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Brandt

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adding software to my setup
« on: December 12, 2009, 02:51:50 PM »

I own a Powerlinc v2 2414u

The only computer I have on 24/7 is a linux based NAS server. (Synology DS209j)

Although I heard that running it off a laptop is a best since it comes w/ ~2 hours of battery backup, and I do have a couple spare windows laptops laying around  ;D

For some reason I guess I don't feel comfortable running my house off windows!!

maybe because i'm a Sun Solaris Unix Sys Admin!


What do you recommened? Linux? Windows? Do I have the right controller?

I've tried Indigo, Misterhouse, and vCrib.
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Re: adding software to my setup
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009, 04:41:02 PM »

The Smarthome 2414U is an Insteon Power Line Controller.
It can send X10 signals also; but is mainly Insteon.
USB Interface.
Has a RTC and storage for timers that can be downloaded to it.
Not too much software available to control it.
Some software may go through SDM3 [Smarthome Device Manager].
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Re: adding software to my setup
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009, 01:01:24 AM »

Yeah I had tried vCrib on windows and it uses the SDM. I think its too difficult to get started with that though.
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