RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

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RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

Postby vaporhat on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:03 pm

Can someone please provide a short explanation on how 2 way rs-232 controls work?

Thanks.
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Re: RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

Postby smarty on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:19 pm

+1

Getting a small TWO WAY (not just one way .....outgoing AND incoming) tutorial would be great!

While I presently do all my 2 way (8 systems) RS-232 via PowerHome, I would like to learn how Xlobby can receive and properly react to the acknowleging reply from a "Power On" command.
Elk M1, PowerHome, Insteon, GeoVision DVR, XLobby & SageTV
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Re: RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

Postby vaporhat on Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:57 pm

Is anyone using 2-way rs232?
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Re: RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

Postby Kotch on Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:25 am

I don't think 2 way RS-232 is currently supported.
You can send strings but not receive them from what I can see.
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Re: RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

Postby vaporhat on Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:27 pm

After talking with Steve he directed me to some info... The documentation is actually part of the installation.

In the xlobby directory there is a folder called "services" you will find "xcontroller" in there which is the rs232 application. There is also a pdf on how to use it.

I read though the documentation and started playing around with it but I have not had much time to figure it out yet.
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Re: RS-232, 2 way, how does it work?

Postby Kotch on Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:45 am

Ah I stand corrected.
This is quite interesting, going to have to have a play around more myself later, I'm a bit confused over read and write but I think read represents a command used to read the state and could be used in conjunction with polling. The response is then "matched" and the datapoint's value set accordingly.

I like what this brings to the table and the way the design looks although I'm still a bit confused by the service side . 8)
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