Horizon mediabox Binding

This binding supports the horizon mediabox used by cable companies in the Netherlands and some other countries. The box is manufactured by Samsung and known as SMT-G7400 and SMT-G7401. This binding is tested with the SMT-G7401 but should also work with the SMT-G7400. The binding only works when your box is connected to your home network. When you are able to use the HorizonGo remote control app, you should also be able to use this binding.

Binding Configuration

This binding can be configured in the file services/horizon.cfg.

Property Default Required Description
<instance>.host   Yes IP address of a horizon box

Where <instance> is a name you choose, like livingroom.

You can find the ip address of you box at menu->setting-> my homenetwork->status my homenetwork->IPv4 address

Item Configuration

All items use the format described below. The <instance> in the items declaration has to be defined in the configuration first.

{ horizon="<openHAB-command>:<instance>:<device-command>" }

It is not possible to query the box for current states. So you can only send commands to the box. This means the state of your items will not be updated when you send commands to the box with an other app or remote control. Therefor the most convenient way to configure items, is as pushbuttons as described here.

The commands correspond to the commands on your remote control. The following commands are available:

Command Description
POWER Power
OK Ok
BACK Back
CHANNEL_UP Channel up
CHANNEL_DOWN Channel down
HELP Help
MENU Menu
GUIDE Guide
INFO Info
TEXT Text
DPAD_UP Up
DPAD_DOWN Down
DPAD_LEF Left
DPAD_RIGHT Right
0 Digit 0
1 Digit 1
2 Digit 2
3 Digit 3
4 Digit 4
5 Digit 5
6 Digit 6
7 Digit 7
8 Digit 8
9 Digit 9
PAUSE Play/Pause
STOP Stop
RECORD Record
FWD Forward
RWD Rewind
ID Id
RC_PAIR Remote Control pair
ONDEMAND On Demand
DVR DVR
TV TV

Examples

services/horizon.cfg

livingroom.host=192.168.1.206

items/horizon.items

Switch  power {horizon="ON:livingroom:POWER", autoupdate="false"}
Switch  ok  {horizon="ON:livingroom:OK", autoupdate="false"}
Switch  back {horizon="ON:livingroom:BACK", autoupdate="false"}

There is an URL that is only reachable when the box is switched on and not in stand-by. This URL can be used to update the state of your power item as below:

rule horizon_state
when  
	Time cron "0 * * * * ?"
then
	var ret_val = sendHttpGetRequest('http://192.168.1.206:62137/DeviceDescription.xml')
	if (ret_val != null) {
		postUpdate(horizon_power, ON)
	} else {
		postUpdate(horizon_power, OFF)
	}
end