Using a GSM Module / Web App / Custom CSS

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Using a GSM Module / Web App / Custom CSS

#1 Post by sparkes » 27 Jun 2018, 21:06

I would really like a plugin for a GSM module like a SIM800L
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So that ESPEasy was able to send simple 'SendToHTTP' variables via a 'data sim card'. Adding Location data Longitude and Latitude would be incredible and very useful.

I have several projects using ESPEasy like my Lights, Heating, Security Door & Window sensors etc etc. They all log to to a server in my home and to a server online. I've got Web App's, Custom CSS for the ESP's and little pods around my house with little screens displaying the temperature etc...

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The only thing missing is an easy way to get data off through a standard phone sim in a field in the middle know where.

Any help in this direction would be greatly received.

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#2 Post by TD-er » 27 Jun 2018, 23:49

Adding another communications device will have quite some impact on a large number of files.
For example you have to detect whether or not there is an active connection and how to make and manage such a connection.
Also you probably want to limit the data stream when on a metered connection like a GSM module.

The easiest solution is probably adding a new controller which will manage the connection and data limits.
But that makes it rather inflexible when you want to upload to let's say Domoticz, OpenHAB and the platform you're using.

So there needs to be a new layer to manage the connection and both the webserver and the controllers need to be able to select what communication module should be used.

In short:
It would be rather easy to add minimal support for such a module for your specific use case.
But such a solution would be a big pain to maintain and support.

A proper solution would take quite some development effort.

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#3 Post by sparkes » 28 Jun 2018, 10:30

Thanks for you answer.

I understand that is would be quite a lot of work.... I really wish I was skilled enough.

I have notice quite a few blog posts asking the same question. There are definite situations where GSM would be a massive bonus.

So moving forward - I could get around this by using a small sim/wifi router. There about the same price as the GSM module (lol) so I might as well do that but I would really like to know and send the geo location.

Is there a plugin for gps that I'm missing?

Or tracker plugin?

Thank again for your help and advice.

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#4 Post by TD-er » 28 Jun 2018, 23:31

GPS plugin is not yet there, but that one will definitely be available.
@Grovkillen and I need it for our own project, which has some rather hard deadline :)

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#5 Post by sparkes » 29 Jun 2018, 00:09

This is fantastic news... very exciting.. opens up a load of possibilities.

Is there a estimated-time-of-arrival?

The sooner the better for me.... he he he

Anything I can do to help?

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#6 Post by TD-er » 29 Jun 2018, 00:26

No ETA yet. I haven't received my GPS modules yet and I really want to get the release out first.
This means fixing some rather immediate issues to improve stability.

N.B. our deadline for the project where the GPS is needed is in May next year, but I hope to get some prototype versions in the autumn. So I get that's as close to an ETA as I can now give.

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