Alphatronics Visonic Wireless PC Interface

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Alphatronics Visonic Wireless PC Interface

Postby Digit » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:55 pm

Some time ago i received a new interface i had never heard of or had seen before, made by Alphatronics.
It's called a Wireless PC Interface and it can be used for receiving 868 MHz Visonic Powercode and CodeSecure transmissions.
With this interface i can receive all my Visonic sensor i have, Keyfobs are received very good as well.

Here are 2 pictures of the Interface:
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Some details:

Connection : RS-232, 9600,8,N,1.
Number of sensors supported : unlimited
Power supply : 12V DC
LED indicators : COM and Power

A very nice feature of this interface is that every received packet comes with information about the signal level, so you know exactly how good (or not) a specific sensor is being received.
I've made some charts of these signal levels here: http://www.hekkers.net/domotica/SensorS ... harts.aspx
Some sensors are always received very good like the front door, others sometimes show strange 'dips'.

I got the interface from Waakzaam Wonen (http://www.waakzaamwonen.nl), so if you're interested i would suggest to contact them for more information.

There is also a HS Plugin available for some time now. Pieter and i have tested the plugin, but it wouldn't hurt increasing the number of testers and possibly get valuable input for more functionality. So if you're interested just let me know.
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Postby Bwired » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:02 pm

I have this device running on Bwired (like Robert) and til now it works very good.
In the Raw colomn you can see the protocol and at the end (after the @) the signal strenght.

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Postby TANE » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:05 pm

Robert,
Good to hear that..:)
Can you please post some screenshots of the HS plugin?
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Postby Digit » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:09 pm

Sorry Enver,

The HS trial period is over again, i'll first have to go back to snapshot and install HS etc. etc.
Maybe this weekend.
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Postby Bwired » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:16 pm

Same goes here, trial period Homeseer is over!
It's about time that Homeseer donates us the licenses [;)]
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Postby Digit » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:40 pm

ACK on that :-)
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Postby Ruud » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:17 am

Wat is the cost of this interface ? And wat hsplugin is working with it?

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Postby Willem4ever » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:40 am

I think it is about 150 euro ....
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Postby Edwin2008 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:30 am

what is the benefit of this interface related to rfxcom?
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Postby Ruud » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:26 pm

That it give a good response on keyfob!!!

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Postby akhe » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:36 pm

IS the protocol from this interface protocol documented? I very much want to add this unit to our series of VSCP drivers.
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Postby Digit » Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:31 pm

People who have the interface and are interested in the Plugin can contact me. I am especially in need for someone to test the plugin while connected to a "real" serial port, since both Pieter and me only tested with Ethernet connected interface.

The Plugin can handle both serial and ethernet connected interface. (but not both at the same time [:)])
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Postby akhe » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:14 pm

Is this plugin open source by any chance?

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Postby Digit » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:21 pm

@Ruud: you are right, keyfobs are received very well. I have an avent triggered by the aux button on my keyfob to open the garage door; it has never missed yet. Actually i'm going to replace the remotes belonging to the garage door and which are operating at 433 MHz, by a Visonic Keyfob. That makes me feel more secure, cause by doing that i can remove all learned remotes from the garage door opener's memory, and reduce the chance of unwanted opening of the garage door by 'false positives' to 0. That happened to me 1 time; 1 time to much [:(!].
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Postby Digit » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:27 pm

@akhe:
At this time i don't feel at liberty to reveal any details about the protocol. A free, closed source HS plugin will be available soon.
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