Eedomus+, a big plus here
This is 1 year and a half that I’m devoted to eedomus controller to manage my house( cf unboxing of old school eedomus controller).
The whole setup has changed considerably since then and I increased the number of devices from 10 to more than 150 nowdays. The number of rules has evolved in the same way and is also now over 100 .
Limitation of Eedomus old model
Unfortunately my brave old Eedomus was no longer able to handle this burden :
- command latency of some peripherals were above a minute
- some rules were randomly no more triggered
- I had to disable certain features (twitter) that seem to monopolize the resources and make the situation worse
- some less important rules have been also disabled
The situation was still correct, but it was impossible to improve the system and make it more intelligent.
Given this experience, this old school eedomus is able to manage between 50 and 100 devices with correct latency time, beyond these numbers, performances will be reduced.
How much peripherals do you have ?
But do you know how you can see the number of devices managed by your eedomus (+) ?
In the Control Panel, select your controller, choose the option Configure, and the number of devices appears
Installing eedomus+ and migrate
Fortunately the new Eedomus knocked on my door last week. Opening the package, extracting the beast, installation in parallel of the old controller.
Then launching of the migration process from the old to the new controller, which is described here. I want to thank you Connected Object company to propose this migration process from old controller to new one without losing all of its configuration. They are very few to offer this kind of feature, but it’s so essential !
The migration process has performed correctly without particular difficulty, I would have even preferred a one click migration process, maybe for the next eedomus++ :-).
The only downside is that during migration a new API code have been assigned to Z Wave devices. .
If you only use eedomus ecosystem and no script, you may not know anything about those API codes. However if you have some scripts, if you are using imperihome or some tasker scripts, you have to update API code inside them and reset Imperihome layout. Drat 😕
First tests with Eedomus+
The first trials began and it was a revelation. Responsiveness is at the top compared to the old controller, reaction time is a few hundred of milliseconds, the difference is huge.
I took the opportunity also to implement a function that was impossible with the old controller : a DIO remote control is now managing a Zwave module, the eedomus+ controller is then serving as a gateway. Not only it’s now possible to have this kind of feature, but latency is also good, a few hundred milliseconds also.
Regarding the update of Zwave functionalities, I also confirm that the eedomus+ has better RF performances :
- with the former eedomus I had 5 modules that can’t communicate directly with the controller. 4 of them were the First floor modules at the other end of the house, separated by a concrete slab.
- with the new one only one module is still not directly reachable from the eedomus+, all the other now interact directly with the controller without using the mesh network function.
I have not yet tested the new features of this eedomus +, especially the speach synthesis. I expect to do so in the next few days …