I been trying to buy some UPB devices (specifically UFD-30’s) but my local supplier (Aartech, as I’m in Canada) can’t get them. So I phoned Simply-Automated but their voice mailbox was full. Then I found them at SmartHome Products, who accepted my online order, sent me a e-receipt but never charged my card or shipped the products. Successive emails to their sales department have gone unanswered.
Years ago when I selected UPB I decided to buy spares (I have about 60 devices installed). Fortunately I’ve never had a failure (except for 1 or 2 that I mis-wired), so I use my spares for expansion. I have a Web Mountain RUC-02 for the occasional remote access, and its great.
Anyway, I haven’t given up on UPB, I just wish there was a definitive statement from these companies about their states of affairs.
Btw ... for me the strength of UPB is its autonomous operation. Having to give verbal or mobile app commands seems narrow to me. I use UPB scenes so that my house wiring works the way everyone expects (not just the app users). For example; my basement lights go on individually as the user requires but when exiting the switch on the stairs turns all the basement lights off. Very convenient.
Sorry for the rant, but it’s time for UPB to rise again!!!!!