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Products manufactured by Smarthome, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
HouseLinc 2 is an environmental control software program designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. Available in USB and serial port versions, this software enables the user to manage a home network of automated lighting and appliances through a personal computer. The system includes a software CD and a HouseLinc 2-enabled USB or serial port modem with cable, and can be used to create scenes and timed events for lights and appliances controlled by INSTEON-compatible or X10-compatible devices (not included). COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers running Windows. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 2000, XP, or Vista (32-bit only); 15 megabytes (MB) of free disc space; 128 MB of RAM; HouseLinc 2-enabled PowerLinc Modem (included). DIMENSIONS: USB cable is 6 feet long.
INSTEON POWERLINC USB WITH MCONTROL SOFTWARE
INSTEON PowerLinc USB With mControl Software is an environmental control module designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or severe physical disabilities. It enables the user to control lights, appliances, heating and air conditioning systems, and alarm systems through a personal computer or television. This home automation interface module transmits and receives Insteon or X10 signals between home automation devices and a PC via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port on the computer. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. POWER: Uses internal battery. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Runs from Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Pro; viewable from Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater. WARRANTY: 2 years.
PowerLinc II is an evironmental control unit designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities and spinal cord injury. When attached to a personal computer serial port, this unit can be used to send and receive X10 commands, including advanced extended codes, using ASCII. It can also be used to send X10 commands using the original TW523 protocol, but the TW523 protocol cannot receive extended X10 codes. The unit also provides 12 volts direct current (DC) power for applications. Applications include creating a custom control panel to send X10 commands from the PC and to view X10 activity; controlling and monitoring X10 devices over the Internet; and programming SwitchLinc, KeypadLinc, LampLinc, and ToggleLinc wall switches from the PC. The system comes with a PowerLinc II plug-in interface, a transceiver manufactured by WGL, an antenna, a mounting bracket, a coaxial cable, an RS232 cable, an RJ-11 cable, a splitter jack, and instructions. DIMENSIONS: Plug-in interface is 4 x 2.38 x 1.38 inches. WGL transceiver is 3.8 x 2.4 x 1 inches. WEIGHT: Plug-in interface is 8 ounces; WGL transceiver is 4 ounces. WARRANTY: 2 year limited warranty.
SMARTHOME MANAGER PLUS CD-ROM (MODEL 1132CDP)
The Smarthome Manager Plus CD-ROM, model 1132CDP, is a environmental control and home automation program designed for use by individuals with physical or mobility disabilities. It includes a suite of software tools that allow the user to automate, manage, and monitor a home. When coupled with an interface device, such as the Smarthome PowerLinc Controller USB (not included), this software provides total home control. The user can set up time and conditional events for a room or the whole house. The software automatically detects two-way enhanced X10 modules, and monitors all PLC or X10 signals within the home. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Windows 98se, 2000, or XP Home and Professional operating system; 300 megshertz (MHz) processor; 32 megabytes (MB) of RAM memory; CD-ROM drive; and at least one USB or COM port, depending on the type of network interface device used.
Products distributed by Smarthome, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
ActiveHome Pro is an environmental control system designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. Theis basic home automation system consists of software and a USB computer interface. The system can turn lights and appliances on and off according to a schedule, or at the press of a single button. Other capabilities include providing the user with a warm welcome home every night; turning lights on and off in a realistic way for security while the user is away; and lowering energy bills with schedules for lights and appliances. OPTIONS: Indoor Lighting Motion Sensor Expansion Kit, with 2 motion sensors and 2 dimmable lamp modules; Remote Control Expansion Kit, with 2 keychain remotes, handheld remote and a wireless wall switch; Great Outdoors Lighting Expansion Kit, with 2 X10 controllable dual floodlights and a screw-in lamp module. WARRANTY: 30-day money-back guarantee, with 1-, 2-, or 3-year extended warranties available.
DOORBELL FON DOOR ANSWERING SYSTEM
The Doorbell Fon is a doorbell signal designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury. When a visitor presses the button on the door intercom, the telephone rings inside the home with a distinctive ring. The user answers the phone to converse with the visitor. A call waiting tone sounds if the user is on the phone when a visitor arrives. Up to two intercom stations can be attached. The system works with answering machines, most home PBX phone systems, and phone-company-provided services like voice mail. It will also work by itself without an outside telephone line. The system includes one door intercom station and a power supply. OPTIONS: Extra door intercom; electric lock controller for unlocking the door from the phone. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Door intercom station measures 5 1/8 x 1 x 3 7/8 inches. COLORS: Ivory, white, or brass.
