November 4, 2013 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Opelousas, Louisiana - Dallas, Texas - Perceptive Automation, the leading provider of Mac-based home automation software, today announced the immediate availability of version 2 of the WeatherSnoop plugin, an update to the plugin for the company's intelligent home control and automation server for Mac OS X. With Indigo and data from WeatherSnoop, users can create complex automation scenarios based on environmental data such as adjusting lawn sprinkler run times based on rainfall.
"Weather information is an important component in home automation and environmental control for the home," says Boisy Pitre, Founder of Tee-Boy. "We are excited about the interoperability that is possible between Indigo 6 and WeatherSnoop 3 and are pleased to have worked with Perceptive Automation on this project."
WeatherSnoop 3 makes it easy for your Mac to interface directly to one of many popular weather stations or an Internet-based data source such as Weather Underground. Watch your weather come to life with beautifully rendered instruments and gauges that show temperature, wind, rain, and more changing in real-time. Once your weather data is obtained from the selected source, it can be published to Internet-based weather services such as Weather Underground and the Citizen Weather Observer Program. Weather data is also available via an HTTP API using WeatherSnoop's built-in web server, so other applications can obtain the latest weather quickly and easily.
The new plugin uses the service and agent discovery information that WeatherSnoop 3 publishes on the local network. To add a weather station device to Indigo, users will only need to select the appropriate WeatherSnoop instance and select the agent - no need to know host names or IP addresses. Once the station has been created, the plugin can dynamically add any new fields that may be added to the agent by a subsequent release of WeatherSnoop without the need for a plugin update.
"WeatherSnoop 3's ability to collect weather data from multiple sources allows users even more control over their automation systems." said Jay Martin, partner at Perceptive Automation. "And the new dynamic features like service discovery and automatic field synchronization make this release a huge win for our users."
Pricing and Availability:
The WeatherSnoop plugin is included free with Indigo 6 Pro which is available now for $199.95 through the Perceptive Automation website, PerceptiveAutomation.com, and various resellers. Owners of some previous versions of Indigo can get an upgrade discount to Indigo 6. Also available online is a 30 day trial copy of Indigo 6 Pro. Indigo runs on Mac OS X 10.5 or greater.
Evaluation copy of software available upon request.
About Perceptive Automation:
Perceptive Automation, the leading provider of Mac-based home automation software, provides intuitive home control applications that make automating the smart home easy. Founded in 2002, Perceptive Automation is a member of the SmartLabs' INSTEON Alliance program. Perceptive Automation and Indigo are trademarks of Perceptive Automation, LLC.
Located in the heart of Cajun Country and nestled in the quiet countryside near Prairie Ronde, Louisiana, Tee-Boy provides software development, consulting services and training for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms. Copyright 2010-2013 Tee-Boy. WeatherSnoop is a registered trademark of Tee-Boy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.