Pro Controller and PLM


Universal Devices ISY994i ZW/IR PRO Controller - Insteon, Z-Wave & IR + PLM

Easy-to-Use Central Controller Configures and Programs Insteon Devices
  • Kit Comes Complete with ISY994iZwPRO/IR Controller and InsteonDual-Band PLM (PowerLinc Modem)
  • Extends the capabilities of ISY99i Series
  • Provides Z-Wave wireless and manual control
  • Remotely Accessible from any Standard Web Browser
  • Built-in Infrared (IR) capability
  • Does Not Require a PC to Operate
  • Supports 1,024 Devices/ Scenes and controls up to 1,000 Programs
  • Apple and Android apps available



List Price: $388.99

Your Savings: $80.00

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  • The ISY994iZw/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 ISY994iZw/IR Pro is your controller.

    This controller now features Z-Wave technology to automate home control products and provide easy remote operation of all your Z-Wave enabled devices. The Z-Wave product family includes a variety of devices ranging from lighting to home security systems to conveniently manage your home. This controller is one component of a Z-Wave control and is designed to work with all other Z-Wave enabled devices in a home automation network. It will also act as a wireless repeater to insure that commands intended for another device in the network are received, thereby extending the range of the wireless controller.

    TheISY994iZw/IR Pro supports up to 1,024 devices and scenes and a maximum of 1,000 programs. The ISY994iZw/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 paired with an Insteon Dual-Band PLM Serial Interface (included). The PLM allows for direct communication with your existing INSTEON network from the ISY994iZw/ 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.

    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
    • Increased code memory to support additional communications drivers
    • Native support for Open ADR out of the box

    Please Note

    The ISY994iZw/IR Pro does not require a power supply when used with a PLM (included) which supplies power via the RJ-45 port. ISY994iZw/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).

    Using any Java-enabled web browser, the ISY994iZw/IR Pro 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.

    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 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 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 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 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 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

    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 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 number 2413Sis 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.
  • 9 Reviews

    Worked as intended Review by Leo
    Worked as intended

    Recently bought it to use with a couple of zwave sensors and some micro on/off insteon devices. It was a simple installation and a very friendly software.

    Posted on 8/28/2018

    Excellent for home automation techies Review by Blake
    Excellent for home automation techies

    The Universal Devices ISY994i unit is fantastic core to a home automation system. I have been using various ISY units for over a decade in my environment starting with X10 controllers, migrating to all Insteon controllers about five years ago. Recently some devices I wanted to control, namely motorized window blinds using Bali Somfy Autoview needed Z-Wave so I upgraded to the ISY994i ZW unit. The IR support allows me to use my existing Harmony One IR remote to trigger scenes for my home theater. And with Amazon Alexa integration through the ISY Portal my dream system with voice commands is a reality. Lights, fans, shades all under voice command. Saying "Alexa, Good Morning" gets the the current weather from Alexa using Echo Routines, turns on the TV through an integration through the Harmony Elite wifi remote, then an integration through the ISY portal to the ISY994i turns on the lights and opens the window blinds.
    The ISY994i really shines for those willing to put in the time. If you are up to replacing your control switches in the wall then you are probably capable of going through the fairly involved setups of binding your devices, integrating with different portals, and writing macro programs to remotely and automatically control devices. It definitely simplifies setting up Insteon controller groups through a user interface rather than running around manually pressing the setup buttons.
    And Universal Devices is always updating their system to support new and interesting ways of supporting their user base. New features, new devices, new integrations come on a regular basis.

    Posted on 7/25/2018

    Great controller, Z-Wave not so much Review by Dennis
    Great controller, Z-Wave not so much

    Bought the controller since it supposedly supports both Insteon and Z-wave. The Z-wave portion doesn't work all that well. Had to upgrade to 5.013 beta software to even get Z-wave to work at all. It doesn't really support the Z-wave device I use (Aeotec Minimote) as it doesn't completely recognize it and can't query the device. Hopefully it'll work better with Insteon and other Z-wave devices. Interface UI is pretty clunky (Java app).

    Posted on 7/14/2018

    Nice Review by Susan

    Nice started kit but took awhile to set up.

