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 Posted: Sunday May 6th, 2007 01:43 am
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Can SideKick be connected to Comfort through the RS232 serial interface of CWM?  

Alternatively,if the UCM/Ethernet board is used to connect rather than the CWM, I assume that there is no serial connection between Comfort and SideKick, if what are there any issues with this?



 Posted: Sunday May 6th, 2007 02:03 am
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That port for the CWM is meant for a dialup modem connection.

The UCM/Ethernet is used similar to a serial UCM. What issues do you refer to? I do not see any issues with this so far.



 Posted: Sunday May 6th, 2007 03:50 am
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Thanks for the reply.  I do not know if there are any issues (eg reliability, flexibility, functionality) - hence - the question.

Baiscally, I am trying to determine which UCM(S)/modules I need to connect Comfort to:

1. SideKick;

2. The Gigabit network around my home; and

3. The internet.

Mark



 Posted: Sunday May 6th, 2007 06:54 am
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If you can get the UCM05 serial interface near the Sidekick, then that would be a cheaper option than the UCM/Ethernet, as Rs232 can only go about 10 meters

To connect to the Ethernet/Internet you need the UCM/Ethernet



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Thanks but your reply does not really answer my questions, see above.  I asked about reliability, functionality etc.  Let me ask another way, is a short run RS232 serial connection a more stable solution than ethernet? (note SideKick only has 1 network port).

Anyway - I suppose it is possible to have the UCM/Audio and either the UCM/Ethernet or CWM installed into Comfort?  The RS232 on the UCM/Audio can be used to connected to SideKick (with audio) leaving SideKick's only network adapter to connect to my ethernet switch.

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 Posted: Monday May 7th, 2007 01:14 am
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Both should work as well.

Yes, you can have the configuration as you stated. Comfort allows the combination of up to 8 UCMs (of any type) in its system.



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