Thermostat support?

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Thermostat support?

Postby MikeA » Fri May 13, 2011 11:21 pm

What is the latest status on this plugin? I used the beta and it did lighting control
nicely but thermostat control was "coming soon". I would purchase if thermostat control
as well as both x10 and zwave support was included.
Thx.
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Re: Thermostat support?

Postby AdminWes » Sat May 14, 2011 10:29 am

Hi MikeA,

X10 and ZWave is already supported in the plug-in. In fact, any device that is setup through HomeSeer is supported. HS MobiLinc doesn't know about INSTEON vs ZWave vs X10. There are all HomeSeer devices to HS MobiLinc.

Thermostat support is still on our to-do list. We've run into some challenges with this support to make it generic for all thermostats in HomeSeer. The backplane interface to HomeSeer across all thermostats seems to be inconsistent (and inconsitnetly supported by the different thermostat vendors). All still possible, but presenting some challenges.

As others speak up for thermostat support we will raise this in our priority queue.

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Re: Thermostat support?

Postby MikeA » Sat May 14, 2011 11:13 pm

Ok.
Just for the record thermostat support is the only thing that is really
useful for me. Being able to turn the thermostats on and off while traveling
is a requirement. Turning lights on and off isn't important.
Mike
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Re: Thermostat support?

Postby AdminWes » Sun May 15, 2011 3:18 pm

Hi Mike,

I understand completly. This too, is important for us to get right. The issue is with the fragmented thermostat backplane support in HomeSeer for 3rd party devs. We are struggeling a little with bridging all the different thermostat brands together into one cohesive interface. If others are reading this, please speak up for your interest in HomeSeer and Thermostat support in MobiLinc. As we hear from others this will push the priority up.

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Re: Thermostat support?

Postby jack » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:48 pm

I too vote for thermostat support. Sixty dollars for a product that just turns a device on? No dim, no device status, no thermostats and how about lock support? Is this correct?

If I am wrong I would be a happy man as this seems like a great idea.

I just joined and wanted to purchase this but....

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Re: Thermostat support?

Postby AdminWes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:59 am

Jack,

Thanks for your vote. We've however, placed our thermostat support on hold. The current HomeSeer back end does not lend itself well to universal thermostat support and as such requires specialized code per thermostat device. Until this uniformity is addressed we are unable to offer Thermostat support in MobiLinc for HomeSeer. If thermostat support is a neccissity and you have an INSTEON based system, please consider the ISY-99i line of controllers. (http://mobilincstore.com).

The current plug-in will work with anything that HomeSeer calls a device. So that's not just limited to lighting loads. It depends on the host controller and how the host controller hooks into HomeSeer. If HomeSeer sees items as devices and can give status and dim controls, then MobiLinc too will give you access to the device, status, and dim controls as well.

This applies to lock support as well. If your lock appears as an ON/OFF device in HomeSeer, then MobiLinc can control it.

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