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frog posted on Sun, Feb 16 2014 12:49 PM

Hi,

 

I'm keen to start controlling my B&O system through a MLG using Domoticz running on a raspberry Pi. While the MLG is not currently supported natively by the Domoticz software (and I suspect never will due to its rarity), I'd like to control it via the ethernet interface. Is there anywhere I can find documentation as to how to go about this?

 

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kimhav replied on Mon, Mar 21 2016 10:21 AM

Excellent and Big Thanks! I'll start to play around with and provide feedback on how it goes here on my side.

An idea could be to start a specific thread for this topic which would be a good ref point for others to subsvribe to to follow it.

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frog replied on Tue, Mar 22 2016 2:14 PM

I suggest switching on the Debug and sniff options to see what is coming and going from the Mlgw. Also don't forget to set up the idx addresses for your domoticz controlled devices. 

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frog replied on Tue, May 17 2016 11:16 PM

On a slightly different manner, I want to control the on/off controls of a LG tv via rs232 - I have the protocol, but am unsure how to do this (apart from hooking the serial cable to the TV and MLGW. I suspect it would be via macros, but the documentation is sparse. 

 

Can an anyone point me in the right direction on how to send a byte sequence via rs232 from the MLGW?

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kimhav replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 2:48 PM

Quick follow-up to check whether you've made any updates of the python script before making use of it as I never came around last time to play around with it?

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frog replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 3:03 PM

No, nothing new - haven't changed it as it is working fine.

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kai replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 10:52 PM
I hope you don't mind me asking about how easy it is to programme the ml gateway, I have been contacted by an old customer who has various equipment beosound 5 various tv beovision 1 beovision 8, some passive kits, as well as some playmakers, as well as some graphic eyes I know the old masterlink system very well, but not much experience of the gateway, it has all been cat 7 and all the network has been tested, he is not happy with local dealer and I'm happy to have a look, but looking for advice should I be able to do this
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frog replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 10:57 PM

One thing to be careful of - from looking at the list of equipment that you provided, is that not all B&O kit can recognise or be recognised by the ML Gateway. Suggest you check this out before committing to automate the system.

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frog replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 11:00 PM

Check out http://mlgw.bang-olufsen.dk/source/documents/ for info

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kai replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 11:55 PM
Thanks for your reply I had a quick look, and I don't see playmakers there or bvis 8, I will look at it closer tomorrow thanks again
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TWG replied on Thu, Jul 28 2016 6:16 AM

Playmaker can NOT work with MLGW!

Beovision 8 is supported. Depending on the version it could be that it must be updated. You'll find a MS-Word-Document in the firmware directory called MLGW-compatibility where all devices are listed.

 

 

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Hi Frog,

Thinking about getting a MLGW with the idea of integrating with my homeseer home automation set-up (lights etc), and also be able to control my chromecast playback on A.Aux with Play, Next & Prev button presses on the beo4 over masterlink.. do you know if it's possible to capture these beo4 commands on the MLGW? Homeseer can control the chromecast via http posts, so I ideally would like to get the MLGW to fire the http url whenever the relevant buttons are pressed on the beo4 while on the A.Aux source. Can it be done?

Many thanks,

Rob. 

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frog replied on Tue, Oct 9 2018 3:23 PM

Hi,

I have tried to access my Beosound 5 on A.AUX (using the AUX_A key through MLGW) but with no success yet. The N.Music and N.Radio work fine.

My Beocentre 2 shows A.Aux, but doesn't activate the Beosound 5. I suspect that if you can switch on the A.Aux from your BEO4, then you'll get it working OK. I probably have a mismatch between the Beocentre 2 and Beosound 5 as to which A.Aux is accessed!

I use custom strings to connect to a program I wrote which receives the button press and sends a http post. I suspect using the homeseer plugin, you'd be able to do the same.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply.

Yes i can access the correct aux source using the beo4 on my setup from any room, so with your MLGW and script can you capture any remote button key press on any source and trigger a custom string http post or is it limited to Light commands only? 

regarding your issue, it sounds like the beocenter is taking precedence on the masterlink network being a source centre. You might be able to select beosound 5's aux using Link + A.Aux. 

Rob.

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frog replied on Tue, Oct 9 2018 4:22 PM

Yes, I only tried it to check what you wanted to do. I’ll just have to try something else. 

As as far as the buttons are concerned over Mlgw ; yes, no problem in accessing all the Beo4 keys. 

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Much appreciated. It sounds like the MLGW might fit the bill then with the addition of scripts! You mentioned custom strings are send to your script which then makes the http post.. is the MLGW configured to trigger your script with all ML notifications, or do you need a custom string entered for each trigger/button press? Am I right in thinking the python script connects to the MLGW over telnet?

Homeseer can receive http get requests with query strings for triggering events or changing device status, or via more complex http posts with JSON. Because homeseer can trigger events with a simple URL I wonder whether I can simply call the URL in a custom string? I'd be grateful if I could download a copy of your python script to get a better understanding of how it's working if you are still happy to share it - the drop box link you posted a couple of years back's unfortunately broken!

Also does the MLGW include the more recent Philips Hue driver like the BLGW?

Many thanks.

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