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How many additional WM100s would you like the App to work with

At least 2
- 15 (71.4%)
More (please explain)
- 4 (19%)
Just one Hub suits my needs (leave it the same)
- 2 (9.5%)

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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2018, 02:44:50 AM »

Some users utilize X10 at their place of work as well as their home.
Not so bad I guess if you have a business phone and a home cell. ::) :'
Personally I only need to be able to access two Willy 100s in different locations but I can see the need for some users wishing to access more.
The App has so many untapped possibilities.
You can already access Willy with multi phones why not give the app the ability to access multi Willies?
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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2018, 02:55:36 AM »

It might make more sense for both Authinx and users were Authinx to become a Raspberry Pi OEM and sell a RPi3 preprogrammed with Windows 10 IoT Core and an application like the link below plus the touchscreen. It would be far easier to manage/update than multiple WM100s.
https://www.hackster.io/justin-credible/smart-home-dashboard-f959ee?ref=tag&ref_id=smart%20building%20win10&offset=23

I'm rethinking this given that Microsoft has just released a version of Windows 10 that runs on certain ARM CPUs. I can't believe that MS wants to see an entire generation learn computing using one of the 57,000 varieties of Linux. I'm betting we'll soon see a version of Windows 10 that runs on the ARM CPU used for the RPi3.
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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2018, 03:28:08 AM »

I'd most like to see the WM100 handle more than 32 devices.
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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2018, 06:31:10 AM »

I'm betting we'll soon see a version of Windows 10 that runs on the ARM CPU used for the RPi3.

They did this a while ago. It is the Windows 10 IoT Core: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/getstarted/prototype/setupdevice
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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2018, 07:00:09 AM »

I was aware of IoT Core for RPi but I'm hoping for a full version of Windows that can run existing Windows applications like what was just released for the other CPUs. With IoT Core you have to have some companion software on a full Windows machine in order to interact with it. And, as far as I can tell, it cannot connect with Android or iOS, limiting its usefulness in today's HA universe.

An RPi3 with a battery-backed RTC running Windows would be a powerful tool for HA. While Android/iOS support might not be immediate, it would likely follow quickly.
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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2018, 02:56:04 AM »

A few years back, when Microsoft first announced the IoT Core, they did a pretty poor job of explaining that it was only a core (they marketed it as "run Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi"). So, I went out and bought a few RPi 2's (the 3 hadn't been released yet), for the express purpose of using them as lightweight machines my kids could use for web browsing. Of course, when they finally released it as just the IoT Core, I was rather disappointed, and found other uses for the RPi 2's.

If they *actually* put out a GUI version of Windows that can run on the RPi (probably the 3 only - I don't expect it to run on the 2), I might revisit it.
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Re: Please add ability for app to work with more then one x10 Hub!
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2018, 03:28:52 AM »

Here's an article explaining the current release...
https://www.howtogeek.com/309119/what-is-windows-10-on-arm-and-how-is-it-different-from-windows-rt/
It has a lot of limitations.The Arm chip used in the RPi3 is capable of running Windows. BTW, my kids started with a Sinclair ZX-81.
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