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Title: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on January 01, 2011, 09:44:35 AM
Welcome to the forums @ Tuicemen.com.
Be courteous to everyone

Treat everyone how you'd like to be treated

Most of all have fun.

Cheers!  (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on January 07, 2011, 01:30:26 PM
Just a reminder, you need to activate your account.
The forum will send you an initial activation via email you entered.
So Check your junk mail it may get placed there.
Some forums hold this info for a long period of time this one won't.
I may send a reminder notice after a month or 2 but after that your info will be flushed from the data base.
This will make your username available to others.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dave X10 on January 08, 2011, 02:25:37 PM
Welcome to the forums @ Tuicemen.com.
Be courteous to everyone

Will give that my best shot. Nice to be here.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on January 08, 2011, 02:39:02 PM
 (RoFL) That's all I ask!
Welcome a board Dave!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: trickpatty on March 10, 2011, 11:23:06 PM
Tuicemen and Dave,

You two seem to be quite the avid X10-ers. Thanks for the great software you both make.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on March 13, 2011, 10:37:56 AM
Thanks,
Both Dave's and My outlook is the same.
Some others also feel this way!
"The possibilities for Home Automation are limited Only by your imagination!"
Each time a user posts a question or suggestion it usualy results in a switch going off in my head! (RoFL)
Most of the time it results in a way to make something simpler.
It may lead to a added option to one of my programs.
Sometimes it results in a whole new App.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Hystorical on December 04, 2013, 01:16:16 PM
Hey all! I recognize many of the names from the old forums (where i used to go by SolarEclipse).  Was surprised by the recent email I got from the new X10.com owners on the bankruptcy news and that sparked my interest to go hunting around for X10 forums.  I've been successfully running AHP for... well... as long as it's been around, but have been annoyed that I can't control my HA with my Android phones (I never bought the X10 app).  Looks like there's been a lot of development of alternative software to AHP, and with no future of the software in sight it looks like it might be about time to start looking at alternatives.

Glad to see X10 technology isn't dead yet!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Brian H on December 04, 2013, 08:16:27 PM
Hystorical; Welcome. Glad you found the forum.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dave X10 on December 05, 2013, 01:07:54 AM
... Was surprised by the recent email I got from the new X10.com owners on the bankruptcy news and that sparked my interest to go hunting around for X10 forums. .....been annoyed that I can't control my HA with my Android phones (I never bought the X10 app).  Looks like there's been a lot of development of alternative software to AHP, and with no future of the software in sight it looks like it might be about time to start looking at alternatives.

Welcome.

So... What's the news about the... X10.com owners on the bankruptcy? Please... fill us in.

The death of X10 broke my heart. I've just started clawing my way back into building on my X10 setup. I converted my X10 camera setup to an Internet connected DVR with Hi-Res IR cameras (sometime ago). I record EVERYTHING... and can view the cameras from any of my PC's, tablets, or even my iPhone.

My iPhone is also now my favorite X10 remote... I am using Mellowares iPhone app... he has it available for andriods as well.

Although my setup is fully functional now..... I am trying to rebuild my setup to work without X10 software other than the widely available drivers... and SDK. 3rd party software (like Tuicemen's) and maybe some zwave and/or INSTEON might be the solution. However admittedly.... I've already found the process to be extremely frustrating.

I am hoping I can compile a list of fixes...... like replacing the X10 cameras system with a DVR setup.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on December 05, 2013, 07:40:55 AM
Hystorical, nice to see you found us.
There were some that threw in the towel when word X10 wasn't doing well while others of us marched on.
The company we all grew to love or hate may be gone but the technology is still with us.
Many are starting to convert their systems to other protocols (which might be a good idea anyways) but there are still new a few X10 devices appearing so that isn't dead yet. ;>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on February 20, 2014, 11:36:10 AM
This thread will help new users get that first post under their belt.

Some may know me from the X10 forums thought I do frequent other forums.
I created this forum to help showcase and offer support for my software creations.
Developments at the x10 forum and the old owners made me create the X10zone here.
I've been using X10 for over 20 years however my setup isn't very extensive.
Users can view my setups in the x10 forum Home Automation Showcase sections (http://forums.x10.com/index.php?board=117.0)
I started developing shortly after x10 released the SDK.
Originally I only created small free apps to enhance AHP these quickly grew to programs not requiring AHP.
I do have some train in illustration so I guess that helped with the development of some of the face sets users enjoy in Pc Companion.

