The all-in-one networkable controller known as the Solo will be shipping to customers by mid-September. Pre-orders for the Solo will open on August 6th 2015. Designed for the home automation and commercial market spaces, the Solo provides a huge range of control ports that can be further added to via expansion cards.
Melbourne, Australia — Monday, August 3rd, 2015
CommandFusion today have announced that their latest product, the Solo, will be available to ship to customers by mid-September. The Solo is designed to easily give single rooms and smaller installations powerful control functionality at a cost effective price point. Key features include an Ethernet connection, a generous variety of commonly used control ports, two expansion slots, a powerful rules and scheduling engine and cloud monitoring.
"The Solo basically makes any device controllable over an IP network. It makes connecting multiple systems together very simple and also integrates seamlessly with our iViewer app" said Jarrod Bell, Co-Founder, CommandFusion.
The solo includes a variety of control ports and features including:
* 2 x RS232 ports
* 6 x IR or 1 way RS232 ports
* 4 x Dry contact inputs
* On board IR Blaster
* On board IR Learner
* 2 x expansion card slots
* On-board real time clock with battery backup
* USB connection for PC communication and control
* USB Host connection
* Scheduling & Rules Engine for event and time triggered macros
* Web browser configuration (no software install required)
* Integration with CommandFusion's upcoming cloud service for remote monitoring and logging
A built in Ethernet port gives the Solo immediate and simple connectivity to any standard network, while the communications expansion slot allows the user to easily add other protocol cards such as the DALI expansion card - which will be available soon after product launch.
Along with all the standard control ports you would expect, the Solo also features 10 built in high power IR Blaster LEDs. The Blaster LED's flood an area with infrared, allowing for wireless control of devices with an IR receiver. The built in IR Learner means that the user can learn codes directly on the Solo itself, with no additional equipment required.
A range of control port expansion cards will also be available soon after launch, these cards will allow for the user to customize the Solo to suit their requirements. The ability to add additional RS232/422/485 ports, IR ports, relays or other control ports will be very simple and cost effective. Open protocols will make it simple to interface with third party control systems, and integration with CommandFusion's own iViewer mobile application will be a simple affair.
"The ability to expand on the Solo's functionality through the two expansion ports is an amazing feature. It means the customers can customize the system to suit their requirements, and they aren't paying for what they don't need." Said SP Low, Chief Technology Officer, CommandFusion.
The Solo will have an estimated retail price of $770 AUD and will be available through the CommandFusion distributor and dealer network or from the CommandFusion store. http://store.commandfusion.com/
Further information on the Solo can be found here http://www.commandfusion.com/hardware/solo
CommandFusion is a designer of powerful, cost effective automation and control software and hardware. Emphasizing reliability and interoperability, all hardware and software uses openly documented protocols to allow for ease of integration with other systems.
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2005, CommandFusion has been selling its flagship software product (iViewer) for iOS since 2008. Renowned for its flexibility and versatility, iViewer is now available for both iOS and Android platforms. The first CommandFusion hardware products were released in 2012. With a small, dynamic and driven international team coming from the automation, software and hardware fields, CommandFusion strives to offer the best support and fastest innovation turnaround in the industry.