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Seanie_230:
Will the BLI work with the new Beoremote-Halo in some way?

We can not comment! But...

 

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Khimo Support:

We can not comment! But...

But...

Interesting!

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Hello Khimo team

I have a question

I have SIRI turning my lights on and off via HomeKit.

I have installed ITTT app on my iPhone

Connected BLI to it.

Is it possible to get SIRI commands to do things like turn up or down the volume in the living room?

I am in essential mode FYI

Am i able to configure any of the B&O stuff in HomeKit for Siri to control via voice or link SIRI commands to the BLI functions?

I know it works with Alexa but I don’t want one of those.

Cheers for any info

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Seanie_230:
Am i able to configure any of the B&O stuff in HomeKit for Siri to control via voice or link SIRI commands to the BLI functions?

Hi!

You can use Siri shortcuts to either trigger an IFTTT web hook that fires BLI macros or to send a local HTTP commands to the BLI (the latest one is more tricky, but doable!).

Best.-

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Hi there

Do i need to be in Pro mode to make this work?

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Seanie_230:
Do i need to be in Pro mode to make this work?

You need the PRO version because you are PRO user Smile

But! It is not required for IFTTT or for the HTTP command hack.
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Tassos replied on Sat, Aug 1 2020 9:58 AM

Hello all,

I believe that sometimes we need to take a moment and thank all these people who are helping us enjoy our systems. We need to take a moment and think that not all of our requests can be fulfilled not because the support team is not willing to help but there are requests that seem easy to us but are difficult by "nature".

I have been trying to solve my Fibaro issue (check previous posts) and I have to stress that the support team was always there trying to understand the problem and solve it. After a couple of times that we communicated via e-mail they proposed that we should have an online meeting. Already I was very satisfied with my BLI but since yesterday I am totally in love with it! We had an online meeting which was great fun for many reasons. Apart from fixing the Fibaro issue I finally meet, almost in person, one of the people I have been exchanging e-mails for many days. Moreover he helped me fix quite a few issues and explain me how I should approach LUA coding. I couldn't be more happy and satisfied!!! My system runs much lighter now with a much faster response. There are some wrinkles I need to iron out but thanks to the support guys it now looks a piece of cake!

Thank you very much for a great support experience!!! Keep up the good work so we can enjoy a relaxing night by the pool with automated lights ;-)

 

function(event, engine) 

  -- Define the resource address in your project:

  local music_player_address = "Main/969 Bar/AV renderer/Beosound Essence"

  local lights_address = "Main/Back Terrace/GPIO/Pool Lights"

 

   -- Get music player state

   local music_player = engine.query(music_player_address)[1]

   Error("Current state: " .. music_player.get("sourceUniqueId"))

   if music_player.get("sourceUniqueId") ~= "" then

       -- the pool lights should turn on!

       engine.fire(lights_address .. "/SET?VALUE=true")

   else 

       -- the lights button led is on!

       engine.fire(lights_button_address .. "/SET?VALUE=false")

   end

 

end 

The above code was made after a special request I had and what it does is that it gets the state of my beosound essence which is the source for my garden speakers. If it is night and the essence plays any source the pool lights turn on. If the essence is not playing any source then they remain off.
So now I just need to pick the source I want to listen to and all I need to care about is to keep the wine cool.... :-)
Thank you Khimo!!!!
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beojeff replied on Fri, Aug 7 2020 4:02 PM

I saw that the recent update to the BeoLiving app ads support to an LG driver. However, I cannot find an LG driver when I access the web portal on my computer for the BLGW. Is this just a driver for the tv or does the driver also support LG smart appliances such as the washer and dryer?

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beojeff:
BeoLiving app ads support to an LG driver.


Hello!

It is a driver for LG smart TVs, it is supported by BeoLiving Intelligence running 2.1 and upper. We are also releasing support for MLGW protocol, meaning you will be able to connect a BLI to your BLGW, or MLGW (mk1 or mk2) to control your MasterLink products from the BLI.

Best!

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beojeff replied on Fri, Aug 7 2020 6:41 PM

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beojeff:
BeoLiving app ads support to an LG driver.


Hello!

It is a driver for LG smart TVs, it is supported by BeoLiving Intelligence running 2.1 and upper. We are also releasing support for MLGW protocol, meaning you will be able to connect a BLI to your BLGW, or MLGW (mk1 or mk2) to control your MasterLink products from the BLI.

Best!

I wish you hand more documentation about using a BLGW with a BLI. There is quite a lot of vagueness about how it can work such that no control is lost migrating from BLGW to BLI. Currently, the BLGW does everything I need it to do since I have many ML products, and I hope you do not leave the BLGW support out of new drivers as I've noticed you've been doing with a few new drivers.

