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    Homeworks QS controlling Somfy Shades

    Hi, Has anyone used the Somfy Connect device made by Somfy to have Lutron keypads control Somfy shades?
    I'm asking especially now that QSE-NWK is no longer supported in QS and the only way to use the Somfy Connect is via RS232.
    The instructions (attached) that come with the device utilize the QSE-NWK!

    Thank you
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    The last time I did it I used the VCRX CCO's and the Somfy CCI.
    LED, Incorporated
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    Thanks randyc but I'm looking for help specifically using the Somfy Connect device which does require the VRCX and Somfy CCI.

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    Hello acculite,
    Thank you for your post.
    You can program the feedback commands that the Somfy Connect is looking for as an integration command set. Here is an app note that you can use a guide for how this is setup. http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocum...ntegration.pdf

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    I wasn't able to get the Somfy Connect LTI to work with HWQS. But it did work fine for RA2 Main Repeater.
    Followed the app note above but wasn't able to get anything working using the Somfy Connect LTI. It seems like Somfy Connect LTI isn't able to send login information to HWQS, it can only monitor/receive data. My guess is when connecting directly to the serial port on a QSE-NWK and RA2 Main Repeater there's not a login prompt like there is when connecting via telnet.

    I ended up just bypassing the somfy connect altogether and used an Ethernet to RS-232 adapter to a Somfy URTSII. Then followed the directions for Scenario 4 in the app note.

    I still only had limited success with button presses using a HQRD-W6BRL keypad. My guess is the RF signal from the keypad was interfering with the RF signal for the somfy transmitter. Because if I used the Home + app and pressed the same button it worked every time. I was also able to mimic the button press in Terminal to get the shades to work.

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    Thank you drechambers, I'm glad to see I'm not the only that was not able to get it to work. It's interesting how Somfy made and markets their own product that Lutron keypads can control their shades yet cannot provide instruction showing how to do it. All they provide is the document Blair S. provided and say contact Lutron if any issue. This document has nothing to do with the Somfy Connect and Lutron never intended it as specific instructions for any 3rd party integration just as a general option to try.

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    Are you not able to use a Ethernet to RS232 adapter for Somfy to see HWQS button press feedback? If not then you should be able to send the feedback commands from a button press by programming them as a command set. Feel free to send us a support file and a "outboundconnections" command printout after replicating the issue.

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