Now down to business. I have chosen to use EventGhost as the core of my home automation and it can control basically everything - except zVirtualScenes (ZVS). Because of this, I chose to write a plugin for EventGhost that is able to directly control ZVS using it's built in WebAPI plugin. I also wrote a plugin for ZVS that will broadcast all Z-Wave based event to EventGhost for further handling. But anyways, I am fairly new to Python and also have a small number of Z-Wave hardware to control right now and I was hoping to find some others here that use ZVS who would be willing to test things out and see if they can find some bugs or gaps in features.
Thanks in advance for your consideration, and I hope that this project proves itself to be helpful to more than just myself.
Edit (01/16/2014): I have created a simple (read: ugly) webpage to be the home for both the Control Plugin and the Broadcaster plugin. This page, which includes links to download all versions of both plugins can be found at the following address:
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Hello hairlesshobo,hairlesshobo wrote:I hope I wasn't misleading in my original post but this plugin is designed to interface zVirtualScenes with EventGhost, so whatever devices ZVS supports, this will as well. This is not intended to be a direct interface with Z-Wave hardware. I decided to go this route so that the developer of ZVS, who is much more familiar with interfacing to Z-Wave devices can handle that, and I simply bring that power to the EG world.
I'm considering buying a Z-WAVE system and since I also have EG as core of my home automation, this solution with zVirtualScenes seems to be perfect!
...Also Mi Casa Verde Vera is a bit to expensive in my opinion
Anyway, I'd be glad to assist!
I know a bit about python and already created some EG plugins.
Please let me know if you still plan to develop this plugin and I'll order some Z-WAVE components
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Please let me know if you guys encounter any issues and I'll be glad to address them.
This plugin only interfaces EventGhost to zVirtualScenes, it does not directly communicate with any Z-Wave devices. If I remember correctly what RaZberry is, it may or may not be compatible at the moment, but could easily be made to do so if it does not currently work. Let me know your results and I'll see what I can do. If it doesn't work, I might have to pick up a Pie so that I can try it out in house.krambriw wrote:Will it be compatible with RaZberry and Z-Way?
I have some trouble getting this plugin to work - is there something wrong with my configuration? I also tried it without SSL and I deactivated the windows firewall.
EDIT: It seems like I needed to open zVirtualscenes as Admin - now I have a connection
cool, thank you!hairlesshobo wrote:Just as a heads up, there are some problems with the WebAPI plugin in ZVS 7.0.949 that prevents the zVirtualScenes command plugin from working. I am currently working in coordination with one of the ZVS developers to correct this. I have a partially working solution in place but it will require a special version of the WebAPI plugin until it is fixed in the next release. once I get it finished and working, I will post the latest code and the patched WebAPI plugin for everybody.
I have some issues triggering commands from EG to zVirtualScenes, just to check if we both have the same issue:
If I try to control a switch or a dimmer sometimes no devices are shown to me in the drop down selection, sometimes devices that are from the other type and the ... But no matter what is there to choose from I didn't get any command form EG to zVirtualScenes working until now.
What I get are the Events form zVirtualScenes, this works!
How is it going?
http://www.stevecross.org/eventghost_zv ... ta%203.exe
Make sure you are running the latest version of ZVS. During installation, make sure you select all 3 components otherwise you won't be able to send any commands to ZVS.
Let me know how it works out.
I'll come back when I did more testing