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  • LAMetric Time Plugin

    All,

    I've recently bought myself the LAMetric Time device which is some sort of cross between the old BetaBrite LED type signs but with a semi-colour screen, a wifi adaptor, a speaker and the ability to implement it's own applications to display time/weather/whatever you want. It has a local API and allows some degree of ability to send messages from software to it and this plugin will allow you to do this from HomeSeer so you can send your desired messages to the LED sign.

    It has both a cloud API and a local API, I have implemented only the local API and as such the options available are slightly more limited (you cannot respond to button presses etc) but there are no complications as the data does not leave your network or need you to download anything. Also until I can sort it in the HS UI out you can only send single frame messages rather than multi frame ones, everything else should be implemented though. It is multi instance and it is one instance per device.

    Not expecting there to be a huge demand for this but it is here if anyone wants it, thanks to Jakob for testing it for me. The plugin is and always will be FREE, however if you do wish to donate you are more than welcome to (absolutely no obligation to do so) - if only so I can buy more HA related stuff - Donation Link - https://www.paypal.me/krang

    If anyone uses it please let me know how you get on.

    Plugin is now in the updater

    Documentation & Release Notes: Link
    Last edited by mrhappy; July 5th, 2018, 10:32 AM.
    My Plugins:

    Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
    Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

  • #2
    Woop, great work man, really appreciate it!!

    I've ordered a LaMetric in December, hope it'll arrive this month and I was afraid it was a useless piece of sh*t when reading their forums cause nothing was possible with the plastic box.

    I guess your plugin will add the missing coolness

    Hope to see more people are going to use this!

    Thanks!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tCC View Post
      Woop, great work man, really appreciate it!!

      I've ordered a LaMetric in December, hope it'll arrive this month and I was afraid it was a useless piece of sh*t when reading their forums cause nothing was possible with the plastic box.

      I guess your plugin will add the missing coolness

      Hope to see more people are going to use this!

      Thanks!
      I've got a mixed opinion on it, whilst I have kept it I have decided to use it as a display only, it is currently fixed to the top of my kitchen units as a means to display the news in the morning when I wake up. I don't know if the screen is a bit too small for that only time will tell.

      Let me know how you get on and if you have any things I have missed.
      My Plugins:

      Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
      Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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      • #4
        Oh man! By the title I thought this was going to be a plugin for metric time: 10 hour day, 100 minute hour and 100 second minute.
        Originally posted by rprade
        There is no rhyme or reason to the anarchy a defective Z-Wave device can cause

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        • #5
          This plugin is now in the updater, I've released version .3 which now has support for multi frame message sending (there are now two event actions) which was a little testing but seems to work. Also some minor UI fixes.

          The last firmware for the LAMetric seemed to imply that there has been changes to allow control of the unit via the local API, unfortunately those don't appear to be published yet but when they do I'll update the plugin accordingly.
          My Plugins:

          Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
          Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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          • #6
            Nice, but still waiting for my LaMetric to arrive :S
            Are other people using your plugin yet ?

            Keep up the good work

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tCC View Post
              Nice, but still waiting for my LaMetric to arrive :S
              Are other people using your plugin yet ?

              Keep up the good work
              I just got ordered from Amazon I think they were in stock on there...Jakob Sand has tested it and says that it works and I also use it, in reality there is not a great amount particularly taxing in the plugin once I sorted out all of the JSON structures. If you can I would avoid the multi frame event action if you are only sending a single frame only because it stores potentially quite a bit in the event and may be slow to build. That particular action is probably one of the most complex I've seen in HS but does appear to work.

              I have looked at upnp discovery of the unit but mine appears to not reply 100% to the upnp library that I have and considering the issues with Mono then I think it is just easier to keep the unit with a static IP address.
              My Plugins:

              Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
              Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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              • #8
                jan-23 19:28:23 Error Error, Creating plugin instance: HSPI_LAMETRIC3P.exe->Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.->The type initializer for 'HSPI_LAMETRIC3P.HSPI' threw an exception.
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Install/Update of package LAMetric 3P failed.
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Error Installation of package LAMetric 3P failed. Try disabling the plugin first, then re-try the update.
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Error, package file not found: C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3\Updates3\LAMetric 3P0.0.0.3\LAMetric_Documentation.pdf
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Copying file: C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3\docs\LAMetric_Documentation.pdf
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Copying file: C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3\html\images\lam.png
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Copying file: C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3\HSPI_LAMETRIC3P.exe.config
                jan-23 19:28:22 Updater Copying file: C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeSeer HS3\HSPI_LAMETRIC3P.exe
                jan-23 19:28:21 Updater Installing package LAMetric 3P
                jan-23 19:28:21 Updater Update HSPI_LAMETRIC3P.exe downloaded successfully
                jan-23 19:28:21 Updater Downloading update: LAMetric 3P
                jan-23 19:28:21 Updater

