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Interacting with a Smart Powerbar


J0han

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Hi composer programmers, 

 

I'm quite new with Control4. I don't have (yet) my unit, so sorry if this is a basic question. 

 

I'm in planning phase. 

 

I have recently got 2 smart PDU's (smart power bars) from Raritan. 

 

Remotely, via telnet, ssh, snmp or http, I can turn on/off/cycle each outlet. 

 

How could I interact with those protocols with Composer ? 

 

The idea would use this to turn on/off devices that can't be remotely controller with other usual methods. 

 

Thanks ! 

 

J0han 

 

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For any device to be available to Control4 programming, a driver must exist.  If there isn't already a driver for your particular powerbar, one would have to be written.

 

Writing drivers is available to Control4 dealers and some Control4 development partners, and for DriverWorks drivers (such as this would be) are written in Lua, within Control4's driver architecture.

 

RyanE

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Control4 has URL specific functions in driverworks (http get, put, delete, post) which will work for what you want. Please refer to the driverworks SDK for more information,

If you are not a dealer, development partner or you just don't want to develop a driver we sell a driver which allows for generic TCP based commands

http://www.chowmain.co.nz/generic-tcp-command

For people other than yourself who read this (I understand you already have another manufacturer). If you are interested in smart PDU's/power strips then we recommend APC's range which we have already developed a driver for.

http://www.chowmain.co.nz/apc-switched-pdu

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