The Cielo Home Gateway


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CasaWorks showcased the Cielo Home Management Gateway at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, in January 2004. The Windows CE based device serves as the hub of a comprehensive home management system that provides the functions of traditional high-end home control and automation systems, but in an easy-to-use and affordable manner, according to CasaWorks. The system enables homeowners to control their household electronics, including lighting, climate, security, and entertainment systems, using a PDA, PC Web browser, Web Pad, or wireless programmable remote control.

Interfaces include a 1024x768 SVGA video controller with LCD and TV display outputs, USB, 4 serial ports, two 10/100Base-T Fast Ethernet ports, and AC-97 2.2 3D-audio. A CompactFlash Type II slot is used for Flash memory and other expansion functions, and modular PC/104 expansion is also provided. The Cielo Home Gateway runs Microsoft's Windows CE .NET as its embedded software platform.

Cielo supports a variety of wireless and wired standards, including infrared, X10, TCP/IP, HTTP, UPnP, S-Link , Z-Wave, WiFi (802.11b), and Bluetooth, X10, RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485. Additionally, Cielo works with a variety of sensors, including temperature, humidity, light level, water detection, water level, heat, CO2 detection, and passive infrared sensors, CasaWorks says.

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