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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by petez69 View Post
    I doubt if this would be done via the serial expander. There is an onboard jack that you can connect an X10 powerline device to and I was wondering if this plugin could send X10 messages out that Jack and also receive those messages. A work around would be to manage the X10 commands via tasks and use the plugin to run the tasks but thats a little cumbersome.
    I checked out the docs and it looks pretty easy to add support for X10. What type of interface would you be looking for?

    Also, with the ethernet, does the plugin poll the panel in set intervals, the reason I ask is, if the panel drops off line for some reason, will the plugin know ie: panel status = offline ?
    I already started working on this. I want to have the plug-in detect when it lost connectivity to the panel (serial or ethernet), then update the panel status and fall back to retry logic until it reconnects. I'll also provide a trigger (on panel connect, on panel disconnect) so you could run an event. It would be cool if the Elk had "HomeSeer" as a word/phrase so an event could trigger the Elk to speak "HomeSeer trouble".

    Regards,
    Ultrajones

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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
    I doubt if this would be done via the serial expander. There is an onboard jack that you can connect an X10 powerline device to and I was wondering if this plugin could send X10 messages out that Jack and also receive those messages. A work around would be to manage the X10 commands via tasks and use the plugin to run the tasks but thats a little cumbersome.

    Also, with the ethernet, does the plugin poll the panel in set intervals, the reason I ask is, if the panel drops off line for some reason, will the plugin know ie: panel status = offline ?

    Cheers..Peter

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by danschwinn View Post
    Is there any way to control lighting directly through the Ultra M1 plug-in? I can control lighting through M1 tasks but that is rather inflexible and roundabout. Specifically, I would like to control Insteon devices (primarily lighting) hooked up to my M1.
    I plan on purchasing additional hardware in order to add this support.

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by karib View Post
    You would need an Elk M1XSP (Serial expander) plus a serial PowerLink like the 2414s (if my memory is working on the smarthome part number)

    Firmware would need to be upgraded to the Insteon version for the serial expander
    I'll make this hardware purchase to add Insteon support.

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by bola09 View Post
    Is there a script or, any other way to take advantage of elk speakers such that event anouncement from homeseer are sent to this speakers.

    I am not sure if this is possible but if it is, I would like to know how.

    Thanks.
    The Elk doesn't have a text to speach engine, but you can create events via the Plug-in to have it speak any of the phrases or works loaded in the Elk M1.

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by petez69 View Post
    Could anyone let me know if this plugin allows you to send and receive X10 commands via the ELK panels X10 interface ?

    Also has the ethernet connectivity been implemented ?

    Thanks..Pete
    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

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  • chrkov
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    I dont know about the x10 for sure, but it doesnt look like it. I could be wrong though as I dont have a need to use it.

    As far as the ethernet, yes. Working very well.

    All I need now is hs.execx10 control of outputs and I am good to go. (hint hint)

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  • petez69
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    Could anyone let me know if this plugin allows you to send and receive X10 commands via the ELK panels X10 interface ?

    Also has the ethernet connectivity been implemented ?

    Thanks..Pete

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  • bola09
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    Using Elk Speakers to anounce homeseer events etc

    Is there a script or, any other way to take advantage of elk speakers such that event anouncement from homeseer are sent to this speakers.

    I am not sure if this is possible but if it is, I would like to know how.

    Thanks.

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  • karib
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    You would need an Elk M1XSP (Serial expander) plus a serial PowerLink like the 2414s (if my memory is working on the smarthome part number)

    Firmware would need to be upgraded to the Insteon version for the serial expander

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  • Ultrajones
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    Originally posted by danschwinn View Post
    Is there any way to control lighting directly through the Ultra M1 plug-in? I can control lighting through M1 tasks but that is rather inflexible and roundabout. Specifically, I would like to control Insteon devices (primarily lighting) hooked up to my M1.
    The support hasn't been added yet. What Insteon device do I need to purchase in order to do this? I already have an Elk M1XSP and tons of Insteon switches and modules.

    Regards,
    Ultrajones

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    Is there any way to control lighting directly through the Ultra M1 plug-in? I can control lighting through M1 tasks but that is rather inflexible and roundabout. Specifically, I would like to control Insteon devices (primarily lighting) hooked up to my M1.

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  • chrkov
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    karib

    You can do that now. Just use event and if Value of heatsetpoint > 80 then...


    I do that now to monitor changes and also reset the thermostat to whatever.

    Works like a charm

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  • karib
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    How about a "Thermostat heat/cold setpoint > Degree" type of plugin event/trigger?

    Would help keep the thermostat within a normal range when the kids decide to heat the place up to 80

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  • kuntakintay
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    Originally posted by Ultrajones View Post
    I checked with Elk Tech Support and there is no way to get access to the 64 counters using the ASCII Protocol. However, they do allow access to the 20 custom values that can be of type "number", "timer" or "time of day". I'll add access to those 20 custom values.

    Regards,
    Ultrajones
    Thanks for checking ultra! the custom values sound like they will do the same thing, so will look forward to that change!

    Regards,
    Toby

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