP Ethernet driver for the VidaBox media players implements the following features:
- Reliable IP Ethernet Control.
No bugs or serial ports to use. The VidaBox is a completely IP controllable device.
- Saves IR bug trouble
IR bugs may not be expensive but when you have to roll a truck to stick one back on suddenly they become very expensive. Reduce your risk - use this driver!
- Map Spare Keys
The VidaBox remote has some keys that do not have direct equivalents on the Control4 UIs. The driver makes it quick and simple to assign VidaBox functions to 'spare' Control4 keys.
There are currently the following limitations with the driver:
- Control4 2.x Only
This driver is only designed and tested with Control4 2.x. We understand that it can also be used with Contrtol4 1.8. It cannot be used with earlier versions of the Control4 operating system.
- One Way Driver Only
The driver does not allow any content browsing on the Control4 interfaces. Neither does it provide any Now Playing information. We are working with VidaBox to further develop this.
- Existing systems may need software update
EXISTING VidaBox systems MUST contact VidaBox to have the latest version of WMCController remotely installed for them. This service is done free of charge for all VidaBox customers via remote login.
The following are required for the successful deployment of the driver:
- Control4 2.x + 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.
- Players Supported
All current VidaBox products are supported.
This driver is an independent commercial release by Extra Vegetables Ltd. We acknowledge the suport that VidaBox gave us during the creation of the driver, however please contact us for support.