Active Home Vista 2.4.21
Software Product Description
Dusk & dawn timers are supported. The limited EEPROM of the interface is used in an efficient way to store as many timers & macros as possible. Also DST support is present. For a number of X10 devices a program wizard is available.
The program supports text to speech & speech recognition. Besides that its possible to use the program within your own scripts using a simple command line interface. With version 2.0.0 also a web server is integrated, so your X10 devices can be controlled from virtually everywhere.
Since 2.3.0 the support for extended commands (Type 0 and Type 3) has been enhanced. Also supports now the variable ramp of dimming that is part of Type 3 command 1.
Last but not least the program can serve as server for multiple network clients. It also supports clients that run on Android, so you can control and monitor your devices also from your phone, tablet or Google TV. The Android app can be downloaded from Google Play. Since January 2014 also a BlackBerry app is available. This app can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World.
Youll need a computer, a free serial port (or USB) and a X10 interface to do anything useful.
The following interfaces are supported:
In order to use it with the CM15A interface, the ActiveHome Pro SDK is needed (if you dont have the ActiveHome Pro software installed). This SDK can be downloaded here.
FreewareFiles tested Active Home Vista 2.4.21 on 2015-05-22 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.
Reviewer: -Seeking AHV Forum Review Date: 2015-04-07
Average Rating (1238 Votes )
Pros: Great App.
Cons: No AHV forum anywhere. The Google Active Home Forum, if it really exists, requires an "Invite". Who do you contact for an "Invite"?
Other Thoughts: For a free app its hard to complain.
In fact its a great free app.
But really, a forum for users is really needed!