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Overview of an open source project that provides messaging and DOM updates to integrate HTML5 user interfaces with automation and control systems. The source code is available here: https://github.com/catchtechnologies/HTML-Control-Interface-Messaging-And-DomHandler Keep reading to find out how this projects integrates with a larger control system.
Animations example of an HTML5 User Interface running on a Mimo Tablet. This was made for a police training hall a.k.a. amusement park of terror. These fine men and women train for all sorts of situations most of us hope we are never part of. The trainers need a flexible environment to set up different … Read more
2019 Update: Harry Joseph has retired and Catch Technologies is now supporting the Hushbutton. In 1999 Harry Joseph thought I would make a good programmer and sent me to AMX training. I had no idea that was the beginning of my career as an #AVProgrammer. A few years ago I wrote AMX and Crestron modules … Read more
Install node.js & NodeRED On A PC Download node.js here… https://nodejs.org/en/ Here are the npm docs for the über-curious (or if you’re having trouble sleeping)… https://docs.npmjs.com/misc/config Getting To Know Your API Integrating With Crestron
Smart Building Conference I don’t do much resi these days, but two weeks before ISE I was asked to help plan a smart apartment for a well-off businessman. He wants to control everything with Alexa. After looking into it, I realized there would not be much programming to do. Music streaming, audio distribution, intercom, lights, … Read more
When my former employer and friend Steve Greenblatt sent me this link about Alexa For Business, my first thought was – game over. When Amazon comes to town, it is usually bad news for anyone not operating at scale. There are a few things Alexa For Business seems to offer that made me worry: Conference … Read more
Download ControlPi You can find the latest ControlPi image here… IR Database You can find IR drivers here in the LIRC database… Edit IR Driver File To edit the IR driver file on your Raspberry Pi, use the following command with SSH: sudo nano /etc/lirc/lircd.conf GPIO Pinout ControlPi 0.3.0 has GPIO 5 assigned as an … Read more