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Firmware information for P44-DSB-E

Firmware version Release Notes
2.6.4
released 2022-03-22

Firmware 2.6.4 for P44-DSB devices is a maintenance release for firmware release 2.6. It essentially releases support for an upcoming hue bridge update, and includes some general improvements and bug fixes.

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Improvements since production version 2.6.1

hue

  • Ready for upcoming hue bridge firmware release (expected for Q2/2022) which removes SSDP method for finding hue bridge in the local network. New method is DNS-SD (also called Bonjour, mDNS, ZeroConf). SSDP is still supported for old (round) hue bridges.

EnOcean

  • Fixed F6-05-02 smoke detector learn-in.

General

  • Fixed bugs that could occur in some edge cases such that scene transitions would not work as expected.
  • Web-UI: Fixed custom transition time scene effect to show the parameter field, so transition time can actually be edited.
  • Internal Action Evaluator trigger conditions are now re-evaluated after action script has run to detect script side effects (such as changing a script variable) that might be needed to reset the trigger condition.
  • Shadow devices should now get proper UI in digitalSTROM (added resp. modelfeatures)
  • Support for new p44-mini-e+l hardware platform.

Logging

  • Scene operations now have a text description for the scene involved (such as "preset 1" for scene number 5).
  • There is now a toggle to have log display wrap long lines
  • Better error display showing not only numeric error code, but also name text.

p44script

  • restartapp() now can optionally also reboot, shutdown or start a firmware upgrade.
  • Fixed inconsistencies in member access, for example assigning variables via globalvars()['name'] = xx.
  • New functions isok()ifok() to catch errors for example when accessing data fields, strrep() for creating string with repeating patterns.
  • random() function can now deliver discrete values in a specified interval, such as integers, halves etc.
  • signal() now can send data, which allows using it as a "pipe" to transmit information between different script contexts and threads.
  • User defined functions can now be created as "local function" to keep them private to the context (e.g. device, mainscript) instead of exposing them globally. Also, for clarity, functions may now be declared "global function".
  • New functions maxblocktime() and maxruntime() for controlling script execution time slice and overall max run time.
  • Fixed crash that could happen when run time error occurred within nested function calls.
  • httprequest() now allows accessing servers using basic auth (because that is needed by some IoT hardware not capable of digest auth). By default, httprequest() does not suggest basic auth and allows it only in SSL connections when the server asks for it.
  • Internal: the event passing mechanism (on which on(..) {...} is based) has been significantly improved and generalized. This also fixes a few edge cases that could cause inconsistencies with events in too rapid succession.
  • Webserver: now allows (but never requests) accessing via http basic auth. This allows IoT hardware not capable of digest auth to still access the web API. Note that basic auth risks exposing the password when used without https/TLS.
  • API endpoint `/api/json/scriptapi` which can be activated via p44script is now accessible without `rqvaltok`token.
  • Special Hardware Support: now direct access to i2c, SPI and modbus peripherals is possible from p44script (userlevel >=1 required)
2.6.1
released 2021-11-15

Firmware 2.6.1 for P44-DSB devices (and 1.6.1 for P44-LC/AC) is a maintenance release for firmware release 2.6. It does not contain any new features, but fixes some bugs.

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Improvements since production version 2.6.0

  • Scripted custom devices: fixed problem that could cause on(…){…} handlers get duplicated and being active multiple times in the background when editing implementations. For example, devices with a periodic polling of a service could get accessed more often than intended after editing.
  • https access from p44script: fixed a problem that prevented accessing some https servers (those that require SNI to establish a connection).
  • LEDchain: divs small bugfixes, in particular more accurate LED power limiting (P44-DSB-X only)

2.6.0
released 2021-10-05

The firmware 2.6.0 for P44-DSB devices (and 1.6.0 for P44-LC/AC) focuses on extendabilityand flexibility to create advanced applications.

It now allows integration with services and 3rd party hardware all completely within the P44-xx device itself, with no external dependencies or tools needed, and thus suitable for long-lived installations. The complete customized setup of a P44-DSB/P44-LC/AC device can be downloaded and archived as a single file, and can be restored easily to the original device or a replacement device when needed.

To see what can be done with a P44-DSB/LC device beyond the usual, find a few examples here.

Of course, despite all the new possibilities, the P44-DSB/LC remains as simple to use as before, integrating DALI, EnOcean and hue devices into digitalSTROM with a few clicks.

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Improvements since production version 2.5.0

Web Interface

  • Speed: Significantly improved speed, especially noticeable with interactive sliders (output channel settings such as brightness, color) which are now way smoother than before.
  • Caching: Complete overhaul of internal web server configuration to prevent caching problems and the occasional "Ajax -1" error that sometimes occurred (which was harmless, but ugly).
  • More info: Device and vDC Info dialog now has a "Technical details" section with extra information and a link to open a separate device/vdc property tree window.
  • Visual feedback: Buttons that trigger an action (such as testing a scene script) will now light up to confirm when the device has actually started executing the action. This helps especially when debugging setups with flakey wifi connection.

Scripting

  • Scripted custom devices: while customer defined devices were already possible for a while using the external device API, this release now allows creating custom hardware and service integrations entirely on-device using p44script. While this is an advanced feature that needs some programming skills, there are some ready to use examples available. Things that can be done with scripted custom devices are, for example: 
    • pulling sensor data from external webpages 
    • controlling devices via http or websocket APIs
    • visualizing control values with LED chain displays (P44-DSB-X and custom P44-xx devices only)
    • creating custom motor controllers for windows, movie screens etc. (P44-DSB-X and custom P44-xx devices only)
  • Many new functions: file access with readfile() and writefile(), numerical range transform with maprange()ord()/chr() for working with binary strings, httprequest(), urlencode() and websocket() for accessing complex APIs, globalvars(), localvars(), contextvars(), globalhandlers(), contexthandlers() for introspection and debugging, digitalio(), analogio(), dcmotor() for working with directly connected hardware (P44-DSB-X and custom P44-xx devices only).
  • JSON objects: now JSON object's field names can now be accessed using numeric subscript (obj[0] returns name of first field in obj).
  • External access: the device's JSON API has a "scriptapi" endpoint, which can be used to implement custom API in p44script using the webrequest() event function and its member answer() for responding to web requests.
  • Threads: thread-local variables can be defined using the threadvar keyword and are implicitly used in as clause of on() and catch(). For thread coordination, new functions signal(), lock() exist.
  • Documentation: in addition to the built-in script short reference, p44 tech docs now provide a lot of information and examples for all the many advanced applications p44script can enable.
  • