This page last changed on Dec 13, 2012 by yoggi.

Where do we stand regarding UPB (Universal powerline bus control from Openremote? Is anybody working on this in any form?

As a previously skilled Lingo scripter (In what use to be Macromedia director) I would like to take on this problem, but creating a Java library might (or reusing what already exist) be more then I can handle.

Another way of doing it might be to use Perl script, that accepts http post calls (I have seen that Openremot can generate these some ware on this forum/documentation).

Some of the work regarding control of UBS PIM (Powerline Interface Module) has already been done (I found some Perl scripts in Misterhouse ( that looks like could be used to get the insight on how control should be achieved).

If anybody here has suggestions, tips, warnings (about doing it this way), code examples etc. it would be greatly appreciated.

I haven't yet got the UPS equipment so I have no hardware yet to try on. But this should be addressed soon.

See here in the documentation:
At the bottom of that text are a few links referring to adding protocols

Posted by pz1 at Dec 13, 2012 09:40

Based on the perl code from Misterhouse a native protocol implementation in Java should be doable
Native would certainly be more efficient then using HTTP and another Perl script.
Feel free to look at the tutorial Pe pointed out.

Posted by mredeker at Dec 14, 2012 08:01

Thanks I will start to look at the native implementation of my script.

Is there any favored / recommended IDE to use when designing for OpenRemote?

Posted by yoggi at Dec 14, 2012 10:55

Some use Eclipse, some use IntelliJ.
The ant script is the one that should create a working .war file at the end
Feel free to use your favorite.

Posted by mredeker at Dec 14, 2012 11:02
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