2017.1 – Daily schedule smart rule
Daily schedule enables you to combine both fixed time criteria and variable time criteria – sunrise / sunset. Daily schedule also includes an “Off action” meaning you will not need to assign another separate smart rule if criteria are not met.
Use case examples for the new Daily schedule smart rule:
- “Blinds shall go up at 7AM in the morning and go down at sunset.”
- “If the brightness requirement for the smart rule Blinds adjustment according to sun position is not met, blinds shall not go to their default position but rather just set a straight angle and don’t move up or down.” This was possible to do prior to introduction of Daily schedule but Daily schedule makes the configuration easier to understand.
2017.1.6: Charts updated
Release 2017.1.6 brings an update to history charts. The full feature set now includes the following charts, views and options:
- Support for both continuous and discrete chart types
- Advanced statistics for min / max / average values within fixed or floating time periods
- Data export into csv for further analysis in Excel or Spreadsheet
Recording of data into charts can be enabled by Service and Admin roles.
2017.1.6: Core update from the app
Release 2017.1.6 brings the ability to update Linux software in Core. This is particularly useful when a project needs to be upgraded for new features – new Smart Rules, support for new hardware etc.
Internet connection of Core is not required for the update – the new software package is stored directly in the TapHome app and Core downloads it from the app via local network.
Update can only be performed by Service and Admin roles.
2017.1.6: Expose devices
In large projects with multiple Cores it is required to network them together and have one Core operating as a master. Examples would be floors in a hotel or an office tower where it may be suitable to have a standalone Core on each floor in order to have a certain level of decentralization.
Expose devices feature makes IO modules or virtual devices of one Core discoverable on backbone Modbus network. When looking at device list of the master Core, it looks like as if all these devices where connected or running directly on the master Core.
Release 2017.1: Replace module action
In case you need to take an IO module to a different project and you already assigned a number of smart rules to its IOs, this feature enables you to exchange it for another module in an instant.
Release 2017.1: Push buttons control – Double click and Triple click
Push buttons behavior has been updated to also include double click and triple click – besides the previously available short press and long press.
Release 2017.1: Blinds automation – Angle control update
The smart rule Control blinds with Up and Down push buttons has been updated to choose behavior type and to enable to keep blinds down and only allow control of the angle.
- Behavior type Short press: When the button is pressed, the blinds travel all the way up or down. Another press stops them. If the option Allow only change of slats angle is checked, the angle changes from 0% to 100% or vice versa depending on the previous movement direction.
- Behavior type Short and long press: On short press, blinds only change angle by 25%. E.g. if these are 90 degrees blinds, they change their angle by 0.25 * 90 = 22.5 degrees. Long press sends them all the way up or down. In case the checkbox Allow only change of slats angle is checked, long press changes the angle either to 0 degrees or to 90 / 180 degrees depending on the type of blinds.
Release 2017.1: Blinds automation – Depth of sun rays
The smart rule Blinds adjustment according to sun has received a significant update.
- Level of blinds: Option to define how many meters of direct sun light shall be let in – in case users don’t want to block sun rays altogether. This setting may also be useful for roller shutters.
- Angle of blinds: Option to keep blinds down and control only the angle.
Release 2017.1: Set to Automatic mode – “Push buttons event” smart rule
A push button can now be used to change device mode from Manual to Automatic.
Release 2017.1: Electric meter widget
Read-out of impulse counter electric meters has been added. It displays actual energy consumption, cumulative historical consumption and charts.
In 2017.1 it is not yet possible to assign smart rules automation to the measured data. We work on an update to enable it.
Release 2017.1: Lighting scenes configuration rev2.0
Lighting scenes setup and control has been reworked from the ground up. Please watch configuration instructions video here.
Release 2017.1: Multi-value switch
Multi-value switch is a type of virtual device that can have more than two states – examples can be e.g. multiple stages of an alarm, multiple lighting scenes within one room, fan coil speeds etc.
Release 2017.1: Permissions
Permissions enable to set various types of access rights to devices and to Smart Rules. For example, a service person may want to limit users to perform certain actions which may inhibit functionality of the system. At the same time they may retain access to weekly schedules, blinds sensitivity to sunlight etc.
Detailed specification and configuration information is here.