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 Posted: Monday Feb 17th, 2014 06:27 am
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The new beta 3.8.6 is another major improvement to Comfigurator

Download from http://www.cytech.biz/comfigurator.html?category_id=98 for testing


Known Issues
  1. Cbus2 Actions in Response Wizard for Trigger and Enable are wrong. 

Bugs fixed
  1. Read User Codes did not work (from 3.6.5)
  2. Optimum (File system 31) zone words cause Keypad not to announce the words. On the LCD, the zone words are displayed as "Nul0 Nul0 Nul0 Nul0"
  3. Fixed User Mode Control Menu commands not working
  4. Logic Engine Functions screen does not show Thermostats and Blinds
New Features
  1. For Firmware Upgrading in Modules, "Download Firmware Upgrade" is  a new option. This allows the latest released firmware to be downloaded so it can be used for upgrade later
  2. The new User Mode has been introduced. Select User Mode or Engineer Mode from the View Menu. Engineer Mode is for programming the system, corresponding to the "normal" operation of Comfigurator, while User Mode  is for the user. User Mode has the functions of Wizcomfort, and will be described in detail in a later post
  3. UCM I/O Monitor is now enabled or disabled by Hide and Show on the UCM I/O Monitor bar, instead of in the View Menu. This makes it easier to turn it on and off.   The "Login" button is always shown on UCM I/O Monitor even when it is Hidden
  4. The cclx file is automatically backed up before every write to Comfort. An older version can be restored in File Menu > Restore from Backup.  Select the date and time of the previous backup. The auto-backup option is enabled in Options > Settings > "Backup before Write"
  5. An Event Box next to UCM/I/O Monitor bar shows alarm events as they occur in RED  eg Exit Time started and countdown, Entry time started, system  armed/disarmed to security mode, Alarm Type Active, Doorbell
  6. In Security > Sign-in  Codes, there are anew buttons for "Write User Codes" and "Read User Codes" so it is not necessary to write or read to comfort for user codes
  7. Phone Settings - added button for Dial Test. This allows a dial test to all programmed phones to be activated which can be heard on the keypad. This is equivalent to F3,3 on the keypad
  8. The Timer Action "Do Response after X seconds using Timer " has been enhanced. A time of 0 seconds means that the previous action value is used as the timer value. eg Get Counter 1. Do Response 100 after 0 seconds using Timer 2. The value from Counter 1 is loaded as the Timer delay. This allows a variable delay to be applied
  9. When Comfigurator is started, it will check of a  new version of Comfort Server Manager is available from the cytech server, and if so, prompt to download it.
  10. When CS Manager is run from Options > Settings > UCM Connection > select network, Comfigurator will check for a new version of CS Manager and prompt you to download from the server
  11. Supports new UCM/CBUS2
  12. LT01 is sent by Comfigurator after log in, as an extra message. This is to be used by other applications which need to know when Comfigurator is logged in to Comfort. This requires ULT 7.052 (not released)
Improvements/ Corrections
  1. Number of Outputs in some file systems like OPT  and SPC have been limited to 16 when you open a New file or do a Convert file system from Ultra . Previously the number of outputs was equal to the number of Zones even when the file systems have a lesser number of zones
  2. Scanning for modules, any unknown UCM module will not be shown as General
  3. In Phone Numbers, when the Phone Type is SMS, the + character is allowed as prefix to the phone number to allow the SMS to be sent overseas
  4. "Phantom Modules " which appeared after scanning (where modules are removed before scanning) will not be seen, except where the module has programmed information  eg KT03, UCM/KNX, UCM/Zwave, UCM/Universal, and various UCMs
  5. In Home Control Menu, "Alternate Phrase " allows any words to be entered for Home control menu, but the words are not announced in the Home control Menu. The alternate phrases are copied to UCM/GSM4 for Home control menu so the SMS info does not depend on the spoken words
  6. Vocabulary files are included in Comfigurator for upgrade of Vocabulary in the Comfig folder, so that they do not need to be downloaded.
  7. Configuration Flags and Miscellaneous Settings have been moved from Modules and Settings to Security where it is more appropriate

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 Posted: Monday Feb 17th, 2014 02:09 pm
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Someof the new features and improvements in Comfigurator 3.8.1 are illustrated here

UCM/Monitor I/O is now controlled by the Show/Hide button, instead of the View Menu


The above screenshot shows UCM I/O Monitor hidden. However the Login button is still visible





The above screenshot shows the UCM I/O Monitor visible after pressing Show.


The Event Box next to the Login window shows the most recent alarm event, eg Night Mode by User01 in the above screenshot





Each time you write to Comfort, the cclx file is automatically backed up.

You can restore by selecting from multiple backups in File > Restore from Backup




In Security > Sign in Codes, there are buttons to Write User Codes and Read User Codes, without needing to go to Write to Comfort or Read from Comfort


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 Posted: Tuesday Feb 18th, 2014 12:54 am
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Hey ident, with regards item 5,donthe alternative words copy through to the smartphone apps, or is it only for use with the gsm?

Would be great if it could be used with the apps.



