Exactly my point. I can use my Stargate hardware without PC software though so the value of a PC software based system is...?Rupp said:How in the world can you use software without hardware?
upstatemike said:I can use my Stargate hardware without PC software though so the value of a PC software based system is...?
Actually, that's why i'm leaning towards using CQC only as the location for as many of my HA rules and events as possible. It does everything that i need, has native drivers for everything, and has a decent event scheduler with a pretty point&click GUI. ok, not so pretty right now, but getting better with every release. It even has a native driver for relays [carl's something or other brand], so I don't even need to use the Elk for that. Of course, as long as I got the Elk, I'm going to use that for what it's best for, which right now is looking like security/fire, and doorbell&telephone monitoring & control.This business of programming a brain to talk to another brain (that also has to be programmed) is getting old. If I am programming a Homeseer type system as my HA brain, I don't want to also have to learn the programming to set up an Ocelot or Stargate or M1 or other brain to get everythin working. Likewise, I don't want to program a hardware controller as my HA brain and still have to program a PC brain for all the supplemental stuff that the hardware controller can't do directly. I want a one brain system!
How in the world can you use software without hardware?