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 What is MaxSwitch? 

The MaxSwitch allows you to control power supply of any electric device. For example lights and heating.
Thanks to MaxSwitch, you can control from 2 up to 64 devices with one PC. The number depends on your configuration.

You can control devices connected to MaxSwitch in six different ways:
  • Directly from MaxSwitch application installed on the PC to which MaxSwitch is connected.
  • From the Internet Browser (MaxSwitch application has built-in web server).
  • From the WAP enabled phone.
  • By scheduled automated tasks (You can define as many tasks as you want. For example: turn-on the lights in the garden every Sunday at 8p.m. then turn them off at 11p.m.)
  • With your voice commands. You can define your own voice commands to control MaxSwitch switches. For example you may define a voice command “Turn-on lights in the aquarium”. To enable and configure voice commands you must first install Speech Commander application which is available on MaxSwitch CD-ROM.
  • From your own applications, thanks to setsw.exe program.

  • For better understanding the idea of the MaxSwitch system, we suggest you to familiarize yourself with the following terms:

    Hardware device, connected to your PC’s USB port. With hub connected to the PC and software installed, you can turn-on or turn-off any electric device plugged in it. Hub has serveral sockets (looking like the ones you have in the wall). For example you may plug in a lamp to one of the hub sockets and control it with your PC. There are two types of hubs, Master and Slave. The difference between them is described below.

    Switch is a program-controlled socket of a hub. Each hub has several switches. The number of switches depends on type of the hub.

    Master Hub
    Master hub is the hub connected directly to your PC’s USB port. You must have at least one master hub. There are several types of masters hubs available. They differ between themselves with number of switches and electrical parameters.

    Slave Hub
    Slave hub is the hub connected to another hub. Therefore it is controlled via another hub. You may have up to seven slave hubs connected serially to one master hub.

    MaxSwitch architecture
    You connect hubs serially. Firstly, you connect master hub to PC via USB port, then you connect slave hub to master hub, then you connect another slave hub to the previous slave hub and so on. You may have 8 hubs altogether (1 master and 7 slaves) controlled by one PC. Slave hubs are connected between themselves by RS-485 cable. This makes possible to connect hubs over the greater distance and is cheaper because RS-485 cable uses less wires than USB cable.

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