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  1. My workaround was to create a set of if-then decision rules to set the float-valued variable based on the number-valued result. It's a little cumbersome, but it does the job.
  2. Thanks a lot. Does the Somfy UAI interface require an Ethernet connection to the shade motor, or is it wireless?
  3. I am definitely OCD about this kind of thing, so you may find my approach to be nuts. 😁 With that said, I use a consistent set of device names across C4, Alexa, and on my C4 switch labels. I find this makes things easier to remember -- if I'm always seeing exactly the same name emblazoned on a switch, and on my C4 touch screens, I'm more likely to remember it when I am ready to talk to Alexa. My naming convention is to use the room name (usually one word but in some cases two) plus a one-word term for the lights. I also never append the word "lights," because I find it makes the names longer than I want for Alexa and for C4 switches. So, for example, "Alexa, turn on Office Overhead," "Alexa, turn on Kitchen Recessed," etc. I use a similar strategy for lighting scenes -- e.g., "Alexa, turn on Family Room Bright." (In the latter case, the C4 switch label does say, "Fam Rm Bright," so it is not truly 100% identical in all cases.)
  4. We currently have Somfy motorized shades in our house, integrated with Control4 using the Somfy URTSI device. While the C4 integration has always worked well, we've had a lot of reliability problems with the Somfy motors themselves, and we're thinking about switching them out for Lutron. I'm trying to make sense of all the Lutron options. Which Lutron shade motors are compatible with OS3, and what are the most popular and reliable ways to integrate them with C4? As some background, we have about 35 shades in the house. Six of them are battery-powered, while the rest are connected to power outlets. They are spread out all over the house -- to control our Somfy shades, we use one URTSI device along with 3 repeaters located in various parts of the house, and it works pretty reliably. Thanks a lot.
  5. Hi, Does anyone know of a way to detect when one of the heat or cooling setpoints have been manually changed by a human at the thermostat? I would like to trigger programming that disables thermostat automation if there is a manual change to setpoints. Is this feasible? Thanks a lot.
  6. Based on the discussion above, I think the following conclusions can be drawn: 1. OS3 is incompatible with the HouseLogix Vista 128BPT driver, which relies on the 128BPT panel's own native RS232 connection. 2. The Vista 128BPT will not work with the CBM module, because Honeywell's CBM driver for Control4 supports only what Honeywell considers to be "residential" panels. (Perhaps Honeywell is assuming we can use the built-in RS232 connection in its commercial panels.) 3. The Vista 128BPT will work with OS3 provided you use the HSIM hardware to connect it to Control4. This solution also appears compatible with Honeywell TotalConnect. However, as others have noted, the HSIM driver is no longer being updated by SnapAV after its acquisition of HouseLogix, so there is a higher risk of the driver becoming obsolete in the future. 4. Any of Honeywell's "residential" panels, including the Vista 20p, should work with OS3 and the CBM hardware. Please feel very free to correct any of this if I have misunderstood the discussion!
  7. Just like @PKGarcia and @sweekley's customers, I am also using the HouseLogix 128BPT driver and the panel's built-in RS232 connection. I am not using HSIM or any other additional hardware in my current setup. Has anyone out there tried an HSIM with the 128BPT panel in OS3?
  8. That would be great, although it kind of seems like the HouseLogix drivers are just being allowed to fade away. I can only hope that someone comes out with an OS3-compatible driver/hardware interface solution. This is a sticky problem for us, since our security system plays a central role in many of our automations.
  9. Got it, thanks a lot. That's a bummer, but I'm glad I learned it before an upgrade broke all our security system programming!
  10. So, for what it's worth, here is the Snap documentation comparing CBM and HSIM. It lists 128BPT as a compatible panel in the HSIM panel, but there is no discussion of the Control4 driver anywhere in this sheet. Is that the hangup? The HSIM works with 128BPT, but just not on Control4? Sorry to be obtuse, and thanks for the clarification!
  11. Thanks, this is all great info. Let me see if I can summarize the options for the Honeywell Vista 128BPT. 1. I can use the Honeywell CBM module as long as I have 3 or fewer partitions, but I have to give up TotalConnect. This will work with OS3, however. 2. I cannot use the HouseLogix driver for the Honeywell 128BPT if I upgrade to OS3. One question I'm still not quite clear on: If I bought the HSIM module and the HouseLogix driver for it, which SnapAV seems to be selling, would that work with OS3 and with TotalConnect? I understand that we can't be certain of whether Snap will support this in the future, but would that work today?
  12. I am in the same boat -- Honeywell Vista 128BPT plus the same HouseLogix driver as OP; I have delayed upgrading to OS3 because of it. If we got an HSIM unit from SnapAV and used their corresponding Honeywell HSIM driver, would that setup work with OS3? The SnapAV listing still shows the HSIM as compatible with the 128BPT panel, but is it also compatible with OS3?
  13. I use Pandora stations from the Sonos Favorite list for all our Wakeup/Goodnight sequences. It works well. However, it is a programmatic solution; I agree it would be great if one could change the audio source directly from the T3, instead of via programming. Also, regarding the earlier comment of ramp-up and ramp-down of volume, I agree this would be a nice feature to have built-in. However, it is pretty straightforward to reproduce this using timers in a wakeup or goodnight sequence.
  14. I am using the Variable Manipulator driver by @alanchow. What I would like to do is calculate an equation and set a device variable (on a thermostat) equal to the result of that equation. My problem is that the relevant device variable is a float, and the result of an equation in Variable Manipulator appears to be a number. Is there some way to convert the number into a float, so that I can update the relevant device variable? Is there any other way to achieve my goal here? Thanks! P.S. The Variable Manipulator Driver is super useful.
  15. Ugh. If there were a "dislike" button, I would hit it.
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