The PLCBUS method of communication is 100 ~ 1000 times more reliable than current X10 technology and 10 ~ 100 times more reliable than CEBUS or LONWORKS powerline technologies.Reliablity is defined as the percentage of transmitter/recever pairs that correctly operate upon initial installation. The PLCBUS test units are randomly installed in the environment typical of the target market. This market is defined as the single family residential market in the China. This environment is defined to be the existing base of homes, without any modifications. This means that there should be no "fixing" the electrical system of the residence by adding repeaters or filtering. The first version of PLCBUS will be over 99.9% reliable (> 100 times X10). Current X10 is around 70% ~ 80%
No New Wires
100% powerline communication, no new wires
20 to 40 times the speed of X10 in terms of data transmitted. This is equivalent to over ten full commands per second. The average latency of command to action is less than 0.1 second.
Two Way Communications
Hardware , software and protocol design allow for two way communication in all products.
Multiple houses on one transformer will be separated by means of an addressing scheme allowing totally 64,000 different addresses :
250 User Codes x 256 (House Unit Codes)
PLCBUS communication can be used in the presence of all X10 , CEBus or LonWorks compatible equipment with no interference between PLCBUS equipment. The PLCBUS technology uses a completely different frequency range than any of the wide-band, narrow-band, or spread spectrum technologies. The physical method of PLCBUS communication is entirely different than the modulation-demodulation techniques of all X10 , CEBus or LonWorks
Peer to Peer
No central controller necessary for single point to point control or group (scene) control
The PLCBUS solution uses "off the shelf" components for transmission, receiving and control circuits , including standard microprocessors. No ASIC's (application specific integrated circuits) are necessary
If any problem on PLCBUS control , please note the following :
1) Whether your power line system is exceed one phase, you need to install a "Coupler" PLCBUS-4825
2) Whether your PLCBUS controller can control the unis in your neighbors, you must have forgotten to learn "User Code" of your controllers. It can be solved by learning "User Code: again.