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Author Topic: Using Two or more PiX10Hubs (HG servers)?  (Read 544 times)

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Re: Using Two or more PiX10Hubs (HG servers)?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 03:34:20 PM »

I have never seen a personal need for multiple HG boxes that do the same thing.  But, if you have multiple tasks for each then it might be beneficial to have them linked.  Perhaps one is a media server, another a sensor interface (thinking RF gateway of some kind), and a third is the master controlling your lighting.  The media server could be high enough demand for decoding videos that there would be a delay in your HA activities so having it split could be good.  If you are processing the RF in real time on the RPi, it might not be a good idea to try to do anything else on it.  So, you could have a sensor in the media room with some automated lights and the master HG box could be aware of the lighting level, outside temperature, and media being played.  It could then control the lights and window treatment to get appropriate lighting and adjust the thermostat accordingly.  If you wanted to use a single machine to do all of this, it could be done but would not be feasible with a single RPi.

I don't do that stuff, so a single RPi with HG is sufficient for me!

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Re: Using Two or more PiX10Hubs (HG servers)?
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 03:53:29 PM »

Originaly I had two reasons for two Pis till I got a addon board for my Zero W allowing 3 full sized USB ports.

Now the only reason I run two RPI with HG is one is accessible from the web for which I have HG password protected. This renders the HG Echo Bridge inoperable. The program may get updated to work with the password protection of HG at some point.

If/when that happens I'll move to one giving me a board for my magic mirror.

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