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dave w

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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #315 on: December 04, 2016, 06:55:31 PM »

Someone send some YouTube links of Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe in action, to the Shenzhen manufacturer, maybe they will get the message.
Although Authinx management of their manufacturer on this product development has been pretty weak IMHO.
Just sayin.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #316 on: December 04, 2016, 07:00:13 PM »

However, I could just as easily take it offline, but then I couldn't use it from the outside, which is what I really want.
You can access it without needing an umbrella. Ask your son (or a grandchild) how to do this.

I posted how to do it links in a recent post here but, right now, I'm busy with something else so I can't take the time to search my posts for the appropriate one.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #317 on: December 04, 2016, 07:02:36 PM »

I can access it from outside, easily, if I understand you correctly.

I meant from outside my little world as when I'm 25 miles or 2500 miles away.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #318 on: December 04, 2016, 07:11:56 PM »

I meant from outside my little world as when I'm 25 miles or 2500 miles away.
Even from the moon or the ISS.

So that your grandkids won't think you're a totally clueless geezer...
    http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=29607.msg166659#msg166659

BTW, I'm 75 in January. :'(
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #319 on: December 05, 2016, 02:37:58 AM »

....I just got back from visiting my son who setup zwave and he said to me, "I'll be picking up the kids from gymnastics, but when you get to the house, call me and I'll open the garage door to let you in. Because I can." Sigh...

But whether it's Zwave or some other protocol, the switches and controllers are far more expensive than X10 stuff, hence my hesitation to dump X10. XMAS timers, AWAY macros, I've got lots of time into this and really don't want to start again.

You can keep X10 and add zwave... or just the garage door opener modification... or all three and maybe something else too. I've never been a believer in everything having to be X10... or any other protocol.   
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #320 on: December 23, 2016, 07:44:12 AM »

I'm concentrating on my Universal X10 Controller and don't want to get side-tracked...
https://www.laser.com/dhouston/ultimate-X10.html

However, duplicating the Haibrain Ethernet to X10 RF transceiver (X10 Tip10RF) but making it a WiFi to X10 RF transceiver is about a $10 DIY project using a WeMos D1 mini ($4) , a WeMos D1 mini Protoboard ($1) and a 310MHz RF transmitter module ($5).
http://www.uk-automation.co.uk/marmitek-tip10rf-smartphone-to-x10-interface/
https://www.wemos.cc/product/d1-mini.html
https://www.wemos.cc/product/protoboard.html

There is ESP8266 Arduino code for sending/receiving infrared on GitHub. This has been adapted for Basic4Arduino. (Both Arduino and Basic 4Arduino support the ESP8266.) This can be further adapted to just send the data envelope to drive the RF transmitter. Then all that needs to be done is send 2 bytes to the ESP8266 via WiFi which can then be relayed to a TM751, RR501, CM15A, etc.
https://github.com/markszabo/IRremoteESP8266
https://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/ir-send-and-receive.69454/
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #321 on: January 17, 2017, 12:55:49 PM »

Still holding my breath,  but honestly, my enthusiasm is waning.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #322 on: January 17, 2017, 12:59:04 PM »

Still holding my breath,  but honestly, my enthusiasm is waning.

When a relatively simple product like this takes forever to come to market you have to assume that it's a dead deal.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #323 on: January 17, 2017, 02:35:10 PM »

China basically shuts down for their New Years and is at a slow crawl leading up to it from Christmas from what I've noticed in the past.
Knightrider, you best take a breath as it is very highly unlikely :( we'll see anything till after the Chinese New Year.
I just hope when it comes out there is an Alexa skill for it ;)
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #324 on: January 17, 2017, 03:00:21 PM »

Sometimes (usually) I enjoy being the cynical one; not this time. From just over a year ago. :-[

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I just got a update on thie Authinx wi-fi module.
There is good news bad news! ::)

Bad news: :'(
 The release date has been set back once again B:(
 The owner wishes to express his apologes on this and due to the Chinese new year it looks like the earliest release will be March.
 The reason, TI the chip manufacture discontinued the chip the Wi-wfi module was to use.
A small quantity of 100 or so was found but rather then build a obsolete product Authinx decided to go with a new chip.

Good news: :)%
TI the chip manufacture is working with Authinx to get the new chip ready which should speed up things.
This new chip will allow options the other didn't and means the second version of the wi-fi module is what will be released.
I had asked about the software as well and it looks like it will remain the same.
However the protocol is different with the new chip which will mean a minor rewrite.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #325 on: January 17, 2017, 03:08:35 PM »

Yep I'm sure most of us weren't expecting it to take this long.  ::) :'
The owner has expressed his frustration on this to me and understands how everyone must feel.
He has asked me to pass on his apologies for the delays numerous times which I have failed to do each time :-[
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #326 on: January 17, 2017, 03:10:13 PM »

it is very highly unlikely :( we'll see anything till after the Chinese New Year.

But, which year?
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #327 on: January 17, 2017, 03:12:15 PM »

If there isn't either a native Google Home/Alexa interface or IFTTT integration, I'm not investing in it.  I've already made the decision that I'm not spending more to simply get my X10 stuff to work like it should.  I'll spend on new capabilities if it extends the life of the stuff I already have, but otherwise I'm finding a new technology that has active development around it.
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #328 on: January 17, 2017, 04:10:13 PM »

 
it is very highly unlikely :( we'll see anything till after the Chinese New Year.

But, which year?
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Re: New x10 Wi-Fi unit
« Reply #329 on: January 17, 2017, 08:08:00 PM »

If there isn't either a native Google Home/Alexa interface or IFTTT integration, I'm not investing in it.  I've already made the decision that I'm not spending more to simply get my X10 stuff to work like it should.  I'll spend on new capabilities if it extends the life of the stuff I already have, but otherwise I'm finding a new technology that has active development around it.

I am with you on wanting an X10 Hub as they call these things now. But I want to also retain the macro capabilities I have now. And seeing as I have 2 back-up CM15A's I should be OK. But... I am not seeing any of the new entries interested in much of anything like what we came to expect from X10.

Meanwhile.... I can operate everything from my phone. X10, cameras, ihome, wink, Alexa.... it is all integrated though the phone. Which ain't all bad.
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