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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2017, 09:11:41 AM »
Especially if they only sell 100 to the people who have indicated interest here (those that still care).  Each one will cost $1000 just to cover expenses!

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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2017, 05:50:43 AM »
I just received an email from the Authinx Owner on this.
He stated they didn't expect to recoup their investment any time soon if at all?
The manufacture is still dragging this out stating they are now testing with the newly designed software and expect a release version available shortly. 
I wish I had better news but will continue to keep everyone updated.
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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2017, 08:20:19 AM »
newly designed software

Wasn't that the stuff that was designed after the LAST Chinese new year?   :o

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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2017, 01:05:27 PM »
They have actually gone through several designers (developers).
The last device shipped to Authinx for testing wouldn't stay connected to Wi-Fi (that was a year ago I believe)
I told them I thought the Manufacture was stalling and dragging things out.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 07:04:49 AM by Tuicemen »
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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2017, 06:49:38 AM »
Sounds like the project was time and materials based :)

Watching a story about Liftmaster door openers and their Smartphone app made me think about an X10 Smartphone app. Sorry to see WiFi is not going well.

Tuiceman, you are consistent. :) I hate to be a grammar nazi but...

Threw is past tense of throw.

Through is the word you want. An informal version is thru.


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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2017, 07:07:37 AM »
thanks for pointing that out,
I very often fail to check posts for grammar prior to posting. ;)
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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2017, 05:59:51 AM »
I got some encouraging news on the Wi-Fi module hub the other day.
the latest prototype has gone through in house testing with every few issues.
All of which appear to be software issues.
The Good news is they finally have a developer that understands X10 and what Authinx is trying to do.

They need to compare results to a real world environment however they only have the one prototype which was hand made.
Another is being made to confirm testing results.
Hopefully this won't take to long to put together.
I suspect once these latest issues are worked out with the developer an initial production run will occur.
If you snag one you'll be a beta tester. ;)
The current software is only for androids and a smart phone is required to set up the hub.

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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2017, 05:51:41 AM »
That sounds encouraging.  Hopefully it will be ready for the Christmas shopping season.

Jeff
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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2017, 08:27:03 AM »
That sounds encouraging.  Hopefully it will be ready for the Christmas shopping season.

Jeff

Oh, I'm sure it will be.  But I don't know what year that will be.   :o

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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2017, 06:49:28 AM »
LOL,
I found out some discouraging news last time I inquired about the new Wijit app which is junk.
It seems the same developer that is putting together the X10 app put that together.

Knowing this I would have thought the Wijit app would have at least been up to par with the last x10 app I tested for the first proto type. It wasn't even close!
I just hope the app doesn't reveal issues with the hardware.

Right now I'm using the Broadlink RM Pro for X10 Wi-Fi to RF and IR control it works flawless so far
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« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2017, 03:28:30 AM »
By the time their Wi-Fi module finally hits the market, if ever.
Many of the X10 enthusiasts will be already using the Broadlink RM.

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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2017, 05:37:14 AM »
True, however there are some draw backs to the Broadlink.
You still need a transceiver to place the signal on the power line.
There is no macro possibilities but a cm15 will over come that.
Timers are possible but no dusk dawn settings,though I haven't played to much with timers as my cm15 handles them

I doubt that Authinx can compete with the price point of the Broadlink RM Pro. However if the final release also includes RF capabilities it will be more attractive.
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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2017, 06:21:02 AM »
What do you think the odds are in hooking up to Alexa and becoming an Authinx skill?



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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2017, 07:31:35 AM »
What do you think the odds are in hooking up to Alexa and becoming an Authinx skill?
The odds of the x10 hub being able to be controlled via Alexa are very good if the hub ever becomes a reality.
The chances of an official Authinx skill are possible (but unlikely)

I continue to pressure the owner of Authinx for the protocol but his requests to the manufacturer on this go unanswered. :(
Given that the manufacture is currently set against releasing the protocol it may take for a third some time before we see any Alexa skill for it, but I'm hopeful.
Being that this is Wi-Fi an amateur programmer will be able to sniff out it's required calls with wireshark.
I suspect we'll see a skill from a Third party first. ;)
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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2017, 10:05:11 AM »
I just got a bit of sad news which may slow the release of an Alexa skill from a third party and even a third party APP.
There will be no SDK  for the X10 hub!
Due to the agreement between the developer and the manufacture this will be to costly to provide.

I'm still hopeful the manufacturer will supply the Wi-Fi GET/POST commands though.

X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)