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glacier991

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2024, 11:01:46 PM »

Maybe I am missing something here, but I have not seen this mentioned. I have a Universal Devices eisy ( previously ISY) controller. I can add X10 devices to it. Alexa sees then and I can voice control them via Alexa.

So I have Alexa voice control over my X10 devices. Try
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brobin

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2024, 01:18:00 AM »

When I was running Insteon I had an ISY myself and it was great. Not many non-Insteon (X-10 users) bought them though so it hasn't come up here. Buying an ISY just for Alexa control of X10 is more expensive than the Smartenit Harmony but now those are out of stock so the easiest and least complicated way is to use the Broadlink RM4 Pro with an X-10 transceiver or CM-15A which many users already have.
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Re: Alexa
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2024, 06:35:57 AM »

ISY99i or later ISY994i?
Did it have the added firmware A10/X10 module?
To have A10/X10 modules in the Administrative Console.
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glacier991

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Re: Alexa
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2024, 11:28:05 AM »

When I moved in 2017, my previous house was exclusively X-10. I brought all my hardware with me. As I was settling into my new house I bought a Universal Devices ISY994i controller, with their X-10 module. I saw it as a way to retain the X-10 functionality I knew and was adept at, and at the same time expand into newer technologies (like Z-Wave as an example) and the availability of other non-X-10 devices, in a way that would allow them to all play together nicely.

Recently the ISY994i was replaced by a newer version called eisy, which allowed continued use of the X-10 module. True not cheap, but as a stepping stone forward and a bridge backward to X-10 the entire ISY/eisy experience has been fantastic.

A good portion of my current HA system is X-10 based, maybe 40%. Along with filters and an XTB-RII and a WGL572 receiver, I find it does everything I want it to, reliably and without a lot of the kludge I used to enjoy mucking about with to get things to work, mostly. I admit I enjoyed a lot of that MacGuyver engineering, but now I just want a system that my wife likes and that works reliably. Universal Devices gave me that with their ISY/eisy products.

(My system includes X-10, Insteon, Various Z Wave devices, Wyze, Wireless Tags, Yolink and all integrated with Alexa, and each other to varying degrees.)
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