FreeSwitch Max, model FSM-100, is a scanning remote control switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. It allows wireless activation of nearly any AC (alternating current) appliance, including lamps, blow dryers, fans, and popcorn makers. The system is X-10 compatible. Appliances can be activated through direct selection by touching the keypad or an external switch. For example, by connecting a Pal Pad external switch (see separate entry) to the input, the operator can touch a picture of a stereo on top of the Pal Pad to turn the stereo on. The device can visually scan through images of eight appliances or auditorily scan through four 5-second messages, such as "stereo on." To produce the desired action, the user presses a switch or button after the corresponding image or message has been scanned. Messages are heard through the built-in speaker or through headphones. Positive, inverse, and step scanning are available with a variable scan rate. The system includes separate transmitter and receiver units with no power cords. All four channels on the transmitter unit control AC appliances in momentary, latching, and timing modes. Timing is adjustable from 1 second to 60 minutes. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.8 x 4 x 6.5 inches.