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#12852 - 12/06/05 10:00 AM Leopard connect to HAL2000
Oren Offline

Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 21
Loc: South African
Please help newbie here! How do I connect my Leopard to Hal2000?

I want to send IR from my Secu16-IR from within HAL to switch my home theater stuff and my aircons.

I also want to control my lights and some relay outputs from my Secu-16.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right

#12853 - 12/06/05 11:09 AM Re: Leopard connect to HAL2000
Guy Lavoie Administrator Offline
Beyond All Hope

Registered: 12/21/02
Posts: 6548
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
I'm not a HAL user myself so I can't help you there. I'm sure some HAL users will have something to suggest. One place that has several HAL enthusiasts is here:
"If you don't know what you're doing, do it neatly..."

#12854 - 12/09/05 01:21 AM Re: Leopard connect to HAL2000
Robert Jenkins Offline
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Registered: 07/08/03
Posts: 122
Loc: Worksop, UK
Just connect the serial cable from the Leopard to a COM port on the HAL PC.
(You can extend it if required).

In HALs System Settings, under Input/Output, select Adicon Ocelot/CPU-XA. Enable it & set the correct COM Port.
(The Leopard & Ocelot are identical except for the touch screen).

Under Infrared/Home Theatre, again enable it & select Adicon Ocelot & set the same COM Port.

Save everything & restart HAL.

You should then be able to learn & send IR commands under HALs control.
Any SECU16 Input & Output modules you have connected can also be configured in HAL as Sensors & Devices.

HAL only uses the Leopard (or Ocelot) as a remote I/O device, it does not need any C-Max program in the Leopard & won't use the screen.

You can write any program you want in C-Max and this will run simultaneously with HALs use of the Leopard. This can be completely independent of HAL, or you can program the Leopard to 'talk' to HAL and use each to expand the others capabilities.

Jim Lipsit's site is an excellent source for info on getting HAL & the Ocelot + SECUs etc. working together:
Robert Jenkins.

#12855 - 12/15/05 02:31 PM Re: Leopard connect to HAL2000
trevormeacham Offline

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1
Loc: Australia
Robert's advice is absolutely correct (as usual), I'd like to add my two cents:

1. HAl does not see temperature, humidity or light (Bobcat) readings. It does see sensor (SECU16 series) contacts.

2. Watch out writiing programs in both the Leo/Ocelot and HAL, particularly with IR. Learning IR codes can cause overwriting of codes by either HAL or the Leo/Ocelot, which both use their own addressing system to store the codes in the same locations!

3. Check out Jim Lipsit's site (I think that's right!) for some great tips on using the two systems together.

4. The Leo/Ocelot cannot commnicate directly with HAL (Caveat is Jim Lipsit and Nathan Gregory's tricks), so your programs will need to take this into account.

5. Lastly, a good strategy is to use the ADI box for stuff that you need to rely on (Like security) and HAL (Which runs on a PC :-) of course, for the wizzy multimedia stuff.

Have fun!

Kind regards,

We love the Ocelot!

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