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Laser Brings Automation Home

Laser Business Systems have been supplying the UK and European market with home automation products since 1995.  As the business has continued to expand over almost 2 decades it has added comprehensive ranges from Clipsal C-Bus, Cytech Comfort Security and most recently KNX.  Now Laser has moved its smart home ranges into a single web store at www.laser.com where customers can […]

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Marmitek Introduces the TIP10RF IP to X10 RF Transceiver

Marmitek clearly believe there’s life in the old dog yet with the introduction of the TIP10RF IP to X10 RF Transceiver. For around £50 this device allows you to control your X10 modules from your mobile device (smartphone / tablet) with a free Android app available now and an iOS version to follow soon. On […]

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UK Insteon Modules – Hands On Video and Photos

One of Insteon’s engineers is currently in the Automated Home doing some final field testing of UK modules and the units have performed flawlessly around our home.  Here are some photos of some final engineering samples and a quick video… Insteon refer to their system as “Dual Band” as every command gets transmitted over both […]

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Insteon Update – UK Products in 30 to 90 Days!

After last weeks Insteon Bulb announcement lots of you contacted us asking if it was going to be available for the UK. We reached out to Insteon and the great news is they are working on a version for the European markets. We’ve also got the list of the first modules scheduled to be available in the UK in the next 30 to 90 days…

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X10 Going into Receivership

X10 Going into Receivership

It seems the rumours of the last few weeks are true and X10 is really heading into receivership.  We’ve heard on the grape vine that Marmitek may have done an exclusive deal with ShangHai Super Smart Electronics to continue to supply X10 products.  We also spoke to a couple of UK Home Automation retailers too […]

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Open Source iPad X10 Home Automation Controller

Open Source iPad X10 Home Automation Controller

We’ve been contacted by Automated Home reader (Mr Flibble) on his interesting step-by-step guide on building a custom iPad web app for the X10 CM15 Pro on Mac OSX.  Even more interestingly he plans to release an open source version soon…. “…The best part about being able to write your own PHP is that you […]

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New X10 Touchscreen Controllers

New X10 Touchscreen Controllers

Our Forums have information on this new X10 based touch screen controller.  The 3.6″ QVGA unit can be wall or desktop mounted. It requires a CM11 or CM12 X10 interface and should be priced around the 500 Euro.  Read on for the all the specs plus news of its big brother. We hear the second […]

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Xtenscape Brings Free X10 iPhone Control for Mac and PC

Xtenscape is a free Java based application for Windows 98/ME/XP/2000/Vista and intel-based Apple macs.  Just connect a CM11 / CM12 to your PC or Mac to easily shedule and control your X10 devices.  Now Scott Hather has released a free iPhone app to control the system, either from your LAN or the Internet… “X10 home […]

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New X-10 Micro Module for Blinds and Screens

New X-10 Micro Module for Blinds and Screens

Marmitek have just announced a new in wall X-10 micro module for shutters, blinds and projector screens.  You can program the preset address of all sunblinds in for instance the living room to the same address. With the Preset key of any sunblind modules in this room or by means of sending the Preset address […]

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X10 CM15 Pro Review

X10 CM15 Pro Review

Submission by Stephen Shephard – Owning your own home automation installation company is a bit like being a kid in a sweetie shop. You get to play with all sorts of cool gadgets and gizmos. Well the CM15 is finally here in Europe. Like many things Home Automation related it takes time to filter through […]

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