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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.
OnScreen Orbiter Web Orbiter Windows-based tablet PC Orbiter SDL-based Linux Orbiter
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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.


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.




Pluto Button


Sleeping Menu