On 15th. of Dec 02:00 P.M. GMT+1 Nordic is speaking about:
"ANT, the nRF24AP2 family represents the best in class solution for ultra-low power coin cell battery applications" Registration at http://ow.ly/35reZ
ANT is a Low-Power wireless networking protocol. It has the same audience than Bluetooth Low Energy. In contrast to Bluetooth LE it is already widespread in sports and healthcare. The ANT Alliance has more than 300 members (e.g. Adidas, Garmin or Timex). The member 300 was the manufacturer of phones Sony Ericsson (press release http://ow.ly/35WZ5 )
For the iPhone are dongles with ANT available. Furthermore there are ANT-modems with USB, Mini SD or Micro SD interface on the market.
For end of next year smart phones with ANT and Bluetooth LE are promised. Who will win the race? The well-proven ANT or the new Bluetooth LE?
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ANT can be delivered as ready to use RF module. If you search on Google, then you should find a smart phone that is supporting ANT already.
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You can do SMS to Modbus TCP/IP or SNMP whit a eWON (2001CD)
Yes, by using of the device listed here:
It is single PC on Linux with GPRS module and tons of interfaces. One interface is Ethernet.
Other option could be the embedded PC on Android, QNX, Linux, Windows or Symbian with adapter board for 3G or 2G modem listed here:
harald.naumann (at) gsm-modem.de
Mobile phones have Bluetooth so you could use one of our cable replacement bluetooth adapters at the home control system end of the connection(or design in a bluetooth module) and write a blackberry or mobile phone application to control your home system using bluetooth. If you write your application for your mobile phone of choice there is no need to connect your control system to your PC.
Alternatively you could use bluetooth to connect your control system to your PC and then write a web application to control your home system from where ever in the world you login from.
In the German computer magazine called Chip http://www.chip.de is this month (12/2010) a special report about the “Intelligent Home”. The DVD contains already apps for iPhone, IPad and for Android phones as well. They use it as remote control for “anything”. The Bluetooth LE or ANT link is just one more wireless link. The phones of today offer GSM/3G and parallel WIFI, Bluetooth and GPS as well.
I call mobile phones already entertainment devices with telephone function.
At the exhibition Medica http://www.medica-tradefair.com/ Dynastream showed a prototype of a mobile phone that has supported ANT.
BTW at my blog http://www.gsm-modem.de/M2M I am writing at least once a week about some kind of wireless technology. Most of my Tweets on Twitter are related to wireless M2M too.
There are many ways you can control your home via SMS or PC. One way is with a cellular based device that takes a SIM card and uses a data plan. You'd connect sensors to it and attach them to doors and windows. You would configure it with a free software utility so you could send and receive text messages from it for status and for control. Another way is with SCADA Software, Touch Screen PLC's and Data Acquisition Equipment. You could configure the system for home automation so you could have buttons on a screen on your PC and you could control lights, sound systems, and other equipment. You can also publish the system to a web page that you can access from your phone. Please feel free to contact me any time if you have any questions or would like help. We provide free technical support.
GT-530: $529.00 Intelligent SMS Alarm Controller with 10 digital inputs, 2 digital outputs, an RS-232 port and GPRS / GSM communication. Comes with free software setup utility. Supports operating temperatures from -25C ~ +55C
IND-15520-NT: $1095.00 Indusoft SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Software for Control and Monitoring Systems
TPD-433: $439.00 Touchpad 4.3" Touch Screen PLC with Ethernet, RS-485 and USB ports, Real Time Clock and fits in regular electrical wall mount outlets. Supports Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP protocols. Comes with Free HMIWorks C Language and Ladder Logic Programming Development Environment. Supports operating temp between -20 ~ +50°C.
ET-7226: $559.00 Ethernet I/O Module with 2-port Ethernet Switch, with 6-ch Analog Input, 2-ch Analog Output, 2-ch Digital Input, 2-ch Digital Output, communicates over Modbus TCP, supports operating temperatures from -25 ~ +75°C
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