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       plmpower - control Insteon/X10 devices via SmartLabs PLM 2412S


       plmpower --device serial-port


       plmpower  is  a  helper  program for powerman which enables communication with Insteon/X10
       devices via SmartLabs Power Line Modem, model 2412S.   It  is  run  interactively  by  the
       powerman  daemon.   It  can  also be useful as a standalone tool for debugging X10/Insteon
       networks based on the above device.


       Note the addresses of  your  Insteon/X10  devices.   Plug  the  PLM  into  an  AC  outlet,
       preferably  on  the  same  electrical  phase  as  the  devices under control.  Devices are
       available to bridge phases if this is not possible.

       Attach the PLM's serial port to your computer, and ensure that nothing else is  using  the
       serial  port such as the system console or getty(8).  Run plmpower and try the interactive
       commands below to see if the devices respond reliably.

       Once everything is working,  configure  powermand  to  run  plmpower  as  a  coprocess  as
       described in powerman.conf(5).


       -d, --device serial-port
              Specify the path to the special file connected to the PLM's serial port.

       -t, --timeout msec
              Set the Insteon timeout to the specified number of milliseconds (default 1000).

       -x, --x10-attempts number
              Set the number of times to run every X10 command (default 3).  X10 does not provide
              an ACK/NAK mechanism like Insteon so we cannot be certain that any  particular  X10
              command  completed,  therefore  X10  commands are issued multiple times to increase


       The following commands are accepted at the plmpower> prompt.   Address  arguments  may  be
       Insteon (e.g. 1A.2B.3C) or X10 (e.g. G12).

       help   Display help on the available commands.

       info   Get info about the PLM.

       reset  Reset the PLM (clears the all-link db).

       on addr
              Turn on device.

       off addr
              Turn off device.

       status addr
              Query status of device (Insteon only).

       ping addr
              Time round trip request/response to device (Insteon only).




       PowerMan  was  originally  developed  by  Andrew  Uselton  on LLNL's Linux clusters.  This
       software is open source and distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.


       powerman(1),   powermand(8),   httppower(8),   plmpower(8),   vpcd(8),   powerman.conf(5),, powerman-devices(7).