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    What do YOU do with the Ocelot (and SECU-16)?

    Hello!
    I am trying to decide if I want to jump into the digital sensor I/O arena and purchase a Ocelot (and SECU-16) and I'd like to know what different uses people have for it.

    Also, I have seen the term 'discrete IR' and would like to know what that means.

    Another thing... would anyone recommend a good place to find a deal on one? I found one at iAutomate.com for $175... is this a good price?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    #2
    I use mine:
    As a 'virtual' remote control for my AV stack.
    To override the thermostat in my appartment.
    To open and close my mini blinds automaticlly.
    To allow multi-zone IR control.
    To adjust the lighting to my mood.
    And as a failsafe watchdog for the computer running HomeSeer.
    Much more to come...

    BTW:
    Home automationnet has it for $158.50:
    http://www.homeautomationnet.com/appdig/AppDig.asp

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      #3
      Take a look at this thread:

      ocelot/secu16 thread

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        #4
        Worthing distribution has them for ~ $162.00

        http://worthdist.com
        StevenE
        Why oh why didn't I just leave things alone, they had been working.

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          #5
          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PaulH:
          Home automationnet has it for $158.50:
          http://www.homeautomationnet.com/appdig/AppDig.asp <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
          Thanks for the deal link Paul, but when I click on it, I get a page saying "The requested resource is in use." Wierd, huh? A page that can only be viewed by one person at a time? I think that's taking "personal shopping" a little too far. I think I saw someone else mention this shop and the price too, but they also said there was a 15% discount somewhere on this forum? Or is it a discount for mentioning HS? Anyone know???

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            #6
            Looks like Home Automationnet is down.

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              #7
              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by smee:
              Take a look at this thread:

              http://ubb.homeseer.com/eve/ubb.x?a=...2853#258102853 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

              Thanks smee, that was what I was looking for.

              How many devices can be hooked up to one port on the SECU? I know that they can be daisy chained but that is far as I have gotten. Also, are the digital devices that can hooked up to the Ocelot all proprietary or can you get ones from other manufactures?

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                #8
                Martin of Automatedoutlet.com is going to carry Applied Digital products soon. You may want to contact him as he has great prices and is also a valued member of this forum.

                Another great place for Applied Digital information and support is over at their forum and web site
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                  #9
                  With further research into the Ocelot and other digital I/O products, I think that the Ocelot may actually duplicate some of the systems I am already utilizing, most importantly, the IR support. Also, for what I wish to use the I/O device for, temperature readings, relays, and as contact switch sensor, the Ocelot maybe somewhat overkill. Not to mention, the cost of the expansion boards are fairly costly for it.

                  I think that I will most likely be going with a 1-Wire system. The initial cost is less than the Ocelot (the TEMP08 unit and the RELAY05 8 relay expansion card) is less than $170 and the sensors: temp, dry circuit, light, humidity, etc. are a great deal cheaper than the ADI equivalent. The temperature sensor alone is only $5 compared to $50+ for the ADI one. Personally, I also think that the TEMP unit is much more flexible, at least for what I want to use them for. I know that many people would beg to differ, especially under this topic. Now, I might be eating those words when I start working with the unit, but I can live with that! So, please, no flaming, ok?

                  I want to thank everyone for their advice. I appreciated every piece of it. You are good people. I am always confident that if I have a question, there'll be people out there that will be willing to help.

                  Thanks again…. and happy Ocelotting

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