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Offline wseverino

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Touchscreens
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:47:13 pm »
Has anyone thought about installing a touchscreen in their home automation project? I am looking at buying one of these and developing a CE application to interface with Vera.
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 09:45:06 pm »
What type of touchscreen hardware are you considering?

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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 12:00:30 am »
I've been thinking about it for a long time, even before Vera time. I have several old touchscreen devices I was going to adapt as an interface for HA. Now with Vera it should be easier. I'm not a CE developer though...

You can check the other thread about it here:

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=19.0

Unfortunately, the discussion diverged to a different topic at the end...
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 03:42:20 pm »
Here is what I was looking at:

http://cubloc.com/product/05_02.php

Its a CE 5.0 based touchscreen. Available in 7" and 10.2" displays. I figured to get up and running I can use the IE Explorer to just do the basic interface with Vera. I eventually want to build some custom screen interface but that may be aways down the road due to the travel schedule with work.
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2008, 01:28:25 pm »
Let us know how it works   

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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 11:09:33 am »
Well I went a totally different route!

Bought an ELO 15 in touch panel off Ebay and just bought a fit-PC.

http://www.fit-pc.com/new/whats-new.html

(http://www.fit-pc.com/new/images/stories/Slim/500_keys.jpg)
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 03:26:19 pm »
Pretty nice wseverino .. send pics when you have it up. I'd be interested in some kind of touchscreen as a main remote control as well ...

Personally, I was more thinking something like a UMPC (still a bit expensive and screen fairly small) but saw this TouchBook yesterday which could be a very attractive solution :

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/02/touch-book-from-always-innovating-harbors-removable-tablet-netb/

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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009, 04:34:28 pm »
Will do.....
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 02:08:31 pm »
Anyone tried/considered something like the Archos Wifi enabled PMP's?

http://www.amazon.com/Archos-Wi-Fi-Portable-Media-Player/dp/B000S5ZUH0/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

It's $159 at Amazon.  I'm not sure how well it's browser works, or if you could put your own files on it, or even how quickly it turns on for that matter.

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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 12:46:11 pm »
FYI - Anyone who is interested in installing a touch screen the J9 Automation Engine (http://johnnynine.com/wiki/) has Vera Support. The current version has a simple Vera driver where you can turn on and off lights, and set dim levels. He is currently adding support for thermostats and adding other features. Check it out it's a great program.
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 03:31:53 pm »
Has anyone looked at "my:ro control" - http://www.myrocontrol.com/
It only works with HAI, but touchscreen UI is nice...
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 08:40:57 pm »
did you guys know that there are Zwave touch screens out there already?
Wayne Dalton will have one in the summer too.

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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 08:50:29 pm »
Wayne Dalton will have one if they can ever finish the design! They have been working on it for almost 2 years!
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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 09:01:00 pm »
Well I hear it's this summer.
It's listed in the Worthington catalog right now

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Re: Touchscreens
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2010, 01:38:22 pm »
FYI, the folks from FIT-PC will be showing at CES this month:

http://www.fit-pc.com/web/

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