Reviews

X10 Powerflash Module – Review

As a brief overview, I had the requirement to send an X10 single when someone entered my garden. Initially I attempted to use the MS13H…


Micromodule – Review

The Marmitek AWM2 micro-module is the first to market of the new breed of modules supporting ACT’s A10 (Advanced X10) protocol. The AWM2 is simply…


X10 Mini Controller – Review

The Mini Controller (MC460) allows up to 8 individual or groups of modules to be controlled.  The modules can be either switched on/off or in…


X10 Maxi Controller – Review

The X10 Maxi Controller (SC503) can control all 16 unit addresses on any one house code with individual buttons. The unit has buttons for ON,…


X10 PC Interface (CM12U) – Review

The long awaited CM12U finally reaches the UK.  On receiving the unit you open the box to find a CD with the “Activehome” software (Windows…


SmartlincTouchlinc V4.0 – Review

“Smartlinc’s innovative Touchlinc 4.0 Touchscreen controller lets you easily control all of your home systems” Well that’s what the marketing says anyway… My Objective: To…


X10 Sundown Controller – Review

The PHC03/SD533 SunDowner controller is that venerable old trooper the MC460 mini-controller, but with one crucial difference – it’s had a light dependent resistor grafted…


X10 Mini Timer (MT7222) – Review

The MT7222/MT10 (why is it that every X10 module has about a million different model numbers?) is the bastard offspring off a mini-controller and a…


Audiotron – Review

Ah ha, spent all that time on Napster and Gnutella, downloaded all those songs and now realised that you can only listen to them on…


Futronix P400 – Review

The Futronix “P400” Lighting Controller is a feature packed unit capable of controlling 4 circuits of lighting by a compact wall mounted controller or by…


KAT5-AVS – Review

  What Are They? – As peoples lifestyles and expectations get ever more sophisticated, consumers expect to be able to do cool things like watch…


X10 IR543AH – Review

What the Heck?  Yesterday a package arrived containing a prototype of a new X10 device, the IR543AH. So what the heck is that, I hear…


Visonic Powermax

Submission by Mark Stainton-James – The Visonic PowerMax is a wireless burglar alarm system, with some useful features for home automaters. There seem to be…


Atlas CAT5 Cable Tester – Review

My good mate Darren has the “Daddy” of all Cable Testers. It’s a Fluke something-or-other and it’s amazing! It can ping IPs, generate network traffic,…


X10 Micro Module (AWM2) – Review

  The Marmitek AWM2 micro-module is the first to market of the new breed of modules supporting ACT's A10 (Advanced X10) protocol. The AWM2 is…


Nokia Communicator (9000i) – Review

After initially appearing in the summer of 1996 the (then) Nokia 9000 was priced at around £1,200.00 Thankfully things have moved on and so now…