In doing some research, I think I’ve found a possible solution, that i’m going to have to map out in an experiment.
The Primary UI, Would be the Amazon Echo.
I’ve leveraged RPi to make the Echo work with Vera Edge, and it works so far, flawlessly.
My ST v2 is on order, with all its bugs and features. ST v2 does things that Vera just can’t easily integrate with, and Vera Edge does some really cool integrations ST Doesn’t
So my thought process, is leveraging the RPi integration work with Vera and Echo (Basically making a HUE Smart Bridge, Where the Echo can Discover Devices, and the RPi Advertises the Vera Scenes and Devices on uPnP as HUE devices…
Well there doesn’t seem to be way to easily make ST and Vera work “Together” But - Both of them can connect to HUE devices… So here is the project.
Getting RPi To see all the ST devices, and getting it to see all the Vera Devices. The Amazon Echo can call either ST or Vera (And won’t know the difference, its “just a light” it knows by name). The ST and Vera should be able to “talk” to each other with each being a Primary controller, of certain things. Creating Vera Scenes, to call Hue/ST Devices will be easy.
I can’t wait for the ST to arrive, to see if its easy to create Scenes on it (or whatever ST called it) to call HUE devices. then Volla - ST Does what it does best. Vera does what it does best. They both are primary controllers, but can pass information between each other - and You just ask Alexa to do whatever you want and she called the appropriate HUE device, which actives Vera/ST to act.
I’ll keep you updated on the progress (if there is any interest). I struggled deciding between ST and Vera when I bought the Edge, now it looks like there is a path to get the best… of all 3.