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    I just received a new Smarthome catalog yesterday, and it has a new Insteon Hub II in the catalog. I don't see any information on the Smarthome website or even on the Insteon website. What are the differences, improvements, and/or features of this "New" hub?

  • #2
    It is not showing on the sales web site yet.
    There are a few threads on varrious forums on the new HUB.
    It is in the FCC Database with internal and external photos.
    The Quick Users Guide and Full Users Manuals are on the Insteon Manuals web page.
    2245-222 HUB (2014).

    [URL]http://www.insteon.com/support.html[/URL]
    Last edited by BLH; 11-19-2014, 08:51 AM.

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    • #3
      Hey Guys,

      The Hub II is currently only available in Menard's stores. It will be available through other retailers within the next couple of months. Have a great day!

      Taylor

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      • #4
        How about Smarthome as it is prominently listed in catalog 132A?

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        • #5
          I would like to know what the long term plans are for this HUB II? Some basic questions if you could answer Taylor if you please.

          1. Is this device being sold for $39.99?
          2. Has this device dropped X10 legacy support and if so why?
          3. Will this device at any point in time be able to add House Link diagnostics and conditional logic?
          4. Will this new HUB II be ready and able to support Apples Home Kit as it was stated in Smartlabs announcement page?
          5. Can this device ever be updated to be used locally with out the aid of the cloud?
          6. It was mentioned this newly released HUB II is more powerful in COM's can you confirm this and if so what is the output now?

          Teken . . .
          Teken . . .

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          • #6
            When they announced details about HomeKit at Apple's developer's conference, didn't they say that they were requiring manufacturers to use end-to-end encryption to avoid problems with hackers? X10 devices rely on house and unit codes being openly broadcast, and allow any neighbor kid that can hook up an x10 computer interface to wreak havoc.

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            • #7
              Hey Guys,

              Here are some answers to those questions.

              1. Is this device being sold for $39.99?
              Yes, but at launch it will only be available in starter kits.

              2. Has this device dropped X10 legacy support and if so why?
              Yes, it has been dropped. Back in 2005 when Insteon was first launched, it was the backwards compatibility that helped existing X10 users upgrade at their own pace. Now that we have 10 years behind us, it’s time to look to the future.

              3. Will this device at any point in time be able to add House Link diagnostics and conditional logic?
              There are no plans for HouseLinc support. Conditional logic is a feature that is being looked at but I don’t have information to share beyond that.

              4. Will this new HUB II be ready and able to support Apples Home Kit as it was stated in Smartlabs announcement page?
              We are working on a HomeKit bridge device which is different from Hub 2.

              5. Can this device ever be updated to be used locally with out the aid of the cloud?
              Not at this time.

              6. It was mentioned this newly released HUB II is more powerful in COM's can you confirm this and if so what is the output now?
              The range has been increased by over 50%

              Taylor

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              • #8
                Fanlinc support?

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                • #9
                  With no conditional support and HouseLinc not being developed any further, the Hub II is overpriced.
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                  • #10
                    Ouch! That seems a little harsh, considering it offers a quick-setup bridge for remote control from smartphones/tablets, scheduled scene operations, and an easy scene builder. It may not be a good fit for power users or those with lots of legacy equipment, but for new users, it could pay for itself in saved button tapping and running around time the first time you build a whole-house scene.

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=Taylor_InsteonSupport;n28272] Hey Guys,

                      Here are some answers to those questions.

                      1. Is this device being sold for $39.99?
                      Yes, but at launch it will only be available in starter kits.

                      2. Has this device dropped X10 legacy support and if so why?
                      Yes, it has been dropped. Back in 2005 when Insteon was first launched, it was the backwards compatibility that helped existing X10 users upgrade at their own pace. Now that we have 10 years behind us, it’s time to look to the future.

                      3. Will this device at any point in time be able to add House Link diagnostics and conditional logic?
                      There are no plans for HouseLinc support. Conditional logic is a feature that is being looked at but I don’t have information to share beyond that.

                      4. Will this new HUB II be ready and able to support Apples Home Kit as it was stated in Smartlabs announcement page?
                      We are working on a HomeKit bridge device which is different from Hub 2.

                      5. Can this device ever be updated to be used locally with out the aid of the cloud?
                      Not at this time.

                      6. It was mentioned this newly released HUB II is more powerful in COM's can you confirm this and if so what is the output now?
                      The range has been increased by over 50%

                      Taylor[/QUOTE]


                      Hello Taylor,

                      I thank you so very much for your insight and replies.

                      Teken . . .
                      Teken . . .

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                      • #12
                        Can anyone tell me if the 2245-222 supports Fanlinc?

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                        • #13
                          Guess I'll find out tomorrow as that is when mine will arrive.

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