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Seanie_230 Posted: Tue, Jan 3 2017 8:43 AM

Hello All

I am one of the BETA testers for the BLGW Firmware and this morning I checked if I am allowed to discuss it here.

I have been running a new version for a few weeks and wanted to share some of the great new features with you

Functionality:

1.       Detachment of BLGW drivers from the firmware. Some drivers are now stored in the Cloud and can be added without a firmware update.

2.       Cut, Copy & Paste in macro programming tab

3.       Convert commands to Lua code using the [Convert to code] button. This way it is possible to edit them in text view instead which is useful in some cases when there is a lot of the same type of commands.

4.       Support for H.264 / RTSP cameras. This only works in the new BeoLink App and you still need to add a path for a JPG image for the web panel on the TV.

5.       By clicking the system in the bottom of the BLGW configuration page detailed connection status messages are shown.

6.       Monitor have been updated with more information and if you have macros running over a long time / looping they are shown in the right side of the monitor and they can also be stopped from there.

7.       Custom driver editor – makes it possible to write your own driver on the gateway itself and test it as you go along. A driver development guide as available upon request. :):):)

 

New Drivers:

1.       Doorbird doorstation

2.       Global Cache iTach Flex

3.       amBX Lighting system

4.       Custom HTTP – Used for integrating with REST/JSON interface systems and services

5.       Open Weather – Trigger macros based on the weather conditions

6.       Danfoss Link – Intelligent heating system used mostly in Northern Europe

 

Updated drivers:

1.       KNX – Support for KNX thermostats (1 Setpoint, 2 Setpoint) [KNOWN ERROR: The temperature is displayed wrong. Fixed in next release]

2.       Philips Hue – Possibility to Raise/Lower

3.       Nest – Numerous improvements to the Nest driver in order to achieve the [Works with Nest] certification

 

The new driver editor is excellent and online repository means anyone can design a driver and store it on the shared repository (if you meet the requirements)

The new Beolink app is much better

Please note that all dealers are not aware of the new App yet so may not be able to help you, also all drivers may not make it to the final release so please dont rely on the list above and finally no release dates can be confirmed :)

If you have any feedback or comments I can pass them on or test things for you if I can to feedback to the developers.

Sean


 

 

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Hi Sean,


Thanks for this - how long has it been in Beta for? How can we become a part of the Beta team and is there any idea of when it'll be released.

 

Best,

Alex

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beoandy replied on Tue, Jan 3 2017 1:33 PM

Hi sean!

These are really good news!

-Can you please post some screenshoots from the app? What are the improves?

-Ad custom strings: can you select some curtain buttons or slider for dimming or still only buttons with and without status feedback?

-Any info of a realise?

-integration of the dimmer switch from hue as a trigger?

Thanks

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ahjrennie:

Hi Sean,


Thanks for this - how long has it been in Beta for? How can we become a part of the Beta team and is there any idea of when it'll be released.

 

Best,

Alex

Hi Alex I can ask for you, sorry I cannot say any information about dates, fire me over a personal message with your email and I will request for you.

 

Sean

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Sounds exciting @seanie_230 !

Can it use the Hue motion sensor do you know?

Also does it now have the ability to perform different macros depending on the current time?

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Chris Hassell:
Sounds exciting @seanie_230 !

 

Can it use the Hue motion sensor do you know?

 

Also does it now have the ability to perform different macros depending on the current time?

Hello I have asked these questions :)

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beoandy:

Hi sean!

These are really good news!

-Can you please post some screenshoots from the app? What are the improves?

-Ad custom strings: can you select some curtain buttons or slider for dimming or still only buttons with and without status feedback?

-Any info of a realise?

-integration of the dimmer switch from hue as a trigger?

Thanks

beoandy

Hi Beoandy

I have no info on a release date but Have asked your questions as I cannot see the fucntionality.

I do have a hue dimmer so I will test that tonight.

Sean

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Hello All

OK

Hue Dimmer can trigger a Macro, I will check this tonight

Hue motion not support as yet

Macro's can be triggered by day and time and also sunset and sunrise.

Sean

 

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beoandy:

-Ad custom strings: can you select some curtain buttons or slider for dimming or still only buttons with and without status feedback?

Hay Beoandy

the custom strings does not have sliders it only has buttons with feedback, but a driver could be written using the driver editor perhaps to create a slider maybe

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beoandy replied on Thu, Jan 5 2017 10:49 PM

hi sean!

thank you for the infos!

 

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mjmedlo replied on Sun, Jan 8 2017 11:58 PM
Seanie_230:

Hay Beoandy

the custom strings does not have sliders it only has buttons with feedback, but a driver could be written using the driver editor perhaps to create a slider maybe

Sean

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@Seanie

Are we allowed to post pictures?
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Any news here?

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mjmedlo replied on Fri, Jan 20 2017 3:19 PM

I haven't received any confirmation about posting so i better not do that yet; 

but, I can say this it is much improved and will give a much more smooth and elegant whole home

interaction.  the new GUI is modeled after the current BeoMusic App. . think that app but with functionality for the whole home, doors, cameras, shades, lights, etc.

 

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Yep, Excellent Interface including Deezer 

I had a party at home on Saturday and gave my non-B&O friends the new App to control music from my iPhone.

The feedback was that we didnt even need to touch the beomusic app and my friends also preferred the new Beolink app which was much more user friendly.

I added a Wemo to my setup yesterday to control my under floor heating and can activate it from the app which is much better.

Im hoping once released the new online driver store will be embraced by many writing drivers that we can all benefit from.

 

Sean

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lano replied on Sat, Jan 21 2017 10:09 AM
Is is possible to control Spotify Connect in any way from within the beta app?
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lano:

Is is possible to control Spotify Connect in any way from within the beta app?

Hello Iano

I cannot see Spotify anywhere in the App only Deezer and DNlA but I will ask The Beta tester contact.

I don't have any devices on my NL with Spotify so it may not appear. I have just ordered a new Essence so when it comes through I can check.

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testing of the BLGW firmware is going really well.

The new app is much better with excellent control over Deezer in live testing by friends and family at a party.

The new app is working well.

 

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mjmedlo replied on Thu, Feb 2 2017 1:09 PM
Seanie_230:

testing of the BLGW firmware is going really well.

The new app is much better with excellent control over Deezer in live testing by friends and family at a party.

The new app is working well.

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Agreed.

Very nice.
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beoandy replied on Thu, Feb 2 2017 2:54 PM

pics or it didn´t happen Whistle

 

 

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