Release Date:
2014-06-02 | Changelog
Submit Date:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
User Rating

(952 Votes )

Software Product Description

Control, program and monitor your X10 devices from one location.

Active Home Vista is the ´control center´ of your home automation system. You can control all your devices, program the X10 interface and receive updates from the X10 interface to see what´s going on X10-wise.

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 it´s 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)
  • CM17A
  • 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 don´t have the ActiveHome Pro software installed). This SDK can be downloaded here.

What´s new in version 2.4.13:

  • Mainly bugfixes, please look at the release notes for the details.
FreewareFiles tested Active Home Vista 2.4.13 on 2014-06-02 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean. It does not contain any form of malware, spyware, viruses, trojans, etc. We will re-test each updated version and remove the award as well as the program if found infected.

User Reviews
"Works Great"

Reviewer: -D. Brian    Review Date: 2014-02-25
Average Rating (952 Votes )
Pros:  Works on Windows 7 64 bit with no problems. Allow me to use my CM11 with a usb to rs232 adapter.

Cons:  Took a lot of time to figure out how to set up. Sure wish it could down load to the CM15.

Other Thoughts:  Cannot add new modules like chimes, spot lights. Can not drag and drop selected modules to reorder
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