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Dianemo Wiki page updated
« Reply #390 on: May 12, 2014, 04:15:58 pm »
Just a note to say that the Dianemo Wiki page has been updated with additional information relating to the control of TV's and Smart TV's;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#TV_Control_In_Summary

All the best

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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 04:19:17 pm by totallymaxed »
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Update Available - Spotify Premium Support
« Reply #391 on: May 15, 2014, 03:40:05 pm »
Dianemo has been updated so that it now supports the Spotify Premium streaming service. This is a much requested feature. You can now access your Top 100 list and your saved Playlists directly from the Dianemo iOS App and have that stream playback in any audio enabled room or in multiple rooms simultaneously.

All Dianemo updates are free to existing customers. As usual please use the Dianemo update script to update your system with this update and any others that may not have been applied yet.

If your a fan of Spotify Premium you will want to get this update! We hope this increases your enjoyment of your Dianemo system.

All the best

Andy
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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview
« Reply #392 on: August 01, 2014, 11:36:52 am »
Here is a sneak peek at our exciting new Orbiter UI that's currently in development. The first image is of the audio media browser screen, the second of the Sky Box STB control screen (all screen-shots are of live working screens and are not mockups). The UI is built using HTML 5 which makes it much easier to build and design for than with our standard UI. HTML 5 also allows for dynamic UI elements like sliders, scrollable lists and other animated controls too. Customising and localising the UI, using standard HTML5 page layout tools, will be much easier too and the UI does not require any regens either.

Please note this is work in progress and our standard UI may change before we release this. All customers will receive the new UI as a free update when it is released later this year.
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Reminder - Getting Support or Special Configuration Consulting for your System
« Reply #393 on: August 06, 2014, 02:40:31 pm »
We've had a few inquiries recently that have hi-lighted some possible confusion about support & configuration. So I thought I'd post something on this here;

Support is always handled via the Forum (not this thread though). The best way is to post your question/issue in the appropriate section of the Forum making sure to add 'Dianemo -' to the title of you post so that lmce users can differentiate them from posts relating to lmce.  If its something you need an urgent response to the pm me too please. Support is always free of charge,

If you need help configuring your system, adding devices, creating a new device so that your system can interact with a new, but currently unsupported, piece of 3rd party hardware or anything else where you require us to carry out configuration/setup for you then please PM me directly. This type of activity falls under the category of Consulting and is a charged for service. Generally speaking in most cases we will be able to provide you with a fixed cost for whatever you require. However in some cases it may be impossible to price the assistance you need on a fixed price basis due to either complexity or because other factors outside our control will affect the work thats needed. In these cases we will charge you in stages until the job is completed (at anytime you can cancel further work). We always try to minimise any consulting costs to you. All Consulting fees, whether fixed, or staged must be paid in advance before we commence work.

If you have further questions then please contact me via pm here on the forum.

All the best

Andy
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Dianemo Summer 2014 Special Offers - Please PM me to Reserve Any Offer
« Reply #394 on: August 21, 2014, 06:18:22 pm »
We have some very special promotions on Dianemo Software Licenses (Current release is for Ubuntu 12.04LTS Desktop) and configuration vouchers - Please PM me here if you want to purchase any of the offers below;
Note: all offers are available world wide to non commercial customers ie if your a pro-installer you DO NOT QUALIFY.

UPDATE - Last few Offer 2 licenses left - Order now if you want one.

We have updated Offer 3 to include some basic Athena Orbiter configuration training (anyone who has already purchased this Offer will get this upgrade too). Also see the url below to a video showing the Athena Orbiter in action . Thanks - UPDATE

Offer 1 - We have 50 Configuration vouchers available for $99 USD (these are normally priced at $250 USD each) which cover all the basic configuration options - if you purchase one of these before 12pm GMT on Aug 28 we will also configure your system for the new HTML5 UI when its released shortly. These discounted vouchers are going very quickly so don't hesitate to purchase one - even if you don't need it right away. Again this offer is available to new and existing customers and you can purchase multiple vouchers. Vouchers must be paid for in advance and are valid for 18 months from purchase date.

Offer 2 - We have 10 Dianemo 12.04 Software Licenses available at a big discounted price of $299 USD (a $100 saving) and we will also do the basic configuration of your system for free (a $160 saving). That's a saving of $260 USD in total. This offer is open to both new and existing customers and you can purchase more than one license. All Dianemo licenses include free updates and upgrades to 14.04LTS when available. Please contact me before midnight on Aug 31 to qualify for this offer.

