STARGATE adds comfort, convenience, security and saves time and energy throughout a home or business.
MULTI-MENU LCD KEYPAD
The LCD-96M Multi-Menu LCD Keypad provides menu-driven control of the entire STARGATE system. From any keypad you can select modes (home/away/vacation), adjust lighting scenes, open/close the garage, arm/disarm the alarm system, adjust thermostats, control the home theater, audio and video components, run the sprinklers, review voice-mail, display caller id, set wake-up times, send messages, schedule reminders, monitor system activity and much more.
Each keypad stores up to 96 user-defined menus which can be individually customized with text and graphics for easy operation, plus predefined menus for Caller ID, thermostats, voice-mail, security, variables and time-labels. The LCD-96M also has 3 LED's which can be used as signals or status indicators.
For areas that only require several control functions, the LED-7B Keypad provides 7 programmable push-buttons, each with an LED indicator and label, that can be individually programmed to control any system function such as lighting scenes, voice-mail, motorized blinds, garage doors, audio/video, etc. Up to 16 of each keypad type can be networked over STARGATE's RS-485 port using catagory-5 cable.
Each of the 7 buttons can be defined to control either an X-10 address or a specific 'Then Macro'. When defined as an X-10 button, the associated LED will indicate the status of that address, regardless of the origin of the X-10 command. When define as a 'Then Macro', the associated LED can be controlled independently by the schedule to turn on, off or blink.
The faceplate can be easily removed to give access to the designation labels. Labels can be customized for any application and printed on any printer. Different colors and/or graphics can be used to easily identify specific buttons.
INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE
STARGATE's built -in Interactive Voice Response feature allows voice prompts (factory presets and/or user programmed) to be issued based on any input condition(s). Over 600 factory preset responses are included with common phrases such as "on", "off", "up", "down", etc., which can be organized into sentences along with custom user-recorded responses. Up to 128 user responses can be recorded from any phone or via line-level input, and directed to any or all of 4 outputs (speaker out, line level out, phone line, or intercom line).
This allows for maximum flexibility when setting up voice acknowledgments. Responses to commands issued by phone, for instance, can be acknowledged over the phone without disturbing the rest of the house while responses to commands issued from desktop, wall-mounted or wireless controllers can be routed to the appropriate speaker(s) or sound system based on time of day, controller location, or any other condition. Custom sounds and messages can be broadcast to the appropriate room(s) for wake-up signals, system status reports, reminders, etc.
X10 AND HARDWIRED LIGHTING
STARGATE supports all X-10 compatible dimmers, switches and modules from X-10, PCS, ACT, Leviton, Smartlinc, etc. with 32 dim levels, allowing elaborate lighting scenes and routines to be implemented without special wiring. STARGATE also supports Lutron HomeWorks lighting systems via RS-232, allowing it to trigger any Lutron scene and respond to Lutron keypads.
HOME THEATER, AUDIO & VIDEO
STARGATE's optional InfraRed Xpander integrates control of tv's, stereos, home theater, and other infrared-operated components. Custom routines can be programmed to turn on power, select sources (am/fm, tv, vcr, cd, etc.), switch channels, set volume levels, and even close the drapes and dim the lights - all at the touch of a button or at preset times! In addition to issuing IR commands, STARGATE can respond to learned IR commands, allowing any IR remote to be used as a controller. For instance, pressing the "power" button on your tv remote can also dim the lights and close the drapes. Unused buttons can be assigned specific STARGATE functions. IR wrist watches (Casio, etc.) can be used as convenient inputs to STARGATE.
The InfraRed Xpander connects to STARGATE's AUX expansion port. It stores up to 500 IR commands which can be issued to any of its four zoned emitter outputs. Each output can directly control a component or feed an amplified connecting block to control an entire system or room full of components. Optional Power Status Sensors can be connected to sense on/off status of TV's, VCR's, receivers, etc. and keep the audio/video system in sync with STARGATE, regardless of how the components are controlled. They can also be used to trigger events such as play a voice response or unique sound when a child's tv goes on during homework time.
A unique IR sequence feature allows events to be triggered based on a sequence of received IR commands. For example, pressing the TV mute button 3 times within 5 seconds can dim the lights.
HEATING & COOLING
STARGATE has built-in support for RCS and Enerzone communicating thermostats to allow management of heating and cooling systems. RCS thermostats communicate via RS-485 or X-10. Enerzone thermostats communicate via RS-232. Up to 32 thermostat zones can be monitored and controlled from any LCD-96M keypad, telephone or via modem. Temperature and humidity sensors can also be incorporated to monitor and control multiple zones and their readings displayed on any LCD-96M keypad.
STARGATE directly supports the Caddx NX series alarm panels (NX-4, NX-6, NX-8 and NX-8E) via a single RS-232 serial connection. STARGATE can also be interfaced with virtually any other wired alarm panel (via relays and digital inputs) to allow remote arming and disarming, energy management and automation based on room activity and occupancy.
When at home, with the alarm system disarmed, indoor motion sensors can be programmed to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms. Outdoor motion sensors can detect visitors and switch TVs to the corresponding camera channel. Opening specific doors or windows can trigger sounds as a signal or warning or turn off heating/cooling in the area to prevent wasted energy. In emergency cases, dialing 9-1-1 can automatically flash the outside lights to help authorities locate your house.
