I've been followed the exchanges on this forum for about 2 weeks in order to buy a RFXCOM system.
The Ethernet one is pretty good as it seems to me to be, perhaps
, the only one that could evolve towards others RF systems like Zigbee.
But I wonder how I could integrate such a peripheral in my system.
Indeed, I've no MS-Windows at all and will probably never have (but, maybe, in a VM for testing) because of licence, because it needs to be reinstalled at every new version, because patches are as voluminous as the system itself.
I have systems that are running since nearly 10 years (the hardware is the same but the softwares evolved, of course, but without a whole (re)installation). So my choice.
I understood than many code around RFXCOM products was developped under .Net. As you could imagine I'm not at all .Net but rather Java (for a matter or portability) or Python. I abandon Perl many years ago.
Well, I also understood that the Ethernet device works with a COM port emulation onto TCP. How could it work with Linux (or xBSD)?
Of course we can emulate a com port onto ethernet under such systems (tap, ppp, etc) but it claims that the system in front understand the same basic protocol.
I saw another software environment which is xPL (written in Perl). Does xPL support the new Ethernet products from RFXCOM under Unix (well, anywhere where Perl can run)?
Thank you and sorry for my basic and newbie questions,