NeoHub Binding

This is a binding for integrating Heatmiser 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 NeoStat smart thermostats and NeoPlug smart plugs onto the bus.

See the manufacturers web site for more details: https://www.heatmiser.com

Supported Things

The binding supports three types of Thing as follows..

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

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 server to discover all the respective NeoStat and NeoPlug Things that are connected to the hub.

Thing Configuration for "NeoHub"

The NeoHub Thing connects to the hub (bridge) to communicate with any respective connected NeoStat and NeoPlug 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 NeoXxx device. Before it can connect to the hub, the following Configuration Parameters must be entered.

Configuration Parameter Description
hostName Host name (IP address) of the NeoHub (example 192.168.1.123)
portNumber Port number of the NeoHub (Default=4242)
pollingInterval Time (seconds) between polling requests to the NeoHub (Minimum=4; Maximum=60; Default=60)

Thing Configuration for "NeoStat" and "NeoPlug"

The NeoHub Thing connects to the hub (bridge) to communicate with any NeoStat or NeoPlug devices that are connected to it. Each such NeoStat or NeoPlug 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 NeoXxx device in the NeoHub and Heatmiser App

Channels for "NeoStat"

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)

Channels for "NeoPlug"

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)

Full Example

demo.things File

Bridge neohub:neohub:myhubname "Heatmiser NeoHub" [ hostName="192.168.1.123", portNumber=4242, pollingInterval=60 ] {
    Thing neoplug mydownstairs "Downstairs Plug" @ "Hall" [ deviceNameInHub="Hall Plug" ]
    Thing neostat myupstairs "Upstairs Thermostat" @ "Landing" [ deviceNameInHub="Landing Thermostat" ]
}

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" }

demo.sitemap File

sitemap neohub label="Heatmiser NeoHub"
{
	Frame label="Heating" {
		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
	}
}