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                • #9
                  The .dll wasn't copied to the Bin\LAMetric folder (LAMetric folder didn't exist either afterwards)

                  And the .pdf file is missing in the zip

                  But will test now

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tCC View Post
                    The .dll wasn't copied to the Bin\LAMetric folder (LAMetric folder didn't exist either afterwards)

                    And the .pdf file is missing in the zip

                    But will test now
                    Thanks for trying and spotting that, I've moved away from distributing with documentation and all of the documentation is available here - http://s652164905.websitehome.co.uk/...px#LAMetric 3P

                    I think once it encounters an error then it does not try further hence it not installing the bin file. It would be great if you could let me know how you get on.
                    My Plugins:

                    Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
                    Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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                    • #11
                      Ola,

                      Working like a charm, nice

                      Using it for notifications in HS3 for now and does that job really good, thanks man!

                      Now let me see what else I can do with the LaMetric, would be handy to switch apps remotely and use custom notification sounds.

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                      • #12
                        Played for a total of one hour with the LaMetric and the thing is way to tiny to be useful for anything else than short notifications, I'll use it for that than?

                        [edit]maybe it's somewhat useful afterall since we can use replacement variables in notifications[/edit]
                        Last edited by tCC; January 24th, 2017, 05:55 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tCC View Post
                          Played for a total of one hour with the LaMetric and the thing is way to tiny to be useful for anything else than short notifications, I'll use it for that than?

                          [edit]maybe it's somewhat useful afterall since we can use replacement variables in notifications[/edit]
                          Yeah I wouldn't be doing too much text on it although there is the option to repeat messages a number of times, I've kept my notifications simple in that it might be a simple back/front door open type thing.

                          Local control of the unit is coming, they have apparently updated the firmware to cater for this but not yet released the documentation which should hopefully be this month. Once it is released then I'll look at integration. I think custom sounds are on the development list also.

                          Thanks for testing and appreciate the feedback.
                          My Plugins:

                          Pushover 3P | DoorBird 3P | Current Cost 3P | Velleman K8055 3P | LAMetric 3P | Garadget 3P | Hive 3P |
                          Yeelight 3P | Nanoleaf 3P

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                          • #14
                            jan-25 07:58:32 LaMetric 3P LaMetric Web Exception: The operation has timed out

                            Since a couple of hours I get this message when an event is triggered where I sent a LaMetric notification, no notification is beeing shown.

                            When restarting the plugin I get:

                            jan-25 08:06:44 LaMetric 3P LAMetric Time Device Connection Failed
                            jan-25 08:06:44 LaMetric 3P LaMetric SendWebCommand Exception: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
                            jan-25 08:06:44 LaMetric 3P LaMetric Web Exception: The operation has timed out
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P API Key Disovered: blabla
                            jan-25 08:06:41 Plug-In Finished initializing plug-in LaMetric 3P
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P IP Address Discovered: 192.168.1.129
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P Getting IP Address For Instance
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P Connection Worker Thread Started
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P Icons In Table: 1
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P Adding Icons To Table
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P Registering Web Pages
                            jan-25 08:06:41 LaMetric 3P Devices Exist For Instance: False
                            jan-25 08:06:39 LaMetric 3P LAMetric Time Plugin Started
                            jan-25 08:06:38 Info Plugin LaMetric 3P has connected. IP:127.0.0.1:62673
                            jan-25 08:06:32 Info Plugin LaMetric 3P with instance: has disconnected
                            jan-25 08:06:32 Plug-In Shutting down Plug-In: LaMetric 3P

                            Problem is I cannot ping the unit. After some time it does reply to ping but with slow reponse times, the unit is also showing the looking for wifi icons, while my smartphone LaMetric app shows Signal strength Excellent, sigh

                            Will cycle power...

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                            • #15
                              Still buggy, cannot connect from my smartphone app as well:

                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=71.919 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=5.313 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=7.198 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=8.232 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=581.130 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=6.413 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=178.054 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=6.572 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=138.241 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=6.521 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=143.481 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=13.058 ms
                              Request timeout for icmp_seq 12
                              Request timeout for icmp_seq 13
                              Request timeout for icmp_seq 14
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=497.884 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=9.715 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=17 ttl=64 time=5.410 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=18 ttl=64 time=451.616 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=19 ttl=64 time=6.313 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=20 ttl=64 time=135.496 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=21 ttl=64 time=7.793 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=22 ttl=64 time=632.857 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=23 ttl=64 time=9.220 ms
                              64 bytes from 192.168.1.129: icmp_seq=24 ttl=64 time=12.104 ms

                              Will try another wifi router this evening

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