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