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ISY994i/IR PRO INSTEON Compatible Automation Controller
ISY994i/IR PRO INSTEON Compatible Automation Controller
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ISY994i/IR PRO Home Automation Controller
Item# 12236
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Overview

  • Extends the capabilities of ISY99i Series
  • Remotely Accessible from any Standard Web Browser
  • Built-in Infrared (IR) capabilitiy
  • Does Not Require a PC to Operate
  • Supports 1,024 Devices/ Scenes and controls up to 1,000 Programs
  • Apple and Android apps available

Essential Info

The ISY994i is one of the most advanced INSTEON controllers on the market and has numerous features to satisfy the most advanced DIY'er or seasoned home control enthusiast. If you need unbridled control, the ISY994i is your controller.

The ISY994i/IR PRO supports up to 1,024 devices and scenes and a maximum of 1,000 programs. The ISY994i/IR PRO controller is able to configure and program INSTEON devices using INSTEON native protocols and specifications. This allows it to directly write to INSTEON devices internally instead of just in the controller, creating a more robust network. You can set up timer events and custom event triggers, as well as monitor and control all the INSTEON-compatible devices in your home from any web-browser anywhere in the world. Now you can check if the lights in your house were left on and remotely control them from your computer at the office. The IR model allows you to program your infrared universal remote to control all your INSTEON/X10 devices and scenes. The PRO model extends the capabilities of the ISY for extremely large installations.



INSTEON Control
For INSTEON control this device must be paried with an INSTEON Dual-Band PLM Serial Interface. The PLM allows for direct communication with your existing INSTEON network from the ISY994i/IR PRO controller. The PLM features built-in dual-band technology that sends and receives INSTEON signals via powerline and radio frequency (RF), so it doubles as an Access Point. This makes it ideal for new INSTEON installs if you have or plan to use an RF-only INSTEON-compatible devices like a remote, thermostat, motion sensor or contact sensor

Additional Features:
  • IR Control - Control all your INSTEON/X10 devices with any infrared universal remote (RC5-compatible)
  • Control other network-enabled devices using an optional Network Module (RS-232 devices can be controlled using an ELK IP232 or Global Cache GC-100 and more)
  • Non IR models can be field upgraded to IR platform

  • Extends the capabilities of the ISY99i Series
  • An expansion slot which could be utilized to install and support other protocols such as a Zigbee
  • Increased code memory to support additional communications drivers
  • Native support for Open ADR out of the box

  • PleaseNote:
    (1) The ISY994i/IR PRO requires an INSTEON Serial PowerLinc Modem PLM (sold separately):
          • 2412S - PowerLinc - INSTEON Modem, Serial (no longer available but it is compatible)
          • 2413S - PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON Serial Interface (Dual-Band)
    (2) The ISY994i/IR PRO does not require a power supply when used with a PLM which supplies power via the RJ-45 port (for example, PLM model #2412S). ISY994i/IR PRO does provide a port for an optional AC adapter for instances where the PLM does not supply power, or the user prefers to supply power independent of the PLM (for example, PLM model #2413S).

    Manuals/Software

    What's Included

  • 1x - ISY994I/IR PRO INSTEON Compatible Automation Controller
  • 2x - 3 Foot Eternet Cable (RJ-45)
  • 1x - Power Supply
  • 1x - Quick Start Guide
  • More Info

    Using any Java-enabled web browser, the ISY994i/IR PRO gives you the ability to control, monitor and configure all INSTEON-compatible devices from any web-browser anywhere in the world. Best of all, no software is needed to gain access to your INSTEON network. Simply bring up a browser and type in the URL of your Home Automation Controller.

    Native iPhone/iPad Apps for Use with ISY-99i Now Available
    • MobiLinc and MobiLinc Lite - MobiLinc and MobiLinc Lite - Using Wi-Fi or Cellular communication, MobiLinc supports control and real-time monitoring of up to 1024 INSTEON or X10 devices, 1024 scenes, and 1024 programs on your iPhone or iPod touch anywhere in the world. With MobiLinc Pro and your iPhone or iPod touch, control all of your lights, thermostats, devices, programs and irrigation system while on vacation or away from home. With MobiLinc and the many INSTEON devices available, home automation from the palm of your hand has never been easier.
      MobiLinc Pro works with any ISY-99i central controller (requiring the PowerLinc Modem), the SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller, or the INSTEON PowerLinc Controller (PLC).
      • Automatic Find and Sync with ISY on Local Wi-Fi
      • Real Time INSTEON Device Status
      • Command Your Devices Anywhere with Wi-Fi, 3G, or EDGE
      • Supports up to 1024 INSTEON Devices, 1024 Scenes, and 1024 Programs
      • Supports the Brultech Energy Monitor to display real-time energy consumption
      • Supports Smart eMeters
      • Supports Weather
      • Supports X10 Devices
      • Keep Your Favorite Devices, Scenes, and Programs on a dedicated page
      • Supports a virtual unlimited number of ISY-99x controllers
      • Customize your devices, scenes, and programs with icons, custom command names, and custom status names
      • Securely access your ISY anywhere using MobiLinc Connect for your ISY-99x series controller. No complex networking required. It just works. See www.mobilinc.com for more information.





