Home Automation, UPB, Lighting control
PulseWorx UPB Overview, www.pcslighting.com/pulseworx
Simply Automated UPB, leading supplier of UPB home automation and UPB lighting control, UPB, Universal Powerline Technology
Lighting control will enhance the enjoyment and value of your home!
PulseWorx® lighting controls home automation, UPB, Simply Automated UPB, enable you to provide one-touch control over any of your home’s lights via keypads, dimmers, switches and plug-in receivers. All while working within the current framework, which already exists in any home – no new wires are required.
Utilizing UPB® technology, invented by PCS, the dimmers and keypads use the standard residential wiring (120/208/240V electrical system with a neutral wire at each switch location) to control and create dramatic scenes without having to run additional wiring—providing an affordable, flexible lighting control option.
PulseWorx is modular, start in one room and expand as your budget allows, along with your needs and wants. Installation is simple, attach or replace a switch with a PulseWorx Wall Switch or Dimmer by connecting the switch’s line, load, ground, and neutral wire and your ready to start creating lighting scenes like Good Morning, Dinner Time, Movie Time, Party and Good Night from an installed Keypad with just a few button presses.
Once the required controls are installed the system is fully stand-alone requiring no central controller. Full bi-directional communication not only simplifies programming but also provides verification of any UPB signal sent, further bolstering the system’s capabilities.
Why Simply Automated?
Most Complete Product Line
Simply Automated offers the most complete line of lighting control and automation products in the marketplace – from our simple and ready to use Pre-Configured products that work right out of the box, can be easily programmed with a tap of a button, to our line of powerful PC-Configured products scalable up to 250 devices, we’ve got you covered. And most importantly, Simply Automated products work!
Most Flexible and Technologically Advanced Product Line
We offer a dimmer/switch base that can take up to 13 different faceplates in 6 color combinations – an industry exclusive. Or our new dimmer/switch base that handles two different circuits, in one junction box. All Simply Automated multi-rocker and multi-button dimmers/switches provide both local circuit and multi-scene control.
Check out our complete line of Dimmer/Switches, Faceplates, Lamp & Dimmer Modules, Appliance & Relay Modules, Phase Couplers, Repeaters & Filters, Controllers & Programmers and Starter Kits at Simply Automated Products.
Lowest Prices, Highest Standards in Manufacturing and Quality Control
In today’s challenging environment and demanding marketplace, Simply Automated products are priced significantly lower than alternative lighting control solutions while maintaining the highest standards in manufacturing and quality control. Simply Automated devices typically cost up to 50% less than comparable or less featured devices from Lutron, Leviton, Z-Wave, HAI, Smarthome, Pulseworx or Vantage!
Finest After Sales Service and Support
Simply Automated takes great pride in having an opportunity to be your customer friendly partner. Take a test drive. If you have any problems, questions or issues — just contact us. You will find our products, service and support are second to no one.
About UPB Technology
UPB technology provides an inexpensive and reliable solution for residential and commercial powerline communications applications. While other powerline communication technologies exist, none compare to UPB in cost per node, functionality and reliability.
Highly Reliable — The UPB method of communication is 100 ~ 1000 times more reliable than current X-10 technology and 10 ~100 times more reliable than CEBUS or LONWORKS powerline technologies. UPB is 99.9% reliable versus 70%-80% reliability of X-10.*
UPB transmits farther (over a mile), is less susceptible to powerline noise and capacitive attenuation (signal reduction) than other technologies for three reasons:
When put on one phase of a home’s two phase power line, the signals are so strong they go out to the street side transformer and are induced on the opposite phase, returning back to the home. Since UPB transmits at a low frequency, it does not affect other powerline devices or appliance/loads.
No New Wires – UPB dimmer switches are installed exactly like regular dimmer switches. They connect to a home’s standard wiring. Since no new or special wiring is required, they work great in retrofit applications too.
Affordable — UPB dimmer switches can be as affordable as high end non-communicating dimmers. When comparing costs of home upgrades (theater TV, remodeled bath or kitchen) adding lighting automation and control to a room or whole home provides a surprising improvement in quality of life at a comparably low cost.
Simplicity – Adding lighting control can be as simple as plugging in dimming modules or replacing dimming switches Pre-Configured Series. Unlike radio frequency (RF) wireless switches, where reliability is proportional to the number of ‘mess-networked’ switches installed, UPB provides reliability and performance anywhere in the home without the need of repeaters.
Peer to Peer – No host computer or central controller is necessary for single, point-to-point control or group (lighting scene) control. UPB is a no-host, peer to peer network. Interruption of power, or single point controller/repeater failure, will not affect a stand-alone UPB network.
Two Way Communications – Hardware, software and protocol design allows for two-way communication in all products. Status can be confirmed with polling or automatically transmitted upon local/manual load changes.
House Separation – Neighbors with UPB will not control each other’s lights. The UPB addressing scheme allows for 250 systems (houses) on each transformer and 250 devices on each system. It incorporates over 64,000 total addresses compared to 256 for conventional X-10.
Interaction – UPB communication can be used in the presence of all X-10, CEBus, HomePlug or LonWorks compatible equipment with no interference between either. The UPB technology uses a completely different frequency range than any of the wide-band, narrow-band, or spread spectrum technologies. The physical method of UPB communication is entirely different than the modulation-demodulation techniques of all X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks.
Higher Speed – 20 to 40 times the speed of X- 10 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.
* Reliability is defined as the percentage of transmitter/receiver pairs that correctly operate upon initial installation. The UPB 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 US, homes with a median size of 2500 Sq, Ft. This environment is defined to be the existing base of homes, without any modifications, which means there should be no “fixing” the electrical system of the residence by adding couplers, repeaters or filtering.