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I was reading the forum rules (sticky thing at the top of this section), after phenigma reported your latest two posts and it seems to ask for "LinuxMCE compatible" stuff. Athena isn't (unless I'm allowed to give it to LinuxMCE for integration). That is probably why I'm seeing these posts reported for moderation, but I'll get clarification soon.

Well we've posted updates to the App's in the 'User' many times before... and even our current Non Athena App is not really compatible with standard LinuxMCE (numerous people have reported struggling to use it since it was released). If Phenigma is going to be so pedantic then I'm less inclined to push code for integration in the future. However let's take that discussion into private mode please.

Andy

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Compatible Products & Services / Raspbmc-CEC for Raspberry Pi update
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:25:07 pm »
If your a Raspbmc-CEC user on LinuxMCE or Dianemo we have an updated installer available that fixes an issue that some users reported with rsync. Please email inquiries@ellipticalcurve.com if you would like the update but have not received it yet.

All the best

Andy

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Marketplace / Raspbmc-CEC - an updated installer is available
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:57:21 pm »
Hi Raspbmc-CEC users,

We have an updated installer for Raspbmc-CEC that fixes a problem that a few of you had with rsync. Please get in touch if you would like the updated installer.

All the best

Andy

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The new Dianemo Smarthome App is now available in the App Store. The Dianemo Smarthome App requires the new HTML5 based Athena UI to be installed on your Dianemo Nervecentre.

Anyone who has signed up to the Athena UI Beta program should go ahead and download the new App in preparation for the participating in the Beta program;

This url will take you directly to the new App's page in the App Store https://appsto.re/gb/igDw3.i

The Athena UI is also compatible with any modern HTML5 compatible Web browser. We've tested the UI on the Chrome and Firefox browsers on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and MacOS Yosemite and also Safari on MacOS Yosemite. We've also tested the Athena UI on numerous embedded devices with onboard Web browsers such door & gate entry panels and SmartTV's.

All the best

Andy

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The Dianemo RaspSqueeze-CEC software combines Squeezelite & dianemo-cec-pi and installs on a single Rpi. Supports wifi and does not require a physical LAN connection. Simply run an HDMI cable to your TV to provide HDMI-CEC control from Dianemo to your TV - Supports Standby On/Off, Mute & Vol Up/Down. Use Squeezelite and the on-board analog audio out jack on the Rpi to send stereo analog audio to your Hi-Fi or powered speaker system. Supports HDMI audio & external USB audio cards too. RaspSqueeze-CEC also provides access to the Alsa graphic equaliser so that you can customise the audio out put for your specific room/speaker system. Both HDMI-CEC control and Squeezelite functionality are available concurrently.

Designed to be installed on top of Raspbian Linux, RaspSqueeze-CEC installs simply & easily using the provided installer in just a few minutes. Works over wifi but can also use a CAT5 based LAN connection if available. Does NOT require NetBoot/PXE boot from your Core. Installs to 4gb or larger SD cards. Ongoing support & updates included in licence fee. Our 4x RaspSqueeze-CEC License is only $99.95 USD.

The Squeezelite functionality is compatible with LinuxMCE & Dianemo installations but the HDMI-CEC functionality is currently Dianemo only.

How could you use RaspSqueeze-CEC in your home;

Use case 1; Tuck a wifi configured Rpi behind a TV, Hifi system, powered speakers or anywhere you need an audio source from your Logitech Media Server. Hook up the audio out and some power and your done.

Use case 2; You need to control a TV and send audio to a small Hifi in a spare bedroom. There is no CAT5 available in the room. Simply place a wifi configured Rpi behind the TV/Hifi then connect an audio cable to the Hifi, an HDMI cable to your TV and power and your ready stream music and control the TV. It's really that simple.

Use case 3; Your new apartment has no CAT5 installed but you would like a multi-zone audio system feeding audio to each room and in the Lounge/Kitchen you'd also like to control a TV. The solution is to locate a wifi configured Rpi behind the audio system in each room and connect audio and power - in the Lounge/kitchen also connect an HDMI cable to the TV. It's simple, clutter free and very easy to install and requires no CAT5.

