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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by bkenobi on September 12, 2017, 08:25:17 AM »
Honestly at this point, I'm not all that interested in the device.  If it had come out 3 years ago, I would have probably jumped on it, but there's too many other options out there.  Especially seeing the price point for their Wijit stuff (low feature set, higher price than comparable products), I assume the hub will be more costly and lower capability than other solutions.  Add to that the lack of any external interface via an SDK and this is basically a no go for me.  Sad IMO, but that's what I'm expecting.
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tuicemen on September 07, 2017, 10:05:11 AM »
I just got a bit of sad news which may slow the release of an Alexa skill from a third party and even a third party APP.
There will be no SDK  for the X10 hub!
Due to the agreement between the developer and the manufacture this will be to costly to provide.

I'm still hopeful the manufacturer will supply the Wi-Fi GET/POST commands though.

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XTB Products / Re: Meaning of T00CY
« Last post by Jeff on September 06, 2017, 07:03:40 AM »
The noise level is measured each half cycle, and the display is updated continuously.  The T00CY remaining on the display means there is a transient probably each half-cycle when the dimmer triac turns on.  But like I said earlier, the fact that it doesn't induce ringing in the input stage means it should not be a problem for X10 operation.

The "Noise" mode should give you a little more information, showing where that transient is occurring.  It should move out of the X10 transmission window and the noise level should drop as the light is dimmed.

The X field is only updated when it decodes an X10 command, and the F field is only updated when it detects an X10 signal or continuous noise source whose frequency can be measured.

Jeff
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XTB Products / Re: Meaning of T00CY
« Last post by rae8836 on September 06, 2017, 12:00:15 AM »
Hmmmm....  Well, that's a useful explanation. 

I think I've incorrectly associated the events on line one too closely.  If I'm understanding you correctly, the "T00CY" was a single event and the "N.12" is an ongoing noise level?  Or does that mean that the "T00CY" was at a noise level of "N.12" but nothing has occurred since then?  By observation only, it seems to me that I've seen the "N.xx" indicator change without anything changing in the "X__ F__" fields.  Is the "N.12" reading a continuously updated ongoing indication of noise level or is it only updated when an event occurs?
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XTB Products / Re: Meaning of T00CY
« Last post by Jeff on September 05, 2017, 06:31:55 AM »
When I turn on a particular lamp module my XTBM-Pro shows the command and then shows a top line of "T00CY  N.12" and a bottom line of "^NOISE^".

"T" means Transient.  "00CY" means it was apparently a single transient spike that didn't set up ringing in the input stage for a number of cycles, which probably means it had relatively slow rise and fall times.  "N.12" means the amplitude of the transient was 120mV.  And "^NOISE^" means there was a sudden increase in the noise level when that lamp was turned on.

Since this is apparently a single transient with little or no high frequency content, it should not cause a problem for X10 operation.

Jeff
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XTB Products / Meaning of T00CY
« Last post by rae8836 on September 05, 2017, 12:02:27 AM »
When I turn on a particular lamp module my XTBM-Pro shows the command and then shows a top line of "T00CY  N.12" and a bottom line of "^NOISE^".  I know this is noise on the line at an undesirable but not necessarily disabling level, but I can't find a definition of the "T00CY" entry.  I'm thinking that this specific entry might help in trouble shooting.  I did look in the XTBM-Pro documentation but didn't find a description of that particular entry.  Could you provide some enlightenment?
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tuicemen on September 03, 2017, 07:31:35 AM »
What do you think the odds are in hooking up to Alexa and becoming an Authinx skill?
The odds of the x10 hub being able to be controlled via Alexa are very good if the hub ever becomes a reality.
The chances of an official Authinx skill are possible (but unlikely)

I continue to pressure the owner of Authinx for the protocol but his requests to the manufacturer on this go unanswered. :(
Given that the manufacture is currently set against releasing the protocol it may take for a third some time before we see any Alexa skill for it, but I'm hopeful.
Being that this is Wi-Fi an amateur programmer will be able to sniff out it's required calls with wireshark.
I suspect we'll see a skill from a Third party first. ;)
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tony Olson on September 03, 2017, 06:21:02 AM »
What do you think the odds are in hooking up to Alexa and becoming an Authinx skill?



Tony

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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tuicemen on September 01, 2017, 05:37:14 AM »
True, however there are some draw backs to the Broadlink.
You still need a transceiver to place the signal on the power line.
There is no macro possibilities but a cm15 will over come that.
Timers are possible but no dusk dawn settings,though I haven't played to much with timers as my cm15 handles them

I doubt that Authinx can compete with the price point of the Broadlink RM Pro. However if the final release also includes RF capabilities it will be more attractive.
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Brian H on September 01, 2017, 03:28:30 AM »
By the time their Wi-Fi module finally hits the market, if ever.
Many of the X10 enthusiasts will be already using the Broadlink RM.
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