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  • #46
    Originally posted by Illusion View Post
    I thought of another feature request for this module. But before I add it to the list on the first post, I wanted to know if you guys also wanted it, and if you think it is feasible.

    I think it would be good for the PLM Pro to allow for ID cloning. So maybe if you need to replace a failing unit, you would not have to rebuild the entire network of connected devices. So instead of having the Insteon ID tied to the PLM itself, it resides on something like a cell phone's Sim Chip. Then if a PLM Pro failed, you could replace it simply be transferring the ID chip out of the bad one, and put it into the replacement. This would mean that you do not need to update the PLM address in all the devices in the system.

    I think this could be really cool for big residential, or light commercial systems with lots of Insteon devices.
    Love the idea but the company will never let that happen. This thread has been going on for how long and what has been done on this front?? Nothing, and don't expect to see a Global PLM or UDI's PLM anytime soon either.

    Would love to see Smartlabs prove me wrong on all points and would happily leave on my signature I was wrong all day long. But that won't happen so no worries on that count at all.
    Want to make a real difference? Please cast your vote to make the PLM Pro a reality: http://forum.insteon.com/forum/main-...t/8221-plm-pro

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    • #47
      As I write this, my trusty ISY is rebuilding my system in the background as I move to yet another new PLM due to failure. Of all my feature requests, the lack of increase in link capacity fascinates me the most. In nearly 10 years since the upgrading of PLMs to support about 1000 links there has been no change to that spec.

      I find this a bit crazy as without that I have been unable (unwilling) to buy additional Insteon products as I am at capacity on my PLM. I do not have a mansion, and this is in a residential application. I do not understand why the makers of these devices would not increase the link capacity. I do not see how a PLM (at 1000 links) could support a large residential or light commercial installation. Surely users with ISYs purchase more Insteon products than the average user who does not have an ISY (and subsequently a PLM). And as soon as they come out with a unit with more link support, I will buy more stuff...
      Last edited by Illusion; 12-19-2017, 03:01 PM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Illusion View Post
        As I write this, my trusty ISY is rebuilding my system in the background as I move to yet another new PLM due to failure. Of all my feature requests, the lack of increase in link capacity fascinates me the most. In nearly 10 years since the upgrading of PLMs to support about 1000 links there has been no change to that spec.

        I find this a bit crazy as without that I have been unable (unwilling) to buy additional Insteon products as I am at capacity on my PLM. I do not have a mansion, and this is in a residential application. I do not understand why the makers of these devices would not increase the link capacity. I do not see how a PLM (at 1000 links) could support a large residential or light commercial installation. Surely users with ISYs purchase more Insteon products that the average user who does not have an ISY (and subsequently a PLM). And as soon as they come out with a unit with more link support, I will buy more stuff...
        +1,

        This idea has garnered one of the highest *Likes* from the general public. Yet late in 2017 there isn't one sign of this or similar on its way ~ shameful!!! If the new guy who has taken over is to be taken seriously in 2018 the Smartlabs company must push forward by allowing companies like UDI to develop their own for the Insteon brand. Its quite apparent no one here has the common sense and will power to make Insteon the leading Home Automation protocol for the masses.

        The minim link capacity should be 5000 links . . . A Pro PLM should offer hundreds of thousands given its 2017 and memory is cheap!!! I'll bet anyone $50.00 bucks this will never see day light or cross an engineer for review and deployment in 2018.
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        • #49
          PLM Pro please... with emphasis on hardware reliability, robustness and at least an 8-year warranty. These 2413S's keep dying on me and my clients. Insteon is creating a bad name for itself if it continues to produce unreliable hardware. Clients will all migrate to competitors if basic hardware reliability cannot be assured. At least upgrade the capacitors in the current 2413S so they don't die every two years. Google "dead insteon PLM" and you will see this is now common knowledge and it IS hurting sales.

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          • #50
            If you are electronically inclined or know someone who is.
            There is a long thread on the UDI forums on the subject and how we have rebuilt the known power supply problems. To bring them back to life.
            http://forum.universal-devices.com/t...-supply-fails/

            Smarthome has indicated. Problem components where discovered and starting at hardware 2.3 they have been replaced for better operation.

            PLM Pro sound like a good thing. Only time will tell with Richmond Capital Partners now owning Smarthome-Smartlabs, if it may happen.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by wintermute View Post
              you will see this is now common knowledge and it IS hurting sales.
              What is the difference in sales. I haven't been able to find that information anywhere.

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