Hello all! The following 7 posts will explain how to successfully integrate INSTEON control with ISY and, MobiLinc with Tasker. INSTEON, is a Dual-Mesh network that communicates through Powerline and Radio Frequency. The alternatives are Z-Wave, which is Radio Frequency, and X10 (a dying protocol), which is PowerLine. I will also be mentioning the ISY, which
There are many ways to toggle lights in my home: light switches, phone toggles in scenes, home screen toggles, and a Harmony remote control. Despite this, I still felt it lacking in terms of ease of use. To remedy this, I added control for all my lights in the notification area. This was made possible
With AutoLocation, Tasker, MobiLinc and the ISY‘s programs, I was able to do some pretty cool stuff when my phone senses that I have arrived or left home. MobiLinc “Connect” is a service that allows your phone to be in constant contact with the ISY. This is important because once you leave the house, you
The ISY’s REST (REpresentational State Transfer) API is more than sufficient to dim lights with a “HTTP Get” command within Tasker, such as: http://isy/rest/nodes/%MYNODE/cmd/DON/148 In Tasker, that is separated into the host field: “http://isy”, and the path: “/rest/nodes/%MYNODE/cmd/DON/148.” This tells the ISY to address the REST and node API, then tells the API which node
I just just finished the music configuration (for windows media center) of the notification. The metadata handed off had extra line breaks in it and that was a chore to get settled. Really didn’t want extra line breaks in my notification that didn’t need to be there. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series.