I have a Centralite Elegance XL Lighting control system . There a 3 Automation ports, one I am using a Bitwise Controller that works fine. The limitation on the Bitwise system is that it does not support anything outside a LAN
I am looking for a way for the Hubitat system to talk to a RS-232 port so I can write a driver to control the lighting system. I have all the control codes.
I don't know of anything that will definitely meet your need. I did a quick search and found a few z-wave devices that support an rs232 interface. This is a good place to begin searches for z-wave devices. Catalog of Certified Z-Wave Products for U.S. / Canada / Mexico The devices I did find are in the Computer Controller Interfaces category. Warning, they all seem to include as secondary controllers, so I am not sure what complexities this might add.
Thanks for your response. I am hoping that you would consider interfacing to a IP/232 converter like the a SENA LS100 or a Wiznet WIZ110. That way it's only mapping a ASCII string to a button and you have half of it done. The telemetry return data (lamp level, etc) is a bit trickier, but do-able.
There are a lot of 232 devices out there , and they all need to be spoken to. Folks like AMX and Crestron do it, but they are very protective of their sources and products.
@patchski I Don't have any experience with Vera. I do know the success of HE is its vibrant community. The HE staff can't keep up with the flood of new devices that have very nuanced interpretations of the Z-wave specification. That is where this phenomenal community comes in and provides support through new drivers, apps, and stories of their experiences with the devices.
Welcome to the light! (Yes, I have taken a big swig of the Kool-Aid. )
We have been using LAN TCP/IP to RS232 converters successfully for some audio control programs to access RS232 over web. The RS232 come with a simply webserver that lets you set the most basic parameters of the connection. However, you would still have to write a LAN driver.