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Simply Automated UPB Low Voltage Input/Output Module UMI-32-W

Item # SAUMI32W


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Remote Sensing & Control of Low voltage and Lighting Scene-links

Model UMI is a plug-in module designed to sense the status of low-voltage and contact closure inputs and transmit scene-links to control high voltage loads such as lights, gates, pump/fan motors and more. It can receive scene-links and control the operation of low-power actuators. The module communicates using highly-reliable Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology. UPB devices such as Model UMI are configured with UPStart (PC) software and are easily integrated to provide a flexible, low cost alternative to hardwired or RF home automation strategies.


  • Sense (3) Inputs and Source (2) Output Triggers
    • Inputs trigger lighting scene-links
    • Lighting scene-links control outputs
  • Simple plug-in installation
    • Communicates over existing power lines

Model UMI sends lighting scene-links, controlling 1 to 250 UPB switches/devices, upon sensing such inputs as: alarm panel trigger outputs, RF receiver outputs, driveway sensors, a ringing telephone or doorbell, or for monitoring alarm switches on doors and windows, even audio signals from a sound system. The outputs deliver on/off control for garage door openers, electric fireplace actuators, sprinkler valves and other low-voltage/power input devices such as door strikes and central vacuum controls. Installation is simple: the module is plugged into a standard 120 VAC outlet and the devices to be monitored / controlled are wired into a terminal block on the bottom of the module. Scene-links can be assigned to the inputs (high and low) to automate control of other circuit loads in the home (e.g. garage door opens and lights come on). A non-controlled 120 VAC outlet is also provided on the face of the module. Connected devices can operate manually using scene-links from any UPB switch/controller or automatically via PC or home automation controller.



Simply Automated Product No.:SAUMI32W
Dimensions:3.4" H x 2.6" W x 1.5" D (86mm x 65mm x 38mm)
Weight:8 oz. (220g)
Power:120VAC +/- 10%, 60Hz, 83mA
Input 1:4-5V AC/DC sense or phoneline (ring detect); 100 VDC / 140 VAC max.; min. pulse duration: 161 mS
Input 2:-5V AC/DC sense or contact closure; 30 VDC / 42 VAC max.; min. pulse duration: 73 mS
Input 3:4-5V AC/DC sense, 200mA sense (doorbell), or contact closure, or line level audio presence; 30 VDC / 42 VAC max.; min. pulse duration: 73 mS
Output Type:Isolated solid-state
Maximum Rating:60 VDC / 84 VAC @400mA
I/O Termination:Screwless, #22 to #14AWG solid wire
"Always On" Outlet:120VAC @15A
Operating Temperature:30° F - 120° F (0° C - 50°C)
Approvals:ETL listed


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What is UPB?

a technology that provides an inexpensive and reliable solution for residential and commercial powerline communications applications. While other powerline communcations technologies exist, none compare to UPB in cost per node, functionality and reliability.

Advantages of UPB?

Highly Reliable - The UPB method of communication is 100 ~ 1000 times more reliable than current X-10 technology and 10 ~100 times more reliable than CEBUS or LONWORKS powerline technologies. Reliability is defined as the percentage of transmitter/receiver pairs that correctly operate upon initial installation. The UPB test units are randomly installed in the environment typical of the target market. This market is defined as the single-family residential market in the US . This environment is defined to be the existing base of homes, without any modifications. This means that there should be no "fixing" the electrical system of the residence by adding couplers, repeaters or filtering. The first version of UPB will be over 99.9% reliable (>100 times X-10). Current X-10 is around 70%~80%.

No New Wires – 100% powerline communication, no new wires.

Affordable - The incremental cost to add two way communications transmitting and receiving components to a microprocessor-based application circuit is approximately the same as the cost to add X-10 type transmitting / receiving components. This cost is less than $4.00 in US parts and anticipated royalty costs.

Higher Speed – 20 to 40 times the speed of X- 10 in terms of data transmitted. This is equivalent to over ten full commands per second. The average latency of command to action is less than .1 second.

Two Way Communications – Hardware, software and protocol design allow for two-way communication in all products.

House Separation – Multiple houses on one transformer will be separated by means of an addressing scheme allowing for at least 256 systems (houses) on each transformer. UPB system incorporates over 64,000 total address space vs 256 for conventional X-10. There will also be applicable encryption incorporated into the DLL layer and if necessary at the higher network layers.

Interaction – UPB communication can be used in the presence of all X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks compatible equipment with no interference between either UPB equipment or X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks equipment. The UPB technology uses a completely different frequency range than any of the wide-band, narrow-band, or spread spectrum technologies. The physical method of UPB communication is entirely different than the modulation-demodulation techniques of all X-10, CEBus, or LonWorks.

Peer to Peer – No central controller necessary for single point-to-point control or group (scene) control.

Simplicity – the UPB solution uses "off the shelf" components for transmission, receiving and control circuits, including standard microprocessors. No ASIC's (application specific integrated circuits) are necessary.

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