HOW X10 COMPARES TO UPB

"I have been installing home automation and lighting solutions since 1996 and have experienced the many/different aspects of lighting control; X10, RF, networked Smart Switches and centrally controlled. UPB is the solution I've been waiting for. I call it X10 on steroids, but the only thing X10 about it is that the control signals go over the standard house wiring. The UPB protocol is a masterpiece in every sense. The communication is robust and the capability to program advanced features will allow us to give customers some real cool features. I also like that the UPB switch system is a standalone lighting solution. Allowing us to install a nice system without the need for a controller until the customer is ready. It's well thought out products like this that keep me excited about this business."

-Dale Wojahn EE ESPI Owner, Home Systems

 

Feature Typical X10 Product Offering Pulseworx with UPB™ Technology

Reliability

70-80% >99% reliable
Communications

2-way communications

X

Pulse-position modulation

X

Spread spectrum

X

Signal levels

2 Volts 40 Volts

Communications frequencies

120Khz 4K-40Khz
Speed

bits/sec

60 480

commands/sec

1 5
Loads per System/Transformer 256 62,500
Advanced Functionality

Settings stored onboard

X

Programmable

X

Ease of Setup and Test

Built-in testing and diagnostics

X

Testing and diagnostics from a single point

X

Complete Product Offering

Wall Mount Dimmer - 1000W

X X

Wall Mount Dimmer - 600W

X X

6-button Wall Controller

X

Powerline Interface Module

X X

 

 

 

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