I've the hardware to start the development of the RS485 drivers, so don't worry for the time required to get the PCBs. Now for me is just a matter of time, because I've some pending activities before the release of the next Souliss and only after I may start the development of RS485 and other features.
If you will open a new topic, I will be in the chat
Regarding the new proposal for others boards, let me say that compete with the Big of the automation is too hard, if you want to win or at least stay alive, the easy way is propose something different. This is why Souliss has a different approach that is not found in the commercial automation systems.
On my side, I think that the actual commercial products are not strong enough on the small installation, where you have to spent an huge amount of money compared to the home size. In a big home the ration looks different.
On my side I think that the hardwired pushbutton, in a modern automated home, shall be less as possible. Maybe, you have it all in one remote location, used only when required. Sensors like PIRs and mobile devices may act for this.
To lower the price of the automation system, I think that the option shall be use less board with high density of I/O, rather than boards in each junction box. It require more cabling, but in a small home shall not be a problem.
I’ve an idea to propose, dimming is something “cool” but use old fashing lights has no meaning, play with high power LEDs is more interesting. I think that on the market there aren’t LEDs power supply that can be easily included in an home automation system, I was working to a power supply that may interact with Souliss (RS485, Wireless 2.4 GHz or Ethernet).
I’ve tried to find out a commercial power supply that was easy to interface with a board (the best was dimmed via analog output), but I’ve found nothing as now.
Is this something that look interesting to you?
Thanks again for your sharing.