October 04, 2021
With the new License Manager additional features can be added by customers themselves by entering a license key. For example, you can unlock the ubisys Dashboard after purchasing a license. The License Manager is available in the “Service” section of the ubisys G1 website.
ubisys Dashbord is now also available in German.
Furthermore the user interface has been revised, redundant areas have been removed and several optimizations to the underlying data processing engine have been done.
The alarm system state is now stored in the so-called persistent storage, so that a restart of the gateway does not lead to an inadvertent deactivation of the alarm system.
Zigbee adapter firmware updated from application 1.9.2 , stack 2.0.13 to application 1.9.3, stack 2.2.1.
June 30, 2021
We are happy to announce availability of the brand new remote login feature for all our customers free of charge. In particular, professional users supporting multiple end-customers and commercial buildings like offices, schools, retail stores and industrial sites have been asking for this feature. Simply log into your gateway’s management web-site via https://access.ubisys.de and enroll new control devices, monitor and configure the firmware upgrade of Zigbee devices and much, much more. In particular, this solution also allows you to interact with our recently introduced web dashboard for energy and environmental monitoring.
Notice: For security reasons, remote login is disabled by default on already deployed gateways. New gateways allow login via the gateway’s install code or by scanning the QR code on the backside of your G1 with your smartphone or tablet and thereby further simplify the setup process if internet connectivity is available at commissioning time. To enable remote login on already deployed gateways, log into the web interface of your G1 from the local network, go to the “Security” tab, and select one of the login options. If you select login using password, make sure you have selected a strong password.
HomeKit Zigbee Bridge
We have finalized support for Apple HomeKit and consider the implementation stable at this point. This included adding support for the identify feature. Certification of the bridge is being progressed. Watch out for future updates and the final market release.
Amazon Alexa – support for Shades, Blinds, and Shutters
ubisys HTTP API
The HTTP API now supports control of Window Covering devices (shades, blinds, shutters etc.) in addition to lights and plugs. This allows control of those devices via Amazon Alexa. Our Alexa Smart Home skill has been updated and will be released to the public within the next few days after successful completion of the beta test stage.
Zigbee adapter firmware updated from application 1.9.1 (1.145), stack 2.0.13 (2.13) to application 1.9.2 (1.146), stack 2.0.13 (2.13). This is an internal maintenance release for logistical reasons with no significant changes for U1 and G1.
May 21, 2021
This is a minor update that focuses on improving system stability and does not add any additional features
April 01, 2021
Add-on: Data Collection and Aggregation Service (DCAS) and the ubisys Dashboard
We are glad and proud to share the outcome of extensive R&D efforts undertaken over the past 24 months. Introducing the ubisys Data Collection and Aggregation Service (DCAS) and the ubisys Dashboard built on top of it. This is a great new user experience for data visualization built on latest technologies sporting a fresh, modern and responsive web user interface. This dashboard provides unparalleled insights into your IoT deployments, while maintaining ultimate data privacy: All the gathered data remains on your gateway, within your premises.
Featuring a modular architecture, DCAS gathers sensor and actuator data, which flows in from the Zigbee network via the on-board Smart Facility Service, processes it and feeds it into a database hosted locally on your ubisys G1. This data is then accessible in real-time via latest web technologies. We have put a lot of engineering passion into the data processing engine to make it efficient and scalable. It supports collecting various physical entities like energy consumption as aggregates and breakdowns per zone/room and per device; temperature; humidity; illuminance; occupancy; HVAC heating and cooling demands; battery levels; lamp burn hours; and lamp failures. More data points like smoke detector status, CO and CO2 levels will be added soon – stay tuned. Works with all Zigbee devices, which expose these data points, including eco-friendly and maintenance-free Green Power devices. The data is meaningfully arranged and presented in various interactive chart types including time-series, bar charts, box plots and sunburst diagrams. The Dashboard gives you an immediate overview at first glance and the ability to drill-down on data from particular devices. Coarse timescale selection: Last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last month, last year.
Within a particular time scale, an interactive time slider allows setting fine-grained time windows that will directly affect calculations and charts in real-time. The ubisys Dashboard is a complete solution with no extra configuration resulting in an amazing out-of-the-box experience. Being an add-on component, the dashboard and DCAS remain inactive until activated by entering a license code. Contact ubisys sales to purchase commercial licenses or request a trial license to start evaluating and assessing the added value provided by this new solution. B2B OEM customers may also license the DCAS service for integration with proprietary cloud services and other third-party solutions. Support for heat-maps is available on a per-project basis – reach out if you have such needs. Expect much more to come: Automated test scheduling and reporting, alarm notifications, user-configurable floorplans with heat-mapping, and so much more! Let us know about your use cases, and we will consider them for upcoming releases.
October 29, 2020