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    Hi Karam, Thanks for the prompt reply. I...

    Hi Karam,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    I don't think anything has changed from the Idratek side of things, I've not run any software updates for a while now and definitely not done anything on...
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    Philips Master LEDs flickering when dimmed

    Hi all,

    I hope everyone has had a good start to 2019 :cool:

    Has anyone else noticed a flicker when dimming their LED GU10 bulbs recently? I mainly use the older Philips Master 6W bulbs and they...
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    IPD 001 Power supplies

    Hi all,

    It seems to be quite quiet on here these days!

    I have 2 IPDs at the moment and they both have their own power supplies. I think one may be on it's way out, which got me thinking ......
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    Remembering Light States

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to how to store the existing states of a number of lights prior to them all being turned off? I know it sounds a bit abstract so I'll put it in...
  5. Thread: Cabling advice

    by Nad
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    Wow ... resurrection from all the way back in...

    Wow ... resurrection from all the way back in 2009 :D
    I think I'm on my 3rd (and probably final) incarnation of the idratek installation now!

    I generally tend to use the pink C-Bus cable for the...
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    I thought I'd share what I've found too ... I...

    I thought I'd share what I've found too ...

    I have a number of circuits on QLDs and they all run Philips LEDs. However I have 2 types of Philips LEDs as the original 6w master series which I had...
  7. Thread: Windows 10

    by Nad
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    Finally got around to rehousing the Cortex...

    Finally got around to rehousing the Cortex installation on to the new Windows 7 machine :cool:

    All in all, it was relatively painless, the license transfer worked like a charm with no issues what...
  8. All in all sighthound has been pretty good. The...

    All in all sighthound has been pretty good. The detection algorithms used are very good indeed and it does do a very good job of identifying people (the camera angle plays a big part in accuracy and...
  9. This got me thinking and I was pondering about...

    This got me thinking and I was pondering about the possibility of off-loading the motion detection part to another application and then feeding that back into Cortex so off to Google I went ... as...
  10. I've had a go and I have to say that I'm not...

    I've had a go and I have to say that I'm not having much joy at all :(

    To put things into a bit more context ...I have 2 cameras at the front of the house, one looking over the drive way and one...
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    I did our 1st install back in 2009 and that was a...

    I did our 1st install back in 2009 and that was a very small simple installation with just some lights and heating under Idratek control, it was so successful and became such an integral part of the...
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    Controlling wet underfloor heating

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on how better to control a wet underfloor heating system? Has anyone any thoughts on how to analyse the rate of fall and then engage the boiler...
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    Hi all, I just wanted to let anyone who is...

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to let anyone who is thinking of using a Hikvision camera know that the following URL in Cortex is working!

    http://ip/streaming/channels/2/picture

    This URL is for...
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    Hi Karam, Test link works just fine so I guess...

    Hi Karam,

    Test link works just fine so I guess its something to do with the compatibility of the Hikvision camera. Anything else i can try?

    Thanks,
    Nad
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    Hi Karam, I don't use firefox but I installed...

    Hi Karam,

    I don't use firefox but I installed it just to run the test and it worked with no issues. Its the same with Chrome.

    I get the prompt for user name and password when I use...
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    Cortex and Hikvision IP Cameras

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience on getting the Hikvision IP cameras working in Cortex? I've set the substream to MJPEG and am using the URL given by Hikvision but nothing...
  17. Thread: Re-install time

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    I was considering having a dedicated backup...

    I was considering having a dedicated backup machine for Cortex to fallback onto but I couldn't really justify the cost of another machine when I have another machine that only gets used for more...
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    Excellent! Thanks Viv :cool:

    Excellent! Thanks Viv :cool:
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    I considered the upgrade to W10 for the new...

    I considered the upgrade to W10 for the new machine but W7 will continue to get security updates through to 2020 (extended support - January 14, 2020) so didn't see the point especially considering...
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    Display macro text in DFP

    Hi all,

    I've written a macro to do a power cycle on one of the QRH channels and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to get a DFP to display the action message as text ranter than speak...
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    I've had AVG Free running on mine for as long as...

    I've had AVG Free running on mine for as long as I can remember with no issues. I'll probably switch over to Panda on the new one though.
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    Fun with a MAIN Unvented hot water cylinder

    Hi all,

    We've had one of the above units installed and it looks like there is nowhere to get a temperature reading out to Cortex from. I spoke to their technical support and they said the only...
  23. Thread: Windows 10

    by Nad
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    I personally think its not a very good idea to...

    I personally think its not a very good idea to leave these systems running on operating systems that are long past their support life cycles. If these were systems that were not connected to the...
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    Yup, I had that unchecked :o

    Yup, I had that unchecked :o
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    Problems with DFPs and Menus

    Hi all,

    I was trying to setup a menu on one of the DFPs in a test DB I've created to test all the electrical circuits. So the plan was to leave a DFP with a menu structure so the electrician can...
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