LinuxMCE key features

Lightning

Smarter Control of lights

Media

Control your media throughout your home.

Climate Control

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Control your heating and cooling in your home.

Telecom

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Manage Phone Calls, Redirect, Voicmail, Intercom

Security

Secure your home

Classic Game

Play classic games in your home

A introduction into LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE is a whole home automation suite.
It the 'digital glue' between your media and all of your electrical appliances.
It includes full featured solutions for:

Media

  • Organize media with special metadata tags
  • View/Listen to media in any room
  • Media automatically follows you through your home
  • New media is automatically detected - even if it's on other devices like another computer on your network or Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Control all your A/V gear through LinuxMCE
  • (using IR, USB, Ethernet, or RS-232) including automatically powering everything on and setting the proper inputs on each device

Security

  • Monitor sensors and trigger events
  • Monitor security cameras

Telecomunication

  • Use VoIP phones anywhere in your home with minimal setup
  • Voicemail, call forwarding, advanced caller ID

Network Management

  • Take the place of a standard home router
  • Advanced firewall
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) to make sure your bandwidth is used effectively 
  • (especially important for VoIP)
  • Manage networked storage (such as NAS devices)

Home Control and Automation

  • Control climate and lighting throughout your entire home

 

LinuxMCE provides all this functionality by controlling 

all kinds of devices throughout the home including:

  • LinuxMCE Core Computer
  • LinuxMCE Media Director Computers
  • LinuxMCE Orbiters (Fancy remotes)
    • Nokia 770/N800/N810
    • Various PDAs (such as IPAQ 5550 and IPAQ hx2410)
    • Various Bluetooth capable mobile phones
      (including Nokia E65, N70, N73, 6620, 7650)
    • The Web Orbiter
    • Various other devices
  • Networked storage (including Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices)
  • A/V Equipment (TVs, Receivers, Cable Boxes, etc)
    • Using Infrared (IR)
    • Using RS-232 (Serial)
    • Using Ethernet (Network)
    • Using USB
  • TV Capture Devices
  • Lighting Automation
    • Using X10
    • Using Z-Wave
    • Using Insteon
    • Using various other protocols
    • See also: Automation
  • HVAC (Climate Control)Automation
  • Security Systems or Individual Sensors
  • Surveillance Cameras (IP, Firewire, video capture board, etc)
  • VoIP Phones and Service Providers

Top News

Dear home automation enthusiasts, Its time to celebrate, because with pride we can announce: LinuxMCE 1004 has been released!

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Thanks to the endless work by our developers, we have a release candidate for 1004. Special thanks go to cfernandes and foxi for taking care of Asterisk, to L3mce for taking care of the DVD installer, TSchak and Uplink for their insight into the innerworkings of LinuxMCE and the Pluto legacy. The ISO image should be available soon on linuxmce.iptp.org/release

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Finally, after lots of sweat, blood and cursing, we have LinuxMCE 1004 beta.

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Dear LinuxMCE community,

 

Do not worry, we will not take it to Omega, but let's focus just on going to Beta.

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