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Insteon is an award winning network technology that brings fast, reliable and affordable automation to your home.
Insteon uses a unique, dual-band mesh network system that is far more reliable than single-band home automation technologies. Control signals are simultaneously sent using your home’s mains wiring (powerline) and the Insteon wireless network. At the same time all Insteon devices act as repeaters ensuring the signals get to the furthest reaches of your home - without any dead-spots.
Insteon is the only home networking technology that makes use of two separate physical layers (RF and Powerline). Insteon signals automatically jump from one layer to the other, and back. Each layer works around road-blocks in the other. It is estimated that the error rate for a dual band technology might be 100 times smaller than that of a single-band technology.
Unlike all other mesh networks, Insteon’s “mesh” network has every Insteon device acting as a repeater - receiving and sending every message to all other devices on the network. So instead of stressing the network by adding more Insteon devices, you actually strengthen it. Other mesh networks use routing tables and only those products involved in routing the signal act as repeaters – creating a less reliable network.
We've gathered below links to various resources that can help you use Insteon with other technologies and understand the inner workings of the Insteon protocol.