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  Alexa, Amazon Echo gains multiroom music playback
Posted by: sic0048 - 08-29-2017, 01:29 PM - Forum: General Automation - No Replies

It was pretty well known that Amazon was working on multi-room audio, but today it was released.  I only have one device currently, but I can see this being a good alternative for someone who is just trying to find a solution for multi room audio.



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  Artificial intelligence for the home.
Posted by: potts.mike - 08-29-2017, 06:26 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (6)


Neura AI aims to make the connected home truly smart

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  Interface Editor and Creating Interfaces
Posted by: bobskie708 - 08-27-2017, 12:52 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

So my search-foo seems to be failing me. Apologies if it is out there somewhere and I missed it. I am starting on building my first interface and have a few questions.

-Is there a way to zoom out when building an interface? If I am building an interface for a mobile phone and it is taller than wide I have to scroll up and down. Im hoping there is a way to zoom out and see the entire design without scrolling.

-Interfaces and resolution. What is the best practice/best way to handle interfaces of different resolutions? Can the android or apple clients handle resolution adjustments well?
To give a bit of one of my thoughts, a cell phone sized device interface has been requested. One phone has a 1080x1920 resolution and one has 720x1280. They are both the same aspect ratio. Can I build one interface for the two of them to share, and the clients handle scaling of some sort, or do I need to build my interface twice, one for each resolution? If it doesn't make sense, let me know and I will expand a bit on my question.

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  Value Written to Roku.Sendkey Rejected
Posted by: Jnetto - 08-27-2017, 12:23 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)

I'm running CQC 5.1.0. When I try to write a value to the SendKey field using the Admin Interface the following error is generated: The value written to Roku3.SendKey was rejected by the driver. Reason=ValueRejected

I'm using driver v1.4 and its status is Connected to Device.

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  Additional HTTP REST commands requested
Posted by: greymatter - 08-25-2017, 06:51 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)

So I have been playing around with a lot of JSON as of late and noticed we have a System command for HTTP GET action like so:


So that's very cool for some of the stuff I want to do however I was thinking that having the ability to also do HTTP PUT & POST (Possibly PATCH and DELETE) methods as well.  Not sure what this would take to be added but thinking this could be very helpful for anyone trying to interact with CQC unsupported devices that may use a REST API.

Currently I am just using cURL from cygwin to handle these actions but this requires me to have cygwin installed on all my IV's and CQC boxes.  Not a huge issue but still having this functionality as a direct action from cqc would be more robust.


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  Throwing another (sort of hybrid) voice control option out there
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 08-23-2017, 03:37 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (25)

[So, though promising, in more ways that were eventually realized over the course of this thread, technical limitations of this system means that it is of no use to us in terms of a replacement for the speech recognition in something like CQC Voice. See the post below for details:


So Mike Potts has been after me for a while to look into Amazon's chatbot system. I read through some of the docs today. It does offer an interesting option. The sort version of it is:

  • It is essentially the intent system that the Echo uses, but we get to ship our own audio off to the servers, instead of it having to go through the Echo.
  • It has an API that would let me build up the intents and utterances and such, so that I could do something like CQC Voice does, i.e. create an easy to use system based on the auto-gen data, and update it any time you change the auto-gen configuration.
  • It inherently is conversation oriented, unlike the Echo, so it could work like CQC Voice does on that front, asking for information not initially provided.
  • And of course it's cloud based like the Echo, not purely local like CQC Voice.
So it would be CQC Voice, but cloud based. It would have the more complex setup like the Echo does, but it would have the high level of speech recognition that the Echo does. It would be simpler than the Echo (in that I'd automatically build up the utterances and intent stuff) but more difficult than CQC Voice since you'd have to create the AWS account and do some some setup, as you do with the Echo now.

