X10's ActiveHome Pro Remote Control System for the home is affordable, technologically sophisticated and features a comfortable plug and play design for the Do-It-Yourself market.
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Seattle -September 30, 2004 - -X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. today announced the much anticipated release of the ActiveHome Pro Remote Control System for the home. Years of customer feedback has resulted in a kit that is affordable, technologically sophisticated and features a comfortable plug and play design for the Do -It -Yourself market.
Remote control of lights and appliances is not only cool but incredibly convenient for those of us seeking the modern digital home. Imagine all inside and outside lights, sprinklers, fountains and almost any other appliance imaginable working automatically in concert with each other to provide the ultimate in safety, comfort and fun. Not to mention the practical benefits of arriving home in the dark to a well lit property without leaving lights on all day wasting electricity.
"Now that its fall, I was worried about my wife and kids coming home every night to a pitch black home and driveway," said Jeff from Seattle. "With no prior experience, I was seeking a do -it -yourself solution. The ActiveHome Pro was incredibly fun and easy to use. With only Internet and Microsoft Office experience, I was able to automate all of the evening lights inside and outside of my home within minutes. Before I knew it, the instructions were downloaded and plugged into a wall outlet. Now the lights automatically turn on and off when I want them too, and my PC doesn't even need to be running. Not only did I feel like a junior programmer, but I now have the peace of mind that my family is safe at home by themselves after dark. It's so cool that I find myself searching for other lights/appliances to add to my system."
The X10 Powerline Carrier protocol was created in the late '70s and continues to be the industry's defacto standard for remotely controlling lights and appliances using X10 modules that receive on/off commands through a homes existing power lines.
Over the last 30 some years, the company has developed and sold millions of units, not only under the X10 brand name but also as an OEM for major consumer electronic companies such as IBM, Phillips, Magnavox and Radio Shack.
In the mid '90s, X10 introduced the first PC -based home control kit called ActiveHome, enabling programmed routines to execute automatically through a serial port interface module plugged into a power outlet. Since then, over one million units have been sold. Much to the delight of these customers, the company has released a much anticipated upgrade kit called ActiveHome Pro, highlighted by an amazingly functional tiny white whole house transceiver box with built -in RF and a USB connection combined with newly designed control software.
The basic concept is simple. Plug control modules/switches into lights and appliances, assign each one a house code/unit code such as A1, and insert the module into a wall outlet/switch box. Boot up the ActiveHome software, and enter the fun and colorful world of X10's computer based remote control. From here, the possibilities are virtually endless.
New USB Interface
The new USB computer interface with built -in RF whole house transceiver can send and receive all 256 house/unit codes and even control X10 cameras. The well designed, clean looking transceiver box will also soon be able to monitor X10 home surveillance cameras, provide remote control via the Internet or cell phone and even run if/then routines, commonly called Conditional Macros.
The newly designed software uses drag and drop commands to label, organize and view by room all X10 control modules. Within minutes you can create for example an Evening Lights tab, and then create Macros grouped Inside Lights On and Inside Lights Off. Click on Timers to easily schedule lights and their brightness level based on dusk and dawn, day of week, holidays, etc. Better yet, forget about the timers. Using the built in Lifestyle Mode, the software will automatically record when you turn lights on or off using a controller during a typical 24 hour day. Just download your instructions into the computer interface and turn off your machine. Your timers and routines will operate automatically year round.
"X10's goal is to transform the computer into a home platform using ActiveHome Pro software as the mother ship," said Alex Peder, President, X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. "In a first of its kind effort for the company, we will offer independent software developers the chance to join with X10 to develop and sell additional plug -in applications. This effort will even include a certification process and marketing support to sell the products. ActiveHome Pro is the answer to seamlessly integrate and control all of our popular systems for wireless surveillance, automation and entertainment."
For a limited time, X10 the ActiveHome Pro upgrade kit is available for $49.99, a 50 percent discount at www.activehomepro.com or by calling 1 -800 -675 -3044. A 5 Year Extended WarrantyPlus Plan is also available for worry free protection and unlimited phone support.
About X10 WTI
X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. designs, engineers, markets and sells easy -to -use affordable products to make everyday life safer, more convenient and more fun. The X10 PowerLine Carrier protocol was created in the late '70s and continues to be the defacto industry standard for home remote control of lights and appliances. Over the last 30 some years, the company has developed and sold millions of units, not only under the X10 brand name but also as an OEM for major consumer electronic companies such as IBM, Phillips, Magnavox and Radio Shack. Our proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless protocol enables affordable transmission of audio and video from a PC to another TV or stereo in the home.
We feature factory direct savings on a variety of wireless color video cameras, wireless audio/video systems, wireless remote control kits and third party electronics such as MP3 players, DVD players, Boom boxes, memory sticks and digital cameras/camcorders. All orders over $49.99 include free Fed -Ex shipping. All orders come with a 30 day money back guarantee. For more information, visit us online at www.x10.com