updated 09:15 am EST, Thu February 9, 2006
Perceptive updates Indigo
Perceptive Automation today released Indigo 1.8, an update to the company's intelligent home control and automation server for Mac OS X. Indigo v1.8 now provides support for INSTEON, SmartLabs' home-control networking technology and SmartLabs' PowerLinc V2 home automation interface. INSTEON uses a dual-mesh (wireline and radio frequency) communications technology to link together core home systems such as lighting, security, comfort control, security systems, home sensors, consumer electronics and appliances for remote monitoring and control. The company says that Mac users can now manage their INSTEON-enabled home control products from their computer.
"With Indigo's intuitive user interface and sophisticated control logic, users have unprecedented home control using their Macintosh computers and a wide range of home automation control hardware," said Matt Bendiksen, President of Perceptive Automation.
Indigo provides native support for the INSTEON-enabled PowerLinc V2 (#2414U & 2814UB, available separately) CM-11, LynX-PLC, MR26, and W800RF32, which allow Indigo to remotely communicate with INSTEON and X10 devices throughout the home. The interfaces offer users remote programmable control over lights, appliances, irrigation systems, and HVAC. Additionally, Indigo boasts integrated support for the popular Salling Clicker application, allowing wireless home control via Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and PDAs, and the Ovolab Phlink telephony device, allowing remote home control from any touch-tone telephone.
Indigo v1.8 is available for $90 or as a 30-day trial. Indigo v1.8 is a free update to customers of v1.x; it runs on Mac OS X v10.2.6 or greater and
requires a supported INSTEON or X10 computer interface: PowerLinc, CM-11, or LynX-PLC.