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# NeoHub Binding

This is a binding for integrating Heatmiser (opens new window) room and underfloor heating control products. The NeoHub (bridge) binding allows you to connect openHAB via TCP/IP to Heatmiser's NeoHub and integrate your Heatmiser smart thermostats, smart plugs, and accessories.


# Supported Things

The binding supports the following types of Thing..

Thing Type Description
NeoHub The Heatmiser NeoHub bridge which is used to communicate with NeoStat and NeoPlug devices
NeoStat Heatmiser Neostat Smart Thermostat
NeoPlug Heatmiser NeoPlug Smart Plug
NeoContact Heatmiser Contact Sensor, wireless door or window contact
NeoTemperatureSensor Heatmiser Wireless Air Sensor, wireless temperature sensor

# Discovery

You have to manually create a single (Bridge) Thing for the NeoHub, and enter the required Configuration Parameters (see Thing Configuration for NeoHub below). If the Configuration Parameters are all valid, then the NeoHub Thing will automatically attempt to connect and sign on to the hub. If the sign on succeeds, the Thing will indicate its status as Online, otherwise it will show an error status.

Once the NeoHub Thing has been created and it has successfully signed on, it will automatically interrogate the HeoHub to discover all the respective Heatmiser device Things that are connected to it. If in the future, you add additional Heatmiser devices to your system, the binding will discover them too.

# Thing Configuration for "NeoHub"

The NeoHub Thing connects to the hub (bridge) to communicate with any respective connected Heatmiser device Things. It signs on to the hub using the supplied connection parameters, and it polls the hub at regular intervals to read and write the data for each Heatmiser device. The NeoHub supports two Application Programming Interfaces "API" (an older "legacy" one, and a modern one), and this binding can use either of them to communicate with it. Before the binding can communicate with the hub, the following Configuration Parameters must be entered.

Configuration Parameter Description
hostName Host name (IP address) of the NeoHub (example
portNumber Port number of the NeoHub (Default=4242)
pollingInterval Time (seconds) between polling requests to the NeoHub (Min=4, Max=60, Default=60)
socketTimeout Time (seconds) to allow for TCP socket connections to the hub to succeed (Min=4, Max=20, Default=5)
preferLegacyApi Prefer if the binding should use the legacy API; this only works so long as the legacy API is still supported; otherwise the binding will switch to the new API anyway (Default=false)

# Thing Configuration for "NeoStat" and "NeoPlug"

The NeoHub Thing connects to the hub (bridge) to communicate with any Heatmiser devices that are connected to it. Each such Heatmiser device is identified by means of a unique device name in the hub. The device name is automatically discovered by the NeoHub Thing, and it is also visible (and changeable) via the Heatmiser App.

Configuration Parameter Description
deviceNameInHub Device name that identifies the Heatmiser device in the NeoHub and the Heatmiser App

# Channels for "NeoHub"

The following Channels, and their associated channel types are shown below.

Channel Data Type Description
meshNetworkQoS Number:Dimensionless RF mesh network Quality-of-Service; this is the percentage of configured devices that are currently connected online via the RF mesh network

# Channels for "NeoStat" Thermostat

The following Channels, and their associated channel types are shown below.

Channel Data Type Description
roomTemperature Number:Temperature Actual room temperature
targetTemperature Number:Temperature Target temperature setting for the room
floorTemperature Number:Temperature Actual floor temperature
thermostatOutputState String Status of whether the thermostat is Off, or calling for Heat
occupancyModePresent Switch The thermostat is in the Present Occupancy Mode (Off=Absent, On=Present)
batteryLowAlarm Switch The battery is low (only applies for battery powered thermostats) (Off=Ok, On=Alarm)

# Channels for "NeoPlug" Smart Plug

The following Channels, and their associated channel types are shown below.

Channel Data Type Description
plugOutputState Switch The output state of the plug switch (Off, On)
plugAutoMode Switch The plug is in Automatic Mode (Off=Manual, On=Automatic)

# Channels for "NeoContact" Contact Sensor

The following Channels, and their associated channel types are shown below.

Channel Data Type Description
contactState Contact The state of the contact
batteryLowAlarm Switch The battery is low (Off=Ok, On=Alarm)

# Channels for "NeoTemperatureSensor" Wireless Air Sensor

The following Channels, and their associated channel types are shown below.

