today released Indigo version 2.0, a major update to the company’s home control and automation server for Mac OS X. Indigo allows users to control lights, appliances, lawn sprinklers, hot tubs and dozens of other items found in the home.
The new version includes a client/server architecture allowing remote control and configuration from any local or remote location. The server supports local network access through a native
Mac OS client as well as web browser access provided by the Indigo server’s built-in web server. The Indigo server can be installed on any Mac OS X-based computer.
Other new functionality introduced in Indigo 2.0 includes native Intel Mac support, refinements to the user interface, improved Indigo email status and actions, improved INSTEON support, and support for irrigation devices such as the EZRain, Rain8 and IrrMaster sprinkler controllers.
Indigo provides native support for the INSTEON-enabled PowerLinc V2 (2414U) 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 for
and the Ovolab
telephony device, allowing remote home control from Bluetooth-enabled devices or any touch-tone telephone.
is available now
for an introductory price of $179.95. All previous Indigo customers are eligible for a $90 credit toward the upgrade purchase of v2.0. Indigo requires Mac OS X 10.4 or greater, and a supported INSTEON or X10 computer interface for controlling home lighting and appliance modules.