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 on: Today at 04:02:14 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by HA Dave
Many third party softwares have fallen out of favor with the new voice assistants now on the market........
...... If bringing something up to date what should be added/removed?

Hard to say. We/I don't know what we can do with the new X10 wifi interface yet. Speaking (typing) for myself.... I'd like to retain the computer aided capabilities of a PC connected CM15A, with AHP and ALL the plug-ins.... yet not screw with having to run a computer 24/7. I like flags, macros, conditions, timers the whole nine yards. PLUS.... I'd like some of the great tid-bits found in BVC like assigned verbal responses... and listeners. Listeners that could hear other wifi connected devices would be best.   

All this running in/on a pre-programed hub of some sort. Maybe a preloaded cloud connected Arduino (Raspberry Pi) based device. 

 on: Today at 03:33:38 PM 
Started by Ardi - Last post by dave w
Q1.  Can I buy a hardware and connect it to the wire that goes to the second PSC01, to delay the 2nd X10 signal by a few seconds, so that I do not collide two X10 signal at the same time?  If the answer is, you do NOT know, then,  I am surprised that no one has build such a harware for the X10 community.
This is very Rube Goldberg, however this would eliminate need of the CM15A and developing macros.
If you connect the momentary output of a PUC01 Universal Module to the input of second PSC01 PowerFlash and set the PUC01 to the same address as the first PSC01 (still connected to the alarm). you would stagger the transmission of the second PSC01.

 on: Today at 02:44:59 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
Many third party softwares have fallen out of favor with the new voice assistants now on the market.
There are several ways to get these assistants to trigger X10 signals and AHP can see these commands thus enabling smartmacros to be triggered.
So as I contemplate expanding options in some of my programs, Which are essentially AHP add-Ons, I wonder if these are even required anymore.  ::) :'

So I'm left wondering should I create something new for 2018 or bring an old AHP add-on up to date?
If something new maybe an "Alex10tion" and what should it do?
If bringing something up to date what should be added/removed?

 on: Today at 02:15:01 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
I find much of the info on the Authinx "" pages to be out dated and in need of being updated.
The Authinx  "" I find to be more up to date it also seems to offer more x10 devices. ::) :'
Perhaps the reason for more x10 devices is those available are of limited stock. ::) :'

 on: Today at 09:42:20 AM 
Started by Mic_ - Last post by HA Dave
You .... need to activate it with AHP-lifejacket. the trick is finding a USB camera capture device that actually works with the new Windows.....

......... that video capture with the new windows platform, could be the issue.......

For local only viewing a simple solution can be an old XP machine. Or a (still available through Amazon) video switcher... for display on a (lower definition) TV.

Some of the security DVR camera outfits allow for connection of older (lower image quality) cameras. I used an old X10 cam on my Internet viewable (I viewed on my phone) 8 camera unit/system.... until recent months.


 on: Today at 09:26:28 AM 
Started by Ardi - Last post by Brian H
One PSC01 and AHP with CM15A. Sounds like a good way to go.
Or a common X10 address in both.

Years ago. The Smarthome high end features X10 compatibles and early Insteon Modules that could have an X10 Primary Address. Also had a Scene X10 Address feature. So you could program each with the Primary Address and control them individuality.
Then program a common X10 address in the Scene and a different X10 address controls both of them.

I guess a timer module to delay the second PSC01 sending may work. Though the photo cell output would have to be long enough or after started would not reset early.

 on: Today at 08:13:47 AM 
Started by Mic_ - Last post by Mic_
Indeed; when the old x10 went belly up, one could no longer access the x2 and x18 cams via iwatchout. Since the crash however, I was able to view and switch between cams inside active home pro, locally. The observation here, that video capture with the new windows platform, could be the issue. I too moved to IP cams, however, if I can get the x2 and x18 cams to work, I will still use them. Thanks all for the helpful inputs here

 on: Today at 06:42:36 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen

 on: Today at 01:09:57 AM 
Started by Ardi - Last post by JeffVolp
A complete 2-part X10 command with unit code and command takes a minimum of 47 AC cycles, including the 3 cycle gap.  Then there must be an additional 3 cycle gap before the next command is transmitted.  So that means that each complete 2-part command takes almost a second.

You cannot transmit two simultaneous commands because they will overlap and collide with each other rendering both commands useless.

I think the best way to do what you want is to use only a single PSC01 with a CM15A macro triggered by the first command to issue the second command.


 on: December 16, 2017, 10:04:33 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by HA Dave
..... the tech stated it was only available in the US And they had no idea why B:( .............

What the hell is the deal with the way we're treating Canada? B:( We American's have always thought of you guys as one of our own.... and a potential 51st state. It's totally unfair you guys are being treated like this.  :(

Maybe... just thinking out loud here... bunches of you Canadian's should sneak across the border. Then... thinking out loud again... if you'd shoot at our boarder agents, sell us deadly drugs, visit our hospitals and sponge free medical care, illegally vote in our elections and maybe enroll for welfare money.... the American politicians as well as Bill Gates.... might treat you better.

It seems to have worked elsewhere.  rofl

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