[FoRK] Sent from my iPad
jbone at place.org
Mon Jun 21 04:59:05 PDT 2010
On Jun 21, 2010, at 1:20, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Why have more than one?
Sigh. Thought I'd already explained that... In my case, the ONLY
reason for the initial purchase of two was in lieu of two fixed
touchscreens for the home automation system. Actually saved quite a
bit going that route. (The third was purchased when I realized these
were actually good carry-around devices.)(Aside: the kids love 'em,
On that note, the automation system has been in place and functional
for a couple of months now. I can now say that if you're looking at
such things, Savant is defintely worth the look. A lot more flexible
than AMX or Crestron. You could probably do better rolling your own
than that, but only if you've got unlimited time and both the hardware
and software hackery... As is, a reasonable platform to build on.
OTOH if all you want is some basic lighting control, way overkill. In
my case that was only a small part of it. Lighting, AV, HVAC, and
security now all humming along, tightly integrated.
Quite pleased with the trade-off.
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