When away or on vacation, with the alarm system armed, STARGATE can set back thermostats, turn on audio components and cycle specified lights on and off at random times to give the house an occupied appearance. Visitors (or would-be burglars) can be recorded on a standard vcr for several minutes as they approach the house. When you return home and open the garage or front door, STARGATE can adjust lights and thermostats to their appropriate settings based on time of day. As you enter your security code on the LCD keypad to disarm the alarm system, it can announce or display the number of new messages waiting in your voice-mail, the number of visitors that approached the house while you were away and rewind the video tape for you to review.
With an optional DoorPhone, STARGATE can record visitor's voice messages or forward them to your cellular phone or another phone location.
ULTIMATE TELEPHONE CONTROL
STARGATE sends and receives touchtones and responds to ring, off-hook, on-hook and Caller ID signals for unlimited communication possibilities! Any device in the system can be controlled from any inside or outside phone using simple voice-prompted touchtone commands. TVs and stereos can automatically mute when the phone rings and un-mute when the phone is hung up after the call. With Caller ID, incoming calls from friends and family can be identified and announced by name through loudspeakers ("John Doe is calling"). Blocked or unidentified calls can be routed directly to voice-mail without disturbing the household. Calls received late at night from specified numbers can be programmed to ring through while others get routed to voice-mail. STARGATE can also dial out to a pager, cell phone or private line to advise you of system conditions such as a security breach, excessive change in temperature, new voice-mail messages, motion detected, etc. STARGATE logs time, date and duration of all incoming and outgoing calls, local and long distance.
STARGATE has 8 built-in voice mail boxes. Each box can have a unique greeting and password and store up to 256 messages. Voice-mail functions (play, skip, delete, forward, back, repeat, Caller ID) can be controlled via phone, keypad, X-10 controller, IR remote or scheduled event. Messages can be played back privately with voice prompts through any phone, inside Or out, or broadcast throughout the house through dedicated speakers or distributed audio system. The LCD-96M Keypad's built-in voice-mail menu displays the number of new and old messages for each mailbox and gives easy push-button access to all voice-mail functions. Its Caller ID menu automatically displays the caller's name, number, date and time when the phone rings and lets you review the last 50 calls received.
STARGATE's built-in intercom feature provides phone-to-phone communication and control by phone while keeping the outside (C.O.) phone company line free to receive calls. When connected to a PBX telephone system, STARGATE can dial individual rooms for wake-up calls, direct incoming calls to different rooms based on Caller ID, and page through all of the phones to broadcast announcements (Caller ID, vehicle approaching, doorbell, warning signals, etc.).
STARGATE's audio path feature lets you direct sound from the C.O. line, intercom line or line level input to the speaker output, line level output, C.O. line or intercom line for voice paging, monitoring/recording calls, remote listen in, etc.
The optional DP-100 Doorphone is a handsfree intercom system that provides two-way communication between a door, gate or entrance and any telephone in the house. The Doorphone consists of a speaker box that mounts outside by the door or gate and a control unit that is installed in the equipment area, next to the STARGATE panel. To access the Doorphone, simply pick up any an inside phone, press the Doorphone code and speak. When you hang up, the Doorphone resets automatically.
ADVANCED TWO-WAY X-10 CONTROL
In addition to sending X-10 commands, STARGATE monitors and identifies all X-10 activity on the power line, allowing intelligent "If-Then" control based on received X-10 commands and/or other input conditions. Programmed routines and complex macros can be set or triggered at the touch of a button from any X-10 controller (desk top, wireless remote, wall-mounted, etc.). STARGATE also supports X-10 Status Request commands and Preset Dim and Micro-Dim/Bright commands available with PCS brand dimmer modules.
INTERCOM / HOLD / PAGING / LISTEN IN
STARGATE's built-in intercom allows phone-to-phone communication and paging throughout the premises through dedicated speakers and/or audio system. Calls can be placed on hold, announced by paging, and transferred to other extensions. A line-level input allows connection to a microphone preamplifier (or other audio source) for monitoring audio via telephone.
EASY "POINT & CLICK" PROGRAMMING
The intuitive Event Manager software makes programming easy and offers many advanced control features that can be customized to suit any residential or commercial application. Time and event-based schedules are easily programmed by selecting from simple "pop-down" menus. No language to learn or program code to write - the Windows-based Event Manager software writes it for you! Intelligent "If-Then" routines can be triggered by time, date, sunrise/sunset, received X-10 commands, received IR commands, telephone signals (touchtones, ring, off-hook, caller I.D., etc.), analog & digital inputs, ASCII text, timers, flags, variables and other input conditions. Once programmed, STARGATE can be disconnected from the computer or used together for monitoring, manual control and a host of multi-media functions. STARGATE's internal clock/calendar tracks sunrise & sunset and automatically adjusts for daylight savings and leap year!
16 opto-isolated digital inputs (expandable to 80 using 4 additional I/O Xpanders) accommodate motion detectors, security sensors, thermostats, assistive switching devices and other hardwired devices. Digital inputs can be connected "in series" with alarm system zones for interfacing automation with security. Input status can be logged to a file or printer and monitored/reviewed locally or remotely via modem. Digital inputs can accept 4-24v ac/dc or dry contacts. A jumper pair next to each digital input selects between "Voltage Input" or "Switch Input".
8 analog inputs (expandable to 40 using 4 I/O Xpanders) accommodate temperature and humidity sensors or any device with variable output from 0-5vdc. The inputs are 8 bit, which means you will have 256 'steps' or individual units of measure over the 5 volt range of the input.
Built-in calibration software provides gain and offset adjustment. Analog values can be logged to a file, printer and monitored/reviewed locally or remotely via modem.