Savant’s GUI for N810

Savant_UI_Nokia810

Savant Systems provides a big number of devices to control its home automation system. One of them is Nokia’s Internet Tablet. It run Savant’s proprietary software which offers a user friendly graphical interface to manage all devices known by the system.

If I understand clearly it’s impossible to install that software on your own device. You should buy pre-configured N810 from Savant.

Nokia Internet Tablet and embeded devices

Nokia internet tablet and embedded devices

Powerful Nokia’s Internet Tablets can be used to control embedded devices directly. You can find a few examples here (PDF, 6.4 MB). I found interesting the home automation application using 1-wire USB adapter. Personally, I prefer to do not use 1-wire anywhere except a weather station. In my opinion for home automation it has more disadvantages then merits. In any case, I saw a bunch of examples where Internet Tablets are used as control panel for various A/V and home automation systems (LinuxMCE, for example). But now I know how to use them as controllers for embedded devices to avoid using PC.

[via Kate Alhola’s Forum Nokia Blog]

Live show with Quim Gil

Tomorrow at 9PM Arizona time (6 AM in Helsinki) Quim Gil – a Maemo Development Platform Product Manager will be a guest over Skype in the ThoughtFix live show. If you’d like to answer Quim call toThoughtFix over Gizmo and leave a voicemail message. Or you may use IRC chat room. Most probably your question will be chosen for show.

I won’t be able to wake up so early. So, I’m interested (as many other people) to see the recorded show next day. Hope I’ll have such possibility.

News of the day: Nokia acquires Trolltech

It seems that Nokia decided to add Qt into S60 and GTK acquiring Trolltech – company which develops alternative of GTK – Qt and participates KDE development. Just thinking about the next generation of Internet Tablets. Should we expect N820 with Qt and customized KDE instead of GTK and GNOME? In any case, I’m sure that Maemo will have to get some advantages from Qt and Trolltech’s experience. Will see.

N810 just ordered!

Finally Nokia resolved problems with codes for N810 developer program. So, yesterday I ordered N810 from Nokia on-line shop in UK. I have to wait 2 -3 days when device will be delivered to one of my friend in London and another 2 -3 days when UPS ships it to the Cyprus. I’d like to say many thanks to Nokia and Maemo for that program and support of open source development.

By the way, I’d like to introduce new Orbiter packages for LinuxMCe 0710 (Os2007 and Os2008) and Plutohome 2.0.0.44 (OS2008). They can be downloaded from the LinuxMCE/Plutohome Orbiter project page.

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