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Brian H

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Re: Insteon as we know it is gone
« Reply #120 on: July 15, 2022, 05:34:18 PM »

The discontinued replaced by a 2413S/U, 2412U PLM was the power line only PLM.
Made just for Smartent. After it was replaced by the 2413S/U models.
I kind of doubt the new owners would make any more.
Not even sure that any PLM will ever see the light of day.
Even the 2234-222 USB and 2234-223. PLM Plus in the FCC database but never released.
So Jeff your work may not be for nothing. Your equipment is much better than the Smarthome gear was.
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Re: Insteon as we know it is gone
« Reply #121 on: September 04, 2022, 02:10:44 PM »

Out of curiosity I tried using the XTB-XM with Home Control Assistant (HCA) and a USB to serial port adapter.  It would not establish communication with the XTB-XM.  I eventually tracked that down to HCA requiring the GET_IM Configuration and SET_IM Configuration commands.  While these bits only relate to Insteon operation, I added a configuration byte in the version 1.01 firmware, and now it is working fine as a 2413S with HCA for X10 devices.

But so far there has been virtually no interest in this project.

Jeff
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Re: Insteon as we know it is gone
« Reply #122 on: September 04, 2022, 02:34:35 PM »

I think we've reached a point where anybody still using X10 probably has what they need.  When a problem comes up it's just as easy for many to jump ship for a newer option. 
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Re: Insteon as we know it is gone
« Reply #123 on: September 04, 2022, 03:00:04 PM »

I think we've reached a point where anybody still using X10 probably has what they need.  When a problem comes up it's just as easy for many to jump ship for a newer option.

That is probably true - at least for those of us who don't have hundreds of dollars of installed X10 wall switches.  But there are continuing sales of the XTB-523 to replace failed X10 devices.

Based on the early interest in this project I had ordered a batch of boards for the XTB-XM, but they will be assembled as XTBR's that are still selling fairly well.

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Re: Insteon as we know it is gone
« Reply #124 on: September 06, 2022, 04:08:53 AM »

Repair and/or repurpose is becoming quite fashionable now. Once again X10 enters another economic downturn (how many is that now) and surprisingly to some is still managing to hold its own in its field. While thereís people like Jeff around (creatively thinking outside the box) X10 technology will still remain very much part of the solution. Everyone knows you canít keep a good man (or technology) down.
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Re: Insteon as we know it is gone
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2022, 06:14:05 PM »

I am not surprised that the XTB-523 is still requested.
The TW523 is long gone and you take a chance with the auction sites. On is it working as posted or what description?
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