As I’m sure you recall from my earlier Indigo Home Automation Software review, Perceptive Automation makes great home automation software for the Mac. Using Insteon automation technology, Indigo lets you become master of your domestic universe. . . . at least when it comes to controlling lights, irrigation, hvac, etc. Unfortunately this mastery does not apply to controlling others that share said universe. Oh well, it’s still really cool! The true geniuses at Perceptive Automation just recently released Indigo 4 for the Mac (along with a lower cost, entry level Indigo Lite). “So what” you might say, “another software upgrade. . . zzzzzzz” Hold on there skippy! They also released Indigo Touch, which integrates the great features of Indigo with your iPhone! That’s right, you can lounge lazily on your couch, eating bon bons or Cheetos, and control every light, appliance, hvac device, sprinkler, etc. that you have set up in Indigo. You’ll be the envy of couch potatoes and uber-geeks everywhere! Indigo Touch lets you be master of your domicile from anywhere using WiFi, 3G, or Edge connectivity. It’s only available for Mac folks running Indigo 4+, so if you’re still slumming it with a PC, make the switch already! Bill Gates won’t care, he’s moved on.
Check out the video above to get a sense of what you can do with Indigo and Indigo Touch. Indigo Pro v4.0 is available now for $179.95 and Indigo Lite v4.0 for $89.95 through the Perceptive Automation website. Upgrade discounts are available for all previous Indigo customers. Also available online is a 30 day trial copy of Indigo Pro. Indigo runs on Mac OS X 10.4.11 or greater, and requires a supported INSTEON or X10 computer interface for controlling home lighting and appliance modules. Indigo Touch is free and can connect to Perceptive Automation’s demo server, but requires Indigo Lite or Pro v4.0 for actual home control. It is available for immediate download exclusively through Apple’s iTunes App store.