Radio Thermostat Climate Driver Installation

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The Radio Thermostat Driver is Allonis' application that provides a 2 way real time integration with a Radio Thermostat thermostat controller within your myServer user interface. It is not reliant on an Internet cloud service. myServer's RT driver increases security, decreases response time and increases reliability compared to cloud approaches. The Driver supports more than one monitored thermostat for multi-zone installations.

System Requirements

  • myServer
  • Climate Family App
  • Working Radio Thermostat thermostat controlled Heating / Ventilation / Air Conditioning (HVAC) system
  • RadioThermostat WiFi connected to myServer

Before attempting to create a new Radio Thermostat Thermostat Device in myServer, you should ensure that your thermostat is installed, powered up, and properly configured for use with your HVAC system. Refer to the Radio Thermostat Owners Manual and Installation Instructions booklet that came with the thermostat. You can also download a PDF version directly from Radio Thermostat.

Also, you’ll want to ensure that:

  • the thermostat has been updated with the latest firmware version (the device driver was written against API vX, and has not been tested with earlier versions).
     
  • As a tip, you should always use an iOS (Apple) device to connect the Radio Thermostat to the WiFi network.  Android devices don't work at all.

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Once the thermostat hardware is properly configured, create a new Radio Thermostat Thermostat Device in myServer's Climate Family as you would any other new Climate Device as shown above.

  • Enter the IP address of your thermostat (or a DNS name that will properly resolve to it). As stated above, it is highly recommended that you assign the thermostat a static IP address. Choose "Use Default IP port".  If you allow your router to assign the thermostat an IP address automatically (via DHCP), the address will likely change each time the thermostat and/or the router reboots. If the address changes, the driver will be unable to communicate with the thermostat until you edit the settings above to reflect the new address.
  • Allonis's Networking recommendations is to use 192.168.1.160 - 169 for thermostats (assuming you use a 192.168.1.X network domain)
     
  • By default, the driver will periodically poll the thermostat and update the myServer with its current status (recommended).
     
    • In order to properly interpret time-stamped information received from the thermostat, the driver needs to know if your thermostat is configured to be aware of Daylight Saving Time (DST). Your thermostat will be DST-aware only if you have enabled either of the following features via the thermostat’s touchscreen menus: