Interface Hardware for Built-in Protocols

Here is a list of hardware interfaces that can be used with Indigo's built-in protocol support (Z-Wave, Insteon, and X10). Use these interfaces to communicate with many of the the hundreds of devices that Indigo supports. Devices which use other technologies are also available via 3rd party plugins from our Plugin Store.


Currently Available Interface Hardware

The interfaces on this list should still be available through various outlets.

Name Manufacturer Protocol(s) Notes
CM15A/CM15Pro Marmitek

X10

If you must use X10, this is the interface that we recommend. You also don't need a separate interface to receive X10 signals - the CM15 does that as well. Note that Indigo doesn't support transmitting X10 RF signals regardless of interface nor does it support uploading triggers/schedules.

GoControl QuickStick Combo GoControl/Linear

Z-Wave, ZigBee

This interface supports both Z-Wave and ZigBee, though as of Indigo v2021 only Z-Wave is supported. Requires Silicon Labs driver v5 or later.

Insteon Portable USB Adaptor Insteon

Insteon

This interface is RF only and can send extended messages. Will require another dual-band device in order to communicate with INSTEON power line only devices. It does not support X10. It uses the FTDI driver that's built-in to macOS so no extra driver install is necessary.

PowerLinc 2413S Insteon

Insteon

The 2413U is dual-band - so it sends INSTEON commands both on the power line and via RF. It also supports extended commands. It is a serial version so it will require a USB to serial adaptor and the appropriate macOS driver.

PowerLinc 2413U Insteon

Insteon

This is Indigo Domotic's recommended Insteon interface. The 2413U is dual-band - so it sends Insteon commands both on the power line and via RF. It also supports extended commands and X10.

SmartStick+ HomeSeer

Z-Wave

Uses the modem USB driver that's built-in to macOS.

UZB USB Stick None

Z-Wave

Uses built-in drivers included in macOS so no extra driver install is necessary.

W800USB X10 RF Receiver WGL & Associates

X10

This device uses the built-in macOS FTDI driver so no extra driver install is necessary.

Z-Stick Plus (Gen5) Aeotec

Z-Wave

This is Indigo Domotics recommended Z-Wave interface. It's available in versions for North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand.

Z-WAVE USB Gateway Controller None

Z-Wave

Uses built-in drivers included in macOS so no extra driver install is necessary.

Zooz Z-Wave Plus S2 USB Stick Zooz

Z-Wave

Uses built-in drivers included in macOS so no extra driver install is necessary.

Discontinued Interface Hardware

The interfaces on this list have been discontinued by the manufacturer and are likely hard to acquire. We leave them here for those that may already have them.

Name Manufacturer Protocol(s) Notes
CM11/CM12/HD11/HD12 Marmitek

X10

Legacy X10 interface. Some versions may be serial and require a USB to serial adaptor. Indigo does not support uploading triggers/schedules to any X10 interface.

PowerLinc 2412S Insteon

Insteon

DISCONTINUED This PowerLinc transmits power line only and it supports extended commands. This is a serial model and requires a USB to serial adaptor.

PowerLinc 2412U Insteon

Insteon

This PowerLinc transmits power line only and it supports extended commands.

PowerLinc Controller 1132CU Insteon

X10

X10 only interface.

PowerLinc Controller 2414U Insteon

Insteon

DISCONTINUED This PowerLinc communicates on the power line only and does not support extended messages or the i2CS firmware on INSTEON devices shipped after March 2012.

Z-Stick Series 2 Aeotec

Z-Wave

This device requires the Silicon Labs VCP driver to be installed in order to work on macOS.

Z-Troller HomeSeer

Z-Wave

This serial interface requires a serial to USB adaptor - we prefer adaptors that use the FTDI chipset since their Mac drivers seem to be very stable.