Can be controlled from anywhere with an iPhone!
Yes, a mere computer can control it, also.
Once programmed, a computer is not necessary.
Have you ever wished you could manage the resources that your home uses more effectively? Have you been in a lounge chair on vacation somewhere and realized you needed to adjust the irrigation? Could you use the simplicity of controlling it all from virtually any java enabled, internet connected browser - even an iPhone? Undoubtedly, your answer is "Yes."
We have put together the Orch-ISY-RM-IRR Remote Access Irrigation Automation Kit with you in mind. Now you can easily install, setup and enjoy the peace of mind and resource savings that home automation offers in one affordable, reliable and exciting kit. This powerful remote access kit includes:
ISY-994i series internet capable controller w/ PLM
Two Insteon rnetwork range extenders or, optionally, two lamp or ON/OFF modules w/on board Insteon network range extenders. (There is an option to remove these from the package if they are not needed (see the "How to choose your options" tab)
8 button Insteon Keypadlinc (used for Valve or Program Selection)
SimpleHomeNet EZFlora 8 zone irrigation valve controller
This kit revolves around the Universal Devices ISY-994i series Home Automation Controller. It connects to your home network and the Insteon power line modem with just a couple of cat 5 cables (included). Once connected to your network, your computer running Windows (yes! Vista, too), Mac or Linux operating system can access the ISY-994i using a Java applet. This is the beauty of the system. There is no software to install. When connected you are communicating directly with the controller through your java enabled browser and a simple GUI (graphic user interface). By design, this allows connecting from most java enabled browsers remotely without having to install a program.
The ISY allows for full control of your irrigation valves, program creation and management and much more. If you are concerned about setting up the ISY-994i in your home, don't be. Although a compatible router is required, we plugged it in and tested it on our 6 year old router and connected through Windows Vista and an iPhone before we ever put this kit together for our customers. Remote access can be disabled, however if not needed and security is provided by SSL certificate encryption provided by Universal Devices and configurable right within the application.
In addition to the ability to link, control and manage all your Insteon devices, the ISY-994i allows for complex (if, then, else) type programming of Valves, Scenes, Programs, etc. For example creating a program to link each button of the keypad to a valve run of 5 minutes is easily programmed like this:
Keypad Button 1 On
Turn (Scene with Valve 1 and Keypad Button 1) On
wait 5 minutes
Turn (Scene with Valve 1 and Keypad Button 1) Off
Turn Valve 1 Off
Just Repeat for each button on the keypad to have simple access to your valves from a convenient location in your house! This is just the beginning of what the ISY-994i can do. For more information, consult the ISY User's Manual.
After connecting the ISY-994i Home Automation Controller and installing the access points, keypad and EZFlora, you have established a complete Insteon network in your home. You will quickly learn how to link the EZFlora and program its operation with the easy to use graphic interface. Once you're up to speed and connecting to your irrigation valves from a Java enabled browser of your choice, we're sure you'll want to add to your automation.
Here's how it goes: Just add the perfect mix of Insteon dimmers, switches, keypads, touch screens, etc. and Insteon compatible thermostats, motion sensors and more. Look through the categories on our site for ideas. Referencing the included instructions for each device, install them at the controlling locations. Following the instructions included with the devices to be linked and paying particular attention to how the devices go into linking mode (usually by holding the switch or a button for 10 seconds), link all modules to the ISY-994i. Then rename for convenience, configure and program all your devices and scenes in the ISY-994i application. Enjoy beautiful, sophisticated home control by interacting with the ISY-994i IR through elegant decora style dimmers, switches or touch screens or from your sofa with an RF remote or virtually any universal IR remote control. Relax while away knowing that you can adjust all your linked devices and scenes from any java enabled internet browser on a computer or cell phone.
The automation possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Hundreds of Insteon and Insteon compatible devices are available and can be added to your project and controlled with the ISY-994i Home Automation Controller.
We are here to help you with your Home Automation Project. If you have any questions regarding the application or function of any of devices in this kit or on our site, you may give us a call or ask the Maestro
for a quick email or telephone response.