Control Starter Kit Short Form Press Release
- The FireCracker is an expandable computer-based kit that
allows you to remotely control lights and appliances using a combination of your
homes existing AC wiring and radio frequency (RF) signals. Simply plug the light
module into a favorite lamp, then plug the module into a wall outlet. Next plug the
transceiver module into an appliance like a coffe pot, and then plug the module into a
wall outlet. Thats all you have to do. The handheld or remote does the rest, sending
commands via RF signals that are converted into powerline signals to turn on and off
almost anything electrical. You can even use the computer interface to send commands from
- In only a few months, X10.com has given away more than
100,000 FireCracker kits in an effort to introduce technology savvy web communities and
user groups to the incredible simplicity and power of building a home where you can
remotely control almost anything electrical at the touch of a button from anywhere in the
- While the majority of home networking vendors concentrate
primarily on expensive products for the future, X10.com (www.x10.com/pressroom24.htm) is capturing the attention of a whole new generation of computer
enthusiasts learning how create their 21st century Wired Home with the free
FireCracker home control starter kit.
- "X10.com is really focused on one priority, the mass
adoption of Wired Home products," said Alex Peder, president X10 (USA) retail sales
division. "We knew giving away the FireCracker would attract millions of folks
interested in home control but unsure about how to get started. This is a win-win
situation for both the customers and X10.com. Influential end users are able to test and
challenge our products and share their experiences with others. We in turn gain a whole
new generation of customers committed to getting the most out of their home of the
- For a limited time only, everyone can join the Wired Home
revolution by taking advantage of X10.coms decision to offer their home control
starter kit known as FireCracker , a $73.00 value, for only a handling fee of $5.90.
Computer interface - No bigger than a Fig
Newton, the interface plugs into a serial port in the back of your computer. The X10
through-port design allows you to plug another device into the back of the interface.
Using the FireCracker software allows you to send commands through this interface to the
Wireless Link Module and through the household wiring. This interface can control up
to 16 sets of lights and appliances.
PalmPad Remote Control - The
PalmPadRemote is one of X10s most powerful remotes, allowing you to control up
to 16 sets of lights and appliances when you are away from your PC.
Wireless Link Module - This module takes the
wireless signal from the computer interface and converts it to an X10 signal, sending
commands through the household wiring to lamp and appliance modules.
Lamp Module - This module receives signals
to turn on or off a lamp based on your commands.
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