ELIS ELECTRIC PEPPER MILL
The Elis Electric Pepper Mill is a pepper mill designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. This electric mill grinds automatically at the touch of a button and cracks the peppercorns just before the fine grinding begins, releasing maximum flavor from the spice. The grinding mechanism is case-hardened and offers six grind levels, from fine to coarse. During grinding, an LED light shines to eliminate shadows. The unit features an acrylic window for viewing contents. The mill also includes an extra LED bulb and peppercorns. POWER: Uses 6 AAA batteries (included). DIMENSIONS: 8 inches tall x 2.125 inches in diameter. WARRANTY: Lifetime warranty for grinding mechanism; 2 year warranty for rest of mill.
ELIS ELECTRIC SALT MILL
The Elis Electric Salt Mill is a salt mill designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, use of one hand, or arthritis. The mills include a matching stainless steel tray. It enables one-handed use and features a patented U-Select mechanism, which allows the user to select the ideal grind for specific dishes. A built-in LED light illuminates the area to be seasoned. The mill also includes an extra LED bulb and salt. POWER: Uses 6 AAA batteries (included). DIMENSIONS: 8 inches high x 2.125 inches in diameter. WARRANTY: Lifetime warranty for grinding mechanism; 2 year warranty for rest of mill.
GUARDIAN ALERT 911
Guardian Alert 911 is an emergency alert system designed for use by individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities or seniors. Requiring no monthly subscriptions, or service fees, this device enables the user to speak directly with the local emergency operator, instead of a call center. The water-resistant pendant can be worn around the neck with the included lanyard, or carried in a pocket. In the event of an emergency, the user presses the panic button on the pendant to be connected directly with the 911 operator through the phone. Voice prompts confirm dialing, shutdown, system tests, and battery tests. The system comes with a base station and lanyard. POWER: The pendant uses one triple-A alkaline battery (included), and the base station uses household current with optional battery backup (not included). WARRANTY: One year limited warranty.
HAL BASIC HOME CONTROL SYSTEM
HAL Basic Home Control System is an environmental control unit program designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, and upper extremity disabilities. It allows the user to control lighting, appliances, and other devices through a computer with voice input, which is received by the computer via microphone. Lighting and appliances can be turned on and off by voice command, or the user can set schedules by voice. When commands are carried out, the program provides voice confirmation. The software also enables users to get information from the Internet and to receive and send e-mail by voice. The number of devices that can be controlled with this software is limited; for a program that can control an unlimited number of devices, see separate entry for HAL 2000. OPTIONS: HALvoices add-on replaces computer voices with human-sounding voices. COMPATIBLITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 1 GigaHertz (GHz) or faster processor; Windows 98/Me/XP/2000 operating system, XP/2000 recommended; 1 gigabyte (GB) random access memory (RAM); 40 megabytes (MB) free disk space for installation, 60 MB for normal use; multimedia PC with microphone, speakers, and sound card.
HAL DELUXE HOME CONTROL SYSTEM
HAL Deluxe is an environmental control unit program designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, and upper extremity disabilities. It enables the user to control lights, appliances, and other devices through a computer using voice input. Lighting and appliances can be turned on and off, and the user can set schedules, with voice commands delivered via telephone or a microphone connected to the computer. When commands are carried out, the program provides voice confirmation. The software also enables users to get information from the Internet and to receive and send e-mail by voice. OPTIONS: HALvoices add-on replaces computer voices with human-sounding voices. COMPATIBLITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 1 GigaHertz (GHz) or faster processor; Windows 98/Me/XP/2000 operating system, XP/2000 recommended; 1 gigabyte (GB) random access memory (RAM); 40 megabytes (MB) free disk space for installation, 60 MB for normal use; multimedia PC with microphone, speakers, and sound card.
