USB CM15Pro With X-10 ActiveHomePro Software is launched

Marmitek USB CM15Pro

Recently Marmitek launched its new product – USB CM15Pro With X-10 ActiveHomePro Software. It includes a logic engine and 8 times more memory then CM12 (I even don’t speak about my CM11) which allows to store over 1400 timers and/or macros. To communicate with wireless X10 devices CM15Pro sports built-in RF transceiver. So, you don’t need separate TM12U transceiver module to receive events from the MS13E occupancy sensor.

Traditionally CM15Pro is shipped with X-10 ActiveHomePro software which allows to configure and control all X10 devices in your home as well as add various scenarios. The ActiveHomePro is based on Windows and it’s absolutely free (you can download it from the Marmitek’s web site).

Personally I maintain a healthy skepticism about X10. There are more modern and power technologies such INSTEON, PLCBUS or Z-Wave in the home automation area. So, it might be more useful to produce INSTEON devices for European standard then develop dead-end technology.

[via AutomatedHome]

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    1. lg, 22. April 2008, 13:02

      Does the cm15pro work with Linuxmce?

  • Michael Stepanov, 22. April 2008, 18:30

    Theoretically, it should work. Because the protocol was not changed.

  • Tom, 23. October 2008, 12:02

    I assume, it does not work. The supported CM11 device comes with an RS232 interface. The X10 commands are sent via standard serial communication. Unfortunately, the CM15pro comes with an USB interface with no driver support for Linux. So, maybe the CM15pro would understand the same X10 commands as the CM11 – however, there seems to be no way of transmitting them at the moment. I haven’t found any hint somewhere that LinuxMCE solves this problem somehow.

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