Perceptive Automation Releases Indigo Version 1.8 - Now Supports Insteon™

February 8, 2006

IRVINE, Calif. - Perceptive Automation announced today the immediate availability of Indigo version 1.8, an update to the company's intelligent home control and automation server for Mac OS X. 

Indigo v1.8 now provides support for Insteon, SmartLabs’ home-control networking technology and SmartLabs’ PowerLinc V2 home automation interface. Insteon uses a dual-mesh (wireline and radio frequency) communications technology to link together core home systems such as lighting, security, comfort control, security systems, home sensors, consumer electronics and appliances for remote monitoring and control. Now Macintosh users can manage their Insteon-enabled home control products from their computer. 

"With Indigo's intuitive user interface and sophisticated control logic, users have unprecedented home control using their Macintosh computers and a wide range of home automation control hardware,” said Matt Bendiksen, President of Perceptive Automation. 

“We are pleased at the speed in which Perceptive Automation was able to integrate Insteon support into Indigo 1.8,” said Ken Fairbanks, VP Sales of SmartLabs, Inc. 

“We are thrilled to be able to expand the reach of Insteon-enabled products to Macintosh users.”

Indigo provides native support for the Insteon-enabled PowerLinc V2 (#2414U & 2814UB, available separately) 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, HVAC. Additionally, Indigo boasts integrated support of the popular Salling Clicker application, allowing wireless home control via Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and PDAs, and the Ovolab Phlink telephony device, allowing remote home control from touch-one telephone.

Pricing and Availability 

Indigo v1.8 is available now for $89.95 through the Perceptive Automation website, Also available online is a 30 day trial copy of Indigo. Indigo v1.8 is a free update to customers of v1.x. Indigo runs on Mac OS X v10.2.6 or greater, and requires a supported Insteon or X10 computer interface: PowerLinc, CM-11, or LynX-PLC. Evaluation copy of software available upon request.


About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit, or connect with Insteon on Facebook ( and Twitter (


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