Active Home Vista 2.5.5
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.
You'll need a computer, a free serial port (or USB) and a X10 interface to do anything useful.
The following interfaces are supported:
- CM10A / IBM Home director 16 (beta, downloading macros / timers is not supported)
- CM11A (CM12)
- CM15A (downloading macros / timers is not supported)
- CM19A (select CM15A as interface)
- CP10 (beta)
- Universal Devices ISY-99 (select CM15A as interface)
- XTB-232 (select CM11A as interface and uncheck Automatically adjust time of interface)
In order to use it with the CM15A interface, the ActiveHome Pro SDK is needed (if you dont have the ActiveHome Pro software installed).
"Made my day!"
Review Date: 2016-10-27
Pros: It just works.
Cons: Minor stuff like inability to turn off daylight savings, will have to reset twice a year, no big stuff. Tried to donate, did not work and cannot read site, an English version or text would make sense. Will try again.
Other Thoughts: My XP cp was replaced with Win 10 version. Using a TRENDNET TUS9 USB to SERIAL converter. Bought it on Amazon, turns out there was a whole bunch using it with the CM11. And it works !!
Active Home Pro, timers work ok but not Dawn/Dusk feature.
BUMAN, thanks for your work!!!!!
Eugene in CA