Changelog VelbusLink

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VelbusLink versions

VelbusLink 10.0

VelbusLink 9.86

VelbusLink 9.84

VelbusLink 9.82

VelbusLink 9.80


Changelogs

VelbusLink 10.0.1

Release date: 2018/12/12

New features

  • It is now possible to issue a per module scan (right click on module when connected).
  • Time on the bus is now synchronised when a new project is created and when a module has finished a firmware update.

Changes

  • Detector tab in the project navigation has been improved.
  • Bootloader icon is now correctly removed when firmware updates stops.

Bugfixes

  • Connection issues with Homecenter resolved.
  • Re-enabled PIR sensitivity settings for VMBPIRx.
  • Fixed dip-switch terminators not showing their status.
  • Fixed a bug where remote sensors would not be written correctly on VMBGPO with builds 0x1350 or lower.

VelbusLink 10.0.0

Release date: 2018/11/27

New features

  • Complete look and feel changed (don't worry – everything works the same as you're used to and is still in the same place).
  • VMBEL1, VMBEL2 and VMBEL4 modules have been implemented.
  • VMBGP1-2, VMBGP2-2, VMBGP4-2, VMBGP4PIR-2 and VMBGPOD-2 modules have been implemented.
  • VMSIG module has been implemented.
  • Firmware updates for:
    • VMB2PBN, VMB6PBN, VMB7IN, VMB8PBU: build 1822
    • VMBGPx: build 1848
  • Modules with an address of 0xFF (hex), 255 (dec.) will now be listed on top of the project navigation.
  • Channels that are disabled will no longer show their status
  • Program steps are now sortable.
  • When in Advanced mode, modules can now be restarted (right click on module > adavanced > restart).
  • Everytime a project is saved, a back-up is stored seperately.
  • In the detection tab, modules can now be detected (for VMB4AN).
  • An icon has been added for the navigation window to indicate a module is inactive (firmware upgrading or stuck in bootloader).
  • While batch firmware upgrading, an estimation of the remaining time is now shown.
  • While firmware upgrading, the screen will now refresh itself to avoid going into sleep.
  • Calibration configuration of VMB4AN will now be saved in the project file.

Changes

  • Many configuration dialogs and settings have been adjusted to be more alike.
  • Synchronise will now list only two catergories: active modules (ready to synchronize) and inactive modules (undetected, bootloader)
  • Quick connect will now always attempt to connect in following order:
    1. HomeCenter connection (if specified in project file)
    2. TCP connection (if specified in project file)
    3. Serial connection (USB) (if connection is found)
    if no connection available, the connection dialog will be shown.
  • Batch firmware update improvements
    • Modules now require synchronisation before updating, except if the module is marked as inactive.
    • New 'required' category for inactive modules
    • New 'unsynced' category for unsychronised modules
    • New 'undetected' category for undetected modules
  • Configuration of alarms on VMB4PD has been improved.
  • The packet creator has been improved.
  • Module remarks can now contain linebreaks
  • Sensor channels will now be set as initiator when creating a new action.

Bugfixes

  • VMB4AN sensors with a decending curve will now have the correct readout value.
  • Setting a channel's 'dual mode' reaction time to immediate will now correctly set both involved channels reaction time to immediate.
  • Setting a channel's 'dual mode' long-pressed time will now correctly set the long-pressed time on the module.
  • Detection of channels will now work correctly and not trigger other channels on the module.
  • When a channel is locked, the icon will now display properly.
  • When a channel has its program disabled, the icon will now display properly.
  • The correct icon for a program step will now shown.
  • The traffic monitor will now be shown when connected through HomeCenter or a TCP bus.
  • The correct auto-send value for VMB1TS will be shown in configuration.

VelbusLink 9.86.08

Release date: 2018/10/30

Bugfixes

  • The screensaver settings are now correctly written to VMBGPOD FW >= 1817.

