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Home automation through telephone

  1. Mar 23, 2009 #1
    hi there,

    i am trying a project on home automation through a telephone. i am trying to design my own system for this. can u give me some ideas regarding this? any site i should refer? any journal papers i can refer?

    what is the simulation software i should know for designing this system?

    i will appreciate if u help me in this matter.

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  3. Mar 23, 2009 #2


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    I won't likely be of any help, but I do have a question. Do you intend to simply use the phone line in the same way that a high-speed internet connection does, or do you want an acoustic command system that goes through an actual telephone handset?
  4. Mar 23, 2009 #3


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    Asterisk (http://www.asterisk.org/) is free opensource software for doing just about anything with a phoneline and a computer. It can certainly handle 'press 1 to do X' stuff.

    There is also a standard called X10 that lets your computer (or anything else) control appliance by signals sent over the power wiring in your house. You plug a little brick between the power socket and the device, other bricks plugged into other sockets can turn devices on and off. It's simpler and safer than messing about interfacing to power electrics yourself.

    Linux is very popular for this sort of stuff - see http://www.linuxha.com/
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  5. Mar 23, 2009 #4


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    You might want to look into http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCADA" [Broken].
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    Is it wrong if I bump-reply before deleting the spam that actually bumped this old thread? I kinda like it...
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