RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

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Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:06 pm
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RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

Having moved into a new (to me!) house with Somfy blinds and shades, I am wrestling with integration of Somfy's system using various Arduino projects that address the Somfy RTS rolling code method of control.

I have had limited success, but have come across the RFLink Gateway project (http://www.rflink.nl) and have ordered a kit (https://www.nodo-shop.nl/en/rflink-gate ... cable.html) that is claimed to have native RTS support. There are further projects that provide links to an MQTT broker, but initially I would like to issue commands and receive data into Indigo via the Arduino's serial USB port. Note that the RF Gateway project offers support for a large number of RF devices (http://www.rflink.nl/blog2/devlist) and native integration with Domoticz, OpenHab and a number of other systems with plugins (http://www.rflink.nl/blog2/easyha).

My questions are:
    Has anyone any experience of integration of RFLink with Indigo?
    Can anyone suggest a "ready made" means of communicating via an Arduino serial USB connection?

Thanks in advance!

mclass

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Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:03 am
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Re: RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

Note that the RFlink is a 433.42MHz transceiver for Somfy RTS or a 433.92MHz transceiver for all other sensors.
The RFXtrx433XL is one transceiver that operates on both frequencies. In normal operation it works at 433.92 and switches to 433.42 and back when a Somfy RTS command is transmitted
https://www.indigodomo.com/pluginstore/17/

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Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:57 pm
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Re: RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

Thanks for the prompt response. I had looked at the RFXComm solution , but their website states that the XL is “Not Available”. If that’s not the case, it would be the obvious way to go.


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Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:40 pm
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Re: RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

Have you looked at the Bond Home? I think it controls Somfy.

https://bondhome.io

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my plugins: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewforum.php?f=177

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Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:30 am
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Re: RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

I think my Somfy plugin does basic up/down/stop of rflink unless I’m misremembering the name/technology.


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Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:11 am
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Re: RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

I think my Somfy plugin does basic up/down/stop of rflink unless I’m misremembering the name/technology.


Thanks for your reply. I think your "Somfy Manager" plugin is for use with Somfy's MyLink device that is quite expensive! Seems that there's a plethora of solutions to the Somfy issue. But all you respondents have certainly given me options! Thanks (I think!!??)

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Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:12 am
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Re: RFLink Gateway Control of Somfy RTS

Ah, that’s the one!

I’ll certainly look at rflink if there’s any sort of api available.


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