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Control All of the INSTEON Devices In Your Home From an In-Wall Touchscreen Controller
INSTEON-Compatible In-Wall Touch-Screen Controller
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INSTEON Compatible In-Wall Touch Screen Controller
Item# 12005
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  • High-resolution 3.6-inch touch-sensitive color display provides easy, intuitive control
  • Full individual and group control of INSTEON devices with status feedback
  • Configuration software included for individual customization
  • Fast Touch Screen response with audible feedback
  • Programmed with a computer, but doesn't require one for operation

Essential Info

The IES Insteon Compatible Touch Screen Controller is designed to allow control of INSTEON enabled devices individually or collectively via a customizable 3.6 inch touch-sensitive LCD display. Now from one place you can brighten and dim individual INSTEON controlled lights, engage multiple INSTEON enabled devises in custom scenes and even manage scheduled events. With the included easy-to-use software, you can label each button on the display to identify the device or scene you wish for it to operate. Multiple scheduled events can be managed utilizing the user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI). This touchscreen requires the INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (sold separately) an RJ-45 Ethernet cable and 12V DC power supply (sold separately).

The INSTEON-Compatible In-Wall Touch-Screen Controller now controls Venstar - INSTEON Remote Control 1-Day and 7-Day Programmable Thermostats along with X10 devices.

This touch screen is also available in a table-top version.

Smarthome does not accept defective returns for this product. You will need to contact the Manufacturer (or Supplier) directly for all warranty issues.


What's Included

  • INSTEON-Compatible In-Wall Touch-Screen Controller
  • Instructions
  • More Info

    Once programming is completed using a PC and the included IES Configuration Software, the touch screen will operate without the use of a computer. Programming is safe from power outages by way of an internal back-up battery.

    USB Programming
    The EasyTouch controller is managed and configured by connecting the mini USB jack located at the top of the unit to a computer or laptop. The included IES software allows you to set up, manage, delete, and edit groups, scenes and indivual INSTEON devices easily.

    The INSTEON Compatible In-Wall Touch-Screen Controller communicates to all of the devices on an INSTEON network through the INSTEON PowerLinc Modem, Dual-Band (sold separately). By simply connecting the back of the INSTEON touch-screen controller to an INSTEON PLM via a single cat. 5 cable, bi-directional information can be sent for communication and status. Requires a 12V DC power supply (sold separately).

    Configuration Software Package
    IES Configuration Software comes included with each INSTEON-compatible touch-screen display. This PC-based SW package allows the user or installer to easily configure the touch panel. Utilizing the software, users and installers can define and customize buttons and labels for individual INSTEON devices as well as groups, scenes and schedules. Programming and configuration of the touch panel is broken up into five sections, including Modules, Scenes, Schedules, Location and Reports:

    • The Modules section allows the user to assign names and INSTEON addresses to each individual Switch as well as define whether the switch is a dimmer or relay.
    • The Scenes section allows the user or installer to create and assign scene names by simply dragging and dropping selected switches from the defined list into the scene.
    • The Schedules section allows the user or installer to create and assign names to schedules by dragging and dropping either individual INSTEON devices or whole scenes. The scheduler contains several useful time delineations, including dawn and dusk triggers as well as daily, weekday, and weekend settings. Multiple schedules can be downloaded and enabled individually via the Touch Screen.
    • Location allows the user or installer to define the home's time zone via a list of cities or latitude and longitude measurements, which aids in calculating dawn and dusk settings for scheduled events.
    • The Report function allows the user or installer to print reports of the defined Modules, Scenes and Schedules stored in the touch screen's memory.

    Updates as of 08/01/2009
    • System Name: Enables the user to easily replace the Welcome message on the startup screen with a user specified name such as Smith Home.
    • Thermostat: This enhancement allows the Touch Screen to control the Venstar Thermostat.
    • X-10 Control: This enhancement allows the user to control X-10 devices
    • IR control: This enhancement allows the user to control scenes via a universal remote control.
    Please note that to enable these enhancements the user must download new firmware and screens as well as use the latest lightingconfig.exe program. Firmware and screens can be downloaded to the Touch Screen using the bfloader and scrloader program located in the utilities folder. Instructions for download also in the utilities folder. The firmware is located in the firmware folder ( LightingRev133P.ldr ). The current version is Rev 1.33P ( this rev will be seen in the upper left of the Touch Screen after powering the Touch Screen or resetting using the reset button located under the bezel above the IR receiver). The screens file is located in the screens folder (InsteonScreensMetalRevD.ies).

