We are proud to have built our software
platform on open source projects like Debian
GNU/Linux, openHAB and many others.
Accordingly, we are very interested in releasing our own software under open source licenses to ensure long-term maintainability and to allow easy integration of alternative open source projects.
Our operating system software
(drivers, OS, applications) are generally
released under an open source
For the firmware this applies as far as it is legally possible.
This means in some cases that the source code is available but not OSI compatible.
Since the practical use as well as the legal situation of open source software and hardware is very different, we do not intend to do this.
For software development all important pinouts
and schematics can be found in the documentation
or source code.
Repair instructions for various modules can also be found in the documentation.
It possible to license our hardware designs if you are interested
Our platform is open to anyone who wants to
Information can be found here.
No, our business model is not based on
analyzing or selling data to third parties.
Basically, data protection is a very important aspect for us, so we try not only to protect the data comprehensively, but also not to collect it in the first place.
Our products can be used offline (a [W]LAN module is not necessary for operation!) and all cloud services are optional.
We currently do not offer a list of officially
supported devices, so we recommend checking the
compatibility lists of your preferred smart home
software before purchasing.
We use a variety of smart home devices in our test systems and plan to publish them in the future.
The development of the motherboard was started
before the release of the Raspberry Pi 4 CM.
Since the format factor and connection of the Compute Module 4 have been changed, a simple exchange is not possible.
With the CM3 we have long term experience and
some of our early prototypes have been working
for years without failures.
The additional CPU power and large RAM memory to the detriment of power consumption are, in our experience, not necessary for use as a pure smart home system. (For other tasks like network storage, Nextcloud, virtualization, however, they are…). Another important aspect is the fact that the software for the CM4 is not yet as mature as the software for the CM3.
In the long term, a version with CM4 support
The module interface will definitely remain compatible to allow an easy upgrade.