2GIG Special Offer: OTA 1.8.2 Upgrade Reduced Rate

2GIG Technologies announced a one-time opportunity to upgrade Go!Control panels to software release version 1.8.2 at a reduced price. This offer is available for all Go!Control panels running software versions 1.5 or 1.6 and connected to the Alarm.com service. Software release version 1.8.2 provides support for the new Wireless Touch Screen Keypad (2GIG–TS1). Dealers must submit the Alarm.com Customer IDs for all of their customers’ Go!Control panels to be updated to 1.8.2 by Monday, November 28, 2011 via email to techsupport@2gig.com. When submitting the Customer IDs, please also designate whether the update to be applied be the English or the French version. The Customer IDs will then be submitted to Alarm.com for processing. Alarm.com will begin upgrading panels on Monday, December 5, 2011. Reduced OTA Pricing for V1.8.2 Dealers upgrading customers’ panels via Alarm.com’s OTA process as a part of this special offer will be billed $7 for English and $9 for French. The upgrade charge will appear in the Alarm.com December billing cycle.

Grandcare Factory Training

Today we are hosting a Grandcare factory training in Tafton, PA. Nolan Male is teaching the system setup and configuration while Tom Morgan is teaching the industry opportunities and sales approaches. If you have an interest in GrandCare, please give us a call 800-282-8864.

New Releases From BitWise

New iOS updates:

iOS app update: Provides a number of bug fixes and improvements, including support for the new, much faster GUI transfer method introduced in PE 1.5. 


New Project Editor Updates:

Project Editor 1.5: This release has a ton of improvements and will be required for the Android app, along with the new app update for iOS devices.


Adroid Support Has Gone Into Beta Testing:

Details will be posted in the Dealer Forum. The beta is intended for Android handhelds and tablets running Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher.


New Templates:

Android Templates: Blackman Templates for Android will be available. This is an add-on purchase for existing iOS template purchasers. If the dealer already has the existing iOS templates from Blackman Design, the Android templates will be discounted.


New GUI Option:

Custom Code Crafters is releasing C3 Xenon templates for iOS: This is a new product offering and NOT a free update to the Blackman Templates.


See more Xenon stuff at http://www.bitwisecontrols.com/templates_c3.php

HAI Releases 3.9 Firmware

HAI has announced firmware release 3.9 for the Omni and Lumina product families.
New features includes Rooms, which are established using PC Access and downloaded to HAI OmniPro II, Omni IIe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina home control systems. This feature allows devices (lights, thermostats, access control card readers, audio zones, buttons, cameras, messages, etc) on the system to be put into one or more rooms.

For the user, Rooms helps keep controlled devices organized by physical location in large homes and businesses. Users can then access rooms on HAI Snap-Link Mobile apps on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, HAI OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens, and third-party Touchscreens using HAI OmniTouch Pro software. When a room is selected, only the devices assigned to that room are shown, eliminating the need to scroll through long lists of devices. To access devices in another room, simply choose the desired room from the list of rooms, or select “All” which will give you access to all items in the system.

For the dealer, this update means reduced installation times. The room configuration is stored in the controller, so it is automatically displayed by OmniTouch 5.7e, OmniTouch Pro, and Snap-Link Mobile apps. Also, PC Access now automatically discovers the Hi-Fi 2, HAI Dock, and Music Gateway devices, easing configuration. Even zone and channel assignments for the Hi-Fi 2 and Music Gateway are stored. The Controller also stores IP information for Hi-Fi 2, IP cameras, HAI Dock, Music Gateway, and HAI Camera Server, automatically setting these devices up for Snap-Link Mobile apps and OmniTouch 5.7e/Pro. Once rooms and devices are setup within PC Access, the devices need no further configuration – they work “out of the box”. Add another IP based touchscreen or mobile device to the system and it automatically picks up room assignments, cameras, Hi-Fi 2, HAI Dock, and Music Gateway settings.

HAI’s SnapLink Mobile App for iOS devices has been enhanced as part of this release. The new version, 1.04, now supports the iPad’s larger screen and screen rotation. The App is available now and is a free upgrade to existing owners. An update to HAI’s SnapLink Mobile for Android App is under development.

Updating an existing system is easy and free for HAI controllers with flash memory (Update chips for older controllers are available as well.) First, update PC Access and assign items to a room. PCAccess will update the Controller to Version 3.9. Update your copy of Snap-Link Mobile for iPhone to Version 1.04 right from the device. Update Automation Studio and it will update OmniTouch 5.7e and OmniTouch Pro Touchscreens.

2GIG Ships the TS-1 and 1.8 Firmware

2GIG has released the TS-1 Touchscreen. It is shipping and in stock! You can read more here.

To support the new TS-1, 2GIG has released new 1.8 firmware. In addition to TS-1 support, new features:

• Usability improvements to security functions
• Updated bypass features
• A new motion icon has been added
• A new silent arm function
• New, more flexible user time schedules
• New option to disable the siren after a 2-way session
• Backlight off
• Z-Wave usability improvements and enhanced features
• Additional configuration parameters for the installer
• Availability of Canadian-French localized panels
• Updates can be performed via Alarm.com or a programming cable and software later this month