PCS PulseWorx UPB Input Control Module
Transmits Digital Commands & Status
The ICM Input Control Module is a high quality plug-in home automation interface device designed to transmit digital commands and status over the existing powerlines upon sensing low voltage or contact closure events.
Perfect for interfacing off-the-shelf motion sensors, light sensors, occupancy sensors, pressure mats, RF remote controls, pushbuttons, etc. to the PulseWorx Lighting Control System.
Simply plug the ICM into any standard wall outlet and wire the device to one or more sensors. The Input Control Module provides two independent channels of general purpose isolated contact closure sensing inputs to activate single lights, trigger dramatic scenes, or send messages to a central controller. The ICM can be configured to send any UPB link command to turn on or off a light or group of lights upon a change in the input (open/close) state. Toggle between two different commands per input. Close the input once to activate a scene – close it again to deactivate the scene.
Senses Contact Closure for Voltage
Each input can be configured with a jumper to sense either a dry contact closure or an AC or DC voltage as long as it is within the Class 2 limits of 30V. An easy-to-wire four terminal connector enables terminating two off-the-shelf sensors or inputs from as far away as 1000 feet. The inputs can be set to respond to either a momentary switch press or a maintained switch closure.
Transmits To the Powerline
Each input is completely independent of the other input and can be programmed to activate and deactivate any link when it is closed or opened.
Each input sensing channel can be temporarily suspended when the ICM receives a specific UPB Activate command. It can then be unsuspended upon receiving a specific UPB Deactivate command. This is very useful for setting up a keypad pushbutton to suspend an input at special times that you don't want the "normal" sensing to occur.
Easy To Configure
Like all PulseWorx devices, the ICM can be initially configured using PCS's free UPStart Setup Software tool. UPStart enables configuring such parameters as Network Name, Network ID, Unit ID, Room name, Device name, default on light levels, fade rates, LED colors, dimming disable, auto shut-off time, etc. as well as test the operation and communication strength of the device. UPStart has the option to configure an entire network off-line and then download the information into the devices after they are installed in the home.
UPB PulseWorx Lighting Control System
An integral part of a complete PulseWorx Lighting Control System, this device uses the patented UPB powerline communication technology (invented by PCS) to reliably communicate with any other UPB-compatible devices over the existing house electrical wires. No new wires are necessary, thus making PulseWorx perfect for retrofit situations. When initial configuration is complete, a single push of a button is all you need to activate any group of lights (or virtually anything else that connects to AC power wiring) throughout the house simultaneously.
- Manufacturer Part #: ICM
UPStart UPB Software
This Windows-based application, along with a UPB Powerline Interface Module (PIM), allows you to program, configure and test your UPB smart home automation system. »Free download here