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Users / Re: Remote Asterisk Install
« on: May 12, 2014, 12:02:00 pm »
Is it possible to install Asterisk on a remote server and retain full integration with LMCE, or is Asterisk wrapped up to integrate on a local install only?  I ask because I'd prefer to run Asterisk out of a secure data center so I can get 5 9's on my phone service.  Also, I think its a great idea to monitor the home core server from an outside source, and then if tampering is detected (ie, the internet goes down, or the power, etc), the remote Asterisk can send out an automated response.  I realize some of these services are already available vis-a-vi dnsmadeeasy.com, but I think Asterisk is probably the most mission critical asset in the install.

I'm welcome to any ideas or suggestions.

Yes you could have an Asterisk box remotely located and do what posde suggests. If your not interested in using on Media Director softphones and other Media Director telephony integration then that doesnt pose too many issues. In Dianemo we don't configure systems to use any of the Media Director telephony features as we've found that end customers prefer to use real phones to make and receive calls ie physical SIP phones or SIP clients on a SmartPhone etc.

All the best

Andy

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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.

As mentioned on the wiki we currently only support lighting & heating devices from Dianemo via Vera. As far as i know Vera does support Zwave encryption and therefore Zwave locks should work (Please check with Vera to verify that your locks are supported though). If the Vera supports a particular type of ZWave class or type of device then we can support it by adding a new device template in Dianemo. If you need door lock support then we would be happy to add this support if you are willing to help with your time & access to the Zwave Door lock hardware.

All the best

Andrew

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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;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Adding_A_Vera_Lite_to_you_System

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

Andy

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Marketplace / Update: CHT Announce Crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube
« on: March 10, 2014, 01:32:50 pm »
We've launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise funding to expand sales in both our existing lines of business and to move into new ones. We're hoping to attract a wide range of investors, both small & large, to invest in CHT as we expand the business. If this sounds of interest to you then please visit our Crowdcube page below - and please feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel night also be interested;

http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/convergent-home-technologies-14097

If you have questions about our Crowdcube campaign or about anything else related to Dianemo/CHT please post them in this thread. If you've registered on the Crowdcube site then you can also aks questions there too.

Thanks for your time.

Andrew

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Marketplace / Update Available - CM15A Device Template
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:24:39 pm »
We have added a new device template (Template ID 2059) for the CM15A X10 USB interface today. If you use X10 then I think you'll be very interested in this update. Anyone who has contacted me re the CM15A in recent months should also find this update addresses any problems they may have reported.

As usual please run the Updater script to update your system with this update and any others that are waiting to be applied (Dianemo or Ubuntu).

All the best

Andrew

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Hello Andrew,
Is there some new installer deb ???
the .19version of the dianemo installer hangs then it try to start the installation by mythbuntu repos.

Thanks
Hernan Bugallo

Yes the current version is v1.21 which I've sent to you.

Andrew

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Marketplace / Update Available - SqueezeLite and Support for Spotify
« on: December 05, 2013, 03:18:24 pm »
We have released an update today that adds support for SqueezeLite to Dianemo. SqueezeLite is an alternative to SqueezeSlave (we will continue to support both packages) that supports the Spotifiy plugin too LMS - and that is the main gain you get from choosing it over SqueezeSlave. See the updated 'Adding SqueezeSlave & SqueezeLite Devices' section on the Dianemo Wiki page below for details of configuring SqueezeLites on your system;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Adding_SqueezeSlave_.26_SqueezeLite_Devices

As usual please run the Dianemo Software Update script to install this and any pending Dianemo or Ubuntu updates to your NC.

All the best

Andrew

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Installation issues / Re: New to LMCE, Would like some direction
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:09:34 pm »
Hey there

I have taken a look at the wiki and over a few forums but would like to know if anyone has a blog I can follow to do a simple home automation lighting control setup with Linux MCE and the z-wave modules.

I have installed MCE within a Virutal machine and seems to work ok.

BUT

I was following the wiki and some of it for me doesnt make sense (sorry im not that technical)

I need some direction with
Installation checks with MCE
Hardware to buy for controlling lights in the house
Best way to connect to the mce server  -> there is a section about connecting via USB?

Ive clicked around the wiki and the pages I was looking at for zwave has no info

This is my first post, so apologize if this has been asked, but I cant seem to find any direct answers.

Any experts with a good starting point please send my way!

Oh also Im in the UK for 240v units would be required.


