7th May 2006, 07:04 AM
Automated Home Jr Member
I'm embarking on my first home automation project. Reading up on X10, there does seem to be some significant issues I'd get annoyed with. 1, reliability, 2, the delays in processing commands. These seem to be the drawbacks of this rather old technology.
I've been looking for some viable, by which I mean mains line communication and not too pricey alternatives that are available to us here in the UK, and I can across a few. X10 (2), A10, and PLC-BUS. Of these PLC-BUS seems the best. Better reliability, much faster, status notifications, signal strentgh indications etc, at least, according to what I've read. There is even X10 compatibility. The price, for UK kit anyway, seems similar to other x10 kit.
I only came across PLC-BUS via ebay today, and a few searches not thrown up nearly as much info as there is for x10. Has anyone here used this technology? I could'nt find ay posts mentioning it on here.