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Home Smart Grid System Runs Linux

Article Source LinuxDevices
September 14, 2009, 3:36 pm

Control4 announced a home energy management system designed for "smart grid" interaction, and announced version 2.0 of its Linux-based Control4 Home Automation software. The Control4 Energy Management System (EMS) 100 combines an "EC-100" home area network (HAN) controller with ZigBee-enabled "WT-100" wireless thermostats and energy-management software, the company says.

The EMS 100 adds energy management features to the same Linux-based Control4 OS software used by Control 4's ZigBee-compatible Control4 Home Automation system. The software, which includes a music server, runs on a growing number of Control4 controller devices, which are connected to Control4-manufactured wireless touchscreens, "speaker-points" and other devices. It has now been upgraded to version 2.0...

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