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Offline zednine

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broadlink
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:21:32 pm »
Hi Richard
great work on the updates! it is so much more stable now, and working well.

i see you added broadlink support and i'm excited about that since i have a couple of broadlink devices
is there a how-to section on that yet?
i tried to press the button for discover broadlink devices but its not finding my broadlink rm3 ... is it because its on a different subnet? is there a workaround for that?

also, is it possible to shorten vera concierge to vera? it would be so much easier when giving commands.

Thanks!

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Re: broadlink
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:04:59 am »
Broadlink uses UDP datagrams and UDP broadcast protocols ... so you need to be on the same subnet.

My Plugin has not been accepted yet ... until that is accepted (submitted early last week) you will not be able to use Vera to send commands.

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Re: broadlink
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 07:04:07 am »
My Vera Plugin is now available.
My plugin works with the Vera Concierge Local Server.
You can now Record your IR (and maybe RF commands) via the RM
And use them in scenes or actions in PLEG.
The next step is to add voice commands to Vera Concierge.

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Re: broadlink
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 05:19:40 pm »
will it work as a stand alone with VC?
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Re: broadlink
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 09:19:53 am »
@zedrally
I am not sure what you mean by working stand alone.

My plugin requires the Local Concierge Server to be running.

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Re: broadlink
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 05:08:44 pm »
Do I need to be using VC with Google Home/Mini to access Broadlink?
As  I don't have a google whatever (yet), I'm not sure if it is needed to make your Plug In work.
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Re: broadlink
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 05:57:15 pm »
1) With just the Local Concierge Server (no other compoents) you can:
    Via the Local Concierge config page:
    http://your.local.concierge.ipaddress:8989
    Goto the broadlink page.

     You can discover RM devices, Learn Codes, and Send Codes.
     I have not tested learning or sending RF codes because I do not have an RF device.
2) If you want to use these in a Vera Scene or PLEG:
     a) Configure the Account Information in the Config page of the Local Concierge Server
     b) Do the connectivity test.
     c) You do NOT need to update the Cloud information, that's only needed for Google Home/Google Assistant functionality.
     d) Install the "Broadlink Vera Concierge"  vera plugin.

 When you want to send commands to an RM device using an Action from the above plugin you need 3 arguments:
      a) The Broadlink Device Name (set from the e-Control mobile App, i.e. something like "Living Room")
      b) The Folder Name (from the Local Concierge Server Broadlink page, this is a collection of codes i.e. something like "Samsung TV")
      c) The name of the Code (from the Local Concierge Server Broadlink page, this is something like "Volume Up")

« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 05:59:34 pm by RichardTSchaefer »

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Re: broadlink
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 06:32:36 pm »
Thanks for the detailed explanation.
Living in the Land of Oz, give me a vegemite sandwich. Home Seer, Vera Lite & Edge, Popp, Black Cat Smart Hub & Vera G, Black Cat Lite 1 & 2's a Black Cat Dimmer or 2, then some  Black Cat Cat's Eye PIR's & Door-Window Sensors plus a Z-UNO or 2.