Perceptive Automation Releases Indigo Version 1.8
Dallas, TX – February 9, 2006 – Perceptive Automation announced today the
immediate availability of Indigo version 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. Now
Macintosh users can manage their INSTEON-enabled home control products from
“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.
“We are pleased at the speed in which Perceptive Automation was able to
integrate INSTEON support into Indigo 1.8,” said Ken Fairbanks, VP Sales of
SmartLabs, Inc. “We are thrilled to be able to expand the reach of
INSTEON-enabled products to Macintosh users.”
Indigo provides native support for the INSTEON-enabled PowerLinc V2 (#2414U
& 2814UB, available separately) CM-11, LynX-PLC, MR26, and W800RF32. These
interfaces allow Indigo to remotely communicate with INSTEON and X10
devices throughout the home, giving users remote programmable control over
lights, appliances, irrigation systems, and HVAC. Additionally, Indigo
boasts integrated support of 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.
Pricing and Availability
Indigo v1.8 is available now for $89.95 through the Perceptive Automation
website, www.perceptiveautomation.com. Also available online is a 30 day
trial copy of Indigo. Indigo v1.8 is a free update to customers of v1.x.
Indigo 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.
About Perceptive Automation, LLC.
Perceptive Automation, a member of the INSTEON Alliance, was founded in 2002 to
create home control and networking solutions. Perceptive Automation’s
mission is to provide intuitive home control applications that tie together
multiple protocols, interfaces, and technologies. Perceptive Automation and
Indigo are trademarks of Perceptive Automation, LLC. Other company and
product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
About SmartLabs Inc.
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs Inc. is the world’s leading authority on
electronic home improvement and automation. SmartLabs is organized into
three companies: Smarthome Direct, which includes Smarthome.com, “the
Amazon of electronic home improvement” (Newsweek, 2004); SmartLabs Design,
creators of best-in-class home control products; and SmartLabs Technology,
the pioneering architects of INSTEON. SmartLabs’ INSTEON Alliance offers a
focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into
their products. SmartLabs products are sold to an international customer
base via the Web, phone and retail outlets, as well as to professional
dealers and installers through SmarthomePro. The company’s online catalog
can be found at www.smarthome.com; information regarding INSTEON can be
found at www.insteon.net. SmartLabs (www.smartlabsinc.com) is headquartered
in Irvine, Calif.