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  Logic Server Field Limit
Posted by: zra - 07-10-2018, 08:51 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (6)


I've run out, again. 

92 seems to be the upper limit. I have a lot of need for modes that are the combination of two or more fields. 

Example of something that I'm working on:

6x6 audio matrix
Sonos device
Touch device
Scanner device
Radio device

For each zone, I want to keep track of the status(on or off), but that requires 24 logic fields. 

Is there some mechanism people use outside of the logic server to deal with this?

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  Old RIVA
Posted by: zra - 07-10-2018, 08:36 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)


Has this been removed from 5.3?

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  With Echo integration is it possible to have a set and a query with the same command?
Posted by: ghurty - 07-09-2018, 07:18 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (9)

For example you want to set the thermostat, but you then want alexa to reply with "I set the thermostat to...."

Thank you

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  Echo Config file issues
Posted by: ghurty - 07-08-2018, 05:50 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (6)

I am working on the echo configuration.
When I invoke the command "alexa tell julie load figuration", I get "The CQC configuration file could not be loaded. Please contact your CQC administrator." Reading from other posts, I checked the data directory using SET CQC_DATADIR and it says "C:\Program Files (x86)\CQC\CQCData\"
I have the file in C:\Program Files (x86)\CQC\CQCData\Server\Data\Echo\EchoCfg.txt
The text file says 



        Volume, Music Volume, Theater Volume

In the system log it says no Echo Config File was found.

Any suggestions? Thank you

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  Sonos going public?
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 07-07-2018, 10:08 PM - Forum: General Automation - No Replies

Saw some discussion on RemoteCentral about Sonos filing to go public. Not sure if that's a good sign or bad.

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  Official 5.4 Beta Discussion Thread
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 07-05-2018, 12:47 PM - Forum: Beta Discussions - Replies (36)

5.3 is out, so any discussions now should be in the context of the 5.4 release. Though of course some of the things that might come up here may be addressed in some 5.4.x followup releases. More to follow, just getting the new threads created and the old ones closed and unstuck.

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  Official 5.4 Release Thread
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 07-05-2018, 12:45 PM - Forum: Beta Discussions - No Replies

This thread is not for discussion, so please don't post here. It is for official 5.3 beta release information. There is a separate sticky thread for discussion.


Latest Version: [none yet]
Confidence Level: N/A
Download Link: [none yet]

The subsequent posts list changes in each beta version...

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  Version 5.3 released
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 07-05-2018, 12:42 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (1)

July 5, 2018 - CQC Version 5.3 Released

Charmed Quark Systems, Ltd. is proud to announce the release of version 5.3 of their CQC automation platform. The major new feature for 5.3 is our new from the ground up Z-Wave driver. But there has been a lot of under the hood improvements, and a lot of smaller improvements that add up to a significantly improved experience for the person configuring and customizing a CQC system.

The more significant changes in this version are:

New Z-Wave Driver. Our previous (and still available of course) Z-Wave driver was based on the Leviton VRC0P. This was never an optimal solution, since it was slow and provided a very limited palette of options to us. We have now created a new driver, based on the Aeotec Gen 5 Z-Stick, which is a fully native Z-Wave driver. In and of itself that provides us with more capabilities, but we also completely re-architected it, based on painful experience learned in previous Z-Wave drivers we have created. It is much smarter and faster and has the flexibility to handle units that the previous one could not. It is very much oriented towards auto-identifying units and doing as much setup work for you as possible, though of course our support is a bit limited for this first version. Help us get support for your units into the driver. Here are some videos to help you understand how the new driver works.


WebRIVA. You can now control the view-port scaling so as to better fit your templates to each mobile device. It also now supports the RIVACmd action command, which allows you to pass arbitrary, custom commands to the WebRIVA client, and handle it in your own Javascript. This is a potentially powerful extension mechanism that you could use in various ways. We also will handle some commands moving forward, with just one for this release, which is to invoke a URL on another tab.

Interface Editor. The Interface Editor now has regained the old 'widget palette', which was lost in the move to the 5.x UI. The widget palette displays a list of widgets, in their z-order, and allows you to more easily see how they will overlap and manipulate the ordering of widgets. This was built on top of a new publish/subscribe subsystem that makes it vastly more straightforward to implement such things, which is why we waited.

You now have much more control over the positioning of popups, allowing you to position them relative to the invoking widget in various ways, even if it is in an overlay. 

Static check boxes have an 'auto-toggle' option now, which makes them much more convenient to use as data entry elements to get information from the user. You don't have to add dummy toggling commands of your own to react to clicks.

Media. The Covert Art Browser widget has a new command to do a query for X number of random titles from a given category. This can be used to implement a suggestions feature.

Administrative UI. The Administrative Interface now shows when changes are present on each opened tab. This was something that was very difficult to do during the initial 5.x transition, so we had to wait from underlying architectural improvements in order to implement it. This is as small but important improvement.

More Help. We've gotten back to doing videos now, with a considerably improved setup for much better sound quality, and have been adding new ones as the release has gotten closer. This will continue, and hopefully we will get caught up to the old 4.x videos and beyond. 

Try It

You can download the new version via the home page of the web site, and try it out unencumbered 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.

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  What cool HA projects/configuration can I work on with my current configuration?
Posted by: ghurty - 07-04-2018, 02:23 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (32)

I am off for the next two days from work. I have a z-wave lights, elk alarm, and nest thermostat. My main controller is CQC.

What cool actions, or home automation projects can I work on? I am looking for something to get me excited about HA again.


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  Adding custom tiles/overlays to the auto-gen system
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 07-01-2018, 01:31 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - No Replies

I just added a new video to the Quick Start video playlist, which covers the auto-generation system. This one explains how to add custom tiles and/or tiles plus associated overlays to the auto-generation system, so that you can get the benefits of the auto-gen system while still retaining some customization capabilities. 


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