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  • serial to USB adapter to a remote Zee?

    I am trying to add a serial device to a zee on my network. My main controller is a Hometroller S6. I want to use a device connected to a usb to serial on my Zee.
    Kirk

    http://cleverhouseautomation.ca
    http://southcoastwebsitedesign.ca

  • #2
    I can confirm an Edgeport/8 USB to Serial works on a Zee...

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    • #3
      Thanks Masonjr,

      Can you see the com port on the main system? I want to run a plugin on my main system so how do I connect to the com port?
      Kirk

      http://cleverhouseautomation.ca
      http://southcoastwebsitedesign.ca

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      • #4
        You are likely looking for something more like a GlobalCache that is an IP/Serial adapter. I use old repurposed Lantronix, but I think HST sells GlobalCache. On your S6 you will install a driver for the GlobalCache that emulates a COM port.. Many of my applications talk directly to IP so I do not need this driver what is sometimes called a redirector. The low cost DIY approach is with something like ESP8266/Tasmota configured as a serial bridge. You still need COM redirector or direct IP communication with your applications.

        There may be applications out there that make a RPi operate as a serial bridge, but I suspect not as you are doing IP/USB mapping followed by USB/Serial mapping.

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        • #5
          You can utilize Linux ser2net (same as ZNet uses) for serial to ethernet.

          Or

          in addition to what Michael mentions above you can purchase a couple of EByte serial modems for wireless serial connectivity between two devices.

          Or

          You can run the plugin on the Zee device and connect it to the mothership...

          On the Zee run:

          mono plugin.exe server=mothership IP

          - Pete

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          Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU - Mono 6.00
          Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.00

          X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pete View Post
            ...On the Zee run:

            mono plugin.exe server=mothership IP
            How does this work? Is there documentation somewhere?

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            • #7
              No.

              It is an added feature using Homeseer 3.

              I used it in the beginning of HS3 to run ZWave remotely and before using sertonet.
              - Pete

              Auto mator
              Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU - Mono 6.00
              Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.00

              X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
                You are likely looking for something more like a GlobalCache that is an IP/Serial adapter.
                Never thought of that. I have a couple older GlobalCaches that are not being used. I will play with that

                Kirk

                http://cleverhouseautomation.ca
                http://southcoastwebsitedesign.ca

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