Hello Everyone. I am new to MySensors but not to home automation or even automation in general. I have been in the building automation and process control industry for 20+ years. I have experience with DDC and PLC controls. I have deployed "controllers" from Iconics, Delta, KMC, and Induosft. We call them HMI's or Human Machine Interface. Before I moved 9 months ago, I had a system in my house that included some fully programmable Modbus thermostats/controllers, wireless sensors from Nathan Chantrell - tinyTX, and an Indusoft HMI. The sensors talked to a Arduino Mega gateway that converted all their data to Modbus that the front end read over RS485.
OK, now to my question! I would like to use the MySensors stuff because it seems more robust and has lots of great options like acting like a repeater. Question is can I use this system without having to use a special controller software? Can I setup a router that also acts as a Modbus slave? Has anyone done this?