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    if we were starting again, we'd be very tempted by Loxone + EnOcean - could get it going now, while in rented accom', and take it with you & extend in own-place using wired or wireless, as suits ...

    OTOH, the smarter / intelligent automation of Idratek would be difficult to forego ...

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    @ Bailers PLCbus and Insteon devices require no extra cabling.

    @ chris_j_hunter my thoughts exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_j_hunter View Post
    if we were starting again, we'd be very tempted by Loxone + EnOcean - could get it going now, while in rented accom', and take it with you & extend in own-place using wired or wireless, as suits ...
    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for your reply could you tell me why you would go with this over the rest? What protocol does it use?

    The system does look good!

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    Hi -

    hmm, tempted isn't quite the same as go-with ... but the self-powered / energy harvesting aspect of EnOcean is a big plus-point, and Loxone appears to offer compatibility, and so a way to use it ...

    background info' on EnOcean here :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EnOcean

    SFAIK, its protocol is not directly accessible, but these look to provide a way in :

    http://fhem.de/fhem.html

    http://www.agocontrol.com/about/

    as also Loxone :

    http://www.loxone.com/Pages/en/

    OTOH, an approach based on EnOcean would likely be expensive and, in the end, need a lot of work to get it working smartly - ie: intelligently, with minimal need for manual intervention ...

    intelligence & breadth & protocol & affordability & support were big plusses for Idratek, and were the reason we (ultimately) went with them - but it is a wired system !

    HTH

    Chris

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    Now with the availability of the Enocean radiator valves a Loxone based system looks even more tempting.
    Anyone know how much those valves cost.
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    No idea but looks like a great

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    What about Z wave?

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