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Interaction with other automation products.
« on: December 07, 2009, 01:48:29 pm »
As an telecom and automation guy I'm interested in LINUXMCE.
However I do have some questions.
As I am from Belgium when I use the

Apex system internationals easy+ automation system
the linux based controller can be interacted with command structures like
sending for instance:
211, Temp, 21,5

Where 211 is a bus CANbus address, Temp is the function and 21,5 the degrees to set.

Is it possible to build these kind of structures when using LINUXMCE instead of using Z-wave of simular products?
And if it is possible how can we do this?


When I uses the open system from
they send UDP port numbers to the controller to control the house.

Can this also be implemented in the LINUXMCE?
And how can this be achieved?

The layout for Iphones, PDA, any other devices does this include
software to be installed on the devices or is some kind of export screen from a server used?
Is this design software free for use?

Would you be so kind to answer these questions?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards

Dirk Put


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Re: Interaction with other automation products.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 02:34:27 pm »
It is absolutely possible, you'll need to interface to the device with something like a CAN-USB convertor that is supported in Linux.  You'll then be looking at either creating a GSD device in Ruby or if the device's complexity warrants it you can also create a C++ device to handle communications to/from your device.  A search on GSD in the wiki and VistaICM panel development will help you getting started.  Don't be intimidated by the process if you aren't a programmer, once you understand what's going on the system is pretty friendly and helps you along the way.