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Software selection

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:51 pm
by ajwkappe
Hi Home Automation geeks :-)

Some of you will tell me that I am nuts and on the wrong 'foot' by using Kaku for my Home Automation, however... it is cheep (most important), to my satisfaction it is very reliable, it has a very wide choice of modules and it fits with my current wall-fitted-actors.

Now, I am currently using the JBMedia software for control, in combination with the Roomie iOs remote and it works fine. Although I am now seeking to control more of my appliances with the use of Events or Triggers. This is not possible with the Lightmanager Studio software unfortunately.

Questions to all of you:

1. What would be a good (and not too expensive) software solution to start controlling my devices (see list at bottem)
2. Which additional devices do I need to control KaKu. ( Iassume the RFXcom)

Requirements: The software needs to be controlled by iOs devices and preferably also with my Harmony 1100.

Current setup:
- Windows 7 Server
- iTach IR transmitter
- Lightmanager Pro
- Plugwise USB stick
- Logitech Harmony 1100 (For controlling Mediacenter from living room only, dedicated remote)
- Toon from Eneco (does not need to be integrated, but would be nice, even better if I can use the interface as remote control)

I have tried Homeseer a few years ago, but the price is high and too much work to develop and design a user interface.

Many thanks!

Re: Software selection

PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:59 pm
by raymonvdm
HomeSeer PRO comes with HSTouch designer which makes it quite easy to create screen with buttons on iOS and Android device although it is expensive you can try two things

- Buy one second hand from someone
- Buy one using the holiday discount days (discount up to 50% can occur but you wil have to wait for it)

In the mean time you can try Domotiga on an old pc or RaspberryPI