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<table width="100%"> <tr><td bgcolor="#FFCFCF">This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007.  In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE.  However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.</td></tr> </table><p>An "Orbiter" is a remote control--anything you use to control your Pluto system.</p>
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<table width="100%"> <tr><td bgcolor="#FFCFCF">This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007.  In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE.  However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.</td></tr> </table>'''Orbiters''' are compatible with Linux, Windows, Windows CE and, with Bluetooth Dongle, Symbian Mobile Devices. It is most commonly run on touch-screen web pads, PDA's, and Mobile Phones.  
<p>Here you add all the orbiters you want to use in your house, no matter what type.  This includes the mobile orbiters (ie mobile phones), the regular orbiters (like wireless webpads and tablet pc's), any orbiters you want to run on a normal PC, as well as the on-screen displays.  Every Media Director displays an Orbiter on screen as well.  All these orbiters, and every one will appear on this page.</p>
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<p><b>Room</b>: is where the room where the orbiter is normally kept.  For mobile orbiters this selection isn't important since you carry them everywhere.  For regular orbiters, whatever room you choose is the room that the orbiter will use until the user selects something else.</p>
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<p><b>Leave Monitor on for OSD</b>:  OSD (On-screen display) refers to the orbiters that run on the media directors.  These are a little different since the media director is normally connected to a tv.  If you want to use the Orbiter on a media director using a keyboard/mouse or infrared remote control, check this box.  It means that when media stops Pluto won't turn the tv off right away so you can continue using the Orbiter using the Media Director's keyboard or mouse, or the infrared remote.  The TV will turn off only when the screen saver starts, or if you touch the 'power' button and 'turn off display'.  If you always control the Media Director using another orbiter, like a web pad or mobile phone, you can leave it unchecked.  Then the TV will come on only when you're going to play media or watch TV, and it will turn off immediately when you stop watching media.</p>
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<p><b>This device uses a Wi-Fi connection</b> Is useful for webpads and pda's with a wi-fi signal.  Since wi-fi is rather unreliable, the core and Orbiter will constantly 'ping' each other so they both know the connection is still strong enough, and the Orbiter software will automatically exit when the Orbiter goes out of range.</p>
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<p><b>No Effects</b>: Many screens have special effects, like animated buttons, fades, and so on. If the orbiter has a slow processor, this can make it take longer to respond.  Choose this to disable any special effects on the orbiter so it runs as fast as possible.</p>
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<p><b>Language:</b> All the text on the screen will appear in this language, if possible.</p>
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<p><b>NOTE:</b> You can create your own menus and translate screens into other languages using [[Designer]].</p>
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<p><b>Size</b>: Choose the screen size you want.  If this is an on-screen orbiter (an orbiter that appears on a media director), this will also set the media director's screen resolution.</p>
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<p><b>Skin</b>: There may be several skins, or motif's, to choose from, like 'Wood', 'Marble', etc.</p>
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<p><b>User</b>: Is the person who normally uses this orbiter.</p>
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<p><b>Quick Regen</b>: To make the orbiters respond quickly, all the images you see on their screens are pre-rendered.  The User interface is "built" by the program [[Orbiter Generator]].  This will cause Orbiter Generator to re-generate the user interface for this orbiter, but it will only regenerate the screens that appear to have changed.
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<p><b>Full Regen</b>: This will cause Orbiter Generator to re-generate every screen on the Orbiter.</p>
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|+'''Orbiters'''
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! [[OnScreen Orbiter]]
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| [[Web Orbiter]]
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| [[Windows-based tablet PC Orbiter]]
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| [[SDL-based Linux Orbiter]]
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|-
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! [[CISCO 7079 Orbiter]]
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| [[Mobile Orbiter]]
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| [[Designer]]
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| [[Troubleshooting]]
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|}
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==General Use==
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Each orbiter is defined by the room it is in.  This has been set by you when the orbiter was first created.  You can change this at anytime by going to the Orbiters menu in the pluto-admin pages.
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==Lighting==
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The available buttons appearing in this menu are "On", "Off", and any scenarios setup for this room.  If you have dimmable lights in your dining room, you can set the different light levels as scenarios, say 80% for a scenario called "Romantic Dinner", 20% called "Ugly Date", etc.  Just click on the button for the scenario from that rooms orbiter.
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Clicking the light bulb icon from the home page will display your home's floorplan with icons for each automated light.  From here, you can control any or all lights by clicking on them to add or remove them, then clicking "Off", "Full", or any value in between.
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Activating the red "F" near the top right side will command Pluto to follow your light settings from room to room.  For example, if you prefer 50% lighting in any room that you are in, set your current room to 50% while having the other rooms turned off and activate the Follow Me feature by clicking on the marked-out "F".  Now, when you leave a room and enter a new one, the lights in the previous room will turn off and the new room will light to 50%.
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The "Home" icon will send you back to the Home page.
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The "Back" icon will send you back to the previous page.
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Clicking any of the map buttons will change the map view to whatever that button is.  For example, if the current view is "First Floor" and an available button is "Second Floor", then clicking that button will show you the second floor map with the appropriate devices.
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==Media==
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==Climate==
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==Security==
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==Pluto Button==
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==Computing==
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==Sleeping Menu==
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==Power==
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==More==
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==User==
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==Room==

Revision as of 20:52, 31 May 2006

This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007. In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE. However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.
Orbiters are compatible with Linux, Windows, Windows CE and, with Bluetooth Dongle, Symbian Mobile Devices. It is most commonly run on touch-screen web pads, PDA's, and Mobile Phones.
Orbiters
OnScreen Orbiter Web Orbiter Windows-based tablet PC Orbiter SDL-based Linux Orbiter
CISCO 7079 Orbiter Mobile Orbiter Designer Troubleshooting


General Use

Each orbiter is defined by the room it is in. This has been set by you when the orbiter was first created. You can change this at anytime by going to the Orbiters menu in the pluto-admin pages.

Lighting

The available buttons appearing in this menu are "On", "Off", and any scenarios setup for this room. If you have dimmable lights in your dining room, you can set the different light levels as scenarios, say 80% for a scenario called "Romantic Dinner", 20% called "Ugly Date", etc. Just click on the button for the scenario from that rooms orbiter.

Clicking the light bulb icon from the home page will display your home's floorplan with icons for each automated light. From here, you can control any or all lights by clicking on them to add or remove them, then clicking "Off", "Full", or any value in between.

Activating the red "F" near the top right side will command Pluto to follow your light settings from room to room. For example, if you prefer 50% lighting in any room that you are in, set your current room to 50% while having the other rooms turned off and activate the Follow Me feature by clicking on the marked-out "F". Now, when you leave a room and enter a new one, the lights in the previous room will turn off and the new room will light to 50%.

The "Home" icon will send you back to the Home page. The "Back" icon will send you back to the previous page. Clicking any of the map buttons will change the map view to whatever that button is. For example, if the current view is "First Floor" and an available button is "Second Floor", then clicking that button will show you the second floor map with the appropriate devices.

Media

Climate

Security

Pluto Button

Computing

Sleeping Menu

Power

More

User

Room