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Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby miuri » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:50 am

Hi to everyone.
i'm looking for a device that allows me to supervise my home. It will be "at wall".
The basic requirements i need are:
    - VERY LOW POWER COMSUMPTION
    - VERY FAST RESPONSE TIME AFTER STAND-BY MODE (the device will be always on)
    - TOUCH SCREEN
    - ethernet link
    - usb/serial link
    - battery (as "electrical continuity" in case of black-out)
    - Fully programmable OS.
Any idea or previous experience?
Kind of solution:
    1- TABLET PC, something like ASUS Eee Top ET1602 or whatelse better?
    2- A COMPOSED SOLUTION,
    - a Network Access Server (NAS) linked with a touch screen..
    - An assembled mini-pc (as the ATOM D5010) linked with a touck screen
Other solutions or suggestions? Product names?

Thank you very much. Bye
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby drmacchi » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:46 pm

Which software will you use? At least a ALL-IN-ONE touchscreen with ION2 from Asus, HP, or else (19-21") with a UPS
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby miuri » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:54 pm

I'll need to code a Gateway for supervisioning an alarm system (MyHome BTicino via OpenWebNet protocol). A Java VM need to be supported.
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby drmacchi » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:24 pm

That's good with enough power,

MSI AE2020
20"Multitouch T4500 2GB 320GB, Geforce9300 256M,DVD±,CAM,WLAN
HDMI Keyboard, Mouse,Black,W7P

if you need low power usage, then go for ION2 + atom , or wait for next coming low power intel cpu (15-20 watt)
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby miuri » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:19 pm

drmacchi wrote:That's good with enough power,

MSI AE2020
20"Multitouch T4500 2GB 320GB, Geforce9300 256M,DVD±,CAM,WLAN
HDMI Keyboard, Mouse,Black,W7P

if you need low power usage, then go for ION2 + atom , or wait for next coming low power intel cpu (15-20 watt)


I thought a bit about and i think that probably the best deployment solution is to use a very low power server with a separate "at wall" touch screen. The server could act also as webserver and so could be accessed also via internet (without its touch screen).
In this way i managed to reduce consumption (and also hw cost). PRO/CONTRO?

About this solution i noticed this hardware: http://www.fit-pc.com/web/ but i haven't found yet a good touch screen (it's very important the stand-by response time...) Any product suggestions?
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby drmacchi » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:27 pm

MMhh not so sure for FIT-PC :roll: :roll: ,
how much is power usage'?
470-600 $ , not so cheap...

look at this, really better (just my 2 cts) : http://www.hwupgrade.it/News/sistemi/da ... 33678.html

I translate the 2 most important things : you can choose 2 models , one (HD-ID34) is ready to use with 2gb ram and HD =25ogb , the other (HD-ID33) is diskless and ramless so you could choose for ram (2slots) and hd . prices are
390 euro or 490 euro
http://notebookitalia.it/zotac-zbox-hd- ... u-ray-9269
about touchscreen:
i like this
Hewlett Packard 2310TI
Produkttyp LCD-Monitor
Bildschirm-Grösse 23.0" (58.42 cm)
Bildschirm-Typ Glare
Auflösung (Bildformat) 1920x1080 HD 1080 (16:9)
Kontrast 40'000:1
Pixelreaktionszeit 2.5 ms
VGA / DVI-Ports 1x VGA & 1x DVI
HDMI / DP-Ports Nicht vorhanden
USB-Ports (Video) Nicht vorhanden
Integrierte Peripherie Lautsprecher
Zertifizierung HD ready 1080p (Full HD)
Sichtwinkel horizontal 160º
Sichtwinkel vertikal 160º
Ergonomie Neigbar
Besonderheiten Multi-Touchscreen
Farbe Schwarz / Silber

ciao
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby miuri » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:53 am

look at this, really better (just my 2 cts) : http://www.hwupgrade.it/News/sistemi/da ... 33678.html

The link is probably offline.

Anyway, it looks good but i didn't found the Watt power compumtion neither in the product specification of zotac's website.
The touch screen is very good-looking but i think a 23" is too much power-consuming...
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby drmacchi » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:59 am

About power i think you can ask directly to Zotac. I've found this

minimal amounts of power for energy-efficient computing with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray

http://hothardware.com/News/ZOTAC-Intro ... ay-Drives/

but nothing more.

Monitor: yeah 23" is 23" :) , maximal consume 56watt , typical 47watt
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02177416.pdf (PAGE 39)

if you take a 3M , 15" it will use < 30 watt
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/e ... s/M1500SS/

on Ebay you can find tons of 15" with (perhaps) lower elec. usage
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Re: Home automation Server. What to choose?

Postby miuri » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:53 pm

What do you think about it
globalscaletechnologies.com/p-32-gurupl ... -plus.aspx
I'm seriously interested!
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