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Next “Intro to HA” session: 4/8, 8:30am PST

Posted by IVB on March 27, 2007

Next “Intro to HA” session scheduled, see following for details. 

Signup Link: https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/235363748

Pre-registration is required!

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Welcome to the “Intro to HA using CQC & the Elk Automation Panel” course.

This online gotomeeting & teleconference is designed to be a 120 minute overview as to how to perform HA & HT using CQC and the Elk automation panel. It is targeted to the newbie who wants to know how to do HA.  It is not recorded as it generally sucks to try and synch up the audio teleconference and the video, besides it creates a whopping big file. 

There is a dialin phone # and listening is critical as that’s where the information is disseminated.

There is no “HA 201” as that’s what our monthly user group webex’s are designed to be.

Requested but not mandatory prep
http://www.myhometheaterpc.com/downloads/A%20Case%20Study%20in%20Setting%20up%20an%20HA-HT%20system.pdf 1) Read chapter 1 of this doc. i’ll be referencing that during the intro.
http://www.charmedquark.com/Web/Learn/Tutorial/TutorialVideos.html

2) As many of the tutorial videos as you can stand[/url]. There’s 24 of them now, ideally watch all 4 of the  installation ones and the first 2 of the action, event, and graphical interface sections. That’s 10 total.

Agenda
This online gotomeeting & teleconference is designed to be a 120 minute overview as to how to perform HA & HT using CQC and the Elk automation panel. It is targeted to the newbie who wants to know how to do HA.

There is a dialin phone # and listening is critical as that’s where the information is disseminated. We’re also setting up a PC connection capability so our overseas brethren can join us without the exhorbitant callin fees.

The draft agenda is as follows:

1) Overview of what I did, why I did it, and how it helped.  5mins
2) CQC Overview & Architecture 5min
2) How to physically hook devices up to an HTPC for control – 5mins
3) How to tell CQC you have devices connected, and use it to easily create and render a screen to control them in realtime – 45mins
4) How to setup ElkRP to monitor your devices 15mins
5) How to use CQC’s event manager and the Elk together to perform the following: 15mins 5a) scheduled tasks (i.e., irrigation, turn off all devices at midnight)
5b) triggered tasks (i.e., turn off all devices when you ArmAway the Elk. turn on the light when you open the closet door)

That’s 90 minutes of content. The remaining 30 minutes is intentionally unallocated as questions in various places take up the rest of the time.

See you there!

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