ZBPLM - ZigBee/INSTEON/X10 Interface - Model #5010N  
ZBPLM - ZigBee/INSTEON/X10 Interface - Model #5010N

Price: $119.99

USB Version: Yes, Please (+$10.00)
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ZBPLM is a multi-protocol interface that allows PC and hardware-based automation controllers to monitor and control ZigBee, INSTEON and X10-compatible lights, appliances, heating/air conditioning systems and alarm systems. The device communicates with a controller via a serial RS-232 line and a simple command/response protocol.

The ZBPLM includes a ZigBee PRO radio based on the Jennic 5148 to offer unparalleled performance as a ZigBee coordinator. As if that wasn't enough, the ZBPLM also includes the INSTEON PLM chip from SmartLabs for INSTEON and X10 communication.

ZBPLM ships configured as a ZigBee coordinator implementing the HA Profile. This CID (Combined Interface Device) implements the majority of the HA Client Clusters for controlling and monitoring typical ZigBee HA networks. A list of the clusters is documented in the product brief in the downloads section. The API document is available in our Downloads section.

Note: This device does not ship with a software package and is currently intended for developers that will be creating their own user interface or controller. Docklight can be used as a diagnostic tool to view the information to and from the ZBPLM.

Power Requirements: This device will have full functionality in 120V AC, 60 Hz power environments only. INSTEON and X10 require 60 Hz and the PLM requires 120V. If your environment is 240V AC and 50 Hz, Zigbee will still work if a step down transformer is used to supply 120V AC. The USB-CID is our ZigBee only version of the ZBPLM.

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  • Utilizes ZigBee HA, INSTEON, and X10 protocols
  • Start Network and Permit Join functions are accessible via the program pushbutton
  • Built-in real-time clock with battery back-up keeps track of time even while the unit is not powered
  • Large INSTEON EEPROM memory allows storage of up to 2000 links.
  • Supplies 19VDC at up to 100ma to connected equipment, thus eliminating the need for additional power supplies in most cases
  • ZigBee certified for interoperability with devices made by many other manufacturers
  • 1-year warranty by Smartenit

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SimpleHomeNet Product Number ZBPLM, ZigBee/INSTEON/X10 Interface #5010N
Warranty 1 year
Status LED (on the PLM) White LED for all ZBPLM indications
Memory INSTEON: 32Kb, ZigBee: 128Kb
Capacity Timers, Macros (triggers), Zones, Scenes: up to 256 each, independent of each other.
Interface RS232C through RJ45 connector
Powerline Protocols INSTEON & X10
Available Wireless Protocols ZigBee PRO, JenNet, 6LoWPAN (defaults to ZigBee Pro)
INSTEON Features
INSTEON Addresses 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
INSTEON Links 2000+
INSTEON Powerline Frequency 131.65 KHz
INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level 3.2 Vppinto 5 Ohms
INSTEON Minimum Receive Level 10 mVppnominal
INSTEON Messages Repeated Yes
X10 Features
X10 Primary Address None required.  Unit responds and can send to all addresses
X10 Powerline Frequency 121 KHz
X10 Minimum Transmit Level 3.2 Vppinto 5 Ohms
X10 Minimum Receive Level 20 mVppnominal
X10 Messages Repeated No
Operating Conditions Indoors, 32 to 122°F, up to 85% relative humidity
Dimensions 4.0" H x 2.5" W x 1.5" D
Weight 9.5 oz
Electrical (PLM)
Supply Voltage 120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
Surge Protection MOV rated for 150 Volts
Power Plug 3-pin grounded
Pass-through Outlet 3-pin grounded
Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3101636)
ZBPLM Downloads
ZBPLM Product Brief Product brief with detailed specs
ZBPLM Quick Start Guide Basic setup guide
ZBCID API 10/2013 - API for ZigBee commands
Docklight Script  Pre-Loaded Scripts for Docklight Scripting
How To: Use Docklight Scripting Wiki Entry