The main features of the Domotika system:

Domotika was born to solve the most common problems faced by its creators in the other home automation systems. For this reason, there are some peculiarities that make it very different, since the basic concepts, from any other system on the market.

The advantages of the system Domotika:

No display device central control: there are no single points of potential failure, the system is totally distributed
BUS serial no additional devices Domotika communicate via normal Ethernet network, the same as used for your ADSL, or, alternatively, via Wi-Fi, the same that you use with your laptop.
Open source protocol: anyone with programming skills or any manufacturer can easily interface and fully integrated into the system Domotika

  • No central control device: there are no single points of potential failure, the system is totally distributed
  • No additional serial BUS, the Domotika devices communicate via Ethernet network, the same you use for your ADSL, or, alternatively, via Wi-Fi, the same that you use with your laptop.
  • Open source protocol: anyone with programming skills or any manufacturer can easily interface and fully integrate into the Domotika system.

In the following table we summarize the main differences of Domotika compared to traditional home automation systems. Take a look to the documentation, there is a more complete version comparison chart i that illustrates in greater detail and with information on the motivation of tha choices made for the Domotika system.

 

Traditional systems

Domotika system

Communication between devices: interconnection Serial busses (rs485, rs232 etc) Ethernet network, both cable or wireless
Communication between devices: protocols
Several closed protocols (SCS, modbus with closed extensions, others) and other closed standards (KNX, lonworks etc) Open standard protocols (SIP, TCP/IP, HTTP etc)
Network topology Centralized Distribuited
Number of devices in product lines Elevated number of mono-function or few-functions devices, wide range of products Few configurable multifunction devices
Devices installation Complex cabling, logical addresses to devices by jumpers or dedicated software through serial connection with the bus Simple cabling, automatic device addresses, via WEB, even remotely
Configuration Devices or closed software are required. Configuration is made locally only by authorized installers User friendly web configuration, anyone can do that. No software required
User interface
Dedicated mono-funcional touchscreen, closed remotes, closed software Cross-browser web interface
Options Additional devices and software for any further features or expansion, not free Everything is included or supported in the core system
Interoperability and integration  Close-source systems and not interoperable Open system with open source connotations and highly integrated