[SGVLUG] home automation question - maybe asterisk?
mfedyk at mikefedyk.com
Mon Oct 2 14:15:29 PDT 2006
You probably want bayonne since it supports more hardware because it
doesn't focus on PBX or call routing, but voice/dtmf response where full
duplex isn't a requirement.
Claude Felizardo wrote:
> Asterisk might be overkill but I'm looking for a simple way to use the
> unused 2nd line at home to control the computer using DTMF via modem.
> I can get it to work if it has line power but I want to use the 2nd
> line feature of my cordless phones. While not Star Trek, it would be
> cool to pick up any extension and punch in some commands and have it
> act on it. Voice command would be even better. Having to bring up a
> web browser just to turn off all the lights outside takes too long but
> if I could use a phone that would be much quicker. Simple scenario:
> hear noise in middle of night, pickup phone extension in bedroom, hit
> a few keys and turn on all the lights but the bedroom lights using
> Now I don't need VOIP so that's why I'm guessing Asterisk would be
> overkill but it looked like the menu-ing system would be handy. I
> just need a way to interface the existing analog phones in the house
> to the computer. Suggestions? Links?
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