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chucky replied on Sat, Aug 15 2020 11:43 PM

It amazes me again, the Khmo Team has done an amazing job integrating all the ML stuff. My BS 9000 works flawless on 7X BS cores through the house. BV 7 works like a charm.

RACHIO solved worked on it with Sebastian and flawless (almost but support was great)

Tested the LG DRIVER on a C8 with BS 4 no need for an ITACH anymore works excellent.

it is just read but you need to take your time. I have being away a long time on the forum as I only got questions no answers that annoyed me. I have made the leap from BLGW to BLI and it has not disappointed me and no one even tested the big update... Connecting the TV is not that difficult

WHY?

 

 

 

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chucky replied on Sat, Aug 15 2020 11:43 PM

double

 

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Rick replied on Wed, Sep 9 2020 9:22 AM

Hi Ivan

I have a problem with BLGW & Hue

no problem in setting any hue level & color in individual light control

but when I set hue in scene , the color send wrong value, always send xxx.xxx.0

Whatever the color I picked the last value always 0, that cause hue flash then turns off

it looks like a bug in firmware, any upcoming firmware upgrade for BLGW that fix it?

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Hi Rick,

We have tried to replicate the error you describe with the last BLGW firmware version and we have not encountered this error. Could you maybe reproduce the error a couple of times and then download a Service Report and send it to us at support@khimo.com so we can have a look?

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ebnrob replied on Wed, Sep 16 2020 11:35 PM

Hi Khimo team,

 

I have the BLGW along with Homeseer for my home automation server and I'd like to be able to trigger BLGW macros from Homeseer. I spotted your comment about sending local HTTP commands to the BLI - can that be done on the BLGW? If so any example URL's would be appreciated!

 

Best regards,

 

Rob.

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1990 replied on Thu, Sep 17 2020 11:05 AM

Another question from me @Khimo: 

Do you plan to update the Fibaro driver to include the thermostats?

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Tassos replied on Thu, Sep 17 2020 11:22 AM

1990:

Another question from me @Khimo: 

Do you plan to update the Fibaro driver to include the thermostats?

That would be great!!!! Including the motion sensors as well would be impeccable!!!! 

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Seanie_230 replied on Thu, Sep 24 2020 11:40 AM

Hello Khimo team

If / When will the Beoliving app have some apple watch functionality ?

It could begin with the ability to select a zone and turn volume up and down followed by the ability to call a scene and control the lights.

 

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ebnrob replied on Thu, Sep 24 2020 11:48 AM

Seanie_230:

Hello Khimo team

If / When will the Beoliving app have some apple watch functionality ?

It could begin with the ability to select a zone and turn volume up and down followed by the ability to call a scene and control the lights.

 

 

+1 on the apple watch feature request.

 

I'd also really like to be able to use the volume keys on the side of the iphone while playing music to control the volume on the current zone as well as lock screen controls on the iphone, the same as the b&o app has.

I believe if the beoliving app had the lock screen media controls the apple watch would then show the now playing screen giving us basic control which would be a good start. 

 

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Michael replied on Sat, Oct 3 2020 4:17 PM

Tassos, Your code for the pool lights was helpful and a better streamlined version of something similar I was working on.  Thanks!

Might be a stupid question but what is the Event/trigger for the macro/code?  Time of day? Status update? Is there an "after sunset" time conditional or trigger?

I struggle sometimes with the best methodology to trigger the Lua code to be executed.

 

I have a soft music playlist play automatically throughout the house at 6:30 every morning.  I put a conditional to keep it from playing on Saturdays so we could sleep in:

function(event, engine)

  if (os.date("%A") ~= "Saturday") then

      engine.fire("Main/global/MACRO/MORNING ALARM/FIRE")

  end

end

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Tassos replied on Sat, Oct 3 2020 5:23 PM
Hello Michael,

I have to say that the pool lights macro I have created the first time was very so and so. It was the khimo team that helped me make it work flawlessly! The trigger is state update. I used the clock but it eas too much struggle for the gateway as it was checking my essence status every second of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year!!!!Embarrassed

Furthermore I was advised and assisted by the khimo team to create different modes in order to achieve macros with commands like “if and only if”.

Their approach was that I should create modes let’s say night mode / day mode, then I added two modes for each one of them. Day mode at home / day mode away, night mode at home / night mode away.

These are triggered by bli clock and my nest thermostat. The clock knows if it is day/night my thermostat if I am home/away.

