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  The Latte Panda again
Posted by: Dean Roddey - Yesterday, 05:57 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (2)

I know this has been brought up before, but just in case some folks didn't see that. This little single board computer has Windows 10 pre-installed on it and it comes with a small touch screen. And it also has I/O as well, so it could be used to control some things in its vicinity that use such an interface.


It just wants for a nice enclosure for an inexpensive wall mountable touch screen unit that is very low consumption.

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  ISY-994i / ZWave / Smartthings
Posted by: kblagron - 08-08-2018, 05:49 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (1)

Hopefully someone could point me in the right direction on this, as I am getting a bit lost on how all this works.  I currently have an ISY-994i with Zwave.  I was wanting to start looking into door locks, ceiling fan control, and a few other things that Zwave controls better or easier than Insteon/ISY, but maybe I am wrong.

Would a Smartthings controller help me with my CQC setup and what I can control?.  I would like to do it both from touchscreen IV's and Echo.  Maybe I don't need Smarthings controller at all, and there is something better out there to look at.

Any help or comments appreciated.


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  Can't add fields to ElkDev driver
Posted by: rbroders - 08-07-2018, 02:48 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

I'm running 5.2.11 and want to add a security zone.

I bring up the client side driver interface and click on the zones I want to add. Pluses appear to the left of the new zones (existing zones have asterixes).  I press the save changes button on the lower left but niothing happens.  I have tried with the driver running and paused.  I check the log manager and don't see anything (aside from pause/resume of my driver).

Any ideas?

Thanks --Bob

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  5.3.2 preview
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 08-07-2018, 02:29 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Here is a 5.3.2 candidate. If would be nice to get some feedback on it before I post it. If you are already licensed for 5.3.x, then you are good. If you are already on one of the beta previews (5.3.900 or beyond), then you already have these changes and others and couldn't go backwards anyway. But this is just 5.3.1 with just these fixes, so very minimal risk that anything was adversely affected, so more appropriate for folks who don't do the betas.


The changes since 5.3.1 are:

  • Somewhere along the line, the Scintilla editor stopped correctly processing all of the Ctrl-shifted hot keys it supports internally. Ctrl-Shift-shifted works, but not Ctrl-shifted. I have no idea why. It would just insert a control character into the text instead. The only ones that worked were the ones that were in the IDE's accelerator table, so that it was making them happen from the outside. So I had to add the others (cut, copy, paste, select all, undo, and redo) to that table and do the same. Maybe some others will be found, but I think all of the generally used Ctrl-shifted ones are there now.
  • Add some new stats to the event system. Add one in the guts to count how many events have actually been received and published, and another in the event server that counts how many it has received. Any discrepancy between the two would indicate losses, or one getting into the queue more than once. Also add one for outgoing event triggers that have been dropped due to the out going queue getting full. And add a bit more logging in these areas to help diagnose failures.
  • There is an issue in the event server that can make it lock up the thread that handles triggered events so they stop working. Scheduled events continue to work. It probably could happen to anyone, but is just unlikely unless you get a fast blast of triggers. That normally wouldn't happen unless there's an issue in your triggered event configuration. But this should insure it won't happen.
  • The event trigger receiving code keeps a list of recently received triggers, which it uses to reject dups. That list was a little small. So, if it received a blast of triggers of sufficient size quickly, it could overwhelm that mechanism and some triggers could be processed twice (causing any triggered events that it was going to make happen happen twice.) So the list size was increased.
So mostly oriented towards getting rid of some potential issues in the event server, but if you are doing any CML writing, the IDE hot key fixes will be quite useful as well.

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  Methods for getting data to CQC from outside apps
Posted by: zra - 08-05-2018, 12:20 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)


Any ideas for alternative means of getting simple data extracted from email using VBA and then into CQC for processing?

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  Http Post
Posted by: zra - 08-05-2018, 07:08 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (17)

Hi Dean, 

Quote:Sub SendPostToCQCTest()

Dim Result As String, status As String
Dim myURL As String, postData As String
Dim winHttpReq As Object
Set winHttpReq = CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
myURL = ""
postData = "a=15.2"
winHttpReq.Open "POST", myURL, False
winHttpReq.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
winHttpReq.Send postData
Result = winHttpReq.responseText
status = winHttpReq.status
End Sub

This is some VBA code to post a message to CQC HTTP listener. 

I have a similar routine sent from a Raspberry Pi device that works as expected. In the case above, CQC is not receiving the postData string even though I know it's receiving the HTTP Post. I have a log set up to monitor it.

Is there something you can see that would prevent the receipt of the postData?

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  A big issue with use the Elk M1 and CQC, cant use the IP dialer
Posted by: ghurty - 08-05-2018, 06:23 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

I bumped into a big problem with the Elk and a limitation of using it with CQC. Hopefully you can figure out a workaround.
I have an Elk M1 and I have the dialer set up to user IP (so I am not paying for a phone line). The issue is that when CQC is connected to the Elk (which would be constantly), the Elk is unable to dial the monitoring service.

Any suggestions (besides getting a line for it).

Thank you

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  Sony Bravia driver
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 08-02-2018, 11:26 AM - Forum: Beta Discussions - Replies (19)

So, I'm looking at a driver for the Sony Bravia line of TVs. As TV protocols go (i.e. they all suck) this one is pretty decent. This thread is for discussion while I work out the issues. 

One obvious issue is that I assume these don't all have the same inputs and options, right? If so, I'll want to do a base class plus per-model derivatives as has been done with other drivers that have to cover a range models but with common protocol processing.

So I'll need to know what models I'm doing and what specific inputs and such that they support, so that I can create the derived class and manifest for it. For inputs, it supports up to 1000 HDMI, 1000 composite, 1000 component, and so forth. Obviously we don't want a generic list of 5000 possible options.

I'm going to be sticking to basically V2 basic stuff, but we can throw in a few other bits if they are really important.

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  Timed Field Change in Lutron HW8
Posted by: avtexan - 07-28-2018, 02:20 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (11)

I am setting up some Motion Triggers for my lighting.
I have any that control a field working fine.
I am having an issue when I try a sim a Lutron button press which require a press & release.

This is what I tried:

    P2=ButtonSim : Master, Press, ButtonSim : Master, Release
    P3=ButtonSim : Master, Press, ButtonSim : Master, Release


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  Sony TV IP driver
Posted by: dogman - 07-27-2018, 06:01 PM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (10)

Anyone ever write a Sony TV IP driver?

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