Hey Greg I'm ideally looking to control it via Alexa like the rest of the house; but lets walk before we run - I'd like to control it via a PC. I have connected it to the LAN and it looks like the last update may have impacted the web-server function as it's not working properly. I can telnet to it, and even FTP. FTP works with some standard username/password but Telnet refuses connection with any usernames I've seen.
Installers have ridden off into the sunset, and everyone locally just wants to reprogram the entire thing for thousands of $$$.
It works (lights controlled via switches) great - would just like to control it centrally.
I dont know if alexa can interface with homeworks illumination, I havent tryed to set it up for any clients, I know all the qs stuff will via the lutron home plus app,
With respect to your web server access not working, you would need to make sure the login was defined in panel assignment link 9, web server
Addendum to my last post,
What processor are you working with and what version of sw is it running?
!) make sure you extract the existing compiled program.
2) create a new program based off that to play with.
3) the battery that holds memory on the series 4 and 8 processor are soldered to the motherboard I belive, if the battery is not holding a charge and there is a power loss all stored data is gone
reprograming should not cost thousands of $ imho
KNX is a protocol adopted mostly in mainland Europe, it has many different manufacturers you can choose from for integration.
It also covers many different sections of integration from lighting, heating, AC, irrigation, appliances, almost anything you can think of.
Programming is PIG - horrible using ETS.
Lutron is probably the biggest brand in the world for lighting, they invented the electronic dimmer in the 60's.
Lutron also do window treatment - shades, blinds, ventians, etc.
Lutron have heating and AC integration, however I would stay away from that personally - but the lighting and shades in my opinion is the best you can get. but you will pay for it.
Programming is amazing, with easy to use GUI.
I've done a lutron system at a footballers apartment before, is it worth doing a proper course on how its addressed as we had to get a guy in that programmed the system once we fitted it.
Seems more and more people are going towards lutron or similar systems.
Btw i'm an electrician.