First steps…

In this page I will show you how to start using domRemote.

If you start the application for the first time, you have to accept the EULA. After accepting it, you will get a blank black screen with a metallic effect background, and also may be a warning message, that the application could not connect to your Domintell device. This is totally normal, as there is no device configuration yet.

If you press the MENU button of your device, the application menu pops up. Here tap on the Settings, to access the setup.

The first thing you should configure to start with the software is the Domintell device settings. This handles the connection to your Domintell installation.

Important things to set up first:

Internet profile:

If you want to use the software to control you Domintell installation from remote locations via Internet (external Wifi or 3G!!), enter into the IP address / Host name your network’s external IP address or Host name (it could be also some dynamic DNS address). Into the internet profile Port enter the port number which has been redirected on your firewall to the Domintell DETH02 module. Please take care, Domintell uses UDP protocoll, so don’t enable TCP on the firewall, but UDP in order the connection to work.

LAN profile:

Here you have three settings. The first two is identical to the Internet profile, as you should enter the internal IP address of the DETH02 module and the internal Port number (this is 17481 by default).

The Home Wifi SSID is used to determine if you are using the software at your home, or you are using the software eg. at your workplace. As if you are using the software from a different Wifi as here selected, the app will use the Internet profile to connect to your device. This enables you to control your Domintell installation from remote places via Wifi. If you are on 3G/4G/Edge, it will be automatically select the Internet profile.

Ok, if you entered all data correctly, exit the Settings with the BACK button of your device, and you will get back to the blank home screen. On the upper right corner there is a small globe icon which represents the connection state to your Domintell installation. You can also tap on it, which forces a reconnection / connection to your device. So now if you are back, and the globe icon still has a red cross on it, tap the icon, it should then connect to your DETH02 immediately. This is stated with a green pipe. If you still get back to red cross, something is configured wrong. Go back to settings, and verify your data.

Please note, that domRemote checks connection to the Domintell device, and if there is no connection it trys to connect periodically. So there is a possibility that by the time you exit the settings, domRemote already connected the DETH02.

So now connected to DETH02 you have to query the modules installed in your installation. Go back to Settings, Domintell device settings, and tap on Query modules. A progress popup window will occure, stating “Please wait…”. It should take a couple of seconds to complete depending the connection speed between the DETH02 and device and from the number of modules installed in your Domintell installation. If something goes wrong, after 60 seconds it timeouts. If so, please try again. If you get continuously a time-out, try to query the module list 5 seconds after the clock on your Master has changed!

Now at this point you should be connected to the DETH02, and the app has queried all available modules from your system. Exit the settings, and now you can start to add Controllers.

To achieve this, on the main screen go to menu (with the MENU button of your device), and select “Edit”. Now you should see something like this:

Of course now you will se only the “Add new item” button. Tap on it, and you will get to the Edit device dialog.

Here you have two options.

1. you create a custom controller, which is group for other controllers

2. you create a device controller, which will controll a specific device / output in your installation.

In order to create a custom controller, enter a label, select an image (if you have full version), and save it. Done. You just created a custom controller. Now if you exit with Back, it will be saved, and now you should see on your main screen a controller bar. As this is a custom controller, you can tap on it, it will slide left out, and you will find yourself in an empty window again. This page/window is now the sub-page of your custom controller. You can now add any type of controller on this page. Please note, that hierarchy level of domRemote is unlimited (in full version).

To create a device controller, leave the label empty, and select the “Choose device” button. You will get a list of your devices available on your system. Select a device category and you will get a list with devices from that category. You can use the search field to browse it faster. You can enter any part of the device address, label, location, it will find it 🙂

So if you found the device you want to control, tap on it, and it will be selected. Wach, that the label of you device (you gave it in Domintell configuration software) will be copied into the Label field. (this is the reason I wrote, leave the label empty, as if it is not empty, it will not overwrite it!)

Save the device and exit editing mode. Now you have a device to control.

For additional configuration possibilites – like notification, display mode, etc. – please refer to Configuring domRemote.

So this is it, now you started with the software. For all other options in the Settings, or all other information not covered in this page go to Configuring domRemote page, there you should find all info regarding the software.

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