X10 is an international and open industry standard for communication among electronic devices used for home automation and domotics. It primarily uses power line wiring for signaling and control, where the signals involve brief radio frequency bursts representing digital information. A wireless radio based protocol transport is also defined. (source Wikipedia X10)

Program / Packages

X10 :: Operate X-10 electrical power control modules

This program (x10) commands up to 256 X-10 modules via a CP-290 serial-interface controller plugged into any serial port of your system. You can use it to automate your home! It's also commonly used to provide control over computers and other devices that might need to be powered up or down via a timed command or remote control. The CP-290 controller stores 128 clock-driven events that it will execute when your computer is turned off, so you can even program your computer to turn itself on at a particular time.

x10-automate :: GUI interface for x10 power line control utility

With this program (x10-automate) you can attach icons to your various X10 devices and see them displayed on a toolbar as well as a floor plan of your own. You can also read, write and edit programs to download to the CP-290 controller.

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