Control your home by Mac and phone with Phlink and Indigo
Imagine the possibility of controlling every automated function of your home not only with your computer but also remotely with your phone with the interaction of Ovolab’s Phlink and USB telephony product for Mac OS X and Indigo, Perceptive Automation’s intelligent home control and automation server and X10 technology.
Perceptive Automation and Ovolab today announce the immediate availability of a set of scripts for integrating Indigo, Perceptive Automation’s intelligent home control and automation server, with Phlink, Ovolab’s versatile telephony product for Mac OS X.
Using Indigo together with Ovolab Phlink, you can have total control over your house from anywhere in the world.
Warm up the hot tub from your mobile phone, turn off the lights, and more, check the presence of people with internal webcams…
Ovolab Phlink automatically answers telephone calls and identifies the caller based on Caller ID. The caller can interact with Ovolab Phlink by pressing touch tone key sequences, which in turn trigger actions in Indigo. Indigo then communicates with devices throughout the house by using X10 technology.
Indigo dynamically builds and speaks a menu of options over the phone, based on your home control setup. Through this menu, you can turn devices on or off, brighten or dim lights, hear the status of a device, hear a lamp’s brightness level, and more. Additionally, Indigo can report information such as the current temperature in the house or the last time a motion detector was triggered.
Ovolab Phlink can allow access to Indigo functions to specific callers only, or it can require the caller to enter a password for additional security. To other callers, it can serve as an intelligent information center and as a powerful answering machine.
Pricing and Availability
Indigo is available now for USD 89.95 through the Perceptive Automation/A> web site. Also available online is a fully functional 30 day trial copy of Indigo.
Ovolab Phlink is available now for the special introductory price of EUR 99.95 plus shipping through the Ovolab. Ovolab Phlink will soon be available in retail stores for a suggested retail price of EUR 129.95.