first of all - happy NY
Second - I'm apologizing upfront if I'm at the wrong address, forum or topic line here, I just thought it might be worth asking.
I'm running a Vantage QLink controller in my home, which is used to automate controls, from lights to amplifiers that are powered through simple buttons on the keypads Vantage provides.
I've got access to the Vantage Designer Toolbox, and the QLink programming software executable - as our installer was so kind to let me configure the software side myself. I'm a web developer, and have been maintaining the system for some time now, easy as pie.
We originally purchased the QLink controller from Vantage as a way to provide us with a web interface in Macromedia Flash (now Adobe Flash) in 2003. Then Macromedia got bought by Adobe, and with all things going on like Ipads and Iphones, I'm dumping the whole Flash-as-a-controller-interface idea.
I'm now looking into setting up a simple webpage with a button, that sends a host command to the QLink controller, somehow. And that's where I'd need some information, if available.
I'm looking for a way to talk to the QLink controller over a known IP address (through Vantage IP enabler) and a known port - from one or another webserver-side script.
The Controller nor the IP enabler are able to run a website themselves, so I'm specifically looking for anything to be able to talk to the Controller itself, natively - on the command line (terminal). If I could get this to work, I can figure out the rest myself, and create interfaces for all the known loads and dim stations, as well as the other material that is connected ...
People have been working with this apparently, looking at
Vantage also has a Webpoint, which runs on Microsoft's IIS server, which is a no-go as I'm running Linux throughout the whole home.
If you'd need any more information regarding this issue, or if somebody could point me in some direction, it would be greatly appreciated. And if there is no information to be had here, that's as good an answer as any.
Thanks in advance, and for your time, as well.