Is it possible to read values from a third-party serial device connected to Comfort?
I started playing around with a Matrix Switcher and sending commands to it shouldn't be a problem. What I need to know is that the Matrix Switcher returns a character back to Comfort when the command has been successfully implemented/executed and I have to wait for this character before I can send the next command.
The Send RS232 command can work with a standard UCM/232 to send any text or hexadecimal comand to a 3rd party system provided the communications is 9600 bits per second, 8 data bytes, 1 stop bit, no partity which is most commonly used
The Universal UCM (in beta test) will allow other communications settings to be handled and will also allow messages from the third party device to be received and mapped to comfort
You want to wait for a reply from the switcher before sending the next command. The Universal UCM can map the incoming data to a counter, and the Counter response can send the next data or do other logic which allows you to send the next command
You need the Universal UCM to read the values and assign it to a counter, sensor, or keypad key or other commands.
The counter response can be used to act on the values received, and perhaps send something to Comfort Client