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    Just as a point of discussion ... The 'Occupied...

    Just as a point of discussion ... The 'Occupied time out' parameter is really just there to safeguard against occupancy status errors rather than being the normal means of clearing occupancy status. ...
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    The original poster said: "2) What control...

    The original poster said:

    "2) What control options are there other than just the mobile plugin? Being the garage door, I don't want to have to get my phone out, unlock it, open the app, login,...
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    As far as I'm aware I think they changed their...

    As far as I'm aware I think they changed their mind somewhat, perhaps temporarily, who knows what Microsoft plans these days ...Anyhow recent versions of desktop Skype still seem to be working ok...
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    First thing is - why has the PC fallen over? Can...

    First thing is - why has the PC fallen over? Can you provide more detail about the platform - operating system and which version of Cortex you are running. Is it doing anything else besides running...
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    Anyone using NUC and/or Windows 8.x Pro?

    Just trying to get feedback from anyone using an NUC platform. Also anyone using Windows 8.x Pro. (For Cortex).

    You can reply here or just e-mail direct to me.
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    There are a variety of ways to make a light come...

    There are a variety of ways to make a light come on for a timed period but to some extent it also depends on what other automation is configured to be acting on that same light. If the light is not...
  7. There is an option check box in the Autoupdate...

    There is an option check box in the Autoupdate Menu (Announce advice of newer versions) which also controls the annunciation after the update. However we have discovered with the most recent update...
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    There was little demand for the XGW module (and...

    There was little demand for the XGW module (and X10 in general) so we stopped making it some years ago. However you can still use the direct PC serial interface route if you have a PC that supports...
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    I think the devices you have suggested are...

    I think the devices you have suggested are probably ok. They are somewhat lower resistance than the ones which I think Chris might be using (10R vs 50R at 25C). This of course translates to less...
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    Yes, there are various presentation formats...

    Yes, there are various presentation formats provided. The Cortex mobile style is somehat different in that it is an HTML5 presentation which sits on top of the basic web server and gives a much more...
  11. Should be, and hopefully also to make it...

    Should be, and hopefully also to make it automatic. I have done something similar though a bit more complex than this somewhere - where the blinds close if it is bright enough AND the room...
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    Speech recognition: Sorry, this is a known issue...

    Speech recognition: Sorry, this is a known issue with Windows 7 and 8 which we have yet to address.

    As Chris suggests, the DRB relay is likely spot welding. Unfortunately LEDs, CFLs and SMPS tend...
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    You could use an off the shelf video splitter to...

    You could use an off the shelf video splitter to allow the video to be routed to multiple destinations including the digitiser. If your TV has a SCART socket and this isn't being used for other...
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    If you're just looking for modest...

    If you're just looking for modest resolution/accuracy (which sounds like it) then you can use an off the shelf thermistor probe wired into a QAI module. Typically these will be NTC thermistors with...
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    If the module status indicator doesn't flash when...

    If the module status indicator doesn't flash when you plug it in live, then either there is a problem with power reaching it (e.g. power bus wiring connections in the plug) or a fault on the module....
  16. Thread: "Super" reflex

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    Our use of the terms Cortex and Reflex is...

    Our use of the terms Cortex and Reflex is probably not far off the analogy mark. There is a huge difference. Switching a light on by pressing a button isn't simply a matter of the button sending a...
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    Probably getting into the realms of using your...

    Probably getting into the realms of using your own coding for greater flexibility with access to the signals via the API.
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    You may find the legacy relay object is useful...

    You may find the legacy relay object is useful for creating such virtual objects
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    Yes you use Object Action, then find the Macro...

    Yes you use Object Action, then find the Macro name in the Object list and then choose the way you wish to invoke the Macro i.e with Start, Start pending or Continue (see help to understand...
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    Pulse counting was included in that FWV, but a...

    Pulse counting was included in that FWV, but a newer one (05) exists for the PLT which fixes some bugs elsewhere that you will probably not have noticed. Please contact us directly and I'll send this...
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    There is an existing behaviour for the light...

    There is an existing behaviour for the light object (At lighting up time and dark to turn on, lighting off time to turn off). Or would this not cover the full requirement?
  22. Thread: Logic Objects

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    Non native objects such as X10, Rako and HomeEasy...

    Non native objects such as X10, Rako and HomeEasy are classified under 'Other automation network objects'. So they are specific objects but which attempt as much as possible to look like an IDRATEK...
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    Apologies for the confusion. It has probably...

    Apologies for the confusion. It has probably stemmed from early units not having this capability. Will have to do a datasheet update. In fact all modules with digital inputs, except for the SLD, QLD...
  24. Could you elaborate a bit further on what you...

    Could you elaborate a bit further on what you want to achieve? I.e Is the towel rail the source of heat for the room such that it is directly responsible for room temperature control? Or is it just...
  25. Thread: Logic Objects

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    I suppose historically a boiler has not been seen...

    I suppose historically a boiler has not been seen as an abstracted object in its own right but rather something that is expected to be actioned by a physical relay hence the boiler object can be...
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