Why UPB? Gen I, II, III?

Why UPB Gen I, II, III?

Generation III UPB Levition HAI Lighting Control (HLC) devices feature Generation III UPB™ technology. Simply Automated leading supplier of UPB globally.  Universal Powerline Bus (UPB)™ is a digital powerline communications standard for lighting and home control that has been used since 2001.

UPB™ is for single phase 120/240 volt systems that have a neutral wire, which is standard residential wiring; accordingly, UPB™ works over existing wires in a home and does not require new wiring.

UPB™ is a digital technology that has been extensively tested and researched in residential environments and found to be 99.9 percent reliable.

UPB™ transmits using a pulse over existing house wiring. The pulse has a long range and travels on powerlines. The UPB™ pulse is not susceptible to noise because it is spread spectrum.

Features and benefits provided by the Generation III UPB™ technology include:

  1. Increased tolerance for power frequency variations and interruptions in dimmers.
  2. Gen III Dimmers and Non-Dimming Switches allow the user to configure the device as either dimming or non-dimming.
  3. Dimmer and non-dimming switches now feature an automatic timeout so that the light automatically turns off and an optimized TRIAC drive.
  4. Improved communication and enhanced noise immunity for superior reliability even in the noisiest of environments.
  5. Swifter reaction time of switches when tapped; virtually no delay between tapping of switch and light reaction.
  6. Full compatibility with UPB split phase repeaters.

UPB™ has Advanced Addressing that allows 250 devices per house, 250 houses per transformer that has greatly reduced the chance of overlap between houses.

UPB™ switches can peacefully co-exist with other Powerline carrier systems within the same home.



2 comments on “Why UPB? Gen I, II, III?

  1. tboelg77 on said:

    I’ve found upb is upb, great technology,leviton hai great security company, I use simply automated upb lighting that is fully compatible with hai, more options,flexibility,lower pricing.

  2. Glen Osborne on said:

    This sounds like a great way to control stuff. I’ve tried a few of the wifi and wireless systems. While they’re cool and boast “no wires”, they are problematic because they can have a lot of packet loss on your network. They also add devices to your wireless network which can bog down your wifi speed if you have a lot of devices. And lets face it, what household doesn’t have a lot of devices these days? Everyone has a smartphone and a tablet plus the normal home computers. Too many things for a Walmart router to deal with. Transmitting over UPB sounds like the perfect compromise. No additional network traffic, no packet loss and no worrying about a weak signal at the far end of your house.

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