After you introduce yourself please also see the thread Where is everyone located? (http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=666.0)
My Software is used world wide thought this new map doesn't express that yet.
 (Chr)

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: The Other Steve on February 24, 2014, 02:31:23 PM
Me, too.

Have been using X-10 for many years.  Well before AHP.  (I remember the initial excitement of AHP and the CM-15.)

Still meets my needs for home automation.  Still has some of the early limitations.  Still the most cost-effective solution I have found.  Still using modules from Radio Shack, X-10 and RCA...

The Other Steve
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tolvstad on March 11, 2014, 10:37:24 AM
Glad to see people that have a passion with X10 and automation.  I have thought about moving to Zwave, but after seeing this sight maybe there is still a place for X10?  I have dabbled in it for some years but never got it to the level I had hoped. 

I am busy trying to figure out PCC and wondering how hard it is to write a simple macro that will turn a light on in a room when a sensor is triggered and off when the same sensor is triggered as you leave.  I have done some programming in the past and am frustrated that I cannot accomplish this simple task with AHP!!  Any  advice?

Also wondering if the voice activation in PCC is able to be used with some sort of device that can change channels on my Vizio Flat screen. 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on March 12, 2014, 07:27:22 AM
Glad to see people that have a passion with X10 and automation.  I have thought about moving to Zwave, but after seeing this sight maybe there is still a place for X10?  I have dabbled in it for some years but never got it to the level I had hoped. 

I am busy trying to figure out PCC and wondering how hard it is to write a simple macro that will turn a light on in a room when a sensor is triggered and off when the same sensor is triggered as you leave.  I have done some programming in the past and am frustrated that I cannot accomplish this simple task with AHP!!  Any  advice?

Also wondering if the voice activation in PCC is able to be used with some sort of device that can change channels on my Vizio Flat screen.
welcome aboard Tolvstad.
There are several threads on the X10 forum for  AHP to do the macro you wish though Smartmacros is required.
If you post  to the SDK section either here or on the X10 forum someone will try to help you with creating a script.
PCC has macro capabilities they're called usercommands reading that section may help you with creating the macro for PCC.
As for controlling your Vizio flat screen this is also possible with PCC though the full unlocked version with the plugin pack  is required.
PCC can use either a VCR commander or a USBUirt for sending IR with the USBUirt being the most reliable using the plugin (IR Pilot).
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bben on April 18, 2014, 02:26:33 PM
Hi All, Bben here I think I used my first x10 module back in the late 1980s. but it could have been a little earlier. I got away from it for a while, and started back a few years ago. I finally bought the AHP last summer, just in time for X10 to bail on me. Glad to see so many X10 enthusiasts here.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on April 18, 2014, 05:27:39 PM
Welcome aboard Bben,
Although Authinx has been able to resurrect the X10 forums there are still issues with the servers which prevents a completely functioning AHP (with all plug-ins).
Hopefully that will change many here have moved on to other software or added it to increase the functionality of AHP (even if they have a fully functioning copy of AHP).
I hope you find the info contained here helpful.
The more you post the more info becomes visible! ;>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: WagnerTech on August 26, 2014, 12:28:07 PM
Hello Everyone,  (Chr)

 I have been using X10 devices for many years, Wish it wouldn't have gone belly up.
Anyways, found this forum & software, downloaded & installed. The rest is testing reading & testing some more. Both my House & Garage are automated. In fact almost every light has been changed over to LED lighting.

I'm now checking out my full version of PCC Software to see just how much I can do with it. Seem like quite a bit since I also have many security cameras.

Anyways, I thought I had better post so I'm not thought of as a spam bot. I know all about that crap, as I also have many websites & Domain names for my hobbies in Lasers, Computers & Automobiles. Nothing stays stock... I'll upgrade till it fails, Then upgrade it some more LOL.  :0~
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on August 26, 2014, 03:02:06 PM
I'm now checking out my full version of PCC Software to see just how much I can do with it. Seem like quite a bit since I also have many security cameras.

Welcome aboard.
I'm sure you'll find many uses for PCC.
The plug-in pack adds a few more abilities and  I try to add something new each winter (my programing time)
I too have converted most of my lights to LED and have seen a huge reduction in my hydro bill.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Dave X10 on August 29, 2014, 10:31:34 PM
........... I also have many websites & Domain names for my hobbies in Lasers, Computers & Automobiles. Nothing stays stock... I'll upgrade till it fails, Then upgrade it some more LOL.  :0~

I think most guys into Home Automation also have other hobbies that keep them busy. I know I do.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Athlon on September 22, 2014, 09:48:57 AM
Hello all!

