I discovered the JetHome Jethub D1 and Jethub H1 Linux automation controller based on Amlogic A113X and S905X SoCs respectively in the Linux 5.16 changelog, as both platforms were upstreamed to the mainline Linux.
I had never heard of JetHome, a Russian company based in St. Petersburg, or their products before. The Jethub D1 and H1 will run either an Armbian-built Ubuntu OS or a Home Assistant (formerly HassOS) OS, and will support Home Assistant (Z2M), Home Assistant (ZHA), and ZIgbee2MQTT. Jethub H1 looks like a TV box with a Zigbee module, while Jethub D1 is a DIN rail automation controller with lots of I/O. Let’s focus on the latter.
JetHub D1 Specifications:
- SoC – Amlogic A113x quad-core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz
- System Memory/Storage Configurations
- 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of flash memory
- 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash memory
- 10/100M RJ45 Ethernet port
- Dual-band Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 (AMPAK AP6255)
- Zigbee 3.0 optional
- 512 MB model: CC2538 + CC2592 module
- 1 GB model: CC2652P1 module
- USB – 1 USB 2.0 Type B port
- I/O extension
- 2 RS-485 ports compatible with the Modbus protocol.
- 3x 5A relays
- 4x dry contact inputs
- 1-wire interface
- Power supply – 9V to 65V DC via terminal block or “passive POE”
- Dimensions – 130 x 75 x 57mm
- Weight – 180 grams
- DIN rail housing (material: ABS plastic)
- Temperature range – 0..+40°C.
There is a detail wiki in english and Russian which shows how to start using Armbian Ubuntu, Home Assistant, Zigbee2MQTT, etc. The controller is designed for automation systems that collect sensor data, perform PLC functions in smart home systems, control direct load, etc.
JetHome recommends the 512MB/8GB model for “on-the-go” Zigbee2MQTT or Home Assistant in a virtual environment, while the older model with 1GB RAM/16GB Flash is suitable for Home Assistant with system support complementary.
JetHome JetHub D1 is sold for $57.75 (512MB RAM) and $83.47 (1GB RAM) plus shipping, which seems incredibly cheap for this type of hardware. One of the reasons for the low prices is that the company does not provide third-party software support (e.g. Home Assistant, Zigbee2MQTT..), so you will have to rely only on Wiki information or your own knowledge. If you are just interested in a Linux-based Zigbee, Wifi, Bluetooth and Ethernet gateway without I/O, JetHome JetHub H1 is sold for $51.32.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 on a part-time basis, before stepping down as Director of Software Engineering and starting writing daily news and reviews full-time later in 2011.