Bosch EasyControl (Nefit Easy's Big Brother)

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Bosch EasyControl (Nefit Easy's Big Brother)

Post by melvinc » Wednesday 21 March 2018 22:38

Hi all,

Today I received a new thermostat kit from Bosch - Nefit Easy's big brother Bosch Easy Control, with smart radiator valves.
Link => https://www.bosch-easycontrol.com/

Unfortunatelly but somewhat understandable the Nefit Easy script does not longer work;

┌──────────────────────┬────┬──────┬───────┬─────────┬─────────┬────────┬─────┬──────────┬──────┬──────────┐
│ App name │ id │ mode │ pid │ status │ restart │ uptime │ cpu │ mem │ user │ watching │
â”──────────────────────┼────┼──────┼───────┼─────────┼─────────┼────────┼─────┼──────────┼──────┼──────────┤
│ nefiteasyhttpserver │ 0 │ fork │ 10931 │ online │ 115442 │ 3s │ 0% │ 2.3 MB │ pi │ disabled │
│ nefiteasyhttpserver2 │ 1 │ fork │ 0 │ stopped │ 0 │ 0 │ 0% │ 0 B │ pi │ disabled │
│ nefiteasyhttpserver3 │ 2 │ fork │ 10948 │ online │ 1247 │ 1s │ 0% │ 2.3 MB │ pi │ disabled │
└──────────────────────┴────┴──────┴───────┴─────────┴─────────┴────────┴─────┴──────────┴──────┴──────────┘

2018-03-21 21:25:53.627 Error: NefitEasy: Invalid response received! (ODT)
2018-03-21 21:26:19.371 Error: NefitEasy: Error getting http data!

Does anyone have an idea how we can get the correct data from the stream from the Bosch server?

Br,
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Re: Bosch EasyControl (Nefit Easy's Big Brother)

Post by Egregius » Wednesday 21 March 2018 23:22

Bookmarking this topic, will have a ct200 to in a month.
I'm hoping they release ifttt or a api soon.

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Post by melvinc » Wednesday 21 March 2018 23:32

Nice :-)

Hopefully more will join, and Bosch will open up the interface soon as they promised in the product announcement.
Can't wait to get the CT200 (and hopefully all rooms) available in Domoticz.

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Post by melvinc » Tuesday 03 April 2018 21:15

Nope, I still havent figured out how we can connect the CT200... hopefully someone else has any idea how we can get this up and running.

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Post by Egregius » Wednesday 18 April 2018 11:56

Mine is just installed...
Did a portscan on it, not 1 port is listening, so direct communication with the CT200 is not possible.
Then I did a packet capture of the network traffic but it's SSL 2.0 encrypted.
I'm a bit afraid we'll have to wait for the IFTT support for basic settings or to use the EMS board from bbqkees.
I already ordered that board and a arduino. I'm pretty sure that will have a lot more possibilities than their IFTT implementation.

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Post by MikeF » Thursday 19 April 2018 9:15

Is this yet another (Nest, Hive, Tado, etc.) system that ties you in to an external server in order to work? I want to operate - and have control of - my heating locally. Yes, I know they give you the facility of controlling your heating ‘from anywhere in the world’, but I can achieve that with Domoticz and the Smart Virtual Thermostat plugin. Only advantage seems to me to be the ‘pretty’ touchscreen controllers. I’m currently looking for an alternative to my British Gas Hive system, as I don’t like it being permanently connected to the Internet - I may go the Domoticz SVT route, and build my own touchscreen controller.

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Post by ElectronicFur » Monday 28 May 2018 11:02

Are Bosch just planning to support IFTT then?

Does anyone know if they plan to provide a local API?

I tried finding out info on their developer website, developer.bosch.com , but that says "coming soon"

melvinc, you have their smart radiator valves. How do they communicate with the EasyControl, is it their own proprietary protocol?

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Post by Egregius » Tuesday 29 May 2018 10:24

The reply I received from Bosch Service is that IFTTT may be available at the end of 2018, could be later.
Don't think they plan a local api, at this moment there's not 1 port listening on the thermostat.
My workaround for the moment is a relay connected at the analog thermostat input of my heater.
When the relay is closed the thermostat controls the heater, when the relay is open the heater is off.

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Post by ElectronicFur » Wednesday 30 May 2018 0:20

FYI the reply I got today from Worcester Bosch suggested they currently have 4 voice commands available for use with Amazon Alexa via IFTTT.

And they all said there is an open API, but with limited access, and that the exact details of the API functionality were limited, and that they had escalated my request for info to a senior tech for further clarification.

I'll let you know when I hear back from them.

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Re: Bosch EasyControl (Nefit Easy's Big Brother)

Post by ElectronicFur » Saturday 02 June 2018 14:43

They got back to me with the following: the API for IFTTT and Alexa will be ready in early 2019 along with local API.

So it sounds promising that they are talking about a local API.

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