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I think you are trying to solve this "the old way", with some kind of centralized switching. Today, what you are calling in your post "CPU and modem" is typically accomplished by the addition of what has become VERY inexpensive microprocessors and single-chip radio transceivers. There are several examples of this even in the realm of devices for makers and ...


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I'm not sure of particular products or solutions, but I will say that hardwiring any of it is quickly becoming obsolete. Technology will advance which will downsize the products and make everything more convenient. Right now there are already the Belkin switches that fit in a regular switch box, connect over wifi and with existing electrical wires, and can ...


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Wow! I hope you have some time to devote to this. This area has exploded in recent years with everybody and their mom getting into it. Basically you can do anything you have the desire (and money) to do. Here is just one web site of a group that has an open source agnostic home automation system. http://www.openhab.org Get youself an Arduino or ...



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