updated 11:40 am EDT, Wed May 7, 2008
Indigo 3.0 released
Perceptive Automation has released Indigo 3.0, the newest version of its Mac-based home automation server. Connected to proper accessories, the server can control appliances such as lights, thermostats, lawn sprinklers and hot tubs. The upgrade supports INSTEON technology, which for instance lets users wirelessly control Venstar thermostats. Users can define links and lighting schemes between most INSTEON modules, and upload information to a PowerLinc 2414U, which lets users shut their Mac off without losing automation.
Indigo now additionally features SQLite and PostgreSQL, a server plug-in framework, and improved performance. Indigo 3.0 runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and also requires either an INSTEON or X10 interface. The software is $180 new, but is free to Indigo 2.0 users, and $90 to v1.x owners.