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Version 4.8 Released
October 13, 2015 - CQC Version 4.8 Released

Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd. is proud to announce the release of version 4.8 of their CQC automation platform. Unlike some recent releases 4.8 does not include fundamental changes. We just had a good collection of new features, improvements and fixes, and we didn't want to hold them off until our upcoming 5.0 release, so this release is to get these new bits out.

Here is an upgrade guide for existing customers upgrading. There really isn't anything of note to worry about if coming from 4.7, so primarily this is for customers coming from pre-4.7 versions.

4.8 Upgrade Guide

Bear in mind that as of 4.7 we no longer support XP and Vista versions of Windows. Windows 7/Server 2008R2 are the new minimal supported versions. This is per our announcement back in 2014.

Some of more notable changes in this version are:

Amazon Echo Support. CQC now supports the Amazon Echo. So you can use the Echo to send commands to CQC and CQC can return text back to the Echo to be spoken in response. Many people have been asking for a voice control option for CQC, so this is a step in that direction. It may not be for everyone, because the nature of the Echo infrastructure means it's a bit tricky to set up, but it works well once it is in place.

Plex Media Support. We've added support for the Plex Media system now as well. We have a media repository driver that lets you browse Plex media from within CQC. And we have a standard media renderer for Plex clients, to allow you to control playback and start up up playback of selected media and so forth in the usual way.

New/Updated Drivers. There are quite a few new or V2'd drivers. There are new drivers for the Denon X3200W, Emotiva XMC-1, a new renderer driver for iTunes (via the Tray Monitor as with the iTunes repository driver.) There are new V2'd drivers for UPB, Russound, Marantz SR5005, JVC projectors, and RCS thermostats. The Sonos Zone Player driver has also been updated to support cover art and the ability to select pay based stations and playlists (Sirius, Spotify and so forth.)

Try It

You can download the new version via the Try/Buy menu item on the web site, and try it out for 40 days. So you can know for sure whether it meets your needs before you commit.

Existing customers covered under the maintenance system can upgrade at their convenience.

Use the web site's Learn menu to learn more about the product. Extensive video and text information is available to help you learn how CQC works and how to get the most out of it.
Dean Roddey
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Version 4.8 Released - by Dean Roddey - 10-13-2015, 12:03 PM
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