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Linux and Home Automation - Lessons Learned

A major house renovation provided the ideal opportunity to integrate a number of Linux based systems to create a highly functional home automation system. While individually, applications like Asterisk, MythTV, Misterhouse and IPCop are well understood, figuring out how to integrate these into a robust system and control various devices via X.10 is more challenging than it might initially appear. This talk will describe the overall architecture of the home automation system developed, and present the various lessons that were learned throughout the process. Samples of brick and concrete from the renovations are available at no charge!

Project: Linux Home Automation, Asterisk, MythTV, Misterhouse, IPCop 


Glenn Wightwick

Glenn Wightwick is an IBM Distinguished Engineer who has been playing with various versions of Unix for many years. While living in the US and Shanghai, he began embarking on various home networking projects which all utilised Linux in some way. Most recently he has renovated his house and used Linux in everything from his PABX through to his PVR. When he is not mucking around at home, Glenn is the Director of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory, comprising of 580 staff spread around Australia.

Glenn Wightwick

Glenn Wightwick is an IBM Distinguished Engineer who has been playing with various versions of Unix for many years. While living in the US and Shanghai, he began embarking on various home networking projects which all utilised Linux in some way. Most recently he has renovated his house and used Linux in everything from his PABX through to his PVR. When he is not mucking around at home, Glenn is the Director of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory, comprising of 580 staff spread around Australia.

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