The m1 OASYS system is an Observatory Automation/Security System. This very flexible and robust system is a must-have tool for anyone wishing to secure, monitor, and remotely control their telescope observatory. The newest addition to the m1 OASYS platform is control from an iPhone and/or iPad! See pics below for this very exciting addition the an already robust rich set of tools.
The m1 OASYS is a do-it-yourself (DIY) package. The hardware architecture for this system is based on the ELK m1 Gold Platform, an industry leading home automation system. This core architecture, along with the addition of key hardware and software components makes the m1 OASYS much more then a roof motor relay system, it is a complete automation system capable of doing some amazing tasks.
To further extend control, m1OASYS has teamed up with CCDWare to bring you a whole new set of integration capabilities, including the ability to remotely START, PAUSE, RESTART, SHUTDOWN, or ABORT a CCDAP imaging session from the m1OASYS system...again the Executable Knolwedge is in the control of your hands!
The core functions of the m1OASYS system are to;
1) Secure your Observatory - The m1OASYS is a state of the art security system. The system can be monitored by a remote security service for additional peace of mind. The system can support a wide range of devices including smoke alarms, motion detectors, window and door sensors. Sensors are also used to determine scope and roof position - click here to learn more
2) Monitor your Observatory - The m1OASYS contains a built-in phone and internet server that allows for remote monitoring of all the systems in your observatory. The m1OASYS will automatically keep you informed as to the status of your observatory systems and the weather conditions at your observatory site. - click here to learn more
3) Control your Observatory - The m1OASYS true power is a an automation control system. You can control the roof open and close functions, turn on/off cameras/mounts/computers, control ventilation fans, heating and cooling systems...the list is endless. Virtually any system connected to the m1OASYS can be automated. Included with the m1OASYS system is a powerful Rules Engine that gives you the ability to write your on automation rules, it is simple and requires no programming experience. Of course all these systems can be controlled remotely via phone or internet- click here to learn more
4) Integrate your Observatory - The m1OASYS system includes an ASCOM driver that will integrate your observatory functions and automation rules, with popular image automation programs such as CCDAutopilot, ACP or CCD Commander. Included in our upcoming release of this driver is the ability to monitor, control and automate functions in your observatory based on weather conditions (support for a variety of weather stations as well as Boltwood I and II) and observatory conditions (such as AC Power Loss or Internet Failure) . - click here to learn more