Sorry to be so dumb - what's the RS?The hummy can power up in standby mode, so the RS will report it hasn't seen the hummy after a while. You can't guarantee it, but by looking at the 'last seen' time it is possible to guess that this may be the case. Fix would be to have an RPi or similar that could be commanded to send a power on command using an IR transmitter if it cannot ping the hummy.
The hummy can go into standby after completing a recording. Fix is as above assuming pings fail.
The hummy can have a seizure which will result in the RS reporting it hasn't seen the hummy for a period. This does require a power cycle - but may result in the hummy coming up in standby.
No problem. The scripts are very simple - I'll just need to clean them up for external consumption - wouldn't want anyone to know how tacky & undisciplined my code is!I'm inclined to get the power strip you mentioned and a RPi set up like you have. I wouldn't mind a copy of the scripts please, perhaps you could attach them here as a zip, so anyone interested could grab them at any time in the future?