Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

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Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:06 am
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Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

I see in the changelog that compatibility updates were necessary even for newer 6 beta version, but I haven't seen any developer activity for over a year. With 7 coming soon and possible larger changes, is dropped support for DSC integration a possibility?

Does anyone know if DSC TL280 module can be used instead of IT-100?

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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

Tac wrote:
Does anyone know if DSC TL280 module can be used instead of IT-100?


I don't think so. That unit implements an encrypted link to an alarm monitoring station, to replace a POTS line or cell modem. It's not a local integration interface.

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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

Tac wrote:
I see in the changelog that compatibility updates were necessary even for newer 6 beta version, but I haven't seen any developer activity for over a year. With 7 coming soon and possible larger changes, is dropped support for DSC integration a possibility?

We (Indigo developers) are doing our best to make sure any Indigo 7 changes don't break existing plugins. If any changes are required they should be minor, so I don't believe this plugin (or any other popular plugin) is in danger of not being compatible with Indigo 7.

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Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:37 am
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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

matt (support) wrote:
Tac wrote:
I see in the changelog that compatibility updates were necessary even for newer 6 beta version, but I haven't seen any developer activity for over a year. With 7 coming soon and possible larger changes, is dropped support for DSC integration a possibility?

We (Indigo developers) are doing our best to make sure any Indigo 7 changes don't break existing plugins. If any changes are required they should be minor, so I don't believe this plugin (or any other popular plugin) is in danger of not being compatible with Indigo 7.


That is good to know, thank you.

Now, it seems that DSC PowerSeries controllers are EOL. Does anyone have experience with connecting Indigo to the PowerSeries Neo HS line of controllers?

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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

Tac wrote:
...Now, it seems that DSC PowerSeries controllers are EOL. Does anyone have experience with connecting Indigo to the PowerSeries Neo HS line of controllers?

You might check out the AD2* products at AlarmDecoder.com. They support the DSC panels (though I am not sure about the Neo HS) and work with the AD2USB plugin.

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Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:57 pm
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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

I've done some research and it seems that DSC locked their bus so no 3rd party support is possible on the Neo series :(

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Bummer. Is it not possible at all to get the older series? Or, possibly one of the vista panels and a AD2USB adapter paired with berkinets plugin?


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Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:12 am
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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

It is possible, but as I mentioned in the other thread it is EOL with potential warranty problems and new sensors incompatibility, especially the wireless ones. Can't seem to find Vista panels in my region.

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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

Yeah. Do you need wireless modules? If it's all wired it's much less of a stresser.


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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

I wonder if the Neo TL280 or TL280(R) would be usable.

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Both have Ethernet IP connection to your LAN, plus the (R) version has an RS232 port.


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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

I was wondering that, but I can't seem to find if there's and API for it for the use we'd want.. A cursory glance through the reference manual seems to suggest it's only for use with communications with a monitoring station. http://cms.dsc.com/download.php?t=1&id=23358


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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

Interesting, I've just been having a read around about the neo series. Apparently the PC18xx series is still in production and isn't due to end for several years. Are you sure they can't source brand new panels on them?


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Re: Plugin's Indigo 7 future and DSC TL280 compatibility

Hi

I found a PDF were an instruction to integrate NEO to an Exaqvision server (CCTV) using the TL-280

https://www.exacq.com/support/manspecs/ (Look under integration guides)

Reading this i think its must be possible to use the TL-280 and make it communicate with Indigo some how.

I altso read in the TL-280 manual, that the RS-422 Connection is for "3rd party device" so it dont seems like DSC wants to stop any integration?

Just wanted to make this avalible for everyone here hoping some plugin genius will make a plugin some day supporting the NEO

/Martin

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