April PLUG Meeting: Home Automation

PLUG plug_nospam at ericksonfamily.com
Tue Mar 31 23:29:30 MDT 2009


On Tue, March 31, 2009 10:26 pm, Scott Edwards wrote:

> What FOSS software is used for this?  Incidently, I ordered some x10
> starter
> kits yesterday.  The firecracker serial port inline adapter (supposedly
> transparent, and allows use of an existing serial device) is controllable
> via the bottlerocket package.  If there are other alternatives in
> software, or hardware, I'm all ears.

Control4 uses FOSS in it's controllers and touchpanels, which run Linux,
and communicate via XML over TCP/IP.  Control4 itself is *not*
open-source, however I'll also discuss some open source Home Automation
options and how they compare to Control4's commercial offerings.

RyanE





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