Ozzy smart home specialists CommandFusion have just announced a new all-in-one networkable controller known as the Solo.
CommandFusion say the Solo is specifically designed to provide single rooms and smaller installations with a powerful control functionality at a cost effective price point.
Key features include an Ethernet connection, a variety of commonly used control ports, a powerful rules and scheduling engine, cloud monitoring and two slots for future expansion.
A range of control port expansion cards will also be available soon after launch, these cards will allow for the user to customize the Solo to suit their requirements. The ability to add additional RS232/422/485 ports, IR ports, relays or other control ports will be very simple and cost effective. Open protocols will make it simple to interface with third party control systems, and integration with CommandFusion’s own iViewer mobile application will be a simple affair.
- 2 x RS232 ports
- 6 x IR or 1 way RS232 ports
- 4 x Dry contact inputs
- On board IR Blaster
- On board IR Learner
- 2 x expansion card slots
- On-board real time clock with battery backup
- USB connection for PC communication and control
- USB Host connection
- Scheduling & Rules Engine for event and time triggered macros
- Web browser configuration (no software install required)
- Integration with CommandFusion’s upcoming cloud service for remote monitoring and logging
The Solo will have an estimated retail price of $770 AUD (around £360) and will be available through the CommandFusion distributor and dealer network or from the CommandFusion store. The new Solo will be shipping to customers by mid-September with pre-orders opening on August 6th 2015.