interfaceGO NK8-PC Product Information
Introducing the interfaceGO NK8-PC!
The NK8-PC is an application that allows control of your entire home’s lighting, thermostats, security system, webcams and electricity meter from a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. The NK8-PC works through the popular ISY series of home automation controllers.
- Customizable. Our interface allows you to create your own hierarchy of folders & controls. You create the layout and choose which buttons you want where. Create a custom layout to match your PC’s location, or your personal preference!
- Easy. Our drag-and-drop configuration utility automatically downloads devices & scenes saved in your ISY, and let’s you build your own custom interface in minutes!
What do I need to use the interfaceGO NK8-PC application?
You will need a Universal Devices ISY-series home automation controller, running firmware 2.7.6, attached to your network. You will also need a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, with the latest version of Java installed (currently 1.6).
What are the requirements for the configuration utility?
The configuration utility requires a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, with the latest version of Java installed (currently 1.6). Minimum screen resolution is 1024×768.
What type of lighting and thermostat controls does the NK8-PC support?
Since the NK8-PC software controls your lighting through the ISY series of home automation controllers, the software supports just about anything controllable by the ISY-26 or ISY-99. The Universal Devices ISY currently supports Insteon.
What type of security system does the NK8-PC support?
The NK8 software arms and disarms your security system through the ISY series of home automation controllers, which currently supports the Elk M1.
What types of webcams does the NK8-PC support?
The NK8-PC can display full motion video from a supported webcam, from a URL you specify. For greater compatibility with different webcam models, the NK8-PC can also take a still image from a webcam, from a URL you specify, and refresh the image as quickly as possible resulting in near full-motion video (depending on your system performance).
The following webcams have been tested successfully with fill motion:
- Panasonic BL-C1A
The following webcams have been tested successfully with still image refresh:
- Panasonic BL-C1A
- Panasonic BL-C111A
- D-Link DCS-2100+
- D-Link DCS-5300G
Other webcams that do not require a browser plug-in may work as well.
What type of electricity meter does the NK8-PC support?
The NK8-PC software views realtime electricity use and pricing through the ISY series of home automation controllers. The ISY currently supports the Brultech electricity meter.
How configurable is the interfaceGO NK8-PC’s interface?
Very. We’ve designed the GUI to allow full control over the folder/button hierarchy to suit the end-user’s preference.
Is the interfaceGO NK8-PC limited to 8 buttons per folder?
No, though it is limited to 8 user-definable buttons per page. The customizable interface does allow multiple pages of buttons within a folder.
Does the NK8-PC display the status of my home in real-time?
Yes. The interfaceGO NK8-PC communicates with the ISY in real-time – no manual screen refreshing is needed. If the ISY knows that a light, thermostat, or security system status has changed, the NK8-PC knows and will update it’s GUI immediately.
Will the NK8-PC application run full-screen?
No. The NK8-PC will run only in a fixed-size window (800×480). Look for a future product from interfaceGO designed to run full-screen on Windows-based touchscreen PCs.
Can I control my home with the NK8-PC application through the internet?
Yes, the NK8-PC can be configured to control your home from any internet connection – as long as your router and ISY are configured to allow external access. The NK8-PC supports both HTTP and HTTPS. Since the NK8 is in constant communication with the ISY, a reliable internet connection is required. Please keep in mind that an HTTP connection is not encrypted, so use this connection method at your own risk.
Is the interfaceGO NK8-PC application compatible with the NK8 touchscreen application for the Nokia?
Yes. Because both software packages share the same configuration utility, a layout created for one application will work with the other.
Can’t I already control my ISY automation controller through the PC?
Yes – but the NK8-PC software provides a more simplified and organized way to control your lighting & thermostats. Friendly for the whole family!
How many PCs can I install the NK8-PC software on?
The NK8-PC software is licensed to be installed on a single PC. Additional PCs require additional licenses. The Config Utility can be installed on as many PCs as you’d like.
When will the interfaceGO NK8-PC application be available?
The NK8-PC is now shipping.
How much does the interfaceGO NK8-PC cost?
Check our Store for more details.