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    Karam & Viv if you ever get bored and think "what shall we do now".....

    How about getting Cortex to talk to Sonos? In the same way it does with Squeezebox.

    This would probably make my life complete

    Chris.

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    we don't have Squeezebox or Sonos, so we probably don't understand their capabilities, but were wondering which features would be most useful - co-ordination of music & intercom, use of displays for messages, setting of times for wake-up music, and/or ... ??

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    The simple ability of starting something playing based on presence would be fab. So in the morning walking into the bathroom would trigger Sonos to play a playlist or start a radio station etc.

    Then if moving to other room that has a Sonos zone that would then start there too.

    Nothing too radical all probably possible via Sonos's api, if I knew what that meant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tizwaz View Post
    The simple ability of starting something playing based on presence would be fab. So in the morning walking into the bathroom would trigger Sonos to play a playlist or start a radio station etc.

    Then if moving to other room that has a Sonos zone that would then start there too.

    Nothing too radical all probably possible via Sonos's api, if I knew what that meant!
    This would all already be possible via an IR module if I'm not mistaken . . . I currently have an ITR module in my server room that turns on my amplifier & power to the TV when presence is detected in the room (and off again when presence is removed). Your desire to play a Radio station is the same difference . . .

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    Might there be a way via the xAP interface? I.e. someone already written an application to bridge between Sonos and xAP (and there on to Cortex).

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    >I currently have an ITR module in my server room that turns on my amplifier & power to the TV when ...

    interesting - how many different devices could one ITR module cope with ...

    does every device use unique codes ...

    is every make or model of TV or DVR or whatever, distinguishable ...

    or ... ????

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    Sonos doesn't use IR, it uses Wifi to control the devices, either via an App or dedicated controllers.

    It does have some sort of UPNP exposure I believe but I would have no idea what you do with that.

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    Does is have an SDK or API guide? The beauty of Squeezebox was that it was open-source and fully documented including API. I think Sonos is likely to more propitiatory making the task a lot harder if they haven't provided an API for integration

    Paul

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    >Sonos API ... xAP ...

    had a dig, and found these ...

    first some older stuff - it seems there is or was a Sonos API using UPnP :

    http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?t=9490

    but it's not promising :

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ukha_d/message/124100

    recently, though, there's been this :

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/s...-up-api-to-all

    though need to register etc :

    http://musicpartners.sonos.com/?q=node/21

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    on the subject of xAP :

    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/vbull...port-in-Cortex

    and, more recently :

    http://www.housebot.com/forums/viewt...p?f=1&t=857963

    => Sonos WSC / HouseBot / xAP :

    http://www.housebot.com/forums/viewt...6041&start=255

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    so ... maybe !

    Chris

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. However whilst the odd bit of wiring and Windows drag-and-droppedness I can cope with, the level of programming in these links is completely beyond me. So I guess I'll have to wait until someone else figures it out and then I'll happily join in!

    Karam & Viv I'd you need a guinea pig with Sonos to try out your programming.... That'll be me!

    Chris.

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