General Information
Sunrise07:38
Sunset18:06
Temp. Outside9,2 °C
Temp. Inside22,7 °C

Usages for today
Gas0,00 m3
Power0,2 kWh
Water0 L

HA Statistics
Devices 292
Device values 1723

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Home Automation hardware in use

I don't have a PC running 24/7 just for my Home Automation. I used to, but not anymore. Not since i built a new fileserver in April 2008, with these specs:
  • Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard; more..
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8200 @ 2,66 GHz; more..
  • 8 GB RAM;
  • 2 x 250 GB OS Hard drives;
  • 2 x 1 TB Hard drives for file storage.
This server is running on MS Windows Server 2008 Standard x64. It has the Hyper-V server role installed and i created a couple of Virtual Machines on it, one of them being a Domotica-VM.
Total power usage of this system, which is operational since May 2008, is 60-65W.
The most important interfaces i use to communicate with all the modules and sensors are:
  • 1-Wire Serial adapter (DS9097U-S09)  more..
  • ACT TI-213 (X10 Powerline) more..
  • RFXCOM 868 MHz Master receiver for Visonic more..
  • RFXCOM 433 MHz Slave receiver for X10 + Oregon more..
  • RFXCOM 433 MHz transmitter more..
  • RFXCOM 433 MHz Master receiver for X10, KlikOn-KlikOff, Elro, Nexa
  • RFXCOM RFXMeter with 3 RFXPulse modules more..
  • RFXCOM 2-port Ethernet Interface more..
  • RFXCOM Serial module, used for PTZ control of camera more..
  • EDS HA7Net more..
  • PLCBUS PLC1411 Serial Interface more..
  • IRTrans Infrared Transmitter/Receiver
  • Sollae EZL-200F Ethernet-RS232 converter more..
  • Sollae EZL-400S 4-port Ethernet-RS232 converter
  • Lava 2-port Ethernet-RS232 Device Server more..
  • Plugwise Source software
Up till now the following devices are installed in my house:
  • 1 1-Wire DS1820 Temp sensor Manual
  • 10 MS13 wireless motion/daylight detectors Manual
  • 9 Oregon THGR238N Temp/Hygro Sensor Manual
  • 15 Visonic MCT-302 sensors Manual
  • 15 PLCBUS Appliance plugin modules (PLC2027) Manual
  • 1 PLCBUS Crystal double button applicance wall switch Manual
  • 1 X10 AW12 3-wire module Manual
  • 2 Xanura SAIX modules Manual
  • 1 Marmitek LM15 Lamp socket Manual
  • 1 S10 S2265 2-wire Lamp module Manual
  • 1 Sony EVI-D30 NTSC PTZ Camera
  • 1 Convision V200 LAN Videoserver
  • 1 Alaxa watermeter for cold water usage
  • 1 Alaxa watermeter for hot water usage
  • 2 Visonic K9-80MCW Wireless PIR Detectors Manual
  • 1 Visonic K940MCW Wireless PIR Detector
  • 1 Visonic NEXT MCW Wireless PIR Detector
  • 2 Visonic PIR MCW Wireless PIR Detectors Manual
  • 1 KWh-meter with S0 output Manual
  • 1 1-Wire DS2423 counter for monitoring hot water usage Manual
  • 1 Liftmaster garage door opener
  • 1 RFXCOM RFXMeter with 3 RFXPulse modules
  • 1 X10 UM7206 Universal module Manual
  • 1 Aviosys IP Video Server
  • 1 Oregon Scientific WGR918 Anemometer Manual
  • 1 Oregon Scientific RGR918 Rain gauge Manual
  • 4 Marmitek SD90 smoke detectors
  • Proliphix NT20e IP Thermostat  Read my blog
  • 1 Mobotix D22M-Secure Security camera
  • 1 JeeNode with XBee module and BMP085 Pressure sensor Read my blog
  • 5 Digi XBee Series 2 modules
  • 3 Chromoflex RGB LED Controllers Read my blog
I can control the devices in my house with the following user interfaces:
  • This website you're looking at right now
  • Philips Pronto TSU9600 Manual
  • Apple iPod Touch
  • Asus EEE Top
  • Asus R2H
In the future, the following devices will be added:
  • More cameras
  • More Plugwise circles
  • More ZigBee-based sensors
  • Electronic door locks
  • Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner
  • ????
And much, much more...