We are pleased to announce that Futronix has now teamed up with Home Automation specialist DemoPad and is able to offer and support their new CENTRO-8M automation and control processor.

The CENTRO-8M is a cost effective small form factor automation and control processor. It connects to Futronix dimmers via the RS485 port and provides additional functionality.

The CENTRO-8M is the heart of your control system, providing a link to your IP devices & control via IR & RS232/ 485. It also allows you to control your system with a standard IR remote control. The CENTRO-8M is a powerful IP based automation processor, running advanced software developed by our R&D team. It is programmed with our DemoPad Designer software, and gives you complete control over automated and manual functions. Below are some examples of functions you can program the unit to perform automatically, using the advanced features listed:

Powerful IP Networking Capabilities Hard button
remote control
Astronomically -
aware timer events
      Connect up to 20 simultaneous client devices (iOS / Android), and communicate with many more control devices through the IP network.       Use a standard IR remote control button press to activate user-definable functions within the system, just like a button on the app.       Custom programming - for example: turn your lights on, 10 minutes after sunset, except on weekends & in the summer.
    Centrally stored
system variables
audio output
HDMI output
      When one user turns a zone on, any other user (including remote ones) also know about it.       Play a custom doorbell or security alert sound through your audio system at certain times.       Have another input to your HDMI distrbution system, to show web pages or a photo frame slideshow programatically.
    Built in Web Server
with browser control
    Designed with the
future in mind
      Uses the same powerful logic driven macro generation routines as our control app.       Store the DemoPad project on the CENTRO, and allow control through a web browser using the same customisable interface engine as our app.       Added features will be available with future firmware updates.

  • 3 x individually addressable Infra-Red output ports
  • 1 x bi-directional RS232 COM port (optional)
  • 1 x Infra-Red input port
  • 1 x HDMI output port
  • 1 x audio output port
  • 4 x USB port
  • 1 x Ethernet LAN port

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