The beta driver, developed by mControl user Tom Boyce allows
control of UPB devices by all of the mControl form factors. UPB works much like X10 and INSTEON in that
it uses power line communication to control devices with ~99% reliability. The beta driver does have an expiration date
(Aug. 31, 2008), however the final version should be out later this summer. Download
the driver here.
Embedded Automation has also announced that the first beta
mPanel units have shipped. If you
are one of the lucky few partners to get a beta unit be sure to send it to me
when you are done.