Meedio HouseBot is a home automation controller that uses "software remotes" to interact with the system from other Windows, Windows CE, Pocket PC, or Windows Mobile devices. The system includes native support for many hardware interfaces including X10, RS/232, modem, USB, and software devices. A drag-and-drop WYSIWYG theme designer allows custom graphical interfaces to be designed for multiple PC, touchscreen, or mobile devices.
Meedio HouseBot supports the following interfaces, software, and hardware devices:
ADI Ocelot or Leopard controller (X10 & IR)
ADI SECU16 - Relay control / Input channel monitoring
Device Replicator - Controls other Devices running on remote HouseBot machines
Execute any program running on HouseBot machine
External Control - Control HouseBot remotely from command line application
Generic Serial control. Can be customized to control a wide variety of equipment attached to RS232 port
Girder Bridge - Send event strings to Girder application
Global Cache GC-100
Meridian 565 - RS232 control of Meridian 565 DSP
Modem / Phone Status - Provides call notification and caller ID information
Nirvis Slink-e support - X10 & IR. Also provides control of CDJ application
PowerLinc USB - X10 control
SMTP - Sends email
Text-2-speech (TTS) - Plays text over system sound card
USB UIRT - IR transmit and receive
VB Scripting - Write simple VB Script programs to enhance automation control
WGL W800 - RF Receiver
WinAmp 2.x - Control WinAmp 2.x application
Windows clipboard - Send and receive data using the Windows clipboard
About 3 yrs ago, I spent hours trying out all the X10 control software and eventually decided that Housebot had the right mix of power and ease of use. If you're a little windows savy, you'll have no problem getting housebot to do some pretty powerful things.
In the last 2 years, this product has seen 0 development. The last version released was several years ago. It supports none of the newer X10 control systems such as the CM15A. I feel like i've been left behind and am now shopping around for another system.