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Home center 2.7.1.1

Finally the new version of Home center has arrived with many new features and improvements!

New Logic interface (VMBHIS only)

Logic interfaceA new interface is now available in the VMBHIS to create your own logic actions. You can create extra macro functions, extend existing macro functions and create your own logic functions. This all happens outside the programmation in the Velbus modules. Also you can work cross interface: for instance also turn off all your Sonos devices with your ‘Turn all off’ button at the front door. Read more.

Sonos

Sonos connectBetter detection of Sonos devices in the network: when a Sonos is shutdown and later turned back on, the Sonos device will also be immediately ready to be operated in Home center. Sonos Bridge is no longer added to list. Improved stability.

Velbus

VelbusVelbus input modules can now also be added to the Home center interface.

Newly supported Velbus module VMBGPOD (Soon available). Support for the VMB7IN new firmware.

Faster communication between VelbusLink and Velbus modules through Home center.

How to start using the input modules in Home center?

After performing the update (also Windows Home center client), execute ‘Read changes’ on the Windows Home center client. When editing the zones, the input modules will now be available.

Web interface

Future releases will be automatically displayed on login page with the status of your license. Improvements for displaying the background images. Some bugfixes.

 IPhone / iPad

iPhone iPad appMake sure you install the latest version of the Home center app on your iOS device (v1.8.2 released June 23th 2014) . This update contains a bugfix to resolves some issues if you have a large set of components available (relevant because now inputs are added too).

How to update your VMBHIS

Log on to your VMBHIS web interface. Check if your license for updates hasn’t expired (VMBHIS > Settings > License info). Make sure the VMBHIS has access to the internet through your home network.

Update softwareOn the settings page, click ‘Update software’.  This will start the first update procedure. Wait a few minutes, then click ‘Update software’ again. This will complete the second step. After a few minutes the version of your VMBHIS will be 2.7.1.1.

Home centerMake sure to install the new Windows Home center client on your PC and Windows Touch screens. The download link is on the Settings page of the VMBHIS.

License

Has your license expired (default this is after one year) then you need to renew your license to use the latest version of Home center. Price 124,95 euro (VAT incl.). Please contact us. Do you want to migrate from a regular license to the VMBHIS? Contact us so we can make you a personal offer.

Customers with a license for Home center server on Windows, if you haven’t received a download link, please send us a mail so will can provide you the download link.

Reminder

Get the latest VelbusLink to configure the bus through Home center! (pass through function).

Update all Windows Home center clients installed in your network to the new version. Connections from older clients will be dropped and will show an error on screen!

Update the Home center app for iPhone/iPad.   Have fun!

Home center 2.6.1.4

Home center 2.6.1.4 has arrived!

New for VMBHIS

VMBHIS Rename outputs vmbhis_login

  • Renaming outputs is now possible!
  • Sonos is now also available in the mobile interface
  • Login screen cleaned up :)
  • Settings screens cleaned up
  • Better feedback on settings screen

Improvements for Home center server on Windows

  • Sometimes the communication between Sonos devices and Home center is blocked by a firewall: rules are added automatically to the firewall to allow communication

 Bugfixes

  • Background images were not shown on the mobile interface (VMBHIS)
  • More stable connection with VelbusLink (VMBHIS)
  • More stable connection with iPad (VMBHIS)
  • Error when importing file from Trikker (VMBHIS + HC Server on Windows)
  • When restoring a backup, problems were possible with logging in (VMBHIS + HC Server on Windows)
  • hcAdmin tool: adding new users was not possible (HC server on Windows)

Other

  • Smaller logfiles
  • Internal improvements 

Enjoy!

Home center 2.6

Home centerHome center v2.6 is available for

  • Windows users
  • VMBHIS
  • iPhone/iPad

New

  • sonoslogoSupport for Sonos.
    Sonos components are detected automatically in the network and made available in the Home center interface.
    Add them to your zones in the Windows Home center client via ‘Settings’ > ‘Manage zones’.
    Available in Windows Home center and in the iPhone/iPad app. (Support in the webinterface for Android will be made available in a future update)
  • vmbgptcbSupport for new Velbus modules: VMB1TSW,VMBGPTC
  • Improved security for passwords

New for Windows Home center client

  • Automatic login to Windows Home center with address name in stead of an IP address. Example: if you connect to your installation via an internet address with dyndns.info. This address is saved on the login screen when ‘Remember login’ is checked.
  • Startup parameters for Windows Home center client:
       -s<server-ip>[:<port>] – u<user> -p<pass>
    The port is optional, if not added, the default port is used..
    This can be useful if you manage multiple Velbus installations.
    Example: Make a shortcut on the desktop with this path:
    “c:\Program Files (x86)\Home center\Homecenter.exe” -s192.168.10.151 -uadmin -padmin

Improvements exclusive for VMBHIS

  • Heating and cooling is now visible in the Android web interface.
  • Login to the web interface: The choice Phone/Table interface is stored.

ios7New for iPhone/iPad app

  • Improved layout for iOS 7.

General improvements

  • VMB4RYLD, VMBRYNO : the virtual outputs were not detected and was there for not available in Home center.
    Execute ‘Read changes’ to add them.
  • VMB7IN: the energy value was not displayed correctly for input 2, 3 en 4
  • Speed improvements for scanning the bus when VelbusLink connects over Home center to the bus.
  • After a ‘Read changes’ the current states of the outputs were not read from the bus. So it was possible that states that were shown initially were wrong.
  • The user acounts were not restored when restoring a backup.
  • Windows Home center: Possible problems when adding a zone that was created automatically to the bar on the bottom.
  • Internal improvements for speed and stability.

Reminder

  • Make sure you get the latest version of VelbusLink to configure the bus through Home center! (pass through function)
  • Make sure to update all Home center clients installed in your network to the new version. Connections from older clients will be dropped and will show an error on screen!
  • The newest version of Home center client for iPhone/iPad is available In the App Store. This version supports iOS 7 and iOS 6.

License

Do you have a license of Home center that is more then one year old, then you need to renew your license to use the latest version of Home center.
Price 124,95 euro (VAT incl.)

Do you want to migrate from a regular license to the VMBHIS? Contact us so we can make you a personal offer.

Customers with the VMBHIS, follow the procedure described on this page.
Customers with a regular license of Home center will have received a download link. If you purchased a Home center license and you didn’t receive a download link. Please contact us!

Enjoy the new version!