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DragonK

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2011, 09:07:11 pm »
If you look at code for the VistaICM2 for example, we have code for setting the house mode,

but we also have code for intercepting sensor data from the panel as well, so LinuxMCE can react to the various sensors connected.

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Thom,
I got the protocol sheet. Which would be the best example to follow, The VistaICM2 or Apex Destiny?
If posible I want to use the alarm panel's PIR's as motion detectors........ or am I aiming to high?

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2011, 09:09:53 pm »
You can look at either, for an example.

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2011, 05:56:10 am »
Hate to bump just for the sake of bumping.....

Any word? I'm this (-----) close to dropping the money for the NX-8E panel and and RS232 connector board.
Just wondering how much functionality anyone has accomplished.

Can the security mode be set using DCE commands?

I'm not really concerned with setting off events from tripped sensors as of yet. I just have family members that never remember to set anything and would like to be able to arm/disarm remotely.

And yes Tom i'm one of those users that has been toying with LMCE for a couple years and haven't contributed anything but if were close and have something workable i'm fully willing to trash my personal system over and over again in a trial and effort way of figuring it out.  ;D
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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011, 09:44:45 am »
To my knowledge, no code has been committed for this device template. Somebody needs to do that, and my plate is currently very full.

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2011, 06:08:44 am »
Fair enough....

Think I'll order this weekend.  Let you know how it goes.

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2011, 02:26:59 am »
Hey all, just an update on where things are at. I've still been pecking away at various bits on and off - but spent last night rewriting a lot of the code with a new approach so should be able to spend my time actually making progress not dealing with other issues.

I'll try to push a weekly update on here - if you don't see anything, give me a PM poke and I'll get off my laurels (again).

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2011, 04:33:06 am »
Hey all, just an update on where things are at. I've still been pecking away at various bits on and off - but spent last night rewriting a lot of the code with a new approach so should be able to spend my time actually making progress not dealing with other issues.

I'll try to push a weekly update on here - if you don't see anything, give me a PM poke and I'll get off my laurels (again).

Okay, slampt has complained this update wasn't exciting enough... *pops confetti cannon*

Where things are at: I've partially written a generic NX8E comms library, it can send and receive messages over the wire to the NX8E. Now I'm implementing all the messages we need to do simple things. When those things are testing and working, I'll create a device template and code it up to talk DCE back to LinuxMCE.

Phase 1 = Simple Zone status.
Phase 2 = Bypassing zones, managing codes, etc - thoughts/suggestions guys?

I might end up throwing together a few quick standalone tools as well.

I'm excited! </BigKev></AussieJokes>

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2011, 03:57:07 am »
The main features on most alarm panels are:-

1)   set alarm away

2)   set alarm home (PIR's disabled)

3)   set entry/exit door to immediate

4)   disable alarm

Sometimes, but not always, 2 & 3 are combined.


If you can configure the above, that will do most people.

Anything extra is icing on the cake as it can still be accomplished from the actual alarm control panels.

YMMV.

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2011, 09:15:50 am »
Fantastic, keep up the good work.  I have a NX-8E panel I have just been using stand alone for over a year so anything in this area is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your hard work.
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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2011, 11:04:45 am »
Hi Pwned

Have you had any progress with the Caddx plugin?


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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2011, 02:44:04 pm »
When ready, please talk to us in the #linuxmce-devel channel.

We will need to get you to create a device template and run DCEGen etc (assuming this is a C++ device), as soon as possible.

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2011, 04:55:27 am »
Yeah I'll come have a chat to you guys on IRC in a few days I reckon, just dealing with a small checksumming issue on my comms library and then it should be on like donkey kong.

The library/app is a .NET assembly that runs under mono, so I'm thinking to get things done to start with I'll P/Invoke the existing libraries to talk DCE back to the DCERouter (and maybe write a native .NET lib for it later).

Might be easiest if I set up an Ubuntu PPA to push builds through, will chat to you guys about this in any case (was also thinking about helping restructure the existing LinuxMCE packages if thats something that people want doing?).

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2011, 10:47:28 am »
yikes, dude... *thwap-you-upside-the-head*

This is why you talk to us beforehand.

You should do the library either in C++ or Ruby.

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Re: Is anybody using the GE NX-8E for their alarm panel?
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2011, 10:52:39 am »
yikes, dude... *thwap-you-upside-the-head*

This is why you talk to us beforehand.

You should do the library either in C++ or Ruby.

hahah, yeah the lib is part of a bigger project so no go there, I'll jump on IRC some time and have a chat to you :P