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  Serial Ports
Posted by: edge540 - Yesterday, 12:04 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

Hi,
With the current talk about serial ports, i was curious what the best way to add serial ports to a MS running CQC. Im yet in the planning stages of a new house and planning cable runs and equipment locations. 
Say i have four or five LG tv's with serial control (1/8" connections really), an Elk M1, and RadioRa2. What is the best method (hardware-wise) of adding at least this many serial ports? 
The GC-100 stuff seems to be fairly dated. 
Thanks
Eric

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  CQC Voice - What are you doing?
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-16-2019, 01:57 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (2)

I have SONOS throughout the house and am only interested in hearing CQC voice updates and am not interested in Alexa, et al.

I was wanting to know what folks are doing to have CQC Voice outputs distributed throughout their homes.

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  GC-100 and RS232 and TV
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-15-2019, 07:03 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (10)

I've tested the GC-100 with my new unit and I can send IR commands and they work just fine.

Question is how do I use the serial/RS232 output of the GC-100 with CQC and the driver? I'd like to control my TV with CQC and the GC-100 using my TV's RS232 input and the serial output of the GC-100.

When configuring the GC100 driver, you enter the IP address and the port for all data commands - except serial - are over port 4998.

https://www.globalcache.com/files/docs/Q...istrib.pdf

For serial the each connection has a unique port number for communication, starting with Port 4999 for serial connector 1, Port 5000 for serial connector 2, and so on.

Question is, how do I use the CQC GC-100 driver to send the commands over RS232.

Also, what is the GC-100 port, under "Ports" used for?

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  Remote Control Question
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-14-2019, 10:18 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (8)

I'm currently tinkering with a GC-100-06 and hope to replace my Harmony Hubs that I currently have in use. If I am understanding this correctly, I can use practically any remote I want with the GC-100-06 (using RS232 into my TV) in conjunction with CQC to control what I am doing with the Harmony Hub?

For example, I have the following

Watch TV

  1. Turn on TV
  2. Switch input to TV
  3. Starting Channel is Channel 2
Watch Apple TV
  1. Turn on TV
  2. Switch input to HDMI1
Watch Security Camera
  1. Turn on TV
  2. Switch input to HDMI2
My assumption is that I can store the IR commands from my TV and from my Apple TV in CQC and then have the programming in CQC. While the Harmony Hub does the job, it is very flaky and is cloud based. Also, the programming interface is really terrible.

Another assumption is that I can use a standard universal remote to execute the program stored in CQC? This one, for example.

One thing I would like to do that is similar to what a buddy with Control4 has set up:
  • Door bell ring or NVR polygon detection at front door. If TV is on, switch to picture in picture with security camera HDMI in PIP, then send IR code to NVR to display only front door camera. Or just switch to the HDMI input that shows all cameras. Could come up with a variety of these scenarios with alarm sensors as well (eg, fence gate, driveway sensor, etc.). Could also just have it display this for like 10 - 30 seconds, then go back to whatever was showing (e.g., live tv).

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  Available Makes and Models
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-14-2019, 07:04 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (7)

Does there exist a list of current makes and models that CQC supports with its current driver set?

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  Custom Driver Development
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-11-2019, 02:55 PM - Forum: Requests for Commercial Assistance - No Replies

I’m located in the southeast and am trying to fins someone who could assist in a custom CQC driver for the following product which will allow me to interact with my Honeywell Vista 20p alarm panel:


http://www.alarmdecoder.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id/29

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  Normally Open / Normally Closed
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-11-2019, 02:29 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (5)

Does anyone know of a CQC compatible device (ie, a driver is available) that can detect changes to normally open (N.O.) or normally closed (N.C.) outputs? My NVR has alarm out capability to send alarm conditions via configurable contacts in the back of the device.

Also has the ability for alarm in that would trigger actions in the NVR itself.

An example of an alarm out scenario is where I would define a trigger area in one of the cameras. When some walks into the trigger area the alarm would trigger to one of the alarm out pairs. CQC could then detect the contact closure and then take some action I define





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  SMS Driver
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-10-2019, 05:20 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (12)

I have a scheduled task that sends an SMS in the morning with the daily weather from a third-party weather driver:

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I build the forecast that I want to send and assign variables to each element, then build the full forecast. I then send the SMS message to two cell phone numbers that are stored in the CQC Variable Driver.

The issue is that it always sends the SMS to the first phone number. I added a 5 second pause and then tried to have it send to the second one, but it does not always send the SMS to the second phone number.

Am I missing something here? Longer pause?


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  Use UI to alter scheduled event time
Posted by: IVB - 07-09-2019, 07:51 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

I remember knowing how to do this at one point in time but my memory + google + random clicking is failing me.

I want to create a screen where I 
A) display the time a daily scheduled event runs.
B) change the time a daily scheduled event runs

Can't remember the widget type for these, though.

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  Matrix Switch or....
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 07-07-2019, 07:46 AM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (8)

I was wondering what other people are doing for their TV's and if they are using matrix switches or are wiring directly to their TV. When I renovated my house, I ran 2 RG6 and 2 Cat5e to each of the five TV locations which each have PAC525 in the walls behind the TV. The PAC525 also have two recessed receptacles. All of my low voltage runs into a rack/closet where my other stuff is located. 

I do not have cable and have an HD OTA antenna and can distribute that throughout the house, which I do to the two TV's that are currently used. I also use an HDHomeRun (a hardware transcoder) that connects to my PLEX server for recording OTA content.

Currently, I can fit an Apple TV, Harmony hub, HotLink Pro, small switch, and an HDMI over Cat5e into each PAC525 box. I currently use the HDMI over Cat5e devices to distribute my Network Video Recorder (NVR) feed. In my closet I use an HDMI splitter coming off the NVR and then from there it goes to a HDMI over Cat5e. Because I ran home runs of Cat5e, I can patch stuff directly end-to-end.

I only have two rooms that have the full load out and the other three are empty with no TV's.

I am moving away from Harmony and am moving to CQC and the Global Cache GC-100 for TV control, among others. Because of this, I started rethinking how to distribute stuff.

Anyone using Matrix switches? If I did go with that would I not have to have separate Apple TV's for each TV? Is my current setup sufficient?



Is anyone using matrix switches to distribute stuff? Am I overthinking this?

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