      Available through the App store:
      MobiLinc Lite (free) MobiLinc Lite Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
      MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
      MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
      MobiLinc HD ($49.99) MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
      Also Available for Andriod:
      MobiLinc Lite (free trial)
      MobiLinc Lite Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
      MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
      MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC



      Here's a video showing how to configure ISY with MobiLinc:




    • eK ISY - eKeypad ISY is a mobile application that allows your iPhone to control aspects of your ISY-99. This includes all INSTEON devices supported by the ISY. Additionally, eK ISY supports as many INSTEON devices as can be configured on the ISY.
      • Available through iTunes:
        • eK ISY ($44.99): eKeypad ISY

    Additional Features for the ISY994i/IR

    Remotely accessible from anywhere in the world and on any platform
    • Monitor, control, and configure your system remotely
    • Secure Web Server with certificate management (up to 2048 bits)
    • Automatically create port forwarding rules on your UPnP enabled router
    • Browser-based Java Applet or Java Web Start Application
    • Support for Windows, MAC, and Linux
    Field Upgradeable/Auto Upgrade
    • Many new features added regularly via firmware updates
    • Admin Console automatically notifies you of official firmware updates
    • Standard ISY994i is field upgradeable to ISY994i PRO to support additional devices/scenes
    Realtime clock on board
    • Supports Daylight Saving
    • Supports automatic sync with internet time sources (NTP)
    • Automatically calculation of Sunrise/Sunset times based on location
    Device Management
    • For easiy monitoring, control and management Devices can be linked to the ISY using thier INSTEON address or by pressing their SET buttons. Once linked to the ISY, devices can be monitored, controlled and managed through the ISY's built-in web server and Java-based Administrative Console
    • 3rd party products are available to monitor and control your home from your iPhone, PC, Nokia touch panel, and more!
    • If you already have devices installed and programmed, the ISY can crawl your existing INSTEON network to automatically link discovered devices
    • Replace Device: seamlessly replace a defective device with a new one
    • Replace Modem: seamlessly replace a defective modem (PLM) with a new one
    • Restore Devices: simply restore your device to its correct settings if it is factory reset or has somehow lost its programming
    • Create folders/sub-folders to help organize your devices and scenes
    • Support for majority of INSTEON products
    Scene Management
    • Supports up to 1024 devices/scenes
    • Use simple drag/drop to easily create scenes containing multiple devices
    • Create controller/responder relationships between all devices within the scene
    • Easily change scene attributes for each and every one of the devices within the scene
    • Once programmed, scenes operate completely independent of the ISY for the quickest response time and most reliable operation
    Programs, Schedules, and Variables
    • Programs are easily created by simple mouse point and click
    • Create complex schedules using precise time, from/to, days, sunrise/sunset times, offsets, etc.
    • Create complex triggers based on the combination of schedules, any event (e.g. key press), and many other triggers
    • Use Variables to control the flow of programs
    • Complete support for Wait and Repeat constructs including Random values
    • Custom and user defined email and SMS Notifications to custom user groups
    X10 Support
    • Built-in X10 support includes the use of programs to control your X10 devices using IR, schedules, or events from other INSTEON/X10 devices
    • Optional X10/A10 Module features enhanced X10 capabilities, including support for X10 devices in the device tree
    Developer Friendly
    • Free REST, Web Services, and Java SDK for easy integration with 3rd party hardware and software - or development of your own
    • Discounts on products and modules for eligible developers

    Specifications

    Specifications
    ManufacturerUniversal Devices
    Manufacturer Product No.ISY994I/IR PRO
    UPC857386003039
    Maximum Devices/Scenes1,024
    Maximum Programs1,000
    IR SupportNo
    Manufacturer Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor


    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Universal Devices, Tel: (818) 631-0333

