I have picked up at a sale a Hai Omni II plus some accessories.
The price was low (an ex demo, was powered up but never used)
I had been intending of buying a new OmniLt so i know what the unit can do. However I have some questions.
It came with an ALC controller. I am not a mad lighting scenes affecionado, and was thinking , instead, of using X-10 or, better still, on reading many comments in this NG, Insteon. Am I right in thinking that Insteon is compatible with X-10 and thus i can (after buying the X-10 link) use the Omni II to control an Insteon setup? I.e. can I just put the module on ebay?
The firmware on the unit is old (the chip says 20A04-1 2.3c) can i upgrade the firmware to via software or must I buy a new chip? ( I see the 20A04-2 for $35). I cannot seem to find the diffeneces between firmwares and to why I would need the upgrade.
The unit came with the serial interface card. No problems installing it, but then must i buy PC Acess or can I move directly to weblink (even though, after reading reports it seems that HomeSeer + Plug-in is the way to go).
How does Homeseer (or Weblink) communicates with the unit?