    Posted on 4/1/2018

    Easy Setup -- Programming Background Helps Review by AM_Smith
    Easy Setup -- Programming Background Helps

    The ISY994i ZW/IR Pro and Insteon dual band PowerLinc modem are easy to setup and will allow us to slowly retire all of our X10 devices. All we had to do in order to control both X10 and Insteon was purchase (small fee, like 10 bucks) and install the X10 module. Easy download and install to the ISY994i ZW/IR Pro and easy configuration for existing X10 devices. Also very easy to add Insteon devices via the admin console link option. A background in programming helps with some more complex set up tasks.

    Posted on 1/21/2018

    Not worth it Review by JD
    Not worth it

    The interface is clunky and the mobile app requires a yearly subscription. I've found that using the Hub along with the free app Stringify allows me to create conditional commands that makes the Hub just as robust as this ISY. Stringify + Hub is amazing.

    Posted on 10/3/2017

    Great Controller, but docs don't explain sufficiently Review by Terry
    Great Controller, but docs don't explain sufficiently

    I had been using Indigo as my controller on my Mac, but I got tired of not being able to take my computer on trips without losing all the house automation. After many years, I decided to get the UDI Pro controller.

    I read the manual to get to know the UDI. I originally thought it was pretty good, but I found I had to do some testing by setting up some Programs, Folders, and Scenes to truly understand how they actually worked. In other words, the manual was great for a general overview of UDI operation, but not enough of the "When you program this, then that will happen" when it describes operation in Program Folders and Scenes.

    After having a few "Ah Ha! That's how that works" moments, setting up my programs and Scenes became a breeze. Yes, creating the programs is an extremely easy process.

    Now to be fair, I've never used any other dedicated controller prior to getting my UDI, so I can't compare it to any other controller as for ease of use and functionality.

    I've also set up for remote control using any computer anywhere using any browser, and from my, and my families phones using the MobiLinc HD app. Pretty slick stuff. On my home wifi it was automatic. To get truly remote control when away from the house, I did have to set up Port Forwarding and set a dedicated home network IP address on my Xfinity router and the UDI.

    BTW, I currently only use Insteon devices. Also, since my current needs are rather simple, I haven't purchased any of the other modules available.

    Now that setting up home automation is so easy, I've ordered some more Insteon devices.

    Posted on 3/31/2017

    Best Home Automaton Controller Review by Bob H
    Best Home Automaton Controller

    I actually bought this through, but am o pleased I had to write a review here. This is the BEST device for controlling Insteon or ZWave and any other protocol like ZigBee. It is powerful, robust and works perfectly. Now, it IS working with Insteon which functions over the power lines. Anyone who has worked with Insteon can tell you that it can drive you crazy at times. That is not the fault of the controller however. I had one ToggleLinc that would not link to this device and could not figure out why. I removed it and plugged it into an outlet, not for the faint of heart, and it linked fine. I returned it to its intended location and it continues to function fine. The problem was in certain commands that use the radio capability of the newer Insteon devices. I also have a phase bridge wired into my main breaker panel. Again, this is all Insteon issues.

    I have been doing home automation since the X-10 days. This device is replacing Houselinc on a computer. I passed on the Insteon Hub because it did not appear to support random On-Times so the lights come on at a slightly different time each day.This unit has a great deal of power in what it an do. You can solve most problems two or three ways. Now, the price for that performance is that this device is not for people who are uncomfortable with computers and modest programming. If you have used something like Houselinc before you be fine, but there will be a bit of a learning curve. That being said it is an investment that is well worth. The support part of their web site has a WIKI link to documentation that is more than thorough. There are programming examples from simple to mind blowing. I have used their support extensively to solve some Insteon problems. I contacted the through email and it worked very well. May be the best support service I have ever had and that is saying something. Definitely browse the documentation on the web sit4e before you buy and if you find it intimidating, buy something more plug and play, but you will not be able to do most of what this thing can do.

    This is a solid, reliable device that does what it says it will do backed up by a great team on support.

    Posted on 9/23/2016

    Amazing Review by JEFF

    If you really want to take your home automation to the highest level this is what you need. Extremely easy to use and more features and integrations than you can imagine.Very active support community if you run into any roadblocks. My only gripe is that Zwave devices need to be within about 6 feet of the controller to register them which is a hassle when the device is a hardwired switch or outlet. It's minor for me though since I have mostly Insteon devices, but still.

    Posted on 7/1/2016

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    • 1x - ISY994IZw/IR Pro Insteon Compatible Automation Controller
    • 1x - 2413S Insteon Dual-Band PLM
    • 2x - 3 Foot Ethernet Cable (RJ-45)
    • 1x - Power Supply
    • 1x - Quick Start Guide

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