Sand Hill Engineering has released version 3.8.9 of XTension, the Mac-only home automation software.
XTension uses AppleScript as its scripting language. It’s fully scriptable, attachable and recordable. And you can control any other scriptable application from within it.
“The last several private revisions have added some very interesting fixes and features for users of the LynX-PLC interface, and provide even better support for James Sentman’s X2Web and Dean Davis’s WeatherMan, for and even more powerful tool set for setting up your home for control and monitor via any Web browser, including Audrey,” Michael Ferguson of Sand Hill Engineering said. “You can set up your home control system on the Web and be able to veiw everything — and maybe control some things?”
The latest version of XTension, along with the LynX-PLC, offers the ability to set the powerline signal output and the receiver sensitivity according to your home powerline conditions. It’s available in a free lite version that incorporates all of the features of the full version, with only a limitation on the number of database units. (The lite version works with most popular X-10 controllers and the new MR26a.) The non-lite version costs US$79.95.
Packages of the software and X-10 starter kits are available at different Web sales sites, including DevDepot. Downloads and home automation ideas can be found at the Sand Hill Engineering site.