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Kevin Hawkins
2004-04-12, 03:59
There is a xAP connector available for the SliMP3 and Squeezebox players
which does exactly this. It will handle multiple players and also multiple
messages. It incorporates a true queue system such that timed messages sent
to players are properly queued for the correct times sequentially and the
correct players independantly. This stops later messages overwriting earlier
ones. There is also the ability to force messages to the front of the queue
if you want.

If you have a xAP source for your weather / temp sensors etc (there are a
few applications for this) then you could hang it all together this way. Or
if you use HomeSeer then you can script and use your existing sensor inputs.
It takes a bit of work but is a true network solution.

I have inside and outside temp plus my alarm system connected like this. At
night the bedside Squeezebox is normally OFF with no display (I find even on
the lowest DIM setting it is still too bright). Should there an unexpected
alarm sensor triggered downstairs then the Squeezebox switches on to full
brightness and plays a little 'alarm' sound - displayed on the screen is the
name of the sensor that has tripped.

You can also insert some of your own menus into the Slim ones this way - I
use some of the spare keys on the IR remote to switch on and off my temp
display one which effectively then replaces the time when OFF. It is even
possible to insert some text into the existing menus this way but that
requires a little more work. It avoids having to mod the server code though.

Eg Monday, April 12, 2004
IN: 21 11:49:41 AM OUT: 5

Kevin


The xAP Slim Connector requires a network attached Windows machine to run on
(uses .NET) although the SlimServer can be any variant. It is available from


www.xapframework.net

xAP Weather is available from

www.mi4.biz



> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf
> Of Mike Brand
> Sent: 11 April 2004 17:21
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Displaying custom text on 2 Players
>
> Is it possible to display custom text on 2 Slimp3 players
> simultaneously? Or better yet, display different messages
> on different Slimp3's?
>
> Here is the scenario, I have 2 players one in the Family
> Room and one in the Bedroom. I use my home automation
> program, Homeseer, to write the outside temperature,
> wind-speed, and home status to the player when it is
> stopped. this worked fine when I had 1 Slimp3. Now that I
> have 2 Slimp3's the status info is only being written to
> the first player in my list.
>
> I do not see any variables or method to specify which
> Slimp is being written using the following command:
>
> http://localhost:9000/status.txt?
> p0=display&p1=Firstline&p2=secondline&p3=5
> Unless there is an updated version of the HTTP interface
> documentation, which I cannot seem to find.
>
> Thanks
> Mike
>
>

Mike Brand
2004-04-12, 05:41
Thanks Kevin, Max, & Dean,

I modified my HomeSeer Script and now have text displaying properly on
both my Slimp3's. Thanks for the information on xAP it looks pretty
cool! I am definitely going to take a closer look and determine how I
can integrate it into my setup.

Mike
On Apr 12, 2004, at 5:59 AM, Kevin Hawkins wrote:

> There is a xAP connector available for the SliMP3 and Squeezebox
> players
> which does exactly this. It will handle multiple players and also
> multiple
> messages. It incorporates a true queue system such that timed messages
> sent
> to players are properly queued for the correct times sequentially and
> the
> correct players independantly. This stops later messages overwriting
> earlier
> ones. There is also the ability to force messages to the front of the
> queue
> if you want.
>
> If you have a xAP source for your weather / temp sensors etc (there
> are a
> few applications for this) then you could hang it all together this
> way. Or
> if you use HomeSeer then you can script and use your existing sensor
> inputs.
> It takes a bit of work but is a true network solution.
>
> I have inside and outside temp plus my alarm system connected like
> this. At
> night the bedside Squeezebox is normally OFF with no display (I find
> even on
> the lowest DIM setting it is still too bright). Should there an
> unexpected
> alarm sensor triggered downstairs then the Squeezebox switches on to
> full
> brightness and plays a little 'alarm' sound - displayed on the screen
> is the
> name of the sensor that has tripped.
>
> You can also insert some of your own menus into the Slim ones this way
> - I
> use some of the spare keys on the IR remote to switch on and off my
> temp
> display one which effectively then replaces the time when OFF. It is
> even
> possible to insert some text into the existing menus this way but that
> requires a little more work. It avoids having to mod the server code
> though.
>
> Eg Monday, April 12, 2004
> IN: 21 11:49:41 AM OUT: 5
>
> Kevin
>
>
> The xAP Slim Connector requires a network attached Windows machine to
> run on
> (uses .NET) although the SlimServer can be any variant. It is
> available from
>
>
> www.xapframework.net
>
> xAP Weather is available from
>
> www.mi4.biz
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf
>> Of Mike Brand
>> Sent: 11 April 2004 17:21
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion
>> Subject: [slim] Displaying custom text on 2 Players
>>
>> Is it possible to display custom text on 2 Slimp3 players
>> simultaneously? Or better yet, display different messages
>> on different Slimp3's?
>>
>> Here is the scenario, I have 2 players one in the Family
>> Room and one in the Bedroom. I use my home automation
>> program, Homeseer, to write the outside temperature,
>> wind-speed, and home status to the player when it is
>> stopped. this worked fine when I had 1 Slimp3. Now that I
>> have 2 Slimp3's the status info is only being written to
>> the first player in my list.
>>
>> I do not see any variables or method to specify which
>> Slimp is being written using the following command:
>>
>> http://localhost:9000/status.txt?
>> p0=display&p1=Firstline&p2=secondline&p3=5
>> Unless there is an updated version of the HTTP interface
>> documentation, which I cannot seem to find.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Mike
>>
>>