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MobiLinc and the Google Assistant

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MobiLinc paired with your ISY-994x series controller and MobiLinc Connect cloud service now supports the Google Assistant!

Controlling your home has never been easier with your voice. Simply say "Ok Google, turn on kitchen lights." or "Ok Google, is my office light on?"


Features:

MobiLinc Connect supports the Google Assistant on Google Home, Pixel phones, and Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

MobiLinc and the Google Assistant supports the following voice features:
  • Turn on or off a light, plug, device, scene, or program. "Ok Google, turn on the kitchen lights."
  • Brighten or Dim a device. "Ok Google, dim the living room."
  • Turn on or off all items in a room. "Ok Google, turn on all the kitchen lights."

Who can use this?

Anyone with an active MobiLinc Connect account, Google Home or a device with the Google Assistant like the Pixel phone, and an ISY-994x controller.

What do I need?

The following is needed:

1. MobiLinc HD, MobiLinc Pro, or Orchestrated MobiLinc for iOS or Android.
2. Active MobiLinc Connect account and an ISY series controller running firmware 4.5.4 or later with the MobiLinc Connect portal installed and connected to your MobiLinc Connect account via the MobiLinc app.
3. Google Home or a device with the Google Assistant like the Pixel phone or an Android phone with Android 6.0+.

Setup Guide:

Please follow these steps to connect your ISY to the Google Assistant through MobiLinc Connect:

Install MobiLinc Connect:
1. Install the MobiLinc Connect portal in your ISY-994x by opening the Admin Console from a PC/MAC and going to Help->Purchase Modules.
2. Once installed and the ISY reboots, open MobiLinc and go to Settings->Lighting Controller->Host Type and select "MobiLinc Connect".
3. Select "Create a New Account" and follow the directions.

Prepare your vocal names of your devices, scenes, and programs:
Many device and scene names aren't written in a way that's easily spoken or written as simple English text. For example, a device may be named "office.1.upstairs". This name will not work with voice recognition. To get around this please follow these steps:
1. Use the ISY's Admin Console and right-click on your device or scene and select "Notes".
2. Under the "Spoken" field enter in simple English to describe your device/scene. For example: "Upstairs Office".
3. Programs: Make sure the name of the program is written in plain speakable English. See Advanced Setup for additional configuration options.
4. After making any changes to the Spoken Notes field or changing the name of your devices, scenes, or programs, say "Ok Google, tell MobiLinc Connect to refresh devices".
Say MobiLinc Connect like: "moby-link connect".
5. MobiLinc will resync your voice changes back to MobiLinc Connect in preparation for the Google Assistant.

Link MobiLinc Connect to the Google Assistant (this is required to support the Smart Home integration):
1. Open the Google Home app on your iOS/Android device and complete the account linking to MobiLinc Connect in the card that was generated above by saying "Ok Google, tell MobiLinc Connect to refresh devices". You can also link to MobiLinc Connect in the Google Home app by going to the Main Menu->More Settings->Services and scrolling down to MobiLinc Connect.
2. The Google Home app will prompt for your MobiLinc Connect email address and your MobiLinc Connect password.
3. Once verified, select which ISY on your MobiLinc Connect account you would like to connect to the Google Assistant.
4. Once linked, say "Ok Google, tell MobiLinc Connect to refresh devices". Say MobiLinc Connect like: "moby-link connect".
5. MobiLinc Connect will pull your current list of names for your devices, scenes, and programs in anticipation for the Google Assistant.

Enable MobiLinc Home Control for the Google Assistant:
1. Open the Google Home app on your iOS/Android device and search for "MobiLinc" under "Home control". Select MobiLinc.
2. The Google Home app will prompt for your MobiLinc Connect email address and your MobiLinc Connect password in addition to an optional
Custom Name. See Advanced Setup for additional configuration options.
3. Once verified, select which ISY on your MobiLinc Connect account you would like to connect to the Google Assistant.
4. Once linked, MobiLinc will send your vocal device list to the Google Assistant.
NOTE: You must first link the MobiLinc Connect skill and say "Ok Google, tell MobiLinc Connect to refresh devices" to pull your items into MobiLinc Connect. Then you can link or re-link MobiLinc Home control to refresh or pull in the updated device list.

Q: How can I tell when the Refresh devices command is complete?
A: If you have any push notifications setup for your iOS devices, MobiLinc Connect will broadcast a push notification to all your connected iOS devices that use push notifications through MobiLinc Connect informing you when the sync is complete. In most cases it only takes a few seconds, but if you have 100+ items to sync between devices, scenes, programs it can take a few minutes. If you don't have push notifications setup, you can watch the front of the ISY for the blinking LEDs to stop. MobiLinc Connect will also send an email to your MobiLinc Connect account when the processing has completed.

Advanced Setup Guide:

Limit the programs eligible for the Google Assistant to control:

Voice Programs:
By default, MobiLinc Home control will pull in all of your programs for voice control. Most program names are not voice friendly and will take up many slots. To clean this up, follow these steps:
1. Create a Program folder anywhere in your program list called "
Voice".
2. Any programs in the root "
Voice" folder will be pulled into the MobiLinc Home control for use with the Google Assistant.

Rooms:
Add your items in Google Home to different rooms in the Google Home app for grouped control. Simply say "Ok Google, turn all the kitchen lights off" to ask your Google Assistant to turn off all the lights in the "Kitchen" room.

Voice Command Guide for MobiLinc:

Once MobiLinc Connect is connected and synced with the Google Assistant, you can issue the following voice commands:

Devices: Example "Kitchen"
"Ok Google, turn kitchen off."
"Ok Google, turn kitchen on."
"Ok Google, set kitchen to 50 percent."
"Ok Google, dim the kitchen."
"Ok Google, brighten the kitchen."
"Ok Google, is my kitchen lights on?"

Room: Example "Bedroom"
"Ok Google, turn all the Bedroom lights off."
"Ok Google, turn all the Bedroom lights on."

Scene: Example "Dining Room"
"Ok Google, turn dining room on."
"Ok Google, turn dining room off."

Programs: Example "Irrigation"
"Ok Google, turn irrigation on." (Runs the Then path)
"Ok Google, turn irrigation off." (Runs the Else path)

Everything
"Ok Google, turn everything off"
"Ok Google, turn everything on"