Hi there....it's me...again This time I like to get a few suggestion from more experienced programmers here. I am thinking abt making prototype controller on home automation. I have had a meeting with a software designer or a programmer who is willing to make the GUI a and user interface app for me. Now the main question is which type of processor is best suited for this. The main facts that we talked abt was the communication between the PC or the user input processor to my hardware processor whose main job is to process the user input command which is fed into the touch panel and activate the necessary IO. We decided to go with TCP/IP protocol as this is feasible and can be used over long distance. Distance means the touch panel and hardware controller which drives the necessary power switches. Q 1) Is this method more feasible or does any body have any a better idea. Since I donno about implementing this I am asking the more experienced ones. I like to know what is better . Ethernet or wifi or blue tooth. Ones a communication method is finalized I am going to study the necessary protocols and it's programming methods. First I like to know which is best suited for this if any body has an idea please let me know. Second question is what is the best processor suitable for this. I can go for anything, what would you recommend, again studying is not an issue. what should I choose that can do the communication and processing, is it Microchip, ARM, Atmel or propeller. Please throw in a suggestion.