VelbusLink 9.86.07

Release date: 2018/08/28

Bugfixes

  • Firmware update through 'Advanced mode' can now be correctly started

VelbusLink 9.86.06

Release date: 2018/08/23

New features

  • New firmware 1833 for GPOD

VelbusLink 9.86.05

Release date: 2018/08/02

Bugfixes

  • Now correctly allows blind actions to be added when “Slats mode” is activated

VelbusLink 9.86.04

Release date: 2018/08/02

New features

  • New firmware 1817 for 1BLS

VelbusLink 9.86.03

Release date: 2018/06/05

New features

  • New firmware 1822 for GP1, GP2, GP4, GPOD, G4PIR (small bugfix concerning multi button-mode)

Bugfixes

  • VMBPIRO
    • Temperature sensor does not have a (useless) mode icon anymore (comfort, day, night, ...)
    • Config: temperature alarm and calibration values are now correctly written to the memory map
    • Config: “can’t focus disabled or invisible window” error fixed

Changes

  • Batch firmware updates improved.

VelbusLink 9.86.02

Release date: 2018/05/14

Changes

  • The firmware update icon per module has been replaced by one global icon next to the project name.

VelbusLink 9.86.01

Release date: 2018/05/14

Bugfixes

  • In the French version, a bug is fixed that prevented the VMBMETEO configuration dialog from displaying

VelbusLink 9.86.00

Release date: 2018/05/11

New features

  • Firmware updates for:
    • VMB1BLS, VMB2BLE: build 1816
    • VMBGPx, VMBPIRx, VMBVP01x: build 1817
    • VMB4AN: build 1818
  • Recommended firmware updates icon: an icon now appears next to modules if an important new firmware update is available. Hovering over the icon gives a short explanation about the update.
  • Batch firmware updates dialog: a new dialog (found in Tools > Firmware updates) for batch updating the firmware of multiple modules.

Changes

  • After a firmware update the time is synced to the module
  • When a value in the sunrise/sunset table of one module is changed, the change is now automatically synced across all modules that support sunrise/sunset calendar
  • The button mode and LED feedback configuration dialogs have been revamped and are now the same across all modules that support it
  • Improved address warnings : exclamation mark now only means 0x00, 0xFF or duplicate, and is no longer displayed for virtual modules
  • If a module is virtual, a small blue dot appears on the module icon
  • "Show advanced features" checkbox in configuration dialogs has been made more useful by including sunrise/sunset table and group alarm settings.

Bugfixes

  • VMBGPOD will now correctly display selected VMB4AN analog sensors
  • The displayed current sunrise/sunset time now correctly calculates Daylight Saving Time
  • Various fixes to VMB4AN (requires firmware update to 1818 or higher):
    • The value of a configured Mode is now visible when linking actions
    • Alarm condition threshold:
      • the ‘on value’ can now be equal to the ‘off value’
      • Choosing active mode as threshold is now supported
    • Better support for sensors with an inverse (descending) curve
    • Changing a mode in the Operate dialog now works correctly
    • The 0xEA packet will now be correctly interpreted

VelbusLink 9.84.03

New features

  • Text improvements in VMBMETEO and VMB4AN config dialog
  • Added an explanation on the workings of VMB4AN alarms
  • It is now possible to use hostnames in TCP connections

Bugfixes

  • The operate dialog for dimmers now sends the correct dim time parameter for all types of dimmers
  • The temperature settings are now also requested on a status request, which corrects an error concerning the Auto-send value

VelbusLink 9.84.00

New features

  • VMBVP01 module implemented
  • implemented "Slats mode" for VMB1BLS/2BLE (requires firmware upgrade to 1809 or higher)
  • the synchronize icon will now turn yellow when an address of a module has changed, and an action is affected
  • counters of 7IN will now be saved across firmware upgrades
  • it is now possible to only show the data bytes in the logging window, instead of the full packet
  • the configuration of auto-sending values of sensors is now uniform across all sensor modules
  • the sunrise and sunset times for the current day are displayed in the sunrise/sunset calendar of the module
  • updated the look and feel of the display configuration of energy counter
  • stability on USB connections increased further
  • it is now possible to paste bytes in the packet creator
  • improved the user interface configuration of dark/light output in VMBPIRM and VMBPIRC
  • Program step offsets are now visible in the program steps overview

