There have been some very interesting Insteon devices appearing over the last year. It’s backwards compatibility with X10 is a great selling point for those that already have invested in an X10 setup.
Joe Dada tells us – “We will be entering the UK/Euro market with INSTEON either directly, or with one or more partners. Any input that we could get from your readers as to customer preferences (e.g. which products are most desireable) would be greatly helpful.”
From the Insteon FAQ
What Is Insteon – The INSTEON network protocol is a new cost-effective dual-mesh (radio frequency – RF and powerline) home management network technology, that provides a secure, highly-available, affordable, robust home management network for home innovations. INSTEON technology is simple to integrate and will be widely available in a broad set of products offered by SmarthomeTM, Inc. and many other product innovators.
[UPDATE] Good news at last – check out our new article here