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    Reviews

    21 Ratings
    5 star: 62%  (13)
    4 star: 24%  (5)
    3 star: 5%  (1)
    2 star: 5%  (1)
    1 star: 5%  (1)
    Average Customer Rating
    (21 customer ratings)
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    JAMES -- locust grove, VA   1/9/2014
    Took advantage of a great sales price before Christmas to upgrade an ISY-99i that had reached the end of its technological life (its firmware could no longer be upgraded although it worked without problem). The changeover was flawless and easy.
    Disappointed -- hamilton, VA   12/21/2013
    Severely over rate device. I ordered one from Smarthome, plugged it in, and found out that you have to pay an additional $50 for each of the protocols. The web interface is very clunky and doesn't flow well. I spent a solid 2 weeks trying to get it to work without success. There are better products on the market for the money spent on this.
    Rich -- minneapolis, MN   12/10/2013
    This is the BEST product available for managing your Insteon network - nothing else comes close! I had the prior version, the 99i, and purchased this when I moved to a new home. I have over 50 Insteon devices and this makes programming them a breeze and do things that would be virtually impossible without such a great controller. The Universal Devices Forum has wonderful moderators who are incredibly helpful and the customer service from UDI is among the best I've ever received. The interface and programming may be challenging for some people. I'd say it is more geared toward home automation enthusiasts. It's not that it is difficult to learn and use, it's just that Grandma probably couldn't use it without a lot of help. If in doubt - BUY IT! You will not be disappointed.
    Obama Care for himself not YOU -- wilmington, MA   12/4/2013
    Over rated. The software is so buggy! Then again it is less buggy when compared to houselinc. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time. After adding a scene, the user interface didn't update...but somehow it did if you reconnect/login. Then there is the lockup and have to reset the device.
    SCOTT -- san francisco, CA   10/26/2013
    Not perfect, but pretty darn close. ISY is amazing and had opened a whole new world to me and my ideas of home automation. Looking forward to z wave support. Recommended with enthusiasm.
    IVAN D. -- kansas city, MO   10/20/2013
    Had a few "bumps" at the beginning, but the Customer Service provided by SMARTHOME and their affiliate Universal Devices. was OUTSTANDING. I'm using the Controller now and I'm Very pleased with it's performance. Considerably better than X10, especially the support. I will be adding some more Home Automation devices in the future. My sincere Thanks to SMARTHOME.
    BRIAN -- peachtree corners, GA   5/30/2013
    Awesome. Works totally perfectly and exactly as expected.
    Steve S -- encino, CA   5/2/2013
    I have been an ISY99i/IR/PRO user for over 5 years now. My only complaint is about me for not writing a rave review A+ 5 star review long before now. The ISY is an excellent product and their technical support is the best. I have have what could be considered a complicated installation with about 100 Insteon devices and a large number of scenes and programs. The ISY makes the management of everything so easy and i never have to do anything except easily upgrading to a new firmware version when I add brand new devices that did not exist when the previous version was released. I wish that everything I owned worked as well and was supported as well as the ISY.
    Steve -- Northern California   5/1/2013
    Love the ISY. Had used the OEM version with UPB until I realized that the UPB powerline interface was unreliable. Fortunately, it was when I was in testing mode and before I decided to replace all my old X-10 switches. I liked the device enough to explore Insteon and the ISY drove me to this set of automation devices. The only issue I would give this box is that it requires Java and doesn't have a Native app on either the Mac or PC. However, it does mean I can run the interface anywhere. I have MobiLinc Pro for control of the ISY on my Android and I'm happier than a pig in - well, you get the idea - I'm really happy with the results. Currently fleshing out the rest of my X10 switches with Insteon and will be adding more capabilities in the near future temp, camera, etc.
    John -- san jose, California   3/19/2013
    I love the way this box 'just works' when it is set up. I have about 50 Insteon devices, and this box does useful things like turn on all my outside lights at sunset, turn some off at bed-time, and the rest at dawn. It handles some programming so that with one light switch I can do different things with on and off presses. It also handles IR commands so my TV remote can control the living room lighting. My wife is delighted! However, the thing it does best for me is make configuring your Insteon switch programming so much simpler than running round the house linking them, and forgetting what is controlled by what. I'll ding it for requiring Java, with its security risks, to run the control program. I'll also ding it for being very slow to program Insteon scenes, although I suspect that may just be the speed of the Insteon commands over the network.
    NATHAN -- stoneham, MA   1/26/2013
    Works great, but I really wish there was a native app for either Windows or Mac. Using the Java interface is kinda clunky.
    MOSHE -- new york, NY   10/11/2012
    Excellent product!
    MULTIFAB -- wilsonville, OR   7/4/2012
    Decent, everything works well so far

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