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    Thanks Karam. I am currently using VNC as my...

    Thanks Karam.

    I am currently using VNC as my EPIA does not auto start when power goes off and for some reason, was never able to have Cortex autostart, hence VNC, log in and start manually. The...
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    Some questions and advice please...

    I have not had the need to mess with my Idratek system for a while - has it has worked well and has been stable. However, circumstances dictate that I have to make some changes, hence questions...
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  3. Finally got my RTX-401 module plugged in and can...

    Finally got my RTX-401 module plugged in and can confirm that it works with a HE304 on/off receiver switch. My RTX-401 is actually mounted in a standard (metal) pattress indoors in the porch and the...
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    Idratek enabled speaker / chime

    I am currently modifying a door chime (Friedland Harmony), using a DIO to make it "Idratek friendly". Unfortunately, I do not have a spare cable to run directly to where I am mounting the door chime....
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    Telephone / generic AUI module

    Is it possible to integrate my AUI door bell to a DECT telephone system? I think there are some off the shelf door intercoms that allow this.
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    "Super" reflex

    Hi Karam, I think you may have mentioned sometime ago that you had given some thought to a "firmware" module, where more advanced reflex actions can be stored. My main issue is that I am running...
  7. Feature Request: MAC authentication in Cortex

    Just a request, please. Currently Cortex supports authentication via IP address but not by MAC address. I am currently using my router to dish out IP addresses based on MAC, but it would be nice if I...
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    RTX-401 - sounds fantastic! PCE-001 - I...

    RTX-401 - sounds fantastic!

    PCE-001 - I presume 2 of these would be required to create a ethernet "bridge" ?
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    I think Home Easy is likely to be the most...

    I think Home Easy is likely to be the most straightforward solution. The RPi solution is tempting .... I did think about it but require a wired (ideally) network connection (which I can provide using...
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    Managed to figure it out and got the program...

    Managed to figure it out and got the program running using the shell command from a suitable macro. My video capture card only has vfw drivers and is not WDM compatible - so not easy to transfer...
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    My Skype connection still seems to work (but then...

    My Skype connection still seems to work (but then again, I don't think I have "upgraded" skype). Have had a free weekend and been playing... I have tried to use a SIP client but is there any way for...
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    I wasn't even going to mention linux.... I was...

    I wasn't even going to mention linux.... I was tempted though. I would be very interested in the HomeEasy - I did think about it, and to use a DIO to control a transmitter type device - cannot...
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    Can't work - the whole idea is not to use a...

    Can't work - the whole idea is not to use a button....
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    I am thinking about it - currently the water to...

    I am thinking about it - currently the water to the annexe comes from the main house. We might apply for a separate water supply, and I can then use the current piping. Hence, the "cost" I mentioned...
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    There is really no option to get a cable across...

    There is really no option to get a cable across without a lot of cost! With money, anything is possible! A circuitous route would take about 50m - might be hitting cable length limits?

    1. X10 - I...
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    Wireless lighting control

    Hi! Does anyone know if it is possible to control outdoor lights using either a wireless module or somehow through a powerline type device? I have a detached garage converted to a granny flat about...
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    Good to hear, Viv. Any thoughts about getting SIP...

    Good to hear, Viv. Any thoughts about getting SIP to do away with Skype? PJSIP as per my link earlier seems good - I think just requires the DLL installed, but much easier with linux :)
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    Oh! I have sent you an email whether I can return...

    Oh! I have sent you an email whether I can return the QRI over to you to see if firstly, the diagnosis is correct, and secondly, whether it can be repaired. I would not want to replace it if possible...
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    Been looking for current limiters - cannot really...

    Been looking for current limiters - cannot really find any on this forum! Perhaps not looked hard enough? Anyway, is this...
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    Thanks Karam - thought that might be the case....

    Thanks Karam - thought that might be the case. The lamps are 50W equivalents (x6). Have sent an email to discuss possible options. Just a thought - is it just LED replacements that are a potential...
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    Tried turning off the 12V supply to the QRI and...

    Tried turning off the 12V supply to the QRI and unplugging the connector - light remains on.
    When the MCB is switched off, the light goes off but comes back on when the MCB is switched on,...
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    Tried that as well - did not work. Funnily...

    Tried that as well - did not work. Funnily enough, when the power to the QRI is turned off and turned on, it sounds like the relay clicks, so the relay probably has not got physically "stuck". Not...
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    QRI Relay Problem

    Hi! Have s strange issue - one of the relays in one of my QRI modules seems to have got "stuck". It remains on regardless of what I do - Cortex thinks the light is off, but in actual fact it is on....
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    This is why I am keen on open source and avoid...

    This is why I am keen on open source and avoid windows! I have been trying to circumvent the Skype issue in my own set up, but unfortuantely, time is a major issue for me. I hate the Skype app on my...
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    Viv - is it possible to integrate this into...

    Viv - is it possible to integrate this into cortex itself? I am trying to build an android client, but not a lot of time for hobbies! My goal really is to to build some sort of video intercom...
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