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Ryann

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Bluetooth smart controller (X10 compatible)
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:26:03 AM »
Hi,

Having just found Bluetooth smart controller (X10 compatible) on the link below,

http://pj88global.com/?p=72

It appears to replace X10 PLC controller but with bluetooth. Anyone know this? Can it work with existing X10 modules? Pls comment and advise.

Thanks, Ryann

Dave Mc

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Re: Bluetooth smart controller (X10 compatible)
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 09:20:26 AM »
This is the first time I have seen this controller.  Reading the description on their website, it uses Bluetooth to receive commands from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and then transmits X10 commands via PLC.  So it should work with existing X10 modules via PLC.  And it has an internal clock so you can do some basic on/off timed schedules.  The schedules are programed from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The app used to control the device is IPCE-BTC, which I found on the Apple store.

Brian H

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Re: Bluetooth smart controller (X10 compatible)
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 10:48:57 AM »
It looks like an X10 MC-10, Mini-Controller. That they customized.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 10:51:08 AM by Brian H »

Tuicemen

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Re: Bluetooth smart controller (X10 compatible)
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 01:15:13 PM »
I asked Authinx about this unit and was informed this company approached them last year about maybe carrying it.
I was told the company never followed up with additional info so  Authinx figures this doesn't perform as well as advertised.
Additionally Bluetooth has range limitations.
You would be much better of with one of the many X10 WiFi apps the draw back right now is a PC is needed with a x10 interface
Once the planed X10 WiFi module is released a PC won't be needed.

I'd be holding off and wait for the WIFI module to be released. ;)
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)

 

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