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This update fixes a number of small bugs, fixes some layout issues in the UI and now supports Kmotion too. If you have configured Kmotion security cameras in Web Admin your new Athena Orbiter will display a 'Cameras' button in the top bar for any rooms you have elected to make them accessible in.

Please run the Updater script as usual to install this update and any un-installed Ubuntu updates too.

All the best

Andy
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Users / Re: Extending MCE with custom protocols
« Last post by totallymaxed on Today at 02:28:43 pm »
Hi guys,
News about modbus rtu on linuxmce?

We've added support for modbus indirectly to Dianemo by adding a device template/driver for the Centraline HAWK Controller - http://products.centraline.com/en/ecatdata/pg_clhawk.html. The HAWK support numerous protocols such as modbus, bacnet and we can send data and get data from bus addresses on those bus's using abstracted devices in Web Admin ie we can address whatever bus is interfaced to via HAWK using the same abstracted child devices etc.

We took the route of placing the HAWK in the middle acting as a gateway because many HVAC engineers and commercial installers are comfortable using HAWKS and it allows us to build interfaces to several bus protocols in one hit. However the HAWK is not a low-cost piece of hardware so our approach may not make much sense if cost is an issue.

However there is no doubt modbus support could be added directly by creating a specific device template/driver for it in LinuxMCE but you would need a physical interface to modbus too.

All the best

Andy
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Marketplace / Dianemo Revealed - Athena UI Performance Advantages
« Last post by totallymaxed on Today at 01:59:50 pm »
Athena Orbiters & Lower System Loads

One of the key advantages of the the Athena UI & Orbiter is that it places far lower demands on the resources of your NC. This manifests itself in several ways;

  • Regens are much faster as no Orbiter UI's need to be regenerated
  • Athena UI's are rendered 100% in the browser or App
  • Athena enables the use of small energy efficient NC hardware.

If you are building a new system then the above points will enable you to choose lower cost, low energy & small form factor hardware for your NC - something could not do with a system using traditional Orbiters and/or traditional MD's for example.

However even in a situation where you are using Athena UI & Orbiters on an existing NC you will still be able to get some of these benefits by following these simple guidelines;

  • Only add new Athena Orbiters going forwards
  • Remove traditional Orbiters and MD's wherever you can and replace them with Athena Orbiters

So both in large installations, in say an up-market large house and in small apartment sized systems, you can improve system performance, energy usage, and in new installations system costs too by using Athena UI & Orbiters.

All the best

Andy
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Adding an Athena Orbiter to your Dianemo Installation

This 'How-to' describes the process of adding an Athena Orbiter to your system. This is about as simple as it gets;

Configuration changes in Web Admin;
  • None required at all.
Now choose the device your want to use the Orbiter on (ie PC, Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, Door Entry Panel, SmartTV or pretty much anything else with a browser) and simply do the following;
That's all there is to adding an Orbiter on any device with a Web Browser. Add as many Orbiters as you need - there is no limit. Dianemo keeps track of each one automatically for you. No Regens or configuration changes required at all.

See some example Athena Orbiter UI screens here; http://www.ellipticalcurve.com/smart-home-software-services/dianemo-athena-html5-ui-screens/

If you have a guest staying with you simply give them the Orbiter url above and they can add an Orbiter to their Tablet, Smartphone or PC too.

If you are an existing Dianemo customer simply run the Updater script to update your system and you all set with Athena. If you have never tried Dianemo before then take advantage of Dianemo+ and try before you buy for just $60 USD; See here for information on Dianemo+ and Try before you buy http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=14005.0

Give Dianemo a try...it's literally is that simple.

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« Last post by maverick0815 on March 04, 2015, 11:41:53 pm »
When playing media and restarting qorbiter, it is not possible to access the remote for playback anymore...the icon of the playing media is not being displayed, only text and the playtime is visible.
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Marketplace / Dianemo Athena UI & Orbiter Preview Release
« Last post by totallymaxed on March 04, 2015, 08:06:38 pm »
We're very excited to announce that all Dianemo users can now try our new Athena UI & Orbiter Preview Release. Below we explain how simple it is to try Athena on your system;

1 - Run the Updater script to update your system
2 - Do a reload router.
3 - Point your Web Browser to http://192.168.80.1/orbiter

That's it!

No regens, no device templates to add, no configuration changes. If your Internet connection is reasonably fast the whole process, including downloading updated packages, doing a reload and opening the new Athena Orbiter takes just 5 minutes.

You can use as many Athena Orbiter's as you need - just bookmark the URL above on any PC's, Laptops and Tablets as you need. Dianemo automatically and dynamically manages each Orbiter for you so you don't need to. With Ahena you can have an Orbiter on pretty much any device that has a Web browser installed.

More details available here; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=14012.0

In later updates to Athena, that you will receive automatically as they are released, you will be able to build customised UI's, choose localised UI's in multiple languages and many more additional features.

Dianemo Orbiter's have never looked so good or been easier to add to your system.

Enjoy!

Andy
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Developers / Re: Developing a Weather Plugin, videos
« Last post by cfernandes on March 04, 2015, 02:37:57 pm »
Hi ,

i finished the code  and resolve some issues off 100% use off cpu .

Feedback is appreciated.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qmrdmo84cfv9gg/weather.tar?dl=0
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Users / Re: linuxmce.org - responsive + light redesign
« Last post by purps on March 04, 2015, 01:36:03 pm »
Really cool.
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Installation issues / Re: 12.04 install report
« Last post by phenigma on March 04, 2015, 03:49:25 am »
Looks like the 2 latest 1204 snapshots are fubar.  :(

J.
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Installation issues / Re: 12.04 install report
« Last post by theteju on March 03, 2015, 10:27:12 pm »
:(

appreciate your reply,, Only if I can get to a command prompt.
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