Insteon is becoming very popular in the USA, Hope there are coming some products for the European market.
INSTEON, developed by SmartLabs, is defining the future of the home control network with a revolutionary technology that gives you the power to control your home simply and affordably, while giving you more dependability and flexibility than any other home management system on the market.
INSTEON is: affordable, reliable, simple to use:
<ul><li>Most affordable (products start at $19.99 & up)</li>
<li>Most reliable (near 100%)</li>
<li>Simplest to use (starter kit installs in minutes)</li>
</ul>How does INSTEON work?
INSTEON's unsurpassed reliability is due to its dual-mesh network, which means that messages between devices are sent both wirelessly through Radio Frequency (RF) and through your home's existing electrical wiring. Every message is confirmed as it is received, and if any errors are detected, the message is automatically resent. The network is also redundant; every device on an INSTEON network receives and sends every message to every other device, so instead of stressing the network by adding more INSTEON devices, you actually strengthen it.
<ul><li>INSTEON sends signals both through the air (RF) and over the home's electrical wires (powerline)</li>
<li>Every INSTEON device has its own unique ID (similar to a serial address) so your neighbors can't control your home</li>
<li>Every INSTEON device is a repeater - so the signal gets through every time</li>
<li>Every INSTEON message is confirmed, or the transmitter will automatically retry until a confirmation is received</li>
<li>INSTEON messages take less than 5 / 100ths of a second to get through - so things turn "on" instantly (INSTEON = instant-on)</li>
<li>No central controller or networking setup is required - a simple plug-n-tap™? is all that is required to link one INSTEON product to another</li>
<li>X10 Ready - each INSTEON product can be given one or more X10 addresses allowing X10 controllers to control it as well as allowing it to be used as an X10 controller</li>
</ul> check out the site http://www.insteon.net
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