Channel Data Type Description
sensorTemperature Number:Temperature Actual measured temperature
batteryLowAlarm Switch The battery is low (Off=Ok, On=Alarm)

# Channel Configuration (Optional)

The Heatmiser devices are connected to the NeoHub by means of an RF (radio frequency) mesh network. Occasionally it is possible that a device might drop out of the mesh. This is usually a temporary issue (e.g. interference), and the device usually reconnects itself automatically. If a device drops out of the mesh, you can select whether openHAB shall either a) change the Channel value to UNDEF, or b) hold the value that it had prior to the drop out. The choice of a) or b) is determined by an optional Channel configuration parameter holdOnlineState as follows.

Parameter Type Description
holdOnlineState Switch If the respective device drops out of the RF mesh, the behaviour is as follows:
- Off: openHAB changes the Channel's state to UNDEF
- On: openHAB holds the Channel's state unchanged
The default setting is Off

The purpose of holdOnlineState is so you can choose to overlook value fluctuations if drop outs occur e.g. to "hold" the values in a temperature graph display.

Note: if a drop out occurs, the Thing will always change its status to OFFLINE (irrespective of the holdOnlineState setting).

# Full Example

# demo.things File

Bridge neohub:neohub:myhubname "Heatmiser NeoHub" [ hostName="", portNumber=4242, pollingInterval=60, socketTimeout=5, preferLegacyApi=true ] {
    Thing neoplug mydownstairs "Downstairs Plug" @ "Hall" [ deviceNameInHub="Hall Plug" ]
    Thing neostat myupstairs "Upstairs Thermostat" @ "Landing" [ deviceNameInHub="Landing Thermostat" ]
    Thing neocontact mycontact "Window Contact" @ "Bedroom" [ deviceNameInHub="Bedroom Window Contact" ]
    Thing neotemperaturesensor mysensor "Kitchen Temperature" @ "Kitchen" [ deviceNameInHub="Kitchen Temperature Sensor" ]

# demo.items File

Number:Temperature Upstairs_RoomTemperature "Room Temperature" { channel="neohub:neostat:myhubname:myupstairs:roomTemperature" }
Number:Temperature Upstairs_TargetTemperature "Target Temperature" { channel="neohub:neostat:myhubname:myupstairs:targetTemperature" }
Number:Temperature Upstairs_FloorTemperature "Floor Temperature" { channel="neohub:neostat:myhubname:myupstairs:floorTemperature" }
String Upstairs_ThermostatOutputState "Heating State" { channel="neohub:neostat:myhubname:myupstairs:thermostatOutputState" }
Switch Upstairs_OccupancyModePresent "Occupancy Mode Present" { channel="neohub:neostat:myhubname:myupstairs:myupstairs:occupancyModePresent" }

Switch Downstairs_PlugAutoMode "Plug Auto Mode" { channel="neohub:neoplug:myhubname:mydownstairs:plugAutoMode" }
Switch Downstairs_PlugOutputState "Plug Output State" { channel="neohub:neoplug:myhubname:mydownstairs:plugOutputState" }

Contact Window_Contact_State "Window Contact State" { channel="neohub:neocontact:myhubname:mycontact:contactState" }
Switch Window_Contact_Battery_Low "Window Contact Battery Low" { channel="neohub:neocontact:myhubname:mycontact:batteryLowAlarm" }

Number:Temperature Kitchen_Temperature "Kitchen Temperature" { channel="neohub:neotemperaturesensor:myhubname:mysensor:sensorTemperature" }

# demo.sitemap File

sitemap neohub label="Heatmiser NeoHub"
	Frame label="Thermostat" {
		Text      item=Upstairs_RoomTemperature 
		Setpoint  item=Upstairs_TargetTemperature minValue=15 maxValue=30 step=1
		Text      item=Upstairs_ThermostatOutputState
		Switch    item=Upstairs_OccupancyModePresent
		Text      item=Upstairs_FloorTemperature 

	Frame label="Plug" {
		Switch item=Downstairs_PlugOutputState 	
		Switch item=Downstairs_PlugAutoMode

	Frame label="Contact" {
		Contact item=Window_Contact_State
		Switch item=Window_Contact_Battery_Low

	Frame label="Sensor" {
		Text item=Kitchen_Temperature