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Announcement: Project Closure

Hi folks,

The xPL Project is now officially ended – all of the materials developed during the life of the project remain open sourced, and where authorised to do so, we now place them in the public domain.

Anyone wishing to make use of the xPL protocol  should contact


Announcement: Welcome to the xPL Project blog

The xPL Project has been running since 2003, developing ‘glue’ to tie together home automation technologies.

We have developed a broad range of software and solutions across all of the common operating systems – we have Java and Perl based tools which run on Linux, Windows, MacOS, as well as native applications for Linux and Windows… all sending and receiving a common language of simple XML like text messages.

This latest update to our website comes alongside a series of new developments – we have implemented a public bugtracker, based on the flyspray solution (an open source project like us), and completed the first phase of a project to rewrite many of our older applications from Visual Basic 6 to .Net technologies.

If you are interested in home brew home automation technologies, dive in – our discussion forum is friendly!

Updated Linux gateways

New versions of the following Linux based xPL gateways are now available from

  • The RFXCOM wireless receivers
  • AprilAire thermostats
  • Lutron Homeworks lighting system
  • HAI Omni series of security systems

Other xPL based applications include a java based xPL device tracking email reporter, Asterisk call tracker, Davis Weather Station gateway and an osd.basic to Growl message mapper for Macs.

Sounds like an epic period of development from the Internet Ranger!

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