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Is there a way to control an Autopatch 1ydm via rf remote? I have been using a fujitsu 3400 and the wife just really hates it. Is there a way to integrate so that a harmony 890 remote can control it?
You'd probably have to do RF-IR conversion such that CQC could read your IR commands and control the AP accordingly.
has anyone done that or is there something already created for that? I guess I could use IR as I have the russound cav 6.6 and the keypads have ir in it. Any tips would be appreciated.
Currently the RTI RP6 is the only RF based receiver that we support.
Dean, thanks for the heads up. I read the instructions on the RP6 and had a few questions. It says you have to write ASCII strings. I am not familiar as to what that is. I have 6 inputs and 6 outputs. How would that look? If someone could show me an example of what that would look like, I would appreciate it.
Providence,

I have a 890 as well but do the RF-IR route to get the info into CQC. I used a USB-UIRT to capture the information. I just program my remote with a device that I don't use and have the UIRT capture the IR codes that the remote sends. I then set triggers so when those codes are received it activates a command in CQC.
That is exactly what I am after Hiller! awesome!!! So the 890's RF sends a command to the UIRT which I also have and that received commmand trigers a rule within CQC? How would you do it so that you could control an autopatch? Would that just be a different command for every possible combination of the matrix and thus a different unused device on the 890? Am I overcomplicating this? Sorry if I am not making my question more clear.
I've not used IR trapping in CQC, so take this suggestion with a grain of salt.

I would maybe setup 3 events. One that listens for an IR button press that's unique that says get ready to switch the autopatch. That event's filter would be the button IR code, and the action would set a variable that would arm the next event.

The next event, now armed, listens for a numeric number press. When it sees the number, it stores it into a variable to indicate the source and arms the third event. The third event also listens for a number. It sees a number and stores this value into a variable as the output. At the end of this event, you do the AutoPatch command with the Input and Output you stored, and reset the variables you stored.

Again, I'm not sure how this translates into actual implementation as it is more or less a rough outline. But, it might give you some ideas.
Quote:Dean, thanks for the heads up. I read the instructions on the RP6 and had a few questions. It says you have to write ASCII strings. I am not familiar as to what that is. I have 6 inputs and 6 outputs. How would that look? If someone could show me an example of what that would look like, I would appreciate it.

They are completely arbitrary, whatever you want them to be. So, where in an IR remote, you press a button and it sends out some IR signal, with the RTI you just enter a string of text that you want the remote to send out for a given button. So it could be something like "TheaterOn" "TheaterOff", whatever you want. It doesn't really matter what they are, as long as they are unique for each button. You set the device up just like an IR receiver, so you never actually directly use those text strings after you've set up the RTI, because you just train CQC to respond by pressing the buttons so that it can see what happens when that butter is pressed.