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    I guess one way around lack of description for inputs and outputs is to make them all home seer devices, then the decriptive names are shown when interacting with a device.

    Scott

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    A couple more things related to above...

    When creating an event using Elk Zones/Outputs for either the trigger combo box or the action combo box, they are listed as "Output 1", "Output 2", etc, rather than what I named them in Homeseer or even ElkRP for that matter.

    I would prefer to see the Home seer name in that list as I will be having possibly as many as a 100 inputs and outputs and trying to keep the numbers straight will be tough.

    Thanks!

    Scott

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    Ultra, thanks for the plugin!

    Couple requests, maybe they are already there...

    #1 - How do you display the value of an analog input zone? In Volts? Do you have any equation params you can enter to turn voltage into a real world value (water level, etc.?)

    #2 - After clicking on a Elk Output Zone in the Status window and changing its name to something more readable, I no longer can tell which output that device corresponds to in the elk panel? Is there a way?

    Thanks again,

    Scott

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  • petez69
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    Ultra

    On point 5, I dont know as yet.. I'll stick a resistor network across it and see what it reports...

    Thanks..Pete

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by petez69 View Post
    HI Ultra

    A few suggestions. These could already be implemented but I didnt see them in the doco or drop down boxes...

    1) Pressing a F key on the keypad, was that defined as a trigger anywhere ? I saw in your features list this was available however I couldnt find it.

    2) Time Sync. I noticed your plugin syncs the time when HS starts. Could you have a predefined action that syncs the time to the users PC, rather than restarting HS

    3) Lighting control. When the PLC lights are defined in your plugin, is there a feature to set the codes for the lights that are connected to the M1 ? I noticed they defaulted to A1..be nice if you could define them before checking the box to create the device.

    4) Analogue temp zone. Could you allow the user to set the poll value for the analogue temp zone (Zones 1-16) ?

    5) Analogue voltage detection. If the zone is setup for Analogue Voltage, could you tell me if your plugin handles reporting back a number ?

    I'm quite impressed with how it works. Once I can get the housecode issue sorted, I'd like to re-install and see how your plugin goes...
    I answered #1 in a previous posting you made.

    I'll add #2 as a feature request.

    I answered #3 in a previous posting you made.

    I'll added #4 as a feature request.

    For #5, isn't that how the temperature zones report their temp? I'll have to check the code, but I think that if the zone is an analog zone, it reports the value.

    Regards,
    Ultrajones

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by petez69 View Post
    With respect to ethernet, have you tried disconnecting HS from the ELK and see what the plugin does over say a 1-3 day period ?. I remember Marks plugin caused HS to really bloat and not release memory. Again I only ask because if you go away on holidays and you cant get to your gear, will HS stay up. I think Mark was going to try every 30 seconds for say 5 minutes and then rate limit it to say 1 poll every 10 mins to stop the memory bloat.

    Pete
    The UltraM1G plug-in is 100% managed code. There shouldn't be any memory growth when it falls into the watchdog reconnect logic.

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by petez69 View Post
    Ultra

    On the main status page for the M1 devices, could you change the formatting ie: column widths ?

    It would be good if you could widen the "Name" field and narrow the "Control" field...the control doesnt need to be so wide and the name field wordraps up to 3 levels...

    Ta..Pete
    The main status page you are referring to is actually a HomeSeer web page. I don't have any control over the column widths.

    Regards,
    Ultrajones

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  • petez69
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    Hi Ultra

    Would like to see a change to the "alarm panel status". I noted by accident when I didnt enter in a user code, when I set the alarm to away or stay via control, the plugin showed the alarm was in this status when it wasnt.

    Could you change the status to be the actual status sent by the panel and not the "assumed" status. If I were away on Holidays and I had people arming and disarming my panel and I didnt notice the disconnect status of the alarm, I could be led to believe the alarm was armed when it wasnt......

    Be good to use a "positive" status, not an assumed.....

    Cheers..Pete

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  • petez69
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    Ultra

    On the main status page for the M1 devices, could you change the formatting ie: column widths ?

    It would be good if you could widen the "Name" field and narrow the "Control" field...the control doesnt need to be so wide and the name field wordraps up to 3 levels...

    Ta..Pete

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  • petez69
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    HI Ultra

    A few suggestions. These could already be implemented but I didnt see them in the doco or drop down boxes...

    1) Pressing a F key on the keypad, was that defined as a trigger anywhere ? I saw in your features list this was available however I couldnt find it.

    2) Time Sync. I noticed your plugin syncs the time when HS starts. Could you have a predefined action that syncs the time to the users PC, rather than restarting HS

    3) Lighting control. When the PLC lights are defined in your plugin, is there a feature to set the codes for the lights that are connected to the M1 ? I noticed they defaulted to A1..be nice if you could define them before checking the box to create the device.

    4) Analogue temp zone. Could you allow the user to set the poll value for the analogue temp zone (Zones 1-16) ?

    5) Analogue voltage detection. If the zone is setup for Analogue Voltage, could you tell me if your plugin handles reporting back a number ?

    I'm quite impressed with how it works. Once I can get the housecode issue sorted, I'd like to re-install and see how your plugin goes...

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  • petez69
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    Originally posted by Ultrajones View Post
    I tried adding X10 via the Elk M1 panel, but couldn't get it working. Can I add this via a serial port expander (ELK M1XSP)? If so, do you have a part number for the X10 module so I can purchase the part?

    Yes, ethernet connectivity has been implemented. I have been running it 24 x 7 for about a month without issues.

    Regards,
    Ultrajones
    Ultra, sorry I missed responding to this. I've added an X10 powerline module, what the part number is, I have no idea, a friend in Australia got it for me, its a bi-directional device.

    With respect to ethernet, have you tried disconnecting HS from the ELK and see what the plugin does over say a 1-3 day period ?. I remember Marks plugin caused HS to really bloat and not release memory. Again I only ask because if you go away on holidays and you cant get to your gear, will HS stay up. I think Mark was going to try every 30 seconds for say 5 minutes and then rate limit it to say 1 poll every 10 mins to stop the memory bloat.

    Pete

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  • Ultrajones
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    PLC and Elk M1 Lighting support has been added. See
    http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...90&postcount=2

    Other "features" will be added based on demand.

    Regards,
    Ultrajones

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  • Ultrajones
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    I added PLC support to the UltraM1G plug-in. I have tested PLC support using Insteon with the Elk M1XSP and the PowerLink 2414s. Seems to work ok along side the HomeSeer Insteon plug-in, but device actions by one do not show up in the other.

    I'll do some additional testing and release an update shortly.

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by petez69 View Post
    As for the panel offline, I think thats an important one to have. I think it would be worth looking into...I have a trigger setup to SMS me if the Panel looses connection with HS....
    Cheers..Pete
    This feature is now available. If the Elk M1 has not reported the XK status for over 60 seconds, the plug-in will attempt to reconnect every 30 seconds until successful. A new Elk M1 Watchdog Trigger will allow you to create events so you can take futher action if necessary to restore the Elk M1 connectivity.

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  • petez69
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    Ultrajones

    Tnx for the reply. I'm using Mark's plugin to manage the X10 port on the ELK. I dont know the part number but its a bi-directional X10 device that I'm injecting X10 into my lighting circuit.

    As for the panel offline, I think thats an important one to have. I think it would be worth looking into...I have a trigger setup to SMS me if the Panel looses connection with HS....

    Cheers..Pete

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