Introducing the Berezin Technologies Super Remote!

Features:
  • Radio Based (not infrared)
  • Long Range (use throughout house or very large conference room)
  • Includes mini pocket transmitter and base station
  • USB Powered - Base station needs no batteries or clumsy wall wart power adapter
  • Works with any Windows computer
  • Totally programmable - no limits
  • Autohotkey Sample Script included with gateways to X10 and Insteon Home Control
  • The power of Autohotkey enables the SuperRemote to be used with virtually any software
  • 1 Year Guarantee
  • Can look like a serial port so you can program in any language
  • Controls Software
  • Control home lights and appliances
  • Open many tabbed web pages and start many programs with the press of a single button on the remote
  • Base Station Dimensions (inches) - 4.250 x 2.600 x 0.880
Price: $199 Plus $9.95 Shipping
Notes:
  1. You need to be able to do a little Autohotkey programming to make good use of this product. Please see http://www.autohotkey.com for more information on the open source Autohotkey product. We chose Autohotkey as the tool to best take advantage of the SuperRemote's capabilities. Also, AutoHotkey has a lot of online support and is constantly being updated with cool new features.
  2. Using the SuperRemote for home control requires the purchase of X10 (x10.com) or Insteon (smarthome.com) USB interfaces to hook from your computer to the powerline network.
  3. For hardcore developers who don't want to use Autohotkey, you can talk to the device directly as a serial port or directly talk to the FTDI drivers using the following protocol:
    • Returns [KK] for key (KK-2 hex characters} (this shows which buttons have been pressed and can detect multiple simultaneous button depressions)
    • AXXX = set new address (XXXX = 3 hex digits) - (Can have 254 different addresses by setting dip switch in mini-transmitter)
    • ?= returns address as {Axxx}
    • I= returns ID string
    • Also, "X (or x)" does a reset.
    Although we have only tested this with Windows XP at this point, developers will probably be able to use the remote with the following operating systems which are supported by FTDI. The following paragraph is taken directly from FTDI's website:

    Drivers are available which allow FTDI devices to work with the following operating systems:

     

    • Windows Vista x64

    • Windows XP x64

    • Windows Server 2003 x64

    • Windows Vista

    • Windows XP

    • Windows Server 2003

    • Windows 2000

    • Windows ME

    • Windows 98

    • Linux

    • Mac OS X

    • Mac OS 9

    • Mac OS 8

    • Windows CE.NET (Version 4.2 and greater)

     

    For most of these operating systems two types of driver are available:  Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers and direct (D2XX) drivers.  The VCP driver emulates a standard PC serial port such that the USB device may be communicated with as a standard RS232 device.  The D2XX driver allows direct access to a USB device via a DLL interface.

     

    To locate the drivers you want to install for a device, select which of the driver types you wish to use (VCP or D2XX) and then locate the appropriate operating systems.  With the exception of Windows 98 and Windows ME, all devices are supported in each driver package.

     

     

    In addition to the drivers developed by FTDI, there are a number of drivers available which have been developed by third parties.  Some of these drivers are listed on our 3rd Party Drivers page.

     

Sample Autohotkey Script