Finally I ordered my RPi’s and hopefully they will arrive first week of Decemeber. In the mean time memory has been doubled to 512Mb and Oracle has done a good job providing Java for the Rpi. So in the end the waiting has been a positive result.
Days are getting shorter and outside the temperature is getting down. Perfect time to continue the Domotica quest.
In the mean time ideas about how to implement my system have been evolved. From a closed non-standardized ‘architecture’ to ideas related to the Internet of Things way. This means that after the prototypes and proofs-of-concept phase the goal is to provide a RESTFul interface to the sensors and actors.
RFXcom has introduced their new tranceiver which look promising. This transeiver has a lower price (<50%) than its big brother the standalone LAN version. Together with the Rpi the USB version might form an excellent couple. Also because RFXcom provides an SDK for developers.
Sooo many ideas …