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RPI gateway device software

Post by skiv71 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:22 pm

Hi guy's,

In preparation for the next update for BMS Link, I am pleased to release the RPI device gateway software.

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This software turn's you RPI into a device gateway server, exposing specific serial device's are virtual serial ports.

The will replace (and depreciate) the net usb server, which has been used since BMS Link's original release.

At the moment, supported devices are: -

RFXtrx433

Zstick (with z-way)

RaZberry GPIO

This is the readme from the software archive...

Introduction
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The files included in this archive will allow you to turn the RPI into a device gateway.

In detail, this software creates virtual serial ports for the following devices: -

RFXtrx433, Zstick (with z-way) and the RaZberry GPIO


Installation
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1/. Copy the files found in the 'root' folder to path '/root'

2/. Append the text found in 'crontab' to the RPI '/etc/crontab'


Running
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Once you've updated /etc/crontab, the serial port server will start automatically: -

a). on RPI boot

b). start of each minute

You can also start the server yourself via - 'sudo /root/cron.sh'


Using the serial ports
----------------------

When using the RPI as a device gateway, BMS Link will find all available devices, connect and present them to the system
automatically.

If you wish, you can connect to the RPI's devices yourself (handy for testing devices, upgrading firmware's etc.), you
can reach available devices on the following TCP ports (via the RPI hostname/ip address):

RFXtrx433 [4331]

RaZberry  [8681]

Zstick    [8682]

Please be aware that serial port access should be exclusive and BMS Link will assume this.

If you connect using your own software, please close down BMS Link first.

Note
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For BMS Link to use the RPI device gateway, you'll need to be running v1.100 or greater.

The new v1.100 has numerous changes, so will a full release (i.e. download), as opposed to an incremental update.


Thanks

Neil Duffy


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Re: RPI gateway device software

Post by wesser on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:32 pm

Hi Neil,

Any idea when version 1.50 will be released?

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Re: RPI gateway device software

Post by skiv71 on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:58 pm

Hi Wes,

I'm almost ready, still testing some of the code changes (of which there are many).

Was hoping to put in some revision's I've made to the wifi link decoding, but I bought a new energy monitor for testing (which is v2) and my wifi link has a v1 meter firmware.

Not had much luck thus far in getting LWRF to update my link :-/

Neil
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Post by wesser on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:03 pm

I've given up on the wifi link.
Mine started freezing a few weeks back.
I'm going to convert to entirely xwave.

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Re: RPI gateway device software

Post by skiv71 on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:11 pm

To be honest, that's the best choice Smile
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