Thanks for the information! This is something I have been looking for quite some time. The Vera control plugin for EventGhost would be great, but I don't see the attachment...
Anyway, there is one more step that I am looking for, and that is the ability to read the status of Vera (device or preferably a scene) from EventGhost. I know this probably belongs more in the EG forum, but I wanted to document how I did get things working because it was not in one place that I could find.
My media room setup has z-wave lights, Samsung TV, cable box, Onkyo receiver, and a Windows 7 PC with HDMI out. I continue to have problems with the Onkyo plugin and the TrickTV app for Samsung still has not been released.
I was about to purchase the SQ Blaster to try and solve the TV/Reciever/Cable box control when I realized that I might be able to pull the USB IR receiver off of my PC and plug it into Vera! Well, Vera doesn't recognize it so, no joy there.
My next thought was I have a PC that receives IR commands sitting right next to Vera (network wise) that should be able to do what I want... right? Oh, and I did not want to constantly have Windows Media Center up... I rarely use it.
This brought me down a twisted, winding path. I may not have found the best or shortest route over the river and through the woods, but I did get to granny's house! I needed three programs to eventually talk to Vera from my IR. I will try to detail a little about each.
The first thing is being able to see the IR commands. To do this I used WinLIRC. They did not have my remotes codes so I needed to learn them. There is good documentation for each function and you need to run them as administrator.
Next you need to be able to trigger on the IR code. That's when I found EventGhost (and this thread). Once again, another learning curve, but I think I have the basics enough.
The third piece of my puzzle was how to trigger a Vera scene and the answer was once again in this thread. wget.exe with a few options works great to send http commands to Vera. Thanks conchordian!
Ok, thats a long story, but now I can control the lights with Play/Pause/Stop and when I turn off the TV, have the Onkyo turned off and after 2 min have the lights go off... Now I need to poll Vera to see the status of my scene so when I turn the TV on, I can turn the lights on.
So, back to my question, is there an easy way to poll Vera for the status of a scene from EventGhost?
Thanks for a great forum and all the help everyone!