Savant Clipsal C-Bus & Somfy RTS Integration – Premium

$258.00

This driver will allow you to intuitively control your C-Bus and Somfy connection with the Savant system. More information and step-by-step setup tutorial (text + screenshot) have been attached in the download file ready for purchasing.

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Description

Key Notes below – Please watch the Video below for Installation support.

Why use this integration?

  • Cbus switches can seamlessly control Somfy RTS blinds via shutter toggle key functions.
        • Cbus group addresses stay in sync with the Savant app.
        • Scene builds
  • Integration of Somfy RTS controller’s to the shades service with scene builds enabled.
        • Blinds/curtains present in the pro app in the Shades service as a dimmer slider – 0-33% will trigger down and the slider will then snap to 0% – 34-66% will trigger stop and the slider will then snap to 50% – 67-100% will trigger open and the slider will then snap to 100%.
  • Automatic cbus sensor management
        • If a cbus group address is turned on from a cbus switch or savant app the group address will be removed from the cbus sensor until it is turned off again. When the group address is turned off from a cbus switch or savant app the group address is automatically added back to the cbus sensor 3 seconds later (enough time to exit the room without a motion retrigger)
        • This is better than simply disabling the sensor because if you have multiple cbus groups programmed in the sensor they will no longer trigger if it is disabled.
        • The Savant host is constantly scanning the cbus network and interacting with cbus sensors. This process is seamless.
  • Automatic time broadcast to the cbus network (10mins) (EDLT and other units keep the correct time and date displayed)
  • Two-way cbus shutter relay integration to the shades service.
        • Enables scene builds
        • Cbus Switches and Savant app stay in sync with current Blind/curtain states
  • Two-way communication with multiple Cbus networks supported (currently one network bridge supported – Contact neat if additional bridges are installed)
  • Automatic state updates from Cbus and Somfy to Savant after a reboot or power outage
  • Automatic driver updates – Anytime we release an update to the driver your customer’s host will receive it and update between the hours of 2am-5am

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C-bus & Somfy RTS Driver Installation Video

Required files found on the Neat Savant C-Bus Integration page – http://www.neatintegration.com/product/savant-clipsal-c-bus-integration-premium/ once checkout is complete files will be accessible.

Do not edit the Clipsal_C-bus.xml or somfy_rs485 rts.xml – Editing these files may cause the driver to not function – Edit at own Risk

Ensure the following settings are set in the global cache unit:

Cbus Global Cache Connection:

Global Cache Settings – Navigate to the global cache settings via it’s IP using a web browser. Ensure all the settings match these settings:

Cable Type: RS232

Baud Rate: 9600

Flow Control: None

Duplex: Half

Parity: None

Data Bits: 8

Stop Bits: 1

Gender Change: False

Somfy Global Cache Connection:

Global Cache Settings – Navigate to the global cache settings via it’s IP using a web browser. Ensure all the settings match these settings:

Cable Type: RS485 (THIS SHOULD AUTO DETECT WHEN YOU HAVE THE RS485 CABLE CONNECTED – IF IT DOES NOT AUTO DETECT YOUR UNIT IS FAULTY. WE HAVE SEEN THIS ON RARE OCCASIONS)

Baud Rate: 4800

Flow Control: None

Duplex: Half

Parity: Odd

Data Bits: 8

Stop Bits: 1

Gender Change: False

 

Purchasing and downloading the files

Firstly purchase the driver and then download this driver and place it into your downloads folder.

 

Racepoint Configuration

  • Programming – Cbus
    • Add Cbus profile into the Savant Blueprint 

    – Click “Show Library”

    – Search “Clipsal”

    – Drag $ Drop it into the Blueprint

    – Rename -> “Cbus Controller”

    – Right click Cbus component & click “Show in Inspector”

    • Set the state variable

    – cbus_application -> All applications in the Cbus Toolkit (eg. 95,56)

    – cbus_network -> 254 (default 254, double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – cbus_project -> CLIPSAL (double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    (We highly recommend to use globalcache which has a stable connection; cni and rs232 does not support in the future)

    – globalcache_hostname -> IP address (double check via iHelp or Unifi)

