How many are still using a PLC with the utility? 2008-03-04T04:21:22+00:00

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  • pauln
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    As we look towards future releases, it would be helpful to know how many people are using a PLC compared to the EZBridge / EZSrve. Migrating to just the EZBridge / EZSrve will allow us to use extended messages for devices, where the PLC will not support them. So, weigh in.

    Also, abandoning the PLC will allow us to abandon the SDM, meaning we can support Vista, and look to the Mac / Linux platforms for support.

    The bad news – for those without a PLC, they would need an EZSrve.

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    I voted PLC because that is what I currently have and will probably always have one because Smarthome’s Houselinc Desktop uses it. Houselinc has drag/drop for linking devices it supports, device discovery, and so on. The problem is that Smarthome has been slow (to be kind) in adding support for Simplehomenet devices. Hence the need for the SHN Utility Suite.

    I have a EZServ sitting in a box which I will begin to use in the next few weeks after finishing some work with my new 2X4’s. I vote for EZServ for the long term and would do so even if I had not purchased one. Don’t think your progress should be hindered by limits of existing technology. Certainly not all will agree but that is the cost of using an evolving technology. You might allow coexistence of the last release of SHN with PLC support and whatever you move to that requires EZServ. Currently, moving to the latest SHN release requires an uninstall of the currently installed release.

    Feel free to delete this post. Just could not explain my views with a single button.

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    Hi Paul,
    I’m still using the EZBridge. Is there an upgrade option?

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    There is an upgrade path – contact – we will upgrade the module firmware in the factory and send it back to you.

    All we ask is that you include a check for seven dollars for return shipping / handling.

    When you send the bridge, please be sure to include a piece of paper stating the reason for the return (upgrade) and return name / address.

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    I use, and will probably always continue to use for a long time a PLC or PLM to support my PowerHome Insteon automation system.

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