[maemo-users] Universal Control for CE/HA? (maemo)

From: Jed jedi.theone at gmail.com
Date: Fri Oct 2 18:19:36 EEST 2009
This is it, no more spam from me, thanks to everyone that's offered 
their thoughts. Hopefully I'll get a few more but if not, tis all good!

If you look at the attached diagram I'm hoping to devise a device that 
acts a central controller for consumer electronics & home automation.
I want a hand-held to interface with it, this hand-held would ideally 
also have IR integrated, but it's not imperative as Wifi would be used 

So far the best solution I've found is this

You don't have to use their reference hardware but something low 
power/profile like it I think would be ideal.
It's critical you have JRE + Apache Tomcat installed/configured 
properly, I'd run this software on top of Ubuntu or maybe LinuxMCE.

I was also thinking of integrating the entire thing into my existing 
HTPC/PVR but I'm not sure yet, it might be better to have a 
dedicated/separate machine. This controller would be able to 
send/receive via; Internet, wifi, Ethernet, IR, X10, proprietary RF, & 
numerous other CE/HA related protocols.

Interested in other peoples ideas, have you tried something similar, or 
have you heard of a better platform then openremote?


> CE = consumer electronics, HA = home automation.
> I'd prefer to use my existing Axim x50v but so far I haven't found
> good Linux support for it. There is an android port, but progress is
> slow & ultimately will be too limited 'I think'.
>>> Jed wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> I was wondering if there's any good Universal Remote software for CE 
>>>> &or
>>>> HA being developed in this ecosystem?
>>>> Does anyone know of anything under way or a related Linux project that
>>>> could be re-adapted to it?
>>>> I have something "roughly" like this visualised... (see attached txt 
>>>> file)
>>>> I have an old Axim X50v which android is being ported to atm...
>>>> But progress is slow so I may have to find a better supported device 
>>>> soon.
>>>> Any thoughts/ideas/advice greatly appreciated!
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Jed
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