xPL Binding

The xPL binding grabs xPL message values in items and sends xPL commands.

Prerequisites

The xPL Bundle relies on Gerry Duprey’s xPL4Java Library. The library is packaged in the bundle, then you won’t need to install it - but in order to make it work, you’ll need a working xPL Hub on the openHAB server (you will find all needed information on the xPL Project website.)

Binding Configuration

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

Property Default Required Description
instance   Yes some machine name

Item Configuration

Item types can be:

  • Switch
  • Number
  • String

They allow to receive/send commands (#COMMAND parameter) and to grab current values in xPL messages (#CURRENT parameter).

Switch testswitch "testswitch"  {xpl="*,command,ac.basic,device=0x0a2b,unit=0,command=#COMMAND"}
//Will broadcast (* address| vendor-device.instance) an xPL message in response of sendCommand(testxplswitch, [ON | OFF]) 

Number testxpltemp "testxpltemp" {xpl="*,status,sensor.basic,device=0x0a2x,type=temp,current=#CURRENT"}
//Will get "current" value in the body for the message matching xpl-stat/sensor.basic/device=0x0a2x,type=temp
    
String testxplstr "testxplstr" {xpl="*,status,sensor.basic,device=outside,type=temp,current=#CURRENT"}
//Will get "current" value in the body for the message matching xpl-stat/sensor.basic/device=0x0a2x,type=temp

xPL messages can be caught multiple times in multiple items (grabbing different parts of the message).

String LivingRoom_Player_Kind "Xmbc [%s]" (LivingRoom)   {xpl="*,status,media.mptrnspt,mp=xbmc,kind=#COMMAND"}
String LivingRoom_Player_Status "Xmbc [%s]" (LivingRoom) {xpl="*,status,media.mptrnspt,mp=xbmc,command=#COMMAND"}