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Automate your home with Indigo
Indigo is an intelligent home control server that integrates an assortment of home control hardware modules to provide unprecedented control of your home. Indigo's built-in Web server and client/server architecture give you control and access to your home remotely from other Macs, PCs, internet tablets, PDAs, and mobile phones. Indigo Touch, our native app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, allows seamless remote control of your home from virtually anywhere. Save money, conserve water, and reduce electrical usage by automating your home with Indigo's unlimited scheduling and control logic. Get started today by ordering a starter package.
Indigo comes in 2 versions: Indigo Lite and Indigo Pro. Indigo Lite is intended for users that only control a few lights, etc., while Pro is for those who want more complete control of their Home Automation systems. See the version comparison chart for details and to determine which version is right for you. If you decide to upgrade later, you simply buy a Pro upgrade code and enter it into the Indigo client and all the Pro features will be unlocked - no need to reinstall or reconfigure.
With Indigo you can:
Indigo's intuitive user interface allows you to create complex home control logic without complex scripting languages. For those comfortable with scripting languages, Indigo Pro has robust support for the Python scripting language which includes full access to all objects and hundreds of commands. And for users comfortable with AppleScript, Indigo Pro provides a thorough and powerful AppleScript object model and dozens of AppleScript verbs.
Robust Client/Server Architecture
Indigo was developed from the ground up to be a robust, Mac OS X native, home control server. Mac OS X, with its preemptive multi-tasking and protected memory, makes for an outstanding home control operating system. When idle, Indigo uses a very small percentage of your computer's CPU cycles. This means you will not have any problems running Indigo in the background while you use your computer to do other tasks.
Indigo's client/server architecture allows remote control and configuration from any local or remote location that has network access to your Mac running Indigo. The server supports local network access through a native Universal Binary Mac OS client as well as Web browser access provided by the Indigo server's built-in Web server (Note: client network access is only allowed in Indigo Pro). The Indigo server can be installed on any Mac running OS X 10.5.8 or higher and can run in the background with no UI visible.
Indigo Pro also supports a robust Plugin API which allows 3rd parties to extend Indigo to support almost any type of device - Alarm Panels, relay devices, IP cameras, pool control systems. The API can also be used to integrate data from other sources such as weather data from WeatherBug, instant messaging, social sites. With Plugins, Indigo is now capable of almost limitless control of your environment.
How does it work (what is INSTEON and X10)?
Indigo communicates with both INSTEON and X10 compatible devices, such as light switch modules, sprinkler controllers, and appliance modules, to both control your home and get the status of devices in your home (motion detectors, light status, etc.). INSTEON and X10 compatible devices use your existing home wiring to communicate. You do not have to run any new wires!
• Mac with either an Intel or PowerPC G5 or G4 (867 MHz or higher) processor, and Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher (Mountain Lion Compatible)
• INSTEON or X10 computer interface: PowerLinc Modem (2412U / 2412S / 2413U / 2413S / 2448A7), PowerLinc V2 (2414U)*, PowerLinc Controller (1132CU), PowerLinc USB (1132U), ActiveHome Pro (CM15A), ActiveHome (CM11), or LynX-PLC
*NOTE: The 2414U will not work with INSTEON devices shipping after March 2012. These devices use a new firmware version that is incompatible with the 2414U. Smarthome has announced that they are discontinuing the 2414U and they have no plans to release an update.
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Indigo 6 Beta 1 Ships
• Z-Wave Support
• New INSTEON Support
• UI Improvements
• New Plugins
Online User Forum
Visit the online support forum for help, tips, and announcements
Visit the How-To Wiki for step-by- step solutions to common home automation tasks and other valuable information
Browse the Indigo User Contribution Library for Plugins, AppleScripts, icons and graphics, along with other useful Indigo extensions
Check out our detailed competitive comparison charts to see how Indigo stacks up against other Mac-based Home Automation systems - we think we compare very favorably