Another update to our FAQs, special thanks to Helder for the questions :)
Question : if i and my neighbor have a couple of aurbee (which would be great) how can we distinguish and control them?
Answer Out of the box, when you get an Aurbee, you need to connect it to the USB shield, connect it to a computer, give a name and join it to your existing network (you also have the option to create a new network). 2 Aurbees belonging to different networks, won’t discover/communicate to each other even if they are in physical proximity. By default, all data transmission is done in clear, so anyone can listen in and manipulate data using a custom Zigbee Radio. In fact we will publish/Document the Aurbee protocol and make it really easy for anyone to make their custom devices that can join the Aurbee Network and have full access to all Aurbee functions. For security conscious applications, the Aurbee network has the capacity to transmit all data using AES encryption (pre shared key). It can be configured to use 128, 192 or 256 bit AES. If an Aurbee network is configured to used encryption than all Aurbees in that network must use encryption and the AES key is stored on all of them .
what do you mean of 20 or 40 hours of project consultancy ?
Answer :Yes we have in-house PCB assembly plant and can do OEM boards for you. The consultancy hours is our offer to create the groundwork for a “technology partnership”. Say you want to design a “intelligent hotel” solution that uses Aurbee, for door locks, lobby lighting/heating, room ambiance etc. We offer you the consultancy hours to evaluate/proof your system design. If you need some custom “firmware code” we will be happy to work with you. If you need some help designing an OEM board we will be there to support you.
And big Happy Fathers day to all the Dads out there!