On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1:07:25 PM UTC-5, RobbH wrote: > > Many thanks for the information, Tom. I'm confused, though. When you refer > to the bridge, do you mean the discontinued smarthub, or the current > product called Access? I think I've seen complaints that the access only > works with AcuRite's servers, not with third-party software like Weewx. I > see a lot more complaints that the smarthub is no longer supported. But it > still works with Weewx? And with current AcuRite sensors? > > Sorry if I'm being dense. It's a challenge to sort out all the information > that's available! > >> >> the "acurite bridge" and "smartHUB" are the same device. smartHUB refers to the newer firmware; older acurite bridge devices automatically (without user consent) got flashed to the smartHUB firmware in 2016.
it is unfortunate that acurite/chaney has discontinued the smartHUB hardware. the hardware is underpowerd for acurite's purpose, but is more than adequate for anyone who wants to use a bunch of acurite sensors and retain their own data. the new 'access' is problematic - it provides some logging capability, battery backup, and more local memory (so acurite/chaney can do firmware updates in the future). but it is user-hostile. its communication with acurite/chaney servers is encrypted, so you have no way to get to your data other than by going to acurite/chaney's servers. in the short term you can sniff the (unecrypted) data that the device sends to wu, but that data stream is not as rich as what is sent to the acurite/chaney servers. note that the acuriteHUB hardware is perfectly serviceable if you use weewx (you need weewx plus the weewx-interceptor extension). you'll have to set up a fake DNS entry so that the acuriteHUB talks to your own computer instead of the acurite/chaney servers. but it will continue to function no matter what acurite/chaney does. so maybe wait a few months until the smartHUBs are $5 each :) weatherflow has the right idea (from a customer rights/preferences point of view): cloud services if you want them, but local api/protocols for getting the data. easily. and easily integrated with other systems. m -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "weewx-user" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to weewx-user+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.