New Indigo 4.1 now has Support For SmartLabs' PowerLinc Modem

  • Posted on: 2 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

Perceptive Automation has announced the release of Indigo version 4.1.  According to Perceptive Automation this new version is an update to the company's intelligent home control and automation server for Mac OS X.  The Indigo software is a whole home automation system that can manage your lawn sprinklers, home appliances, lights, thermostats and many more equipment and appliances that can be manage – thereby helping you to save energy and money.

New with this release is support for SmartLabs' PowerLinc Modem (2412U or 2412S). These interfaces support INSTEON extended messages which enable advanced features in some INSTEON products and improves the speed and reliability of device linking. For Indigo Pro users, a new AppleScript conditional has been added to increase flexibility in defining home automation logic and schedules. Also custom web control pages now have more custom image options based on device states and variable values.

Other new functionality introduced in Indigo 4.1 includes improved automatic reconnection to serial devices, improved INSTEON link syncing across all PowerLinc interfaces, new control page options for Indigo Touch, and support for new INSTEON hardware modules: In-LineLinc Relay with Sense, Keypadlinc Timer, and new firmware updates on several other devices.

Aside from the PowerLinc Modem, Indigo also provides native support for the INSTEON-enabled PowerLinc Controller (2414U), CM-11, LynX-PLC, MR26, and W800RF32 / W800USB, all of which communicate with INSTEON and X10 devices throughout the home over existing power lines. These computer interfaces allow Indigo and the free iPhone / iPod touch application, Indigo Touch, to remotely control lights, appliances, thermostats, and sprinkler controllers. Additionally, Indigo Pro boasts integrated support for iTunes control, the popular Growl Mac-based notification system, weather data from NOAA, as well as a library of user-contributed scripts, applications and plug-ins.

Pricing and Availability:
Indigo Pro v4.1 is available now for $179.95 (USD) and Indigo Lite v4.1 for $89.95, both through the Perceptive Automation website. Owners of v4.0 can upgrade for free; owners of previous versions of Indigo can get an upgrade discount to Indigo v4.1. Also available online is a 30 day trial copy of Indigo Pro. Indigo runs on Mac OS X 10.4.11 or greater, and requires a supported INSTEON or X10 computer interface for controlling home lighting and appliance modules.