Plugin for Aviosys IP9258 IP Power Switch  (Indigo Plugin)

Contributed by: Nick Smith

Overview

The AVIOSYS IP9258 is a 4 outlet power distribution switch that allows individual outlets to be switched on & off

remotely via a wired Ethernet connection. This plugin extends the Perceptive Automation Indigo Mac

home automation application to support the IP9258 and allow each outlet to be configured and controlled as a separate

device. Models supporting UK, European & US power outlets are available.

I've used these to replace X10 appliance modules where a number of devices need to be

controlled within a small area (e.g. behind the TV) or where the devices being switched

require a higher degree of reliability than can be achieved using X10.

Installation

1) Download (http://www.nickandmeryl.com/software/IP9258_files/IP9258.indigoPlugin.zip)

the plugin bundle to the Mac running Indigo & unzip it if necessary

2) Double-click on the IP9258.indigoPlugin file: Indigo will ask if you would like to

install it

3) The plugin's configuration screen will pop up. Just hit Save to carry on.

Usage

1) From within the Indigo Devices list, click "New" and create a device representing

the first power outlet.

2) Click on the "Edit Device Settings" button to display the detailed configuration

screen. The details are reasonably self-explanatory:

  • IP address: IP address of the PDU. "192.168.1.100" is the default value
  • Username: username used to log into the PDU. "admin" is the default value
  • Password: password used to log into the PDU. "12345678" is the default value
  • PDU outlet: the outlet you wish to control (1 - 4)

3) Enter the details relating to your IP9258 configuration & press "Save" once complete.

4) Repeat for as many devices as required.

SUPPORTED OPERATIONS

An outlet device will support the following operations:

  • Turn on
  • Turn off
  • Toggle
  • Get status