The GE boys (and girls) showed up this morning. I saw this new touch screen keypad. It looks like the typical touch screen, only it's lots bigger than Honeywell's color version (and costs lots more money too). Seems that GE has this big push for Ecomagination. The alarm panel is going to link up with all this other GE stuff in the house and display it via the keypad. Solar roof, electic panel, HVAC, even GE appliances (water usage monitoring) and all via CAT 5 to a cental brain. It reminds me of something like BACnet, only it works with GE gear only, and is not a common standard platform. GE is getting builders on board with this Ecomagination program to help boost falling housing sales. This could make residential almost worth doing again if it works. Is anyone here in this program yet?
15 years ago