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  1. Thread: Philips Hue

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    Cortex API? But then xAP route might be just as...

    Cortex API? But then xAP route might be just as good. If using macro type method might be worth linking to the state of a virtual light object to give some aspects of automation. Of course if someone...
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    When you say test send button works, do you mean...

    When you say test send button works, do you mean you select an e-mail in the Send Options menu, then click on Test button then click on Send Now and Cortex then successfully sends that e-mail?
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    I wonder if maybe you are getting multiple supply...

    I wonder if maybe you are getting multiple supply reset events in the middle of Cortex trying to re-initialise? perhaps its worth getting a UPS for the IDRANet side to smooth out the power glitches,...
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    As general commentry: Reflex is really just meant...

    As general commentry: Reflex is really just meant to be a fallback capability because Cortex is so much more than some kind of IFTTT type of logic. Hence we have mainly shown or auto create Reflex...
  5. Thread: H264 IP Cameras?

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    I believe it is possible but expensive so not on...

    I believe it is possible but expensive so not on the imminent horizon. I'm not sure how much the processing load would be reduced. Doesn't the decoding have to be done somewhere outside of the...
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    If you use a non dimmable fluorescent then you...

    If you use a non dimmable fluorescent then you may get different symptoms. For small CFL type lamps you may find that the lamp will not switch off but flicker at 0% - the reason probably being the...
  7. Thread: H264 IP Cameras?

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    In the meantime you might want to experiment with...

    In the meantime you might want to experiment with re-streaming H264 to MJPEG using VLC. I've not tried it - just seen references to this as a possible method. Doing it natively in Cortex is not so...
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    Using a virtual light level sensor as Chris...

    Using a virtual light level sensor as Chris suggests allows you to then utilise integrated automation features driven by the virtual light level object - such as lighting automation. On the other...
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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...
  15. 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...
  19. 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....
  24. 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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