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Bricker07

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Interaction with other automation products.
« on: December 07, 2009, 01:48:29 pm »
Dear,
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?

Secondly:

When I uses the open system from newbielink:http://www.ippbuilding.be [nonactive]
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?

Third:
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.