ISY Bridge  

Developer: Open Source Plugins
Category: Hubs and Protocol Bridges
Github: Github Repo
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Plugin ID: com.indigodomo.opensource.isybridge
Latest release: v2.0.0 released on Jan. 4, 2018
Release downloaded: 0 times
Requires: Indigo v6.0.3 or higher
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ISY Bridge

This plugin will allow Indigo to control devices through an ISY controller. You can also execute scenes and programs. The original author of the plugin gave us permission to open source the code for this plugin.

Several fixes were made to the plugin to make it compatible (and, in fact, it requires) Indigo 6. Also, there were some changes to the ISY REST API which have been incorporated. This plugin has been tested with the following ISY Controllers and firmware:

ISY Controller Firmware Version(s)
ISY-944i v4.0.5
ISY-994i Zwave v5.0.11

 

Downloading for use

If you are a user and just want to download and install the plugin, click on the Download ZIP button to the right and it will download the plugin and readme file to a folder in your Downloads directory called ISY-Bridge. Once it's downloaded just open that folder and double-click on the ISY Bridge.indigoPlugin file to have the client install and enable it for you.

How to use

Once you've installed the plugin, you'll need to create an ISY Controller device. Create a new device, select ISY Bridge from the Type: popup, then select ISY Controller from the Model: popup. You'll get a config dialog where you can select your ISY from a popup list and add authentication details. When you save the config dialog, the plugin will automatically talk to the ISY to get a list of all supported devices and it will automatically create Indigo devices representing each one. It will make them in the same folder where you created the ISY Controller device.

(Important note: don't be confused or fooled by the other types of devices you can add--those are artifacts of the API. The devices on the ISY side will be automatically added to the Indigo side; you just need to add the controller.)

If you later add a device, you can select the Plugins->ISY Bridge->Update ISY menu item and you'll be able to hit a button to update devices (it will add any that aren't present). It will also rebuild the list of scenes and programs.

The plugin presents 2 events: when a program finishes the THEN portion of a program or when a program finishes the ELSE portion of a program. ISY users will understand this.

The plugin also presents 3 actions: Send Scene On Command, Send Scene Off Command, Send Program Command. These are pretty self-explanatory.

Currently supported device types are: Dimmers, On/Off (relay) devices, Sprinklers, Thermostats, and the I/O Linc. We've added an enhancement issue to expand that list but it'll have to be done by someone else.

Getting Help

If you have questions, the best place to start is on the ISY Bridge plugin forum post on our forums.

Release Notes for V2.0

I have made extensive changes to the UDI plugin to support Z-Wave devices and X-10 devices (which appear as semi-Insteon devices on the UDI). My goal in most of these changes is to make a UDI be a "slave" of the Indigo, so the major changes are all in device support. I have also updated so that this works with v5 of the UDI firmware.

My main goals were to get bi-directonal communications very stable (so that turning a device on/off/dim/bright on either side is properly communicated) and to get Z-Wave up and running. (If Indigo supported two Z-Wave sticks, I wouldn't have had to do this at all...)

The UDI exposes a lot of very specific data about each device, which means that if I don't have a device in my lab, then it's likely that it won't be properly supported as it moves over to Indigo-land. If you find specific issues and want help fixing them, I am happy to lend a hand.

There are a ton of new debugging messages enabled; I suggest you do not turn on debugging unless you really are debugging, as you'll see many things that are either confusing or distracting.

A few messages are still showing up in the Indigo logs, specifically "list index out of range: <a.b.c.d>" (where a.b.c.d is the IP of your UDI). This is generally harmless; it indicates that the plugin is trying to reach over to the Indigo and touch a device which the Indigo doesn't have configured. This is usually a sign of a bug in the plugin, but when they are popping up only once a day, I am not trying too hard to get rid of them. And they don't indicate any harmful activity.

If you are seeing a lot of red messages in your Indigo logs, you have definitely found a bug.

Some limitations on the Z-Wave support: I focused on ON/OFF/DIM/BRIGHT types of operations, so things like energy reporting are not making it over to Indigo. That's on my to-do list when I revisit this in the Spring. Also, some more complex Z-Wave devices, such as the Aeon Micro-Dimmers, have a lot of features related to Z-Wave scenes that are not being exported over to Indigo-land.

Plugin ID

Here's the plugin ID in case you need to programmatically restart the plugin:

Plugin ID: com.indigodomo.opensource.isybridge

Contributing

If you want to contribute, just clone the repository in your account, make your changes, and issue a pull request. Make sure that you describe the change you're making thoroughly - this will help the repository managers accept your request more quickly.

Terms

Perceptive Automation is hosting this repository and will do minimal management. Unless a pull request has no description or upon cursory observation has some obvious issue, pull requests will be accepted without any testing by us. We may choose to delegate commit privledges to other users at some point in the future.

We (Perceptive Automation) don't guarantee anything about this plugin - that this plugin works or does what the description above states, so use at your own risk. We will attempt to answer questions about the plugin but note that since we don't use it regularly we may not have the answers. We certainly can't really help with questions about your ISY.

Release details
Released on: Jan. 4, 2018
Requires: Indigo v6.0.3+
Downloaded: 0 times 
Changes in this release

This release has some major changes to the plugin including adding Z-Wave device support, fixed a number of bugs, and general clean up of Insteon/X-10 support with the UDI.

The developer has this running against V7 Indigo/v5 UDI, so it should work with any recent version.

Release details
Released on: Nov. 20, 2017
Requires: Indigo v6.0.3+
Downloaded: 2 times 
Changes in this release

After tweaking to work with Indigo 6, marked at the 1.0 release.