TCP/IP Ethernet status.

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Postby DavidL » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:17 am

The developer that built MLHAI is still available. The issue is a work prioritization and return on additional investment. Seeing these folks that are interested in ethernet is good, but does it pay for the effort compared to other projects that he could be engaged with? That is the question that Cinemar has with every project.

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Postby Ranger Home Automation » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:24 am

Smooth, makes sense. We just want to see everything supported, LOL.

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Postby Near76 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:19 pm

Count me in for Ethernet as well. HAI is sending me their API for their TCP interface...not sure if it breaks out more than the RS232 does, but I did see that it will allow me to control a Nuvo that is connected to it. MLTCP may be able to utilze send commands at least for now...?
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Ethernet connection

Postby brslatin » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:04 am

I'm waiting for this feature too... (ethernet) to purchase MainLobby...
I'm out of serial ports on my HAI.
What is the cost to implement this feature roughly ??

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Postby cborod » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:22 am

I cannot answer your question about Cinemar pricing for custom programming, but I have to imagine it is expensive.

I can however offer a suggestion you might use for adding more serial ports.

First line is add-in PCI cards with multiple ports. Solid config, reliable and affordable.

You could a;so take a look at digi portservers....1, 2, 8, 16 serial ports over Ethernet. eBay pricing is generally very good, and you're able to scale nicely. They appear as Serial ports on your Windows Computer device manager. Lots of configuration options!

Another thought is Belkin USB<>Serial adapters. I've had as many as 12 on a system running with no problem.
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Postby DavidL » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:42 am

brslatin, cborod has the right idea.
MLHAI will have ethernet added, but it will not be much investment to add a USB to serial adapter in the meantime. Something you likely will need for the next system update.

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Postby cborod » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:16 am

brslatin - I just re-read your post, and realize I mis-read. :oops: You're out of ports on the omni....wowsers....that is a challenge! Ethernet would be the ticket then.
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Postby DavidL » Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:21 am

ah ok, that's two that read too quick (something I am guilty of frequently :( )

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Any Update on TCP/IP

Postby psaport » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:36 pm

Been quite for a few months now.
Any Update on TCP/IP.

Also I still have issue that was reported in the UPB plugin in that I am unable to get MLHAI to load if I enable UPB lighting control plugin.


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