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sgmathews posted this 17 March 2020

I notice there haven't been any updated releases, much posting or update at Google Play in a while. Has this software reached end of life? Ryan? You still out there, friend?

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weidnerj posted this 18 March 2020

Was wondering the same thing.  Recall late last year that there was a push for a standardized home automation protocol, and it wasn't z-wave.  They were going to base it on WIFI, believe the major players all were in it together.  So not sure where z-wave will end up once all is said and done.

nelis249 posted this 22 March 2020

It does seem as though the product has gone stail. Even though the standardization is being pushed as wiednerj stated, it's still awhile before that would happen. It's hard to develope software and make a business out of it. Unless there's a subscription, there just isn't a reoccuring revenue so trying to keep a product a float, especially since Axial at this scale has to have backend servers to do the Alexa/Google intigration which means there's a monthly fee for servers. If you guys that use Alexa/Google notice that it suddenly stops, that might be the servers being taken offline.

Above all else, hope Ryan is alright and nothin happened.

joe6602 posted this 14 May 2020

I happened on this article this mornng:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21029661/zwave-open-standard-radios-smart-home-multiple-vendors-silicon-labs

It looks like Silicon Labs is taking steps to push the Zwave format forward, but it may be too late.

I'm disappointed that the industry seems to be moving towards WiFi.  If Zwave doesn't catch up, I'll have to abandon my Axial system and move towards WiFi & openHAB, which means installing more WiFi extenders in my house.  openHAB supports Zwave devices, so I could have a hybrid system if I desired.

weidnerj posted this 15 May 2020

 

Thank you for the share.  That was the alliance that I was referring to.  I think that Zwave as a radio and as a protocol are dead unless something big really shakes things up.  Bluetooth and Wifi are a pretty well-known standard and for a better term, just work out of the box.  Zwave needs a dedicated controller at a minimum.  I don't know maybe Zwave will join the party and have a hybrid network option but I doubt it. 

 

Now Silicon Labs realizes that sole source product is ok as long as everyone wants it (such has Apple has done as a company), but when an alliance working together, they will probably profit more because you can by this from one company and that from another and have it all work together seamlessly without the use of a proprietary system such as Wink or even Axial Control.  And as an open standard emerges, older standards tend to disappear such as X-10.

 

krishkal posted this 18 May 2020

The fact that Ryan has not chimed in in a while is a bit worrisome. Ryan, do let us all know you are OK!

rscott posted this 01 June 2020

I'm here! Sorry, somewhere along the way forum posts stopped notifying me. 

The product is relatively stable, so there haven't been lots of needs for updates as of late. Most of the focus with Axial Control lately has been working with Team Gleason on supporting and helping people with ALS function with some bit of autonomy. It's been a very rewarding experience thus far.

The product will continue to live on; no need to worry about servers going offline anytime soon.

 

rscott posted this 01 June 2020

 

I happened on this article this mornng:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/19/21029661/zwave-open-standard-radios-smart-home-multiple-vendors-silicon-labs

It looks like Silicon Labs is taking steps to push the Zwave format forward, but it may be too late.

I'm disappointed that the industry seems to be moving towards WiFi.  If Zwave doesn't catch up, I'll have to abandon my Axial system and move towards WiFi & openHAB, which means installing more WiFi extenders in my house.  openHAB supports Zwave devices, so I could have a hybrid system if I desired.

One of the nice things with Axial is that it's built in a way that any technology could be added to it. If WiFi is the way it goes, and a popular standard is figured out, I can make it happen.

That said, what kind of WiFi devices are you using? Or have you started to adopt them yet?

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joe6602 posted this 04 June 2020

Ryan,

 

Thanks for responding.  It is great to hear that WiFi devices can be incorporated.  I may do a WiFi thermostat soon if I can decide which one to choose.  There are also some WiFi switches I was looking at, too.  Will let you know.

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