My question might be a bit advanced for this forum, but here it is:
The smart bridge pro (SMBPro for the rest of this text) supports integration with 3rd party vendors, so its gotta have some way to communicate with these other pieces of hardware. Typically, these system use simple text based protocols on RS232 or raw-ethernet (in other words: telnet to port 23). So I found the lutron integration protocol description(http://www.lutron.com/technicaldocum...ary/040249.pdf) and it's pretty much exactly as I thought.
However, the paper only covers 4 systems: RRA2, HomeworkQS, QS Network interface, and Clear Connect Gateway. Am I correct to say that the SMBPro is pretty much an SMB with a clear connect gateway? Or maybe just a basic variant (with no webserver and stuff, but keeping the telnet access)?
In any case, is the integration protocol available on the SMBPro? For example, can I telnet to it and send
#OUTPUT,1,1,75,00:05<CR><LF> to dim a light to 75% over 5 seconds? Looking at the .c4i files provided by Control4, I would bet the SMBPro uses the same protocol as all the other systems (which would make sense, since they're all the same clear connect protocol on 435Mhz, and many devices such as the Pico work across systems, so, yeah, makes sense...). Am I correct? If not, is there any other protocol one could use to "talk" to the SMBPro?
If so, that would be awesome. Since there's no Windows software to control the SMBPro, it would be nice to have a way to do it. My goal isn't to compete with the vendors on the "Alliances" list, but just to turn on/off my lights and shades using my PC or raspberry-PI (the R-PI is my media center, to turning off the lights and lowering the blinds when I turn on the TV would make sense).
Have a good day