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Author Topic: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.  (Read 6660 times)

aslamma

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Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« on: November 27, 2009, 09:20:17 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ6AlmUzmzY

In theory, if BVC was modded to allow for keyboard I/O I could entirely remove the X10 palmpads and entirely use the iPhone to do everything. 
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 10:09:53 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ6AlmUzmzY

In theory, if BVC was modded to allow for keyboard I/O I could entirely remove the X10 palmpads and entirely use the iPhone to do everything. 

AWESOME!  Two thumbs up!
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 03:30:50 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ6AlmUzmzY

In theory, if BVC was modded to allow for keyboard I/O I could entirely remove the X10 palmpads and entirely use the iPhone to do everything. 

Very cool!  Now I know why you've been asking for the keyboard I/O stuff, you could trim it down and stop using the palmpads!

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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 11:39:03 AM »

You know, I say that, but I am not 100% sure it is the most convenient method though.

The problem with the phone is you have to lock and unlock it, wasting time.  I could leave it on all the time, which is an option, but then I have to contend with the problem of frequent disconnects from the computer.  I might be able to try a different router which would have better success though.

It is always hard to replace hard buttons that have a dedicated function because of the simplicity they offer.  That being said, it would sure be fun to try to replace the controllers and go solely to the phone to do everything.

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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 09:33:30 PM »

iphone run vnc to wifi to  PC running x10 program would do that. i need an app on the iphone like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z2JxaomiwQ&feature=related   
im new at all this x10 but love to learn.
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 02:49:55 PM »

Crestron probably too pricey, but HSTouch may be in your budget.  It will take care of that.
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 05:40:17 PM »

... HSTouch may be in your budget. 

Do you guys know each other?
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009, 10:35:05 PM »

BVC is a must but what I want is to unlock my house door and unarm the alarm. If I can see what is still powered on, on the iPhone. My IPhone is always by my side. Touch screen + bvc very nice! I know u build it.!
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009, 10:36:32 PM »

Haha, no?  Did I say something wrong?

I figured he was not ready for Crestron since those are very pricey and require an installer.  But other ones like HomeSeer are more manageable to the average person.  Crestron is in the many thousands while HS is like $400.
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009, 06:23:04 AM »

Have you iphone owners checked out melloware's software? Works with itouch ipods as well.

read here:  http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=16616.0
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009, 11:17:52 PM »

Just depends on what you want.  The stuff by melloware is kind of a toy.  It is very restrictive, but does do some basic X10 stuff.  If you want to just do X10, then it would work. 

But that approach really does not tap the potential of what a touch screen can do.  MainLobby, CQC, and HomeSeer all have good fully customizable touchscreens and all have or will shortly have iPhone apps that are compatible.
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009, 05:10:54 AM »

How about net remote and girder.

http://www.promixis.com/netremote.php
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2009, 12:14:07 PM »

Netremote is not really meant for the iPhone.  I looked into it and its pretty crude.  Girder itself is also pretty limited and quite a pain to use.  I have mostly given up on it.
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2009, 12:52:12 PM »

Netremote is not really meant for the iPhone.  I looked into it and its pretty crude.  Girder itself is also pretty limited and quite a pain to use.  I have mostly given up on it.

Wait a minute... are you saying all I've read and even seen (YouTube Video) about the iphone controlling Lights and other X10 stuff isn't really ready yet?????? I've actually concidered investing in an itouch.
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Re: Video of X10 + BVC + iPhone for Radio Control.
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2009, 02:01:36 PM »

Just depends on what you want. If you are satisfied with a fixed interface that cannot be customized and just want to do basic things then you are ok.  The stuff by melloware and promixis is kind of clunky in my opinion.

But as I said the before there are other options if you want some customizable and more functional.

The problem with the phone is battery life. Plugged in all the time is a pain. If you lock the screen, it's a pain to unlock it, even without a password.  So if I have to go through that then I want something more than a basic toy like melloware and netremote.  Just depends on what you want really
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