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Control Type
Serial / RS-232 / RS-485 Controllable
X10 Controllable
Connector Type
RJ11 Connectors
RJ45 Connectors
RS232 Connectors
USB Connectors
Compatibility
IP / Network / Ethernet
Serial - RS-232
UPB Compatible
USB
X10 Compatible
Features
Plug-In
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
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Foard System Design
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Highly Capable Means to Support Multi-Protocol Home Automation Installation
Foard System Design FS-1000330-83 X10/UPB/FGI Bridge Controller Plus
Foard System Design FS-1000330-83 X10/UPB/FGI Bridge Controller Plus
Foard System Design FS-1000330-83 X10/UPB/FGI Bridge Controller Plus
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Overview

  • Intuitive, graphical device interface and specification eliminates the need for IF-THEN programming
  • Controllers have floor-plan based graphical interface.
  • Access via Internet, Lan, or Wireless LAN

Essential Info

The Foard System Design FS-1000330-83 X10/UPB/FGI Bridge Controller Plus provides a flexible and highly capable means to support a multi-protocol Home Automation installation. It supports X10 (with extended command capability, including variations from different manufacturers), UPB, and hard-wired devices via the FGI interface. The bridge controller can be used stand-alone to integrate devices in a mixed X10 and UPB installation, or with a legacy X10 controller. Input and output commands to/from the X10, UPB, and FGI devices can be mapped across to the other protocols. For example, an X10 switch or a low-voltage hardwired switch could be mapped to send a UPB link command to control UPB devices, and a UPB command could be used to control an X10 device, X10 scene, or hardwired relay device. If used with a legacy X10 controller, input and output commands to/from the UPB and FGI devices can be mapped to X10 commands to the legacy X10 controller, via the legacy controller TW523 or PL513 X10 interface. The X10/UPB/FGI Bridge Controller Plus also includes a flexible macro programming capability, interval timer, and time-of-day timer support.

Provided software is used on a Windows XP or Windows 2000 computer to configure the bridge controller operation The computer does not need to remain connected during operation. If the computer does remain connected to the bridge, the software can be used for run-time monitoring and/or control of sys-tem devices, using a graphical floor-plan oriented user interface. The provided FSD Automator software suite includes a built-in graphical editor for creating layout graphics. Data logging software is provided to log device state data to disk; for example, the bridge controller could be used to implement a tempera-ture and humidity data logging system. Run-time X10 and UPB commands can also be logged, as well as timer and macro states. Remote monitoring, control, and configuration over a LAN, wire-less LAN, or the Internet is supported in native mode.

Third party application interfacing is supported with (1) an easy-to-use interface application, and (2) also with a documented packet based monitoring and control interface via a serial port USB driver, and via TCP/IP using an included PC hosted TCP/IP to serial packet router. The packet based interface is consistent across HA protocols, so the same interface approach can be used to control X10, UPB, and hardwired devices. The FSD X10/UPB/FGI Bridge Controller Plus can support up to 672 1-way associated device mappings (336 2-way device map-pings). The total number of device associations depends on the type of device configured.

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • FSD X10 / UPB / FGI Bridge Plus
  • FSD Automator Software Suite
  • Power Transformer, 14VAC
  • USB Cable
  • X10 Interface Cable


  • Specifications

    • Inputs:
      • USB host computer port
      • RJ-11 input from legacy HA controller Emulates TW523 or PL513 X10 Interface
      • 14 VAC, 200ma
    • Outputs:
      • RJ-45 connection to FGI hard-wired devices
      • RJ-11 connection to TW523, PSC05, or PL513 X10 Interface
      • RS-232 connection to Serial UPB Powerline Interface Module
    • Dimensions: 6-1/2" x 4" x 1-3/8"
    Important notes:
    Only defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item. For defective returns after 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Foard Systems Design Inc, Tel: (919) 544-2979

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