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DemoPad Centro 8 - Control Centre & Automation Processor

IP Based Home Automation Processor with Multi-Functional Connectivity (IR, Serial, USB, HDMI, Contact Closures & Volt Free Outputs/Inputs)
Description

The CENTRO 8 represents a quantum leap in home automation, bringing advanced automation capabilities to the masses, with an affordable control processor and state of the art embedded software. The CENTRO 8 is the heart of your control system, providing information to iOS / Android devices & enabling advanced logic features and control options.

Although the CentroControl App can be used a stand alone App with 3rd party IP devices, the DemoPad CENTRO 8 can be the heart of your extended control system for the integration of your many devices that will work to form a DemoPad control ecosystem.

The CENTRO 8 is a powerful IP based automation processor, running advanced software developed by DemoPad's expert R&D team. It is programmed with their 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:
- Connect up to 20 simultaneous client devices (iOS / Android), and communicate with many more control devices through the network
Astronomically-aware timer events:
- Custom programming - for example: turn your lights on, 10 minutes after sunset, except on weekends & in the summer
Centrally stored system variables:
- When one user turns a zone on, any other user (including remote ones) also know about it
Programmable audio output:
- Play a custom doorbell or security alert sound through your audio system when an input triggers, or at certain times
Programmable HDMI output:
- Have another input to your HDMI distrbution system, to show web pages or a photo frame slideshow programatically
Advanced Macros:
- Uses the same powerful logic driven macro generation routines as our control app
Built in Web Server with browser control:
- Store the your project on the CENTRO, and allow control through a browser with the same customisable interface as the app
Designed with the future in mind:
- Added features will be available with future firmware updates
 
Used in conjunction with the Centro Control App the CENTRO 8 processor can then communicate to anything with an IP address, to send commands, request feedback status etc. Pretty much anything can be controlled via the CENTRO 8, as it enables for control of devices via Ethernet, Infra-Red, RS232, Contact Closures etc. For larger projects where multiple types of control methodologies are used to integrate devices, the CENTRO 8 can be the fulcrum of your automation project.

DemoPad Centro-8: Home Automation Control Processor - Features & Specifications: 

Vast array of connectivity ports
Astronomically-aware timer events
Built in HTTP/HTTPS Web Server
Seamless integration with existing DemoPad software projects
Audio and HDMI outputs offer Digital Signage / Media player features
16 x individually addressable Infra-Red output ports
4 x individually addressable bi-directional RS232 COM ports
4 x low voltage contact closure relay outputs
8 x volt-free digital inputs (for connecting PIR sensors etc)
1 x Audio output (for playing custom sound files)
1 x HDMI output (for custom digital signage content, including photo frame functionality)
2 x USB ports (for future expansion / storage)
1 x Ethernet LAN port

DemoPad Centro-8: Home Automation Control Processor - Downloads & Resources:

Demopad Centro-8 Manual