xPLHal does not interact directly with any hardware devices - it merely sends and receives xPL messages.
In order to make use of a particular hardware device in your xPL-based home automation environment, you must obtain an xPL Gateway application for the device.
This is usually a piece of software that runs on a PC and provides a logical connection between the hardware device and the xPL network.
The following is a brief list of some of the typical home automation devices which have xPL Gateway applications available free of charge:
- CTI Meteor Caller ID Unit
- RedRat2 Infra-red transmitter
- RedRat3 Infra-red transmitter/receiver
- Rio Digital Audio Receiver
- SliMP3 Ethernet MP3 Player
- Text-to-speech system for voice announcements
- Tivo Personal Video Recorder
- X10 CM11/Cm12 Computer Interface
For a complete list of the latest xPL-enabled software and hardware, visit the official xPL Web site at