"The Grasshopper" Home Automation Computer

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$1,995.00
SKU: CF250
home attomation computer - grasshopper

"The Grasshopper" Home Automation Computer is for those home owners that just want to get started in Home Automation without a lot of extra features that our high-end systems offer. The mini-Cube case will fit almost anywhere on your desk, under your desk or behind your favority chair.

"The Grasshopper" has Refined Automation's trademark home automation features: Always-On™ and super Quiet. Always-On means you don't have long boot-ups, or shut-downs when you want to use your computer, and you can access your computer from any Internet browser from any where day or night. You want Quiet so you can hardly hear the computer running, no noisy disk drives or loud fans, Quiet.

This is a custom built and custom configured Refined Automation Home Automation Computer. To be absolutely ready for Microsoft Vista now or, in the future, we decided to include 2 Gb of memory and one 160Gb hard drives. Refined Automation prides itself in building complete well performing systems at a reasonable price. You'll find The Grasshopper to be a notch above any lower price system on the market today with the added bonus of being completely configured and set up for Home Automation, allowing you to start automating your home immediately.

To see a comparison of the features of The Grasshopper compared to our other Home Automation Computers, check out our Computer Comparison Chart.

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Home Automation Computer

This is an Intel Celeron based processor with an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphic video chip.

It comes with all software installed and ready to use, including Windows XP Pro, and the HomeSeer HS2 Home Automation Software. You can order Vista Home Premium with this system if you prefer.

We ship this computer, like all our computers, with software installed and configured, ready to run out of the box.

 

  • "The Grasshopper" Home Automation Computer (see Specifications)
  • Microsoft Vista Home Premium installed and configured,
  • HomeSeer HS2 Home Automation Control Software installed and configured
  • OpenOffice Writer, Calc, Math, Impress, Draw, and Base installed and configured
  • Samsung 17" LCD Color Monitor
  • Logitech Mouse, and Keyboard
  • MC700 Master Home Automation Controller
  • LPB450 On-Off Plug-In Switch
  • LPD550 Dimmer Plug-In Switch to get you started

 

CPU:
Intel Celeron 440 Conroe
CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz
L2 Cache: 512Kb
Memory: Total Memory: 2 x 1 Gb = 2 Gb
Memory Slots: 2
Maximum Memory Supported: 4 Gb
Memory Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed: 533 MHz
Hard Drives:
Number of Hard Drives: 1 Disk Capacity per Drive: 160 Gb
Total Disk Capacity: 160 Gb
Disk Configuration: JBOD
Disk Cache: 8 Mb
Disk Interface: SATA
Disk Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Disk Transfer Rate: 3 Gb per second
Video:
Video: Intel GMA 950 integrated
Maximum Display Resolution: 2560 x 1600
Audio:
Audio: Sound Card integrated
Audio Chipset: Realtec ALC833-6
Audio Channels: 6 High Def Audio CODEC
LAN:
LAN: PCIe 100/10
CD/DVD Burner: Number of Drives: 1
Drive Type: 20x CD/DVD Burner
Drive Cache: 2 Mb
DVD Read: 16x
CD Read: 40x
Case, Ports, and Power:
Case: mini Cube
Case Dimensions: 7.92" x 13.2" x 10.6"
Weight: 13.1 lbs.
Power Supply: 350w
Rear Ports: 4 USB 2.0, 1 Com, 1 Lpt, 2 PS2, 1 VGA, 6 Audio ports, 1 RJ45 LAN
Front Ports: 2 USB2.0, ,2 Audio-In/Out
Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard
Monitor: Samsung 17" LCD Color Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech
Mouse: Logitech
Software Installed and Configured: Operating System: Microsoft Vista Home Premium Home Automation Control Software: HomeSeer HS2
Open Office installed: Writer, Impress, Math, Draw, Calc, Base
Microsoft Office Capable: Yes, not included
Home Automation Devices
Home Automation Master Contoller: 1
Home Automation On-Off Plug-In: 1
Home Automation Dimmer Plug-In: 1

The HomeSeer HS2 software provided with "The Grasshopper" gives you all the basic Home Automation functionality, and features you will need to automate your home. The HS2 software will allow you to automate your home gradually over time. Here is a Software Comparison Chart some of the functionality available with the HS2 Home Automation Control Software.

For those of you looking for a low cost entry into home automation, to start automating your home, and at the same time, a custom built computer you can use for your home computing, "The Grasshopper" is a good choice. We built "The Grasshopper" to try to bring you an entry level system that gets the job done without a lot of extras.

Price: $1,995.00

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