i find the release of Dianemo as software very interesting. But i have some questions i hope you can find time to answer.
Z-wave: What kind of modules do you support? Motion sensing? Door/window/temperature? Everspring Siren?
We support motion sensors, multi-level sensors & switches ie door/Window & Temp. Everspring siren... not currently or at least never tested one.
Spotify: Is it supported?
Not supported in the the Orbiter directly yet. But in desktop browser yes and also on iOS devices as separate App.
Media handling: Does it autoscan my library and download information from the internet? This is important for TV and movies.
Re media Handling
If the rips/TV recordings are made by dianemo/mythTV then we pickup metadata automatically. If the content already exists then the process is semi-automatic and will require some human intervention.
Subtitles and audio tracks in movies/TV and live TV. Is it supported?
Yes they are supported.
MythTV: Can you help me set up softcam so i can use cable without my provided PVR? (In norway this is not illegal, card SHARING with other households is) Id like to use about 8 tuners.
We do not use or get involved with any CAM's at all - and they cannot be discussed here in this forum either. You would need to find a local engineer to assist you with that.
Do you have the EPG in the orbiter?
We are about to add Mythweb to the iOS Orbiter. This will be an update in Sept/Oct i hope.
Denon/Onkyo - do you support ip and rs-232 control?
Yes we have templates for Denon & some Onkyo models.
Other brands than LG Tvs that are fully supported with rs-232 or ip?
We support Panasonic & Toshiba and Some Sony models. Other can be added easily if required.
Sonos: is the support on par with the squeezebox support? can i control the "line in"? Switch and group zones?
Sonos support is similar to Squeezebox support functionally. We do not currently support control of 'Line-in' switching or Group zones inside the ZonePlayers. We may in the future support 'Line-in' switching control.
Internet radio: Is it supported?
Re Internet Radio
This is supported internally in both Squeezebox & Sonos through use of their control Apps. We plan to provide access to this via the Orbiter Directly soon. This will be in a future update.
Is Voip working?
Yes Asterisk is working but some of the orbiter integration is not fully operational yet. All standard Asterisk telephony functions are working however.
Are all the major containers and codec supported?
We support all of the same containers & codecs as LinuxMCE.
What brand/model of receivers, TVs and audio system do you recommend when you sell your system that is available in europe? Id like to control most with ip and rs-232
Do you have a in-house "recommended-hardware-for-integration-list"? i.e not hardware for the software it self. HDMI matrix's, tvs, receivers, multiroom audio, light/curtain/hvac/ ir control. The hardware you would sell if you should build a medium priced solution in a four bedroom apartment.
If you are purchasing a complete hardware solution with support and remote installation assistance from us then we can recommend/design & implement a system to your needs. However the Dianemo S10.10 software only product is not a full service product and is aimed at those people who have a more constrained budget and/or would prefer to do more of the installation and technical backup themselves. We have deliberately structured ur products in this way to provide both full-service and entry level options to suit all budgets and preferences.
When renovating our "new" house, i put a lot of cat5/6, speaker wires, audio cables and HDMI in my walls, all ending up in the attic. Cat 5 at central locations to use with my vidabox ipad wallmounts.
Im eager to put all the cables at work.
Lot of questions, i know. But i hope you find time to answer them.
Your approach sounds sensible but without more details and a much better understanding of what you have and what you plan to have/do/integrate its not possible to comment with any accuracy about your plans or existing installation.
If you require high levels of support then you either need to purchase a full service hardware solution from us or purchase Dianemo S10.10 and do it in a more DIY style. I hope the above is useful - let me know if you need more information.