Power over Ethernet. Words always found on my eero wishlist. According to Julie Jacobson at CEPro, eero is edging ever closer to this reality.
Yes, but can I have it at my home? The POE that is? RMS looks great for integrators but also "carries a fee" according to eero. We'll have to wait to see if anymore information comes out of CEDIA.
Look what D-Link showed up with! Covr
$299 at Amazon - http://amzn.to/2eM74RT
Covr Wi-Fi System Key Features Include:
● MU-MIMO Technology: Efficiently handles large groups of concurrent users
● 11AC Wireless Speeds2:
- AC2600 Dual-Band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (COVR-2600R) – 4x4 11ac with up to 1733Mbps on the 5GHz band and 800Mbps on 2.4GHz band for maximum throughput with less interference
- AC1300 Gigabit Wi-Fi Extender (COVR-1300E) – 2x2 11ac with up to 867Mbps on the 5GHz band and 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band
● Smart Roaming: Devices automatically connect to the router and range extender depending on which networking device provides the optimal Wi-Fi signal
● More Coverage: Provides reliable Wi-Fi for up to 6,000 square feet of seamless coverage
● QoS Engine: Traffic optimization improves gaming experience, ensuring game traffic is prioritized over other network traffic
● Easy Setup: Router and Extender come pre-paired out of the box for simple setup
● D-Link Wi-Fi App: The new D-Link Wi-Fi app provides quick and simple set up as well as device management
● Backwards Compatible: Supports legacy devices and Wi-Fi standards (802.11n/g)
● Three Year Limited Warranty: Includes a three year limited warranty and D-Link’s industry-leading customer service and support
Here is the full press release.
I have the following items, all used. Pay what's listed/OBO and shipping.
5 eeros - $100 each 1 original Ring doorbell - $100 2 Homeseer Hometroller-SEL with z-stick's. Standard License. $200 each These are the micro computer hardware+License+Zstick. NuTone Garage Door Opener. $50 I installed it once a long time ago and learned my first lesson that Chamberlain is locked down. You might need your own screws.
I also have some Ham Radio's if there are any Hams on here, I moved on to DMR.
By Big Tree
I'm putting together a plan to outfit my home as a smart home. I want to do this for a couple of reasons. First of all, I am an electrician and I'd like to make smart technology more a part of my business, as no one in my community does it. Second, I love smart technology and I want it! I'm looking for suggestions and tips as to what is going to be the best to not only outfit my home with, but is good to sell in a lower income market (nothing like crestron or control 4).
I think the essential things to put in to make a home smart would be heating control, lighting control, door control, as well as some control to bring them all together. Here are my current thoughts, and I'd love to hear what any of you think about these things.
Lighting - Lutron Caseta - I'm a RadioRa2 installer, but I don't have the money to put that into my house, so the next best thing for me is Caseta. I already have Caseta switches in my home and I love them. I sell them quite often already and I think Lutron is fantastic.
Heating - Ecobee - I like ecobee in theory because they aren't nest. Even though I'm a Nest Pro, I just have always liked the look and sound of Ecobee. Am I completely off my rocker for thinking that?
Door Control - August Lock with Ring Doorbell - Seems like these are the best things out there right now, but this is a category that I know very little about.
Central Control - I use Apple right now, so HomeKit seems to make sense, but I think I'd like to use voice control and so the Echo seems like a good product for that. Would a Google Home be better? Again, don't have much knowledge of this section yet.
Finally, I currently have an old Apple router, one of the old airport extremes, and I don't know if I should be thinking of upgrading my router in this process.
Thanks for reading my post, thanks for any input you give.