Active x10 user for years.  I have a mix of x10 modules and Insteon 'smart' switches.  Got the Insteon stuff for couple of applications where I needed the master/slave setup that can also be controlled with x10 commands. 

I currently use 'Smarthome Manager' and a 1132cu to control everything.  I don't want to have my PC on all the time.

My setup includes landscaping lights, home theater lighting, some fancy kitchen lighting (keeps the wife happy and on board with this stuff) and at Christmas time we go crazy with the lights so we don't have to run around the house turning everything on and off twice a day.

I found this forum when doing a search for x10 wifi control.  Glad I did.....

 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on September 22, 2014, 02:57:32 PM
Welcome aboard Athlon,
You may also find some useful x10 Wi-Fi info on the X10 forum (http://forums.x10.com/)
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Athlon on September 25, 2014, 08:11:46 AM
Welcome aboard Athlon,
You may also find some useful x10 Wi-Fi info on the X10 forum (http://forums.x10.com/)
 (Chr)

Hello - Thanks for the welcome! 

I just tried to register over there, and I'm unable to.  When it asks for a 'Visual verification', there is nothing there nor is there even a blank to type it in if it was there.

I clicked 'Contact' at the top of the page and used the email address provided to let them know, but the email bounced back with a message from Gmail saying the address does not exist.  Please let them know their registration system is broken.

Thank you!

EDIT: NEVER MIND!  It seems the Verification code appears after about a minute or so if you wait.  It popped up in the other tab in Chrome while I sent the above message here!  I'm registered.

 ~:0~

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on September 25, 2014, 02:05:27 PM
The x10 forum  is still running on a old server from what I understand and this may be why the slow response when using a newer browser.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Marivant on December 24, 2014, 08:58:21 PM
 (Chr)
It's nice to be here.
I am a long time X-10 user. I will try to contribute as much as I can. For start, it might be mostly with questions... But, who knows, some time a new question may trigger new ideas...

please forgive the strange english. I mostly speak french.

A+
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on December 25, 2014, 09:37:44 AM
Nice to see you!
(Chr)
For start, it might be mostly with questions... But, who knows, some time a new question may trigger new ideas...
How true!
 About 20 % of PCC options are from questions like: Can it do this....?
70% of the program is from suggestions. The rest was what I thought of! ;>
Only 1 of the plugins was created for me and it is now obsolete ::) :`)
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: laplaya on January 12, 2015, 03:23:31 PM
I joined this group while seeking info on x10 components.
I was given some x10 equipment by a neighbor. Neighbor has no use for it as he knows nothing about computers.  He gave it to me as he knows I like to tinker and could maybe make some use of it.

So The following is a list of what I have
2  xc 22A B/W wireless cameras and power supplies
2  XC 18 A color wireless cams with power supplies
1  VA 11A video to usb adapter
1  TM751 transceiver module
1 VR  36A video reciever and adapter
1  ZC 15A Ninja camera base with power supply and remote control
4 MS 14A motion sensors
1UX 23A vcr controller with power supply
1 CM 19A  wireless transceiver
I have no software for this equipment other than what I could find online.
I also run windows 8 and have read that it's not compatible with some of the software these units use.
My understanding is that other than using the 1 transceiver module paired to a motion detector there is not much else I can use this for as is.
Is that correct?
Is there another system that is compatible with this equipment?
Everything is brand new and I would like to make use of what I can without spending a big chunk.
Looking for some ideas.
I will be leaving for a much needed holiday on 15th and won't be back until the 26th.
Thanks
Al

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on January 12, 2015, 07:42:32 PM
Welcome aboard
most software will work with the cm19a on windows 8 unless it is really old.
the issue is the hardware.
None of your cameras will be viewable on your PC as the va11a won't work with any thing newer then XP.
You could feed them into a monitor or tv though.
You could find a old PC with XP and you'll be good to, go however since XP isn't supported many are not supporting other software so it runs on it
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: laplaya on January 12, 2015, 11:12:09 PM
Thanks for the info.  Dusting off an old acer xp laptop.




Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Mister Mopar on March 12, 2015, 03:59:32 PM
Hi.  New member here.  I am hoping to learn how to use my X-10 modules and switches to their full capability.

It's good to be here and I'm sure I will learn a lot from the vast experience from the members here.

