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PLEASE NOTE: The GSI-2 Controller has been discontinued. If your project calls for a similar controller, please contact Gunn Systems for more information.
The GSI-2 is a flexible controller for use in control systems, automation, or product prototypes.
The GSI-2 is designed with a variety of I/O (Input/Output) requirements built in. It was developed with the idea of creating a flexible home automation node that can provide for a variety of needs. This controller was also developed to provide an expandable platform for quickly prototyping products that require a small amount of intelligence and I/O. Personality Modules (EEPROMS) can be pre-programmed and installed in field and contain the event programming (logic) and logging data.
Standard Hardware Features:
Both the RS-232 Interface and LCD/Keypad provide full control of the controller. The RS-232 interface has a menu that can be accessed from a PC or any "dumb terminal" or serial communications program.
The GSI-2 is the only product on the market that provides programmable control at the X10 node. It has rich feature set that allows for control flexibility. The X10 Interface provides these possibilities:
The GSI-2 has many potential applications for unique automation devices that do not currently exist. The flexibility of the GSI-2 platform will allow this generic and flexible product to transform to meet a specific need the customer has through simple programming. Many particular niches may be addressed by Personality Modules, so the end customer does not have to do any programming.
A major advantage to using the GSI-2 is that the hardware design files are freely available under General Public License. What does this mean to you? It means that you (or your end customer) will have everything needed to produce GSI-2 units independently, if desired (units are also available from the Gunn Systems Store). It also means that a qualified engineer will have all design files needed to customize the GSI-2 hardware, if necessary. See the Development section for more information on GSI-2 customization.
The embedded software is written in the C language, and, like the hardware design files, is made freely available through General Public License. Please refer to the Simple-Rulez section for more details on the Simple-Rulez embedded software.
The GSI-2 includes a hardware expansion slot, capable of handling these expansion modules:
These GSI-2 expansion modules are available in the GSI-2 Store, and like all GSI-2 hardware, design files are freely available in the Download section.
These optional enclosures are available for the GSI-2 (click for larger images):