Press Release


Perceptive Automation Releases Indigo Version 1.8 - Now Supports INSTEON?
     Dallas, TX - February 8, 2006-- Perceptive Automation announced today the immediate availability of Indigo version 1.8, an update to the company's intelligent home control and automation server for Mac OS X. Indigo v1.8 now provides support for INSTEON, SmartLabs? home-control networking technology and SmartLabs? PowerLinc V2 home automation interface. INSTEON uses a dual-mesh (wireline and radio frequency) communications technology to link together core home systems such as lighting, security, comfort control, security systems, home sensors, consumer electronics and appliances for remote monitoring and control. Now Macintosh users can manage their INSTEON-enabled home control products from their computer. "With Indigo's intuitive user interface and sophisticated control logic, users have unprecedented home control using their Macintosh computers and a wide range of home automation control hardware,? said Matt Bendiksen, President of Perceptive Automation. ?We are pleased at the speed in which Perceptive Automation was able to integrate INSTEON support into Indigo 1.8,? said Ken Fairbanks, VP Sales of SmartLabs, Inc. ?We are thrilled to be able to expand the reach of INSTEON-enabled products to Macintosh users.? Indigo provides native support for the INSTEON-enabled PowerLinc V2 (#2414U & 2814UB, available separately) CM-11, LynX-PLC, MR26, and W800RF32. These interfaces allow Indigo to remotely communicate with INSTEON and X10 devices throughout the home, giving users remote programmable control over lights, appliances, irrigation systems, and HVAC. Additionally, Indigo boasts integrated support of the popular Salling licker application, allowing wireless home control via Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and PDAs, and the Ovolab Phlink telephony device, allowing remote home control from any touch-tone telephone. Pricing and AvailabilityIndigo v1.8 is available now for $89.95 through the Perceptive Automation website, Also available online is a 30 day trial copy of Indigo. Indigo v1.8 is a free update to customers of v1.x. Indigo runs on Mac OS X v10.2.6 or greater, and requires a supported INSTEON or X10 computer interface: PowerLinc, CM-11, or LynX-PLC. Evaluation copy of software available upon request.About SmartLabs Inc.Founded in 1992, SmartLabs Inc. is the world?s leading authority on electronic home improvement and automation. SmartLabs is organized into three companies: Smarthome Direct, which includes, ?the Amazon of electronic home improvement? (Newsweek, 2004); SmartLabs Design, creators of best-in-class home control products; and SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON. SmartLabs? INSTEON Alliance offers a focused community for developers to incorporate the INSTEON standard into their products. SmartLabs products are sold to an international customer base via the Web, phone and retail outlets, as well as to professional dealers and installers through SmarthomePro. The company?s online catalog can be found at; information regarding INSTEON can be found at SmartLabs ( is headquartered in Irvine, Calif.About Perceptive AutomationPerceptive Automation, a member of the INSTEON Alliance, was founded in 2002 to create home control and networking solutions. Perceptive Automation's mission is to provide intuitive home control applications that tie together multiple protocols, interfaces, and technologies. Perceptive Automation and Indigo are trademarks of Perceptive Automation, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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