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Remote Control / Re: VeraMobile by MiOS (iOS)
« Last post by PrincessCleavage on Today at 05:53:11 pm »
Still cannot view my Cameras using latest IOS Vera app
Is this being looked into? Anyone?
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General / Re: Vera 6 years later..... Home Assistant!
« Last post by Mike Yeager on Today at 05:44:42 pm »
What is considered to be the go to z-wave USB stick? I'm running a Vera Plus at the moment but that will eventually change as I migrate towards Home Assistant...
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General / Re: No, the grass is not greener on the other side.
« Last post by jeubanks on Today at 05:43:30 pm »

Sorry to hear that.  The HS web interface is dated and not pretty but it is very functional once you get accustomed.  Sorry you didn't post on the HS forum lots would have helped out.  There's several integrators on the forums to help out and I have a plugin that bridges Vera to HS for devices very similar to OpenLuup.

In any event good luck!

I don't really worry about the way it looks, but I have at least an expectation that I should be able to use it to get started - and I found that impossible. Installation was easy, but then I got nowhere. Maybe I should try again, but something at that price should provide a better initial experience.

Yeah at first glance and cursory look through of the interface it's pretty baron.  By design.  If you give it a try and read through some of the getting started guides it's really not that bad and then things start to make sense as to the order and arrangement of things.  HomeSeer is designed around a Plugin concept.  EVERYTHING is a Plugin even the Z-Wave component is a Plugin... because well, maybe you don't run z-wave maybe you're Insteon or old X10 or pure RFx 433 who knows. 
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I connected a RFX to a stationary computer and set up Serial-TCP on the computer.. This worked eventually, but as this serial2ip converter didnt like that the port wasnt closed when vera rebooted, i had to put the following in D_RFXtrx.xml:
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<ioPort>10000</ioPort>
I also added a
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luup.sleep(500) in the L_RFXtrx.lua at line 4274 in the latest release.

Don't know if this will affect a regular USB connected, but my other RFX connected by USB is working fine.

I'd still like to set up something to close the TCP connection on Luup reload, as it takes forever to reconnect(have to wait for the connection to time out).. Any suggestions on that is greatly appreciated!
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General / Re: Is Vera able to receive a http POST ?
« Last post by therealdb on Today at 05:21:07 pm »
No, these are a way to execute any code you want.
You can post any Parameter and then execute some Lua code to change your desired variable.
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General / Re: No, the grass is not greener on the other side.
« Last post by integlikewhoa on Today at 05:12:03 pm »

Sorry to hear that.  The HS web interface is dated and not pretty but it is very functional once you get accustomed.  Sorry you didn't post on the HS forum lots would have helped out.  There's several integrators on the forums to help out and I have a plugin that bridges Vera to HS for devices very similar to OpenLuup.

In any event good luck!

I don't really worry about the way it looks, but I have at least an expectation that I should be able to use it to get started - and I found that impossible. Installation was easy, but then I got nowhere. Maybe I should try again, but something at that price should provide a better initial experience.

Like everything you only get what you put in. It took me twice to make the switch and having only used VERA at the time, when I tried HS I too had similer thoughts as you on the first test. But I wasn't testing with any devices (still married to vera and didnt want to get in to deep) and trying to just poke the surface a bit. It wasn't until the 2nd time almost a year later I invested alot more that I got the true side to come out. By the 2nd time I was fed up with VERA alot more and willing to test more then the 2st time around.

There is so much more to offer and yes everything is in a different place, it looks different, really its alot better when you know where everything is.

Alot of people are willing to help and the forums there are really much quieter due to less issues and alot of people are not new too home automation controllers. I would say that the vast majority are there after they have tried the basic $100.00 all in one systems (wink, vera, smarthtings, iris) and moved on to somthing better.
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General / Re: Vera 6 years later..... Home Assistant!
« Last post by jswim788 on Today at 04:13:13 pm »
OpenHab: Really don't like the interface and I am unsure about the device support.
Z-wave support for openHAB is listed here: https://www.cd-jackson.com/index.php/zwave/zwave-device-database/zwave-device-list/devices

The UI is what it is although keep in mind there are 3 more or less independent UI's: the PaperUI for configuration, the BasicUI for the usual interface, and the HABPanel for kiosk style interfaces.  BasicUI and HABPanel allow for customization.  I would not call the UI's the strong point of openHAB though.
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I apologize in advance for my Noobyness.

Please someone tell me what I am doing wrong.  I have put so many hours into this.

I had the Mi-Light RGBW app working under my old controller.

I have since upgraded my RGBW strips, which required a new controller, and a new Mi-Light WiFi Bridge Box Controller iBox2 Newest 3.0 Version

I now have two zones.  Since the RGBW Vera app only supports one zone. I expected to use two child devices, one for each zone. (am I correct here?)

I successfully linked the Mi-Light bridge to both zones,
I also have two wall mounted panel remote controllers that are also successfully linked.

I had already downloaded the RGBW Vera App and was using it successfully with the old setup.
I downloaded the Zip file from ranneman posted on 5/26 (is there a newer one?)  Unzipped it and uploaded to Vera.
I opened port 5987 on my ASUS router.  (8899 was already opened from my old setup)
Found the Mi-Light IP address and put 192.168.0.72:5987 in the IP in the Advance Tab for the RGBW device
I also tried 192.168.0.72:8899

In summary,  I have my RBGW working perfectly in both zones with my new bridge (I can control with my iPhone) and with my wall mounted controllers.

I can't get the Vera App to enroll.
What am I missing?
Thank you in advance.


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General / Re: No, the grass is not greener on the other side.
« Last post by litby on Today at 03:25:37 pm »

Sorry to hear that.  The HS web interface is dated and not pretty but it is very functional once you get accustomed.  Sorry you didn't post on the HS forum lots would have helped out.  There's several integrators on the forums to help out and I have a plugin that bridges Vera to HS for devices very similar to OpenLuup.

In any event good luck!

I don't really worry about the way it looks, but I have at least an expectation that I should be able to use it to get started - and I found that impossible. Installation was easy, but then I got nowhere. Maybe I should try again, but something at that price should provide a better initial experience.
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could we add support for solax 2 inverters?

Paul
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