Alex10

Intial release: January-11th-2017
Last updated: Version 1.5.3.2 released March 21st 2017


Control X10 lights and appliance modules By Voice with Amazon's Alexa

Alex10 is a small foot print program
It uses the BWS Systems "HA-Bridge" (which is included) to communicate with Alexa
The HA-Bridge then passes info from Alexa to Alex10 which sends out the corresponding X10 command.
System requirements:
1: A Windows PC (tested with 7, 8,and 10)
2: Java 8 or better installed (HA-Bridge requires this).
3: X10s ActiveHome Pro or the SDK installed
4: An amazon Dot, Tap, or Echo (HA-Bridge states this will work with Google voice as well)
5: A wifi capable router for the Alexa setup and for Alexa to talk to the cloud
6: Alex10
7: A X10 PC interface (CM15, CM19, CM11, or any third party interface that works with the SDK like the XTB-232)

Setup:
1: Install ActiveHome Pro or the SDK if not already installed
2: Install Java If not already installed
3: Be sure you have the PC connecting with a static IP (Not sure how?)
4: Install the Alex10 latest build
Note: Due to newer versions of the HA-Bridge initial setup has changed and the bridge has to be running to add modules now! 5: Open Alex10 and click on setup
6: Go to the HA_Bridge address settings and type in the IP and Port you wish to use.
Note: Besure to use a port not commonly used, HA-Bridge wants to use port 80 by default but many things use this.
7: Click change address a message box will pop up stating the bridges IP and Port click OK.
8: Click start HA-Bridge Now.
9 : In "Module Setup" enter devices you wish to control via voice by first typing in a friendly name. next select the address and if you need the signal sent via RF or PLC(powerline) click the + button.
Once you have all devices entered you wish go to startup options 10: Select the startup options you want for Alex10. Tip for best performance check them all.
Note:the HA-bridge will not load without Alex10 telling it to or you manualy starting it.
Alex10 also doesn't need to be left running once the HA-bridge is running. The bridge will open it when it gets a command from Alexa requiring Alex10
11: With Alexa setup and Alex10 running tell Alexa to descover devices. If all goes well she will respond with the number of devices found.

To see how others may be using this see The x10 forums
For Additional help and Support Alex10 Support