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Offline konradwalsh

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2014, 06:48:32 am »

I have noticed a lot of crashes with Imperihome. For those that use Android, is there way to restart a crashed app.  For a always on interface, I king of wanted always on :)


I use Tasker to periodically check if the imperihome is running and if not to load that app.. I also use another app the makes the imperihome the home app.. meaning it always defaults to the imperihome interface..

The only thing I haven't yet figured out is how to clear the annoying imperihome lost connection screen... if I reboot my vera

If you need to name of the app.. I'll check when I get home


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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2014, 05:43:51 pm »
That flow7 thing is pretty sweet looking.  I wonder if it's US 120V standard?

I bought one of these recently and am trying it with Imperihome.
http://store.homeseer.com/store/HomeSeer-WFTT07-WiFi-Tabletop-Touchscreen-with-HSTouch-P1742.aspx

I love Grashopper App interface on my PC,  Phone and Surface tablet.

It was a hard toss up between AutoHomation and Imperihome for my first foray into Android...but I need an HTTP API for dashboards and backup TTS alerts (if my Russound or TV alerts were not working).

I have noticed a lot of crashes with Imperihome. For those that use Android, is there way to restart a crashed app.  For a always on interface, I king of wanted always on :)

PS - Still haven't found the perfect wall interface to show off.

How has that HomeSeer touchscreen been working out for you? Was it difficult to get Imperihome running on that instead of the HS software? I'm considering Imperihome as my frontend for a pending VeraLite install and it looks like it could be a pretty nice option for touchscreen control if it works.

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2014, 06:08:44 pm »
I've been running ImperiHome for several months on my Nexus 7 2013 with Android 4.4.2 and have not had it crash.

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2014, 11:18:12 pm »
So here is the latest update, while i tried the WFTT07 near the front door....I've decided to move in another direction.    The WFTT07 was just too small and a tad too slow.  The WiFi updates were a little too spotty in my crowded WiFi spectrum so I was really looking for a ethernet tablet.    I think I'll move the WFTT07 to the bedroom and give my fiance my Evolve LCD bedside (for it's simplicity).

My new path is a wall mounted, 21" HP Android Touchscreen with Ethernet and AutHomation.  I ordered these tonight:

* HP 21' Android 4.2 Touchscreen http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F0R9SO2
* VESA Wall Mount http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VKCIJU

I plan to build a wood "frame" or crown molding around it once I have it settled.

I anyone knows the power barrel size HP Slate 21-k100 power adapter...that would be super helpful.    I would like to use the Cat 5 location I already have at that wall location with a passive POE injector like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RE3QS0 Or, I can just be patient and measure it myself ;)



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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2014, 01:45:32 am »
Wow.  I guess I went the other way.  I bought two Acer 7"'s today to mount on the wall.  I already have a 23" AIO HP (older model) in my Kitchen running Win8.1 that i'm about to upgrade to a newer Dell.  Still Win8.1, so i'll run Grasshopper and/or Bluestacks with AutHomation. 

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2014, 01:54:55 am »
I also have a 27" Acer Touchscreen in the Kitchen that allows access to Central WMC Server (8 way HDMI and USB come to this TV). 

However, I need a dashboard view of the home and grasshopper doesn't provide things like showing the camera in the tile view.   Also, I pre-ran a Cat5 behind that area, so I'm limited by my wattage that I can put over POE (about 50 watts).

Let me know how your setup works out.
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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2014, 02:19:08 am »
that's a lot of screen in the kitchen  ;D

I was just about to pull the trigger on the Evolves... but decided to try a couple of tablets first for the price.  I like Garrett's card view a lot, although I don't seem the camera live in that view.  I assume what you are going for is a large dashboard view of everything important going on without having to swipe through screens?

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2014, 02:38:43 am »
Yes, at a glance.  I wonder how AutoHomation handdles 1080p screen?

I known there is a "small card view", but if I get even more tiles with the extra space....I was planning to add some Highway/Traffic cameras too.
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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2014, 09:15:47 am »
@AgileHumor, I too am considering a large Windows or Android touchscreen for House Automation control on our first floor, but I also want it to double as an HDMI monitor that I can feed whatever is on my main TV (for sports game viewing from any angle in the house). Do you know of any large tablets that also accept an HDMI input?

If I can't find one then I might go the large 23 - 27" touchscreen monitor route,  1x2 HDMI remote switch, then mount a small  Intel NUC mini PC to the back of it. Will then end up running a Windows version of some Vera control software.

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2014, 10:46:01 am »
Sorry TC1, I don't know a combined one.  I know a lot of computer monitors have 2 Video Inputs if you use a PC (acer makes a 23" and a 27" touchscreen).  Don't know if you can get Android on a external box.

I would have preferred Windows, but Grasshopper is the only remote...and it's awesome as a remote on my phone/tablet...doesn't have the "glace view" i'm looking for.
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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2014, 12:20:03 pm »
This looks like a wall-mount wireless charger that would keep a tablet on a wall.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/synergy-line-of-wireless-chargers-for-your-smartphone#home

I hope that this product can become a reality. Amazon indicates that it is "Not yet Released".

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2014, 09:39:02 pm »
For those that go with the HP 21" Android Slate, here is how I have it mounted on the wall:

* Wall Vesa Mount
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VKCIJU

* Passive POE Injector (so I get power and ethernet over same Cat5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QRQ5DK

Super happy and it looks great!
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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2014, 09:51:26 pm »
For those that go with the HP 21" Android Slate, here is how I have it mounted on the wall:

* Wall Vesa Mount
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VKCIJU

* Passive POE Injector (so I get power and ethernet over same Cat5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QRQ5DK

Super happy and it looks great!

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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2014, 05:22:54 pm »
@AgileHumor, I too am considering a large Windows or Android touchscreen for House Automation control on our first floor, but I also want it to double as an HDMI monitor that I can feed whatever is on my main TV (for sports game viewing from any angle in the house). Do you know of any large tablets that also accept an HDMI input?

If I can't find one then I might go the large 23 - 27" touchscreen monitor route,  1x2 HDMI remote switch, then mount a small  Intel NUC mini PC to the back of it. Will then end up running a Windows version of some Vera control software.

@TC1, check out the Viewsonic's. They have HDMI in, but are lacking some features like external volume controls. Make sure to read the reviews. There is a 22" on Woot Computers today that is ok. It's a few years old, but it is likely good enough to run Authomation or Imerpihome.:

Woot link: http://computers.woot.com/offers/viewsonic-22-full-hd-touch-smart-display?ref=cnt_dly_tl

Viewsonic has some newer ones. There is a white one comparable to the HP, but costs more:

http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-24-inch-Display-Monitor-Android/dp/B00DSUTG4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1405027315&sr=1-1&keywords=vsd241

and they have a new one coming out at the end of the month, but I like the "all white" of the one above. IT also has a full HDMI port instead of the mini-HDMI of the 22" version

Edit: the viewsonic's also can act as Citrix thin clients as well using an app for the android side.
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Re: Coolest Looking Vera Tablet Interface for Wall Mount
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2014, 07:32:16 pm »
Nice, I like the 24" Viewsonic. Thanks!