Installed UniPi makes a complete system consisting of installed software and hardware. Following information will introduce you which part of this this system serves to which function.
Raspberry Pi - It’s a minicomputer which provides all the processing power. All the software for automation is installed inside. To give you a suitable analogy, Raspberry Pi is the brain of the whole system.
UniPi - Computer alone wouldn’t really work. Raspberry needs somehow to get in touch with all the sensors, extensions and other stuff. This is exactly what is UniPi for. It’s an add-on board with analog and digital inputs, outputs, relays and channels. It’s a bridge between the system’s brain (Raspberry Pi) and all connected devices.
Together, Raspberry Pi and UniPi makes that efficient PLC (programmable logic controller). In case you need more relays, outputs or inputs we provide various extensions. And we provide two types of these:
The final part of the system make all the devices connected into UniPi such as extensions, magnetic contacts or 1wire thermometers. 1wire thermometers provide easy installation. (Just plug it in and receive readings.)
Having a quality software is same important as having a quality hardware. Different solutions offer different possibilities. Finding a suitable software solution is the question of possibilities, difficulty of installation and setup, compatibility and support not even today but also in the future.
Best part of this all is the number of possibilities you actually have. With so many supported softwares you can make clever and original solutions or new projects. Heating management, resource consumption monitoring, environmental conditions monitoring, security system, access management, automated lights and locks, cleaning machines - you can automate this all.