Doing so permitted me many things, different lights to be on when I am away or home, different cinema scene behavior (if it is day my shutters go down as well) etc etc.

If you need any of the macros or any other information don’t hesitate!

The following macro is setting the mode to day home or day away....have fun!

function(event, engine)

-- Define the resource address in your project:

local nest_home_away_button_address = "Main/Family Room/BUTTON/Home"

local bli_address = "*/*/SYSTEM/BLI"

-- Get nest state

local nest_home_away_button = engine.query(nest_home_away_button_address)[1]

if nest_home_away_button.get("_SYSTEM_MODE") == "Away" then

-- the system is away!

engine.fire(bli_address .. "/SET MODE?mode=Day away")

else

-- we are at home!

engine.fire(bli_address .. "/SET MODE?mode=Day at home")

end

end
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Hi all,
We seem to have a couple of pending messages and requests to answer! Good to see you have all been keeping safe and are doing well.

We have looked into the possibility of adding support for Fibaro thermostats, but we need info from Fibaro that is not currently public, we will let you know if there is any news from them.

Also, to answer @ebnrob's question,

ebnrob:

I have the BLGW along with Homeseer for my home automation server and I'd like to be able to trigger BLGW macros from Homeseer. I spotted your comment about sending local HTTP commands to the BLI - can that be done on the BLGW? If so any example URL's would be appreciated!

It is indeed possible to send commands and execute macros through HTTP Posts. As an example, you can see how it is done when wishing to use Siri Shortcuts: https://khimo.github.io/bli-guides/how-tos/howto-siri-shortcuts

These shortcuts can be used on both PRO and Essential BLIs, and can be executed by talking to Siri, or even on the Apple Watch! Which brings me to the last point: We will look into the possibility of some kind of integration with the Apple watch, but we are currently focused on a revamp of the app, it's coming out any day now! Can't wait to hear what you think about it :)

 

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ebnrob replied on Thu, Oct 15 2020 2:55 PM

Khimo Support:

It is indeed possible to send commands and execute macros through HTTP Posts. As an example, you can see how it is done when wishing to use Siri Shortcuts: https://khimo.github.io/bli-guides/how-tos/howto-siri-shortcuts
These shortcuts can be used on both PRO and Essential BLIs, and can be executed by talking to Siri, or even on the Apple Watch! Which brings me to the last point: We will look into the possibility of some kind of integration with the Apple watch, but we are currently focused on a revamp of the app, it's coming out any day now! Can't wait to hear what you think about it :)

 

Thanks for the reply and looking forward to the revamped app! Will the http posts described also work to the older beolink gateway (BLGW) that I am running?  

Best regards,

Rob.

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ebnrob:

Will the http posts described also work to the older beolink gateway (BLGW) that I am running?

Yes, works also on BLGW!

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ebnrob replied on Thu, Oct 15 2020 6:30 PM

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ebnrob:

Will the http posts described also work to the older beolink gateway (BLGW) that I am running?

Yes, works also on BLGW!

Awesome thanks! I'll give it a go later this evening. Rob.

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ebnrob replied on Thu, Oct 15 2020 11:22 PM

This is fantastic thanks! I've created 2 macros so far on the BLGW, first being "Play Radio 1 on Beoplay M3", and the second "Join Beoplay M3". Tested with Siri shortcuts via voice command on my apple watch and works really well! Very cool. Next up will be shortcuts for my masterlink speakers! Rob.

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DocLeisure replied on Fri, Oct 16 2020 10:44 AM

Hello ebnrob,

did you manage to trigger a BLI macro from your 3rd party home automation system (HomeSeer - right?)? Siri is nice, but I would need the syntax for an HTTP request to trigger a BLI action (e.g. start TV) form my home automation system ("homee" or "Homey"). The HTTP request should also work for other systems...

I am looking forward to any suggestions.

Best regrads

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Seanie_230 replied on Fri, Oct 16 2020 10:48 AM
It should be possible as it’s just firing HTTP link with some authentication if you work out the syntax to turn on the TV please let me know

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ebnrob replied on Fri, Oct 16 2020 10:58 AM

Hi Doc,

Not yet, I imagine it'll be fairly straight forward getting homeseer et al to send the same http post requests.

After posting my original question to khimo I worked out that I could trigger macros on the BLGW from homeseer by getting homeseer to fire "LIGHT YELLOW/RED/BLUE/GREEN" IR commands from my logitech harmony hub to my beovision 11 (in the same room). The BV11 then forwards these light commands to the BLGW and the macro is triggered! 

