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  iRule shutting down
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 09-29-2017, 07:17 PM - Forum: General Automation - No Replies

Just saw this discussed elsewhere. There's an announcement on their site.

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  Alexa/Echo: AWS/Lambda config of myCQCHandler test fails
Posted by: KenC - 09-26-2017, 10:15 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (8)


As expected, Amazon has made some changes to both the AWS/Lambda (JS handler) & Developer Console (Alexa Skills) screens since the help documentation was written, including help from prior forum posts.  So I did my best to configure both areas, but Alexa skill testing failed under the Service Simulator using the Utterance...set Volume.  The response I get back is....The remote endpoint could not be called, or the response it returned was invalid.  Note: using the "arn" from Lamda to point new skill in console correctly to handler/JS and pasted the CQC Echo & CQC Echo Skills support files as noted in help doc.

Next, I tried to test the CQCHandler in AWS/Lambda, and fails w/ message:
 "errorMessage": "Exception: TypeError: Cannot read property 'application' of undefined"

The path to test handler above is: Action, Configure Test Event, Sample Event Template, Alexa Smart Home Discovery.
However, if I use these two Sample Event Templates, Alexa Start Session & End Session, it passes these two tests.  All other Sample Event Templates yield a failure message.

In configuration, I selected Runtime as Node js 4.3,  index.handler, & lambda_basic_execution. Not sure I pasted JS properly in code entry:

CODE Entry:

exports.handler = (event, context, callback) => {

    // TODO implement

    callback(null, 'Hello from Lambda');



//  Adjust these values to your specific system


//      HTTPType is either http or https. The latter is MUCH preferred,

//      but it requires that you have a registered security certificate

//      for your web server and configure the CQC web server to use it.


//      The IdKey is just a value that you will configure on the CQC

//      side, to help make sure you are getting a legitimate call from

//      your own Amazon account. Keep in mind though that, if you don't

//      use http, it's sent in the open and anyone could grab it and use it.


// The TarAddr and TarPort are your public address and the HTTP or

// HTTPS port of the web server (usually 80 and 443, but you whatever

// you set up when you installed CQC.)


var CQC_TarAddr = "";

var CQC_TarPort = "80";

var CQC_HTTPType = "http";

var CQC_IdKey = "ABCDEF";


// Route the incoming request based on type (LaunchRequest, IntentRequest,
// etc.) The JSON body of the request is provided in the event parameter.
etc, etc.,,,============================================================.

BTW: I'm a newbie to CQC and just loaded the product a few days ago to evaluate a purchase w/ my existing HA/HomeTheater; i.e., ElkM1Gold/VantageControls (In-Fusion).  I'm not a programmer (hardware guy), but experienced using design tool/programming and GUI touchscreen development from Vantage (Q-link/Infusion), including Elk M1 programming and setting up rules, etc.  So please be gentle!   I can attached screens or logs if needed.

thanks, Ken

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  unable to scroll in overlay if Trans Background set to True... is this a feature?
Posted by: greymatter - 09-22-2017, 10:03 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

I have an overlay container in the center of my interface that I load my screens into, some of my screens have been over-sized horizontally or vertically so they can be scrolled/swiped.  However when I set the overlay container to use a transparent background, its stopping my ability to scroll on that page.  I need to set this to transparent so the image I am displaying in the center of the overlay container behind the screen being displayed.

So just wondering if this is expected behavior and if there may be a workaround that may allow me still achieve the ability to scroll/swipe those pages while still keeping that background image centered.



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  WebRIVA - Raspberry PI - View Only
Posted by: batwater - 09-17-2017, 04:28 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (2)

Okay, so I'm having this idea / concept of using a Raspberry PI for view only where I can present any one of a number of status screens representing the house systems on any one of the TVs in our hous.  Ideally the screen presented on the PI HDMI port would dynamically display the screen of my choice and that choice would be be controlled on the CQC side.

So for example a screen that displays the status of: 

  • door / window openings in our home
  • all AV devices
  • etc...
Make sense?  I want to be able to use voice command to display each one of these screens or have them pop up automatically based on a particular event.

Any thoughts on this or does this not make any sense?


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  so anyone integrate this thingy with CQC yet?
Posted by: SomeWhatLost - 09-17-2017, 01:08 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (1)


looks like it could maybe possibly be useful?
haven't really been keeping up with HA lately, is $40 reasonable for this type of thingy?
got to say, I appreciate the name though, finally someone took my excellent marketing advice!

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  Kramer Protocol 2000 driver and VS-1616v Help Please!
Posted by: NightLight - 09-12-2017, 12:03 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (6)

I'm trying to get an old analogue video matrix working. It's a Kramer VS-1616v. I am having no luck getting it to connect with the Protocol 2000 driver. I've tried multiple cables and checked port settings. Not sure what I am missing. 

Linked to the manual. RS-232 spec on the second last page. 



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  Just FYI - RE: CQC Voice
Posted by: NightLight - 09-09-2017, 12:48 PM - Forum: Beta Discussions - Replies (1)


Not a real solution but interesting.

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  Next V2 driver problem
Posted by: kjaerligkatt - 09-05-2017, 05:24 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (9)

In the past week I've noticed the Nest driver dropping offline, with what appeared to be convention problems.  I think the problem coincided with me upgrading from 4.8.  Nest cloud driver is v1.5

Initially it looked like the problem was connecting to the Nest cloud, as requests were being rejected.  Digging deeper revealed that the rejections were due to the CQC connection being locked out, due to too many requests being sent.

Nest Error. Op=Query All Info, Code=429, Msg=blocked

Beyond that I was struggling to see why this might be, not least of all because my logs were being flooded with this message because every reconnect attempt was generating the same message (so every few seconds).

After more troubleshooting, I manged to trap the errors shortly after an initial fail, and discovered that the originating cause is due to the following message :

Device setup failed. Error=Value 'Eco' exceeds the limits for field Thermo_Entrway_Mode

This eventually leads to CQC being blocked, presumably due to too many re-attempts that exceed the Nest timed query limit.

I don't ever remember seeing this with 4.8, and guess that maybe the Nest driver was also updated when I moved to 5.1?

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  LoadOverlay helper button error
Posted by: dlmorgan999 - 09-04-2017, 09:22 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (9)

Today I'm doing a bit of rework on one of my interfaces to work better with the iPad.  I use lots of overlays, and make them all relative paths.

I'm running 5.1.903, and today I noticed that if I click the "Template Name" helper button in the Action Editor when editing a LoadOverlay action, I get this error message:

The incoming path was relative, but no 'relative to' path was provided.

This is with an existing relative path value entered (which works correctly in the running interface).  If I blank out that value and click the helper button, I get the "Select a template" form, but unlike the Init. Load property for the overlay, there is no "Return relative path" checkbox.

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  Show template scope in editor
Posted by: dlmorgan999 - 09-04-2017, 07:50 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)

This is a minor thing, but on occasion I find myself editing two different interfaces that have templates with the same name.  It would be nice if the editor showed the full scope of the template somewhere (maybe a tooltip?).

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