Lighting Family Installation

About Lighting Family Manager

Allows for management of one or more lighting controller drivers like UPB / Insteon / ZWave / RadioRA2 / etc. It allows for standarized myServer HTML5 scene configuration that the Lighting then routes the commands to the appropriate lighting controller. This allows for scenes to be reusable across multiple lighting control technologies. It also allows for usage of multiple concurrant lighting controllers.

Software Requirements myServer Appropriate Lighting compliant device driver (Insteon / UPB/ Zwave / RadioRA2 / etc.) - latest downloadable version from myInstaller.

  1. Installation Hardware setup and Device driver for UPB Lighting Plug in the UPB controller into the serial port of the myServer PC.
  2. Load the UPStart software on that PC and configure the UPB devices as per the UPStart / UPB core installation instructions.
  3. Get all lights, devices and links working within UPStart before trying to use with myServer5.
  4. For more detailed infromation click the UPB link above.

 

Hardware setup and Device driver for Insteon Lighting

Plug in the SmartHome controller into an unused serial port of the myServer PC.

Load the HouseLinc software on that PC and configure the Insteon devices as per the Houselinc/ Insteon core installation instructions.

Get all lights, devices and links working within HouseLinc before trying to use with myServer.

For more detailed infromation click the Insteon link above. (More drivers coming soon)

Software installation:

1) Shut down myServer5

2) Download and run the appropriate lighting hardware driver.exe file on the primary myServer5 PC that is physically connected to the lighting hardware.

3) Launch myServer5 and go to the Family Manager. Select the Lighting and import your lighting file.(I.E.- Houselinc(*.xml)/ UPB(*.upe).)

Devices and device type can be added manually but it is recommend to import the file if your lighting system and the driver supports that capability.

Supported myServer5 Server Commands

On

Script Usage Lighting|Lighting#~On Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias (Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~On Lighting|1~On

Description Turns the specified light on.

Off

Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Off Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias (Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Off Lighting|1~Off

Description Turns the specified light off.

Bright

Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Bright~Increment Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias Increment = >0...100< or default value in driver settings.

(Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Bright~5 Lighting|1~Bright

Description

Brightens the specified light by the increment specified or default increment set in driver.

Dim

Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Dim~Increment Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias Increment = >0...100< or default value in driver settings.

(Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Dim~5 Lighting|1~

Dim

Description Dims the specified light by the increment specified or default increment set in driver.

Toggle Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Toggle Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias

(Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Toggle Lighting|1~

Toggle Description

Toggles the light on or off based on its current status.

Level

Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Level~Percentage Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias Percentage = >0...100<

(Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Level~50 Lighting|1~Level~50

Description Dims the specified light on by the specified percentage level.

Link Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Link~Command

Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias Command = On, Off

(Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Link~On Lighting|1~Link~

On Description

Turns the specified linked devices on or off.

Status Script Usage

Lighting|Lighting#~Status Parameters Lighting# = The Light or devices ID or Alias

(Literal) Lighting|Lighting1~Status Lighting|1~

Status Description

Gets the current status of the specified device.

myServer Variables:

Below are some of the varibles greated by this driver. For specific varblies look in the Lighting section of the Server Variables.

Lighting_{{Lighting#}}_Alias

Description: The alias of the device.

Values: The Lighting# of the device Lighting_{{Lighting#}}_Model

Description: The model of the device.

Values: Switch, Dimmer, I/O, etc. Lighting_{{Lighting#}}_Status

Description: The current status of the device.

Values: On, Off, Unkown Lighting_{{Lighting#}}_Level

Description: The percentage value of the current status of the device.

Values: 0-100 Lighting_{{Lighting#}}_Descr

Description: The description of what the device does.

Values: Text- Text is defined in the lighting Family Manager. Lighting_{{Lighting#}}_Zone

Description: The zone where the device is located.

Values: Text- Text is defined in the lighting Family Manager, it gets imported with configuration file or can be manually changed.