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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2011, 11:11:06 pm »
Finally I've managed to get my Tellstick implementation to operate as expected. Lack of time and lack of a working server (had to do 2 reinstalls by various reasons). The device template is available now, just do a sqlCVS update to pull it from the central repo; important to first get the DCE part and then the IR part).

I'll appreciate any feedback and proposals for further refinements.


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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2011, 02:59:31 am »
Thank you very much Joakim. It works like a charm.
Have you manage to get your hands on the tellstick duo?

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2011, 09:53:16 pm »
No Tellstick Dou yet. I'll contact Telldus; I just though I'd better wait until I had a working development environment.

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2011, 09:56:26 am »
JoakimL,

did you consider doing a C++ device template as oppose to your GSD template?

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2011, 03:38:17 pm »
Yes, that was my initial thought since I've never even seen Ruby code before, C and C++ are my "native" languages. The only thing stopping me was lack of a proper development environment for LMCE and time to set it up.
I have one more project going and since I most likely will work on Tellstich Duo I imagine that to be much better in C++ so I better get going...

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2011, 03:40:59 pm »
JoakimL,

I am looking forward to your quest. I am sure hari will be more than helpful to get you going if you have any questions with regards to dcegen et al.

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2011, 08:56:16 pm »
Thanks for this great post. Please post more on the subject.


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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2011, 07:43:06 pm »
I've had my TellStick controlling 10 lights and one power amplifier for  three months now and so far it works as expected; no negative effects on LMCE observed.

I have one design question: My power amplifier has no remote control options what so ever (classic valve amplifier). I tried to have a device hierarchy with TellStick - Nexa switch - power amplifier. My idea was to have On/Off commands implemented on the power amplifier, these would be sent to the parent. The parent would catch the comands and resend them to it's parent. Since I didn't get this to work properly I' just wondering if I was on the right track or if there is another way of implementing this kind of hierarchical device structure.


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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2011, 07:59:34 pm »
There is no clean way of implementing this.

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2011, 10:51:50 am »
I've had my TellStick controlling 10 lights and one power amplifier for  three months now and so far it works as expected; no negative effects on LMCE observed.

I have one design question: My power amplifier has no remote control options what so ever (classic valve amplifier). I tried to have a device hierarchy with TellStick - Nexa switch - power amplifier. My idea was to have On/Off commands implemented on the power amplifier, these would be sent to the parent. The parent would catch the comands and resend them to it's parent. Since I didn't get this to work properly I' just wondering if I was on the right track or if there is another way of implementing this kind of hierarchical device structure.


/Joakim

Nice to hear that Tellstick and receptors work nice with LinuxMCE.

But where do you buy Tellstick compatible gear from in Europe and/or USA? I looked at Tellstick page and most links I checked don't have (or I couldn't fins them) Tellstick compatible gear on their pages [1], and search also finds nothing on their pages.

I found some compatible gear on this page [2] but there is no webshop and no prices for any of that equipment?!?

So please share links to some web shops that sell Tellstick compatible equipment and I'll add it to WIKI for future reference.

Cheers,
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[1] http://www.telldus.se/products/compability
[2] http://www.nexa.se/FjarrstrombrytareCodeswitch.htm
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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2011, 10:10:04 am »
joakim, do you think you only need to add the deviceid range to the tellstick template to get the duo to work on transmitting? The reason i wonder is that i need a new tellstick and thinking about buying the duo. I cant find any info on it but i guess it uses the same RF transmitter and controller as the regular tellstick.

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2011, 11:48:15 pm »
The only webshop I found that sells the Telldus duo stick is this one:


   
Ber√§knad leverans  2011-07-22 (Expected delivery date, currently not on stock)

(I'm not allowed to post links :-( -so you got to remove the spaces from below link )
ht tp:/ /www .dustinhome.se/pd_5010597726 .aspx

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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2011, 03:21:08 pm »
Hi!

Sorry, I've missed these posts.

First: Availability of the Tellstick Duo: The first batch is apparently sold out and a second batch is in the making in the the plant in China.
But - The Tellstick NET (same as Dou but with Ethernet attachment in stead of USB) arrived to Sweden some weeks ago and should hit the stores any minute now. I'll most likely get an Tellstick Net and start integrating it with LMCE (there are APIs made public).

Second: Most likely the Tellstick Dou have a different device signature, but it's fairly easy to change the device template to accommodate that HW as well. If anybody does have a Tellstick Duo, could you provide me with the output of:
Code: [Select]
lsusb -v

/Joakim
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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2012, 08:56:04 am »
Has there been any progress? have you managed to integrate tellstick with linuxmce? Where are Tellstick available from, any webshops?
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Re: New power controller: Tellstick
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2012, 12:19:03 pm »
did you try http://www.telldus.se/retailer/index ;)?

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