Joe Mopar
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on March 12, 2015, 06:53:33 PM
Welcome aboard Joe.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: bob2701 on March 21, 2015, 08:31:48 AM
Hi everyone, I have been using X10 with AHP for many years and like many others ran into problems when reloading the software. Thanks "T" for providing this forum and thanks to all for the input.   (GJ)

Bob
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bill H on March 21, 2015, 10:39:27 AM
Hi all! I've been an X10 user since their inception somewhere in the 70s or early 80s and have enjoyed building up systems for my personal use for years. I've also followed T and many others who post here (and on the X10 user site for many years) and always admired their unlimited helpfulness and work.

While I am not a programmer, I hope to contribute my limited X10 knowledge wherever possible and -- once again -- learn from the masters. Bill H    (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2015, 10:11:54 PM
Now that I've been posting for a while, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Kramer, I'm a retired (71 yo) Professional Engineer who specialized in industrial control, analog and mixed signal circuit design, and small Linux systems. It's been so long since I was active in software, I'll need to study a lot before I can write anything, but I expect to eventually be able to write Perl, Java, and C. I've also written ASSM, Fortran, and IBM 360/370 JCL, although nobody probably wants them any more. I was an MS beta tester for NT 3.50, 3.51, and 4.0, and would like to serve as a beta tester here.
I am hugely grateful for the work (T) has done here! I had abandoned hope of getting AHP to work before I stumbled onto this site, but now it's installed and working.     <<<Copious applause and thanks>>>
Jonathan
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on March 22, 2015, 11:06:37 AM
Welcome aboard Guys! ;>
I look forward to reading any posts you may submit!
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: rvrdadd on April 10, 2015, 07:52:10 PM
Thanks, this is the first forum that I have found with information on X10 Home Automation....  Hah, I thought I was the only one the still used this technology.....   
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on April 10, 2015, 07:58:39 PM
I thought I was the only one the still used this technology.....
Welcome aboard, you will soon see your far from alone. ;>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: tscholl on April 10, 2015, 08:42:25 PM
Just wanted to post, I was a new member about a year ago but never posted.  I have been using X10 since the early 80's I started using the original serial interface, then moved to a CM11 and then to a CM15A.

Like most the only currently functional install is running on a old XP machine that has Smart Macro's, and IWatch Out installed. 

I also have a Window 7 32bit install of "AHP" is "officially registered" but none of the extra's are activated on that installation. (The servers were disconnected when I went to activate those modules).   

I have also installed Tuicemen's 3.318 package on a Window 7 64bit machine.   So basically I'm trying to see if I can't get 3 working installations. 

Looking forward to checking out the site and see what progress has been made since last summer. 

If anyone needs any information from my working install let me know.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on April 10, 2015, 08:53:08 PM
Welcome aboard.
Using info from your XP Machine and AHP lifejacket you can get AHP working on all machines registered to the user of AHP on your XP machine.
All plugins that are registered on the XP machine will also get registered on the new PCs.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: tscholl on April 10, 2015, 10:07:56 PM
From what I've read Lifejacket seems to be just what I need.  Now to work through the information to figure out how it all works.

Still reading...... 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: skipwill on April 11, 2015, 11:00:08 AM
Glad to see this forum up and running! Thanks also for restoring the old x10 forum. I have been away from the x10 stuff for several years.  Want to get back into home automation again and make use of my x10 stuff if i can.

Thanks for keeping x10 alive!

Skip
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on April 11, 2015, 11:44:34 AM
Glad to see this forum up and running! Thanks also for restoring the old x10 forum. I have been away from the x10 stuff for several years.  Want to get back into home automation again and make use of my x10 stuff if i can.

Thanks for keeping x10 alive!

Skip
I'll try to keep this forum going as long as I can! ;>
Most x10 things are still useable However I expect the old X10 cameras to soon be obsolete as many are moving to 64 bit operating systems and many capture cards don't work with that.
Even the VCR commanders still have some life left thought that is dwindling too.
When a X10 module is reintroduced Authinx is adding new components making them more reliable in todays electronic world.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Punka on May 02, 2015, 07:36:39 AM
Hi everyone ! My name is Pavel Suvorov, I'm from RF, Korolev. I've been using X10 about 2 years, for my home automation. All the solutions, I've found, were too expenive and based on hardware controllers. Tryed some software, like PowerHome, X10 Commander, I chose AHP 3.318 like most universal and having functoinality of making macroses. But really there is almost no information about it.
So, thanks Tuicemen for making this forum and developing X10 soft.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: mcdermott15 on June 24, 2015, 10:00:34 PM
Hi.  New here.  I've been using x10 for over 10 years.  I have most of the lights in my house setup.  I own Active Home Pro.  Like others, the registration servers were down.  I have my license files still so version 3.318 works.  I just lost my active phone capability.  I'm here to learn more about what my options are to get some sort of web/smartphone control back
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on June 26, 2015, 07:44:39 PM
if your smartphone is android you can look at the TAC section
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: grizzy on July 09, 2015, 06:25:10 PM
Hello Everyone,