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DocLeisure replied on Fri, Oct 16 2020 11:16 AM

Hi Rob,

thanks for your reply. Interesting thoughts - I also own a logitech harmony hub, which is integrated into the "Homey" home automation system. I will give it a try, but it sounds more like a special trick shot than a straight forward HTTP-request ;-)

By the way, for me it is no problem to let the BLI interact with my home automation system. I control my IKEA blinds with the BR1.

BR1 (command) --> BLI --> Custom String  --> Web request --> Homey (home automation system) --> IKEA blinds

But I could not figure out, how the home automation system can trigger an BLI action.

Maybe Khimo can shed some light on this ;-)

Looking forward.

Best regards

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Hi Doc! It is pretty much a straightforward HTTP POST with authentication, I don't know how your system sends requests: the format for the headers, etc. But I believe the Shortcuts tutorial contains all the info you should need to send these requests to the BLI from any system.

We will probably write some page explaining this in detail further on!

 

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Hello Khimo Support,

thanks for your reply and I am looking forward to your further explanation. I think that all the bits and pieces are there, but I have no clue how to combine them into one HTTP-request…

My home automation system is able to send and receive WebHooks.

 

General format:

URL:                      (IP)

Method:              GET; PUT; POST; DELETE

Content Type:    application/json; application/x-www-form-urlencoded; text/plain; application/xml

Body:                    (code)

 

Here are some examples:

 

Xiaomi Yeelight Candela BLE Lights

URL :                     http://(IP)/api/manager/logic/webhook/toggle

Method:              GET

Content Type:   (optional)

Body:                    (optional)

 

NUKI Smart Lock

URL:                      http://(IP):8080/lockAction?nukiId=(ID)&deviceType=2&action=3&token=(token)

Method:             GET

Content Type:   (optional)

Body:                    (optional)

                              

LametricTime

URL:                      http://dev:(secret)@(IP):8080/api/v2/device/notifications

Method:              POST

Content Type:   application/json

Body:                    {

                                "priority": "warning",

                                  "model": {

                                    "cycles": 1,

                                     "frames": [

                                      {

                                           "icon": "9832",

                                          "text": "HELLO!"

           }

        ],

        "sound": {

            "category": "notifications",

            "id": "cat"

        }

    }

}

Do you have any hint for me how the HTTP-request should look like and where to put the authentication information?

Thanks!

Best regards

Doc Leisure

 

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Can I integrate BLI with my Avant 55” (non-Android version)?

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suneetjulka:

Can I integrate BLI with my Avant 55” (non-Android version)?

My avant was working with the BLI and it was the non android version.

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DocLeisure replied on Wed, Oct 21 2020 11:34 AM

Hi,

you can "connect" the BLI with a BeoVision Avant 55", so that you are able to control the TV via apps like "BeoLink 2" or "BeoLiving" - if this was the question.

But I think that "integration" is a B&O technical term for displaying (and accessing) the available ressources of the integrated system (e.g. BeoSound Core) on the integration system (e.g. BeoVision Avant 55").

But that might be bean counting... ;-)

Best regards

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Hello Khimo Team,

I was looking for a solution for my "problem" to integrate my BLI gateway with my home automation system. I hoped for an "easy" way to trigger an action via a "simple" HTTP-request like:

    http://user:password@bli.local/a/exe/Downstairs/Livingroom/BUTTON/TV/PRESS

But unfortunately life is not that easy... ;-( 

On the one hand my home automation system cannot handle HTTP-requests with authentication (maybe I should raise a feature request) and on the other hand, the BLI does not accept HTTP-requests with embedded authentication credentials (maybe worth a feature request).

So I went down another route - Node Red (which can handle straight forward HTTP-requests with authentication). I created a "virtual device" (simple ON / OFF plug) in my home automation system and assigned corresponding HTTP-requests to the actions. Works, but this is not my preferred option.

It would be great, if it would be possible to trigger actions via a HTTP request like this:

    http://user:password@bli.local/a/exe/Downstairs/Livingroom/BUTTON/TV/PRESS

Thanks and looking forward

Doc Leisure

 

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Hi DocLeisure,

Can your system define custom Headers for your POST request? This would enable you to sent requests. Without this it is not possible at the moment.

Best of luck and keep us posted!

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Hello Khimo Support,

unfortunately not! There is a pending feature request "Webhook with Custom Header", but it’s not implemented yet (and questionable if it ever will...).

That’s why I am counting on you Khimo Team ;-)

Maybe you could describe in detail, what you would expect (content, format) in the custom header, so that I could be more precise in the feature request.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards

Doc Leisure

 

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