Home automation using power line signaling protocols

Darco is evaluating home automation systems for his new house. Devices will be controlled over a power line signaling protocol like X10 or UPB power-line signaling. He seems set to use the more advanced, well documented, and more expensive UPB protocol. To circumvent the hefty price-tags of UPB equipment, he is designing his own device […]

UPB home automation system clone

Arpad Toth has released the results of three years of research on the Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) home automation system. This system is widely used in Europe for control of home lighting and other applicances and appears similar to the X10 systems. Arpad’s article titled “Cloning the UPB home automation system” details the reverse engineering […]