I'm new here but an old timer to x10 (25+ years and loosing count fast)

Thank you for your time and effort maintaining this forum !!

I have X10 primary with some migration to insteon. Controllers networked are the isy 994, Twin Lake Home Automation, AHP and Dedicated Atmel / Pic Microcontroller boards.

Keep up the good work.
Don
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: gmkayaker on July 26, 2015, 07:55:47 PM
Hello to everyone. I'm a long-time ActiveHome and X-10 user starting with several ActiveHome starter kits (cm11a + lamp + appliance+ tv remote) and more recently the CM15A when I got tired of trying to interact with my cm11a via USB to Serial converters.  I have AHP installed on two laptops (Acer AOD150 (XP), Acer 1810T (7x64)) and was trying to install in on my new laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (8.1->10 ASAP!) when I ran into the "cannot find server" issue which brought me eventually to this thread. 

Any suggestions would be welcome!

Gerard
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on July 27, 2015, 06:45:05 AM
Welcome aboard.
Read the AHP Lifejacket thread (http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=806.0) and you will be able to install and register AHP on your new PC
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: X10-Ken on August 07, 2015, 11:40:21 AM
I have been reading this forum for a few years, but never had anything to contribute until now, so I just joined.

I have been using X-10 since about 1980 and have used 3 different computer interfaces over the years.

I gave up on X-10 when I upgraded my PC from XP-Pro to Windows 7-Pro and found that I could no longer maintain my numerous macros.

Checking back here from time to time I tried various options but none got me back to where I had been.

I was about to take out all my X-10 stuff and find a modern solution, but I checked back here one last time and found what looked like a real solution.

It did not exactly work the first or second time, but I finally got it totally working.

My point in posting here was to thank Tuicemen (and others) for the incredible amount of work that has been done to salvage the product, and to post my work-arounds to the published instructions that finally got everything exactly right for me.

I will post details under the proper thread.

Thanks again.

Ken
===
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on August 07, 2015, 12:29:48 PM
Welcome aboard Ken,
I'm sure many will be interested as I am with reading your solutions.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vellecadp on September 14, 2015, 09:09:41 PM
Thanks for hosting this forum!  I have been a long time user of the X10 Systems from the days prior to the CM11 all the way through the CM15.  I just recently had to set up a new PC for my X10 - Just installed the 3.318 AHP Version found on this board and am looking to get my add-ons registered with the LifeJacket!  Thanks again for all the hard work that has gone into this effort!

Dennis
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on September 15, 2015, 07:26:14 AM
Welcome aboard Dennis.
I'll keep this board running as long as funds permit. However the info can also be found on the X10 forum.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Melbourne-Dan on October 29, 2015, 11:35:52 PM
Thanks for letting me join.  I am looking forward to getting better X10 info.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on October 30, 2015, 07:35:36 AM
welcome aboard,
I'm not sure if the X10 info will be better bit it will be truthful.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: mrfix65 on November 20, 2015, 10:56:03 AM
Hello
I have been using x10 for 15 years or so and was very disappointed to learn of the demise of the company. It seems there are still lots of product available but the software end is lacking, that is why I am here. I like all of the different things that can be done with x10. I am getting ready to set up Christmas lighting for the first time at my new house
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Brian H on November 20, 2015, 01:11:20 PM
Authinx Inc. Is the new owner of the X10 products.
You are going to see great new stuff like the X10 RF Repeater and a Wi-Fi unit is in late testing and early production.
They have also updated some of the modules with things like AGC and stronger power line transmitters. They even changed the part number of a new switch so you can tell the new one from the one it replaced. Unlike X10WTI that changed things Didn't change the part number or even tell user of the change.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on November 20, 2015, 03:59:08 PM
Welcome Aboard mrfix65.
As Brian stated X10 isn't dead!
It has totally new owners in fact they use to handle just the x10 pro line.
They have only just started to update and improve old modules and have a few new ones to improve reliability for us with the older modules.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: rhamnik on December 17, 2015, 11:34:31 PM
Glad to be here.  Thanks for the activation.  Setup your latest AHP on my Win10 PC with no issues!  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on December 18, 2015, 07:52:58 AM
Welcome aboard!
Happy to hear your AHP install on Windows 10 went well :)! usually we only hear about the problem installs.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MP on December 20, 2015, 09:17:22 AM
Hello everyone. Just found and joined forum. Excited to find a group keeping up with the technology that's been a part of my life since the 80's. Be been reading here some and will continue to explore the info. New things are happening which I was unaware of. Thanks to all of you for the great info and in advance please pardon my ignorance. I'll certainly try to search out answers before I post.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on December 20, 2015, 12:34:10 PM
Welcome MP!
As a forum grows it can be hard to find info your looking for However the advanced search does a pretty good job! ;>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: gordon55y on December 26, 2015, 08:01:15 PM
Hi,
  I have been using X10 stuff since the 90s.
Mostly simple stuff to switch on/off lights, my custom barking dog
and digital clock to record when the mailman comes.
I have a CM11a which works ok.
I would like to get a copy of the log file so that I can parse it.

