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Stojan

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New RF-Homeautomation - System
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:01:30 pm »
Hello,

there is new System out, called Homematic (www.homematic.com). It is bi-directoral and the sytem-unit is based on an embedded linux.
There are allready some opensource-downloads available in the service-area.
For WindowsMCE is a plugin available. :-\
From my perspective it should be possible to connect this to LMCE too.

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 12:14:02 am »
this is the "long awaited" product line from ELV. Was promised for last year..

do you have any control specifications? I can't find them on the page.
Do you already have some hardware?

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 01:32:12 am »
Hi Hari,

last week i ordered the HVAC-Set with wall-mounted controll and "Stellantrieb" (do not know the english word...)
I want to order the central-unit CCU within the next two months. I hope that the manuals will be published soon, so that I can understand whats in the packages in the Update-Area of the homepage (in the service-area).
There is a forum in german language at http://www.fhz-forum.de/viewforum.php?f=19

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 10:14:42 am »
If only I could read the URL - is there an English version available to view - I am in the Home Control business - touch screens / apps written under Linux and now building Linux MCE's and apps. This product looks interesting - RF - what frequency?

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 10:45:37 pm »
Hi,

homematic works with the same frequency like many other RF-Equipment in europe - 868 Mhz.
The only information in english language seems to be the pdf-Document on their homepage, that comes up, when you click on the union jack in the upper right corner.

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008, 12:14:55 am »
HVAC-Set with wall-mounted controll and "Stellantrieb" (do not know the english word...)

I think "Stellantrieb" is German for "actuator" in English.

There is a forum in german language at http://www.fhz-forum.de/viewforum.php?f=19

Likewise, Google can translate that German page into English.

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008, 01:01:17 am »
ELV is a big german store like radioshack. Homematic uses their newly developed BiDCoS (did i get that right?). The protocol itself is not open. Maybe you can interface with the HomeMatic CCU (Central Control Unit) but that unit alone is at about ~500€ (http://www.preisroboter.de/ergebnis6962323.html). There are plenty of devices from ELV. If you need any german translation just drop me a line.

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Re: New RF-Homeautomation - System
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 02:00:36 am »
Hi,

Hari, you are totally right. BidCoS is the protocoll they (eQ-3 is the company behind Homematic, FS20, FHT 80 etc.) are using.
I agree, that the best way to interface LMCE to Homematic is the CCU that is based on Linux.
There are allready two software-products that can connect to the CCU
- Homeputer from contronics and
- MCE-Control

Homeputer uses PHP-Script, I don´t know about MCE-Control
I am waiting for the CCU-Documentation coming in the next week (that is what eQ-3 announced) to get more information about the integrated web-services and how to connect to the CCU.

BTW, I got the best price for my Homematic-equipment at the eHome-Store http://www.cesanet.de/Funk-System-HomeMatic.htm?shop=shop&SessionId=0168xa494936ded6c1db075529454f65aa89b&a=catalog&t=1598&c=1598&p=1598


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 Stojan