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Ubiquiti mFi - your thoughts about these devices?
« on: July 11, 2012, 09:26:43 am »
Ubiquiti has jumper in HA and sensoring market with their new mFi line of devices [1], there are very lively discussions on their forum, most of them are very positive but some are also negative [2].

From what I have seen they are using wifi to replace zigbee and zwave, and that could drive prices down quite a bit...
I'm not sure how open/closed these devices are, and if it is even possible to integrate them with LinuxMCE (or any other system) but if it is possible then this will make a great addition to LinuxMCE hardware playground.

Hari what do you think, do these devices bring anything interesting to LinuxMCE project?

[1] http://www.ubnt.com/mfi
[2] http://forum.ubnt.com/showpost.php?p=318405&postcount=44
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Re: Ubiquiti mFi - your thoughts about these devices?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 06:20:10 pm »
that second link sums it up quite well; its expensive, complicated, and looks like its fairly closed (no protocols published or api available?), and honestly there are enough players in that market already. ie theres nothing new here that warrants a price premium.

also, not to pick on you specifically, but the developers forum is for people actively working on something, please keep the speculation to one of the other forums.

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Re: Ubiquiti mFi - your thoughts about these devices?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 08:45:07 pm »
I think this does not really belong into the developer section..
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Re: Ubiquiti mFi - your thoughts about these devices?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 06:12:27 am »
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7530/ubiquiti-networks-mfi-mpower-wifi-power-strip-review

Looks to me like it's not too expensive. But lack of an API that allows other software to control it is an issue.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 06:16:19 am by davegravy »

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Re: Ubiquiti mFi - your thoughts about these devices?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 11:02:41 pm »
All the ubiquity stuff runs linux and can be logged into via ssh.  These can be controlled this way directly.  The default user/pass on them is ubnt/ubnt,  if you use any of their software to adopt anything, then that will be the username/password that you need.  Their control software does everything via ssh.  I work for a dealer and have used their stuff extensively,  works very well and is very cheap.