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)
Module Store (Beta)
With the Module Store, it is easily and comfortably possible to expand IP-Symcon by diverse modules and thus enable extensive new functionality. Developers can submit their own modules in the developers area of the home page and make them easily available to the community.
Previously, cameras could be implemented via MJPEG. With version 5.1, the well known standard RTSP is usable as well. As such, almost all cameras can be used within IP-Symcon.
MQTT is now supported natively by IP-Symcon. With the Open Beta the MQTT implementation already provides all basic functionality of MQTT and enables the use of most MQTT devices.
The implementation of Z-Wave was completely redone. The diverse settings can be accessed and adjusted significantly easier. In addition to the simplified handling, the number of supported command classes was expanded and thus, more Z-Wave devices can be implemented seamlessly.
All details about IP-Symcon 5.1 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)
The configuration of IP-Symcon becomes even more comfortable and universal. Your system can be maintained securely at any time and from any modern browser. In addition, the web based configuration offers a quick overview about critical functions of your building via Widgets.
KNX, eKey &
In addition to the already supported 15 EIS classes, Version 5.0 integrates support of over 370 data types in 77 DPT classes. This enables the integration of almost every KNX device. Even more, a new module supports the eKey Fingerprint solutations. Docker enables the installation of IP-Symcon on x86 based NAS systems from Synology and QNAP.
The current and fastest PHP version supports professional users at realizing wishes that are not yet covered by our multitude of PHP modules.
A new skin for the WebFront visualization is ready. The skin is lighter and more modern and scores with its small color accents. See it now on our demo.
All details about IP-Symcon 5.0 can be found in our migration tutorial (German)