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Remotely controlled home automation is popular these days, but it is usually applicable to recent appliances only. In order to utilize old devices in the automation the authors have developed a model that integrates conventional electric/electronic devices into the automation. They have named the model WHAUT (Wireless Home AUTomation), in which a mobile terminal is used to trigger the control through weband an embedded unit is used to control the target appliances. They have demonstrated usefulness of the WHAUT model by implementing a mobile terminal based system for controlling a conventional air-conditioner.