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 using this My button:
Arcam FMJ Receivers can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as “Discovered”, which you can select to set it up right away.
If there wasn’t any discovered automatically, don’t worry! You can set up a manual integration entry:
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.