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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2008, 09:14:37 am »
Here is a link to a "decoder ring" for the terms of art for this stuff http://www.automatedbuildings.com/news/oct02/articles/netb/netb.htm And the host site should open up some possibilities like this http://www.automatedbuildings.com/frame_resources.htm
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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2008, 09:25:38 am »
Here is a link to a "decoder ring" for the terms of art for this stuff http://www.automatedbuildings.com/news/oct02/articles/netb/netb.htm And the host site should open up some possibilities like this http://www.automatedbuildings.com/frame_resources.htm

I put the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) magazines online in the mid 1990s (and incidentally invented Google AdWords for them), so I might be able to find someone there who might have some ideas. And I've also got some architects and home integrators to tap for references. But none of them are up at 3:30AM Monday in NYC - not for those kinds of questions, anyway :). More as it develops...

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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2008, 12:14:14 pm »
Hi,

I agree - a lot of various features seem to be important for each of us. But we have one strong common point - we need to implement generic support for possibility of showing state of any device on floorplans and that would solve all those problems. This is basic framework - on top of that, alot of new features can be added - but we need to solve basic problems (in my view "generic state changed" event or something similar can solve this)... Also a lot of stuff is currently hardcoded in plugins, so in majority it's not enough if you add certain device to certain category that it will be shown on floorplan... Behaviour is currently not consistent.

I have talked to Chris and Eugene some time ago, and we agreed that such support will be experimentally added for lighting and climate plugin, but currently I'm not sure if this has happened.... Will check that with Chris tomorrow.

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HTH,

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Bulek.

Hi,

I jsut talked to Chris (Pluto developer) today. He's willing to help with info. I'll move this discussion in new thread at :

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3715.0

Regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2008, 01:11:41 am »
found a nice european ZWave Multisensor:
http://wiki.linuxmce.com/index.php?title=Seluxit_Multisensor

i wonder if anybody has tried to get it working?

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rock your home - http://www.agocontrol.com home automation

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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2008, 12:22:36 am »
I stumbled onto this from the SYSTM Wired house video podcast. http://revision3.com/systm/wihome/ (this is the link to the podcast) The wired house had a nice pc dashboard that made energy usage very accessible. http://www.luciddesigngroup.com/products_irisloggers.php   The IRIS logger looks like it might fit in with this conversation.


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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2008, 12:54:32 am »
Check out newbielink:http://www.misterhouse.com [nonactive]

It might contain some useful stuff .

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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2008, 02:45:28 am »
I can't believe nobody has mentioned the potential to integrate CO/smoke detectors into LinuxMCE.  This could potentially let the system alert everyone in the house where a fire is, see the fire via webcam, and even automatically call the fire department/police/etc.

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Re: taking Home Automation to the next level...
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2008, 03:26:01 am »
I can't believe nobody has mentioned the potential to integrate CO/smoke detectors into LinuxMCE.  This could potentially let the system alert everyone in the house where a fire is, see the fire via webcam, and even automatically call the fire department/police/etc.

Plus, if hooked into an "indoor irrigation system" automate some fire sprinklers ;)