Have any of you run across any documentation detailing the protocol and command set for communicating with the DTRs via the serial port/CPS cable?
I’m interested in creating an embedded microcontroller application that could roughly emulate the SMS Tool and send text alerts into a DTR system in response to some detected event, such as a security sensor tripping. I’ve already done some serial port sniffing, but it’s clear that attempting to reverse-engineer will be a long and tedious path without any assurance of success. Thought I’d at least ask here, before I put any more time into it.
Can’t say I’m surprised, but I really appreciate that you checked.
However, why not hook into the SMS application that’s already available?
Mostly because a $25 Arduino board and a couple evenings’ worth of coding is a lot simpler and cheaper than a Windows PC, I suppose. Does the SMS Tool support any kind of app-to-app hooks or scripting? I’ll have to look into that. That might be a solution for the scenarios where a PC could be used.
Understood. Still doesn’t sound easy.
Dunno about how to hook into the SMS software, but I was thinking there are automation programs like AUTOIT that can click buttons, type text and so on, basically remote-controlling any app via scripting.