May 24, 2001
Product update for XTension, home automation software for the Mac :

Sand Hill Engineering has released version 3.5.9 of “XTension” the Mac-only
home automation software.

This version adds new features that support the latest wireless home
theater and MP3 remote controls from X-10.

From one wireless ‘learning’ remote, you can now issue standard IR commands
direct to your home theater, as well as RF commands direct to the new MR26
wireless transceiver, and to XTension which can spawn powerline, IR
(ZephIR) and hardwired commands, and even control your MP3 software.

Several new features have been added, and a few old bugs fixed.

XTension is available in a free Lite version which incorporates all of the
features of the full version, with only a limitation on the number of
database units. (The Lite version works with the popular CM11/Activehome
controller and the new MR26a.)

Packages of the software and X-10 starter kits are available at different
web sales sites. ($79.95 on the website)

Downloads and a rich website of home automation ideas can be found at

Michael Ferguson
Sand Hill Engineering