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Indigo 6 Lite
[INDM6L]
$99.95

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Indigo 6 is here! And . . . it now handles the Z-Wave protocol along with the well established X10/INSTEON protocols it has always natively supported. Visit the Perceptive Automation site to read all about the great new features in Indigo 6.

Owner of a Prior Version of Indigo?

If you are a purchaser of Indigo version 4.x Lite or 5.x Lite, then you are entitled to an upgrade discount. To determine what that discount is, go to the purchase page on the Perceptive Automation site to enter your current Registration Code.

The Leader in Mac Based Home Automation

Since 2003 Indigo has set the standard on the Macintosh platform for providing sophisticated, complex home automation functionality in straight forward, friendly user interface screens and menus. Indigo 6 has raised the bar even higher.

Study the capabilities for the Lite version described on this page along with those of the Indigo 6 Pro version to determine which product fits your specific home automation needs. In addition use this Product Comparison Chart for further detail on the Lite versus Pro versions. At the bottom of this page you will find the discount upgrade options to Indigo 6 Lite for owners of Indigo Lite 4.x and Lite 5.x. Indigo 6 Pro has ALL functions of Indigo 6 Lite plus a lot more. So if you don’t see some of the functionality you need in your home automation system, be sure and look for it in the Indigo 6 Pro version.
NOTE: Indigo 6 Lite DOES NOT support remote client functionality.

Indigo 6 Lite is an intelligent home control server that integrates an assortment of popular X10 and INSTEON hardware devices to provide unprecedented control of your home. Indigo was the first Mac home automation software to support the PowerLinc USB interface which finally offered a Mac home automation solution that did not need costly USB to serial adapters! Using Indigo’s intuitive user interface you can quickly define complex control logic to automate your home.

iPhone Native App

Yes, it’s here to rave reviews! Indigo 6 (both Lite and Pro) includes compatibility with the free iPhone App called Indigo Touch. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, then check out this best ever feature of the Indigo software. Read all about it on this Perceptive Automation page. You will be amazed at how seamlessly the App works with Indigo 6.

Are you at Starbucks the next morning and don’t remember if you turned off the lights at home before you left? No problem. Just click on Indigo Touch on your iPhone. It will connect and pull in your folders with the status of your lights or other devices as you wish.

Home Automation 101

Indigo communicates with X10 and INSTEON devices (like appliance or lamp modules) via one of the PowerLinc interfaces that is plugged into a normal home wall socket near your computer. The PowerLinc interfaces are USB devices that connect to your Mac and allow Indigo to both send and receive INSTEON (and/or X10) commands. Without a PowerLinc (or other interface like the CM11), there is obviously no way for Indigo to "hear" or send the commands on the power line. Therefore, you must have this hardware interface module along with your Indigo. See below for more detail on the various interfaces.

With Indigo 6 you can:

  • Control lights, fans, appliances, etc., from a variety of handheld remote controls (including the INSTEON RemoteLinc)
  • Create schedules to automatically turn on or off devices even if you are not at home
  • Incorporate motion detectors to turn on lights or other devices
  • Automatically send emails based on events, like power failure or motion detection
  • Automatically turn on landscape or holiday lighting at sunset and off at sunrise
  • Create different lighting scenes, for example “Party,” “Movie,” “Sleeping,” “Away,” for perfect multi-room lighting levels at the touch of a button
  • Incredible flexibility for thousands of other uses -- use your imagination!

To communicate with BOTH X10 and INSTEON compatible devices, Indigo interfaces with the INSTEON PowerLinc Modem (2413U) sold on this site. And, to support your Z-Wave devices, Indigo 6 now supports the Z-Stick Series 2 from Aeon Labs

Interface Controllers Supported

Here is the list if interface controllers that Indigo supports:
  • PowerLinc Modems 2412U and 2413U (X10 and INSTEON devices)
  • Z-Stick Series 2 (Z-Wave devices)
  • INSTEON PowerLinc 2414U (X10 and INSTEON devices) (NOTE: This controller has been discontinued effective April 2012 by the manufacturer and will not support the latest firmware found on many new INSTEON modules)
  • INSTEON RF USB Adapter 2448A (INSTEON devices)
  • PowerLinc Controller 1132CU (X10 only device)
  • ActiveHome Pro CM15A (X10 only device)
  • ActiveHome CM11 (X10 only device)
  • LynX-PLC (X10 only device)
NOTE: Indigo does NOT support the SmartLinc Controller 2412N

In Summary . . .

Here's a comparison matrix that shows the relationships/functionality that Indigo has with the various powerline interface controllers:
Indigo/Interface Feature Comparison Matrix

NOTE: MacHomeStore only handles Indigo sales for the United States and Canada. If you live anywhere else on earth and can't live without Indigo another day, you can go to this International Purchase link to buy Indigo.

System Requirements
  • Indigo requires a Mac with either an Intel or PowerPC G4 (or higher) processor, and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.

Owner of a Prior Version of Indigo?

If you are a purchaser of Indigo version 4.x Lite or 5.x Lite, then you are entitled to an upgrade discount. To determine what that discount is, go to the purchase page on the Perceptive Automation site to enter your current Registration Code.

NOTE:
Be aware that Indigo is downloadable software. As soon as your credit card clears, then you will be emailed the download link along with your unique Indigo unlock key. Refunds can not be issued for Indigo once the email is sent. If you have any doubts on the applicability of Indigo to your home automation needs, you can always go to this link and obtain a free 30 day trial of the Indigo software for your evaluation purposes before you make your purchase decision.

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