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  • CX777ES Plug-in compatibility with the GC-100 Plugin?

    Just curious if I have a bad GC-100 unit or if there's a port configuration issue. The CX777ES plug-in works fine with my Sony DVD player, when I connect it directly to the HS/2 computer (via a null modem cable, serial port 4) and run the various scripts. However, when I try controlling the DVD player through my GC-100 unit, it doesn't work, even though the serial port numbers I've assigned in each plug-in are the same i.e., Serial port 5.

    I've tried adjusting the serial port speeds on the GC-100 from 9,600 to 4,800 to 2,400 with no success either!

    Any sugguestions?
    -Todd

    ____________________________________________________________ ________________
    HS2Pro: 2.5.0.81 :: HS3Pro (beta) || Plugins:| SmartHome PowerLinc USB, Global Cache, BLBackup, DooCPU Monitor, DooMotion, BLOutlook, BLIcon, BLOutgoingCalls, OutgoingCalls, ROC-Rnd, HSTouch iPhone, UPS Monitor, DooMenuBar, BLSpeech, HSTouch Server, WAF AB8SS, mcsTemperature, VWS, BLChart, RFXCOM, ISY Insteon, iAutomate RFID, iTunes, NetCAM, DSC Security, Nest

  • #2
    I will have to research this.

    I can only test using my setup which is a HS server using a USB->Cat5 dongle which ultimately ends up in my entertainment center where the Cat5->USB dongle is directly connected to a EdgePort-8 USB->Serial where I use the null modem cable straight into the Sony Changer.

    I donot have a GC-100 so I am not sure what is going on there.
    -Larry

    A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

    Plugins:
    VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

    Hardware:
    Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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    • #3
      Larry,

      I think I found what's going wrong. When I update the port address in the Setup/Interfaces page, it doesn't seem to update the CX777ES.INI file. The file contents still shows Com=1.

      Once I edited the file manually everything works!

      Best regards,
      -Todd

      ____________________________________________________________ ________________
      HS2Pro: 2.5.0.81 :: HS3Pro (beta) || Plugins:| SmartHome PowerLinc USB, Global Cache, BLBackup, DooCPU Monitor, DooMotion, BLOutlook, BLIcon, BLOutgoingCalls, OutgoingCalls, ROC-Rnd, HSTouch iPhone, UPS Monitor, DooMenuBar, BLSpeech, HSTouch Server, WAF AB8SS, mcsTemperature, VWS, BLChart, RFXCOM, ISY Insteon, iAutomate RFID, iTunes, NetCAM, DSC Security, Nest

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      • #4
        Thanks,

        I will look into why this is happening, or in this case not happening.

        Larry.
        -Larry

        A member of "The HA Pioneer Group", MyWebSite

        Plugins:
        VWS, AB8SS, lrpSpeak, Calendar, Arduino, Harmony, BlueIris, Sprinklers, ZipBackup...

        Hardware:
        Intel NUC8i7BEH1 running Windows 10 Pro headless, HS3 Pro, Plex running on Synology dual High Availability DS-1815+ NAS (24Tb each), Synology Surveillance Station running on DS-416 Slim (8Tb), Samsung SmartThings, Google Home, Alexa, Hubitat Elevation, ZNET, Ubiquiti UniFi Network, Davis Vantage Pro II Weather Station. Whole house speaker system using a couple of AB8SS switches. Vantage Pro II Weather Station, Rain8Net Sprinklers, Hubitat Elevation, Google Home, Alexa, DSC Security System, Ubiquiti UniFi Network.

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        • #5
          Hello Larry,

          Just wanted to let you know how I solved this little problem. Setting the CX777ES plugin port to 5 (in my case) and setting the GC-100 Plugin to port 5, doesn't work. The CX777ES plugin loads before the GC-100 plug-in, so it never sees that there is a virtual port 5 available.

          So I went out to Download.com and searched for a serial port redirection program. The cheapest one I found was this one:

          http://pcmicro.com/netserial/

          It's $90 so, I'm still searching for a cheaper solution, but its free for the first 30 days, so I have some time before having to pull out the credit card. But I have to say that everythings talking to each other, so I'm very happy, and probably more importantly it has a very high WAF!

          Great job on the plugin!
          -Todd

          ____________________________________________________________ ________________
          HS2Pro: 2.5.0.81 :: HS3Pro (beta) || Plugins:| SmartHome PowerLinc USB, Global Cache, BLBackup, DooCPU Monitor, DooMotion, BLOutlook, BLIcon, BLOutgoingCalls, OutgoingCalls, ROC-Rnd, HSTouch iPhone, UPS Monitor, DooMenuBar, BLSpeech, HSTouch Server, WAF AB8SS, mcsTemperature, VWS, BLChart, RFXCOM, ISY Insteon, iAutomate RFID, iTunes, NetCAM, DSC Security, Nest

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