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Users / Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:34:16 pm »
In the US, slickdeals has been had numerous listings for lenovo servers rather inexpensive.  With and without drives.

Users / Re: thinking about new av receiver
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:38:33 pm »
Just a side point toward the original post.

there are a few out there now that will handle multiple hdmi out with audio to match. it just depends on how much you want to spend.  The onkyo 838 has two video zones and a third audio zone.

If you want wired whole house audio inexpensively and relatively easy to install, the channel vision a-bus system works well to give you audio in each room hanging off one of the zones on the receiver or a stereo output from linuxmce.  then you have a local volume control in each room.  you can't control the volume with the orbiters but it is very simple for just background music or jamming cleaning music (WAF)

Does this mean that LinuxMCE/Dianemo will be able to control Zwave encryption items? Specifically door locks?

In this scenario, does the Vera issue the commands to the ZWave devices or does the Dianemo box.

We have released an update that enables you to add a Vera Lite as your Zwave interface. We support the following Vera models;

*Vera 2
*Vera Lite

You can add a Vera that you may already own, and that has already has been configured, and has Zwave devices included to it and they will automatically be detected and added as Dianemo Zwave devices in the device tree. You can also take a new Vera and configure it from scratch and then add it to your system too. See the Wiki entry below for the steps you need to follow to add a Vera to your system as your Zwave interface;

As usual please run the Updater script to download and install this update and any previous Dianemo or Ubuntu updates your system may not have had installed yet.

All the best


Users / Re: Funding Drive: ZWave Door Locks
« on: April 22, 2014, 11:27:06 am »
So doing a bit of searching and reading.  Here are a couple of developments that may hasten the pace to getting zwave encryption working with linuxMCE.

Many of us have USB zwave controller sticks but if it meant installing a raspberry pi as the controller, I'm all for it (Especially if it can also double as an MD.)

Users / Re: Funding Drive: ZWave Door Locks
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:51:34 am »
Has there been any development on the Z-wave encryption front? 

Is this still an issue of reverse engineering?

Is there anything that us mere mortals can do?

Wiki / Re: Forum and wiki server upgrade on 25.10.2013
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:34:59 pm »
The new design is appealing and looks good. Nice job.

The only question I have is it appears it is becoming a welcome spot for spammers.  I've already received notifications for two SPAM posts. Is there a piece that has yet to be implemented?

Users / Re: Looking to control AV equipment in courtroom
« on: May 17, 2013, 06:43:47 pm »
As much as I like the idea, I would think there are so many legal issues (no pun intended) involved here.  Aside from the multimedia presentation aspect; good, clean recordings that are labeled well of everyone involved, the ability for the judge to mute all of the mics if he has a bench meeting, getting the right camera where you want it etc.

I can't tell where you are from but if you are in the states you may want to check out  They have been doing courtroom automation since the VCR and have an incredible system.  The engineers and original creators are geniuses. You would be doing yourself a service to at least investigate what is out there.

This has popped up from time to time.  This may be the answer:

Users / Re: 1004 Final Torrent
« on: March 21, 2013, 07:14:33 am »
I just figured out if you are not logged in you can not see the attachment.  I uploaded the torrent to one of the search engines.

Users / Re: 1004 Final Torrent
« on: March 21, 2013, 05:53:38 am »
If you have already downloaded this iso from the http site, you can still help seed the torrent:

  • 1. Download the torrent above
  • 2. Add it to your favorite torrent program
  • 3. Change the download location to the iso and force it to re-check.  It will perform the hash, match it and begin to share it instead of downloading it.

Users / 1004 Final Torrent
« on: March 21, 2013, 05:22:02 am »
I've searched and searched for a torrent and couldn't find one so I figured I would create one to help distribute the load of everyone downloading it.  As usual, please leave your torrent clients available as much as possible to help spread the love.

If I've forgotten something guys, please let me know.

My token contribution to an awesome project.

Users / Re: Future of (AV) device control
« on: February 18, 2013, 06:02:52 pm »
My humble opinion:  HDBaseT is going to simplify everything.  It will be another couple years before it gets to the consumer level but there are several in the pro arena that are supporting it and there are quite a few switches out there for it already.  It appears the technology is attempting to work up to critical mass.

Since it supports Uncompressed HD video (10.2Gb), Audio, Ethernet (100Mb), POWER (100W), and Controls.  With one CAT5e/CAT6 cable you have a piece of equipment completely connected and powered with one single cable.

Users / Re: Funding Drive: ZWave Door Locks
« on: November 19, 2012, 08:08:05 pm »
And the rest of us duck so as not to become collateral damage.

Users / Re: Funding Drive: ZWave Door Locks
« on: November 19, 2012, 07:42:39 pm »
Yes, thanks for that. 

One question for clarification: Would any z-wave USB dongle work with the devices that need encryption because the encryption is happening at the software level or does the hardware also have to support it?

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