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 on: May 22, 2018, 06:13:48 PM 
Started by freeze - Last post by freeze
geeze i feel like a idiot, it has been many moons ago since i operated this and it indeed was on windows XP and i did find the VA11A in my cable drawer. looks like i am going to put that old pentium 3ghz single core machine back in service with  a fresh install of XP. :-\

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 on: May 22, 2018, 01:51:05 PM 
Started by freeze - Last post by Tuicemen
The cm19 only does the switching of cameras and controls the Pan & tilt. The video signal is different and requires a VR36A or simular device which then sends out your video and sound via RCA cable to a video capture card.
Most users used a VA12A or VA13 the VA11A will not work with a newer Windows PC then XP

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 on: May 22, 2018, 11:50:25 AM 
Started by freeze - Last post by freeze
ok i will look that up with the updates, i was hoping to just use the software to view through my pc, signal comes from CM19A usb module . My video adapter or card is a ATI Radeon RX470 4GB if thats what you mean. thanks in advance

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 on: May 22, 2018, 11:17:08 AM 
Started by freeze - Last post by Tuicemen
You need to disable Windows updates for USB devices.
I don't remember the exact way of doing that but a Google search should locate it for you.
I also know the info in in this forum I believe it might be in a thread on using a USB modem.
What video adaptor are you using?

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 on: May 22, 2018, 11:03:28 AM 
Started by freeze - Last post by freeze
I have had x10 cameras half of them not even opened from a kit I purchased a while back. Went to try and get them running again and found out they sold and the software wasnt supported anymore, and as we know its not a loss the vanguard was horrible and it used about 80% of my processor all the time. I need to set up about 6 cameras , i have the cameras a CM19A USB module, VR36A (for composite) and a tilt and pan base which worked great last time i used it with a modification to the CM19A antenna. I need to start from the beginning, I cant get around windows 7 64 not letting me install the correct drivers for the CM19A, it keeps telling me the firecracker drivers it loads are better. Ive tried renaming the drivers i need to the ones it uses and it still wont work. Any help is much appreciated.

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 on: May 22, 2018, 10:51:19 AM 
Started by mldenison - Last post by Tuicemen
There are a few drawbacks with the WM100 currently.
1: No RF capabilities. So remotes won't work with it
2: if your internet goes down you can't control anything with your Phone

Timers and I suspect macros(when/if they come) will still work if the network goes down but if you need to turn something on or off you'll need an extra transceiver.
Users may wish to look at adding a Pi to their CM15A, you can even add a $7 Pi Zero to the inside of a CM15A
 ;>

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 on: May 22, 2018, 09:53:53 AM 
Started by mldenison - Last post by mldenison
Unfortunately, TrendNet has discontinued the wireless usb print server.

Since I now have have a WM100 wifi module, I no longer have to keep my CM15A connected to my PC.  All my timed events are now on the WM100.

I have one lone macro running on the CM15A that turns off an appliance module 15 minutes after being turned on - my bathroom heater.

Once, when/if macros are supported on the WM100, I imagine the CM15A will be permanently retired.

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 on: May 22, 2018, 07:11:10 AM 
Started by mldenison - Last post by rjparker
Also interested if this solution is still viable to allow "untethered" access to the CM15a.

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 on: May 12, 2018, 11:26:09 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
I initially tried this on a Windows Machine and did not like it.
I expected being Windows it would be a simple point and click setup. It was not! :(
Recently I picked up a Pi board (actually two) one to play with and the other to act as a low power PC for my off grid (solar powered) place.
I was hesitant about loading this to a Pi as I'd seen so many people post issues with just that aspect.
Install was simple but not just a point and click like a Windows install. see Pi &HomeGenie for Dummies
I'm not sure why this isn't possible as I had tested HG on Linux many years ago and this was possible.
This is a powerful piece of software however there is a big learning curve which most users aren't willing to undertake. You also need to learn a bit of coding to get any decent macros.
The web UI is sharp and is fairly customizable but I'm still not convinced it is for me. ???
Like so many HA software the original developer has walked away from this and it has been forked.
A newer version was created but from reading configurations from the older builds can't be easily transferred (if at all)
How long I stick with this depends on how stable it is for me. I really don't wish to learn a new programing language but I may be forced to do so if I stick with it. ::) :`)
In the end I may be more worth my while creating something from scratch for myself.
 UltraLite for PCC I believe can be converted to work  on Linux with different X10 drivers.


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 on: May 07, 2018, 06:47:20 PM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
Yes you can use the SmartThings app and control HomeGenie X10 devices,
without a smartThings Hub
This will also give you Alexa control using the SmartThings skill.
the setup for this is simular to that for the SmartCloud (http listener)I created.
http://forums.tuicemen.net/index.php?topic=1219.0

There are a few differences as the device handler sends a different string.
I've not tested the Dim levels yet so they may or may not work for you as is, so feel free to tweak the device handler as you see fit.

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