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plmpower(8)			   powerman			   plmpower(8)

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

SYNOPSIS
       plmpower	--device serial-port

DESCRIPTION
       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.

NETWORK	SETUP
       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	possi-
       ble.

       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  de-
       vices respond reliably.

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

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

INTERACTIVE COMMANDS
       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).

FILES
       /usr/local/sbin/plmpower
       /usr/local/etc/powerman/powerman.conf

ORIGIN
       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.

SEE ALSO
       powerman(1),  powermand(8),  httppower(8), plmpower(8), vpcd(8),	power-
       man.conf(5), powerman.dev(5).

       http://code.google.com/p/powerman

powerman-2.3.20			  2014-08-26			   plmpower(8)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | NETWORK SETUP | OPTIONS | INTERACTIVE COMMANDS | FILES | ORIGIN | SEE ALSO

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