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October 14, 2020 | Niels Laan | Athom, Controller, Controllers, ...

Homey versus Homey PRO

We test the normal versus the PRO version.

Athom released a new version of their Smart Home controller a few months ago. They called this version PRO. This version has a new processor and more memory. The need for this version came about because several users were running up against the limits. As a result, they suffered from instability and slow responses from devices.

We will see whether the PRO is really faster and when you should choose the normal version or the PRO.

The differences

Let's start with the differences between these 2 hubs:

  Homey Homey Pro
Protocol: 433.92 MHz
868 Mhz
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Smart
Somfy RTS
Z-wave
Z-wave Plus
ZigBee
433.92 MHz
868 Mhz
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Smart
Somfy RTS
Z-wave
Z-wave Plus
ZigBee
WiFi: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
CPU/SoC: Single core Dual Core
CPU speed: 1GHz 1GHz
Memory: 512MB 1GB
Power: Via voeding/mini USB kabel (1.5m) Via voeding/mini USB kabel (1.5m)
     
Dimensions: Length: 120mm | Width: 120mm | Height: 120mm Length: 120mm | Width: 120mm | Height: 120mm
Weight: 600g 600g
Price: 299,- 399,-

The basis of this controller is the same. It is in the same housing, has the same chips on board to control the various protocols. The difference is in the processor. The PRO has a dual version. So there are, as it were, 2 processors. So in theory this means twice as much computing power.

Another difference is the amount of memory, because the PRO has 1GB memory instead of 512MB. This allows him to hold multiple APP and tasks.

Finally, we have the price difference: the PRO costs 100 euros more.

Is he faster?

We will of course also test this. Read on here.

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