I wanted to let the community know for those of you rockin a ISY Series Controller. A fantastic UDI member has released a preliminary Node Server package which allows direct integration of the Weather Flow hardware.
At a high level this requires some middleware such a 24.7.365 PC or a small RPI. The application of course runs on both Windows and Linux operating systems. The purpose is to allow tight integration of the Weather Flow hardware which can be seen directly by the ISY Series Controller for real time weather metrics.
This first step has been done and accomplished and over time the developer will move forward to stream line and improve what it supports and offers.
Here is a quick glimpse of what is currently supported and available for use in the programs with in the ISY Series Controller.
Home Automation & Smart Weather Integration in 2018 is truly going to be ground breaking!
Universal Devices Incorporated (UDI) makes one of the most powerful and energy efficient home automation controller in the world. A direct link to the company can be found here should you be interested in Home Automation: https://www.universal-devices.com/
Unlike many other home automation controllers the ISY 994 Series Controller is a local first vs cloud first system. Meaning it doesn’t rely on a constant Internet connection to some third party server just to operate. Having said this, the ISY Series Controller also supports the ability to connect and harness cloud hosted services and portals such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, IFTTT, and many more.
For those so interested in not only Home Automation but Energy Monitoring / Energy Management. The ISY Series Controller when configured properly also supports Energy Monitoring / Energy Management via ZigBee.
The controller natively supports both Insteon and the legacy X-10 Home Automation protocols. Should the user wish to use and integrate with Z-Wave a simple hardware and software upgrade can be done which allows a person to have a hybrid environment which supports all three: X-10, Insteon, Z-Wave.
For those who purchase the Network Module this allows you to connect to almost any network / cloud hosted portal service.