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Yes it will be used with the apps in future



 Posted: Tuesday Feb 18th, 2014 06:50 am
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Surely if you backup before writing to Comfort you don't then save the last write date to Comfort date stamp in the cclx file or do you assume the config upload will work and set anyway. Otherwise wouldn't it be better to backup afterwards so this date stamp is correct? 
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I dont think it will make a difference

If you write to Comfort, the Time of Last Write is the same as the time stamp of the backed up file and the Last Saved  date and time



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Comfigurator 3.8.2 Beta is now available. The 1st post in the topic reflects 3.8.2 to make it easier to follow. This fixes some bugs in 3.8.1 and introduces the following changes

Known Issues
  1. File > Update Defaults fails if not logged in as Administrator
  2. In Function > Thermostats, the heating and cooling outputs can be repeated, Outputs should be restricted to only one Thermostat
  3. In Function > Thermostats, the heating/cooling numbers did not correspond to  output names.
  4. In Functions > Blinds, select "No stop" for stop method assigned 3 outputs.
  5. In Functions > Blinds, outputs were restricted to 16
  6. In user Mode, Heating and cooling setpoint can be decreased to negative
  7. In user Mode, Heating and cooling status cannot are read only so cannot be switched on or off
  8. In user mode, Control Menu actions do not work when clicked
  9. Blinds were programmable for 1 to 4 only. 5 to 8 were not selectable
  10. In User Mode, Thermostat status is read only, it should be read/write

New Features
  1. The Timer Action "Do Response after X seconds using Timer " has been enhanced. A time of 0 seconds means that the previous action value is used as the timer value. eg Get Counter 1. Do Response 100 after 0 seconds using Timer 2. The value from Counter 1 is loaded as the Timer delay. This allows a variable delay to be applied
  2. When Comfigurator is started, it will check of a  new version of Comfort Server Manager is available from the cytech server, and if so, prompt to download it.
  3. In User Mode, Blinds and Thermostats can be used to operate the function



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The "Update Defaults" menu item doesn't work too well in 3.8.2 (see below);  might be broken previously too as didn't try in 3.8.1.

Update: Actually if you run Comfigurator as Administrator then it is OK so UAC issue.  I'm sure though this is using the same updater technology as the check for program and firmware updates so shouldn't it be the same for all update checks?

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Thanks for the info
This is a UAC issue which will be fixed in the next version



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Comfigurator beta 3.8.4 is now available
It mainly fixes the bugs from 3.8.2 and makes it closer to a release version

Bugs fixed
  1. File > Update Defaults failed if not logged in as Administrator
  2. In Function > Thermostats, the heating and cooling outputs could be repeated, Outputs should be restricted to only one Thermostat
  3. In Function > Thermostats, the heating/cooling numbers did not correspond to  the correct output names.
  4. In Functions > Blinds, select "No stop" for stop method assigned 3 outputs.
  5. In Functions > Blinds, outputs were restricted to 16
  6. In user Mode, Heating and cooling setpoint could be decreased to negative
  7. In user Mode, Heating and cooling status cannot were read only so cannot be switched on or off
  8. In user mode, Control Menu actions did not work when clicked
  9. Blinds were programmable for 1 to 4 only. 5 to 8 were not selectable
  10. In User Mode, Thermostat status is read only, it should be read/write
New Features
  1. For Firmware Upgrading in Modules, "Download Firmware Upgrade" is  a new option. This allows the latest released firmware to be downloaded so it can be used for upgrade later
  2. Supports the new UCM/CBUS2 which is yet to be released



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Known issue
Optimum (File system 31) zone words cause Keypad not to announce the words. On the LCD, the zone words are displayed as "Nul0 Nul0 Nul0 Nul0"

Revert to Comfigurator 3.7.6 if you are programming Optimum



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The draft  Programming with Comfigurator 3.8 manual is now available from http://www.cytech.biz/product_details.php?item_id=154

This is specifically for the new version of the software



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Comfigurator 3.8.5 Beta can be downloaded from the website at the link in the earllier post

Known Issues
  1. Read User Codes does not work
  2. Scan for Modules does not work after the initial Scan
  3. The Functions category (Blinds and Thermostats) was empty in Logic Engine
Bugs Fixes
  1. Optimum (File system 31) zone words cause Keypad not to announce the words. On the LCD, the zone words are displayed as "Nul0 Nul0 Nul0 Nul0"
  2. Fixed User Mode Control Menu commands not working
  3. Logic Engine Functions screen does not show Thermostats and Blinds
New Features
  1. When CS Manager is run from Options > Settings > UCM Connection > select network, Comfigurator will check for a new version of CS Manager and prompt you to download from the server
  2. Supports new UCM/CBUS2 (to be announced)




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Comfigurator 3.8.6 (Beta) is now available
The changes are

Known Issues
  1. Cbus2 Actions in Response Wizard for Trigger and Enable are wrong. 
Bugs Fixed
  1. Read User Codes does not work
  2. Scan for Modules does not work after the initial Scan
  3. The Functions category (Blinds and Thermostats) was empty in Logic Engine
Changes
  1. LT01 is sent by Comfigurator after log in, as an extra message. This is to be used by other applications which need to know when Comfigurator is logged in to Comfort. This requires ULT 7.052 (not released)
  2. Improvements and  bug fixes in support for UCM/C-Bus2 See http://www.comfortforums.com/forum11/3755.html

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