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  # 1658331 26-Oct-2016 16:20
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Not sure what you mean by phoning, but the location on the App is set to Oceania - which i presume they have a server in or around Aus/NZ. Yes the device talks back to their server so your mobile phone app still works while outside home if that's what you mean?

 

 

By phoning I mean just communicating back. Just wondered why it needed a server in between you and a mobile phone unless the server is updating software in the wall switch occasionally.




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  # 1658334 26-Oct-2016 16:22
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I was told it had the ability to update software for future releases and there is a additional dip switch for this purpose.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1658335 26-Oct-2016 16:23
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You need a server because it makes it easy for anyone to use the app instead of having a static ip and a ddns setup for each switch

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  # 1658347 26-Oct-2016 16:35
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I still far prefer the network architecture concept of IoT devices such as sockets/switches and lightbulbs connecting via a bridge to the existing network rather than connecting directly to the WiFi itself. Yes it has downsides (the devices need to speak to each other or use a mesh network) vs simply having WiFi access but it's not opening a network up to being compromised should devices be compromised.

 

 


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  # 1658354 26-Oct-2016 16:45
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sbiddle:

 

I still far prefer the network architecture concept of IoT devices such as sockets/switches and lightbulbs connecting via a bridge to the existing network rather than connecting directly to the WiFi itself. Yes it has downsides (the devices need to speak to each other or use a mesh network) vs simply having WiFi access but it's not opening a network up to being compromised should devices be compromised.

 

 

 

 

i take the middle road, IoT devices have their own vlan which is very tightly controlled, no access to the outside world unless explicitly allowed, almost always only through middleman server.

 

 

 

very much agree, a dodgy product could easily be a vector for attacks..

 

 

 

i could be interested, mainly from a what sort of controller is inside it basis though..





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  # 1658409 26-Oct-2016 17:46
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maxeon:

 

cynnicallemon:

 

A quick Google and turned up this, not the same product it appears but very similar and from the same company.

 

Interesting that the device connects to a Windows Vista or 2008 server box in Hong Kong. I'd assume the device we're talking about here may do the same.

 

 

 

 

That is very old version and this is version 6. I am using them and and I can say the quality is very good.

 

This product is certified and ready to be sold in New Zealand and Australia - Cert below.

 

 

 

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  # 1659756 28-Oct-2016 13:32
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Have you found any underlying technical specs on these things? I'd love if they were ESP based and I could flash my own firmware.





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  # 1659793 28-Oct-2016 13:46
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Filterer:

 

Have you found any underlying technical specs on these things? I'd love if they were ESP based and I could flash my own firmware.

 

 

im fully expecting it to be based off the ESP which is why im curious..





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  # 1659803 28-Oct-2016 13:57
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They have been around for a while so I would expect it to be the realtek that has no open source following at all. ESP really only started to become a thing about 18 months ago in chinese gear, there have been a few other chips before it that were not too expensive.

 

In saying that many things are now re-designing to use the ESP, I have some wifi LED strip controllers that went from a metal can module to a ESP stuck on the board at no reduction in sale price and slight software incompatibility.

 

They make a dimmer one which is of more interest to me, as that means getting control of the incandesent decorative lamps.





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  # 1660804 30-Oct-2016 10:30
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They do look very smart n sexy :-)

 

Had a look at their web site, and there is a new release - L6 ?

 

Doesn't need a server, and also has b/g/ and n support.

 

 





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  # 1660808 30-Oct-2016 10:41
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Yes the L6 version is the one I am importing in bulk.



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  # 1665401 7-Nov-2016 22:33
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Finally cleared customs and paid all taxes and ready for delivery tomorrow. Anyone keen? I can show a demo at my house if you are in Auckland.



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  # 1686970 13-Dec-2016 11:23
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I have installed these switches for the entire house now. I have about 15 more left if any one wants them for $65 each. They are very easy to install. I have been using it for over a month and they work like a charm so far.

 

Check my App Screenshots below and the Scenes that I am using.

 

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  # 1686971 13-Dec-2016 11:24
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Controlling things from an app isnt really much use IMO, how are these for IFTTT integration, or control from a smart home hub that can be controlled by it like a smartthing or a logitech hub etc?





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  # 1686972 13-Dec-2016 11:28
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richms:

 

Controlling things from an app isnt really much use IMO, how are these for IFTTT integration, or control from a smart home hub that can be controlled by it like a smartthing or a logitech hub etc?

 

 

When I asked the manufacturer he did not agree / deny but maybe in the future releases via software upgrade.

 

It is possible to do software upgrade on this via the App is what his comment was.


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