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Universal Devices ISY994i/IR PRO Controller - Insteon & IR Support

Easy-to-Use Central Controller Configures and Programs Insteon Devices
  • Extends the capabilities of ISY99i Series
  • Remotely Accessible from any Standard Web Browser
  • Built-in Infrared (IR) capabilitiy
  • Does Not Require a PC to Operate
  • Supports 1,024 Devices/ Scenes and controls up to 1,000 Programs
  • Apple and Android apps available

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  • What's Included
  • The ISY994i/IR Pro is one of the most advanced Insteon controllers on the market and has numerous features to satisfy the most advanced DIY'er or seasoned home control enthusiast. If you need unbridled control, the ISY994i is your controller..

    The ISY994i/IR Pro supports up to 1,024 devices and scenes and a maximum of 1,000 programs. The ISY994i/IR Pro controller is able to configure and program Insteon devices using Insteon native protocols and specifications. This allows it to directly write to Insteon devices internally instead of just in the controller, creating a more robust network. You can set up timer events and custom event triggers, as well as monitor and control all the Insteon -compatible devices in your home from any web-browser anywhere in the world. Now you can check if the lights in your house were left on and remotely control them from your computer at the office. The IR model allows you to program your infrared universal remote to control all your Insteon /X10 devices and scenes. The PRO model extends the capabilities of the ISY for extremely large installations.

    Insteon Control

    For Insteon control this device must be paried with an Insteon Dual-Band PLM Serial Interface. The PLM allows for direct communication with your existing Insteon network from the ISY994i/IR Pro controller. The PLM features built-in dual-band technology that sends and receives Insteon signals via powerline and radio frequency (RF), so it doubles as an Access Point. This makes it ideal for new Insteon installs if you have or plan to use an RF-only Insteon-compatible devices like a Mini Remote, Thermostat, Motion Sensor, Contact Sensor.

    Additional Features

    • Control other network-enabled devices using an optional Network Module (RS-232 devices can be controlled using an ELK IP232 or Global Cache GC-100 and more)
    • Can be field upgraded to IR platform

    Extends the capabilities of the ISY994i Series

    • An expansion slot which could be utilized to install and support other protocols such as a Zigbee and Z-Wave
    • Control other network-enabled devices using an optional Network Module (RS-232 devices can be controlled using an ELK IP232 or Global Cache GC-100 and more)
    • Non IR models can be field upgraded to IR platform

    Please Note

    The ISY994i/IR Pro requires an Insteon Serial PowerLinc Modem PLM (sold separately) or available on a Kit.

    ISY994i/IR Pro does provide a port for an optional AC adapter for instances where the PLM does not supply power, or the user prefers to supply power independent of the PLM (for example, PLM 2413S).

    Native iPhone/iPad/Andriod Apps for Use with ISY-994i Series Now Available

    With MobiLinc and an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch or Android powered device, controlling the lights, thermostats, irrigation, garage doors, devices, entertainment system, and monitoring IP cameras/DVRs and energy consumption in your home or business has never been easier!

    MobiLinc Features:

    • Securely access your ISY anywhere with MobiLinc Connect cloud service. No complex networking required. It just works
    • Supports Geo-fencing for true home automation when leaving or arriving home
    • Supports Push Notifications to be instantly notified about Insteon/Z-Wave changes you are interested in on all your iOS devices
    • Voice Control plug-in controls your ISY with the power of voice from your iOS devices
    • IP Camera plug-in supports live streaming from thousands of IP cameras and DVRs to your iOS devices
    • ELK Support for home security integration on your iOS devices
    • Supports Energy Monitors to display real-time energy consumption
    • Custom Dashboard for all your favorite devices, scenes, and programs
    • Supports a virtual unlimited number of ISY-99x controllers
    • Customize your devices, scenes, and programs with icons and custom names

    See www.mobilinc.com for more information.

    Agave Home Automation for Insteon®, Zwave® and X10 control via ISY

    Agave - ISY app for mobile home automation of Insteon® and Z-Wave® devices. Agave Home Automation allows for seamless, secure and customizable remote access to your Universal Devices ISY Controller from your Android® smartphone and tablet

    Many Insteon® and Z-Wave® devices can be controlled through ISY using Agave. If you find one that isn’t supported, contact the developer (we’ll need a node dump of the device from an ISY).

    Agave can control your Elk® M1 Home Security system through your ISY. Arm and disarm in all Elk modes including status of and control of bypass of all of your Elk zones.

