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darrenmason

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Re: home automation with the new release
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2008, 11:16:17 am »
Are you willing to put up some gear to do the porting?

I would be interested, tell me what interfacing modules are available, interface (usb, serial etc), chipset and is the protocol publically available?

I am in Sydney if that makes a difference to you.

A few of us are currently looking at PLC_BUS which is effectively a competitor to UPB. If the prices are good then you might have some customers straight up from this list.

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Darren

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Re: home automation with the new release
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2008, 11:55:44 am »
mariopapas.

We have developed UPB (240V Version) for Australian and EU markets - UPB is a power Line Control system - way ahead of anything X10 .... porting this to MCE would be a winner if anyone is interested.

I´m one of the guys that is thinking of using plcbus.It seem to fix well here in sweden. Do you have any product catalog with available upb products for 220V/50hz?

Is there a protocol specification available?
Since there are not much people here that use upb, especially in 220V countries I think the easist way to get this supported in lmce is the sponsor a devel kit som someone that are willing to start the task of writing a upb driver/integration.

Probably the same ruby solution used for Insteon and plcbus can be used.

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Re: home automation with the new release
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2008, 11:40:10 pm »
I had a quick search for some documentation last night, and it is a relatively straightforward serial protocol that shouldn't take too much effort to integrate into LMCE.

And as niz23 said, the work dan has done already can probably be used. In fact I believe he was refactoring it for the PLC_BUS stuff to allow for other protocols.

So its use will be more dependant upon product range, pricing and availability.

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Re: home automation with the new release
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008, 07:47:38 am »
I had a quick search for some documentation last night, and it is a relatively straightforward serial protocol that shouldn't take too much effort to integrate into LMCE.

And as niz23 said, the work dan has done already can probably be used. In fact I believe he was refactoring it for the PLC_BUS stuff to allow for other protocols.

So its use will be more dependant upon product range, pricing and availability.

Darren,

Can you post links for me?
I'm almost finished the threading engine for PLCBUS..
(sorry, got my head wrapped around code..)
If it is similar, I COULD have is out in a few days... no promises though...

I'm taking a step back from the protocols, to design a higher level interface to HA protocols that support things like bidirectional queing, multiple command queuing, etc..

It's almost done.. and working well with the PLCBUS stuff.

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Re: home automation with the new release
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2008, 02:35:36 am »
Sorry Dan just saw this....

Currently away but I think that I saved the doco on my machine at home. If it is I will send it - but it was
just the result of a bit of googling. Won't be home for a few more days yet.

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Darren

Someone still needs to get some hardware to test it though.....