Looking for advice to expand Insteon system to include z-wave
I've been playing with home automation for quite some time. When I started, I made the choice (mistake?) to go the Insteon route. Overall, I've been happy with Insteon, but their business practices annoy me now. I started with a 2414u PLC controller and ended up writing my own windows service to control it since available software either didn't fit my needs, or was very expensive.
SmartHome started releasing newer products that were incompatible with PLCs, so I had to choose between the web-enabled 2412n, or a 2412/3U wired PLM. 2412n was plug and done. 2412/3 would have meant rewriting all of my code because it used a totally different command language, or buying an additional controller like an ISY. I made the mistake of choosing the 2412n. 3 replacements later (the network card in the 2412n completely dies exactly the day after the warranty expires), I've finally decided to stop trying 2412ns. lol.
I use Tasker (Android App) to completely control the whole system via voice commands or a GUI I wrote.
I figure it's time for me to bite the bullet and get a reliable PLM and an additional controller. That's were my questions come in.
If I'm getting a 3rd party device to manage my Insteon, I'd want to integrate z-wave into it as well.
I've seen so much talk about the ISY994i that I have total faith in the product, and they do have a z-wave daughter board. I sent their tech support some questions about that.
HomeSeer HomeTroller Zee seems relatively new, but comes with a z-wave USB stick and can handle the Insteon stuff via a PLM.
Revolv has built-in Insteon support, so no need for a PLM at all, which is nice. unfortunately it is so new that I can find nothing about how it handles Insteon and the weird stuff like the fanlinc, smokebridge, and morninglinc.
Can anyone offer advice?
My main concern is flawless compatibility with the already extensive Insteon network I have.
Requirements are a web interface to be able to pass n HTTP GET/POST commands to control devices and get status.
HomeTroller Zee or ISY994i for ~$200 + an $80 PLM, or just a Revolv for $300?