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Lighting Tech

ECS supports the following lighting/appliance control technologies:

Terms used above:

      RF stands for radio-frequency.

      RS232 refers to a standard serial port (referred to as COM1/COM2/etc in Windows).
      Note: Most modern PCs no longer include serial ports. But they may be added via an internal card or a USB Serial Adapter.
      Examples of serial cards:
PCI-Express Serial 2x and PCI-Express Serial 4x.
      Examples of USB Serial Adapters: TU-S9 (Windows only) and the USA-49WG (Windows & Linux).


How to determine if power line technology will work well in your building

Before making a sizable investment, you should assure that signals can be transmitted throughout your building:
  • Purchase one transmitter (e.g. a tabletop console) and one module.
  • Plug the module into the outlet furthest from the PC room.
  • Plug the console into an outlet in the PC room.
  • Push the console buttons to turn the module off and on, and verify that it responds.
    Note: If an X10 module fails to respond, changing the building-code may help.
Note: If you are having X10 transmission problems, you might consider the X10 Transmit Booster (XTB). We hear that it works very well.

How to determine if Z-Wave will work well in your building
  • Purchase a controller/remote and two modules (e.g. Intermatic HA101K Home Settings Wireless Kit).
  • Plug module1 into an outlet in the center of the building (to act as a repeater).
  • Plug module2 into an outlet furthest from the PC room.
  • Take the remote to the PC room.
  • Push the remote to turn the modules off and on, and verify that they respond.
Contacts
Omnipotence Software
support@OmnipotenceSoftware.com
423-368-2339
604 CR 181
Decatur, TN 37322
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-7PM/EST