June 30, 2021

Version 2.3.2

New Features

Remote Login

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.


JavaScript Engine: Under rare circumstances a race condition or a number of lost acknowledgment frames despite successful message delivery could have resulted in a unexpected response frame and, as a consequence, a subsequent crash of the JavaScript Engine. This has been fixed.

May 21, 2021


This is a minor update that focuses on improving system stability and does not add any additional features

Bug fixes

JavaScript engine for customer automations

  • Bug fixes and fix for a potential dead lock

System scripts

  • Address potentially high system load and slow response time caused by system services under rare circumstances



    • Increase of maximum compressed core dump size

    April 01, 2021

    Version 2.2.20

    New Features

    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.


    • Zigbee Adapter firmware updated to version 1.9.2, built on ubisys Compact7B™ Zigbee stack 2.0.13. Please refer to the ubisys U1 change log for more details of what changed in this version.
    • Roll-up of shared stack libraries in Facility Service. Now based on Compact7B™ release 2.0.13


    • Introduced m7bdump internal diagnostics tool
    • The JavaScript automation engine now supports device look-up for Green Power devices based on their 32-bit device identifier. This allows using Green Power sensors, for example the Philips LCN3110/05 occupancy and illuminance sensor, in automations


    • Increased reliability of Persistent Storage maintained in the Facility Service (using POSIX file APIs)
    • Take into account potential address changes due to address conflicts during service discovery

    Behavioral Changes

    • When commissioned via BLE onto an existing network via the Philips Field App MC, auto-discovery of devices and services on the MasterConnect network is no longer inhibited. Previously, users of such systems would have to manually trigger device and service discovery via the ubisys iOS or Android app or third party applications. This reinstates the normal behavior of the gateway when it is added to an existing network


    • Identified and resolved a number of issues in the JavaScript automation engine, which would result in particular automations halting unexpectedly or the entire JavaScript engine freezing or otherwise malfunctioning
    • Some ZCL strings need to be escaped for XML compliance such that the Facility Service inventory remains valid XML
    • Other fixes, including invalid pointer access

    October 29, 2020

    Version 2.2.14

    • This update introduces Automation Templates, a radically new concept for versatile, extensible and easy to use automations. Think of a mini-app store for automation recipes that run autonomously on your gateway. These can be installed from mobile apps, cloud services, etc. For starters, we provide two templates

      • Advanced Lighting Control – A professional, commercial-grade lighting control automation for office, industry, retail, schools and public buildings. Of course it can also handle residential applications in the smart home. Supports daylight harvesting using illuminance sensors, occupancy-based control, smart and granular occupancy-sharing across zones, Human Centric Lighting, and much, much more.

      • Human Centric Lighting Pacemaker for Philips MasterConnect – Another professional lighting automation template, specifically designed for stand-alone Philips MasterConnect systems in close collaboration with Signify. Let’s you select an HCL profile for tunable-white lights and otherwise rely on the robust, distributed lighting control as it is configurable in the Philips Field App MC

      • More to come on a regular basis. If you have wishes for automations, please send an email to support@ubisys.de and we will consider these for future automation template releases

    • Added Support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) via a dedicated Bluetooth USB dongle that can be attached to the USB host port of the ubisys G1. The only use case for this interface is currently out-of-band commissioning of the G1 onto an existing Zigbee network, in particular from within the Philips Field App MC

    • Improved Green Power Support. The G1 can now handle up to 64 Zigbee Green Power switches and sensors

    • HomeKit bridge: Added support for thermostats and the G1’s built-in security system

    • New Zigbee Adapter firmware included based on ubisys Zigbee Stack 2.12 with improved performance and bug-fixes
    • New login screen for the web UI
    • Bug-fixes and further improvements “under the hood”

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