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Offline anwar.shiekh

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I should have explained more carefully; quoting from this very thread

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LGNilsson: "It's an OEM product that we've developed for HomeScreen."

From my  post, now merged into this thread

The now defunct dual-band HomeScreen (http://homescreenrouter.com/support/) has what looks like the same time and weather apps as the Almond

https://www.amazon.com/HomeScreen-TouchScreen-Wireless-Extender-802-11ac/dp/B00PHTQQ3O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486707721&sr=8-1&keywords=homescreen

One reviewer writes
"My network analyzer app indicates that the internal electronics appears to be from Almond"

A youtube video
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=two+in+one+-+homescreen+ac750+dual+band+ac+touchscreen+router+%26+range+extender%2c+802.11ac+-+unboxing&view=detail&mid=191330259F9012C3D549191330259F9012C3D549&FORM=VIRE


So while the firmware was being distributed by the HomeScreen people, I think it fair to say it was written and maintained by Securifi.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 12:31:11 pm by anwar.shiekh »

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According to Securifi employees in the past it was developed by Securifi for another company to sell under the HomeScreen name. HomeScreen was to handle all the development after manufacture on their own. Yes Securifi was the OEM, but they were not maintaining the system.

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https://fccid.io/AHL
shows the internals of the various Almonds and the HomeScreen

HomeScreen is now as cheap as $27 on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00PHTQQ3O/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
but using alternative firmware does not look promising.

Guess I'll stick with my Almond A1A and hope the new screen lasts longer than the original did.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2017, 02:48:14 pm by anwar.shiekh »

 

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