INDIGO HOME AUTOMATION SOFTWARE
Indigo Home Automation Software is an environmental control unit program designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities and spinal cord injury. The program enables the user to remotely control and monitor lights and appliances from a variety of handheld remote controls, including an X10 ôEntertainment Anywhereö remote control or a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and Salling Clicker. To communicate to X10 compatible devices, Indigo interfaces with the PowerLinc USB interface or either the CM-11/HD-11, LynX-PLC, or PowerLinc serial interfaces (see separate entries.) COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Macintosh OS X 10.2.6 or higher operating system; X10 interface (either PowerLinc 1132U (USB), PowerLinc 1132A (Serial), CM-11, or LynX-PLC).
INVOCA VOICE-ACTIVATED TV REMOTE CONTROL
The InVoca Voice-Activated Remote Control is a voice input television and video recorder remote control designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. This remote operates televisions, VCRs, DVD players, satellite systems, and cable boxes using up to 54 voice commands such as Change channels, Lower volume, and Record. The unit recognizes up to four voices and remembers favorite stations. POWER: Uses 4 rechargeable double-A Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries (not included). A charging stand is also included. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 7.5 x 3 x 1.5 inches. WARRANTY: 1 year limited warranty.
KELVIN TALKING THERMOSTAT
The Kelvin Talking Thermostat is a low vision thermostat designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, mobility disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This programmable thermostat controls heat, fan, and air conditioner functions. It can be operated by pushing its large tactile buttons, all of which talk, or through voice commands. To initiate voice commands, the user presses a button, claps hands, knocks on a table or desk, or whistles. When a button is pressed, a clear voice states what that button signifies. The thermostat can also announce the time, room temperature, and temperature setting. Programming buttons include "Set Day," "Set Time," and "Raise" or "Lower" temperature. The thermostat can be programmed to lower the temperature daily at specific times of day, such as evening, and to raise the temperature the following morning. It can also be programmed for weekends or vacations, when the residence is unoccupied, and to adjust automatically for periods when the house is occupied again. Other features include a microphone, Fahrenheit or Celsius settings, and an LCD display. POWER: Uses four double-A batteries. The unit is equipped with a low battery warning. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 5 x 1 3/8 x 5 inches. COLOR: Light gray. WARRANTY: One year limited warranty.
MOTORIZED DRAPE CONTROLLER PLC (MODEL 3142)
The Motorized Drape Controller PLC, model 3142, is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, severe physical disabilities, and spinal cord injury. It works with any drape weighing up to 60 pounds, as well as vertical blinds and many horizontal blinds. Its automatic stops are user-adjustable to fully open, fully closed, and any point in-between. When power is applied, the unit moves the drapes from their current position to one limit position. When power is removed and reapplied it reverses direction and moves the drapes to the opposite limit. Removing power at any intermediate point causes the drapes to stop. The unit is installed by hanging at the bottom of the U-loop of the drape pull cord. No cutting of the pull cord is required. The unit works with both cord and ball chain type pulls, and can be attached to an A/C timer or X10 Appliance Modules (not included) for remote control or automatic timed operation. POWER: Uses alternating current (AC) adapter.
SENSOR SOAP PUMP
The Sensor Soap Pump is a liquid soap or lotion dispenser designed for use by individuals with neurological, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This automatic unit dispenses soap touch-free when the user places a hand under the sensor. An LED light timer blinks for 20 seconds to indicate how long to lather for germ-free hands. Four volume settings allow the pump to dispense preset amounts of soap or lotion. The unit holds 14 ounces of soap or lotion. POWER: Uses 4 double-A batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 8.2 x 5.9 x 3.1 inches. COLOR: Black, white, or brushed nickel. WARRANTY: 2 years.
TEK PARTNER UNIVERSAL REMOTE
The Tek Partner Universal Remote, also called the Big Remote or the Extra-Large Remote, is a television remote control designed for use by individuals with low vision, arthritis, or fine motor disabilities. This over-sized universal remote can replace up to four standard remotes and can operate any combination of televisions, VCRs, satelite dishes, and cable boxes. Features include illuminated buttons three times the size of those found on standard remotes and code retention for ease in programming. Buttons include channel recall, mute, enter, channel up and down, volume up and down, and more. POWER: Uses four double-A batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS: 5.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches tall x 2.5 inches thick. The buttons are 0.75 inches square.
