I can easily replace or get most of my former IRIS devices working with Hubitat....but the water softener was a pain in the but to install and I probably can't justify replacing it for another 7 years.
It does have a wifi interface with at least a small webserver running on it, perhaps based on a basic Arduino board..haven't look at the electronics.
Advantages of the water softener being remotely managed:
- Reports daily water usage and generates alarms for abnormal behavior
- Reports salt level status helping to remind me when to perform maintenance
- Shows realtime water usage and the state of the softener (whether it is running a recharge/etc)
I'll live with it as a dumb device as needed but it'd be nice if I or others can figure out how to reverse engineer the protocol/api for getting device info. Perhaps, even Lowe's will eventually release that information.