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IR to Z-Wave / Home Center 2


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I hope this is not too offtopic, but I'm looking for a way to control a scene in HC2 by using infrared.

Situation:

-HC2 on first floor

-Fibaro dimmer on second floor ('movie room')

-Harmony ONE remote

It would be cool to dim the lights when you press 'play' on de remote.

This would be possible if there was a module that could receive IR signals, and sent them using Z-wave to the HC2, or maybe directly to the dimmer.

However, it seems this doesn't exist.

I know there are IR to X10 converters, but that doesn't talk with HC2.

Ofcourse, logitech has the harmony 890 which does Z-wave, but it is out of production and they don't develop for it anymore. So all the bugs will be unsolved.

The best way to control a home cinema set is still with a harmony one (IR).

Any other idea's on how to dim the lights with IR?

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Hi Rene,

I think you have to look in a different direction for this.

Forget the idea when you press "play" then......

You better programm a movie scene, when you press the movie scene button, the lights dim, the television goes on, curtains closed, etc. Then press play.

I thought that Fibaro was working on a solution to support the sqblaster, but i'm not sure, better ask them for that, or they will hook up on this one...

When HC2 support the sqblaster, you can finish the whole scene.

Grtz Emiel

Smartronix

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Guest GrZeCh

When Fibaro will release API for HC2 then I think you could build this scene without problems using boards like Netduino Pro (it has ethernet port which would allow communication with HC2 API) with IR decoder attached (it all depends of your electronic and programming skills).

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Is there any news on this subject, i.e. having a IR receiver that can send Z-wave commands?? Having this would enable for example Griffin's Beacon to send IR commands to this IR/Z-wave unit which in turn would communicate with Home Center and for example turn off the lights before turning on the DVD or Set Top Box as Rene described above?

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Guest markhellier

I use the other way.

Press watch movie scene.

Dims lights.

Sends commands to globalcache wf2ir to turn on receiver, and change to correct input

Sends commands to tv to turn on.

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It's been quiet here for a while but I'm also interested in that topic. I have found a potential solution but I'm not sure how to connect it to Fibaro system. Maybe someone can help?

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There is also an interesting duscussion on Vera forum:

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I want to use any physical remote(Logitech Harmony or any Remote) to control Fibaro scene  and Fibaro Device with use of Keene Kira.

How can i use its location please give me some idea or share related documents.

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