The Rf range is really being ramped up. Some nice things are going to be available real soon.Ulti RF - not used as yet as we are looking for a totally cabled CATx based solution, although it is always good to have as a backup if need be!
Power line is being investigated by CIS. Need I say more.What Is? - we considered X10 being the most "cost effective" although we soon found the products on offer have a "variety" of build qualities (I will be pc) and a lack of emphasis on style. In my opinion; for the hobbies or RadioShack veteran. C-Bus offers robust hardware, easy modular & system expansion (StarServe, HomeMinder etc) with a range of facia products that suite the "budget" (E2000) and high end (Saturn) pockets. Although not yet as supported as X10 by 3rd party add-ons & gizmos there is great potential & increasing Uk product support by Clipsal.
Curtain control is achievable now, not sure what you mean with this one.Curtain Controller - I expect it is only a matter of time for the DIN rail module to arrive, a little after that for us in the UK!
Adelaide is a country town and has the speed to match. Don't be fooled however into believing things will remain at that pace. With Schnieder now in the play expect some real action to begin. CIS are very serious about the UK market. It will get momentum.C-Bus coming to a house near you - the potential is there for large UK market share, backed by the Aus take up. Clipsal are well know in the electrical trade that gives them a firm footing, although their commitment to realise the oppurtunity is a little elusive!
Ask away, there is pleanty of knowlege around, getting people to answer is the problem. Some integrators I know don't mind helping out with answers to those elusive problems. Others are that anally retentive they won't give you the time of day.I need help - I have just reached 1st fit and are experience much of your strifes! There is an abundance of documentation on http://www.clipsal.com/cis/profile.php3 although it is much need of rationalising. I have trawled aimlessly through technical docs only to find that there are only 1 or 2 lines of any use given the amount of duplication.
Pink = 240V read my previous reply.The "Pink" cable is no different to a quality CAT 5e cable other than it's Pink, crimped in a non-standard format & expensive. Sorry.... going off on one again! As You are just down the road, maybe could meet up to discuss findings? (providing your not a Northern fan ;->)
I'm struggling with english, its my second language to Australian. Good luck with your venture.Hope these reponses help in some way although it was good to let my frustration vent on people who actually understand what I'm jibbering about! (please dont shatter my illusion!)