[CHOWMAIN] ELAN integration now available

Chowmain releases Bond Bridge driver for ELAN Home Systems.

Bond Bridge lets you connect your existing remote controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces or blinds to your smart devices.

This Wifi based device can be placed anywhere there is WiFi coverage making it easy to control IR/RF devices that are in locations that are hard to run cable.

Integration into ELAN allows you to activate, control fan speeds, open/close shades, turn on lights and more all from a single point using ELAN’s touchscreens, mobile applications, keypads, handheld remote controls and more.

Bond can be purchased directly from Bond Home, through Home Depot, Best Buy or via Amazon and is easily the cheapest and easiest way to integrate Somfy RTS Shades and other RF based products.


Why is this product exciting?

● This product provides the easiest and cheapest way of integrating Somfy RTS shades into ELAN! Since it is wifi based you can place the Bond Bridge device anywhere meaning better coverage (unlike the Somfy RTS transmitter or URTS transmitters which require cabling).
● Bond has integrated every RF controlled fan from Home Depot and Lowes. Integration of these fans are easy using Bond.
● The product is easily accessible and can be purchased through the following retailers

  • Bond Home
  • Amazon
  • Home Depot
  • Best Buy
    ● The product is extremely inexpensive with MSRP pricing at $99.99. Though some retailers have them on sale for $69.99 at the moment.
    ● This product can control over 700 devices including virtaully all remote controlled ceiling fans, fireplaces, shades and more!
    ● You can learn in your own RF codes using the Bond app for devices that are not in the database!
    ● The database is always growing!

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?
● Turning off your fireplaces, fans and lights when you arm your security system along with closing your shades.
● Automatically turning devices on when ELAN detects you are at home
● With Bond’s recent integration of Somfy RTS blinds this makes an easy and affordable retro solution to control somfy blinds so now you can automate somfy shades to open in the morning, close at night or to block out sun on hot days to reduce energy in your home.

How do I buy the driver?
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by driverCentral, Inc.

Download Driver / Purchase Licence

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for ELAN come with 7 days trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary.

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes. See link below for T&C’s and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

How do I find out more information about the driver?
Please see the links below for more information about the driver.

Chowmain Website

Integration Notes


Our friends at Bond sent us a fan speed controller test bench kit!! As such the driver now supports bi-directional control over ‘Smart By Bond’ fans and the fan speed controller itself.

Smart By Bond Fans
There are fans with ‘smart by bond’ functionality. These fans are supported by the driver and contain full bidirectional control / feedback.
● No additional hardware required just buy the fan.
● Smart by fans include (but not limited to)

Fan Speed Controller
If you find a fan that has no IR, RF or smart by bond functionality you can also utilise the Bond Fan Speed Controller to add smarts to it.
● The controller can be purchased through the following retailers

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