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INSTEON Software Development Kit - Serial

INSTEON Software Development Kit
  • Join the INSTEON development community
  • Develop home management software applications
  • Software supports both the enthusiast and professional developer

Item #: 2600S

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$249.99
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  • INSTEON - The ultimate in wireless home-control technology


    The INSTEON software development kit provides the documentation, software and hardware necessary to develop INSTEON-based home monitoring and management software applications. Development support is available for the enthusiast as well as the professional software developer. As an INSTEON developer, your INSTEON software applications may be distributed as shareware at INSTEON.net to thousands of electronic home improvement professionals and enthusiasts.


    No pricing discounts will apply to this product.


    With the INSTEON Software Development Kit, you'll be able to develop applications using the ultimate wireless home-control technology.


    Documentation
    The software development kit includes a User & Reference Guide that provides the specific information required to develop applications to control INSTEON-enabled devices.


    Hardware
    Each kit contains a serial network interface module (PowerLinc V2 Serial) and a test module (LampLinc V2). Additional test modules may be purchased separately.


    Membership
    Each kit includes membership in the INSTEON development community, providing password access to the development forum as well as the INSTEON shareware site (to be announced in July, 2005).


    Support
    INSTEON provides a comprehensive set of development support services including email, phone and consulting services. Every development kit includes one free support email (a $30.00 value). Additional support services can be purchased through the INSTEON developers' website.

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    Review of 2600s Review by GKG.NET,
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    Because one of the main reasons and aspects of purchasing a developer kit is to gain access to the actual developer guides for working with Insteon devices, the company does a horrible job of fulfilling orders for this product. Our company purchased the kit and once we received the package in the mail, the instructions that were included (badly) described how to receive a username and password for online access to the full developer guides and support forums. It took 3 emails and another 3 phone calls over the next two weeks to finally receive the necessary access. Even when we were finally able to talk to a representative, we were told that developer kits maybe shouldn't have been able to be purchased from the site, and that we must have just found some loophole in their site?? The actual kit and devices that you provide would be great if you actually provided access to the corresponding documentation to go along with it as soon as a customer receives their order. A 3-page set of instructions showing how to turn on a light bulb using software that you have to download is almost useless to a developer that actually needs to know how the underlying system works. This issue would easily be corrected if you just set up the username and password BEFORE sending the developer kit, and provide that in the package. Or better yet, why not have a system on your site that allows developers to register themselves using information from the developer kit once they receive their package? If it's going to take up to an additional two weeks to wait on someone else to set up access to the necessary documentation, Insteon should at least mention that when purchasing the kit.

    Posted on 5/18/2014

    Review of 2600s Review by SEBASTIAN
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    Dongle as displayed is not part of the kit. Package came without Insteon Dev Forum Login data. Neither SmartHome nor Insteon seem to be able to provide the missing data. Insteon doesn├Ąt even answer mails. Protoyping currently impossible. But mails from Smarthome regarding expiring Shopping basket are received on a daily basis eventhough there are no open positions in the basket. I expected a more professional support for a 250$ kit.

    Posted on 2/27/2014

    Review of 2600s Review by GUSTAVO
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    Not sure that I needed both a serial and a USB PLM. These have fixed Insteon ID's to make the hard-coded scripts easier to use. The little light is a nice touch. The USB stick is useful with your laptop. What you are mostly paying for is access to all of the developer documentation.

    Posted on 7/27/2013

    Review of 2600s Review by DANIEL
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    Lousy documentation. Had to iterate a couple of times with cust support to figure out how to access developer site. Why don't you guys pay more attention to documentation?

    Posted on 7/18/2012

    Review of 2600s Review by EDWAR
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    Good product, 100% what I expected.

    Posted on 7/4/2012

    Review of 2600s Review by STEVEN
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    Exactly what I was hoping for and more.

    Posted on 8/20/2011

    Review of 2600s Review by RUZOID
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    Serial to USB is missing in this kit. In my case my laptop doesn't have serial connector.

    Posted on 4/8/2011

    Review of 2600s Review by MICHAEL
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    Access to the developer documentation is the most critical. The 2 Insteon Devices are a good start, but including a more "complicated" device (vs. the LampLinc) would be good to make sure more testing/development can occur for a larger message set.

    Posted on 12/2/2009

    Review of 2600s Review by GEORGE
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    I have been developing .NET/INSTEON applications that interact with and control my home's dataplane. The INSTEON protocol and developer components are of the highest quality.

    Posted on 5/23/2009

    Review of 2600s Review by ROBERT
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    Arrived quickly in excellent condition

    Posted on 5/7/2009

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