Earlier this year, we noted the addition of the JetHome JetHub D1 Linux-based home automation controller to mainline Linux 5.16, and the JetHome JetHub D1p (D1+) was just added to Linux 6.1 with some improvements.
Still based on the Amlogic A113x processor, the JetHub D1+ gets more memory and storage with 2GB DDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC flash, a MicroSD card slot, a new RTL8822CS wireless module, and a micro USB port to easily access the console and/or flash firmware to the device.
JetHub D1+ specifications:
- SoC – Amlogic A113x quad-core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz
- System Memory – 2GB DDR4
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, MicroSD slot
- 10/100M Ethernet RJ45 port
- Dual-band WiFi 5 up to 867 Mbps and Bluetooth 4.2/5.0 (RTL8822CS)
- Texas Instruments CC2652P1 Zigbee 3.0 module
- 1x USB 2.0 Type-A host port for peripherals
- 2x Micro USB ports one console access and the other for flashing firmware
- I/O Expansion
- 2x RS-485 ports compatible with the Modbus protocol.
- 3x 5A relays
- 4x dry contact inputs
- 1-Wire interface
- Power Supply – 9V to 56V DC via terminal block or “Passive POE”
- Dimensions – 130 x 75 x 57 mm (DIN-rail enclosure)
- Weight – 180 grams
- Temperature range – 0..+40°C
The JetHome JetHub D1+ ships with Ubuntu 22.04 built with Armbian, but you’ll find other firmware for download as well. The earlier JetHub D1 is officially supported in Armbian with Linux 5.19 kernel, so I’d expect there may soon be specific Ubuntu and Debian images available for download for the JetHub D1+ considering the RAM has been updated to DDR4. There are also other From Armbian, you can install any Linux-compatible home automation framework or packages including Home Assistant with Z2M or ZHA, Zigbee2MQTT, ioBroker, openHAB, Domoticz, MajorDomo, and more. As noted previously there’s a detailed Wiki (in English) explaining how to use the controller.
The JetHome JetHub D1+ can be purchased for $130 plus shipping from the company’s store with RTL8822CS and CC2652P1 wireless modules, and the company can ship worldwide. There are also variants without the Zigbee module, and/or a different WiFi module (AML W155S1), but those are out of stock.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.