November 27, 2001
Product update for XTension, home automation software for the Mac :
Sand Hill Engineering has released version 3.7.4 of “XTension” the Mac-only
home automation software.
This latest version supports web control ! New verbs now support embedded
HTML tags in served web pages, that let you control and monitor your home
automation system from any web browser.
Using Apple’s PWS, QuidProQuo, or MacHTTP, and James Sentman’s “X2Web”
plug-in, you can now create web pages that include home conditions,
weather, controls, and even web cams, more easily than ever before.
The new web interface is specially interesting for those who have cashed in
on the latest Audrey sell-off. These ‘internet appliances” make great
peripherals for XTension.
There are several other new features and bug fixes.
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
Sand Hill Engineering