Perceptive Automation, the leading provider of Mac-based home automation software, today announced the immediate availability of Indigo 6, an update to the company's intelligent home control and automation server for Mac OS X. With Indigo, users can easily monitor and control lights, appliances, thermostats, lawn sprinklers and dozens of other items found in the home, thereby helping to reduce energy usage.
Mac-based home automation software provider Perceptive Automation today announces the release of Indigo 5. New with this update is a Python-based Plugin API that allows Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to create native device types, trigger events and actions which are fully integrated into the Indigo User Interface and server.
Gone are the days when a computer power is judge by the size of its case. Once upon a time when you need a powerful computer you would go out and buy the biggest mother board, a big case to fit it in and a big PSU (Power Supply Unit) to run it all; thankfully this is not the practice anymore. Thanks to Moors Law, Apple is able to give us a high performance computer in the form of the Mac Mini.
Elgato, the maker of EyeTV 3, the award winning TV software for Apple Mac has released the world’s first Digital Video Recorder (DVR) solution wich provides full access to premium cable or satellite TV on a Apple Mac – EyeTV HD. With EyeTV HD and EyeTV you can watch, pause and rewind TV programs; you can also search the program guide and create Smart Series Guides* to record the entire season of a TV series.
Audacious Software is proud to announce Shion 2.0, an update to their home automation solution for Mac OS X. Designed for the typical end-user who seeks a powerful automation system, Shion is an innovative program that brings home automation technology to the everyday Mac user, all without the complexity of traditional offerings. Using commodity X10 and INSTEON devices, the new Shion user can begin controlling their apartment, home, or office in less than ten minutes.
Entropic communications inc, a leading provider of silicon solutions to enable connected home entertainment, announced that Cox Communications, the third-largest cable television company in the United States, is adopting MoCA technology for high-performance delivery of HD video and other multimedia content into the connected home.
Western Digital has entered the Media Player market with their WDTV Media Player. We are seeing a steady stream of announcement from home systems manufactures; I was last month that Western Digital announced their new the My Book World Edition NAS drive for the Connected Home market.
Are you might be short on space or are having to swap USB flash drive from machine to machine to share your data? Well Western Digital released their new Network Attached Storage (NAS) server named My Book World Edition NAS drive. The will allow you to share your data with both Apple Mac and Windows Vista PCs without any network configuration.