Thanks to Tuicemen for this forum.
gordon
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on December 26, 2015, 08:49:00 PM
Welcome aboard gordon55y,
You don't say what Program your using your CM11 with.
PC Companion, Active Home, Active Home Pro, a custom app using the SDK, or something else. :o ??? ::) :`)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: gordon55y on December 30, 2015, 10:41:11 PM
Tuicemen,
  Thanks for the reply.
Sorry for delayed post, the notify for this forum works differently than what I am
accustomed.
I am using Active Home (XP 32 bit desktop).
I bought the CM11a from thex10shop.com and they provided a link to
Active Home:
files.buyitsellit.com/8181/CM11A_ActiveHome_Setup_primary.exe

Now that I look at that URL, it looks rather unprofessional   :-(

From my viewpoint it appears there is a small army of people working on a bewildering
number of tools.
Can you direct me to a tool that records PLC events in a text file that
I can later parse?   I can see the PLC events in the AH popup, but I cannot find
any text file.
gordon

Welcome aboard gordon55y,
You don't say what Program your using your CM11 with.
PC Companion, Active Home, Active Home Pro, a custom app using the SDK, or something else. :o ??? ::) :`)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on December 31, 2015, 08:02:33 AM
Active Home and Active Home Pro (AHP) are two different animals.
AHP was designed for the Cm15 but later added support for the CM11,CM19, and CM17.
AHP will save the activity monitor to a txt file though it is meant to be a html document I believe
Most of the apps users create for X10 use the SDK which was also designed for the CM15.
Most have some sort of logging built in.
However you may not wish a full blown program just so you can pares a text file.
PCC will save info to a text file
As will most of the x10 programs I created.
You may wish to check the thirdparty software section on the X10 forum http://forums.x10.com/index.php?board=36.0
A link to something small slips my mind but you may find one there.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: satcomranger on January 01, 2016, 02:06:45 PM
I have been using X10 many years .. All my PC's with the registered version have retired some time ago.  Now I want to get it working again and I am sure that with all the interest that remains with X10 I'll be able to get it working again.  Again looking forward to start reading as much as I can from this forum ..
Regards,
Larry
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on January 01, 2016, 02:24:25 PM
Welcome aboard satcomranger,
I hope you find the info you need in the posts on this forum.
If not starting a new thread Asking a question should reveal some interesting results. ;>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Bonzodog on January 14, 2016, 02:56:32 PM
Hi,

Been a long time X10 user.  Now that the company has changed, and I got a new computer, all searches for fixes sent me here.

Thanks for all your help.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on January 14, 2016, 03:38:56 PM
Welcome a board,
Hopefully you find what you need here. If not don't be afraid to ask you'll find may here willing to help.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: jeherron2002 on April 16, 2016, 07:50:49 PM
Hello All. Has anyone had an issue with AHP working fine in WIN7 and as soon as your PC updates to WIN10 it no longer runs your timers ?  Any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on April 16, 2016, 09:38:35 PM
Windows 64 bit has been an issue with AHP starting with Windows 7.
I personally never had issues until I updated to 10.

