Home automation is a field within building automation, specializing in the specific automation requirements of private homes and in the application of automation techniques for the comfort and security of its residents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Home automation"
INSTEON is a wireless home-control networking technology invented by SmartLabs Technology -- a sister company to Smarthome. The system comprises a development platform for home automation, incorporating dual band mesh networking — radio frequency (RF) integrated with powerline communications. ...more on Wikipedia about "INSTEON"
A device, typically an embedded processor or industrial computer, that controls electric lights for a building or residence. Lighting control systems usually include one or more keypads or touch panel interfaces. These interfaces allow users the ability to toggle power to lights and fans, dim lights, and program lighting levels. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lighting control system"
LonWorks is a networking platform specifically created to address the unique performance, reliability, installation, and maintenance needs of control applications. The platform is built on a low bandwidth protocol created by Echelon Corporation for networking devices over media such as twisted pair, powerlines, fiber optics, and RF. It is popular for the automation of various functions within buildings such as lighting and HVAC; see Intelligent building. ...more on Wikipedia about "LonWorks"
RM-X General Purpose Control is a tool for seamless integration of hardware, software and user all in one tiny package. RM-X is developed and maintained by Darkain. ...more on Wikipedia about "RM-X General Purpose Control"
X10 is an industry standard for communication among devices used for home automation. It primarily uses power line wiring for signalling and control, where the signals involve short radio frequency bursts representing digital information. A radio-based transport is also defined. ...more on Wikipedia about "X10 (industry standard)"
X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. is an American subsidiary of a Hong Kong / Bermuda company best known for marketing wireless video cameras with controversial pop-under advertisements. ...more on Wikipedia about "X10 Wireless Technology" shortopedia Is Good For You.
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