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Hi
has anyone here programmed a RTI xp-8?
post #242 of 250
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Originally Posted by yin View Post

Hi
has anyone here programmed a RTI xp-8?

Via iRule?? Yes. Requires creating a new remote in ID. As far as I know, you can only control via IR and not use serial commands with the serial cables connected to the XP-8.

I do not know how to have iRUle find the XP-8 on the network and control it completely. Not sure it can be done.

Mark Rubin here is the XP-8 expert. PErhaps he can chime in.
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Via iRule?? Yes. Requires creating a new remote in ID. As far as I know, you can only control via IR and not use serial commands with the serial cables connected to the XP-8.

I do not know how to have iRUle find the XP-8 on the network and control it completely. Not sure it can be done.

Mark Rubin here is the XP-8 expert. PErhaps he can chime in.

I think IR control of the XP-8 is the only option

I think iRule is a great program but the iPanel app from RTI is superb

my opinion only!
post #244 of 250
Have you guys seen the iPod Touch remote device from Savant or the iPanel from Crestron? Is it possible to make these hard button add on's work with iRule?
post #245 of 250
Mani or Jeff,

Can you please share your panel(s) in iRule that contain Feedback? I believe they were available for a time but they no longer seem to be there. As Jeff suggested earlier it would be quicker if others can see how it was done and reverse engineer it from there for their specific application.

Many thanks indeed

Blade
post #246 of 250
Has anyone managed to integrate iRule into a Landmark system using the existing systems IR cards serial controllers? Ir there a way to capture the commands that the landmark system using and send it with the iRule? I have quite a few devices etc. to control, so it would be a lot easier to use the existing IR, Serial etc controllers that are part of the original system. Thanks, for any help!


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Originally Posted by George7806 View Post

Has anyone managed to integrate iRule into a Landmark system using the existing systems IR cards serial controllers? Ir there a way to capture the commands that the landmark system using and send it with the iRule? I have quite a few devices etc. to control, so it would be a lot easier to use the existing IR, Serial etc controllers that are part of the original system. Thanks, for any help!

I haven't researched iRule much. However, if iRule has the capacity to create custom device modules, then in theory it should work fine. If iRule can do custom modules, and/or custom serial strings, then I would do the following:

- Create a custom device module in iRule, using distinct serial commands (i.e. button 1 = "btn001", button 2 = "btn002", feedback event = "fdbck001", etc...)
- Create a "GenCombo" device in Landmark. Do this by going to the "Inventory page" in Landmark. Under "equipment types", click the "ADD" button. A dialogue window will appear, then select "Combination", then click next. Give it a identifiable name, and toolbar location (so you can locate it to drag into your project). Click next. Click "Add RS-232", leave the name Serial 232 on popup, then click "Ok". Then click next. You can click "Next" on the bitmap page without assigning one. You'll see a status page "assigning serial rs-232 attributes", then click next. The next page is for your "Commands" (i.e. the strings you'll be sending to iRule). Select the desired baud rate & serial parameters. Enter any command names and associated serial strings here. Click next. The next page is the "Event" page. This is where Landmark looks for incoming serial strings from iRule. Enter event names and associated strings here. Click next, and then click "Finish". You've just created the link between Landmark and iRule.
- Now go to the tab in which you created your "Gencombo" device on the Landmark "Design" page. Drag and drop into the desired room/page. Hit "F5" to spec hardware. This will populate the new GenCombo device onto a RS-232 card in your cardframe view.
- On the "program" page, under the room in which your placed your GenCombo device. Select the device and you will see the "Event" strings for the device you just created. This is where you add the programming. Whenever Landmark Gencombo device sees "feedback event 1", then do XYZ.
- If you need to add more Gencombo commands or feedback events, you can go back to the inventory page, find the device, and click "Edit". Make sure you save your work. smile.gif This is a laborious process, but it should work just fine.

Thanks for the fun memory of creating Landmark Gencombo devices. Brings me back to my days at PHAST/AMX.

Good luck!

Michael
post #248 of 250
Anyone here use irule with Kindle Fire HD? I'm thinking of switching to this.
post #249 of 250
Digging up an old thread as I've been fiddling a fair bit with feedback from my Oppo.

Using all the advice above I've got feedback working pretty well but Audio Type seems to have some issues. Based on my testing it seems that some audio types aren't reported correctly. First problem was with SACD passing DSD direct to my processor. The audio type feedback display doesn't change from whatever it was previously. This makes me think that the Oppo either isn't returning any update or is returning a code that isn't in the manual. Playing MLP from DVD-A returns "Unknown" so that's not the problem. DTS encoded CDs do the same thing and most bizarrely so does plain old red book CD.

Is anyone able to test this and confirm ?

Also parsing the feedback using prefix "UAT " and suffix " *" returns just the two letter code for audio type which can be replaced with the full name. Using prefix "UAT * * * " gives the channels ie 2.0, 5.1 etc. So two iRule feedbacks can be used on the same Oppo response to show something like "Dolby True-HD 5.1".

Cheers,
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. This makes me think that the Oppo either isn't returning any update or is returning a code that isn't in the manual.
I had to use Docklight scripting to see exactly what codes were being returned with Irule.
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