Producers and Technology
Publications and E-Zines
This is the main page for the Barix product line. These are the great Barionet ethernet based controllers.
This is the main page for the RFXcom product line. Ethernet and USB based wireless receivers and transmitters !!
- X-10 USA
This is the home page for X-10 USA. Lots of pics and Special Sales.
- X-10 FAQ
This the X-10 USA FAQ for basic questions.
- X-10 CM11
This the X-10 USA FAQ for the CM11/Activehome.
- X-10 Transmission Theory
This the official X-10 document about the nitty gritty.
- Advanced Control Technologies
ACT makes high-quality home and industrial controls, repeaters, filters, and high-current
- Home Easy
This is the main page for the Home Easy product line. (Wireless UK/EU devices)
This is the main page for the KaKu product line. (Wireless UK/EU devices)
- Powerline Control Systems
PCS makes and distributes special purpose X-10 devices, from Smart dimmers to
filters. Developers of the UPB technology for powerline signalling.
- Marrick Ltd.
This is the home page for the LynX product line.
A rich site for automatic door locks.
Distributors and Catalogs
- Home Toys Online Newsletter
A web based newsletter with current home automation news.
- Electronic House
The oldest and most respected home automation and theater magazine. Articles about
killer home systems, as well as some newbie articles.
- Popular Home Automation
This is the newest of the HA magazines, with more newbie articles and ideas.
- Security Distribution Magazine
The magazine for the professional security installers.
- Home Theater Magazine
A very 'graphic' site, you may need to turn off images.
- Home Automator Newsletter
Not sure what happened to this great magazine ... Hello Jeff ??
A great hardcopy periodical with regular columns and the best articles about
home automation ideas and products.
- Home Automation TimesAnd this one's AWOL too...
This is a recent arrival on the web. Mostly PC, but news and links to other HA stuff.
Odd Parts and Interesting Sources
Assisted Living Sites
- "Tools and Gear"
A very long established company with all sorts of gear and tools.
- "Sensors and Cams"
A new site that offers a wide variety of sensors and cameras.
- "Making Things"
I/O interface modules use USB and includes a simple C library.
Also via Macromedia's Flash
- Multiple serial port PCI cards
A very helpful producer of multiple serial port cards.
- ICU VideoTek
A great source of products and links to core technology sites.
USB adaptors, legacy expansion, cables, KVM switches !
Serial port expanders, IR controls, USB and more !
- Circuit Cellar Home Page
Steve Ciarcia's long time favorite site for home automation and micro-controllers.
ADI is a great source of all sorts of commercial products, from home theater to
serious security systems.
- Electronic Goldmine
Hi tech electronic components and kits. Frequent surplus sales of X-10 devices
and other things useful to your home automation system.
- Vernier Software
Producers of the Universal Lab Interface with all sorts of sensor inputs and
processing software. For the Macintosh !
Makers of several home theater/audio devices which are tops. Guess what?
Their best power amp/switcher is powered by a Macintosh inside !
- The unofficial WX-200 weather station support site.
Dedicated to the installation, use and programming of the (Radio Shack) WX-200 weather
Servo Controllers for robotics. Neatest new solutions.
- Fairfax Electronics
Low voltage electronics ranging like CCTV system, surveillance cameras, digital video recorders, home security systems and intercoms.
- Wadsworth Electronics
A versatile X-10 transmitter/controller. Replaces 6 Powerflash modules.
A place for kits and devices which are useful in home automation.
- LinX Technologies
Lots of wireless devices, parts and kits.
- Radiotronix Inc.
Embedded wireless modules.
- Lighting Links
All sorts of links for professional lighting and theater.
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