Xtenscape Brings Free X10 iPhone Control for Mac and PC


Xtenscape is a free Java based application for Windows 98/ME/XP/2000/Vista and intel-based Apple macs.  Just connect a CM11 / CM12 to your PC or Mac to easily shedule and control your X10 devices.  Now Scott Hather has released a free iPhone app to control the system, either from your LAN or the Internet…

“X10 home automation has been around for some time now. Its a simple idea whereby control signals are ‘piggy-backed’ on top of the electrical current running through your house, these signals can tell a specific receiver to switch on or off.

Anything can be plugged into the receivers socket and so can be controlled. Somewhere in your house you will need the controller, typically a CM11 or CM12 unit. You plug it into the wall socket and a wire from it goes into the back of your computer so it can send signals.

The final piece of the puzzle is the software to send these signals to the CM11/CM12. There are several to choose from on Windows, some free, some not, on the Mac, there’s two that I know of both commercial and quite expensive, so as usual, I wrote my  own, and this is it. Xtenscape”


1 Comment on "Xtenscape Brings Free X10 iPhone Control for Mac and PC"

  1. I mentioned this on Twitter. Found you via http://www.screencastsonline.com/index_files/SCO0154-fluid.php screencast on Fluid, the site specific browser.

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