    – globalcache -> 4999 (default 4999)

     

    – cni_hostname -> IP address (double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – cni_hostport -> 10001( default 10001, double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – rs232_hostname -> (double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – rs232_hostport -> (double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

  • Set the Labels and Address in “Lighting Settings” and update the new profile for testingAddress [1] -> application+address (same values as the Cbus Toolkit settings) 
  • Programming – Somfy
    • Add Somfy profile into the Savant Blueprint 

    – Click “Show Library”

    – Search “Somfy RS485 RTS”

    – Drag $ Drop it into the Blueprint

    – Rename -> “Somfy Blind Controller”

    – Right click Somfy component & click “Show in Inspector”

    • Set the state variable (if cbus has not been used, ignore any cbus settings)

    – somfy_application -> cbus application (eg. 56    double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – somfy_globalchache_hostname -> IP Address (already shown up in the iHelp)

    – somfy_globalchache_hostport -> 4999  (default value)

    – somfy_network -> cbus network (eg. 254    double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – somfy_project -> CLIPSAL (double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    • Click Tools -> Settings -> Shades…

    – Add new shades & Set Location, Entity (Single Motor Variable Shade) & Label

    – Set Address [1]: Somfy_Node_ID+Channel (eg. 05E04C+1)

    – Set Address [2]: cbus button address (double check in the Cbus Toolkit)

    – Set Address [3]: time from top to the bottom (normally 30s)

    – Tips: If a remote controller should be used which is different from the screen remote controller (see controllers in the overview image), we can put any channel that has not been used in the blueprint. After pairing it in the savant later (next step), the channel has been occupied by another remote controller, but they are still under the same Somfy RTS Unit.

    • Set the trigger which allows the system to update the driver files. Navigate to Review Triggers > Add new trigger and rename > Show the Services/Requests/States. Set the ‘Schedules’ every 5 minutes every day to check for an available update. Drag and Drop the new schedule created just now into ‘When any of these states change the value, evaluate the Rules’. Create a new request under the ‘General Programmable Service Requests’. Drag and Drop the new trigger into ‘then (request)’ and double click to open the workflow. Search ‘Run Shell Script’ and click. Copy and Paste the script into the terminal. (script attached in the download file) 
    • Save the configurations  & Send the new profile into the savant host via Savant Application Manager
    • Open a Terminal / Command Prompt
    • ssh to the savant host using RPM
    • eg. ssh RPM@192.168.2.7
    • Password: RPM
    • Run -> zsh bin/driver2.sh restart
    • After a few seconds, the driver should be started
    • Run -> nc localhost 8888
      1. Change the channel for the blind need to be paired via remote controller 
      2. Double-check it is the correct channel control the blind
      3. Open the Savant App -> go to the blind control page need to be paired
      4. Then type -> learn=true, then “Somfy.learn=true” should be shown up

      It means the Somfy is in the learning mode

      1. Use a clip or some tools -> press and hold the reset button at the back of the remote controller -> until the blind jiggled -> open the blind in the Savant App
      2. If the blind jiggle again -> learn successfully; Else -> do it again
      3. Go back to the terminal & type -> learn=false, then “Somfy.learn=false” should be shown up

 

Authentication

As soon as the driver begins to run it will attempt to authenticate with neat’s server – If authentication fails and/or a licence has not been purchased (Plus processed – neat’s admin needs to confirm the order) the system will become unresponsive to cbus commands after 24 Hours.

Anytime the host is restarted it will need to authenticate with neat’s server within 24 hours otherwise cbus commands will become unresponsive.

The driver will try to call the neat server every 5 minutes to check for an available update.

 

Help

If everything is connected and there is no feedback on the driver and lights are not turning on/off from Savant check:

Ensure the driver is running with $ driver status

Correct Addresses in the lighting table

System Monitor > Component status, is the c-bus profile getting feedback from the network

Check if a physical connection over the network with toolkit works – With a global Cache choose ‘Wiser’ and type in the name of the Global Cache as your connection with the correct port number (4999)

Ensure the rs232 cable is plugged incorrectly

Recheck the steps above

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Enjoy

Please enjoy this savant Cbus integration driver to intuitively control your home from a single app

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