COTX FlexiMining© User Manual (Home Assistant)

Created by Eason Chen, Modified on Wed, 26 Oct 2022 at 04:30 AM by Eason Chen


FlexiMining - Home Assistant

Please read through Home Assistant -Terms of Service and agree to the terms before taking action.

About Home Assistant

Home Assistant is a free and open-source software for home automation designed to be a central control system for smart home devices with a focus on local control and privacy.

Prerequisites for running Home Assistant in your COTX Hotspot

a. X3 firmware, upgraded to the latest version 

b. Stable broadband, unlimited capacity, and time 

c.  Agree on the COTX FlexiMining Terms of Service.

d. Agree on the Home Assistant -Term of Service.

Enable FlexiMining - Home Assistant

If for beta test:

Login to your COTX IOT Cloud test environment:  COTX Hotspot Cloud Service- Test Environment,

If for production:

Login to your COTX IOT Cloud:  COTX Hotspot Cloud Service

These two environments use the same login credentials.

Enter your walletspace, click the arrow into your Hotspot dashboard; or click "Hotspot" menu in the left menu directly enter your Hotspot dashboard; 

In the Hotspot Tab, click the shopping cart icon right next to the HOMEASSISTANT:

In the pop-up installation window, read through the Terms of Services, and click "I agree to the above terms":

Then click "INSTALL", and start to install Home Assistant to your hotspot:

When installation is finished, you can click "HOMEASSISTANT" to check the running status on your device:

Using Home Assistant to control your device - for example, control an ONVIF camera

Step 1: Use your web browser, login your Home Assistant page, register an account

-(1) Find your hotspot's IP address: if COTX X3, you can find it by pressing the BT button on your hotspot. The IP address will be displayed on the LED screen of your X3. In the same LAN/WIFI environment, use your web browser, address: hotspot IP:8123, for example This is to open the Home Assistant admin page. Please register an account:

-(2) Finish account registration, setup your Home Assistant information, then click "Next" to enter "Overview":

Step 2: Add your device to Home Assistant

-(1) Click "Settings", and choose "Devices & Services" to add a Home Assistant Integration.

-(2) Then click "ADD INTEGRATION", search ONVIF, choose then add ONVIF Integration,

-(3) Finish adding integration, click "Submit", and start to set up the camera device

-(4) Input camera information, e.g., IP address, port number, username, password, and click "SUBMIT" (ensure your ):

-(5) When the camera is added, you can check your camera in Settings->Integrations:

Step 3: Reboot your device

-(1) Click Settings->Devices, choose your camera,

-(2) Under "Configuration", click "Press" of the Reboot function, reboot your camera:

-(3) After reboot, you can check the system log under the "Logbook" section,

Home Assistant Reference

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