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Control All of Your Home's INSTEON Lighting and Appliances With Your PC
HouseLinc 2 - INSTEON Desktop Software with Portable USB Adapter
HouseLinc - INSTEON Desktop Software with Portable USB Adapter
HouseLinc - INSTEON Desktop Software with Portable USB Adapter
Item# 2448A7H
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Overview

  • Easily set up scenes for your entire INSTEON network from your laptop computer
  • Schedule lights to turn on and off at specific times and create lighting events
  • HouseLinc-enabled USB adapter doesn't require an outlet to function
  • Background link management means you can make changes while HouseLinc syncs with your INSTEON network
  • New and Improved Device Support: More features for more products
  • Email alerts that go straight to your inbox

Essential Info

HouseLinc - INSTEON Desktop Software with Portable USB adapter gives you the power to manage your entire INSTEON network without being tied down to an outlet. Similar to the HouseLinc with USB Interface (Dual-Band) kit, this version comes instead with a radio frequency (RF) only USB interface which doesn't require plugging into a wall outlet. This is useful when wanting to program your INSTEON network from anywhere in the home using a laptop computer.

Important Notes:
  • The included USB interface sends and receives radio frequency (RF) INSTEON signals. If you are trying to control power line only devices you must have at least one Access Point or dual-band INSTEON product for communication. For best INSTEON network performance, be sure you have properly installed at least two dual-band INSTEON products.
  • HouseLinc requires the included HouseLinc-enabled USB Adapter (or dual-band interfaces included in the USB or Serial kits) and is not compatible with any other INSTEON interface
  • Computer must remain on for timers and triggered events
  • X10 features in HouseLinc are not supported with the included USB adapter

Since this is a RF only device, for always on applications, we highly recommend HouseLinc plug-in dual-band version for superior performance and reliability.

For a full list of HouseLinc features please see the HouseLinc - INSTEON Desktop Software with USB Interface (Dual-Band) page. For specification on the USB adapter, please visit the INSTEON Portable USB Adapter page.

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Reviews

8 Ratings
5 star: 12%  (1)
4 star: 50%  (4)
3 star: 12%  (1)
2 star: 12%  (1)
1 star: 12%  (1)
Average Customer Rating
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JOSEPH -- waldorf, MD   2/10/2011
I used it mainly to diagnose and troubleshoot problems. I found it helpful to see what devices were linked and delete some old links I created when I setup the links manually that are no longer used. Also, it helped me see why sometimes lights do not turn on. It has a feature where you can run network ping statistics and see which electrical circuits have noise issues.
CRAIG -- elk grove, CA   1/31/2011
Not the best software I have used for home automation. It is slow, unreliable as far as whether the links it says are there actually work. That may be the overall system and not the software but those links worked prior to using this software. The software does not appear to be well written from a user stand point, but I am used to professional control software packages. Could just be me.
JEFF -- kirkland, WA   12/27/2010
The layout is very good, my only complaint is the frequency it has locked up and the problems I have had with its inability to sync devices at times.

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