LinuxMCE Includes Insteon Support (Beta)

January 12, 2008

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon support from the Linux MCE project has finally arrived. Linux MCE is open source -

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- software for linux. LinuxMCE has recently announced beta support for the PLM 2412s module. This Power Linc Modem (PLM) is a simpler version of the, more common, Power Linc Controller (PLC). It has the ability to send both Insteon and X-10 commands, but not as a stand alone unit.

LinuxMCE provides drivers, written in Ruby, for both the PLM and the EZBridge. The EZBridge "bridges" your Insteon controller to your ethernet network. The EZBridge isn't cheap though ($154.99 at the time of this writing). Being that it's an ethernet device, it could potentially allow you to control your devices while you're away from home.

While this doesn't seem like a huge leap for LinuxMCE, it definitely shows that Insteon won't get left in the dark.


About Insteon

Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit, or connect with Insteon on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About Smarthome™ 
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 13,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning Insteon technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at, its direct mail catalog, its partners - such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.


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