What a lot of people maybe forget or may not know, is the Vera hubs especially in the early days, were just used as a Z-Wave “radio” by many people and other platforms.
Meaning they did not use the Vera apps and the Vera web UI for anything other than Z-Wave device pairing and initial setup.
Which is one of the things it did really well and there weren’t as many choices back then. Not so many Z-Wave USB sticks and other software hubs to run them.
Which is one main reason other 3rd party platforms liked the Vera hubs for their simple and open HTTP API “luup requests”.
Other platforms like Control 4, Home Assistant etc and many more.
Things have changed a lot since then with Open Z-Wave and Z-Wave-JS. And other Z-Wave hubs catching up.
Ezlo hubs today could potentially still be used in such a manner with MSR.
But now lacking any 3rd party front end dashboard apps, which the Vera hubs had many of.
I was always some what in that camp. I always used 3rd party dashboard apps and 3rd party logic engine.
I’ve never really used the Vera mobile app and never really liked it and never really used the inbuilt basic Vera “Scenes”.
So Ezlo hubs can maybe be one of two things. Or even better maybe both. Both would result in more sales of Ezlo hubs.
A decent Z-Wave and Zigbee radio hub for use with MSR logic engine now lacking any decent 3rd party dashboard app that supports the Ezlo hub.
@bill_v we need Home Remote support for Ezlo hubs.
Ezlo pull out of the bag what Vera Control LTD could never do and give us a fully fledged complete platform.
A radio hub, a proper rules logic engine and a decent customizable dashboard front end UI…
My old Home Remote demo video with my Vera Plus.
I’m still using my Vera Plus and Home Remote dashboard today…
EDIT: and of course not forgetting all those wonderful 3rd party plugins on the Vera hub, that allowed us to connect to and control many none Z-Wave devices and other platforms.
And I may get kicked off this forum for saying so, but the irony is not lost on me, that our best 3rd party devs got booted for creating and developing a Vera “SoftHub” yet now Ezlo have released their own “SoftHub”.
Personally I’ve always been happy to pay for and purchase my Vera hardware hubs. And I never ran that Open Luup Vera “SoftHub” that caused all the controversy when Ezlo bought out Vera Control LTD.