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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Designed for existing buildings, easy to install



Less reliable may not work in apartments


(3 phase wiring)



Not all have Transmitter/Receivers (2Way)



Cheap

Communications language that allows compatible products
to talk to each other via existing 110V electrical wiring



Transmitters



Receivers



Transmitter/Receivers
(2Way)



Coded Low Voltage Signal
Superimposed over 110 AC



256 Addresses Available


LonWorks

is a proprietary

local operating

network communications

technology introduced in

1990 by Echelon Corp.



It was developed to serve

the residential, commercial

andindustrial markets.




LonWorks can communicate at high speed over numerous
media including powerline carrier (PLC), twisted pair (TP),
coax cable, fiber optics, RF and Infrared.




LonWorks technology is incorporated in products through the
use of a "neuron" chip and a transceiver chip (different
transceiver chips are required for different media). These chips
handle all the complexities of the communication protocol
making the design of a LonWorks compatible product much
easier. The neuron and transceiver chips are proprietary and
must be purchased from Echelon Corp.





LonWorks has already been used

widely in industrial applications,

but has not made many inroads

into the residential market thus

far due to the high cost of the products.

Leviton LonWorks Plug
-
in Receptacle


Module


This module is a self contained LonWorks node that provides
On/Off control of an appliance. Leviton LonWorks Plug
-
in
Receptacle with Load Monitoring Capability


This module is a self contained LonWorks node that provides
On/Off control of an appliance. It also has Kilowatt hour
load monitoring capability for integration into LonWorks
energy management programs.


3712 Leviton LonWorks Plug
-
in Receptacle Module $164.50

3714 Leviton LonWorks Plug
-
in Receptacle Module w. Load
Monitoring Capability

$218.80


CEBus

Consumer Electronics Bus

is a communications standard

for in home networks developed

by the Electronics Industry Association (EIA)

and the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association




Approved in 1992




CEBus is an open standard which

means anyone can develop products using this
communications protocol. The standard covers

communication via the 110V AC powerline (PLC),

twisted pair (TP) cable, coax cable, RF and Infrared.


CEBus allows any "node" to easily communicate

with any other "node" irrespective of the medium

through which the communication is sent.





This allows CEBus products to use whichever medium
might be most appropriate. Power Line Carrier (PLC) for
light switches & appliances, coax for video equipment,
twisted pair for thermostats and IR & RF for remote controls,
are some possible examples





They will all be able to easily communicate with each other
through routers, brouters and data bridges which link the
PLC, TP, Coax, IR and RF mediums together.


The primary advantage of CEBus over X10 is the data
transmission speed. CEBus transmits data at 10,000 bits per
second regardless of the transmission media. This enables
devices to stay "on
-
line" for a much shorter period of time
thereby minimizing collisions and producing more
instantaneous response.




The disadvantages of CEBus are the relatively few products
currently available and the very high cost of those products.


CEBus Powerline Communications Card




This card fits in a 16 bit ISA slot of an IBM compatible PC





Provides data communication and control of other CEbus
devices at 10,000 bits per second over the AC powerline.
Includes ISA card, powerline coupling module, Windows
DLL driver, DOS TSR driver, C language API library with
sample source code.


3610 CEBus Powerline Communications Card 110V 60Hz
$295.00

The Secret Of RadioRA's Superior Reliability
-



The Repeater


Reliability Times Two



While RadioRA® Dimmers, Switches, and


Master Controls "talk" at lightning speed, the


RadioRA® Repeater works steadily in the


background
-

repeating every command.


Absolutely ensuring error free communications.



Four twisted pair (TP) Category 5 (Cat
-
5 100 MB/s)



Home run (2) RG
-
6 Coax cables
OR

use Phast System

KITS AVAILABLE FROM:



AMP (OnQ Structured Wiring)



Molex



Greyfox



Lucent Technologies (Merlin Digital Phone)



Mod
-
Tap



IES Technologies



USTec.

4000 Series
-

Specification

Grade



4 Scenes and 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16 or 24 Zones: expandable to
16 scenes and 64 zones.



Can link up to 8 GRAFIK Eye Control Units (8 addresses)
for up to 64 zones



Use with GRAFIK Eye Dimming or Switching Panels (32
panels, 768 circuits maximum )



Up to 16 Accessory Controls for total of 24 control points



Built
-
in Infrared Receiver/Optional Infrared Wireless
Remote Control











Many Vantage owners have an "Entertain” button

automatically adjusts all exterior and interior lights,

sets your audio system to a desired level,

opens selected window coverings, turns on pool lights,

opens the front gate

can even turn off your sprinkler
system.


Activate lighting, security, HVAC, fans, drapes
and audio/video systems by opening a door or
entering a room.



Cardframe Devices


PLC
-
MCU Master Control Card


PLC
-
RL8 8
-
Relay Card


PLC
-
IN7 7
-
Contact Input Card


PLC
-
IROUT 4
-
IR Output Card


PLC
-
IRIN 4
-
IR Input Card


PLC
-
SER Dual Serial Card (RS
-
232, 422, 485)


PLC
-
AMX AMX Emulation Card


PLC
-
DTMF DTMF Card


Large
-
Chassis Devices

PLB
-
CF10 Cardframe with 10 Slots & 15
-
Port Hub

PLB
-
AS16 16X16 Stereo Audio Switch

PLB
-
AS8 8X8 Stereo Audio Switch

PLB
-
AMP8 8
-
Channel Amplifier

PLB
-
HUB Hub Box


INTERNET SERVICES




You can create personalized Internet selections to be
automatically downloaded at regular intervals to the PHAST
Landmark System.




Your favorite news, weather, sports, stock reports, or other
information are immediately displayed on your television screen at
the click of a button.

AUDIO / VIDEO




You can even restrict listening, viewing, volume, and distribution
choices at certain stations, such as a keypad in a child's room




You can record .wav files to be played when an event occurs

LIGHTING SCENES and MODES





Modes to suit personal tastes, times of day, vacation
schedules, work schedules, various activities





Activate specific lighting modes by monitoring the state
of certain parts of the system. For example, if your
security system reports a "door open" condition, a certain
lighting mode can be triggered.