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supported_hardware:w800 [2019/05/12 15:08]
James Sentman update for new plugin
supported_hardware:w800 [2020/12/08 12:45] (current)
James Sentman [W800] added Catalina info
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 The W800 receiver from [[http://​www.wgldesigns.com/​w800.html|WGl Designs]] is the most versitile receiver for X10 wireless signals. If you already have an investment in X10 wireless devices such as their excellent motion and contact closure devices or their remotes there is no reason to stop using them if you’re thinking of updating the rest of your infrastructure to ZWave or something else. The wireless X10 devices remain an excellent, reliable and less expensive option for remote controls, motion sensors and contact closure sensors. Indeed their battery life is generally significantly better than even the most recent and expensive ZWave sensors while continuing to be less expensive. There is no reason not to mix different protocols with XTension. The W800 receiver from [[http://​www.wgldesigns.com/​w800.html|WGl Designs]] is the most versitile receiver for X10 wireless signals. If you already have an investment in X10 wireless devices such as their excellent motion and contact closure devices or their remotes there is no reason to stop using them if you’re thinking of updating the rest of your infrastructure to ZWave or something else. The wireless X10 devices remain an excellent, reliable and less expensive option for remote controls, motion sensors and contact closure sensors. Indeed their battery life is generally significantly better than even the most recent and expensive ZWave sensors while continuing to be less expensive. There is no reason not to mix different protocols with XTension.
  
-Note that this page is specifically geared towards the new W800 plugin included with XTension version 9.4.18 and later. There are differences to the support for the original plugin that has been included in the package since 2004 or so.+Note that this page is specifically geared towards the new W800 plugin included with XTension version 9.4.18 and later. There are differences to the support for the original plugin that has been included in the package since 2004 or so. Note that the original W800 plugin has also been ported to Catalina and newer OS versions and will remain as part of the standard XTension distribution going forward. If you are happily using the original plugins there is no longer any reason to perform a conversion to the new plugin. If you are starting a new interface please use the version 2.0 or newer W800 plugin.
  
 ====Serial VS USB==== ====Serial VS USB====
supported_hardware/w800.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/08 12:45 by James Sentman