Logitech Harmony Smart Control ... interesting possibilities

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Livin
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Logitech Harmony Smart Control ... interesting possibilities

Post by Livin » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:52 am

I was browsing the info about the recently released Logitech Harmony Smart Control (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/h ... rt-control)

I'm thinking this might have some nice use if we can integrate into EG. They say there is no plans to release the API but I suspect someone could reverse engineer it since it is using WiFi & Bluetooth communications.

I'm not sure if they encrypt the communications.
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Post by gechu » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:58 am

Seems it should be possible to connect the Harmony Smart Control hub to Windows/linux: Control-PC-with-the-Harmony-Ultimate-Bluetooth-or-Wireless

To make it work with the PS3 Eventghost plugin I think the code (for the plugin) needs to be altered to support these hardware ID:

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Product ID: 0xc129
Vendor ID: 0x046d
If there is a need to forcefully shutdown the bluetooth link between the hub and computer to save power, it should also be possible to modify the devcon.exe (device manager command line interface) to support it disabling and re-enabling the device.

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Post by gechu » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:45 pm

I can confirm that it works! Haven´t played with it much yet though.

Look for this code segment starting at row 469:

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if(
                ( ( item.vendorId == 0x054C or item.vendorId == 0x609 ) and item.productId == 0x0306 ) or
                item.devicePath == path
            ):
Change it into:

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          if(
                ( ( item.vendorId == 0x054C or item.vendorId == 0x609 or item.vendorId == 0x46D ) and item.productId == 0x0306 or item.productId == 0x0306 or item.productId == 0xC129) or
                item.devicePath == path
            ):

And then you´ll be able to find the device in the PS3 plugin settings. Instructions describing how to pair the remote is available in the link in my previous post.

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Re: Logitech Harmony Smart Control ... interesting possibili

Post by Jostein » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:28 am

Hi Livin.

Work on reverse engeenering the API has been done already, even though it is not complete it shows how to do it.
Check out:
https://petelepage.com/blog/2013/07/hom ... for-geeks/
https://github.com/jterrace/pyharmony/
https://github.com/jterrace/pyharmony/b ... ROTOCOL.md

Would be great if somebody could make a plugin for it, as it would also make it possible to control the Harmony and not only the PC via bluetoth from harmony. :D

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Post by Livin » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:23 am

Jostein wrote:Hi Livin.

Work on reverse engeenering the API has been done already, even though it is not complete it shows how to do it.
Check out:
https://petelepage.com/blog/2013/07/hom ... for-geeks/
https://github.com/jterrace/pyharmony/
https://github.com/jterrace/pyharmony/b ... ROTOCOL.md

Would be great if somebody could make a plugin for it, as it would also make it possible to control the Harmony and not only the PC via bluetoth from harmony. :D
Ill check it out
setup... XBMC, W7MC for DVR & Live OTA TV, JRMC for multi-zone audio, EG, MiCasaVerde Vera3, USB-UIRT IR receiver, Harmony remote, 5.2 home theater system

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Re: Logitech Harmony Smart Control ... interesting possibili

Post by Luca Brasi » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:16 pm

Hey guys,

this would be very very nice!
+1000 from my side :-)))
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Post by serial2305 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:18 am

Hey this would be really very cool! Because of this, it´s finally possible for me not only my pc with xbmc and the fs20 system to control via tasker andeventghost. THUMBS UP! :D

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Post by jonasbegood » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:58 pm

This would be really neat. Anyone working on this plugin? :D

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Post by techoguy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:26 pm

I would love to see this too.

If I ever get my Harmony Ultimate, I would be glad to write the plugin if no one else has or I would be willing to work with anyone else that wants to create a plugin for it.
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Post by Jostein » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:14 pm

Hi techoguy.

Would be great if you could make a plugin for the ultimate. I dont think i can be of much help other than to point to the pyharmony library . https://github.com/jterrace/pyharmony
Also there is a program called HarmonyHubControl. http://sourceforge.net/projects/harmony ... rol/files/ Havent tested it as i dont have access to my harmony.
If you need any help i would be happy to try in any way i can but other than testing i am not sure that i have much to give.

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Post by techoguy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:08 pm

Jostein wrote:Hi techoguy.

Would be great if you could make a plugin for the ultimate...
Hi Jostein,
I would love to but right now I don't have an ultimate or hub to develop with. If I do get one I'll let you guys know.
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Re: Logitech Harmony Smart Control ... interesting possibili

Post by Livin » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:52 pm

techguy,
Did you see the Meritline sale for the refurb Harmony Smart Control w/ Simple Remote? I picked one up, got it today. $75 shipped.
setup... XBMC, W7MC for DVR & Live OTA TV, JRMC for multi-zone audio, EG, MiCasaVerde Vera3, USB-UIRT IR receiver, Harmony remote, 5.2 home theater system

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Post by techoguy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:11 am

Hi Livin,
Thanks for the notice.
I actually do have the ultimate now with the smarthub. I'm hoping to get started on the plugin this week.

I'll let you know how it goes. I need to start playing with some code to see how hard it will be.

Thanks
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Post by Livin » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:15 am

nice, looking forward to it!

I'm going to see if I can get it working using the bluetooth connection directly to XBMC in the mean time
setup... XBMC, W7MC for DVR & Live OTA TV, JRMC for multi-zone audio, EG, MiCasaVerde Vera3, USB-UIRT IR receiver, Harmony remote, 5.2 home theater system

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Re: Logitech Harmony Smart Control ... interesting possibili

Post by jonasbegood » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:00 am

techoguy wrote:Hi Livin,
Thanks for the notice.
I actually do have the ultimate now with the smarthub. I'm hoping to get started on the plugin this week.

I'll let you know how it goes. I need to start playing with some code to see how hard it will be.

Thanks
Very nice! Tell me if you need any help on testing

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