X10 ActiveHome Pro Computer Interface Module
Control Your Home Through Your Computer
The X10 ActiveHome Computer Interface works in conjunction with free downloadable ActiveHome software to provide remote control over your whole home directly through your computer. The interface module serves as a transceiver, passing X10 signals between the PC and your X10 modules. You can control lights, appliances and more right from the desktop!
- Transmits and receives X10 commands
- Control your X10 system through a PC
- Schedule lighting and appliances to automatically turn on/off
- Replay usage pattern to make home look occupied when empty
The interface module connects to a USB port on your PC via the included USB cable, and plugs into a standard power outlet. Timer events, macros and other functions are downloaded to the interface when the ActiveHome software runs. This allows the interface to control your home on a schedule you set.
Once the interface is programmed, you can unplug it from your PC and move it to any outlet in your house without losing settings. In case of a power outage, the interface is powered by backup batteries for up to 500 hours (over 20 days). The clock keeps running and your timed events are automatically preserved.
The ActiveHome software, which can be downloaded for free from the X10 website, offers extensive control over the X10 modules in your home. Sit at your computer and turn on/off any X10 module. A standard scheduler also allows easy programming of timed events, so you can schedule lights, appliances, and groups of modules to turn on/off automatically.
ActiveHome also provides an advanced LifeStyle Feature, enabling the software to actively learn the usage patterns of connected lights and appliances. Once enough data is collected, you can make your home look occupied while you're away by setting ActiveHome to replay your Lifestyle pattern.
Additionally, ActiveHome offers a Dawn and Dusk Feature that automatically calculates dawn and dusk times for your location each day. No matter the time of year, lights can be turned on or off automatically at dawn or dusk.
NOTE: The ActiveHome software no longer requires registration. You will be asked to register each time you use the software, but you do not need to complete this registration.
- Computer Interface
- USB Cable
X10 manufactures home automation products using X10 powerline carrier and wireless technologies. Have complete automated control of lights and appliances from anywhere in your home with X10.
- Power Supply: 120VAC at 60Hz; (4) AAA backup batteries (sustain clock during power failure)
- Power: 1W
- Weight: 0.92 pounds
- Size: 4.5(L) x 3(W) x 1.5(D) inches
- FCC ID: B4SCM15A
Ratings & Reviews
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by Brad the expert at Precession Guesswork -
When it works proper I love it. But the original x10 company went belly up. The had issues with the computers and basically had to start over. The issues are on promarillary newer versions of operating systems. I have over the last 25 years havd several generation and configurations of their product. When they went to the active home format they ability to save as a file with timeers and units and transfer to another computer is problematic. I believe because the controler identifies with Id numbers in the downloading process and it stores THEM as well. The tech dept had me senduing me email after email with redundent senseless information and finally said My curent unit was broken, so I ordered a new unit with the same results. I returned this unit,and will wait for an update that works. I use tis unit for timers and controlling Gates , survielance equip. lights for a lived in look, appliances off checks, audio, I have one button that starts my compressor and all lighting& radios in my shop. & I controll my sprinklers.