Which One Should I Use? – Part I

As easy as they are to use, the many plug-in and hard-wired X-10 compatible devices have caused more than one of us to ask the question, “Which one should I use?”. Before we can choose the right X-10 device, however, we need to know a little more about the load we are wanting to control …

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XPress Version 2.0

Software available at and http://www.bridge.net/~xpress/ and the HTI Shareware Library. Xpress is a new Windows 95 program that uses the interface and wizards efficiently to make startup and operation a breeze. The help system is short and sweet but it covers most of what you’ll need to know. The start-up schedule screen shows icons for …

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Smart10 Windows Version 0.1.00

Software available at and http://users.deltanet.com/~sbillard/smart10.htm and the HTI Shareware Library. Smart10 is another slick CP290 controller program. The help system is short and sweet but it covers most of what you’ll need to know. Configuring Smart10 is a snap. I was up and running and turning lights on and off within 5 minutes of loading …

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X10WC Version 1.20

Software available at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/DavidHuras or the HTI Shareware Library. X10WC is a slick and easy to use windows program to control your CP-290. I had it up and running in no time and the learning curve is almost non-existent. The program allows direct control of devices as well as easily programmed scheduled events. It supports …

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ActiveHome by X10 (USA) Inc.

While not as sophisticated as HomeVision or TimeCommander, the new controller from X10 promises to be the new entry level standard for PC controlled home automation. This unit takes over where the CP290 left off by adding macros and battery backup as well as an easy to use interface. To set up your system with …

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