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Tarn
2006-09-20, 13:26
Anybody know if there will be a (hopefully official) Crestron module made available to control the Transporter?

It seems like this would be part of the plan, given the RS232 interface.

Though a Crestron module to control things by talking directly to the SlimServer seems like a more flexible solution that would work for the Squeezeboxes as well.

Jeff Coffler
2006-09-20, 13:45
Tarn wrote:
> Anybody know if there will be a (hopefully official) Crestron module
> made available to control the Transporter?
>
> It seems like this would be part of the plan, given the RS232
> interface.
>
> Though a Crestron module to control things by talking directly to the
> SlimServer seems like a more flexible solution that would work for the
> Squeezeboxes as well.
>

The SlimServer API is very rich, and adding support for automation
systems is straight-forward. Note that AMX already has a rich interface
to the SlimServer, here's a screenshot from it:

http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=62827

Using RS-232 is kinda lame for an automation system in this case.
TCP/IP is way better (way faster, quite rich), and the SlimServer
supports that today.

I'm not sure what/how the RS-232 interface behaves on the Transporter.
But as I said, the existing TCP/IP CLI interface is very rich and would
support the Transporter as well as Squeezebox 1's, 2's, and 3's. It's a
no-brainer that would be the interface to use.

I don't think Slim Devices would write such a module. It's up to
someone in Crestron land to do that.

-- Jeff

dean
2006-09-20, 13:54
There's at least one Crestron module in development now:

<http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=26063>

I also heard from Patrick that there was some interest from other
Crestron developers he spoke to at CEDIA. I'll post more when I hear
some details.

Also, the RS-232 port can be used as a serial connection to the
SlimServer CLI, using a plugin that Felix developed. Other plugins
can also use the RS-232 port for their own purposes. Felix's plugin
is not in the 6.5 release that's going out today, but it'll be
available for download soon.

-dean

Tarn
2006-09-21, 12:34
Thanks! I'll watch for his new Crestron module.

In the meantime we'll see what we can do with the old one as a stop gap.

Firebat
2006-09-25, 16:17
I'd like to see a module also. I'd write one but I really don't have the time.

A note to SD: It's a lot easier to integrate your products with Crestron/AMX if you have a module posted on your website. Dropping in a module makes life much easier for integrators which results in higher sales to the high-end market.

Marc Sherman
2006-09-26, 05:25
Firebat wrote:
> I'd like to see a module also. I'd write one but I really don't have
> the time.
>
> A note to SD: It's a lot easier to integrate your products with
> Crestron/AMX if you have a module posted on your website. Dropping in
> a module makes life much easier for integrators which results in higher
> sales to the high-end market.

I'm sure they'd write one, but they don't really have the time.

- Marc

Firebat
2006-09-26, 11:11
There are folks that can write them for a fee.