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ingeborgdot
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  07:23:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does insteon not have a thermostat the has a color screen and wifi?

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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  12:11:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Insteon protocol is powerline and a government regulated RF band for home automation, in particular, 915 MHz.

WiFi uses a completely different band, 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz. That's not to say that WiFi won't ever be offered, but it won't be Insteon compatible.

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ingeborgdot
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  12:57:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, let's say powerline capable and WiFi capable. Would that be possible? How about just a color screen?
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  2:22:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A thermostat, unless it controls electric heat, is not connected to the powerline and WiFi is not part of the Insteon protocol.

A color screen is possible, but IMO, I don't see it as forthcoming.

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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  4:33:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Insteon Hub IOS app works with the Nest thermostat. If you have an ISY, that works with a variety of thermostats, some of which use color displays.

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ingeborgdot
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  4:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an isy994i
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 02/24/2017 :  4:37:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check out the ISY forum for information about all the compatible thermostats and features: http://forum.universal-devices.com

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