Universal Devices ISY994i Controller - Insteon Support + PLM

Easy-to-Use Central Controller Configures and Programs Insteon Devices
  • Kit Comes Complete with ISY-994i Controller and Insteon Dual-Band PLM (PowerLinc Modem)
  • Extends the capabilities of ISY99i Series
  • Remotely Accessible from any Standard Web Browser
  • Does Not Require a PC to Operate
  • Supports 256 Devices/ Scenes and controls up to 300 Programs
  • Apple and Android apps available
  • Title 24 (Open ADR) compliant

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  • The ISY994i 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 supports up to 256 devices and scenes and a maximum of 300 programs. The ISY994i 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.

    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 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, Open/Close Sensor.

    Extends the capabilities of the ISY994i Series

    • An expansion slot which could be utilized to install and support other protocols such as a Zigbee or 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 requires an Insteon Serial PowerLinc Modem PLM (sold separately) or available as a Kit.

    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 2413S).

    Using any Java-enabled web browser, the ISY-994i gives you the ability to control, monitor and configure all Insteon-compatible 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.

    MobiLinc X for iOS/Android and all ISY Series Controllers

    MobiLinc X is a modern app for your Insteon, Z-Wave, X10, and all ISY-994i series controllers built with speed, security, and your family in mind. Get started with a free 14-day trial!

    MobiLinc X features:

    • Supports Insteon, Z-Wave, and X10 devices with all ISY-994i series controllers.
    • Supports Lights, Thermostats, Garage Doors, Doors, Outlets, Irrigation, Leak Sensors, Motion, Scenes, Programs, Variables, Fans, Rooms, and Weather.
    • Instant startup status and control of any device, scene, program, variable, or security item. No syncing!
    • Video and Audio streaming for ONVIF certified cameras.
    • ELK Security Panel Support.
    • Supports full ISY configuration including creating/editing/deleting rooms, devices, scenes. Admin Console is not required.
    • Supports Family Management with creating admin and user accounts. Accounts are shared with a QR Code. No usernames/passwords are necessary to get family members connected.
      • Admin Users have full control and can edit/change/delete items.
      • User accounts can control items only. User accounts can not edit.
    • Supports up to two ISYs.
    • Add/Change/Delete Alexa or Google Home spoken names right from the app. Quickly see and manage all your spoken items in one view.
    • Feature Request: Upvote and suggest new features. See what we're working on next and vote for the next feature to get added to MobiLinc X.
    • Full integration with our MobiLinc IFTTT channel supporting notifications, geo-fencing, thousands of devices and services, and more!
    • Alexa Smart Home integration supported.
    • Google Home/Google Assistant integration supported.

    See www.mobilinc.com for more information.

    MobiLinc X ISY Series Screenshots

    Agave Home Automation for Insteon, Z-wave 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 ISY Controller Screenshots

    Agave Home Automation Features

    • Control of both Insteon, X10 and Z-wave 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

    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 easy 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 256 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

    IR Control (IR Models Only)

    • Control all your Insteon/X10 devices with any infrared universal remote (RC5-compatible)
    • Control other network-enabled devices using our 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

    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 Controller ISY994i/IR Pro Controller ISY994iZw Controller ISY994iZw/IR Pro Controller
    ISY994i ISY994i/IR Pro ISY994iZw ISY994iZw/IR Pro
    Insteon Support
    (Requires Dual-Band PLM)
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    X10 Support
    (Requires Dual-Band PLM)
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    Z-Wave Support
    (Z-Wave radio included)
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    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)
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    Important Notes:

    • ISY994i requires an Insteon serial PLM (not included). PLM model number 2413S is 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).
    • Please refer to ISY994i for specifications
    • Please refer to 2413S for specifications
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    Review of 12237db Review by JOHN
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    Great box once you figure out how to program. Using the remote UI for the iPhone with it which is great. NOT for the non-tech person.

    Posted on 4/14/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by IGOR
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    Workin great so far.any person who have some basic in computer will understand how to operate

    Posted on 4/12/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by Paul
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    Best home automation controller I have used! I tried them all; Smartlinc, Homeseer etc wasting a lot of money. iSY is the most reliable and solid product. It is also the only one that properly uses Insteon scene programming and configures Insteon devices to talk to each other. In fact Isy si the only way to take advantage of full Insteon scene programming capability.

    Posted on 4/10/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by BRADFORD
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    I'm an IT Administrator, I manage about 10 Server and 100 Workstations. this should have been a cake walk for me. Not so, very little is 'baked in' you have a write all programming yourself, with 'if than else' statements. Once you get the hang of it you can do some great cool stuff, but just be forewarned, unless you've done some basic programming, be prepared to call the IT nerd in your family over for a weekend.

    Posted on 3/31/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by petew
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    The lighting brain is great. I had more trouble getting the stupid computer to run Java than I had setting up the ISY. Insteon devices have been 100% reliable and predictable so far. I need to order a couple more dimmers and three appliance modules to control my power amps.

    I'm using the new iRule plug in for ISY to control my lighting. It was a snap to build scenes that I can select with the iPad. Good stuff

    Posted on 3/22/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by NICHOLAS
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    Installation was easy. Works as advertised. Easy to program and verify various modes. Could be provided with some samples to easily start up. Better feature for conditions would be to test between times (have to create 2 programs to accomplish required modes).

    Posted on 3/6/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by FRANK
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    Very good insteon controller. X10 functionality is a bit limited when dealing with newer modules though. Insteon is so much better though, so I'll just replace them when I get some extra money.

    Posted on 1/25/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by JAMES
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    I have tried several options for automation controller/interface. So far, this works the best. Programming is still a bit geeky. Would not dump it on the average consumer but I like it. Very very pleased. Would buy again and recommend to an enthusiast or better.

    Posted on 1/19/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by JWillis
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    Far too many software bugs. Software hangs up when trying to delete an item. Software hangs up when trying to group items. Instructions terrible, dated, don't match current screens. Very painful experience in trying to use.

    Posted on 1/15/2013

    Review of 12237db Review by GARY
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    Works as advertised. Requires some study to get up and running as desired, especially when converting from an existing environment. Would like to see a "theory of operation" section incorporated into the users manual along with more examples. Helpful on-line forum, but you need to hunt for what you're looking for. Very flexible programming options.

    Posted on 1/9/2013

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    • 1x - 2413S Insteon Dual-Band PLM
    • 2x - 3 Foot Eternet Cable (RJ-45)
    • 1x - Power Supply
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