Proliphix IMT550w thermostat installed

Today I finally installed my Proliphix IMT550w Network Thermostat. As you may have read in my earlier post, it was hard to find the right thermostat for my American Standard HVAC system, and it took me over 2 week to do an exhaustive search to find the IMT550. To review, I have a dual fuel … Continue reading Proliphix IMT550w thermostat installed

Security system working with mControl via NPort

So yesterday and today I spent time installing the NPort 5250A Serial to IP Server and hooking it up to my DSC security system. After the hardware was setup, I enabled the "DSC PS" driver in mControl Service Manager and configured it with the right IP address and port. Then I added a new device in mControl … Continue reading Security system working with mControl via NPort

Insteon communication issues

Looks like I have some issues with Insteon communication. The mControl log is recording error such as: !!! PowerLinc possible data loss: 0x02 not found at beginning of data !!! PowerLinc communication error - NAK received (B) !!! PowerLinc possible data loss: 0x02 not found at beginning of data And the device summary shows a … Continue reading Insteon communication issues

Installing mControl v3

So the Dell Zino I ordered was delivered yesterday and finished installing all the Insteon devices. After much debate I decided to install Windows 7... Well I did not like how it turned out and today I installed Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Much better, because most of the time the Zino will … Continue reading Installing mControl v3

mControl Device Drivers

I just finished having a meeting with Ted and Roger from Embedded Automation on how to write device drivers for mControl. It was great that they took some time out of their busy day to meet with me at the SFU Surrey Campus. Now that I have a handle on this I am looking to … Continue reading mControl Device Drivers

Rewiring, Phase 1

I spend a good part of the day reorganizing my wiring cabinet (phase 1 of 2). Looks much better now... For the last couple of months it was looking like an apocalyptic mess after I pulled all the wire out; loose wires hung everywhere! Here is the after picture.

Installing electricity, water and gas meters

So here is a summary of the meters I have installed at my house. Around the middle of 2009 I had 2 electrical meters installed at my home. Both where PowerLogic ION6200 meters. These meters are class 0.5 revenue meters so that means they are not cheap. One meter measures consumption of the main buswork coming … Continue reading Installing electricity, water and gas meters