On Saturday 28 November 2009 12:28:03 Tony Groves wrote:
> Must admit, I've done no serious
> research yet, but since the topic has arisen, it would be nice to hear
> if anybody has ideas about hardware/software for the communications end
> of things.
I must admit (as the OP) that my interest is somewhat different to this.
I _don't_ want any special software, any touch-screens, etc.
Most of the devices I've seen on the web
pride themselves on their snazzy software.
But as far as I can see, the data in question is pretty simple,
temperature, pressure, etc.
I'd must prefer this to be communicated in some standard way,
eg as MySQL data, which I could then interpret locally as I like.
One thing that surprises me is the number of devices
that require a serial port.
I thought they went out several years ago?
I don't think my remote computer (HP ML110) has one.
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