On October 11, 2006 at 00:53, remoteshoppe said...
That's exactly what Z-Wave and Zigbee are trying to accomplish.
I know a bit more about Z-Wave so let me speak to that.
Any Z-Wave controller can control any Z-Wave device which
includes lighting, thermostats, security systems, whole
house audio and satellite radio systems, interfaces to
all of the leading Home Automation software and more.
Logitech, Monster and Universal Electronics have already
implemented Z-Wave technology into some of their products.
Only real issue that I have with the Z-wave alliance is the absolute "cheap" feel to it. I looked long and hard at Spring EHX and every product involved was so flimsy, lame and "cheap" that I split. I think there is promise in the idea. I just wish manufacturers would put a little more into fit and finish.