A software configurable automation system (SCAS)

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Along with a proliferation of electronic gadgets and devices for the home and office, the past few years has seen a steady increase in the degree of automation of devices in the home or office. A number of opportunities have been provided by commercial products as well as self developed systems that incorporate a means of controlling and/or monitoring devices. However many of the solutions provided are either expensive or limited in their application. This project is concerned with the design of a flexible and low cost automation system that provides a platform upon which various automation systems can be built. It consists of hardware to interface devices to a home server which a PC is running the Windows Operating System. A desktop application which provides a Graphical User Interface to set up and configure the connected devices is developed, as well as software for a mobile device that can be used as a remote controller for the system.
Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2010
automation system, device control