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PowerHome is one of the few (if not only) packages written in SAP PowerBuilder. Although the number of users using it is relatively small, it is still being actively developed, and offers many interesting features.

Status: Active
Author: PowerHome Automation LLC.
Website: http://www.power-home.com
Download: http://www.power-home.com/download.aspx
Forums: http://www.power-home.com/forum/default.asp
Since: 1999
Latest Version #: 2.1.5
Latest Version Date: 06/29/2014
  • PowerHome Home Automation Software is Written in SAP PowerBuilder version 12.5.1
  • All code and data maintained in SAP SQL Anywhere 11 Database system.
  • Custom DLL's written in Microsoft Visual C and assembly.
  • Voice Recognition and Text to Speech components licensed from Microsoft (SAPI 4.0a/SAPI 5).
  • Socket and Internet controls licensed from SocketWrench.
  • Fully programmable interface via your choice of languages. You can use the internal Macro and formula scripting or any language supported by Windows Script Host (for example: VBScript, JScript, etc.)
  • Internal Web server for remote control and monitoring. Supports user defined dynamic content via PSP (PowerHome Server Pages)
  • Voice Recognition
  • Text to Speech
  • User definable remote layouts (Control Center) allow for virtually any keystroke combination
  • Touchscreen friendly interface
  • Customizable display allows you to show floorplan layouts and place controls over actual photos
  • Insteon control using any of the following: USB or Serial PLM, Insteon Hub/SmartLinc/NetLinc, USB or Serial PowerLinc V2 and the SmartHome Device Manager. Full support for Insteon including software link discovery and building as well as KeypadLinc support and extended setting support. Fully I2CS compatible.
  • UPB control using serial or USB PIMs. Complete support for UPB devices and links
  • X10 control via CM11A, CM15A, CM17A firecracker, MR26A Mouse Remote, CPU-XA/Ocelot, W800, W800RF32, PowerLinc RS-232, PowerLinc USB, Elk M1 Gold
  • Infrared control via Global Cache, CIR, Multi-CIR, RedRat2, RedRat3, CPU-XA/Ocelot, USB-UIRT, Slink-e
  • Digital Input, Digital Output, and Analog Input control with the CPU-XA/Ocelot and additional Adicon modules or the Elk M1 Gold automation panel.
  • Full DI/DO and AI/AO support for the Velleman K8000 controller
  • New Controller module allows you to use a virtually unlimited number of controllers. Use multiple X10, IR, and other controllers. Don't limit yourself to a single controller.
  • CD jukebox player control with playlists and autoprogramming
  • CD database with freedb support
  • Video database
  • Macros
  • Triggers
  • Timed Events
  • Full event and Web logging
  • Multi-X control allows a sequence of X-10 commands for control (access 256 macros from your palm pad by pressing 2 buttons, 64 macros from your keychain remote by pressing 3 buttons.)
  • Sunrise, Sunset, and Civil Twilight calculations
  • Socket Server for remote control of PowerHome from other applications and machines
  • Windows Messaging Interface for additional remote control capabilities
  • Windows Script Host Interface
  • Built-in WAP server for remote control via an internet enabled cell phone
  • Control Center Setup Wizard
Price: 99.95
Currency: USD
Trial: 30
Operating System: Windows
Open Source: No
Web Interface: Yes
Plugin Support: Yes
1-Wire: Yes
Weather: Yes
Cameras: No
Text-To-Speech: Yes
Voice Recognition: Yes
Scheduled Events: Yes
Triggered Events: Yes
Irrigation: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Protocols: INSTEON, UPB, X10-PLC, X10-RF, xPL
Automation & I/O Controllers: ADI Ocelot/SECU16, ELK M1(G)/EZ8, Global Caché, SimpleHomeNet EZIO, Velleman Kits
RF Interfaces: CM15A, CM17A, CM19A, MR26A, W800RF32A
Alarm Panels: ELK M1(G)/EZ8
Scripting: JavaScript, Proprietary, VBScript
Touch Screen Client: Windows XP/Vista/7
IR: ADI Ocelot/SECU-16IR, Global Caché, RedRat3, Slink-E, USB-UIRT
Audio & Video: Roku, Russound, Winamp
Energy Monitoring: iMeter Solo
  • Generic COMM
  • Generic Socket
  • File Monitor
  • URL Scraper
  • UDP Listener
  • Virtual Serial port
  • xPL
  • Russound
  • Caller ID
  • Google Latitude
  • Directory Monitor
  • Growl
  • Generic ODBC
  • UPS Monitor
  • Roku
  • Windows Monitor
Phone Interaction: CallerID
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