I plan to put some effort in integration between Pluto and Misterhouse, but this problems could apply also for integration with any other SW or HW system.
I guess that a lot of features are available already, but must admit, that maybe we users don't know about them enough. So I'd like to get some guidance/advice on following real problems I'm facing at the moment.
maybe it's best to come up with real problems :
1. I'd like to control volume of MD from other devices (web interface on Misterhouse, keypad or infrared remote in automation system, etc....)...
What is proper an easiest way - to create device as volume control and then some scenario to carry settings from that volume device to Xine player or have device sending messages to certain player or any third way ?
2. I'd like to control some other media player from Pluto Orbiter interfaces - for instance I have media player with Misterhouse (that outputs to several different stereo channels on core) being it's parent device. How can I make Pluto to generate room with all needed media scenarios and just send messages to its parent device (I know I could maybe create another 'dummy' MD and mimic its XinePlayer device with Misterhouse - but not quite elegant way) ?
3. I have player on MD with ambient music. In random time intervals I'd like gradually lower volume, pause it, play random/next wav message from certain directory (they are prerecorded) and then gradually increase volume back to normal. Can I make anything similar right now with scenarios ? It would be great learning example what can scenarios do...
4. I have liquid level, air pressure, liquid flow, heat pump, outside pond, brightness, air quality, window/door open/closed ... sensors in my new Pluto setup. At the end, those are just simple devices driven by parent device (Misterhouse, standalone program, etc..). How to properly add them to Pluto system and particularly - how to show them on floorplans ?
I know we're currently in feature freeze and hurry, but it seems important to me to discuss such questions. What I'd like to have is general possibility to add device type to Pluto, specify its category (like security, HVAC), icon, commands/data/events and from here on Pluto recognizes such device same as others. That would trully open Pluto for integration with all kinds of devices that exist nowadays.
Thanks in advance,