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afPelicanCloudExt

An optimised SkySpark Connector for Pelican Wireless
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v1.1.0

Bring your Pelican Wireless data into SkySpark effortlessly with the Pelican Cloud Extension from Fantom Factory!

Our Pelican connector is a highly optimised SkySpark extension. It connects with the Pelican OpenAPI / Climate Control API and efficiently synchronises SkySpark data points from your Pelican devices.

  • Thermostat devices
  • Thermostat Slave devices
  • Power Output devices
  • Zone Controller devices

The Pelican Cloud extension provides support for:

  • Thermostat, Thermostat Slaves, and PowerOutput devices
  • Learn functionality - Browse and bind device points in the SkySpark Connector App
  • Current values - Poll the OpenAPI for current sensor values
  • History sync - Download previous history data for device points in bulk
  • Custom attributes - Axon functions to get and set default and user defined attribute data

This connector has been developed for SkySpark v3.1.4 or later.

Pelican Conn Ext is FREE to download and evaluate for up to 10 points. Why not try it out for real and connect it with the official Pelican test site data?

We also have a handy video tutorial to demonstrate how easy this is to use.

Fortified with Fantom! Robust, secure, and optimised, the Pelican extension boasts the following features:

  • Passwords removed from HTTP logs to keep your credentials secure
  • Use of Pelican User Attributes to ensure only relevant device data is processed
  • HTTP 1.1 Keep-Alive Pipelining to reduce socket connection overhead
  • XML Pull Parsing for efficient transformation of returned Pelican data

The Pelican Cloud extension is powered by Fantom Factory's own internal EasyConn and HTTP Client libraries.

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Contents

Quick Start

  1. Create an account on the Pelican Office Climate Control Website
  2. Install afPelicanCloudExt (use SkySpark's Install Manager)
  3. Use the SkySpark Connector App to create an instance of afPelicanCloudExt connector
  4. Set your Pelican website URL and credentials in the connector record
  5. Use the SkySpark Builder App to browse devices and bind points

Usage

The Pelican Cloud extension uses the SkySpark connector framework to provide synchronisation features with your Pelican devices, via the Climate Control Website.

After creating an account on the Pelican Office Climate Control Website the same login credentials may be used by the Pelican connector.

The connector Learn tree will then list all Object types / devices found in the account, letting you to bind points as usual.

As well as automated history collection via point curVals, the supplied Axon functions may used to read and write data from the Pelican Cloud.

// read temperature values for ALL devices
conn.afPelicanCloud_get("Thermostat", null, ["serialNo", "temperature"])

// read temperature values for device XXX-XXX
conn.afPelicanCloud_get("Thermostat", {serialNo:"XXX-XXX"}, ["serialNo", "temperature"])

// set system to "Auto" on device XXX-XXX
conn.afPelicanCloud_set("Thermostat", {serialNo:"XXX-XXX"}, {system:"Auto"})

User Attributes

The Pelican Cloud extension supports custom User Defined Attributes, where custom data for a device may be saved and retrieved from the Pelican Cloud.

The Axon functions afPelicanCloud_get() and afPelicanCloud_set() may also be used for user defined attributes.

User defined attributes may be added to the Pelican Project Settings page, and their details further refined so the Pelican Cloud extension understand how to interpret the Pelican data.

Pelican Project Settings

User attributes added to the Pelican Project Settings are also available in the Builder Learn Tree.

Debugging

Use the "Details" tab in the Connector App to view stack traces and other details, to help diagnose connector-related errors.

Licensing

Pelican Cloud extension is a commercial product and requires a licence to be purchased to run in production.

Licences for Pelican Cloud extension are tied to a SkySpark installation / host ID. This means to use the Pelican Cloud extension on multiple SkySpark installation will require multiple licences; one per installation. You will need to enter your SkySpark licence ID when purchasing, see Where is my SkyArc Installation ID? for details.

Licences specify a maximum number of Pelican points that may be bound on any SkySpark instance, across ALL SkySpark projects. Points from multiple licences are additive.

Purchased licences are available from the My Licences page in StackHub and should be downloaded to the /var/lic/ directory of your SkySpark installation.

Minor updates to the Pelican Cloud extension may be provided free of charge, but major updates will require a new licence to be purchased.

The End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is contained with the downloaded .pod file.

For support and comments, please email ----------------------.

Evaluation Mode

If the Pelican Cloud extension does not find a valid licence, it enters into an evaluation mode whereby a maximum of 10 Pelican points may exist for a period of 30 days; after which the Pelican Cloud extension will throw a licence fault.

Evaluation mode is designed for developers to try out various features of the Pelican Cloud extension to assess its suitability for purpose.

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" and the author disclaims all warranties with regard to this software including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the author be liable for any special, direct, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software.

Special Mentions

Special thanks go to Nathan Travis of Trove Facility Services for providing test sites, test data, and pelican device insight - helping us create a robust and optimised product!

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Pelican Cloud
SkySpark Connector for Pelican Wireless Devices. License costs per year:
100 points
$75.00USD
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$300.00USD
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$675.00USD
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Package details
Version1.1.0
LicenseCommercial
Build date2 weeks ago
on Mon 14th Nov
Requirements SkySpark v3.1.4
Depends on
File nameafPelicanCloudExt.pod
File size294.35 kB
MD53bd052c3a1b3961ba66f4ca88d66442c
SHA1 a92521474cb25abf6bffb107160d19b134cbc3a5
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