For further information or to place an order please email us at; inquiries@ellipticalcurve.com with the subject 'RaspSqueeze-CEC for Rpi'

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Another commercial LinuxMCE variant
« on: October 25, 2014, 06:58:16 pm »
Has  Merten Uniq ever been released as a final product or abandoned?

Its been on their site for at least 2+ years...so this isn't something that has 'just been leaked' at all. The site has not changed at all in all that time. Note the hardware they are depicting...the small black Core is a 2007 vintage chassis that we also used to sell back in the day too. That hardware is no longer in production.

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Odd request ; for a youtube tutorial !!
« on: October 25, 2014, 06:50:32 pm »
Hello Everyone,

I would appreciate if someone who already has setup for a z-wave control can make a youtube tutorial to show how its set up with Linuxmce? ie. may be temperature control, lighting control or whatever you may have.

I also request for a Tutorial for multizone audio setup? I have read posts but a youtube tutorial would be nice.

Thanks.

This is probably more suitably posted to the 'Installations' section...

There are numerous pages on the Wiki on how ZWave should be setup when part of a LinuxMCE system. This is probably the best one; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Zwave. There's no video tutorial as far as i know and you might find it takes a while for anyone to step up and create one for Zwave.

Setting up multi-zone audio is somewhat simpler to describe (still no video tutorial as far as i know though);

Simply though these are the steps;

- Create your Room/zones in Web Admin (only one audio device or MD per zone is allowed)
- Allocate an MD, Squeezebox or Sonos device in each Room/zone that will be an audio zone in Web Admin
- Rip some music to your Media Library
- Using an Orbiter choose one of your music zones and then use the media browser to select a track/album and press play.
- Music Plays in the zone(s) selected.

All the best

Andy


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***Note: this post was originally posted in the 'User' section in error.

Please see this thread for the original post; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg100365#msg100365

But If your looking for Phenigma's thread on his Media Manager for Rpi with Squeezelite functionality then look here; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13786.msg100350#msg100350

Thanks.

Andy

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Totallymaxed, I am aware of your stance on UI2, but is UI2 WITH alpha blending even a option in dianemo setups?

Media managers can be configured with with UI2 with alpha blending without any problem. But all of our current UI skins are only implemented for UI1 without Alpha. So this would mean that if you were to configure an MM with UI2 + alpha you would find that there were no UI skins that would provide all of the screens and UI2 menu items you would need to interact with all of Dianemo's latest features. Of course you could build your own UI2 + alpha skins that fully implement the missing menu's and screens if you know HADesigner and have the time.

Of course we also have our new Athena Orbiter and UI skins. These UI skins are designed in and built from HTML5 and going forwards you should expect that there may well be new system features that will only have UI's implemented in HTML5 and that over time UI1 skins will be deprecated. But the big win with Athena for users is the accessibility of designing skins without needing to understand complex and unfriendly tools like HADesigner.

All the best

Andy

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We're adding support for Sonos Radio to Dianemo and we are looking for anyone who would be interested to join our Beta test program and get early access to this great new capability. If you are someone who already has some Sonos installed in your home, or you are thinking of installing Sonos and would be prepared to get involved, we'd be very interested to hear from you. Our support for Sonos Radio is already in its late development stage so your role would be to report any final issues you experience prior to release by simply using your System to listen to the Radio - its a tough job but someone has to do it!

The only requirement to join the Sonos Radio Beta program is that you have, or plan to have a Dianemo system and have at least some Sonos Radio products.

Please email us at; inquiries@ellipticalcurve.com with 'Sonos Radio Beta Invite' as the subject line of your email if your interested.

