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Enblink Turns Google TV Into A Home Automation Hub

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Enblink turns Google TV into a home automation hub ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - July 26, 2013


    SUMMARY:
    Now this is cool: A small dongle turns any Google TV device into a Z-Wave compatible home automation and security hub.


    -- Talk about teaching an old dog new tricks: Dutch hardware startup Enblink has built a simple dongle that turns any regular Google TV unit into a home automation and security hub.

    The Enblink USB dongle, which will go on sale in September, will make it possible for users to control the lighting, check their security system or access IP cameras straight from their TV. Enblink also comes with mobile apps that make it possible to control the functionality of these devices from anywhere.
     
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  2. ChrisG8

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    Has anybody here purchased an Enblink USB dongle? Since it works with Z-Wave and I don't have Z-Wave, I haven't paid any attention to this yet.

    Z-wave Security Alarms | Motion Sensors | Locks | Cameras | Bundles

    Enblink SS201-US-W Z-Wave Plugin for Google TV - Amazon.com

    Not much information available yet, at least that I can find, but I keep on thinking I need a home automation/security system so this is something I should look at. A video from Google TV Friends hit my Facebook page so looked at that.
     
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    I do have this device now and have set it up with a single lamp module and use an Android HTC Vivid Phone and also iPhone 5 to control that single light, on/off and dimmer functions. It seems to work fine. It will work with Android TV if I eventually move on but I have no plans to move on from Google TV until there is something better, so far there isn't anything. I did contact customer service and got a quick response today when I had a question. When I find a good price on a couple of wall switches, 2 thermostats, a camera and some other Z-Wave devices I will probably add those but Z-Wave devices are not inexpensive.
     

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