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X10 Activehome Computer Interface Kit
X10 Activehome Kit with Computer Interface
X10 Cm11a Activehome Computer Interface
Item# 1140
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  • Make your house look lived-in while you're on vacation
  • Have your porch light turn on at 7pm and off at 10pm
  • Wake up to dimmed lights that gradually increase brightness
  • It's programmed on your PC yet runs independently

Essential Info

Make coming home a brighter and safer experience with this starter Activehome kit that lets you schedule lights and appliances to turn on or off at certain times of the day. The X10 Activehome Computer Interface Kit is an excellent entry-level system for anyone who wants to get started with timer-based lighting and appliance control. The Activehome system is also widely supported by third-party programs. You'll be able to set up schedules directly on your PC, yet the settings are stored on a plug-in module, so you won't have to keep your PC running to activate timed functions. The Activehome module is backed up by two AAA batteries (sold separately).

Note: Software must be downloaded from our website.


What's Included

  • X10 Activehome Computer Interface Kit
  • Software
  • Cable for serial port
  • More Info

    You'll be able to set up schedules directly on your PC, yet the settings are stored on a plug-in module, so you won't have to keep your PC running to activate timed functions. The X10 Activehome module's battery backup assures that your setup won't go on the blitz due to a power outage. You can even program timed lighting functions on your home PC, stick the batteries in the module and take it to your vacation home to give it the appearance of being occupied when you're not there.

    The Activehome module plugs into the serial port of any PC running Windows 3.1/95/98/ME/2000 (and Windows XP with the downloadable driver from this page). The socket on the front of the unit is an unswitched pass-through power outlet for the power cord of the PC. CD-ROM drive required. A free software download is available from X10Pro.



    Manufacturer:X10 Pro
    Manufacturer Product No.:CM11A
    Requirements:PC running Windows 3.1/95/98/ME/2000/XP with CD-ROM drive
    Specific Requirements:120VAC, 2 - AAA Batteries
    CM11A (X10 PRO Model No.), HC60RX (RCA Model No. - Exact same Module)
    Version 1.42 Active Home Software, Download at, Tech Support
    Windows 3.x, 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista Compatible, For MAC use: go to to download MAC compatible software
    Battery:2 AAA (not included)
    Weight:0.95 lb.

    Check out Smarthome Design's new affordable USB to X10 Computer Interface -- now with downloadable memory!

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Authinx Inc, dba X10 PRO USA, Tel: (888) 384-0969


    11 Ratings
    5 star: 36%  (4)
    4 star: 27%  (3)
    3 star: 18%  (2)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 18%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (11 customer ratings)
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    WILLIAM -- rockford, IL   8/28/2008
    im using this with linux mce, it works better than expected
    DAVID -- cincinnati, OH   6/29/2007
    Just what I wanted.
    TIM FISHER -- bannockburn, IL   6/20/2007
    Great serial interface !
    CURT -- akron, OH   5/31/2007
    So far the first 30 days, the product has performed as expected. The one item I was inconvenienced with was the Software did not come with the device, but rather a URL to download. The URL did not work. I ultimately found a download link off of the X10 site, but can only guess if it is the version that I was supposed to get ActiveHome Versus ActiveHome Pro.
    MICHAEL -- dallas, TX   5/21/2007
    JAMES -- san diego, CA   5/9/2007
    RICHARD -- libertyville, IL   4/14/2007
    works quite well
    ANDREW -- media, PA   3/26/2007
    Had one for 2 years. It worked flawlessly. Then, all of a sudden, it started to get flakey and unpredictable. Bought this as a replacement.
    TORBEN -- woodridge, IL   3/16/2007
    works great
    JOHN -- monkey island, OK   3/16/2007
    Very satisfied. exactly as described
    FATIMAH -- dhahran, XX   3/16/2007
    The product is OK . The only glitch is that it is somehow slow in accepting consecutive orders. if for example I instructed to produce an X10 signal, I have to wait for some time before I can do my next instruction.
    GARY -- raleigh, NC   2/28/2007
    Works great! You can even use it under Linux with the 'heyu' program available at
    ZYGMUNT -- burbank, IL   2/21/2007
    It works well.
    DONALD -- cary, IL   10/27/2006
    I am useing the CM11A in several homes with a simple program that fits all my needs for lighting control.
    FRANK A -- seattle, WA   10/19/2006
    These were ordered as back-up units for an existing CM11A, which burned up. I've always enjoyed the flexibility of the controller and it works for the six X-10 units it controls.
    HARRY -- georgetown, OH   8/7/2006
    It worked as I expected it would. I didn't have any problems.
    GARY -- palmyra, PA   3/15/2006
    Nice program, works well
    RICHARD -- phoenixville, PA   1/16/2006
    I was very satisfied with the Smarthome product, web site and delivery of the product.
    DAVID -- walnutport, PA   1/5/2006
    Wonderful. Works exactly as advertised.
    TIMOTHY -- jacksonville, IL   12/30/2005
    Works great.

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