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  Omni Pro discontinued?
Posted by: Dean Roddey - 04-13-2019, 08:39 PM - Forum: General Automation - Replies (4)

I saw someone posting that the Omni Pro is now discontinued. Is that true or internet self-reflection or something?

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  New Driver - How hard would this be?
Posted by: kblagron - 04-12-2019, 09:13 PM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (4)

I have been able to write a driver, but not using serial connections.  I have an EverPlex 4CQ Quad processor that takes the 4 camera feeds I have and displays them via analog signal to my TV's.  It has a serial protocol, and apparently quite simple.   My question is - how hard would this be to do, having written one JSON driver and edited quite a few others.  Is there a driver I could use out there as a "go by" to start this one?

Here is the info from the manual:

A computer or a terminal can be used to control the EverPlex 4CQ by sending two-character ASCII command through RS232 connector. These ASCII commands are started with 'K' or 'k'. There are 9 ASCII commands mapped to the 9 keypads in the frontpanel and 1 additional commands to reset the EverPlex 4CQ to the QUAD display state.These 10 ASCII commands are show as below:

K1 Full Screen 1
K2 Full Screen 2 
K3 Full Screen 3
K4 Full Screen 4
K5 Quad Display
K6 Freeze
K7 Sequential Switching
K8 VCR Play Back
K0 Reset the Processor to Quad display

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  new build
Posted by: charles - 04-09-2019, 05:20 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (10)

Hi Guys

Looking for any and all advice. I've had CQC for 10 years and still use it every day, although haven't really touched it for 3 or 4 years.

I'm now doing a new build house completely from scratch.

I've been looking at all the new platforms out there and looks like CQC is still relevant in the market in that it gives you developer control of your interface, as well as the ability to control virtually anything given the ability to write drivers. Not to mention the events and logic control.

I want to control 

various relays for other things
I do av with apple tv and cameras with another app.

What's your suggestions for the perfect setup? Especially with regard to lighting. budget not an issue.



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  Cytech Comfort Driver
Posted by: znelbok - 04-09-2019, 04:43 PM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (6)

Comfort is an alarm panel very similar to the ElkM1 - it appears to be better suited to Oceania/AU/EU as it supports Clipsal C-Bus, KNX and some other generic protocol like MODBUS.

Cytech Comfort

Dean - Can you have a look at the protocol and give an indication of how hard it would be to adapt it to be basically the same as the M1 driver.  I think having a second alarm panel on the system would be advantageous.  I have a potential guinea pig lined up that is willing to test and troubleshoot if it is easy to do.

Comfort Serial Protocol

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  PurpleAir? Purple Air
Posted by: ControlFreak - 04-08-2019, 08:17 PM - Forum: Driver Development - Replies (8)

Purple air is a low cost, high quality air quality monitor (purpleair.com).  I have one. I get smoke from beach fires. I want to close my windows (already powered by HAI and controllable via CQC) when air quality indicator spikes.

They have a real-ish time api using JSON.

Here is a note to it.

Is there some general purpose CQC device driver that can read this in?

real example (not mine):
note it is one device with 2 sensors so there are 2 sets of "stats". One sensor is the parent of the other.

I wouldn't want/need all fields
I would want time stamps (in local time of last new data point received) and "stats" like v, v1, v2 for each of sensor 1 and sensor 2. These v values are PM2.5 (particulate matter, 2.5 microns or less) expressed in ug/m^3. "v" is real time, v1 is 10 min avg, v2 is 30 minute average, etc.)

Probably some QA checks like "Flag" and "A_H"


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  Files of type "Logic Server config" cannot be edited
Posted by: chmilar - 04-06-2019, 06:32 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (2)

My Logic Server driver has been red for a while. If I try to edit the LogicSrv configuration, I get a pop-up with the message 'Files of type "Logic Server config" cannot be edited'.

I have tried reconfiguring the Logic Server, deleting and adding it, adding with a different name, but the error persists.

It may be a problem with permissions on a configuration file, but I don't know where to find the file.

There are no informative messages in the logs, just "Driver 'LogicServer' is trying to get its comm resource".

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  Question on Socket Error
Posted by: kblagron - 04-02-2019, 11:59 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (4)

I have a driver I that I wrote to access http data (shamelessly stolen from your Irrigation Caddy Driver) that is now giving me an error.  For the first few weeks, no errors were received, but now I get the one below.  Looking through the forum, it seems to be an issue with the website.  I am using the HTTP.SendGet () command.  Is there anything to worry about?  Is there anything to keep it from being logged? The driver seems to work fine even with this error, but everytime the website gets polled for changes, I get this error.

04/02 14:36:11-CQCSERVER, CQCServer, CQCDrv_TestThread1277
   CIDSock, CIDSock_Socket.cpp.943, Failed/Unknown, Error: 5009/30/10035
   Could not close the socket down
   The operation would block
     <CQCServer> CIDSChan_DataSrc.cpp - 265


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  template timeouts and LoadOverlay command
Posted by: Shaky - 03-30-2019, 06:51 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (9)

I'm just experimenting trying to figure out the best way to have a security camera widget template load into one of 3 overlays I use in my IV and then disappear after a set time.  The idea is that it displays a camera display and then is replaced with my standard template on its' own after a template timeout triggers. 

Now, I already have an inactivity timeout set on my main overlay which fires up a screensaver if certain conditions are met.  This works fine at the moment.  I am trying to have this timeout now also load an overlay as part of my testing but I can't get it to work.  Eventually I will do this a bit different, but need to figure out why I can't update templates on timeout.  So far I have:

on load timeout value set on the overlay (20 secs at present for testing)
on timeout I am targeting one of 3 overlays and trying to load a template:


The above just doesn't seem to want to work for me.  In the Action Trace window I can see the timeout occur and the commands to change the template are shown without error, but the template never actually changes.  Would you have an explanation of what I may be doing wrong here and/or how to accomplish this?  This is tricky to explain so if more details are needed let me know and I can use some pictures to better explain.

I also tried load sibling overlay but that errors out.

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  Bond Controller API
Posted by: batwater - 03-30-2019, 03:55 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (8)

Hi Dean,

Bond a controller for fans & fireplaces has published their API in beta form right now. This would be an awesome driver addition, how does the API look?


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  Templates from 5.2.10 to 5.3.936
Posted by: George M - 03-22-2019, 09:34 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (6)

I'm trying to resurrect some template interfaces from when I was on v 5.2.10 to the now version 5.3.936.
There are 16 templates
All of those except three will open in the viewer. The three that will not open give this error:

03/22 11:25:59-XPS, CQCIntfView, CQCRunActionThread6
    CIDOrb, CIDOrb_ClientBase.cpp.457, Failed/Not Found, Error: 1006/0/0
    The server at ::1:0 was not available
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_ActEngine.cpp - 743
      <CQCIntfView> CQCIntfEng_View.cpp - 6159


Thats what I get on a client machine. If I try it on the MS machine the server is actually spelled out at this:

    The server at fe80::3d93:3819:7b5:1bbe%12:0 was not abailable

I don't know what that is telling me.

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