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Home Control Assistant Standard V.12 Home Automation Software with Dual-Band PLM

INSTEON Lighting & Appliance Control From Your PC
  • Integrates INSTEON and X10 power line technologies
  • Supports IP addressed IR interfaces from GlobalCache and BitWise
  • Supports whole-house wireless
  • Multiple schedules created by a visual scheduling tool
  • Unlimited programs to respond to events - in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions
  • Software works with all the latest INSTEON firmware devices
  • Control INSTEON devices from compatible HA software
  • PowerLinc interface supports INSTEON extended messages
  • PowerLinc supports 1,000+ links

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    • What's Included
    • This kit includes Home Control Assistant V.12 Home Automation Software and an INSTEON Dual-Band PowerLinc Modem (PLM) to streamline appliance and lighting control in your home or business. Home Control Assistant (HCA) is a Windows based home automation program that works with a variety of automation interfaces to control lights, appliances, irrigation, HVAC and more. With HCA's Programming, Scheduling, Checkbox control and Power Track, you can easily save money, reduce electrical usage, conserve water and improve safety by automating your home.

      This kit includes the following devices (click on the product links below for detailed product information, specifications and manuals):

      1x - Home Control Assistant Standard V.12 Software

      1x - INSTEON PowerLinc Modem

      The Home Control Assistant runs on any computer that uses the Windows XP, Vista, Win7, or Windows 8.x operating system. It works with automation interfaces to control lights and appliances in your home using X10, INSTEON, UPB, Wireless and IR technology.

      HCA can be installed in a home with existing automation hardware. HCA can "spider" through or Multi-Add all your installed INSTEON network and find all the devices and add them to your home design file. A new automation solution is easy to create using the built-in Wizards for creating a new file, adding devices, creating new schedules, and new programs. Once you have defined all the hardware, adding schedules and programs is simple using the Visual Tools provided.

      Additional features:
      • • Multiple Schedules created by a visual scheduling tool
      • • Unlimited # of programs to respond to events. Constructed in a graphical manner from over 60 different actions
      • • Extensive logging facilities to capture all dynamic aspects of your design
      • • Integrate with other applications: security, power management, and cameras using HTML views
      • • Send email and SMS messages as part of a program action
      • • Create and view INSTEON scenes in a graphical manner and remotely program them into INSTEON devices
      • • Bridge power line technologies by using multiple power line interfaces simultaneously. Create bridge maps to automatically translate between different technology commands
      • • Integrates weather data from web based or weather station sources
      • • Powerful "whole house modes" and "checkbox control" for quick power saving programming
      • • Background design checker quickly locate design problems
      • • Configurable Alert Mechanism for handling exceptional conditions
      • • Many tools for creating, viewing, modifying, and documenting the design
      • • HCA is well documented in an extensive User Guide

      Product Comparison Chart - Standard vs. Plus

      Please note that when using HCA for control of INSTEON home automation devices, a PowerLinc modem is required, available with a USB Interface (SKU 2413U) or Serial Interface (SKU 2413S), each sold separately.

      USB INSTEON PowerLinc Modem
      The INSTEON PowerLinc Modem is a USB-based home automation interface that allows PC- and hardware-based automation controllers to control INSTEON-compatible lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems directly via the INSTEON network. The dual-band interface sends and receives both powerline and radio frequency (RF) INSTEON signals, so it doubles as an Access Point. This makes it ideal for new INSTEON installations if you have or plane to use an RF-only INSTEON-compatible remote, thermostat, motion sensor and contact sensor. The RF signal can bypass electrical noise or attenuation near the PC and it pulls many of the "distant" INSTEON devices one hop closer, which can expand the size of potential installations into even larger homes and commercial buildings.

      New features:
      • Built-in Dual-Band with RF function, acts like an Access Point for phase bridging and RF to/from power line
      • 1023 links (compared to around 800 links previously)
      • Added a beep sounder
      • Red/Green LED light
      • Supports faster reading and writing of the PLM's database by another controller
      • Much lighter weight
      • No pass-through outlet
      Please Note: The controller connected to the USB INSTEON PowerLinc Modem must remain powered on and running the controller program connected to the controller or host at all times of usage. Additionally, the dual-band interface does not supply power to external devices.

      Other PowerLinc Options:
      PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON Serial Interface (Dual-Band)

      Ideal for Developer Use
      Please note that developing application and controls for the PLM is not for the casual home automation enthusiast. Due to the nature of this product, Smarthome's technical support staff cannot offer programming support for developers. We cannot assist in the troubleshooting or development of applications and/or code.

      If you are interested in developing software for the PowerLinc or for more information about becoming an INSTEON developer please click here.

      Advanced support for INSTEON developers is sold separately.

    • Specifications
      Manufacturer Home Control Assistant/INSTEON
      Manufacturer Product No. 126312DB

      For detailed Specifications, please refer to the following product pages for the individual components of this kit:

      Home Control Assistant Standard V.12 Software

      INSTEON PowerLinc Modem
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    • 1x - PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON USB Interface
      1x - Quick Start Guide
      1x - USB Cable - Type B to Type A
      1x - HCA V.12 Software
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