Offer 3 - By popular request we're making 25 HTML5 Orbiter Configuration Vouchers priced at $59 USD each available from today. These more affordable vouchers cover just the new HTML5 Orbiter UI configuration and would suit any users who already have a working system but want to transition some, or all Orbiters, over to the new UI when it ships in the last quarter of 2014. Importantly included as part of the Voucher we will also assist you in learning how the new HTML5 Orbiter UI is configured and what setup changes are required. These vouchers are valid for 18 months from the date the new HTML5 Orbiter UI ships.

See the Athena Orbiter in action; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQAeGia26A&authuser=0

All Offers must be paid for by Paypal (no other payments accepted). We expect these to go very quickly so don't hesitate if your interested.

All the best


Andy





« Last Edit: August 29, 2014, 06:55:40 am by totallymaxed »
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview **New Images**
« Reply #395 on: August 22, 2014, 04:48:53 pm »
This image and the ones that follow show updated screen captures from our new HTML5 Orbiter. Updated graphics and layouts and both landscape & portrait orientations of the same screen to show how the Orbiter dynamically adapts the layout based on orientation.
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Contact me for Smart Home consulting advice here;
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview **New Images**
« Reply #396 on: August 22, 2014, 04:51:52 pm »
This image and the ones that follow show updated screen captures from our new HTML5 Orbiter. Updated graphics and layouts and both landscape & portrait orientations of the same screen to show how the Orbiter dynamically adapts the layout based on orientation.
Andy Herron,
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Read My Blog; http://ellipticalcurve.com

Contact me for Smart Home consulting advice here;
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

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Update - New HTML5 Orbiter & UI Preview **New Images**
« Reply #397 on: August 22, 2014, 04:53:26 pm »
This image and the ones that follow show updated screen captures from our new HTML5 Orbiter. Updated graphics and layouts and both landscape & portrait orientations of the same screen to show how the Orbiter dynamically adapts the layout based on orientation.

Did you spot the bug in this screen and the previous one...?
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iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
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Announcing - Athena Orbiter & UI Layer Alpha Program
« Reply #398 on: August 27, 2014, 09:19:42 am »
The new Athena Orbiter & UI layer is a complete re-imagining of how the Dianemo UI is engineered, designed & updated. We started with a clean 'sheet' of paper when engineering the Athena UI layer and it is all new code from the ground up. Athena in fact is the internal name for a project that will deliver a number of new technologies for Dianemo that we will be rolling out in the future, the Athena Orbiter & UI layer is just the first.

This video shows the basic Athena Orbiter in action on a live Dianemo system; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KQAeGia26A&authuser=0

The Athena Orbiter & UI Layer are still in development and we expect to release them in the latter part of Q4 this year. In preparation for release we are looking for a small number of brave 'Alpha' testers who will be given access to early alpha releases of Athena. Please bare in mind that these releases will be alpha code ie they may well be unstable and break periodically (or frequently!) and we can offer no commitment to direct support for these releases during the alpha testing phase. We are looking to hear from you about your experience with these alpha builds though and your feedback will contribute to shaping the final release version. You must have a Dianemo installation to take part in the Athena alpha program.

If you are interested in participating as part of the Athena alpha program please PM me here on the forum.

Thank you

Andy

Athena Orbiter & UI Background
The Athena UI itself is built using industry standard HTML5. This makes it incredibly easy to customise using standard HTML5 markup and tools. In fact if you are familiar with HTML5 then a text editor is all you need to customise the design or layout of any Orbiter screen. Any graphics App that can output a gif or jpeg file is all you need to adapt or modify any of the graphical assets used in the standard Athena UI pack.

The standard Athena UI files are all located in a directory structure on the NerveCentre and all the HTML5 source files for the Orbiter include plenty of embedded notes on modifying the various sections of each file. No deep knowledge of the underlying system is needed to modify or create a new Athena UI skin either. Creating a new UI skin for Dianemo has never been this easy before, make a change, refresh the screen and its there - no UI Regens are required.

The new Athena Orbiter & UI layer will, we hope,  open up Dianemo UI design and customisation to a much wider audience than ever before. The Athena UI is targeted for release during last quarter of 2014 and will be a free update for all current Dianemo customers.
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Contact me for Smart Home consulting advice here;
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #399 on: August 28, 2014, 03:57:19 pm »
Nice interface. Nice video. Next time *I* would love to have it a bit louder :)

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Re: Dianemo S from CHT - Ubuntu 12.04LTS Release Now Shipping World Wide!
« Reply #400 on: August 28, 2014, 04:19:34 pm »
Nice interface. Nice video. Next time *I* would love to have it a bit louder :)

Noted :-)
« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 10:16:09 pm by totallymaxed »
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Read My Blog; http://ellipticalcurve.com

Contact me for Smart Home consulting advice here;
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Get a Dianemo S License: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.0
iOS Orbiter: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_iOS_Orbiter
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dianemo-Home-Automation/226019387454465

Sales & Info:
http://www.dianemo.co.uk