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Hi Everyone!

As we mentioned before, we are really excited to see all the activity across the forum and your recent posts on this thread gave us the idea to enable the community to band together and help us fuel the development of the drivers you may need. We are now testing this concept with a crowdfunding campaign to fund the Nuki driver: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/integration-nuki-for-the-beoliving-intelligence

We think this could be a real opportunity, as it would help us cover the costs of importing the hardware and with the systems physically in our lab, we will be able to develop the best driver possible. We hope you view it the same way and await your always great feedback

P.S. We are still waiting for a response from the tado team to see if they have a stable communication protocol they won't make obsolete a month after we develop the driver. Feel free to propose new systems you think could be supported by the whole community!

Hello there

This is a really great idea actually in my opinion .

If we can share the cost for driver development and you guys can purchase the hardware we all win.

I am really interested in Tado

Like Philips hue if you can choose a resource to add to a room from devices on the bridge then it can work anyway,

For example if you only have the one main smart thermostat it could be connected to all rooms but someone might want to add a trv to each room with a master thermostat for for the entire zone.

I would happily pay into the crowd fund for Tado once you know if they have a API or comms method that will last.

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That Nuki smart lock looks great.

Does it work with any door type? Tempted to buy one.

I will contribute to the driver anyhow just because I think new drivers sell more products and we all win in the long run

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ethuijs replied on Thu, Jun 3 2021 6:49 PM

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ethuijs:

Is the Beolink2 App or Beoliving App working oke also with a ML gateway type 1701?

I have a Beomaster 5 and BV 7-40 and Essence MK1

I can buy a MLGW but no sence if there is no app working anymore.

ethuijs: The MLGW can be controlled from the BeoLink and BeoLink2 apps, though I must say that the capabilities are very limited when comparing with newer systems. The BLGW integrates with the equipment you mention, you might be better off with that.

Dear Ivan, what is the difference between a ML GW and BLGW? And if I buy the ML GW now and later if I have newer equipment and buy a BLI will the BLI have access to my older systems through the ML GW or will I also need a BLI with BL GW for this?

Kind regards, Edwin

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Tassos replied on Thu, Jun 3 2021 8:55 PM
Seanie_230:

That Nuki smart lock looks great.

Does it work with any door type? Tempted to buy one.

I will contribute to the driver anyhow just because I think new drivers sell more products and we all win in the long run Eclipse 65 V1-32 Beosound M5 Essence MK2 BLI

You will be amazed how easy it is to install and setup! If I recall correctly you have a doorbird as well….you can integrate doorbird with nuki. But even if you use it on its own it is a very clever door lock.
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Tassos:

You will be amazed how easy it is to install and setup! If I recall correctly you have a doorbird as well….you can integrate doorbird with nuki. But even if you use it on its own it is a very clever door lock.

Hello yeah I have doorbird also.

Which is not currently interconnected with BLI but needs pro mode, I must do that at some point.

This lock looks great using the original key, says it’s not compatible with my door lock as it needs to be lifted (Handel) before locking but I think if I just lift it then it would work.

Perfect for a rental house.

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Seanie_230:

That Nuki smart lock looks great.

Does it work with any door type? Tempted to buy one.

I will contribute to the driver anyhow just because I think new drivers sell more products and we all win in the long run

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ethuijs:

Dear Ivan, what is the difference between a ML GW and BLGW? And if I buy the ML GW now and later if I have newer equipment and buy a BLI will the BLI have access to my older systems through the ML GW or will I also need a BLI with BL GW for this?

Kind regards, Edwin

ethuijs: The BLGW offers a great deal of integration and automation possibilities in comparison to the MLGW, you can find guides to both systems here: https://beointegration.com/help-files/

If you are thinking to move to the BLI later, they can both (BLGW & MLGW) be used as interface for the BLI to control the legacy products.


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GLOP replied on Tue, Jun 8 2021 8:25 AM

I happily contributed to the Nuki driver campaign. So I hope we will have it soon...

I use Tado as well for my heating system as for the AC units control I feel it's as great as Nuki... I will happily bake the campaign for it as soon as you decide, but as far as I know the API protocol is stable and has been improved over the years.

