Last year we ran a piece on ‘Freedom’ – new open source building and home automation software distributed under GPL2 license, written in Java (so it runs on Linux, Mac, Windows etc). The project has now been renamed as ‘Freedomotic’ and version 5.0 has been released along with a new website with more content (video, images, forum, marketplace with plug-ins). Check out the video after the jump.
HOW IT WORKS – Freedomotic supports popular building automation technologies like BTicino OpenWebNet, KNX, Modbus RTU, X10 as well as custom automation projects using Arduino devices, do it yourself (DIY) boards, third party Android frontends, text to speech (TTS) engines, motion detection using IP cameras, social networks integration like Twitter, and much more… All this features are delivered as downloadable plugins from our marketplace.
WHO SHOULD BE INTERESTED – Private Users: Tired of incompatible, expensive automation technologies and remotes everywhere? Learn why automate your home with freedomotic. Business Users: Museums, shops, offices,…? Learn how to create innovative services for your customers with freedomotic.
Developers & Organizations: Freedomotic can be easily extended with cross-language plugins. If you want to develop a plugin for an automation protocol, integrate your own “do it yourself” Arduino board or create a custom frontend for Android with your brand take a look here.
WHERE CAN IT RUN – Freedomotic can run on any OS with Java support (Linux, Windows, Mac, …). It can be deployed on a single standard PC, a PCs network, a network of embedded devices like BeagleBoard to create a set-top-box, or a mixture of the previous.
WHEN WILL BE AVAILABLE – Freedomotic is actually a working beta but is growing rapidly with the suppport of our community. We are searching for contributors and you can contribute in many way, development or not, let us know writing to firstname.lastname@example.org”