Indigo 5, one of the most intelligent, and robust INSTEON / X10 – compatible Home Automation software available for the Mac operating system; this control server allows homeowners to integrate an array of popular INSTEON and X10 devices for unprecedented control of your home lighting and appliances. Locally, remotely or automatically control or program Plug-in Modules, Switches, Wire-in Modules, Sensors, Remote Controllers, Keypads, Touchscreens, Low Voltage I/O Modules and more. The built-in web server provides users with means to access their homes remotely via Mac’s, PC’s, Wi-Fi enabled tablets, PDA’s, and mobile phones. With Indigo Touch (1.7 or above, sold though Mac app store), user’s will gain seamless remote control of their digital home through the use of an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch, from virtually anywhere in the world; you can even receive email or text notifications for specific events, such as power failures or motion detection.
Using Indigo 5’s unlimited flexibility of scheduling and exquisite control logic, users will save money, conserve water, provide their home with added security, all while cutting-back on energy usage through strategic programming, and remote or automated control of lighting and appliances. Indigo 5 will also provide the means for user’s to control their sprinklers, security systems, thermostats (HVAC), and more. Program simple, automatic On / Off control, create custom lighting scenes (group containing multiple load controllers activated simultaneously from the same Trigger or remote device), or create a much more complex system using multiple Triggers, Conditions, and Actions. This system is perfect for those who already have a home full of existing INSTEON or X10 hardware, because it allows them to include both technologies in their programming, in-turn, simplifying the control process. Indigo 5 gives homeowner’s the ability to create as simple or as complex a system as they need to suit their applications. Use Indigo to automate your entire home, or create a simple system for scheduling and remote control of only a couple of lights.
The Pro version of Indigo 5 can support an unlimited number of INSTEON devices and provides advanced features that may not be needed for a smaller system or those who are just begining with Starter Kits containing very few devices, and not interested in complex control options. See Indigo 5.0x Lite for support of up to 20 INSTEON devices and more basic control features.
Note (1): Indigo 5 will require a Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) operating system or better. All Mac hardware that has been officially supported by Mac OS X 10.5 will work with Indigo 5. Read more