News #001 – Studer & openHAB

A combination with a full range of open possibilities

We’re living in the world of the “Smart Home”, consumers are starting to outfit their homes with connected lights, EV, heat pump, cameras, inverter, thermostats, garage doors…the list goes on and on.

How is all of this stuff going to work together?

The open Home Automation Bus (openHAB, pronounced ˈəʊpənˈhæb) is an open source, technology agnostic home automation platform which runs as the center of your smart home!

Some of openHAB’s strengths are:

  • Ability to integrate a multitude of other devices and systems. openHAB includes other home automation systems, (smart) devices and other technologies into a single solution
  • Provide a uniform user interface and a common approach to automation rules across the entire system, regardless of the number of manufacturers and sub-systems involved
  • Giving you the most flexible tool available to make almost any home automation wish come true; if you can think it, odds are that you can implement it with openHAB.

Binding of Modbus Studer into openHAB

We’re proud to announce the compatibility and integration of Studer devices inside the binding’s list of openHAB, thanks to Euclide Innovation. From now you can build your own solution for monitoring using the Xcom-485i, the accessory needed for the communication between your Studer  system and openHAB’s binding based on modbus RTU.

Where can I install openHAB?

openHAB can be executed on different versions of macOS and Windows and many different variants of Linux (Ubuntu, Raspbian, …).

Do you want to get your hands on?

We have installed openHAB in a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and implemented the Studer modbus binding, making possible to develop your own monitoring solution integrating Studer devices into your smart home openHAB platform. 

For this implementation example you may need the following system requirements:

  • OpenHAB Version 2.5.9 or later
  • Xcom-485 V 1.6.82 (r672) or later

For whom is this manual?

This manual is intended for software and IT developers for example:  

  • Final-users with IT and/or software engineering background willing to extend the monitoring functionalities on their Studer system, by running openHAB in a RaspberryPi.
  • People wanting to combine bindings, for example (Fronius, Tesla, Samsung..etc).
  • Companies making hardware, using Studer equipment in their product.

The implementaion of openHAB binding is not supported nor warranted by Studer.