Home automation using phone (dtmf touch-tone)

retched

Joined Dec 5, 2009
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Take a look at my attachment.
I'll look at yours, if you look at mine. ;)

You have a very interesting way of routing traces. It looks like something out of Mad Max.

Can you plug this into a standard modem to receive the DTMF tones? That would make PC based software pretty easy. You could send standard 'AT' commands to the modem to control the units.
 

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vinodquilon

Joined Dec 24, 2009
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I'll look at yours, if you look at mine. ;)

You have a very interesting way of routing traces. It looks like something out of Mad Max.

Can you plug this into a standard modem to receive the DTMF tones? That would make PC based software pretty easy. You could send standard 'AT' commands to the modem to control the units.
First time I heard about AT commands.
The goggled search result is
http://www.activexperts.com/xmstoolkit/atcommands/dtmf/
Now I will try that possibility.

Thanks...
 

retched

Joined Dec 5, 2009
5,208
Yes, it can make your life easier.

To send "4105551234" to your device, just plug the device into the modems phone jack and send
ATD4105551234 to the com port that the modem is on.

Also, If you needed to press 1 to select a device then 2 to turn it on, you can use 'P' or a comma to send pauses in the dialing command.

For instance, if '1' selects the livingroom light, then '1' again turns it on or '2' turns it off:

ATD 1,2

Will send the DTMF code for '1' selecting the light then the comma will pause for a second then send the '2' to turn the light off.


And it is quite simple. There are also codes for length of time the tone is sent and the amount of time of tones.

For instance, ATS11=50 sets the register for the amount of time of tones to 50ms. If your device needs more time to recognize tones, you simply send the ATS11 command with the number in milliseconds that you need the tones.

Here is a list of the AT commands:
http://pcmicro.com/support/modem_at_commands.html

And here is a list of the registers. See S11 like ATS11 is the register for DTMF tone duration
http://pcmicro.com/support/modem_s_registers.html
 
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