Thinking Home 2 is a home automation program designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury. It supports both PowerLinc V2 models, ActiveHome Pro (model CM-15A), and more than 100 other models of gadgets and scores of USB serial adapters. In many cases, it can store the user's schedule in a controller so devices can be operated without the computer. The system has built-in speech recognition for voice commands, and provides spoken announcements. A Setup Assistant and Gadget Guide are included, and the Sherlock plug-in can find answers in home automation forums, Wikis, and newsgroups. The system meets INSTEON and X-10 standards. Access is provided for the Web, email, iChat/AOL Instant Messenger, and cell phones, and the system supports scripting with AppleScript and virtually any installed language (unix shell scripts, Python, Perl, etc.). Support is included for the iPhone app, X10 Commander from Melloware, which enables the user to point an iPhone at the Mac to control X-10 and INSTEON devices from a distance. The program is available online or on a CD-ROM. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mac OS 10.3.9 or later operating system. Non-USB controller models require a USB-serial adapter.
TOUCH-ACTIVATED ORNAMENT ON/OFF SWITCH (MODEL C0129)
The Touch-Activated Ornament On/Off Switch, model C0129, is a touch switch for controlling Christmas tree lights, designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Each switch is a brass Christmas tree ornament shaped like a bell. Touching the ornament turns Christmas tree lights on and off. The system controls up to 1200 miniature light bulbs (600 watts maximum).
WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM (MODEL RC5000)
The RC5000 Wireless Remote Control System is a radio-operated appliance control system. The RC5000 broadcasts a signal strong enough that the user can operate appliances (turn on lights, for instance) even from outside the house. The user presses a button on a hand-held transmitter. This transmitter broadcasts to a transceiver (transmitter/receiver) unit which has an electrical device plugged into it. This one device can be turned on or off, plus up to eight additional X-10 appliance control modules can be controlled by the transceiver. Thus the system can control up to eight appliances, each having a separate button on the hand-held transmitter unit. The price listed is for the transmitter and transceiver unit (capable of controlling one appliance). Additional X-10 appliance control modules are available at extra cost ($14.99). POWER: 120V AC. WEIGHT: 4.5 pounds. WARRANTY: 30 day money back guarantee.
X10 APPLIANCE MODULE (MODELS AM486-HA & AM466-HA)
The X10 Appliance Module, models AM486-HA and AM466-HA, is an environmental control switch module designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This module allows appliances such as fans, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, coffee pots, stereos, and TVs to be controlled by any X10 programmable, wireless, or telephone controller, in conjunction with transceiver module. Model AM486-HA is for 2-pin appliances and AM466-HA is for 3-pin grounded appliances. POWER: Uses household current.
X10 LAMP MODULE (MODEL LM465)
The X10 Lamp Module, model LM465, is a lamp module designed to control incandescent lamps by a switch for individuals with physical disabilities. This lamp module responds to X-10 (sold separately) command signals which originate for environmental control units and other rmote controls. It plugs into an AC outlet and allows the user to dim and brighten lights.
X10 MAXI CONTROLLER (MODEL SC503)
The X10 Maxi Controller, model SC503, is an environmental control unit console designed to control up to 16 lights and appliances connected to X-10 modules and plugged into electrical outlets. Signals are transmitted over house wiring from the control console. The unit features push button operation, keys for dimming lights and for turning all lights on or all units off with one switch. The unit can be used with X-10 Thermostat Set-back Controller for heat and air conditioning.
X10 MINITIMER (MODEL MT10A)
The X10 Minitimer, model MT10A, is an automatic timer for lights and appliances, designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This timer allows the user to program timed events for lights and appliances, such as making lights and appliances turn on and off at given times during the day. It can also be used as a remote to manually turn one or all light on or off with a single button. A schedule can be set for up to four lights and appliances. GUARANTEE: Total satisfaction guaranteed or a full refund.
X10 UNIVERSAL MODULE (MODEL UM506)
The X10 Universal Module, model UM506, is an environmental control switch module designed to switch any low voltage load for individuals with physical disabilities. The module responds to X10 (sold separately) command signals which originate from environmental controls and other remote controls. This module uses isolated contacts to control such low voltage devices as sprinkler systems, drapery controls, garage door openers, and yard lighting. It can be set for momentary or sustained contact closure, and has a built in chime. Rated at 5 amps at 24v DC.