All the best

Andy

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Users / LightwaveRF support is being added to Dianemo
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:11:15 am »
We're adding support for the LightwaveRF (http://www.lightwaverf.com or for their product details http://www.lightwaverf.co.uk) range of wireless lighting, power and heating control products and we are looking for anyone who would be interested to join our Beta test program. If you are someone who already has some LightwaveRF installed in your home, or you are thinking of installing it and would be prepared to get involved, we'd be interested to hear from you. Our support for LightwaveRF is already in its late development stage (lighting & power products are our initial focus - energy & security to follow in our first update after release) and so your role would be to report any final issues you experience prior to release by simply using your System.

The only requirement to join the LightwaveRF Beta program is that you have, or plan to have a Dianemo system and have at least some LightwaveRF products.

Please email inquiries@ellipticalcurve.com with 'LightwaveRF Beta' as the subject line of your email if your interested.

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Why CEC Control Your TV?
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:54:46 pm »
So, Andrew, if users just have the CEC from the RPI to power on the TV, does that mean they occupy one of the HDMI inputs on the TV just to do that? I'm presuming the RPI CEC can't "pass through" the signal from another device?

Pretty poor show that TVs with IP control don't implement WOL. So much for SMART.

Correct the Rpi has no HDMI pass-through on-board but other devices on the HDMI bus probably do. The HDMI device chain is in fact a 'bus' with device addresses for each device attached. So in theory your TV should be controllable wherever it is in the device chain even if the Rpi is physically connected to another devices HDMI port. However some older TV's (and possibly some new ones too) play 'free & loose' with implementing the CEC standard and this may cause the TV to not respond correctly when the Rpi is not directly connected to one of the TV's HDMI ports.

I agree re WOL not being possible on TV's is a pain. But currently its a general problem. See my earlier post though about manufacturers switching to SOC's that will enable WOL to be delivered - but its a few years away still apparently.

All the best

Andy

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Hi,

All Sony IP controllable TV's/BluRay Players require that the controlling device register with the TV/BluRay Player before reliable control can commence. You need to place the Sony device in 'Registration Mode' - a function that will be found in one of the Settings screens. You then need to register your control device by sending a 'register' command to the Sony device you want to control. In the Dianemo Sony TV & BluRay player device templates we have a 'Register' command implemented for this purpose. On receipt of the 'Register' command the BluRay player or TV should then confirm the registration on screen...and your all set.

Reading the thread above I can't see any mention of the registration process - without it you may get intermittent or unreliable control capability.

All the best

Andy


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Developers / Re: Open Source Dianemo
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:06:00 pm »
We've launched a Kickstarter Campaign today to fund the development of Open Source Dianemo;

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg100040#msg100040

Well our initial campaign was not terribly successful in the sense of meeting our campaign goal. However in other ways it was actually very successful in that we got some really very thoughtful and sincere feedback from you guys - very much appreciated indeed. We also learnt a lot of lessons about going about a Kickstarter campaign and we are looking at these alongside the feedback we received from everyone here.

We do plan to kick off a new Kickstarter campaign in the near future and we will be asking for your input here prior to finalising its make up and taking it live. I'll post here again as soon I can.

Thanks again.

Andy

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Users / Dianemo Athena UI Beta Test Program - More Invites Available
« on: October 22, 2014, 12:35:41 pm »
Hi all,

We're getting closer to being ready to open up our Athena UI Beta test program to invited participants. We've had an excellent response so far, and many of you have asked for an invite. Thanks.

Today the new Athen UI compatible Dianemo Smarthome App hit the iOS App store. to celebrate we're announcing a further 10 invites are being made available to enable more people to join the Beta program. These are being offered on a strictly first come first serve basis.

To be considered you must obviously own a Dianemo system. But luckily its never been cheaper to set up a Dianemo system - see here; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg100221#msg100221. Although its not a requirement, it would also be useful if you also owned either an Android/iOS device and/or a Rpi running Dianemo Raspbmc-CEC as we would like to get some feedback about using those platforms with Athena.

If your interested in joining the Beta program please contact us asap; inquiries@ellipticalcurve.com with the Subject line of; "Athena Beta - Invite Request"

All the best

Andy

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