- The CometVisu a real time visualization with a responsive design.
- The project was founded already in 2010 and has seen continuous development since.
- The CometVisu is Open Source software and licensed under GPL v3, so it’s available and usable without any cost.
- It has a simple and intuitive usability.
- The integrated editor allows the simple creation of your own visualizations.
- It comes pre shipped with multiple modern designs - and only CSS is required to create your own designs.
- No installation on the clients is needed and no app is required. The installation as a WebApp is natively supported on mobile devices like smart phones with Android or iOS.
- The ressources requirement on the server is quite small - the hardware of a
router is already sufficient.
- Only optional features require PHP support on the web server.
- A Raspberry Pi (RPi) is the most common basis for self installed systems.
- Commercial offers of hardware with installed CometVisu are available on the market.
- Different back ends to connect to the smart home are supported:
- KNX (also known under the older name EIB) by the eibd / knxd.
- These backends make the CometVisu a part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
- The CometVisu specializes on the display and operation (SCADA HMI) so there is a free choice of the logic engine: FHEM, GIRA Home Server, LinKNX, rail logic units, smarthome.py, … - anything is possible.
- The logic engine connects the CometVisu to other smart home technologies. User have already realised connections to 1-wire, DALI, DMX, Hue, ITTT, …
The CometVisu builds the visualization out of so called widgets. These are arranged within a XML based configuration file that can be transparently modified with the integrated editor.
The widgets are the controls for all usual tasks. The list of all available widgets and their use can be found in the manual and is containing:
The functionality can be extended by plug-ins. This allows widgets that are either requiring more resources or are only relevant for a limited audience. Plug-ins are: