“The Home of Automation” 1-800-9-TEL-JDS

“The Home of Automation” 1-800-9-TEL-JDS
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COMPUTER-PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATION
The TimeCommander Computer-Programmable Scheduler/Controller integrates scheduling and advanced control
of X-10 and Infrared devices. The intuitive Event Manager software makes programming easy and offers many
advanced control features that can be customized to suit any residential or commercial application.
EASY 4-STEP PROGRAMMING
Time- and event-based schedules are easily programmed with a mouse or
keyboard by selecting from simple “pop-down” menus. No language to learn or
program code to write - the Event Manager software (DOS or Windows) writes
it for you! Once programmed, the TimeCommander can be disconnected from
the computer or used together for monitoring and manually controlling devices.
The TimeCommander's internal clock/calendar tracks sunrise & sunset and
automatically adjusts for daylight savings and leap year! An internal back-up
battery maintains the program memory in the event of a power outage.
ADVANCED TWO-WAY X-10 CONTROL
In addition to sending X-10 commands, the TimeCommander monitors and
identifies X-10 activity on the power line, allowing intelligent "If-Then-Else/AndOr" control, based on time, received X-10 commands, and/or hardwired inputs.
Programmed routines and complex macros can be set or triggered at the touch of
a button from any X-10 controller, telephone (with the TeleCommand), or
specialized switch. Many useful tools such as timers, flags and variables help
customize schedules for specific applications.
ASCII INPUT & OUTPUT
The TimeCommander can be programmed to respond to ASCII text data (up to
32 characters in length) to trigger any event in the schedule. It can also send ASCII
text data to trigger another computer program or control an external modem.
MAXIMIZE ANY X-10 CONTROLLER
The TimeCommander can extend the functionality of X-10 controllers that
only control devices over one letter code such as mini-controllers, maxicontrollers, wireless transmitters, etc. For example, programming: “If: A1ON, Then: B2-ON, C3-OFF” lets controllers set to letter code "A" operate
devices set to letter codes "B" and "C"!
X-10 SEQUENCES
A unique “X-10 SEQUENCE” feature lets you program devices to respond to
specific combinations of X-10 commands received within a defined time frame.
Ideal for protecting computers, doors/gates, heaters, etc. from inadvertent or
unauthorized operation! For example:
If: A1-ON A4-OFF A3-ON is received within 6 seconds,
Then: G9-ON (Open security gate) and G16-ON (Signal the house)
REMOTE ACCESS VIA MODEM
The TimeCommander can be connected to a modem (2400 baud) and fully
operated from a remote computer for off-site programming, monitoring and
control! For added security (and reverse billing), a call-back feature, when
selected,instructstheremotemodemtocallbackaspecifiednumberforremote access.
STEP, SET LEVEL & PRESET LEVEL DIMMING
The TimeCommander supports several dimming protocols for maximum
flexibility when creating custom lighting routines. Dim/Bright commands can
be issued in individual steps or by setting the level (Set-Level) to a specific
percent. With Set-Level, the TimeCommander remembers the dim levels it
issues and increases or decreases accordingly.
The TimeCommander also supports Preset Dim and Micro-Dim/Bright
commands available with the new PCS series dimmer modules. Preset Dim
allows lights to turn on to a specific level without first going to full brightness
- even when starting from a full off state! Micro-Dim and Micro-Bright allows
very fine adjustments (1/2% increments) for gradual changes in brightness.
For example, it can simulate sunrise by gradually increasing brightness over a
period of an hour.
SYSTEM MONITORING & CONTROL
The multi-purpose “MegaController” allows total system monitoring and
manual control in a single, on-screen interactive workspace!
ON-SCREEN
CONTROLLER
X-10 STATUS DISPLAY
I/O DISPLAY
ACTIVITY
LOG
ANALOG DISPLAY
IR ACCESS
MegaController features include:
Interactive Status Display - displays on/off status of all 256 X-10 addresses and
allows manual control of the entire system using a mouse or keyboard.
Activity Log - logs and displays date, time, origin, and letter/number/function
code of all X-10, IR & I/O commands as they occur.
History button - recalls X-10 activity (previous 200 commands) for review,
file or print out - an invaluable tool for monitoring or troubleshooting any
X-10 system!
I/O Access - displays digital input and relay output status of I/O-Xpanders
and allows direct control of relays via mouse or keyboard.
A/D Access - reads and displays analog input status of I/O-Xpanders.
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SECURITY
SYSTEM
TIMECOMMANDER
TWO WAY
X-10
I/O-Xpander
TEMPERATURE
SENSORS
DOOR & GATE
OPENERS
HEATING/COOLING
SYSTEM
LOW-VOLTAGE
LIGHTING
IRRIGATION
SYSTEM
DRAPERY/WINDOW
CONTROL
I/O-Xpander
SOUND
FILES
AUDIO/VIDEO,
HOME THEATER, ETC.
IR-Xpander
MODEM
MULTI-MEDIA ACCESS
With the Event Manager software (Windows version), you can program sound
(.wav) files to be triggered in response to any input condition. This can be used
to announce scheduled events such as “time to wake up” or changes to system
status such as “security breach,” “door open,” “alarm set,” etc.
SECURITY MODE
While you're away or on vacation, for added security, lights (and other devices)
can be programmed to turn on and off at approximately the time you specify to
create a “lived in” appearance.
ADVANCED TELEPHONE CONTROL
When used with the TeleCommand, events can be controlled from any on- or
off-premise phone, including cordless and cellular phones for convenient
wireless control. For example, dialing “* T-V” (* 8-8) can turn on the tv, close
the drapes, dim the lights, and tune in your favorite channel! It can even mute
the tv or stereo automatically when the phone rings! Or call home from your car
or office to heat the spa, start dinner, arm/disarm the alarm, or turn off an
appliance that was left on inadvertently! The possibilities are endless!
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
INPUT/OUTPUT XPANDER
IR-XP2 INFRARED XPANDER
The I/O-Xpander (I/O-X10) adds analog and digital
inputs and relay outputs to the TimeCommander or
TimeCommander-Plus. Up to four I/O-Xpanders
can be connected to the TimeCommander or
TimeCommander-Plus auxiliary port. Input/output status can be logged to a
file or printer and monitored/reviewed locally or remotely via modem.
The optional IR-XP2 InfraRed Xpander allows control
of audio and video components in response to any input
condition(s) such as time, X-10, IR, analog or digital input, ascii, etc. Custom
macros can be programmed to turn on power, select source (am/fm, tv, vcr,
cd, etc.), switch channels, set volume level, and even close the drapes and dim
the lights - all at the touch of a button or at preset times! IR commands can
also be used to trigger events in the system. Together with the TeleCommand,
audio/video systems can be conveniently controlled by phone - at home or
away - even cordless phones for wireless control!
16 opto-isolated digital inputs accommodate motion detectors, security
sensors, thermostats, assistive switching and other hardwired devices. Digital
inputs are rated 4 - 24v ac/dc.
8 analog inputs accommodate hardwired temperature and humidity sensors
or any device with variable output from 0 - 5vdc. Built-in calibration software
provides gain and offset adjustment.
8 SPDT relay outputs allow connection to security systems, HVAC,
speakers, sprinklers, low-voltage lighting, etc. Relay outputs are rated
1A @28v ac/dc.
DECORA TEMPERATURE SENSOR (DTS-34)
The DTS-34 Decora Temperature Sensor provides an analog output (0-5vdc)
proportional to temperature (10mv/oF). Connects to analog inputs of a
TimeCommander-Plus or I/O-Xpander. Range: 32oF-212oF. Input: 5-24vdc.
SPECIFICATIONS
Power.......................................................................................... 12VDC, 200mA
Connections.................................................. Serial: DB-9, P.L.I./Aux: RJ-11
Timers......................................................................................................... 32
Variables................................................................................................... 256
Compatibility......... IBM PC, PC-XT, PC-AT or compatible w/ asynchronous serial port
Required operating system (DOS).............. PC-DOS or MS-DOS 3.1 or higher
Flags......................................................................................................... 256
Macros...................................................................................................... 256
Required operating system (Windows).................... Windows 3.1 or higher
Required memory (DOS)........................... 512 KBytes RAM available for use
Time Labels............................................................................................ 16
ASCII.............................................................................. 32 characters/line
Required available disk space........... 800 KBytes (DOS), 2 MBytes (Windows)
Transmission rate........................................................... 9600 bps asynchronous
Lines of code............................................................................... 2100+
Activity Log................................................. Last 200 X-10 transmissions
Data format..................................... 8 Data Bits, No Parity, One Stop Bit
Delays............................................................................................... Unlimited
Message Log.................................................................... 8000 characters
Dimensions................................................................... 5.5" x 6.5" x 1.5"
Weight........................................................................................ 19 ounces
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