arcam_fmj integration allows you to control Arcam FMJ Receivers from Home Assistant.
- AVR 380
- AVR 450
- AVR 750
- Likely other AVRs
Adding Arcam FMJ Receivers to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by taking the following steps:
- Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
- In the sidebar click on Configuration.
- From the configuration menu select: Integrations.
Arcam FMJ Receivers can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown in the top of the list of integrations as “Discovered”. If that is the case click on the Configure button to start setting up the discovered instance.
If there wasn’t any discovered automatically, don’t worry! You can set up a manual integration entry:
- In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.
- From the list, search and select “Arcam FMJ Receivers”.
- Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.
After completing, the Arcam FMJ Receivers integration will be immediately available for use.
Arcam FMJ receivers turn off their network port when in standby, the component will try to reconnect to the receiver every 5 seconds. This mean powering on the first zone is not possible over the builtin network connection. Two options for complete power control exists: IR or Serial gateway.
Use an IR blaster to send a command to turn the device on using these discrete codes:
- Zone 1: Protocol: RC5 Device: 16 Function: 123
- Zone 2: Protocol: RC5 Device: 23 Function: 123
Turn on sometime requires two IR codes to be sent. You can generate the raw, broadlink or other IR format string using irgen tool like:
irgen -i rc5 -d 16 0 123 -o broadlink_base64 -r 2
To trigger this IR command add an automation on the event
arcam.turn_on filtering on
entity_id of the
media_player zone entity. This can be added using device automations
or manually using normal automations.
Use a network to a serial port gateway to connect to the serial port of the receiver. The serial port is always available and can power on the device. This is the most reliable communication method as well.
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