Changes

  • renamed actions 0501, 0502 and 0503 to be more descriptive
  • configuration for modules with address 0x00 or 0xFF is now disabled
  • advanced mode is now toggleable
  • users will now be notified in case their module contains address 0
  • in the configuration of a program step, the amount of days in a month will now be displayed correctly (instead of always 31)
  • in the connection dialog, the user will now have the option to automatically connect in case only one USB connection is found

Bugfixes

  • editing a duplicate action no longer crashes VelbusLink
  • the lock/unlock action of a sensor program step on VMBGP4PIR is now display correctly
  • action 0210 will now have the correct parameters
  • actions will now have correct default parameters
  • various fixes to firmware upgrades (improved stability, correct writing of build numbers)

VelbusLink 9.82.05

Bugfixes

  • Fixed the firmware upgrade on VMB4AN

VelbusLink 9.82.04

Bugfixes

  • Fixed the firmware upgrade on VMBGPx

VelbusLink 9.82.03

Bugfixes

  • GlassPanel channels are now able to be locked correctly in the Operate dialog
  • Order of the GP4PIR sensor program steps actions has been adjusted

VelbusLink 9.82.02

Bugfixes

  • Rightclick on action in "Macro wizard" dialog -> "info" now loads the help file

VelbusLink 9.82.01

Bugfixes

  • Firmware upgrade of modules with PIC18F14K50 (VMBPIRO, VMB2BLE, ...) now writes also the new build number
  • Velbuslink no longer hangs when writing VMBMETEO factory default
  • Rightclick on action in "Edit action" dialog -> "info" now loads the help file

VelbusLink 9.82.00

New features

  • New/improved icons (see the legend in Velbuslink for more information)
    • the chainlink icon next to a channel (for actions) represents now whether the channel is initiator and/or subject
    • if a module contains a module-action a (new) icon will be shown
    • added icons next to VMB6PBN and VMBGPxxx channels that indicate which physical button correspond with the channel
    • icons for program steps/sunrise/sunset give more information
  • improvement of drag and drop creation of actions
  • it is now possible to drag and drop a channel to a module (instead of a channel) to make a module action
  • dropping on inadequate channels is prevented
  • modules can now be automatically addressed from within the "new project" wizard
  • new firmware upgrades added
    • VMBGP1/2/4/PIR/OD (1720)
    • VMB1BLS/2BLE (1720)
  • new features in VMBGPOD (firmware 1642 or higher required)
    • dual mode (short and long press) for the first 4 push buttons
    • new actions: Force screensaver to off, and Cancel forcing screensaver to off
    • the on delay for the screensaver is now configurable between 15 and 127 seconds
    • the screensaver page can be chosen (clock, sensors, ...)
    • it is now possible to configure immediate reaction when pushing a button during screensaver (dimmed and off)
  • the last used IP-address of a connected Home Center is now saved in the project file
  • button added to clear the list with recently opened projects
  • during installation manuals (module user manuals and general Velbus manuals) can be downloaded and installed. These can be opened from within Velbuslink (new menu-item in the Help menu).
  • when adding a virtual module subaddresses can be configured, and the build number (firmware) is checked
  • text and icons on the VMBGPOD oled screen are now saved in the project file so they can be easily modified later, without having to start from scratch again
  • it is now possible to modify/reset the counter of a 7IN channel in the configuration dialog
  • it is now possible to request the bus time (per module) from within Velbuslink. Righ-click on a module and choose "Request time"
  • the dark/light interval can now be set on VMBPIR and VMBGP4PIR modules
  • it is now possible to add a horizontal and/or vertical divider line in the VMBGPOD oled bitmap
  • new feature: action wizard. This allows to create actions between multiple initiators/subjects
  • added the option "synchronise immediately" to factory default (to avoid errors when incoming statuses intervene with factory defaults)
  • hover over actions in the action view shows the selected action parameters
  • hover over action in action creation dialog shows short description of the action
  • right-click on action in action dialog shows link to extended manual of actions (opens in browser)
  • overview of LCD icons for VMBGPOD oled added (opens in browser)
  • right-click on a channel shows the option to copy the actions to other channel
  • log filters extended (among others filter on raw packet, more information by pressing the logging help button)
  • VMB4AN module implemented

