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    Any advantages of upgrading fro HS4-Pi to HS4 or HS4-Pro?

    With the Raspberry Pi version no longer having the 5 plugin limit, are there any benefits of upgrading HS4-Pi to HS4 or even HS-Pro (Disregarding the HS4Touch Designer Software)

    I can see a use case if the Raspberry Pi couldn't keep up with the plugins loadwise, or if running on a more solid/reliable system than the Pi hardware was a requirement.

    But other than that, and the ability to switch between the Linux and Windows versions I don't see the incentive.

    I wouldn't mind playing around with HS/HS-Pro on a full blown Linux or Windows box

    #2
    HS4/HS4 Pro comes with a license for both Linux and Windows; therefore you could convert your PI to use HS4 Linux, giving you another license to play with under Windows
    Jon

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      #3
      Yes, that is a good one.
      In that case I think I'd just buy a new license so I can still use my Raspberry Pi install while tinkering with the HS4/HS4 Pro system in parallel.

      Ah, but then my various purchased plugins wouldn't work on the new one :-( Unless I could upgrade the HS4-Pi license and still retain the working installation, but I imagine they'd send out new license IDs for the upgraded version





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        #4
        IMO the performance of HS4 Pro/WinTel system is substantially better than the Pi. While this might not matter with a Pi system of 20-30 devices and a moderate number of PIs, it will become a performance issue if your system grows. I have 700 devices and 20+ PIs which I think would hobble a Pi.

        OTOH, it's GREAT to not have the care-and-feeding of a WinTel system when you can use the watt sipping efficiency of the Pi.

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          #5
          Originally posted by kimp View Post
          Yes, that is a good one.
          In that case I think I'd just buy a new license so I can still use my Raspberry Pi install while tinkering with the HS4/HS4 Pro system in parallel.

          Ah, but then my various purchased plugins wouldn't work on the new one :-( Unless I could upgrade the HS4-Pi license and still retain the working installation, but I imagine they'd send out new license IDs for the upgraded version




          Plugin licenses don't care about the platform. If a plugin can be installed on HS4-Pi then the same license can be used on HS4 or HS4 Pro. The only exception is if a Plugin is Windows Only, it won't work on Linux nor on a Pi, but that isn't a limitation of the license.

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            #6
            Originally posted by kenm View Post

            Plugin licenses don't care about the platform. If a plugin can be installed on HS4-Pi then the same license can be used on HS4 or HS4 Pro. The only exception is if a Plugin is Windows Only, it won't work on Linux nor on a Pi, but that isn't a limitation of the license.
            I since then realized this about the licenses. I was led to believe that wasn't the case by Homeseer sales support when I was making inquiries, but IMO they thought I was trying to run the same licenses on multiple systems and were kind of not-quite answering my questions. Eventually it got cleared up

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