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.

Discontinued hardware is indicated in yellow.
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.

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 7.1.1 only Z-Wave is supported. Requires Silicon Labs driver v5 or later.

INSTEON RF 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.

PowerLinc 2412S INSTEON

Insteon

DISCONTINUED.<br><br>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 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.

PowerLinc 2413U 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 and X10.<br><br>This is Perceptive Automation's recommended INSTEON interface.

PowerLinc Controller 1132CU INSTEON

X10

X10 only interface.

PowerLinc Controller 2414U INSTEON

Insteon

DISCONTINUED.<br><br>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.

SmartStick+ HomeSeer

Z-Wave

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

W800USB X10 RF Receiver WGL & Associates

X10

This interface can be used in simultaneously with an X10 or INSTEON power line interface since this interface only receives X10 RF signals. The serial version of this interface is also supported when used with a compatible USB-to-serial adaptor.

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-Stick Series 2 Aeotec

Z-Wave

This an Indigo Domotics recommended Z-Wave interface. It's available in versions for <a href="http://store.indigodomo.com/z-wave-aeotec-zstick2-dsa02203.html">North America</a>, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand.

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.