Most of my issues were resolved by moving the AHP folder to C:\ActiveHome Pro and not having it inside C:\program files (x86)\
You may also try running it as administrator.
You may also wish to look at  this thread:
http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=940.0
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: kike on May 02, 2016, 05:55:50 AM
hello, I'm new to the forum.
I hope to help.
my native language is Spanish, my English is medium-low,. I use google translator and do touch-ups if I see an error. I hope excuse me with the language.
  a greeting
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on May 02, 2016, 07:06:00 AM
Welcome aboard kike!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: janbo on May 19, 2016, 02:40:34 PM
Hi,
Be playing with x10 for about 20 years, hell of a ride. Now sort of retried but still make a few $ doing small jobs for electronic repair and design of items for unusual use. Last project was for a CNG compressor.

Regards

Ron

   
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on May 20, 2016, 07:30:14 AM
Welcome aboard Ron!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GryphonYC on May 30, 2016, 01:23:00 PM
Hi, Thanks for the forum and your activities. After a long absence, I installed AHP on a new computer, have old installation/registration numbers but no means to register. CM15 can be seen and updated but it does not activate the modules. I assume this is because the registration has not been completed. May try the European SW if I can find it or search for other cures.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on May 30, 2016, 04:23:47 PM
welcome aboard Gryphon YC
AHP lifejacket will give you a registered North American AHP
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: corgidaddy on May 30, 2016, 06:18:39 PM
Hi everyone, I bought an X10 camera maybe 20 years ago and set it up to try to catch a video of an intruder that was stealing food but my wife thought it was too creepy.
Unfortunately her diabetes ended her life last January.
I became aware that the intruder was still intruding. So I brought out the very old X10 camera (a wireless camera with a receiver base with an adapter that converts video into digital and uses USB to get it into the computer.
It had software that compared the current frame with previous frames and only recorded when there was a difference in the content of the frame. This saved on hard drive space and made reviewing the video easier.
Well I will post more in a thread in the X10 section of the site.
Thanks for adding me, Tu icemen.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Springsrick on September 22, 2016, 09:16:51 PM
Greetings!

Many X10 devices installed, used to successfully control them with AH (IBM Version),  now just using the plug in control with rocker switches.

Now retired and anxious to catch up with new best way to get my old control algorithms working on a newer PC
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: reapergrim on December 13, 2016, 09:56:01 PM
Hello Everyone,

HAve a bunch of X-10 stuff that I never could get working 100%.  Best so far is turning on and off the christmas lights.  Found this forum and looking to see what else I can get going.  Lots of reading to go I think.

Todd
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: ez9 on December 15, 2016, 08:44:30 PM
Tuicemen: thanks for keeping a place for this exchange!  I've invested a lot in x10 devices over the years; have a whole box of unopened stuff, and setups at home and office; the office setup went down the other day; and now I'm finding out that it's a jungle out there, with everyone kind of on there own, except for this forum.  Hard to believe that someone has not made a business out of this system ... the hardware is still being sold, but the software is kaput?  Bizarre ... 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: stevecon on December 17, 2016, 04:29:17 PM
Hi - I've been using X-10 hardware and software for 15+ years.. I have Radio Shack and other labeled X-10 hardware too.  I didn't realize X-10 was gone until after the fact.  I had a PC running AHP sofware that had failing HD and I learned quick that X-10 was no more.  I lost everything but got AHP and Smart Macros back with Marmitek's version.  I'm looking to see what I can do now with the 3.18 and Marmitek's 3.16 version; but it looks like I'll have to do a lot of post reading to get up to speed.  Thanks for the work done thus far!

Steve
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: oilburner65 on January 02, 2017, 03:19:38 PM
Just an intro to keep myself activated. I've been using X-10 technology for longer than I can remember. I hope this forum can extend that usage. Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: hillyerm on January 03, 2017, 06:25:36 PM
Hi,

I've had X10 products since 1998 starting with the CM11A.  I currently have a CM15A and registered Activehome Pro 3.316 with no plugins and X10 Dispatch on Windows 7.  Over the years I have controlled blinds with a Drape Boss controller and X10 and currently control a Comcast DTA with X10 to IR over BOCS SD coax video distribution to my older TVs and the twin view of newer TVs. 

I bought some LIFX bulbs and wanted to figure out how to control them using my Palm Pad and other X10 remotes since the bulbs themselves don't interact well with X10 modules.  I was able to figure out how to do it with help from various sites including this one.  I have perused the x10 forums over the years and see that tuicemen.com also contains interesting and valuable information.