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GLOP replied on Tue, Jun 8 2021 8:31 AM

I'm based in Italy and I obviously run an Italian Amazon account.

So I've been struggling to install the Beoliving Intelligence by Khimo Skill untill I understood it was available in US only...

I made to install it and it was very painful (swich country, than install, than go back to your country), so I gave up eventually.

Question for @Khimo Team: why don't you publish the skill in Italy even thou it's in English only? (Alexa now accepts commands in english worldwide even if the main setting is on something elese).

hope you will take the task.

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GLOP replied on Tue, Jun 8 2021 8:31 AM

I'm based in Italy and I obviously run an Italian Amazon account.

So I've been struggling to install the Beoliving Intelligence by Khimo Skill untill I understood it was available in US only...

I made to install it and it was very painful (swich country, than install, than go back to your country), so I gave up eventually.

Question for @Khimo Team: why don't you publish the skill in Italy even thou it's in English only? (Alexa now accepts commands in english worldwide even if the main setting is on something elese).

hope you will take the task.

GLOP

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Tassos replied on Tue, Jun 8 2021 9:55 AM

GLOP:

I happily contributed to the Nuki driver campaign. So I hope we will have it soon...

 

Me tooBig Smile

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So exciting to see your interest in the Nuki driver! Hopefully, we'll get to the goal Smile

GLOP: we are actually in the process of adding support for Italian on our Alexa skill! Adding languages and new regions (even in a previously available language as you suggested) requires the integration undergoing a long acceptance process from Amazon, we hope this will go through soon, but there are no guarantees. We will keep you guys posted!

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ethuijs replied on Tue, Jun 8 2021 10:39 PM

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ethuijs:

Dear Ivan, what is the difference between a ML GW and BLGW? And if I buy the ML GW now and later if I have newer equipment and buy a BLI will the BLI have access to my older systems through the ML GW or will I also need a BLI with BL GW for this?

Kind regards, Edwin

ethuijs: The BLGW offers a great deal of integration and automation possibilities in comparison to the MLGW, you can find guides to both systems here: https://beointegration.com/help-files/

If you are thinking to move to the BLI later, they can both (BLGW & MLGW) be used as interface for the BLI to control the legacy products.

 

My ML GW will arrive tomorrow. I have been reading some documentation already from your site. Thank you. Connecting it to ML will not be a great deal, even for a newbe like me on Home Automation . It would be nice to integrate some Light switches and Light Dimmers on the system also.

Questions:

1. What make of light switches / dimmers should I buy to integrate with ML GW via IP of Wifi or via a IP/Wifi bridge to an other protocol like Hue or Zigbee?

2. Can there be a time schedule programmed in the ML GW to switch the lights on and off at desired times?

3. Can the ML GW connect to the Honeywell Round Connected Thermostat?

Kind regards, Edwin

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Hi again Edwin,

As I mentioned, the MLGW is pretty limited and it is not possible to integrate with modern systems such as Hue. I would highly recommend you use it to control your Legacy B&O products, and integrate to 3rd party systems through a BLI.

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Silou replied on Thu, Jun 10 2021 6:50 PM

For Hue you can use Lightmanager Air with a Lintronic converter to use it with your BEO remote

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Silou replied on Thu, Jun 10 2021 6:50 PM

For Hue you can use Lightmanager Air with a Lintronic converter to use it with your BEO remote

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Good day one and all,

Just to let you know that the IndieGoGo BLI/Nuki campaign has gotten off two a pretty slow start, so please do a pledge now if you are planning to do so! Remember the campaign has a fixed goal, so if we don't get to the full amount you will get your money back.

In any case, we are still very happy with the movement it is generating in the community, and even if this specific campaign doesn't reach its goal, we will have all learned a lot :)

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have ideas of a system that could potentially receive backing from the community (we are still attempting to contact tado via different communication channels, without any success so far).

Keep safe!

 

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Giovanni replied on Tue, Jun 15 2021 3:15 AM

Hi Edwin

note that there is support for MLGW in Home Assistant, the Python code is pretty much portable to other home automation platforms that are based on python

 

https://github.com/giachello/mlgw

 

That integration does enable a lot of cool stuff with MLGW, including integration with streaming audio, lights, scene controllers etc.

 

Giovanni

 

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