    Agave works with your favorite Insteon devices (requires an Insteon-compatible ISY). Whether you want to control an Insteon Thermostat, LED light bulb, On/Off Switch Relay, Dimmer switch, IO Linc Sensor/Relay, Triggerlinc Open/Close sensor, Motion sensor (2420 verified), smoke sensor, or an EZFlora/lawn sprinkler, Agave works for you. As new Insteon devices are released, we work to add them quickly to Agave.

    Agave works with several Z-Wave devices (requires a Z-Wave compatible ISY). Schlage Door locks, thermostats, on/off and dimmable switches, MIMOLite sensors, and Aeon Multisensors can be controlled through Agave. If you have a Z-Wave device that isn’t already added to Agave, we’ll work with you to get it added quickly (please contact the developer!).

    Agave can connect to your ISY using any combination of the following methods in the order

    • Direct Connection via private home network (local) connection (usually the “primary” connection)
    • Direct Connection via external network/cellular data connection (may require port forwarding on router) (often the “secondary” connection)
    • UDI Portal (Requires subscription through UDI)

    See www.agaveha.com for more information.

    Agave Home Automation Features

    • Control of both Insteon®, X10 and Zwave® devices via the Universal Devices ISY home control center
    • Secure SSL connection
    • Customizable home screen – Move the controls for you most used devices for easier access
    • Customizable buttons and status updates – Change switch types and status indicators to fit your home automation set up
    • Connect to your home network via WiFi, mobile data or UDI Portal
    • Real time home status updates
    • PIN code locking and Encrypted user credentials
    • Multiple profiles and device support
    • Scene control – single button control for multiple device settings

    See www.agaveha.com for more information.

    Additional Features for the ISY994i Series

    Remotely accessible from anywhere in the world and on any platform

    • Monitor, control, and configure your system remotely.
    • Secure Web Server with certificate management (up to 2048 bits).
    • Automatically create port forwarding rules on your UPnP enabled router.
    • Browser-based Java Applet or Java Web Start Application.
    • Support for Windows, MAC, and Linux.

    Field Upgradeable/Auto Upgrade

    • Many new features added regularly via firmware updates.
    • Admin Console automatically notifies you of official firmware updates
    • Standard ISY994i and ISY994iZw is field upgradeable to ISY994i/IR Pro and ISY994iZw/IR Pro to support additional devices/scenes

    Realtime clock on board

    • Supports Daylight Saving
    • Supports automatic sync with internet time sources (NTP)
    • Automatically calculation of Sunrise/Sunset times based on location

    Device Management

    • For easiy monitoring, control and management Devices can be linked to the ISY using thier Insteon address or by pressing their SET buttons. Once linked to the ISY, devices can be monitored, controlled and managed through the ISY's built-in web server and Java-based Administrative Console
    • 3rd party products are available to monitor and control your home from your iPhone, PC, Nokia touch panel, and more!
    • If you already have devices installed and programmed, the ISY can crawl your existing Insteon network to automatically link discovered devices
    • Replace Device: seamlessly replace a defective device with a new one
    • Replace Modem: seamlessly replace a defective modem (PLM) with a new one
    • Restore Devices: simply restore your device to its correct settings if it is factory reset or has somehow lost its programming
    • Create folders/sub-folders to help organize your devices and scenes
    • Support for majority of Insteon products

    Scene Management

    • Supports up to 1024 devices/scenes
    • Use simple drag/drop to easily create scenes containing multiple devices
    • Create controller/responder relationships between all devices within the scene
    • Easily change scene attributes for each and every one of the devices within the scene
    • Once programmed, scenes operate completely independent of the ISY for the quickest response time and most reliable operation

    Programs, Schedules, and Variables

    • Programs are easily created by simple mouse point and click
    • Create complex schedules using precise time, from/to, days, sunrise/sunset times, offsets, etc.
    • Create complex triggers based on the combination of schedules, any event (e.g. key press), and many other triggers
    • Use Variables to control the flow of programs
    • Complete support for Wait and Repeat constructs including Random values
    • Custom and user defined email and SMS Notifications to custom user groups

    X10 Support

    • Built-in X10 support includes the use of programs to control your X10 devices using IR, schedules, or events from other Insteon/X10 devices
    • Optional X10/A10 Module features enhanced X10 capabilities, including support for X10 devices in the device tree

    Developer Friendly

    • Free REST, Web Services, and Java SDK for easy integration with 3rd party hardware and software - or development of your own
    • Discounts on products and modules for eligible developers

    Unit Comparison Chart

    ISY994i ISY994i/IR Pro ISY994iZw ISY994iZw/IR Pro
    Insteon® Support
    (Requires Dual-Band PLM)
    X10 Support
    (Requires Dual-Band PLM)
    Z-Wave Support
    (Z-Wave radio included)
    Max. Number Of Nodes
    (Node = deivces,
    buttons, scenes, folders)
    256 1024 256 1024
    Max. Number Of Programs 300 1000 300 1000
    Amazon Echo Support
    (Requires ISY Portal subscription
    ($49. every 2 years)
    Infrared Remote Control

