Remote Control of Your Entire Home Without Rewiring!


Remote Control of Your Entire Home

Without Rewiring!

Everyone is familiar with the concept of using a Remote Control for the TV. Now imagine a remote control that can also control lights, the Temperature, Drapes, The Front Door fact, virtually anything electrical. And further, imagine that this system is so easy to install that you can do it yourself in minutes!

With this Remote Control you can now turn off all the lights in the house from your bedside or turn on all the lights with one press to scare away intruders. You can let visitors in without getting up, or do it from your office by phone if you are not home. You can automatically by time or by occupancy, turn on/off lights, adjust temperature, turn on music and more. Simply plug LampLinc and ApplianceLinc Modules into the nearest convenient 110V receptacle and they can be controlled by any X10 Controller, Computer Interface or even by telephone (with the Telephone Transponder) from anywhere in the home. Wired-in switches can be converted to X10 controllability by simply replacing them with the appropriate X10 Switch. In certain applications you may wish to replace the wall receptacle with an X10 Receptacle. This eliminates the plug-in appliance module and provides a more customized appearance. In-wall X10 Controllers are also available for elegant permanently mounted controls.

Infrared Control of the Audio/Video System can be integrated with X10 Control through the use of a Computer Interface that supports it, or with an X10 Universal Infrared Controller. This enables you to use any X10 controller to turn on music or even fire up your Home Theater System.

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A Brief History of X10 
The X10 Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology was originally developed in the 1970s by Pico Electronics in Scotland. Pico formed a joint venture with BSR in 1978 called X-10 Ltd. and the first shipments of X10 products began in 1979. Over the 18 years that followed, millions of X10 compatible devices have shipped and the number of different X10 compatible products has grown from a handful in 1979 to hundreds today. X-10 Ltd. bought out BSR’s interest in 1987. The original X10 patent expired in December 1997. X10 is now an open standard and many manufacturers are developing new and improved X10 products.

X10 Technology Explained in Detail 
x10message.gif (2707 bytes)A basic X10 message consists of 13 bits. This consists of a 4-bit start code, a 4 bit-house code, a 4-bit unit/function code and a 1 bit function bit. The function bit indicates whether the previous 4 bits should be interpreted as a unit code or a function code. The start code uses 3 consecutive 120kHz bursts followed by no burst to differentiate itself from regular data bits (it uses half the usual # of cycles, hence each 13-bit message actually uses only 11 AC cycles). To turn on an X10 device will require two 13-bit messages, one to transmit the house & unit code address and another to transmit the command. Every command is transmitted twice; however, receivers only need to receive one of the commands to operate. The duplicate commands help ensure that the command is received in the presence of noise.

Extended Data & Extended Codes 
Although not used in most commonly available X10 devices, by specifying the extended code or extended data code in the function code field, an additional 20 bits of data can be appended. This capability dramatically opens up X10 functionality. ASCII data streams can be transmitted (at about 60 baud), X10 addressing can be expanded from 256 to thousands of addresses and custom commands far beyond the on/off, dim & bright can be transmitted. In fact this technology has been used successfully in many OEM applications to transmit temperature data, security system functions, energy load shedding functions, window covering functions and more.

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