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RS232 control of Bose Lifestyle

Marc ScheibeinMarc Scheibein Junior MemberPosts: 669
Hi there,

has anyone controlled Bose Lifestyle systems by RS232? There's a rumor that it's somehow possible, but no facts. It seems that Cr*****n has a solution.

Thank you for any comments.

Best regards,

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  • vincenvincen Junior Member Posts: 526
    Marc,

    Yep you can control it from AMX also, as there is a very tiny jack connector on the backside of some models from Bose. The one that have it can be controlled through RS-232. The protocol is not very efficient (volume control is only step by step and not fluent) but it's better than nothing !

    If you don't find the protocol I should be able to find it for you if you have few days.

    Vinc
  • Hi Vicen,

    I'm also interested in the protocol.
  • Marc ScheibeinMarc Scheibein Junior Member Posts: 669
    Vincen,

    we are happy about any information you can get. Thank you very much.

    Marc
  • I'm also interested. And a cable pinout as well if available.
    Thanks.
  • Thomas HayesThomas Hayes Junior Member Posts: 1,164
    Any word on the cable and protocol for the Bose? I installed several a few years ago and Bose told me they did not have any thing( code, cables) except their own software. I am reallyyyyy interested if they do now.
  • RayIngram53RayIngram53 Junior Member Posts: 1
    I have asked the question of control to Bose before and here is what they had to say.

    Hello Ray:

    The serial port jack on the back of the system is used by Bose technicians to get certain computer read outs on the system when a technician is doing a repair.

    This port is not for use by end consumers and cannot be used to interface with an AMX Landmark system. There are no protocol commands available.

    Regards,

    Thank you for contacting Bose Corporation.
    Kevin Bradley
    Product and Technical Support Team
    Bose Corporation
    US Telephone: (800) 367-4008
    International Tel: (508) 766-1900
    Email: http://www.bose.com
    Fax: (508) 766-1919
    Telephone Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30AM-8:00PM, Sat 9:00AM-3:00PM (EST)
    Walk-In Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Thomas HayesThomas Hayes Junior Member Posts: 1,164
    Thats they same response I had a few years ago from Bose(they must have it wrote down on a flash card). I know a few key people at ******** and I'll ask them out right about their solution.
  • Dries KaspersDries Kaspers Junior Member Posts: 142
    I program C******* as well, i'd be happy to download the macro and look into the protocol if you want.
    This is how i managed to control the E4 business music system with AMX even though Bose said it wasn't possible...

    Let me know!

    [edit] it seems that C******* has restricted downloading of macros's to dealers only, sorry. If you really need it then i can call in a favour....
  • Thomas HayesThomas Hayes Junior Member Posts: 1,164
    I just checked with my friend and ******* seems to have the code block, he told me that everything may not work but alot does. If you have the raw code already , it will save me some time if you can send it. The only concern that I have is if this is copyright infringment since Bose has not released it publicly?
  • Hello Everybody,

    Pin 2 (AMX) -> 2 mini Jack
    Pin 5 (AMX) -> 3 Bose

    For the command see attack file.

    Hops this can help

    Fabrice, ACE
  • Thomas HayesThomas Hayes Junior Member Posts: 1,164
    Hi, here are the commands for the Bose 'lifestyle 20,50' series. I am also trying to get the E4 commands. They are unverified but my contact says most of the commands work. If anyone wants to take a look at them I have attached the file I had sent to me and maybe some one could write an AMX module for these Bose pieces.
  • Thomas HayesThomas Hayes Junior Member Posts: 1,164
    Sorry the fill was to big so I had to send it as 2 zipped files, here is the second file.
  • Dries KaspersDries Kaspers Junior Member Posts: 142
    Originally posted by Thomas Hayes
    Hi, here are the commands for the Bose 'lifestyle 20,50' series. I am also trying to get the E4 commands. They are unverified but my contact says most of the commands work. If anyone wants to take a look at them I have attached the file I had sent to me and maybe some one could write an AMX module for these Bose pieces.
    I have written a demo file for Bose E4, it only works with Netlinx though (Axcess doesn't support 57600 baud rate)

    If you need it let me know...
  • Thomas HayesThomas Hayes Junior Member Posts: 1,164
    Sure if you have them just send me an e-mail(zip the file if possible) I would really like to check it out. Some of the E4's that I have shut off (even with the short installed) and if I could tell them to wake up everytime someone powers up the system would save me a few service calls.
  • Dries KaspersDries Kaspers Junior Member Posts: 142
    check you PM...
  • BinuBinu Junior Member Posts: 49
    Bose Lifestyle

    This is the complete data sheet for bose lifestyle protocole.This is not confidential as they says
    eg .
    SEND_STRING dvBOSE, "'KP %26',13" //key press simulation for volume up
    SEND_STRING BOSE, "'VS %',ITOA(Vol),13" //direct value
  • jjamesjjames AMX Sustaining Engineer Posts: 2,901
    Does the attached Word document's protocol apply to the Lifestyle 48?

