Bummer, smart home fail
I am not talking about humans.
But TV-sets might threaten other devices in the smart home; this was a recent puzzle submitted by a blog reader.
Two unrelated devices / services met on the user’s local computer network:
- IP-TV provided by a large German telco.
- a data logger for monitoring the heating system.
This user had one of the solutions in place that I mentioned in my previous post on data logging: The logger BL-NET connects to the controller UVR1611 via CAN bus, and to the computer network via ethernet, and it acts as a ‘CAN-ethernet gateway’ to allow for logging data to database server on the network, hosting the application UVR Data Logger Pro.
Data Logger BL-NET, with ethernet, field bus, and USB interfaces (My attempt at ‘organic tech product photography’.)
The issue: Every time the user turned on the TV, BL-NET suddenly refused to work – communicating…
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