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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

       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).