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New Communication Box
« on: January 16, 2017, 01:54:32 AM »
One of the issues is the Local App is only for the classic, So moving forward we have a bunch of new inverters and charge controllers coming out and we did not want to rethink everyone of them. We have decided to work on a very low cost communications box that will talk to all the Midnite devices and will then have the ethernet connection in it. We plan to have this be a webserver as well so that will eliminate the issues with platforms

Thought I would start a new topic on this item from Ryan.

Robin has mentioned it will have  "We felt that some form of communications was desired so BT won out. We will make it so it can be disabled. For those of you that want the ultimate in communications, our upcoming Linux Comm box has Wi-FI and BT standard as well as Ethernet and a bunch of USB ports etc."

So what else can MN tell us about this project?


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Re: New Communication Box
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 11:52:29 AM »
a very low cost communications box that will talk to all the Midnite devices and will then have the ethernet connection in it. We plan to have this be a webserver as well so that will eliminate the issues with platforms

Robin said  "We felt that some form of communications was desired so BT won out. We will make it so it can be disabled. For those of you that want the ultimate in communications, our upcoming Linux Comm box has Wi-FI and BT standard as well as Ethernet and a bunch of USB ports etc."

I have to hope it will be very power MIZERLY,   Can it be down in the BBB or rPi territory?  :o....  8)  :)

Looking forward to more info.
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Re: New Communication Box
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 01:08:19 PM »
a very low cost communications box that will talk to all the Midnite devices and will then have the ethernet connection in it. We plan to have this be a webserver as well so that will eliminate the issues with platforms

Robin said  "We felt that some form of communications was desired so BT won out. We will make it so it can be disabled. For those of you that want the ultimate in communications, our upcoming Linux Comm box has Wi-FI and BT standard as well as Ethernet and a bunch of USB ports etc."

I have to hope it will be very power MIZERLY,   Can it be down in the BBB or rPi territory?  :o....  8)  :)

Looking forward to more info.

You may have to have 2 or 3 B17s invertors to run it.. Good for B17 sales.   ;D
John

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Re: New Communication Box
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 01:14:50 PM »
Lol:-) :-)
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Re: New Communication Box
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 09:02:49 PM »
score:  John +2    ;D ;)
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Re: New Communication Box
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 03:26:50 PM »
Any thing new here? Specifically monitoring a Kid remotely?

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