INSTEON home automation arrives for the Mac

by Gordon Meyer

As I've mentioned before, INSTEON is a new home automation technology from the folks at Smarthome, Inc. But up until today, Mac users couldn't join the fun because all of the software support for the protocol was happening on Windows and Linux. Perceptive Automation has changed that with the release of a public beta version of Indigo 1.8.0 -- check out the announcement here.

If you're ready to dive in, the best deal is the Insteon starter kit and the PowerLinc V2 USB computer interface.

If you left home automation because of X10's quirks, now is a good time to rejoin the fold; by all reports INSTEON is much faster and more reliable. Or, if you're just getting started, you might as well get the very latest so you can start out on the right foot, eh?

Are you ready to get on board with INSTEON?