    In-wall Wiring Configuration:
    568 B Cable Colors
    V+ ----------- Orange
    GND---------- White/Brown

    568 A Cable Colors
    V+ ----------- Green
    GND---------- White/Brown

    Insteon 2412S
    Pin 2
    Pin 7
    Pin 8
    Pin 1



    Manufacturer:Interactive Electronic Systems (IES)
    Manufacturer Product No.:Easytouch-S
    Dimensions:A4 1/4" H x 4 1/2" W x 3 1/2" D
    Screen Type:Active Matrix
    LCD Screen Size:3.6 inch diagonal
    Screen Resolution:320 by 240 lines
    Backlight Type:LED
    Processor:400MHZ/ 800MMACs High Performance Processor
    Memory:16 Mb RAM, up to 16 Mb Flash
    Mounting:2-gang back box
    Graphic Engine:24 Bit RGB 16,384,000 colors
    Power Requirements:10 -28 VDC input voltage
    Power Consumption:Approximately 170 ma @ 12VDC
    Warranty:1 year, limited

    Important notes:
    Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.
    Manufacturer contact information: Interactive Electronic Systems, Tel: (718) 776-8909


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    14 Ratings
    5 star: 57%  (8)
    4 star: 21%  (3)
    3 star: 21%  (3)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
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    MAGNO -- adolfo lopez mateos, XX   3/15/2010
    It will be great if this item supports a little bit of programming
    Roger Robinson -- davie, Florida   12/8/2009
    I have now purchased and installed three of these units1 -12005 in wall and 2-12006 desk top models and have found them to be very simple to program and a very effective means of controlling lights and other insteon controlled items such as waterfalls, spa pumps etc. I have been using this product for over a year and it worked perfectly until my computer caught a virus and all of the programming was wiped out. The original programming conmtinued to work perfectly in the unit but to change or modify the program I had to physically remove all of the switch plates to retrieve the module codes. My fault, I had neglected to print out a report that would have alleviated that problem. I called SMARTHOME and was referred to IES and that is the reason that I am writing this review. The product is great, but the best aspect of this product is the technical technical support that is readily available to the user from the manufacturer, Interactive Electronic Systems. A very professional organization with the expertise to walk a novice like me through some very complex problems that were created by the virus. I am pleased to report that thanks to their efforts my computer and their touchscreen are working perfectly again. I can't think of any high tech company that would put forth this kind of effort to support their product. Free of charge! I rate this product and Iteractive Electronic Systems 5 Stars plus 5 More.
    rlaimbeer -- west bloomfield, MI   10/2/2009
    I purchased the In Wall Touch Screen Controller along with wall switches, lamp modules, and appliance modules to replace all my X 10 components with Insteon. The previous X10 Touch Link touch screen worked good, but I was disappointed in the brightness of the screen and the limitations in timers settings. The Insteon In Wall Touch Screen Controller is an excellent product. The screen is bright and easy to read. The schedule software is easy to use and easy to create a custom schedule that you then download to the In Wall Touch Screen Controller. After you install the software to your PC, make sure you select NEW from the file menu to create a new file for your home. If you attempt to change the file that shows examples it comes with the software it will not download to the Touch Screen Controller properly. You must create a new file. In addition connecting the Touch Screen to the modem the plug in module that carries the signals to the electrical lines is a little tricky. Make sure you use a standard eathernet cable. Cut off the clip on one end in order to connect to the Touch Screen Controller. You will see several comments in other reviews about a delay from when you touch the screen to when the light turns on. Yes there is a delay at certain times but I do not find that it is a problem. Great product. Would buy it again.
    STEPHANE -- vancouver, BC   5/22/2008
    Easy to install and configure. Perfect for small installs.
    RICK -- newcastle, WA   4/4/2008
    The product is very slow to control lights. The insteon switch are vast. But this screen takes 4 times as long to do the same function.
    Brooklyn Mike -- brooklyn, N.Y.   3/30/2008
    What a superior product, Customers truly love this device, as it replaces so many different functions, and is simplistic in it''s operation. --    2/26/2008
    Fast, responsive, reliable, and easy to use. If you are looking for an elegant way to control your Insteon devices, you owe it to yourself to audition this unit. Highly recommended.
    Mike K -- largo, Florida   1/28/2008
    I began using the Touchscreen as a Beta tester several months ago and from day one the device has worked great. During testing I encountered no major issues and therefore eventually deployed the Touchscreen as the main control device within my home INSTEON network. The Touchscreen is robust and very dependable. In fact, I’ve become very dependant upon the Touchscreen, mainly because it’s consistent control of devices and its overall ease of use. Never thought I’d say this, but even my Wife finds it easy to operate and also gives it a thumbs up!
    Mitch T -- roanoke, VA   1/25/2008
    This is a great addition to the Insteon Family. I can now offer my customers an affordable touchscreen device for dedicated lighting control. With both individual and scenes controls, this is an ideal substitution for a KeypadLinc for both high-end and complex installations. Rough-in is simple - a 2 gang low-voltage box and a CAT5 and you are ready! Operation is simple, non-intimidating, and anyone will be comfortable using this device.
    MikeB -- milford, MA   12/16/2007
    Excellent touchscreen to control your Insteon devices! Very responsive to the touch, display is excellent from even extreme viewing angles.

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