Welcome to ArtNet DMX Driver Installation

The ArtNet DMX Lighting Driver is Allonis's application that provides a real time integration with any ethernet connected ArtNet DMX controller within your myServer user interface.  It is not reliant on an Internet cloud service.  myServer's ArtNet DMX driver increases security, decreases response time and increases reliability compared to cloud approaches.

System Requirements

    • myServer5
    • Lighing Family App
    • Working ArtNet controlled lighting system
    • ArtNet controller physically connected to myServer (via USB or Serial cable)

 

Installation

  1. Install the latest version of myServer from myInstaller
  2. Install the latest version of the Artnet driver and the Lighting Family
  3. Install the ArtNet lights and controller
  4. Use a 3rd party ArtNet control software to ensure the hardware and data connection is working correctly
  5. If you are using a USB ArtNet controller, install the ArtNet driver software.  Note the com port it is installed to.
  6. Connect the ArtNet Controler to the serial port or USB port of myServer PC
  7. Update the ArtNet Driver with your controller's com port.  Ensure no other applications are communicating to the controller at the same time as myServer.
  8. Restart myServer
  9. In the Lighting Family, select Artnet from the import sources and browse to your completed Houselinc programming file that the PLM controller was loaded with.
  10. Manually add the ArtNet Controller's address as a Controller type in the Lighting Family Manager.

 

Usage

1) Open the Lighting web page on your server
2) You should see your Lighting Family defined Areas. Click one and you should see your ArtNet defined lighting loads. Click a control. Enjoy!

3) You should find examples of how to use RGB lights in the myUI_Tablets_Sample project:  Pool.html

 

FAQs

Nothing available yet!

 

 

Welcome to Insteon Driver Installation

The Insteon Lighting Driver is Allonis's application that provides a 2 way real time integration with an Insteon lighting controller within your myServer user interface.  It is not reliant on an Internet cloud service.  myServer's Insteon driver increases security, decreases response time and increases reliability compared to cloud approaches.

System Requirements

    • myServer5
    • Lighing Family App
    • Working Insteon controlled lighting system
    • Insteon PLM physically connected to myServer (via USB or Serial cable)

 

Installation

  1. Install the latest version of myServer from myInstaller
  2. Install the latest version of the Insteon driver and the Lighting Family
  3. Install the Insteon lighting switches
  4. Pair the switches with the Insteon PLM using the Houselinc software
  5. Export the configuration using the Houslinc software of your defined, paired lighting devices.
  6. If you are using a USB PLM, install the PLM driver software.  Note the com port it is installed to.
  7. Connect the PLM to the serial port or USB port of myServer PC
  8. Update the Insteon Driver with your Insteon PLM's com port.  Ensure no other applications are communicating to the PLM at the same time as myServer.
  9. Restart myServer
  10. In the Lighting Family, select Insteon from the import sources and browse to your completed Houselinc programming file that the PLM controller was loaded with.
  11. You should see all of your Insteon lighting loads having been created in the Lighting Family as well as an entry for the PLM Controller and it's Insteon address (required).
  12. If you don't have a Houselinc file, you can manually click a paired Insteon switch and observe the Insteon Driver's event log.  You should see an "Undefined" switch and it's address (format: "xx.yy.zz").  Manually enter this address as a new device in the Lighting Family Manager.  You should only have to configure the switch that is turning the load on and off and not Slave switches.
  13. Manually add the Insteon PLM's address as a Controller type in the Lighting Family Manager.

 

Usage

1) Open the Lighting web page on your server
2) You should see your Lighting Family defined Areas. Click one and you should see your Insteon defined lighting loads. Click a control. Enjoy!

FAQs

Nothing available yet!

 

 

Lutron Homeworks Lighting Driver is Allonis' application that provides a 2 way real time integration with a Homeworks lighting controller within your myServer user interface.

System Requirements

  • myServer
  • Lighting Family App
  • Homeworks programming file
  • Working Homeworks controlled lighting system on the same network as myServer

Installation

1) Install the latest version of myServer from myInstaller.

2) Install the latest version of the Homeworks driver and the Lighting Family.

3) Program the Homeworks controller.

4) Update the Homeworks Driver with your Homeworks controller's IP address.

5) Restart myServer.

6) In the Lighting Family, select Homeworks from the import sources and browse to your completed programming file that the Homeworks controller was loaded with.

7) You should see all of your Homeworks lighting loads having been created in the Lighting Family.

Usage

1) Open the Lighting web page on your server.

2) You should see your Homeworks defined Areas. Click one and you should see your Homeworks defined lighting loads. Click a control. Enjoy!

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.

myServer supports Z-Wave devices

Z-Wave has become the defacto standard for homeowners and small businesses who are looking to automate their residences. There are hundreds of Z-Wave devices from dozens of manufacturers covering everything from lighting to climate, to security and video monitoring. Allonis’ myZWave controller adds a robust, scalable and inexpensive way to control your Z-Wave devices.

Requirements:

  • myServer
  • myZWave Controller (Pi, Raz Z-Wave board, microSD card with pre-installed software, case)
  • Z-Wave device

Installation:

Configure the myZWave controller:

  1. Connect the myZWave controller to it's power supply so it can boot.
  2. By default, the device will connect via ethernet and receive a DHCP server generated IP address.
  3. To determine what IP address it has been assigned, go to http://find.zwave.me
  4. At the bottom of the webpage, you will see your devices IP address.
  5. You can click on that link to go directly to it's web user interface.
  6. You can assign the device by creating a static IP entry on your DHCP server (your router) or by configuring a static ip on the myZWave controller itself.
  7. Once you have assigned a static IP, go to http://your device IP:8083
  8. Create a username and password if asked.  Write down your selections!
  9. If the device asks you to login, Default username/password is Allonis / allonis
  10. Click on the menu "gear" on top right and select "Devices".
  11. Click on the "Manage with ExpertUI" in the ZWave row.
  12. post login you can also navigate directly by going to http://your device IP:8083/expert
  13. Click on the Network tab and then Control.
  14. To add a Z-Wave device, clock on Start Inclusion.
  15. For most Z-Wave devices, you simply then click on the device to turn it on, or it's Set button.
  16. The Z-Wave Device Manager will immediately (on connection) switch back to normal mode.
  17. You can then click Start Inclusion to pair another Z-Wave device.
  18. Continue adding devices until all are added.
  19. You don't need to "Add Devices to Dashboard" or any other activity within the myZWave controller's web configuration utilities.

 

Configuring myServer:

  1. Shutdown myServer
  2. Select and Install the ZWave driver from myInstaller onto myServer PC
  3. Start myServer
  4. in the Device Drivers page, double click on the Razberry driver
  5. Click the Discover button.  This should find the Razberry on the network.
  6. Type the Razberry controller's IP address if Discover didn't find it (it may be offline)
  7. The default port is 8083
  8. Type the Admin's user name and password
  9. the default poll rate is 1.5 seconds.
  10. click Read Razberry Configuration button.  This will populate the Lighting Family Manager with your Razberry controller defined devices.  The devices will also display in the form at the bottom of the Razberry driver.

 

Updating the software on the myZWave controller

As new Z-Wave devices enter the market, at some point you may find that the myZWave controller doesn't support yours.  The myZWave controller may have an update that adds support.  To update it:

  1. Connect the myZWave controller to an HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse and start it.
  2. Login using login name / password of "pi" / "raspberry"
  3. At a Terminal screen, type:
  4. wget -q -O - razberry.z-wave.me/install | sudo bash

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