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)
A new console for the configuration of IP-Symcon was introduced. As native application for Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac, the Pro Console provides an increased performance. The new console offers all the functionality of the web based console and more.
SymOS introduces a comfortable remote access to the SymOS of the SymBox. It can be used to access the SymOS from anywhere, run updates or reboot IP-Symcon. The SymOS Connect is independent from the subscription, i.e., access is always possible.
The graphs in the WebFront were further improved. By hovering the mouse over a datapoint or column, the corresponding exact value is shown. As such, graphs provide an increased comfort and can be evaluated even more precise.
The KNX Import was optimized and, among others, it is possible to implement partial exports now. Additional details are read from Z-Wave devices. The new window contacts CDWA/* from xComfort are supported.
All details about IP-Symcon 5.4 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)
Now, IP-Symcon automatically searches for new devices in regular intervals and enumerates them in the device search. After selecting the systems, the detection of gateway and devices works automatically for most systems and the created devices only need to be selected.
Diverse small extensions have improved the comfort of the Management Console. As of now, it is possible to change the order of tabs via Drag & Drop. The browser title adjusts itself according to the name of the main category. In addition, the actions for variables in events were expanded.
The import function in the KNX configurator was expanded. In addition to the OPC import, it is possible to import the modern DPTs from a generated XML file and implement them comfortably in the configurator.
There is a new configurator for M-Bus. It searches the whole range of secondary adresses on the M-Bus and finds all connected M-Bus devices. As such, they can be created comfortably within IP‑Symcon.
All details about IP-Symcon 5.3 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)
Voice over IP
The VoIP module can establish and receive telephone calls. It is possible to handle DTMF signals and play sounds. Thus, it is possible to, e.g., receive a telephone call in case of an alert. During a call, the number buttons can be evaluated and, e.g., trigger devices accordingly.
The configuration page of instances can be adjusted dynamically now. As such, among others, it is possible to show longer loading durations with a progress bar or react individually to diverse inputs. A utilization of the dynamic can be seen, e.g., in the Z-Wave modules, the Notification Control, and multiple configurators.
The documentation of a module can be accessed directly from the instance configuration now. If questions arise during the configuration of an extensive modules, these can be answered with a single click on the documentation button.
The performance of the web based Management Console was further improved. Due to the utilization of WebSockets, changes within IP-Symcon are almost instantly mirrored to the Management Console. As nested content is now only loaded on demand, the initial loading of the Management Console and opening of instances is accelerated.
All details about IP-Symcon 5.2 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)