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bkenobi

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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2017, 08:25:17 AM »
Honestly at this point, I'm not all that interested in the device.  If it had come out 3 years ago, I would have probably jumped on it, but there's too many other options out there.  Especially seeing the price point for their Wijit stuff (low feature set, higher price than comparable products), I assume the hub will be more costly and lower capability than other solutions.  Add to that the lack of any external interface via an SDK and this is basically a no go for me.  Sad IMO, but that's what I'm expecting.

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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2017, 05:32:02 AM »
Honestly at this point, I'm not all that interested in the device.  If it had come out 3 years ago, I would have probably jumped on it, but there's too many other options out there.  Especially seeing the price point for their Wijit stuff (low feature set, higher price than comparable products), I assume the hub will be more costly and lower capability than other solutions.  Add to that the lack of any external interface via an SDK and this is basically a no go for me.  Sad IMO, but that's what I'm expecting.
I feel the same there will be far fewer users that jump on this then would have originally.
Authinx's plan was for this to be an entry level Hub with an advanced version to follow.
However I suspect interest will be so low in this that they'll abandon the advance version. :(
The SDK isn't a big deal for me as it would have be for Android.
The protocol is  more important however web calls and replies can be sniffed out so even without that one will be able to create a third party app (if they wished).
I suspect this Hub will not provide much to interest diehard users. However I have requested the ability for it to talk to other Hubs via Wi-Fi be added. If they implement that (which shouldn't be to difficult) then it will help one tie into other possible HA devices.

I've been using a couple Wijit modules for a few months now and really like them.
I don't use the Wijit Hub nor the app though. My Broadlink RM Pro & IHC app controls these, X10 and IR devices.
The Broadlinks can be found for well under $50 and I don't expect the X10 Hub to be that inexpensive nor as versatile. ;)

 
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Tony Olson

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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2017, 06:56:04 AM »
Tuicemen just a general question... I assume Authinx wants to sell X10 hardware in the future so how would the CM15a et al fit into this equation? Does the apps being designed now include creation, update and reporting  for all files?

Thanks.

Tony Olson

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« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2017, 10:35:32 AM »
The cm15 sends and receives all x10 RF and PLC signals so anything sent with the X10 Wi-Fi hub or the Broadlink will be seen.  Since the broadlink is just Wi-Fi to RF it wouldn't see any X10 activity, the X10 Hub originally was to be Wi-Fi to PLC (just send PLC). I informed Authinix it needed to see PLC to avoid collisions and users needed to see x10 devices status which may have been turned on/off from other possible x10 PLC signals.

So the CM15 for the time being will remain the power house being able to see RF and fire macros from a RF or PLC trigger  which the Hub can't.
The HUB app currently being designed I'm told will be able to do timers and simple macros it will not talk directly to the Cm15 other then with X10 PLC signals. Meaning a macro stored in the cm15 will be able to be triggered with the hub only if the macro trigger is a PLC signal.
The Manufacture nor the app developer has any info regarding the inner workings of the cm15. :(
 
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Tony Olson

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Re: WiFi Controller?
« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2017, 11:51:54 AM »
Thanks Tuicemen that helps a lot.

Tony