It's here! Indigo 6 public beta is now available! 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 2.0 or higher (including Indigo 6 Lite), then you are entitled to an upgrade discount. To determine what that discount is, go to this 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 Pro version described on this page along with those of the Indigo 6 Lite 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 various discount upgrade options to Indigo 6 Pro for owners of Indigo 2.0 or higher (including Indigo 6 Lite)
iPhone Native App
Yes, it’s here and getting rave reviews! Indigo 6 (both Lite and Pro) includes compatibility with the free iPhone App called Indigo Touch. If you have an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, 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.
Indigo 6 Pro is a client/server application to allow remote control and configuration from anywhere. The Indigo 6 Pro server can run headless (no UI) in the background on your Mac while consuming minimal CPU resources. The client can be run on the same machine or on another Mac on your home LAN. Take that iBook with the Indigo client installed anywhere in your house and still control your house - - - wirelessly.
NOTE: Indigo 6 Lite DOES NOT support remote client functionality.
Interface Controllers Supported
Here is the list of interface controllers that Indigo supports:
NOTE: Indigo does NOT support the SmartLinc Controller 2412N
- PowerLinc Modems 2412U and 2413U (X10 and INSTEON 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)
Indigo’s Link and Scene Management Editor
Indigo’s INSTEON link and scene management editor gives users the power to remotely define links and lighting scenes between the INSTEON modules they have installed in their home. Creating links or lighting scenes between keypads and multiple modules can now be done quickly and reliably from Indigo. Additionally, with Indigo's unique Persistent Link and two-way syncing features, users can automatically copy old link and scene information to a new replacement module with the press of a button.
Web Based Control Pages
This feature, first appearing in Indigo 2.0, continues to get rave reviews. In addition to having a built-in HTTP web server, Indigo now supports graphical Control Pages allowing quick and powerful creation of Web controllable home interfaces. These Control Pages update in real time as device and variable states change. You can make your own control page using the built in Indigo Graphical Control Page Editor. Check the following example.
Sample Home Control Page
This is a live example residing on a test Mac -- try clicking on various devices and buttons and see what happens.
NOTE: Although Indigo 6 Lite can be remotely accessed using the Indigo iPhone App, it DOES NOT support the Control Page functionality.
For even more examples, check out this Indigo Forum Link and see what other users are already doing with this new Control Page feature.
Indigo 6 Pro includes SQLite and PostgreSQL integration, a Web server plug-in architecture, improved Web server performance, refinements to the user interface like the ability to organize your devices within folders to facilitate their management. Support for new and more complex INSTEON hardware modules:
. . . and other advanced INSTEON devices.
Indigo 6, both client and server, run native on both PowerPC and Intel Mac chips.
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 6.
New to Indigo?
- Indigo requires a Mac with either an Intel or PowerPC G4 (or higher) processor, and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
If you are a brand new customer to the world of Indigo, then your price for Indigo 6 Pro is $179.95. Note that downloading and using the 30 Day Free Trial Version doesn’t count as a purchase. Sorry!
Owner of a Prior Version of Indigo?
If you are a purchaser of Indigo version 2.0 or higher, 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.