Planet System-- home automation
It is Power Line Advanced Network, which is innovative home
automation system through power line, that can control not only lights but also
home electronics with low cost and easy installation.
It is advanced technology named two-way Z256 communication
protocol. Power line signal transmission technology unified with two-way Z256
protocol can remote control or check maximum 65,000 units of lights and home
electronics by 64 commands. Also AGC and PLL technologies are used in the system
which make it stable and improve quality.
- Do not need to install new power line.
- Control and check all PLANET application's on/off statuses anywhere in your
- Control and check by telephone when you are out.
- Control 64 units in one house, 1,024 houses in one are (Apt, or building).
- Easy to change and extend by plug/play installation.
- Reserved control by personal computer is possible.
- Hacking protect protocol inside.
- Wall switch module
- Receptacle module
- Universal remote controller
- Signal generator for universal remote controller
- Telephone control module
- Computer control module
1. Consumer Electronics
Planet System is in the process of bringing products to the
consumer electronics market that make use the propritary Z-256 technology. Z-256
is a technology consisting of an encrypted communication protocol, devices that
communicate with consumer electronic products enabling appliances such as TVs,
VCRs, lighting devices and almost any other appliances that make use of these
Ics to communicate with Z-256 enabled devices (which include the appliances
Z-256 enabled devices and appliances communicate with each
other using power lines and wireless signals,, making it ideal for home automation
products. Planet System Z-256, with final production samples scheduled to be
Communication technology which utilize the power lines already
exist, X-10 being the first widely adopted technology. However, Z-256 provides
many advantages compared to X-10. The following table illustrates this fact.
Power Line Sensitivity
2 times of X-10
Very High (cheap)
Total Addressable Devices
With the development of an evolutionary protocol capable of
enabling virtually any home appliance or electrical device to communicate with
each other, Planet System has been applying this technology to various product
Home Automation Products
- Intelligent Socket Unit (ISU)
Plugged into any ordinary wall plug, this socket unit can communicate
with other Z-256 enabled devices such as Planet System?s intelligent Switch
(IS) or Z-256 Module Chip embedded appliances through existing power lines.
This unit is also capable of communicating with a remote-control unit, allowing
appliances plugged into the ISU to be turned on and off through the unit. The
ISU can also transmit status feedback to the remote unit, allowing anyone using
a Z-256 enabled remote control unit to verify the status of an ISU.
All Z-256 enabled devices can communicate with each other,
thus, the ISU can act as a conduit relaying command and status information to
and from other ISUs, Ises, and Z-256 enabled appliances and devices.
Replacing standard switches insides houses that control the
lights and level of illumination, Intelligent Switches can control other Z-256
enabled devices without any additional cabling work.
Ises can receive and display status feedback messages on its
screen, allowing anyone operating the switch to monitor other connected Z-256
devices. Ises can inter-operate with ISUs and all Z-256 IC embedded appliances.
- Remote Control Unit (RCU)
Planet System has been developing a universal remote control
unit that can control and monitor all Z-256 enabled devices and appliances within
its effective range. The RCU is capable of adapting to newly added appliances
and devices that are Z-256 enabled. The core logic circuitry is upgrade-able
via an external communications port (proprietary specifications with patents
All feedback messages from ISUs, Ises, and Z-256 enabled devices
can be observed on the RCU?s display screen.
A unique and easy way to control the devices and appliances
has been devised by Planet System, dubbed ?Rotary Sync?, which employs a rotating
control ?ring? similar to those found on VCRs, allowing anyone to operate various
functions of the RCU and all connected Z-256 enabled devices with very easy
and simple actions (all related patents are pending).
With the essential components already in place, it is possible
to devise RCUs that have distinct designs, allowing it to be targeted at any
group of consumers. Consumers who value a radical design may purchase an RCU
with a youth oriented outer casing. People who have conservative tastes can
equally buy RCUs that are encased in a casing catered to such consumers.
ny electronic appliance or device can be embedded with the
Z-256 Module Chips, enabling Z-256 compatibility without major changes to existing
hardware designs. Tvs, radios, VCRs, and any consumer electronic appliances
can be controlled and monitored by Planet System?s ISUs, Ises, and RCUs almost
Supplied either as HICs or ASICs, these chips are tamper proof,
and impossible to reverse-engineer, therefore can yield high profits for any
With its core technologies in place, Planet System has been
applying its Z-256 technology in home video products, combining traditional
Tvs with various home consumer appliances and other devices.
Video-interphone Connected Tvs
By combining PIP( picture-in picture) features of a TV, in
which separate screens can be simultaneously displayed on a TV screen, with
Z-256 technology, it is possible to create TV units that are connected to video-interphone
units on entrance doors.
If a person pushes the door bell, the video-Interphone unit
will turn on the Z-256 enabled TV (if it has been off) and transmit the video
smaller PIP screen (if the TV has been on), allowing the tenants of the house
to observe the visitor without having to go to the door.
- House Appliance Control and Monitor TVs
Through the application of Planet System's Intelligent Socket
Units (ISUs), intelligent Switches (ISes), and Z-256 Module Chips, it is possible
to connect, various appliances inside the house such as lighting, kitchen utensils,
and other devices without any additional cabling work to connect these devices.
A Z-256 enabled TV can display the status of such connected
devices, and control them using only the TV?s remote control unit. Any changes
to the status of the connected devices can be monitored instantly on the TV
Planet System has been developing lighting products which are
intended to replace existing products while introducing revolutionary features.
These products will also bring ownership costs down, allowing higher penetration
into even traditionally small, special illumination markets.
These products are all based on Planet System's Z-256 technology.
- Intelligent Building System- Light Control
Using Planet System's proprietary power line communication
technology, Z-256 it is possible to add an easily installable lighting control
system into buildings without having to add additional cables. Existing lamps
and luminaries can be retrofitted to be compatible with Z-256 instantly. A personal
computer can be connected into the power lines to communicate with the Z-256
enabled lighting devices, allowing centralized control for every device.
Existing stage lighting devices require professional operstors
who constantly monitor and control the direction and focus of the lighting,
mostly done manually. Using Planet System?s proprietary Z-256 technology, it
is possible to embed existing stage lighting with Z-256 Module Chips, allowing
it to communicate with other Z-256 enabled devices.
There are stage lighting products that emply moving yokes controlled
remotely. However, these are very expensive, thus, aren't used extensively in
most production stages. Planet System?s Moving Yoke System requires virtually
no modifications to existing stage lighting systems.
Any Existing stage lighting composed of a dimmer and spotlights
can be modified to allow a personal computer or remote control unit to centrally
control the direction, brightness, and focus of the spotlights accurately and
instantly using the Z-256 technology.