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 JDS Stargate
JDS Stargate™ Interactive Intelligent Home Control
Item# 1240
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  • Adjust the thermostat over the phone and never come home to a freezing or broiling house again
  • Fire up the hot tub from your work PC so it's ready to go by the time you arrive home
  • Adjust your home's lighting with your TV remote control
  • Arm or disarm the security system from the office
  • Optional LCD keypad adds an easy wall-mounted interface

Essential Info

Make your house the envy of all your friends and neighbors with Stargate, the ultimate in remote-controllable home automation! This top-of-the-line interactive intelligent controller allows you to command practically any device in any number of ways, including by telephone, through an optional wall-mounted keypad, with the TV remote control (with the optional Infrared Xpander), even over the Web (with the optional Web Xpander). With so many options, you'll always be able to stay in complete command of your home, no matter where in the world you are.

Easy Control Over the Phone
The Stargate's built-in telephone controller makes it easy to control anything with a simple phone call. Forgot to arm your alarm system before leaving on your trip? No problem. Just dial home, enter the security pin and macro code that you programmed, and your security system will go into armed mode. Need to go out of town unexpectedly? Set your automated lights to go into vacation mode with your cell phone! It even responds with spoken-language prompts. The most popular responses are already integrated into the system, but you can record 100 more in your own voice.

Other features include the ability to mute the TV or stereo when the phone rings (requires optional Infrared Xpander, #1232, sold separately). Or you can set it up to flash the outside lights on and off when you dial 911 so rescue personnel can find your home easier. It's also fully compatible with Caller ID, so incoming calls from friends and family can be identified and announced through loudspeakers. (Note: The telephone control features are not available on Stargate Lite, #1240L).

Easy Control With Optional Wall-Mounted Keypads
Get easy access to Stargate’s powerful control capabilities with a customizable, wall-mounted LCD Keypad (#1242LCD, sold separately). This menu-driven keypad can be programmed to allow control of lighting, heating/cooling, security, home theater, audio/video, pool/spa, irrigation, voicemail and other systems connected to Stargate. Included Event Manager software allows you to create and download up to 96 interactive menu screens consisting of text or bitmapped graphics. Click here for more information about the LCD Keypad.

You can also interface with the Stargate with our affordable, wall-mounted LED Keypad (#1243LED, sold separately). This simple, easy-to-use keypad has seven soft buttons that can be individually programmed to perform any function controlled by the Stargate (including lighting, heating/cooling, security, home theater, audio/video, pool/spa, irrigation, voice mail, messages, etc.) A removable label can be printed on paper with any printer and inserted into the keypad's label window for easy button identification. Includes Event Manager software. Click here for more information about the LED Keypad.

Easy Control With Any Infrared Remote Control
With an optional Infrared Xpander (#1232, sold separately), Stargate can also control TVs, stereos, home theater equipment and other devices controlled by infrared remote controls. You can even program custom multi-step macros, so you can turn on your home theater equipment, set it to your favorite movie-watching settings, dim the lights and close the motorized drapes — all with the press of one button. Any infrared remote control can be used to control the Stargate.

Easy Control Over the Web
Take your JDS Stargate to new levels with the ability to control your home's devices over the Internet and/or local networks. With the Web-Xpander Module, you'll be able to adjust your home's thermostat, check security system status, turn lights on or off, and more — from anywhere in the world you can access the Internet. And if your home network has a wireless link, you can enjoy wireless control from your portable pocket PC, Webpad or notebook computer. Click here for more information about the Web-Xpander Module.

Automate Anything Based on Specific Conditions
The Stargate comes with 16 expandable, opto-isolated digital inputs (rated for 4-24VAC/DC devices) that accommodate a wide variety of sensors for true conditional operation. Now you can initiate an event, or sequence of events, based on the status of motion detectors, security sensors, thermostats, assistive switching devices and other hardwired devices. For example, you can have your heating system only heat occupied rooms, or have music turn on when you enter a room.

In addition, Stargate offers eight expandable analog inputs that accommodate temperature and humidity sensors, or any device with variable output from 0-5VDC, as well as eight expandable single-pole double-throw (S.P.D.T) relays for connection to security systems, HVAC systems, speakers, sprinklers, low-voltage lighting, etc. Relay output status can be logged to a file or printer and monitored / reviewed locally or remotely via modem. Relay outputs are rated 2A @ 28VAC/DC. You can also double the number of inputs/outputs with the optional I/O Xpander (#1220, sold separately). You can also use multiple I/O Xpanders (152 inputs/72 outputs maximum).

Other Features
Time and event schedules are easily programmed using Windows Event Manager software. It also responds to and sends ASCII text data (up to 32 characters), offers multiple serial ports (3 RS-232 and 1 RS-485) and permits downloading of firmware without shutting down the system. Also offers system monitoring and control options, including Interactive Status Display, Activity Log and History Button, which provide invaluable information about all 256 X10 addresses and facilitate troubleshooting.

Don't Need Telephone Control? Save With Stargate Lite!
If you don't need the telephone, intercom, voice-mail and voice response features but want all the other aspects of the Stargate system, then order the Stargate Lite (#1240L). This cost-effective solution is perfect for users who only plan on accessing the Stargate via the keypads, remote controls and the Web. Stargate Lite can be later upgraded to a complete STARGATE by special ordering the plug-in Telephone/Voice Daughter board.


PIERRE -- carleton place, ON   8/31/2009
Installation was good. Product is solid and well built.
GREG -- calgary, AB   5/4/2008
3rd replacement thanks to power surges
GEORGE -- glyka nera, XX   11/2/2006
Already installed. Works fine.
ERIC -- richmond, VA   1/19/2006
Item delivers as specified.
ANTONY -- san diego, CA   12/11/2003
Arrived much quicker than expected! Love the Stargate, it's everything I've read, and more!
VINICIO -- san jose, XX   8/19/2003
the best , thats why i have 4 units.
MICHAEL L -- melrose park, IL   8/19/2003
It was just what you said it would be.It works well so fare. I do have a couple of "Tech" questions that I would like to get answered.
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