The ISY994i/IR PRO Insteon Home Automation Starter Kit - Basic is a great way to get started using the ISY994i/IR PRO Central Controller and INSTEON together. 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.
The ISY994i/IR PRO supports up to 1,024 INSTEON devices and scenes and a maximum of 1,000 programs. Unlike other controllers, the ISY994i/IR PRO uses INSTEON native protocols and specifications to directly program INSTEON devices internally instead of just in the controller, creating a more robust network. Using any Java-enabled web browser, the ISY994i/IR PRO gives you the ability to control, monitor and configure all INSTEON devices from any web-browser anywhere in the world. Best of all, no software is needed to gain access to your INSTEON network. Simply bring up a browser and type in the URL of your Home Automation Controller. The ISY994i/IR PRO includes an IR model that allows you to program your infrared universal remote to control all your INSTEON devices and scenes.
The ISY994i/IR PRO controller offers the ultimate in control for large home applications.
This kit includes the following devices (click on the product links below for detailed product information, specifications and manuals):
- 1x - ISY994i/IR PRO Home Automation Controller
- 1x - PowerLinc Modem (PLM) - INSTEON Serial Interface (Dual-Band)
- 2x - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Modules
- 1x - INSTEON Mini Remote - 4 Scene (includes Visor Clip and Tabletop Stand)
Specifications Manufacturer Universal Devices / INSTEON Manufacturer Product No. 12236K1 UPC 813922014853
- Review of 12236k1 Review by LEONARD
Review of 12236k1
Steep learning curve if you're not familiar with Insteon conventions and capabilities. Somewhat obscure documentation. Find and use tutorials which are pretty good. Forums are helpful. Coming from X10 world can be confusing. X10 integration is spotty and incomplete. Adding Insteon to a flakey X10 environment can make it worse, not a fault of the ISY, but a reality to deal with. It forced me to deal with X10 signal strength issues and invest in an X10 signal monitor. Once you get the hang of it, ISY programming is very powerful and flexible, but X10 support feels shoehorned in. I really wanted to like this product more, but so far it's been a pain, and I am an experienced computer engineer with embedded programming experience, and long time electronics hobbyist. Support for product is extensive from what I've seen on the forums, but the responses from the company often seem defensive, and definitely not understanding the difference between a hobbyist type product and a mass consumer product which is the way it seems to be marketed. It is a little like DIY Linux, where forums participants often make telling newbies how ignorant they are for not reading vast quantities of poorly organized documentation a spectator sport. Except in this case it's the U-D company CEO and other U-D personnel doing it.
Posted on 7/5/2014
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