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Old 04-08-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Is there a current list of products Hal Ultra will Interface with? Currently running 2000 and want to make sure I don't lose anything by upgrading and would like to see what I may be gaining. Have been checking the last few months and it just shows page under construction.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:21 AM   #2
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Hello Jim,

I'm sorry that page was overlooked. I will look into getting it finalized and posted next week. With regard to your existing interfaces, we have not phased out anything we have supported since version 1 in 1994. Of more interest will be all the new interfaces.

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Old 06-02-2015, 01:27 PM   #3
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it has been almost 2 months and I haven't seen this list posted unless I am missing it somehow.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:43 AM   #4
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Typical. Lately it's been pretty dead here.
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it has been almost 2 months and I haven't seen this list posted unless I am missing it somehow.
The new page has problems when expanding and collapsing sections. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will be up soon...

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Old 06-04-2015, 07:39 AM   #6
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Typical. Lately it's been pretty dead here.
I'm sorry you feel that way. Have you upgraded to build 6.0.39 and looked at the errata? We have been adding new interfaces weekly.

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Old 06-04-2015, 08:16 AM   #7
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Tim that is one of the reasons I am wanting to look at the interface list. I purchased Hal when it was first released and have been a user ever since and now I am trying to decide if it makes sense to upgrade again. I have loved this software for years but is it going the way of so many other automation products?
Is Hal keeping up with the changing landscape?
Are new automation products being supported?
Are users still building 3rd party add-ons?
One of my big concerns is that it seems as if the user base has shrunk considerably if the message board is any indication.
Even answers to the few questions posted to the message board seem to go unanswered.
Where is everybody?
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:31 AM   #8
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Hi Jim,

Yes we have been adding lots of interfaces such as ZigBee, Nest, Philips Hue and others. We have also designed a new HALws (Web Service) of which we have some 3rd party developers testing. This moves away from the HALi.ocx whereby the app must run on the HAL system.

I am not aware of any message posts which go unanswered...

With regard to new features, interfaces and bug fixes, here is the Errata back through just the first of the year...

Build 6.0.40 May 12, 2015
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Added JetStream interface for CentraLite to the already existing Elegance interface.
Added Checkbox option to HomeNet Summary screen to hear all audio announcements via web page.

Build 6.0.39 May 1, 2015
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Added Test button to System Monitor Voice tab.
Added Text Command on the HomeNet Summary page.

Build 6.0.38 April 24, 2015
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Fixed Test and Train button issues in GlobalCache IR device configuration.
Fixes for bugs with multiple GlobalCache IP devices.
Fixed bug for missing Hue bridge.

Build 6.0.37 April 21, 2015
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Fixed bug in Watchdog related to date/time settings.
Added Random TTS option to Rules dialog.
Added support for GE Link Bulbs, Cree Connected Bulbs.

Build 6.0.36 April 17, 2015
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Added support to handle multiple GlobalCache IP interfaces.
Added initial support for Philips Hue Smart Bulbs.
Added new Random TTS action.
Added new Ask Variable action.

Build 6.0.35 April 1, 2015
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Added initial support for Nest Learning Thermostat.

Build 6.0.34 March 20, 2015
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Fixed typo that caused issues with adding Smarthome device in Device Wizard.
Added additional licensing enhancements and bug fixes.

Build 6.0.33 March 15, 2015
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Fixed Watchdog to handle when a name is returned versus an IP.
Fixed Watchdog to encode username and password for DynDNS support.
Modified licensing routine to prevent full licenses being converted to trial mode.

Build 6.0.32 March 10, 2015
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Fixed issues with limits in different versions of HAL.
Added display of any exceeded limits to startup message box.
Fixed Bypass/Unbypass issue in NAPCO security panel.
Fixed problem when removing a newly added scene without having applied. (Would have caused a corrupt view of Scenes appearing doubled).
Fixed Conditional Macro Title Graphic getting truncated.
Fixed Scene Description and Conditional Macro Description.
Fixed Apply Button position on Scenes Tab.
Fixed Action Wizard Security Bypass Zone not showing Zone on Modify of Action.
Fixed IR Training issue with database field not updating correctly.
Fixed IR Train form size problem.
Fixed HomeNet Security Page zero digit bug.
Fixed HomeNet Security Page Comm Led and Arm Led.
Fixed error when using HomeNet in Https locally.
Added HomeNet Security Disarm code limit of 8 digits for UI reasons.
Added HomeNet Security Disarm alert if not in Https.
Fixed oggenc2.exe bug when opening HomeNet Telephone page and using Way2Call.
Added Get All Status option to Device Page.
DVC now supports more IP camera stream types.
Fixed a bug when clicking between video sources 1 through 8.
Fixed the VideoCodex bug when the codec is not found.
Added code to show error if unable to connect tor USB UPB controller.

Build 6.0.30 February 24, 2015
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Fixed UPB configuration UI to limit Network ID's to 1 to 250.
Fixed security system disarming via actions.
Changed some limitations on HAL versions.
Fixed logging when Rule limits are exceeded.
Added cleanup of temporary WAV files upon startup.

Build 6.0.29 February 10, 2015
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Fixed HomeNet Security Page zero digit bug.
Fixed HomeNet Security Page Comm LED and Arm LED.
Fixed error when using HomeNet in Https locally.
Added HomeNet Security Disarm code limit of 8 digits for UI reasons.
Added HomeNet Security Disarm alert if not in Https.
Fixed ZWave sensor bug.
Fixed issue where duplicate device status events were firing.
Fixed GlobalCache iTach IR training bug.
Fixed DVC issues and updated camera support.

Build 6.0.28 January 30, 2015
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Fixed NAPCO Arming issues.
Fixed Security Action UI bug.
Fixed oggenc2.exe bug when opening HomeNet Telephone page and using Way2Call.
Added Get All Status option to Device Page.

Build 6.0.22 January 16, 2015
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Fixed License Manager issue.
Fixed Multi HVAC HomeNet display.
Fixed iOS HomeNet Device Page refresh.

Build 6.0.20 January 5, 2015
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Updated licensing.
Fixed Device Slider bug when sliding to 100 or 0 it will send a dim command for 100 or 0 instead of an activate which may set the light to last level.
Fixed Sport scores only showing for HAL Internet Server's selected sport.
Fixed empty lines in HomeNet Schedule View based on Flag for Visible in HomeNet.
Added message to show error if unable to connect tor USB UPB controller.


We are up to build 6.0.41 internally. So since the beginning of the year that is 20 builds which is about 1 per week.

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Old 06-05-2015, 05:54 AM   #9
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Hi Darrin,

Yes, good idea. We will put each new errata list on the site. I will post it's location url once we have decided upon a good page.

Yes TV Listing have been working.

forum activity doesn't translate into no activity at HAL. It may be worth also following HAL on Twitter. https://twitter.com/HomeAutoLiving

Good luck with the new Home

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Old 06-25-2015, 03:56 PM   #10
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Is there a current list of products Hal Ultra will Interface with? Currently running 2000 and want to make sure I don't lose anything by upgrading and would like to see what I may be gaining. Have been checking the last few months and it just shows page under construction.
Jim, This page is still a work in progress, but it should give you a better handle on HAL interfaces. http://www.automatedliving.com/Products_Interfaces.aspx

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