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    Thanks Viv for Your reply. I did what You...

    Thanks Viv for Your reply.
    I did what You suggested in 5 minutes and it works 100% :-)

    Stan.
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    Foreign characters and internationalization

    Hi,

    I don't know if this is relevant for many users, but I have two internationalization issues with Idra:

    1. My object names are in Polish with several characters specific to our language....
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    Dimming high power halogen lamps from Idra

    I have a set of halogen lamps ca. 1000W in total. I would like to be able to dim them from Idra. QLD and SLD dimmers can't service that power. I would like to use an external dimmer driven by 1-10V...
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    Cortex operation lag

    I have a pretty large Idratek installation controlling over 100 light points and other actors around the house.
    Every few weeks, my installation starts lagging. A noticable delay (1-3 seconds)...
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    We had exactly the same issue... with a scary...

    We had exactly the same issue... with a scary announcement that the system would shut down. I haven't checked the exact causes and assumed it was caused by the time shift.
  6. Thanks Viv, I am waiting for the fix. It seems to...

    Thanks Viv, I am waiting for the fix. It seems to me the 'disarm at a given time' functionality did work in a previous version of Cortex (several months ago), but stopped working after an upgrade.
  7. How can I automatically disarm the night alarm at a given time?

    How can I automatically disarm the night alarm at a given time?
    The 'Automatic disarm enable' option doesn't disarm the night alarm at the time given in 'Auto Arming stop time' nor at any other...
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    Setup dwell time for digital inputs

    Hi all
    I have a garage door closure sensor connected to a digital input on a QRI. When the door closes, the sensor state changes 3 times in a very short time 'closed/opened/closed' instead of one...
  9. Thread: Voice ...

    by stachoo
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    Another voice provider

    I'm successfully using voices from http://www.ivona.com in my HA setup. For me quality is really excellent
    Kimberly is a very nice US-English voice, they seem to have a few decent UK-Voices too....
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    I have just found, the display update problem...

    I have just found, the display update problem happens every time I restart the network or even if I reboot a pannel using a reflex command. After quite long time (say an hour) from network start, the...
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    Hi Karam, I have checked the points You asked...

    Hi Karam,
    I have checked the points You asked for:

    In the menu annunciation options, is the Display Prompts check is enabled

    When I action a menu the DFP display object behaviour window shows...
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    DFP display update problem

    Hi All,

    After the last tweeting of my Cortex configuration, my DFP displays have stopped updating. When I press a button to trigger a menu - such as HVAC, Alarm Pro or a custom menu, I can hear...
  13. Thread: Garage Doors

    by stachoo
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    We're using Normstahl. It works pretty fine, but...

    We're using Normstahl. It works pretty fine, but the command and control options are quite limited - there is just one input for opening and closing that works as a toggle, so there is no way to be...
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    You were probably right. The problem was solved...

    You were probably right. The problem was solved after I have rebooted my PC and might have been related to sound or SAPI.
    Thank You
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    macro freezes on "Trigger object" command

    I am running cortex 25.0.15 under Windows XP. Each time I try to run a macro containing a "Trigger object" command (ex. to switch a light on), the macro 'freezes' on this command (precisely - after...
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    Viv, talking about HVAC-s and temperature...

    Viv, talking about HVAC-s and temperature sensors, there seems to be an inconsistency in Cortex, when several temperature sensors are connected to one HVAC and the HVAC is configured to be driven by...
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    Well, It took me while to get back to the...

    Well,
    It took me while to get back to the problem, but I got it working the way Karam suggested. I have configured a 'virtual light object' and connected its State output to the 'pulse on' object...
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    Out of my experience and from what I hear from...

    Out of my experience and from what I hear from people using alarm systems in their houses, false alarms are mostly (if not always) caused by sensors - not by the system to which those sensors are...
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    Thanks Karam, This is exactly the kind of...

    Thanks Karam,
    This is exactly the kind of solution I was looking for. I didn't know it was possible to have virtual relay objects that don't have a corresponding physical module. I will try it ASAP.
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    Thanks Chris, I have fire/gas/water and other...

    Thanks Chris,
    I have fire/gas/water and other sensors connected to the system, but haven't configured them yet to trigger alarms. In the new Cortex Alarm Pro, there is very nice functionality to...
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    Cortex and dimmable fluorescent lamps

    In several places throughout my house, I am using dimmable fluorescent lights. Such lights, require special dimmable ballasts.
    There are 3 methods to control such ballasts.

    1. Via analogue 1-10 V...
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    Fully integrated alarm

    Hi All,
    Very interesting alarm thread indeed.
    For my installation, I have been quite brave and have decided to go for a fully integrated approach - I am using Idratek as my alarm system. Inside...
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    House occupancy for HVAC fallback mode

    When I left my house for a few days for Christmas, I expected HVAC to go into the low temperature 'fallback' mode 24 hours after I left the house.
    In practice it never did - some of my PIR sensors...
  24. Karam, I have just performed the analysis and...

    Karam,
    I have just performed the analysis and I'm sending You the results below. The PIR indicator didn't go off after the the analysis and it didn't go off after a network stop and restart.
    Two...
  25. Night alarm now OK, but Cortex seems to be missing messages

    Viv,
    Thanks very much for Your prompt answer and remedy for the night alarm problem. I have tested it and it works without any problem.

    Regarding the external PIRs, I have mesured the input with...
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