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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most popular questions we get asked about iHomeTouch. If your question is not here, please read the Setup Guide or contact support.

Does iHomeTouch work with Mac OS X?

Yes. Providing you are using the Thinking Home software, iHomeTouch app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad will interface with your Mac. Simply go to Preferences > Extras > check the option to Listen to iPhone app.

You will need to install drivers for your Interface Controller. Here are some Mac drivers for the CM11 (PL2303) [Download].

Can iHomeTouchServer run as a Service?

Yes. By using SrvAny from Microsoft, iHomeTouchServer can be run as a Service. [Download]

How to Install iHomeTouchServer as a Service:

  • Create a directory. C:\Tools
  • Move instsrv.exe and srvany.exe into C:\Tools.
  • Open Command Prompt by clicking Start -> Run and typing CMD [enter].
  • When you are at the C prompt (C:\>) type:
  • cd Tools [enter]
  • Type: INSTSRV iHomeTouchServerService c:\Tools\srvany.exe
  • It should say "The service was successfully added!".
  • Now open Registry by typing "regedit" into the Run dialog.
  • Locate iHomeTouchServerService under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet
  • Create a new Key called "Parameters".
  • Within Parameters create a String called "Application".
  • Set the "Application" Value to the full path of iHomeTouchServer.exe e.g. "C:\Program Files\1 Jump 2\iHomeTouchServer.exe".
  • Now create another String called "AppParameters" and enter the following value "6003|yourpassword"
  • Click Start > Run > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
  • Locate iHomeTouchServerService, right-click and select Start.

What are Scripts?

Scripts are XML files that can be triggered when an X10 event is received by iHomeTouch Server. More can be read about them [here]