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PCS PulseWorx UPB Telephone Control Module


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WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm –


Great For The Hearing Impaired

The TCM Telephone Ring Interface Module is a small plug-in device designed to sense the voltage of a telephone ring to trigger the transmission of digital commands onto the existing powerlines.

Send any UPB link command to turn on or off (or blink) any light or group of lights upon the ringing of a telephone. Great for the hearing impaired!


Simply plug the TCM into any standard wall outlet and connect the device to one or more telephone lines. The Telephone Ring Interface Module provides two independent channels of ring sensing inputs to activate single lights, trigger dramatic scenes, or send messages to a central controller. The TCM can be configured to send any UPB link command to turn on or off or blink a light or group of lights upon a telephone ring.

Senses Two Lines Independenly

Each input is completely independent of the other. The TCM includes two standard phone jacks for connecting as many as two different phone lines.

Transmits To the Powerline

Each input can be programmed to transmit on the powerline – activate or deactivate any link when it senses the telephone ring.

Sensing Disabled

Each input sensing channel can be temporarily suspended when the TCM 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 TCM 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 #: TCM


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