That diagram is a very old page showing the older LAN /USB solutions.
The RFXrec433/RFXtrx433 use a completely different but much simpler protocol compared to the RFXLAN and older USB receivers/transmitters.
Thanks! That's very useful information!
Forgive my persistence, but I'd like to know whether the RFXLAN's "simpler protocol" is a serial data stream that can be received by the Eterlogic VSPE / COM port redirector from port 10001 on the RFXLAN, or if it's a fundamentally different approach (i.e., not handled by a VSPE / COM port redirector).
If the RFXLAN uses a serial data stream (handled by a VSPE / COM port redirector), is it the same as what was used in any of the older USB RFX receivers? What about the discontinued RFXe's serial data stream? Is it the same as any of the older USB RFX receivers?
If the RFXe's or RFXLAN's serial data stream is the same as in an older USB receivers, what are the model numbers of those older USB receivers? Did they use an FTDI USB serial adapter IC, thus appearing as a COM port in Windows (or a tty interface in Mac OS X)?
I think you can see where I'm going with these questions...
If the RFXe's or RFXLAN's serial data stream is the same as in the older USB RFX receivers, and Indigo supported those older USB RFX receivers, then it should (theoretically) be possible to get Indigo to support the RFXLAN/RFXe (using something like MultiCom as a COM/tty port redirector).
So, please let me know whether the RFXe/RFXLAN serial data stream is the same as what's used by those old USB receivers. If the RFXe is the same as the older USB receivers, do you happen to have any left over that you'd sell to me?
If it isn't the same, Is there a process by which I can get the technical details about the RFXLAN's network protocol? I'm okay with writing C code to open a socket and read [raw] data from the RFXLAN.
If it is the same, then the question goes to the Perceptive Automation folks: Does Indigo support the older USB RFXCOM receivers Bert says share the same protocol as the RFXLAN/RFXe?
To the other folks on the forum: I won't waste your time and Perceptive's pixels going into the details, but please take me at my word that USB extension is a non-option for me. It might be an option for you, but it's not for me, so there's no need to talk about it in the forum. If you feel you really really must talk about it with me, let's please take it out of the forum. I don't want to bore others in the forum with a nauseatingly technical discussion of the vageries of the various extension approaches, nauseatingly technical USB electrical & protocol details, and why each of the extension approaches isn't an option for me.
Point being, I either need to find a way to make RFXLAN work on a Mac, preferably with Indigo (but if not with Indigo, perhaps I'll write my own code), or I won't be able to use an RFX receiver.
(Not using Mac OS X, and/or not using Indigo are hypothetical options, but I've already discarded them)