With the new version, any number of objects can be edited at once. Thus, you can, e.g., activate logging for a high number of variables quickly and uncomplicated or set the visibility for many objects at once. As such, a high number of operations can be done with a significantly lower number of clicks.
Diverse parts of the Module Store were improved or extended. Now, it is much easier to see if there are updates available for your modules. Or you could go and browser which modules are currently trending! Finally, the new Testing channel enables internal tests, where developers can invite specific testers.
We developed even more improvements for the performance. The console can handle even more objects simultaneously, the system starts faster and MQTT works with more devices.
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We also developed a number of new modules. For example, use the Energy Report to automatically send a report and find some more modules or module extensions in our Module Store.
All details about IP-Symcon 6.2 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)
The performance of all tree and list views within the console was improved significantly. Even when displaying thousands of objects at once or opening categories with more than 1000 children, the console continues to runs smoothly.
SymOS with 64 Bit
The software IP-Symcon and the operating system SymOS on the SymBox now use the full potential of the 64-bit architecture. Thus, IP-Symcon runs with even more performance and enables even bigger projects on the SymBox.
Device Search in
All voice assistants now offer a device search. As such, it is not required any more to configure all devices individually. Instead, the device search is started once and discovers fitting devices. Within the selection, it can be selected easily which devices are really to be integrated and the voice assistant is ready in a flash.
Object Tree in
Within the list view of the object tree, all objects within IP-Symcon are displayed at once. The classical view from the legacy console finally returns to the current console and enables sorting after any column. This can be used to quickly discover which objects within the tree are updated often or which instances are erroneous.
Actions are now available as a new building block for automation. They enable the switching and configuration of all object types. Events can be activated or all lights within a category switched on without effort.
The version 6.0 introduces Flow Scripts, a new type of automation. Here, multiple actions can be executed one after another. "If ..., then" actions even allow actions to be embedded into each other.
Gardena Smart System and Home Connect
Garden and kitchen can be automated now. IP-Symcon is compatible with GARDENA smart system and Home Connect. Modules were developed for both systems and are available in the Module Store.
More Supported Operating Systems
IP-Symcon can already be used on a multitude of operating systems. With version 6.0, IP-Symcon becomes additonally available as native package for Raspberry Pi OS (64 Bit Beta) and as Docker version for Arm64 and Apple Silicon (M1) devices.
The handling of streams was optimized. No matter whether a stream is available as RTSP or MJPEG, is accessed locally or remotely, it is available almost live in the visualization. With the new version, it is also possible to watch streams directly within the Android/iOS apps, the WebFront and the Management Console.
The archive was completely overhauled. It was totally optimized under the hood and, for example, significantly speeds up the aggregation of variables. At the same time, the memory usage was reduced drastically, as the aggregation data is not held in the memory any more.
A deeper nesting is supported within the apps now. To access the correct visualization immediately, it can be preselected. Even more effort can be saved by the quick access toolbar. An optimized presentation of setting the color temperature of lights is available.
New device implementations
With the new version, diverse new devices and interfaces were implemented. Now, IP-Symcon can be used as MQTT Client natively. Twelve new EEPs were implemented for EnOcean. In addition, CMI can be used with UVR65, UVR67, UVR 610, and CAN‑EZ3 now.
All details about IP-Symcon 5.5 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)