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Author Topic: Controllers that can *transmit* RF?  (Read 2119 times)

jason

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Controllers that can *transmit* RF?
« on: July 22, 2005, 10:56:07 PM »

I know the CM15A can transmit RF commands...
are there other controllers that can do so
(like the CM11A, for example)?

[Basically, I love the transmit RF function
of the CM15A but there's no Linux support, so
I'm investigating my other options.  :-P ]
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Brian H

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Re: Controllers that can *transmit* RF?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2005, 07:11:34 AM »

Do you need a standalone controller that can
do RF while the computer is off? Have not
seen any of those types. The X10 CM17a
Firecracker interface sends signals and is a
serial port device. The CM19a is a USB RF
sending and receiving device. Don't know if
either one is supported by Linux.
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Brian H

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Re: Controllers that can *transmit* RF?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 07:35:46 PM »

I have seen that Linux support is being
tested for the cm15a and think I have seen
messages from those using them with Linux.
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X10 Pro

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Re: Controllers that can *transmit* RF?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005, 01:13:27 PM »

We don't make Linux software or drivers, but
some of our users are successfully using the
CM15A with Linux PCs:

http://homeauto.usandthem.com/cm15a/index.html

http://home.comcast.net/~ncherry/common/cm15d/cm15d.html
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jason

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Re: Controllers that can *transmit* RF?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2005, 02:17:23 AM »

Brian,

It doesn't have to be a standalone, no.  I'll
probably just hook it up to the Linux box and
run MisterHouse!  Thanks for the tips on
those products.  It looks to me like the only
one that has any real level of Linux support
is the FireCracker, since it has a serial
interface.

X10 Pro, thanks for the links to the
experimental Linux stuff.  The reverse
engineering process required to make that
software is tedious and very slow-going,
though, and so far, it looks like the third
party stuff is incomplete as a result.  Are
there plans to release specifications for the
device?  The same kind of folk who like to
tinker with home automation also like to
tinker with their computers, often with
Linux, and the existence of those pages shows
there's interest.  :-)
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