Idratek Introduce Raft of New Smart Home Features

Automated Home takes a quick glance at the latest release from Idratek of their Cortex software. 

"Amongst many new features, this version introduces support for Rako Controls wireless dimmers and associated wall panels (see:
The interface to Cortex is by means of the bidirectional RAV232+ module
(from Rako Controls). Cortex V20 also sees the addition of SMS
messaging via Skype (augmenting the existing ability to place or
receive Skype calls from an IDRANet MFP module). This feature provides
a means for low cost SMS reports to be issued by Cortex upon a wealth
of user defined events.."

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