There are some splashy new things in home automation out there now but note how some of them depend on the cloud and the company's servers and won't work when the internet goes down or the company stops supporting the product (e.g. Revolv).

With the new year everyone should consider donating to help keep this site going https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3JHCZQGQHYKAJ .
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cgordon64 on January 10, 2017, 04:02:11 PM
i have had x10 for about just as long cant wait to get it working with alexa.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: jimsl78 on January 15, 2017, 02:45:11 PM
Hello,
I have been procrastinating for 2 1/2 years moving from a Windows XP to a "new" Windows 7 computer because of the old programs I still want to run.   X10 Activehome Professional being one of them. Nice to see somebody doing this. Hoping to get AHP to run on Windows 7 or in Windows Virtual PC XP mode.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: dcm on February 02, 2017, 02:12:15 PM
Hi, all.  I have been using ActiveHome since January 3, 2002.
I am located in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
I am very happy to find a place where we can help and get help for continuing the use of our X10 modules.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Rofram on March 09, 2017, 05:43:47 PM
I'm a long time X-10 user using to control things at two locations. Lots of interesting and useful information here.
Thanks all for your contributions!
Title: Hi!
Post by: GreGK on May 01, 2017, 05:06:54 PM
I have ALS and am intereste in automating. The VA gave me a box of x10 stuff, and someone else gave me an Echo
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on May 01, 2017, 10:12:59 PM
Welcome aboard GreGK,
Depending on what X10 devices you have Alex10 may be just what your looking for.
Combine it with ActiveHome Pro and the possibilities are end else  ;>
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: bstone65 on July 09, 2017, 09:19:52 PM
Greetings everyone. I may be a little late getting to the automation party but I found a bunch of X10 devices in storage and have begun to automate my house so it looks "lived in" while I'm away on business, etc. I look forward to perusing all the info on the forum and hopefully implementing some of the ideas found here.

Brad
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Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on July 10, 2017, 07:36:07 AM
X10 continues to be the simplest and one of the cheapest to do what your looking for!
Welcome aboard Brad
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: skel28 on November 27, 2017, 09:47:15 AM
Hi all, nice to be here. I picked up an Amazon Echo and a Broadlink RM Pro in the last week. Unfortunately we don't have the Broadlink skills available to Alexa in UK so I need to find a working solution. I tried the Broadlink RM Plugin but that doesn't work with the current version of the Echo so still looking for my solution :) Anyway, hello all.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on November 27, 2017, 10:28:30 AM
Welcome aboard skel28.
You might wish to check out the RM Bridge (it may work in the UK).
That with the HA-Bridge might be the answer.  (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: skel28 on November 27, 2017, 12:10:05 PM
I will indeed, thank you very much :)  (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: benm328 on December 03, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
Checking in to stay active.  Thanks for the board!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: odmu5322 on October 30, 2018, 05:27:39 AM
Hello everyone
I am new to this forum that I discovered when "Amazon Echo" arrived in France. My first use was to interface Alexa with my X10 network via Alex10.
I will take advantage of all the experiences and expertise present on this forum to enrich my skills.
Have a nice day
Daniel
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on October 30, 2018, 08:56:01 AM
Welcome aboard odmu5322!
Alexa has revived a lot of users X10 setup and caused many to dust off old modules they had boxed up and filed away several years ago.
Voice assistance has also driven may into the Pi world as they can create a Google mini or Alexa dot from these or just use them for X10 software giving the voice assistance even more power.
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: stanton on January 08, 2019, 07:30:31 PM
Hi.  New member here.  Been playing with X10 for 10 years now, and lurking on the boards.  T's hints on troubleshooting ActiveHome and ActivePhone have saved me several times!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: BGobbler on February 03, 2019, 09:14:38 AM
Hello World
Good to find that X10 is still kicking in the world of Alexa and Google.
A shout to the Mod for keeping X10 alive and to the Peps who won't let it just fade away!
Cheers!
 (Chr)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on February 03, 2019, 09:28:40 AM
Welcome aboard BGobbler.
Many say X10 is fading popularity however I believe it is making a come back.
Several users boxed up their X10 gear and moved on to other protocols thinking the grass was greener only to find out it wasn't.
 If they had spent the same time and money on X10 reliability as the other devices they would have a truly dependable setup. There are several long time X10 users that refuse to let go.
 I'm just one of them. (RoFL)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Tuicemen on February 03, 2019, 11:05:43 AM
welcome aboard stanton, glad to here you've found my ramblings helpful! ;>
 (Chr)