    Important Notes:

    • ISY994i requires an Insteon serial PLM (not included). PLM model numbers 2413S and 2413U are compatible with ISY
    • ISY994i does require a power supply when used with a PLM which supplies power via the RJ-45 port (for example, PLM model 2413S)
    • ISY994i does provide a port for an optional AC adapter for instances where the PLM does not supply power, or the user prefers to supply power independent of the PLM (for example, PLM model 2413S). ISY power supplies can be purchased item #1223PS.
  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Universal Devices
    Manufacturer Product No. ISY994i/IR Pro
    UPC 857386003039
    Maximum Devices/Scenes 1,024
    Maximum Programs 1,000
    IR Support Yes
    Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 18

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    Usable but RAW Review by mike
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    I've had mine for a couple of years now with just a handful of devices and it has been extremely reliable at controlling devices on time. I must also say that the UDI documentation and program interfaces are simply horrible. I feel like I'm using sticks and stones when trying to work with these things. You must be patient and be able to deal with trial and error.

    I must add that I am quite experienced in the electronics and software industry. I started bread boarding circuits in the late 70s and programming shortly there after and have made a living with software development for almost 30 years now.

    Posted on 11/30/2014

    Review of 12236 Review by GUILHERME MATEU
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    Incredible. As i expected

    Posted on 8/10/2014

    Review of 12236 Review by JAMES
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    Took advantage of a great sales price before Christmas to upgrade an ISY-99i that had reached the end of its technological life (its firmware could no longer be upgraded although it worked without problem). The changeover was flawless and easy.

    Posted on 1/8/2014

    Review of 12236 Review by Disappointed
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    Severely over rate device. I ordered one from Smarthome, plugged it in, and found out that you have to pay an additional $50 for each of the protocols. The web interface is very clunky and doesn't flow well. I spent a solid 2 weeks trying to get it to work without success. There are better products on the market for the money spent on this.

    Posted on 12/20/2013

    Review of 12236 Review by Rich
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    This is the BEST product available for managing your Insteon network - nothing else comes close! I had the prior version, the 99i, and purchased this when I moved to a new home. I have over 50 Insteon devices and this makes programming them a breeze and do things that would be virtually impossible without such a great controller. The Universal Devices Forum has wonderful moderators who are incredibly helpful and the customer service from UDI is among the best I've ever received. The interface and programming may be challenging for some people. I'd say it is more geared toward home automation enthusiasts. It's not that it is difficult to learn and use, it's just that Grandma probably couldn't use it without a lot of help. If in doubt - BUY IT! You will not be disappointed.

    Posted on 12/9/2013

    Review of 12236 Review by Obama
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    Over rated. The software is so buggy! Then again it is less buggy when compared to houselinc. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time. After adding a scene, the user interface didn't update...but somehow it did if you reconnect/login. Then there is the lockup and have to reset the device.

    Posted on 12/3/2013

    Review of 12236 Review by Obama Care for himself not YOU
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    Over rated. The software is so buggy! Then again it is less buggy when compared to houselinc. I don't know why I'm having such a hard time. After adding a scene, the user interface didn't update...but somehow it did if you reconnect/login. Then there is the lockup and have to reset the device.

    Posted on 12/3/2013

    Review of 12236 Review by SCOTT
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    Not perfect, but pretty darn close. ISY is amazing and had opened a whole new world to me and my ideas of home automation. Looking forward to z wave support.
    Recommended with enthusiasm.

    Posted on 10/25/2013

    Review of 12236 Review by IVAN
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    Had a few "bumps" at the beginning, but the Customer Service provided by SMARTHOME and their affiliate Universal Devices. was OUTSTANDING. I'm using the Controller now and I'm Very pleased with it's performance. Considerably better than X10, especially the support. I will be adding some more Home Automation devices in the future. My sincere Thanks to SMARTHOME.

    Posted on 10/19/2013

    Review of 12236 Review by IVAN D.
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    Had a few "bumps" at the beginning, but the Customer Service provided by SMARTHOME and their affiliate Universal Devices. was OUTSTANDING. I'm using the Controller now and I'm Very pleased with it's performance. Considerably better than X10, especially the support. I will be adding some more Home Automation devices in the future. My sincere Thanks to SMARTHOME.

    Posted on 10/19/2013

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    • 2x - 3 Foot Ethernet Cable (RJ-45)
    • 1x - Power Supply
    • 1x - Quick Start Guide
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