Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Smart home Ethernet to radio bridge from German company Rademacher, working with their DuoFern ecosystem.

Box contains bridge itself, power supply, Ethernet cable and short manual.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Nicely looking 5 V / 3 A power supply with 2 m cable and barrel plug.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

There is a round spot in the middle of the shell where plastic is thinner. Underneath there are two LEDs signalling state.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Radio link works on 434.5 MHz with up to 10 mW power. Declared communication range: 20 meters indoors, 60 meters outdoors.
While instruction specifies up to 15 W power consumption, this is definitely overestimation - it would melt plastic shell and/or force SoC thermal protection very quickly.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

This system seems to be mostly known for Rollotron windows blinds. There are only few devices listed, though amazon shows larger variety, including different remote controllers, garage door opener, sunlight sensor, smoke sensor, sunlight sensor + wind meter.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Shell is held together by four plastic latches that can be relatively easy opened using flat screwriver.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Now it gets interesting. Raspberry Pi Zero V1.3 connected to base board with Ethernet and radio.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

PCB antenna.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

It looks like it was made in 2020. Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

KSZ8851SNL Ethernet PHY+MAC from Micrel (now: Microchip), communicating via SPI with clock up to 40 MHz.
NRF905 multiband radio transceiver from Nordic.
104GKA 737FZ00 - that's weirdo, probably some microcontroller.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

16 GB Sandisk Edge, A1 class (min 1500 random read, 500 random write operations per seconds, minimum 10 MB/s sequential write) - one of the cards recommended by RPi shop.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

SD card partitioning. I'm not sure if this particular card had not lost some data, but otherwise it seems like a relatively lightweight linux build.
Core application is named "HomePilot" (same as android app) and it is based on Java.
Rademacher Start2Smart bridge

While I had some problems with android application (maybe this was just my phone), web browser can be used to connect to the bridge directly and it seems more reliable to me.

It looks like "bridge" and "HomePilot" devices differ in functionality - device page says that Scenes and Triggers are supported only by HomePilot system.

Copy of device license page: HomePilot_Bridge Legal.html.

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