xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

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xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby wesblack on Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:04 am

This area will be used for xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio supported products, including xLobbys ability to deliver multi-zone audio on its own. Below is what we will have integrated into Ver 3.0 for additional Multi-Zone audio products either by RS232 2 way or by IR control.

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http://www.russound.com/rnet.htm



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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby rhinoman on Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:37 am

My Russound cav6.6 is here, cables are run, just need to wire it all up so really looking forward to this feature.
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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby muzz on Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:40 pm

Good stuff Wes

My CAV6.6 is winging its way from the US as we speak, all the cabling is in, can't wait!!

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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby samgreco on Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:37 pm

Wes - will it be difficult to rework this driver for other brands? Like Xantech, etc. If it's just plugging in the RS232 codes, piece of cake :)
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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby wesblack on Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:31 pm

Samreco,

Yes we will be able to easily add other manufactures to xLobby Ver 3.0 because we will have a solid RS232 2 way communications service running in the core of the software. We currently sell component products to Xantech and have a long relationship with them. I can definately see some integration with there multi zone audio video devices with xLobby in 2008.

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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby PhilB on Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:49 pm

Sonace? Should be ok as it is RS-232 controllable right?
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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby wesblack on Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:52 am

PhilB,

I am aware of sonance products as we attend the same trade shows and I knew of them when the only products in there line were just speakers. They are now part of the speakercraft, linear companies. I looked on there website for details on the RS232 communications commands and there multi-room units can be controlled in xLobby Ver 2.0 or 3.0, but xLobby Ver 3.0 will be able to get the status of the units functions.

Website:
http://www.sonance.com/products/electronics/detail/84

Manual in PDF:
http://www.sonance.com/files/downloads/file/C4630SEManual_Final8.pdf



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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby PhilB on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:35 am

My bad. I should have been more specific. I only use their multiroom amp, the DB1. Here is the link:

http://www.sonance.com/products/electronics/detail/84

It has worked well for me and supports 2 way RS-232.

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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby rika on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:29 pm

Continueing request from v 3.o lightning posts...

With x10 comandes as triggers maby this is a new product? :wink:

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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby wesblack on Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:48 am

Rika,

Nice job, cool idea. I have this piece in my house and it has worked for years with no issues. There is so much on our plate with Ver 3.0 to do but I will not forget your post regarding this concept. :)

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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby muzz on Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:18 pm

rika wrote:Continueing request from v 3.o lightning posts...

With x10 comandes as triggers maby this is a new product? :wink:

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Hi Rika,

I have used that exact thing for about 2 years now, even though its a really neat way to get multizonal controllers for next to nothing, the low speed & low quality of those really cheap X10 products makes it tricky to use sometimes and very bad for GAF. Hence the move to Russound hardwired pads
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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby muzz on Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:53 pm

Wes, can you clear up something about the Russound comms?

In the current v2.0, there is only send strings to the CAV/CAM system. Will v3 be fully bi-directional?

Will XLobby be able to interact with all the actions on the Russound keypads?
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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby wesblack on Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:19 pm

Yes xLobby Ver 3.0 will have a service that runs in the background that will provide full 2 way communication with Russound. The whole idea behind Ver 3.0 is that we can create diggerent services that will run in the background to talk to virtually any RS232, IP, USB deivice. Yes you will be able to interact with the keypads you could use them to control different events in xLobby or to speak to lighting services thru xLobby.

Example,

Use the F1, F2 keys on the Russound to control lighting or source or turn on a water foutain or other external devices, etc. I hope you get the idea.



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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby muzz on Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:30 pm

wesblack wrote:Yes xLobby Ver 3.0 will have a service that runs in the background that will provide full 2 way communication with Russound. The whole idea behind Ver 3.0 is that we can create diggerent services that will run in the background to talk to virtually any RS232, IP, USB deivice. Yes you will be able to interact with the keypads you could use them to control different events in xLobby or to speak to lighting services thru xLobby.

Example,

Use the F1, F2 keys on the Russound to control lighting or source or turn on a water foutain or other external devices, etc. I hope you get the idea.



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Thanks Wes, that's just what I was hoping to hear :D
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Re: xLobby Ver 3.0 Multi-Zone Audio Products

Postby wkearney99 on Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:43 pm

Don't think you can detect when the F1 and F2 keys are pressed on an Uno keypad.
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