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  Would this be fast enough for using as a tablet with CQC?
Posted by: ellisr63 - 06-23-2020, 08:45 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (10)

I am looking at a Fujitsu Q665 windows 10 tablet. 


https://www.ebay.com/itm/293183048419

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  Lock device class
Posted by: bryanb - 06-21-2020, 10:06 AM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (6)

Dean,

In the online CQC documentation, there's a V2 Device Classes section. In there, there's a class called "Locks". I've developed a Raspberry Pi/ZWave based lock controller. I've written a driver for but I would like to convert the driver to a V2 driver. The other V2 drivers call a "helper" method in the RegisterFields method. Things like V2Help.GetPowerFlds and V2Help.GetDevInfoFlds. Is there a V2Help.GetLockFlds or GetLocksFlds helper method? If so, I can't seem to find it. Please point me to it. Also, is there a semantic type for Locks? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Bryan

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  Migrating to New Server
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 06-12-2020, 04:17 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

Finally migrating everything to a single workhorse server from three machines that I have, one of which is running CQC. Am I correct in assuming that to migrate my existing install I would:

1. Stop CQC on machine OLD

2. Install same CQC version on machine NEW

3. Copy everything from \SaveInst on machine OLD to the CQC directory on machine NEW

4. For good measure, run the installer again

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  HTTP Trigger and Parameters
Posted by: znelbok - 06-11-2020, 02:55 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (1)

I've done this before and had no issues, but I am setting up another driver based on the HTTP Trigger driver and having some issues that must be just a simple oversight on my behalf.

Trained URL is http://<ip>:45101/fauxmo?fld=kitchenmain&fldcmd=on

Two parameter pairs.  fld is the field to be changed and fldcmd is the value to be passed to the field

Simple so far.

Trained the driver on that URL.  There is only one field to be used as the parameters will be used in if statements.

This is what I have so far (note P2 is not blank, but a whitespace)


// Get the tokens from the URL. 1 - Field to be written to, 2 - value to write
System::GetNthToken
    P1=%(LVar:CQCActParm_2)
    P2=
    P3=1
    P4=LVar:Field

System::GetNthToken
    P1=%(LVar:CQCActParm_2)
    P2=
    P3=2
    P4=LVar:FieldCmd

System::LogMsg
    P1=FauxMo Command
    P2=0
    P3=FauxMo Sent a Command for %(LVar:Field):%(LVar:FieldCmd)
    P4=Status


So this should dump a message in the log indicating the two parameters but I get nothing at all - the parameters from the URL are not getting assigned to the local variables.

06/12 08:53:09-Zeus01, CQCServer, CQCIRActThread_FauxMo
{
    CQCAct, FauxMo Command.0, Status/App Status
    FauxMo Sent a Command for :
}



I've done it this way before and it works, but I can not see what I have wrong here and for it to not work.  I guess I am just out of practice

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  Get Field Value via HTTP
Posted by: znelbok - 06-11-2020, 12:55 PM - Forum: CQC Support - Replies (3)

I am playing with FauxMo and there is an option to get the status of the field to keep it in sync.

How can I send a HTTP request to CQC to reply with the fields current value?

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  Automated driveway gates
Posted by: rhosch - 06-10-2020, 06:09 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (11)

OK, hopefully the last part of our home construction that I just don't know anything about.

Are there any gate controllers that are known to play well with cqc?

And more generally, I'm wondering what the uses of tying gate to cqc would be. If there is a gate camera having it as part of blue iris instead of its own app. Anyone else have a gate they've integrated it in any way?

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  TV Setup
Posted by: gReatAutomation - 06-09-2020, 09:44 AM - Forum: User Systems - Replies (6)

Finally getting around to documenting my system and am started with my TV set up. I had a unique set of circumstances.

Not enough sources to warrant an HDMI matrix

I only have three TV's in my house which have three sources each: AppleTV, COAX (OTA Antenna), and Camera feed via HDMI. I have the potential to add additional two TV's at which point I may consider going to JustAddPower which will make things much less complicated and will allow me to prune my set up.

Three TV's of two different Samsung Business Signage Display types (2 x ME46B's and 1x ME55C) that use the Multiple Display Control (MDC) Protocol over RS232

My spouse's office was doing a tech refresh and I was able to pick up all three TV's for $600. They are really nice, but they were a pain to integrate. While the MDC Protocol is nice, only the Business Signage Displays use it. So, if/when I get another, regular Samsung TV, I'll have some retrofitting to do.

