[OT] Omega Nomad OM-44
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed Jun 25 11:56:13 EDT 2003
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Dale Harris wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 06:14:06PM -0400, Mark Hahn elucidated:
> > > http://www.picotech.com
> > www.ibutton.com.
> grr.. wish I had known about those before buying the Nomad.
Both of these are now on the brahma resources page, along with a third
vendor's thermal sensor link.
> (/me slaps forhead)
You shouldn't feel too bad. It actually has taken years for there to be
an acceptable crop of low-cost offerings in this arena. For a while
there, one had to either DIY or use something as expensive as a Netbotz
in order to get online environmental monitoring -- there was only one
cheap device that would work in Linux and the tiny company that
made/resold it bellied up.
At least now there is choice, and the choices are all <$200! For an
extra $100 or so, you can add a PC-TV card and an X10 and build yourself
a netbotz out of any system with a bit of attention to spare for
polling, or buy one of the legendary wal-mart specials and build a
complete net monitoring appliance with video, thermal, humidity, door
monitoring for <$600.
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