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For those unfamiliar with X-10 or home automation, see this page for some help.XTension is the first commercial application for the Macintosh that is explicitly written for automation and security.
By utilizing AppleScript as its intrinsic scripting language, XTension provides a database and AppleScript compliant verbs which bring a fantastic array of features to home and office automation. XTension is fully scriptable, attachable, and recordable.
Scripts written in AppleScript are attached to any unit and are executed in response to X-10 ON of OFF signals received, or as timed events. Scripts may be as simple or as complex as you wish.
Although X-10 compatible software has been available to the Mac for over ten years, the PC world has held sway over the two-way X-10 world. Now, with the use of XTension, Macintosh users can join the home automation community with a system for the rest of us.
XTension users create their own database of units and variables,
import custom graphic views and icons, drag-and-drop items between windows, setup scheduled events, and create and assign scripts to database units.
This standard version of XTension lists from $89.95 for the Classic version to $149.95 for the OS X version. (some plugins extra)
Requires one X-10 two-way interface and serial or USB cable.
XTension supports many different powerline and RF interfaces:
Want to try it out?
Go to the Downloads page to get a free Lite version and see for yourself.
Or just see some screen shots.
Here are several screen shots of XTension you can take a look at:
Want more info on Home automation and X-10?
Go to our home automation page, or
Try these other home automation sites.
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Last modified: July 17, 2008
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