We had a customer with a need to control QS shades in a HWQS system from a HomeWorks Illumination system. We thought the programming would be useful for the forum community.
Attached are sample project files from HWQS v 7.0.0 and HW Illumination v 1.65 that would represent how to connect both files over the network and use the feedback from the Illumination system to control the HomeWorks QS system.
The HWQS processor IP address 192.168.10.151 and the Illumination processor has IP address 192.168.10.201. On the HomeWorks QS side, we added a 3rd party controller in the equipment screen that will connect to the IP address of the Illumination processor over port 23 with a username and password defined on link 9 of the Illumination software addressing screen. To log into the HomeWorks Illuminations processor the username and password are entered in the username field for the 3rd party device in the HomeWorks QS software separated by a comma (illum,illum). In link 9 for the Illumination software you will want to enable monitoring for button presses as well as suppressed the prompt, replies, and bad commands.
In the Illumination system we have a 4 button keypad; at this point, it only controls true/false variables that will simply trigger the LED of the button. The HomeWorks QS system will be monitoring these buttons presses; we have added the string to the command set in the third party controller. See table attached.
In the program screen of the HomeWorks QS system, you can have each of the commands activate a certain scene in the system. For this example, we have each button turn on a single zone, 1 through 4, respectively.