    If not, does anyone have the protocol for that system?
  • thepianistmusethepianistmuse Posts: 3
    edited April 12

    This works for me. Tested!

    Command -> Function
    MM 4a,41,01 -> Power On
    MM 4a,43,01 -> Power Off
    MM 42,40,01,02 -> Room A Source CD
    MM 42,40,02,02 -> Room B Source CD
    MM 42,40,04,02 -> Room C Source CD
    MM 42,40,08,02 -> Room D Source CD
    MM 42,40,01,01 -> Room A Source FM
    MM 42,40,02,01 -> Room B Source FM
    MM 42,40,04,01 -> Room C Source FM
    MM 42,40,08,01 -> Room D Source FM
    MM 42,40,01,03 -> Room A Source Aux
    MM 42,40,02,03 -> Room B Source Aux
    MM 42,40,04,03 -> Room C Source Aux
    MM 42,40,08,03 -> Room D Source Aux
    MM 42,40,01,04 -> Room A Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,02,04 -> Room B Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,04,04 -> Room C Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,08,04 -> Room D Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,01,05 -> Room A Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,02,05 -> Room B Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,04,05 -> Room C Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,08,05 -> Room D Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,01,06 -> Room A Source Tape
    MM 42,40,02,06 -> Room B Source Tape
    MM 42,40,04,06 -> Room C Source Tape
    MM 42,40,08,06 -> Room D Source Tape
    MM 44,41,00 -> Room A Vol +
    MM 44,42,00 -> Room A Vol -
    MM 43,41,01 -> Room A Mute
    MM 43,40,01 -> Room A Unmute
    MM 44,41,01 -> Room B Vol +
    MM 44,42,01 -> Room B Vol -
    MM 43,41,02 -> Room B Mute
    MM 43,40,02 -> Room B Unmute
    MM 44,41,02 -> RoomC Vol +
    MM 44,42,02 -> RoomC Vol -
    MM 43,41,04 -> RoomC Mute
    MM 43,40,04 -> RoomC Unmute
    MM 44,41,03 -> Room D Vol +
    MM 44,42,03 -> Room D Vol -
    MM 43,41,08 -> Room D Mute
    MM 43,40,08 -> Room D Unmute

  • It is working for me. Tested
    Command -> Function
    MM 4a,41,01 -> Power On
    MM 4a,43,01 -> Power Off
    MM 42,40,01,02 -> Room A Source CD
    MM 42,40,02,02 -> Room B Source CD
    MM 42,40,04,02 -> Room C Source CD
    MM 42,40,08,02 -> Room D Source CD
    MM 42,40,01,01 -> Room A Source FM
    MM 42,40,02,01 -> Room B Source FM
    MM 42,40,04,01 -> Room C Source FM
    MM 42,40,08,01 -> Room D Source FM
    MM 42,40,01,03 -> Room A Source Aux
    MM 42,40,02,03 -> Room B Source Aux
    MM 42,40,04,03 -> Room C Source Aux
    MM 42,40,08,03 -> Room D Source Aux
    MM 42,40,01,04 -> Room A Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,02,04 -> Room B Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,04,04 -> Room C Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,08,04 -> Room D Source Video 1
    MM 42,40,01,05 -> Room A Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,02,05 -> Room B Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,04,05 -> Room C Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,08,05 -> Room D Source Video 2
    MM 42,40,01,06 -> Room A Source Tape
    MM 42,40,02,06 -> Room B Source Tape
    MM 42,40,04,06 -> Room C Source Tape
    MM 42,40,08,06 -> Room D Source Tape
    MM 44,41,00 -> Room A Vol +
    MM 44,42,00 -> Room A Vol -
    MM 43,41,01 -> Room A Mute
    MM 43,40,01 ->Room A Unmute
    MM 44,41,01 -> Room B Vol +
    MM 44,42,01 -> Room B Vol -
    MM 43,41,02 -> Room B Mute
    MM 43,40,02 -> Room B Unmute
    MM 44,41,02 -> RoomC Vol +
    MM 44,42,02 -> RoomC Vol -
    MM 43,41,04 -> RoomC Mute
    MM 43,40,04 -> RoomC Unmute
    MM 44,41,03 -> Room D Vol +
    MM 44,42,03 -> Room D Vol -
    MM 43,41,08 -> Room D Mute
    MM 43,40,08 -> Room D Unmute

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