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Timers Type
Software Timers
Control Type
Serial / RS-232 / RS-485 Controllable
Connector Type
RJ45 Connectors
RS232 Connectors
IP / Network / Ethernet
Powerline Communication
Serial - RS-232
X10 Compatible
LED Feedback
Lighting Control
Remote Web Programming
Scene Capability
Web Access
Web Support
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50+ Devices
Ease of Installation
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Manage and Control Your Home From Any Web-Enabled Device
JDS Technologies HRRBI HomeRunner RBI Home Automation Controller
JDS Technologies HRRBI HomeRunner RBI Home Automation Controller
JDS Technologies HRRBI HomeRunner RBI Home Automation Controller
Item# 1240HR
Price: Normally $499.00 
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  • GUI is completely customizable to create your own backgrounds and buttons
  • Access from your Smartphone, tablet, computer, or any web-enabled device
  • Easy to set up scenes and scheduled events
  • PC required only for initial programmed
  • Controls INSTEON and X-10 devices
  • Control A/V components via optional IP2IR or WF2IR (sold separately)
  • Controls HVAC via Venstar T1700 thermostats (sold separately)

Essential Info

HomeRunner RBI gives you complete control of your home's lighting, HVAC, security, A/V, etc. from your Smartphone, tablet, computer, or any web-enabled device. It supports both INSTEON and X10 technologies via the included INSTEON Power Line Modem (PLM) and has a RS-232 serial port for interfacing with a compatible serial device. The included software lets you create your own graphic user interface (GUI) using any photos, drawings, scans or downloaded images for the backgrounds and buttons, tailored to your own lifestyle. No complicated menus to navigate. Photos of each room in your house can be used as backgrounds with virtual buttons so you can simply touch a light or appliance in the picture to control it. A comprehensive Event Editor is also included for programming events based on time, date, sunrise/sunset or any set of conditions. Once uploaded, HomeRunner RBI serves as your GUI to the network as a Remote Browser Interface (RBI) for control from any web-enabled device in the world via the internet or locally via wi-fi.

The Windows-based application utilizes one of your network router ports and your home's existing powerline so you won't have to hassle with complicated installation or additional wiring. HomeRunner RBI supports a variety of INSTEON and X10 devices. It also includes a "Stargate Link" for interfacing with legacy Stargate-IP or CommStar-IP controllers and all connected devices via the Web Xpander.

With HomeRunner RBI, you'll be able to personalize your interface. Build screens and buttons using the preset button images. Or transform any picture into an interactive control surface. Then, program items in the background of the picture to be your control buttons.

* The PLM module included with this kit is not a dual-band module, for communication accross electrical phases, you will need to consider using additional INSTEON Dual-Band modules, sold separately.


What's Included

  • 1x - JDS Technologies HRRBI HomeRunner RBI Home Automation Controller
  • 1x - 2412S INSTEON Power Line Modem (PLM)
  • 1x - CD-ROM
  • Connection Cables
  • Specifications

    ManufacturerJDS Technologies
    Manufacturer Product No.HRRBI
    Power Input9-12 VDC @ 300mA (not required w/ 2412S INSTEON Power Line Modem (PLM) Module)
    Front LEDs"SEND" (Green)
    "RECV" (Yellow)
    "RUN (Red)
    Rear Connections"NETWORK" (Ethernet, RJ45)
    "SERIAL" (RS232, RJ21
    "PLM" Power Line Modem, RJ45)
    "12VDC IN" (9-12 VDC @ 200mA, 2.1 mm coax)
    Serial Port Pinout1=Transmit, 2=Ground, 3=Receive, 4=Not Used
    Serial Port Baud RateUp to 115,200 bps, asynchronous
    Data Format8 Data Bits, No Parity, One Stop Bit
    Delay Timers16 simultaneous (shared)
    Dynamic Timers32
    INSTEON Devices1024
    Total System Links5000
    INSTEON Scenes500 maximum
    History Log512 lines (FIFO)
    Message Log128 lines, 32 characters/line (FIFO)
    Total User Memory2.9 MB
    Maximum Events1024 or 50, 000 bytes maximum compiled
    Maximum Then Macros256 or 20,000 bytes maximum compiled
    Dimensions5.5" x 4" x 1.5"
    Net Weight (controller only)0.5 labs
    Required Operating SystemWindows XP, Vista or 7 (32- or 64-bit)
    Required Available Disk Space3 MB


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    JcR -- New Jersey   5/25/2013
    Finally a product that actually works, after trying the touchlinc useless and ISY994i works but need to pay extra on addons, this is like day and night, its easy to use and no need to keep a pc running for it to do timers and trigger events and best of all you can create your personal control layout, I'm getting an extra tablet to wall mounted and it will be much better than the touchlinc, it might be more expensive but you get what you pay for.
    JRW -- swedesboro, NJ   7/19/2011
    HomeRunner RBI is an excellent new product from JDS. Easy intuitive control of Insteon devices and X10. Programming of Events is easy and almost identical to Stargate. Communication with Stargate is made easy with a GUI. Whether you are an existing Stargate user, or want to use HRRBI stand-alone, HRRBI is great for converting home control from X10 to the much more reliable Insteon.
    PIERRE -- carleton place, ON   7/1/2011
    this is the missing link that stargate needed. Finally a way to control insteon devices with the flexibility of my stargate. Also has the cool option of controlling your house with any web browser using your own design. Can also be your only controller if you like.


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