WWDC Home Automation Recap
by Gordon Meyer
A few dozen WWDC attendees got together to chat about Home Automation Using Mac OS X at O'Reilly's BOF session last night. We heard from experienced, and beginning, home automators who shared their wish lists and tips for living in a wired home.
Here's a list of some of the tools, products, and websites that we discussed. Plus, I've added a few other resources you might find interesting.
Home Automation Software
- Smart Home (Plug-in Bridge, Signal Booster, Noise Filter, and PowerLinc USB)
- X10 Starter Kits --X-10 Corp
- Direct-to-Computer Wireless WX800 -- WGL Designs
- Network Cameras -- D-Link
- High-End Automation -- Amazing Controls
- BIK Proximity Detector
- Pronto Remote control
- Data Acquisition -- Labjack
- BlueBox Tech
- I/O Warrior Starter Kit -- Code Mercenaries
Telephone Integration Products
- Home Automation on Mac OS X by Alan Graham
- Living In The Digital Hub - 2003 O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
Thanks to everyone for coming and sharing so freely, it was a great example of why conferences are so valuable, and I think we all left with some neat ideas and approaches to explore.
If I missed any URLs, or you have some more to add, post a comment or trackback below.
What was your favorite tip from the session? Got a good link to share?
Gordon, first of all, thank you for coordinating and mediating a delightful BOF at WWDC. I believe I can speak for everyone when I say it was informative, open, and your enthusiasm and success stories were energizing. Thank you.