X10 Technology

I’m often asked when, where, and why X10 technology was developed. Having recently celebrated my 25th Anniversary with X10, I thought this would be a good time to present a historical overview of how X10 created the Home Automation industry. The roots of X10 are with a company called Pico Electronics, in Glenrothes, Scotland. Pico …

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Two-Way Lamp and Appliance Modules with Status Polling, Automatic Status Response, and Automatic Gai

The X-10 Two-Way Lamp and Appliance Modules are the latest in the range of X-10 Two-Way Modules. When used with the X-10 Two-Way Computer Interface (CM11A) and ActiveHome software they provide the most versatile (and cost effective) high-end Home Automation solution available today. There are 3 types of Module available. The AM14A Two-Way Appliance Module …

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X-10 has made their Remote Controlled Screw-In Lamp Module more compact

X-10 has for some time sold a screw-in Lamp Module but unfortunately its large size prohibited it from fitting in many types of light fixtures. Unlike other X-10 modules, the new LM15A Remote Controlled Screw-in Lamp Module has no code wheels. This allows for a very compact design. It is just 2 ½ inches long …

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Report on recent advances and introductions regarding the X-10® protocol

X-10 (the company) is market driven. We sell products not protocols, so until recently we have not really done anything with the inherent capability that our protocol has. We have never really seen much demand for 2-way modules. Sure engineers ask for them, but in the past consumers have never really seen enough benefit to …

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Some Common X-10 Questions and Answers

Q. I have been using the HD245 to control a room air conditioner in my Summer home and it works fine. I just installed one in my apartment in New York City and it doesn’t work. I tried the SAME module in my Summer home and it works fine! A. The Heavy Duty 220V Appliance …

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How it all started

I’m often asked where, when, and why X-10 was technology developed, so here’s a historical overview of my 23 years with X-10. The roots of X-10 are with a company called Pico Electronics in Glenrothes, Scotland. Pico was founded in 1970 by a handful of engineers who used to work for General Instrument Microelectronics (G.I.). …

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Two-Way Lamp and Appliance Modules with Status Polling

The X-10 Two-Way Lamp and Appliance Modules are the first in a range of advanced Two-Way modules introduced by X-10 (now shipping). Working with the X-10 ActiveHome Two-Way Computer Interface (CM11A) and software, they provide the most versatile (and cost effective) high-end Home Automation solution available. There are 3 types of module available: * AM14A …

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Some Common X-10 Questions and Answers

Q. I would like to install a security system in my home, I don’t think that a local siren is enough and would like a system that calls out for help. I’ve heard that most systems that hook up to a central monitoring station require a monthly monitoring fee. That can work out to be …

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