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DemoPad Centro 8M - Control & Automation Processor

Compact IP Based Home Automation Processor with Multi-Functional Connectivity (IR & Serial Control)

If the CENTRO-8 main processor is not required on a project, but an element of small scale control of a few devices is only desired, then DemoPad's CENTRO-8M is an extremely cost effective small form factor automation and control processor.

The CENTRO-8M is the heart of your control system, providing a link to your IP devices & control via IR & RS232. It also allows you to control your system with a standard IR remote control.

This small box adds in quite a bit of connectivity into projects, as it features 3 x addressable Infra-Red output ports (with a dedicated IR input port too), an optional bi-directional RS232 COM port, 1 x HDMI output port, 1 x audio output port and 4 x USB ports.

The CENTRO-8M also is compatible with both wired and 802.11n wireless network connectivity, and the IR functions can be used with any compatible 3rd party control system / app if you're not using DemoPad as the key control platform - enabling it to be used within other compatible manufacturers systems if desired.

It is primarily programmed with the 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 IP network
Hard button remote control:
- Use a standard IR remote control button press to activate user-definable functions within the system, just like a button on the app
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 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-8M processor can then communicate to anything within your project requiring a mixture of control requirements, be it via Infra-Red, RS232 or IP.
The DemoPad CENTRO-8M is an ideal 'swiss-army knife' for custom projects where smaller elements of connectivity and control are needed.

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

FREE App and FREE Pro Graphics included for iOS and Android
Control equipment via Infra-Red, RS232 or IP
2-way LIRC IR compatible
Astronomically-aware timer events
Built in HTTP/HTTPS Web Server
Wired and 802.11n Wireless network connectivity
Audio and 1080p HDMI outputs offer Digital Signage / Media player features
IR functions can be used with any compatible 3rd party control system / app
Seamless integration with existing DemoPad software projects
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

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

Demopad Centro-8M Manual