As Posde says we have a software only product that you can install on your own hardware and we're based in the UK. We support Zwave, Mode, Rako lighting too. See the footer of this post to get a link to our thread in the 'Marketplace' section of the forum.

All the best

Andy

PS And I should have said we support KNX too ;-)

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Users / Re: LightWaveRF
« on: November 18, 2013, 04:13:53 pm »
I am in the process of gutting and re-doing my room (plaster, ceilings and floor) and am hoping to deploy some home automation.

I have downloaded MCE and started playing with it but have a question around LightWaveRF. After searching the forums I found the post where (Sorry I can't post links) someone had asked and were told about the transceiver by RFXCom. If I were to purchase an RFXCom transceiver would I able to control LightWaveRF devices - I am interested in controlling/interacting with a LightWaveRF 2 gang 13 amp socket plug.



We plan to add support for LightwaveRF devices to Dianemo in the first quarter of 2014 if that's of any interest to you. I can't give you anything more concrete right now. The update will be free to anyone with a Dianemo system.

All the best

Andrew

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Marketplace / Update Available - Fix for Spurious DHCP Requests
« on: November 14, 2013, 05:22:17 pm »
We have released an update today that fixes a long standing and irritating bug that would periodically display spurious Orbiter announcements about new devices having been added to a system. These messages should now only appear when a new IP device is actually added to your system.

This fix was pushed to the LinuxMCE SVN at the same time as this bug has been around since the Pluto days.

As usual please run the Dianemo Software Update script to install this and any pending Dianemo or Ubuntu updates to your NC.

All the best

Andrew

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What were the changes? would they be of use to LMCE?

-Thom

Thom - I understand from Uplink that he has already given you access to his tree and the ticket that relates to these changes... all the changes are there. As to whether they will be useful without additional work I cant say.

All the best

Andy

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Marketplace / Update Available - Updated DCErouter
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:55:45 pm »
We have released an updated DCErouter package that fixes a number of bugs and allows the router to be more tolerant of certain device conditions. There are no end-user facing changes in this update.

As usual please run the Updater script to update your system with this update and any other pending updates for either Dianemo or Ubuntu.

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Fios and LMCE
« on: October 08, 2013, 04:42:15 pm »
I have my components in the basement and the tv in the living room. In cold weather I get some issues with hdcp handshake meaning the screen flashes on and off. I am using 25ft mono price inwall rated net jacket HDMI cables. I am going to add ferrite beads and possibly a HDMI repeater. The other thing you will notice is that long HDMI cables are heavy and put strain on your HDMI ports. Take a look at mono prices strain relief adapters that are tighter than the spec and screw into the screw above your port to ensure a strain relieved connection

Run a single CAT5E/CAT6 from the Basement to the Living room and use an HDBASEt CAT5/6 transmitter/receiver to send the HDMI to the room. 25 feet is really at the very limit of what you can reliably do with even very expensive HDMI cable - if its more 2m (6 ft) we always use CAT5/6 and HDBASEt.

All the best

Andrew

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Users / Re: Low energy MCE configuration?
« on: October 08, 2013, 02:14:39 pm »
I'm looking to control lighting and monitor energy in my low energy solar powered house, and in a manner that uses very little energy. I currently have a Dell Mini Inspiron 1012 (Atom processor, 2G memory) that I am planning on using, as it is extremely low energy for a laptop (and I happen to have one available).

With the very limited requirements stated above, can I even get in the ballpark on such a platform?

I'm a Linux lightweight (have used Ubuntu for about 7 years, have worked with Unix/Solaris workstations in the past), so I know my way around Linux in a minor sense.


We have many installations on Atom based hardware and these work particularly well if you don't use any MD's. Typically most modern Atom based hardware has an energy footprint of between 15-23W. If you are'nt running pxe booted MD's, not interested in the LinuxMCE firewall and your not worried about Plug n Play then you can run single NIC and save some energy/complexity. So I would say your Dell mini sounds fine to me for the purposes you want to use your system for.

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: CEC - Anyone (for Denon AVR 1909)
« on: October 03, 2013, 02:47:57 pm »
Thanks Andrew, that's good news and interesting info. Are you using the pulse 8 CEC injector to CEC-enable your Rpi's and other devices?


We used to use Pulse-8's but now we just use Rpi's as they have a CEC enabled GPU. So if we just need CEC control we use a Rpi to do power ON from stand-by on say a SmartTV or on older TV's with no UPnP we use a Rpi with to also provide UPnP capability as well. We have an in-house developed customised Raspbmc image that we use for both these situations.

All the best

Andrew

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