I don't mean to pry, but given that you are going to use UPB, what is it about the Elk that would have you buying it over the OPII? I switched HA systems this year (not Elk) because I wanted 100% tracking of my UPB without having to write and maintain custom code for all of my devices and links. I think the OPII has some shortcomings in the area of serial port interfacing and variable handling, but I've been extremely happy with the UPB side of things.BTW: At this point I may still go with the Elk. Since I already plan to run a PC 24/7 I'll just write a Windows service that will update the device status on the M1G.
Well, I feel that using the HAI/OmniPro would work great if I were using the HAI UPB switches. I'm not sure how well it integrates with non-HAI switchs. The HAI keypad switches have seriously fail the Wife-Factor....i.e.- they luck ugly!
The wife is OK with the PCS kaypads, although she prefers the SA keypads. I admin that I don't know how well the OmniProII works with non-HAI UPB switches. Do you have any experience here?
I have 55 non-HAI UPB devices installed. I do all my setup in Upstart and I have 100% status tracking.
Check out the links in this post for information on configuring HAI HLC mode on UPB devices.
I have no axe to grind with Elk, I was just curious why you would lean towards Elk when UPB was one of your criteria and it is well supported with HAI.
OK, I'm curious. However, out of respect for this thread (Elk and PCS) I'll send you a PM...