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ADX Technical Tips: Using the Control4 Driver



Audio Authority’s Control4 driver makes it easy to use Control4 to operate any matrix configuration of ADX. Control4 dealers can follow the instructions below to use the driver in Control4 Composer.

  1. Copy the avswitch_Audio Authority_ADX.c4i file to your documents/Control4/drivers folder.

    Note: if you are updating the SF-16M driver in an existing project, simply right-click on the device name and choose "update driver." It is not necessary to reconfigure the input and output connections.

  2. Open Composer and under My Drivers, double click AV Switch, and select Audio Authority as manufacturer. Double click on the ADX driver.

  3. The ADX driver includes inputs and outputs for all possible I/O combinations. Connect the inputs and outputs on the ADX to sources and amplifiers as they are physically connected in each specific installation (see below).

4a. If you are controlling the ADX via serial, connect the serial port connection to your controller’s serial port the way that it is physically connected. Click on the system design tab and click on the ADX. Then click on properties and select serial as control method and click Set.

4b. If you are controlling the ADX via Ethernet, click on the system design tab and click on the ADX. Then click on properties and select Ethernet as control method and click Set.

  1. Click on the connections tab and then click network at the top of the page. Double click on the ADX device in the devices window and enter the IP address for your ADX. Find the IP address by going to the network settings option on the front panel of the ADX.

About Volume Control and Source Selection

To control volume you must connect the audio volume for the corresponding ADX zone to that room's endpoints.

In rooms with no electronics connections (e.g. rooms with ceiling speakers connected to a multi-zone amp) you must connect the audio volume and audio selection endpoints for the corresponding ADX zone to that room's endpoints.



New ADX Commands Included in the v. 1.02 Driver

These features require ADX v2.5.2 firmware or later.

[POFFO##] turns a zone output off. Once a zone is off, it will not respond to any commands until it is powered back on.
[PONO##] turns a zone output on. The zone output will resume operation at the ZONE TURN ON level by ramping up from -80 dB.
[PTOGO##] toggles the power of a zone output.
[QPO##] queries the power status of a zone.
[VPONO##L##] defines the output level for the zone once it returns from being powered off.
[POFFALL] to turn all zones off.
[PONALL] to turn all zones on.
[POFFG##] to power off all zones in a group.
[PONG##] to power on all zones in a group.




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