I just purchased a Hometroller Zee at the 1/2 price sale mainly because i want to learn a little bit about the linux/raspi version. My assumption is that it will just be an isolated test platform but I'm curious if there is any practical application for multiple instances of Homeseer that would let it work with my main Homeseer system (Windows) somehow? Thinking about different scenarios:
Some sort of direct communication.
Some duplicate plugins that point to the same subsystem such as having both linked to my Elk M1.
Some other unifying platform that might support multiple instances of Homeseer; maybe Hubitat (also bought one of those to test) or Amazon Echo.
Yes, we recommend that all of our users buy (at least) 2 systems!
Seriously though... thanks for the order. I know that developers typically run a system just for plug-in development. Power users and tinkerers (like Pete) often have a number of systems (HomeSeer or otherwise) running. Apart from that, I'm not sure how a second system would be beneficial to your main system except as a backup. If you have an outbuilding and wish to isolate those devices from the main building, that's another possibility.
Curious to know what you think of the Hubitat hub... I have one installed here in my office and have formed my own (somewhat biased) opinion but am curious to learn what others think.