The ME46B's do not support all MDC Protocol commands. Same for the ME55C. So, for my CQC TV driver only Channel Up, Channel Down, Power On/Off, PIP On/Off, PIP Source Selection, TV Source Selection, and On Screen Display were added. All other commands that I use had to be done via IR (cursor up/down/left/righ, cursor select, numbers, info, exit, and previous channel).

Non-Business TV's use Ex-Link over RS232 and I have a spreadsheet that has over 100 commands.

The TV's also do not have an optical audio out, only a 3.5mm stereo out port. This meant I had to get a 3.5mm stereo to RCA cable to connect the audio out from the TV to an RCA to optical audio out connector which then plugged in to the SONOS PLAYBAR. Again, moving to a standard Samsung TV would allow me to remove this item and have the optical audio out from the TV go directly to the PLAYBAR.

I wanted a high end remote control

I had previously used the Harmony remote and it was a piece of junk. I moved to RTI T1-B+ remotes. Best remotes I have ever owned. The beauty of these remotes is that you can control anything with them. All you do is create the command mapping and the code whatever you want into the action editor.

All buttons from the remote are learned by the CQC RTI serial driver. The command that the remote sends out is the same as the name of the mapped action you see here. I did this to keep them organized.

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I made/make extensive use of Global Actions. If the remote is in AppleTV mode and the Menu button is pressed, all the mapped action does is call the Global Action. This way, if I ever change anything downstream of the remote, I won't have to change code in a bunch of places.

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Here is a hybrid diagram. For this setup, I have a main RTI Serial Driver and Global Cache Driver for the XP-6 processor and remote setup, and to control my NVR via IR. For each TV location, I have a TV Driver (tells the Global Cache how to talk to the TV), a Global Cache Driver (Serial and IR to TV), and a SONOS Driver (for the TV volume).


[Image: TV.gif]

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  Trigger on Russound F1 button
Posted by: xlurkr - 05-31-2020, 12:25 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (6)

Dean:

I want to trigger an event from the F1 button on one of my Russound Uno keypads.  How do I do that?  There's a big gulf between what the docs say about the Button events the keypads can generate, and the docs on how to create a triggered event.  When I try to create one, there are several versions of User Actions that I can choose, but then I need to specify a Device and Type.  When I choose my Russound as the device, and a Field as the type, there's nothing there for the F1 button.

-Tom

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  Thermostat options
Posted by: rhosch - 05-23-2020, 04:34 PM - Forum: Installation/Configuration - Replies (17)

I guess I need to make a choice for what thermostats to use in our new construction. We have 5 HVAC units. Not all thermostats necessarily have to be the same I guess.

We would like something that looks good. I thought about not having visible traditional thermostats and just trying to control through a cqc touchscreen, but I was nervous about doing that and HVAC contractor was just about a hard no anyway. I guess it would be possible to use some very simple and dumb thermostat and let cqc do all the intelligent stuff but then I'd have not so great looking thermostats to look at I guess.

Options:

Venstar colortouch. The best looking by far IMO of what I see has available drivers. Thoughts?

Nest. Simple and looks nice, dependent on the cloud. Hard for me to know how big of a deal that is. In general I'm not fond of the idea of being cloud dependent, but for a thermostat? Thoughts?

Lutron. I'll have radio ra2 lighting and althought I don't see the lutron/Honeywell controllers listed as having cqc drivers, I'm assuming the lutron lighting device driver would expose that? I don't see the nicer touchscreen Honeywell thermostats shown on the lutron site so I assume those aren't compatible? Not super fond of the ones I do see, but maybe there is a way to use the simplest wall temp controls and let cqc be the brains? Thoughts?

Any other recommendations I should look at? We have Ameristar (Trane) HVAC, high efficiency but only one stage.

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  ISO Global Cache gc-100
Posted by: George M - 05-22-2020, 02:35 PM - Forum: Buy/Sell - Replies (3)

Looks like I may have to go the route of a global cache in order to control my new Samsung tv. Looking on ebay there are some used ones for $20 to 50, but then I thought I should post here first to see if anyone has one laying around they might let go of for a reasonable price.

Thanks

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