Changes

  • actions have been thoroughly rewritten, every action has also received a unique ID number that is the same for all modules
  • several actions have been renamed to clarify what they do exactly
  • connection dialog has been improved
  • VelbusLink gives a warning and no longer allows to sync as long as there are modules with addresses 0 or 255/FF in the project
  • error handling when connection is lost have been improved, error warnings give more useful information
  • firmware upgrading has been improved to minimise the chance of errors during upgrades
  • advanced mode ("service mode") has been made more accessible (new menu-item in Tools menu and password removed)
  • VMBPIRO sensor channels can no longer be operated
  • dialogs for program steps have been streamlined (unified for all modules and improved)
  • 'Replace a defective module' has been improved
  • operating modules from within VelbusLink has been improved
    • several channels can be operated at once
    • all operate options together in one window
  • translations (especially FR) have been greatly improved
  • actions to activate/deactivate program steps on VMB1BLS/2BLE have been modified into module-actions (for greater coherence with other modules)
  • syncing is no longer allowed as long as there are undetected modules (red cross) in the project, to prevent errors
  • address dialog has been improved
  • dialogs for temperature and remote sensors on VMBGPOD have been improved
  • VMB1BLS/2BLE sunrise/sunset/clock alarms are deprecated + explanation added
  • thermostat options are greyed out as long as no thermostat address has been assigned (to prevent users from configuring options that cannot be written to the module)
  • many GUI improvements and better description of configuration settings
  • several help texts have been added

Bugfixes

  • names of VMBMETEO alarm channels will no longer overwrite themselves
  • temperature channels of VMBGPOD will be correctly shown at first scan
  • VMBGP4PIR bug that resetted sensitivity is fixed
  • VMB1TS
    • auto send temperature bug (unwanted revert to 'never') fixed
    • safeguard is now correctly written
    • channel statuses are now correctly read/written

VelbusLink 9.80.09

Bugfixes

  • Fixed VMBGP2 firmware upgrade

VelbusLink 9.80.08

New features

  • Blind modules now have an icon to indicate their current mode
  • VMBPIRM and VMBPIRC now support the 'Reset absence reaction timer at closed contact' action
  • New firmware implemented for
    • 1409 - VMB4RF
    • 1439 - VMB6PBN
    • 1537 - VMB7IN
    • 1521 - VMBGPO, VMBGPTC
    • 1612 - VMBGPOD
    • 1626 - VMBGP1, VMBGP2, VMBGP4, VMBGP4PIR
    • 1626 - VMBPIRC, VMBPIRO, VMBPIRM
    • 1627 - VMB2BLE
  • Bus traffic monitors have been added
  • Large scale version with display filter (under Logging)
  • Small scale version which is always visible in top right corner
  • VMBMETEO Weather station has been implemented
  • Display filter on the logging
  • An icon has been added for test mode (Meteo and PIR sensors)
  • Tooltips have been added to explain certain functions
    • GPOD memo text
    • Detection of PIR sensors
  • Modules' sensor values will now be refreshed when viewed in the project navigation
  • Toggle programs actions have been implemented for glass panels with firmware above 1415
  • Display of the synchronize icon (in or out of sync) optimized

Changes

  • Firmware upgrade is now only possible in Service Mode (CTRL+SHIFT+F10)
  • Write changes in a configuration dialog is now only possible in Service Mode (CTRL+SHIFT+F10)
  • Address management dialog has been revamped

Bugfixes

  • Homecenter will now correctly disconnect when an invalid password has been entered
  • Temperature alarms configuration dialog for glass input modules with firmware above version 1520
  • Creating a new project will now correctly fill in a default project name
  • It is now possible to select more than only the Spanish language in VMBLCDWB
  • Canceling the import of a bitmap image (VMBGPOD) will no longer give an error
  • Displaying text on the GPOD is now independent of the user's DPI setting