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Re: My orders are coming...
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2007, 06:04:10 pm »
thanks pete. since you are running both now i think i might stick with zwave for lights and see what other additions you get to for the insteon and maybe work that in also. i wasnt sure if there would be any problem with running both at the same time. thanks for all the info and for working so hard to get all the insteon stuff together on your own.
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Re: My orders are coming...
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2007, 07:13:30 pm »
the two-way communication is ultimately what may very well drive me entirely to Insteon, and scrap my Z-Wave installation.. that, and..well, the details of the specs seem better with Insteon.....

...now if only we had zigbee devices...

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Re: My orders are coming...
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2007, 11:26:02 pm »
Don't forget, once you do purchase the $200.00 developers kit, you can also purchase a hardware dev kit for $99.  Insteon also make use of a compiled "SALad" program so one can customize their hardware device.  This is exactly what simplehomenet have done.  AFAIK one can transmit the SALad app across the powerline/rf to an installed device, reboot and viola, you have customized extra functionality.  I'm planning on developing an INSTEON UIRT device via extended commands.

One thing I did notice - the RF remotes don't have status capability... yet...
It shouldn't be too long before other devices start coming out... I can see insteon Door Locks, Insteon wireless contact sensors/relays, There is a 3 speed (I think) bathroom fan already converted to insteon... it's on smarthome's site...

How bout a Inteon to Bluetooth Bridge? hehe
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Re: My orders are coming...
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2007, 05:14:13 pm »
Another point I found while digging around in the insteon docs... when a message has to be repeated, (relayed) all insteon devices that hear the initial message repeat simultaneously..

Insteon has converted a common problem with powerline interfaces (message collisions) and utilized the behaviour in their favour.

That, combined with super sensitive receivers, really helps with "noisy" equipment..

Also, Group Broadcast and cleanup is a nice feature..
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