It wouldn't be configurable like the Echo stuff is. If you want that, use the Echo as is. This would be for CQC specific, predefined commands like CQC Voice does, but with the Echo's high quality speech recognition. You'd still want to use an array mic like the Kinect or something of that sort. But we wouldn't be limited by the quality of speech recognition available on PCs at this time. I don't think you could use the Echo itself as the mic. If you want to do that, just use the existing Echo stuff probably.

I dunno. I'm iffy on it. It clearly has the huge advantage of massive processing power for audio to text conversion. But, if it was done, I think it would have to replace CQC Voice, since I just can't see continuing to support three different schemes. It's hard enough as it is. So it sort of comes down to, do we believe that we can get CQC Voice up another couple notches in speech recognition quality. If so, I'd argue for keeping it instead. If not, and folks will always be sort of underwhelmed by CQC Voice's local processing capabilities, then maybe it should be replaced and we just accept that cloud based processing is a necessity at least for the time being.

So I'm thinking let's see what I can do on the CQC Voice front with accepting multiple microphones for multiple, parallel speech recognition engines and taking the best of each. If that still isn't solid enough to get people excited, them maybe we dump it for something based on this chat bot technology.

But, I'm open to opinions. Is the security and privacy of all local more important to you than likely better speech recognition?

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  Secure Websocket
Posted by: whozeawhat - 08-23-2017, 08:51 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

It looks like 5.0+ provides the capability to create a secure websocket at the server, but I can't seem to understand how I would connect to an external websocket.

Does anyone have any guidance on how I would create a device driver that would connect to a secure websocket?

Here is the address the external address:

Also, more details on the protocol:

I attempted, but couldn't get class IPEndPoint to open the connection properly.

Do I need to use stunnel to create a secure connection, similarly as I do for secure IMAP or POP protocol?

Thanks for looking/help...

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  Field Boolean Text Widget issue
Posted by: greymatter - 08-23-2017, 05:27 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (5)

Hi Guys,

I haven't been active on here in years and recently updated my license and rebuilt my server and am back at hacking away at my new interface.  I ran into an issue not sure if I am doing something wrong or something is just not working.  I have some tiles I am using for my lighting loads and I am using a Field Boolean Text Widget for showing if the load is active based on the true/false status of the field of the lighting load, the widget is working as expected as far functionality but I am not able to set the true and false text via the attributes panel.  I was thinking there would be attributes field for the true text and false text.  Not sure if there is a way to set these some other way maybe?

any help would be appreciated.
screenshot of the attrib panel for the widget attached.



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  Node Red and CQC
Posted by: znelbok - 08-22-2017, 12:56 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (4)

I have been seeing a lot of stuff about Node Red lately as I have been following up on MQTT and LoRa and I am yet to play with it yet to get a better understanding of it and what its really for.

Has anyone here played with it yet?

Is there a place for it with CQC?  I was watching a LoRaWAN gateway video this morning and they had node red built into the gateway.  This made configuration quite easy and in that instance you would then connect it to CQC through some method (Many options available I think)

There are many other devices that can use Node Red and I am wondering how it would fit in the CQC universe.  It could be a stop-gap MQTT gateway until we get a driver to work with a broker.

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  Cover Art Browser scrolling issues
Posted by: sic0048 - 08-20-2017, 01:11 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (7)

On to my next issue......

When I try to scroll on my CABs (either by choosing a letter to "scroll" to, or by using the scroll list "Previous" or "Next" page commands), I get a bitmap error such as this.....

08/20 17:08:14-Editing_Machine, CQCIntfView, MainThread
    CIDGraphDev, CIDGraphDev_Bitmap.cpp.1560, Failed/Cannot Do, Error: 204/0/0
    Creation of the bitmap object failed
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_ActEngine.cpp - 689
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_View.cpp - 6031
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_View.cpp - 3116


If I just use the mouse to "flick" the screen, I tend to get this error... "An error occurred during the gesture idle mode". Unfortunately the is no option to copy this error.

Perhaps on a related note, on one machine, the CAB won't even load. In other words, there is no art or text in the CAB.

Any ideas?

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