Home center

This update mainly contains some improvements and bugfixes.

New in this update

  • Feedback from inputs is now visible in all clients.
  • Velbus VMB7IN energy measurement now supports the liter and m³ and shows 2 decimals. Execute read changes to get the correct values!

!Breaking change!

  • Velbus momentaries are removed: please replace them manually with designated inputs!


  • Windows client: shade button now works exactly like in the iOS app and Web app: going up and down now toggles in stead of separate function for the upper half and lower half of the button. Also it’s now more clear when the shade is open or closed.
  • Velbus: Macro’s are no longer created because they are obsolete, since all inputs are available. Existing macro’s are not removed and still work.
  • Windows client: from the ‘About’ screen you can now directly download the correct version of the Windows client (this will be useful in future versions of Home center)

Bug fixes

  • Web: background color of zones was not visible
  • Web: full rebuild of settings due to modifications since Chrome 43
  • Windows client: improved login: better message when trying to log in with a wrong username and password
  • Logic: rules which contain a ‘=’ in the URL didn’t open the correct web page.
  • Logic: input values where not evaluated correctly. Short press & long press
  • Luxom: dimmers, toggles and shades where sometimes displayed as inputs in stead of their real function
  • Luxom: possible blocking of port 2300 after executing read changes has been solved
  • Minor internal improvements



Home center

Home centerWe released a new update for Home center, which contains the following improvements:


  • Time sync page was unavailable
  • Dynamic DNS no-ip didn’t work
  • On the iPad the images were not always loaded (happened with large images and slow connection)
  • When performing a read change and something goes wrong during the reading of a module, sometimes the names in Home center disappeared
  • VMB7IN Energy values weren’t available at Home center service start up
  • VMB2BLE shades status weren’t correct at Home center service start up
  • When scrolling the web interface on a phone with inputs, an input could be triggered by accident while scrolling.


  • Support for the new Velbus module VMB1RYNOS was added.
  • Some configuration from the Home center Windows has also been added to the web interface. We added a configuration page where you can execute: ‘Create backup’, ‘Restore backup’, ‘Read changes’ and ‘Full reset’.
  • ‘Rename outputs’, ‘Logic functions (rules)’, ‘User management’ no longer require a ‘restart service’, but only need a ‘reload config’. This makes that the changes are in effect after just a few seconds and clients no longer lose their connection.

Updating your VMBHIS

If you have v2.7.1.2 or later, a notification will be visible on the login page about the new version.
Go to the Settings on the VMBBHIS web interface and execute the ‘Update software’.

For non-VMBHIS users

All updates, except the specific updates of the web interface (only available on VMBHIS), are also available. The download of the setup including the Home center server is on the special download page. In case you don’t have this link, send us an e-mail, then we will send you the link.


Home center

This version contains some bug fixes since v2.7.1.2 and v2.7.1.1:

  • Subaddresses of VMBGPOD could not be changed through VMBHIS.
  • Calculation of energy measurements were not always correct (VMB7IN)
  • Connection management in the VMBHIS has been improved: sometimes it was not possible to connect after some time and the VMBHIS had to be restarted.
  • Invalid characters in module names (visible in Velbuslink when reading modules) could crash Home center.
  • Some internal fine tuning

If you have v2.7.1.2, a notification should be on the login page about the new version.

Go to the Settings on the VMBBHIS web interface and execute the ‘Update software’.

This is a BUGFIX version, we made available for all users who have installed, even if your license updates have expired since was released.

For non-VMBHIS users the same things apply.
The download of the setup including the Home center server is on the same page as v2.7.1.2.
In case you don’t have this link, send us an e-mail, then we will send you the link.

Logic interface list

Home center

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 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.


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

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.


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.


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!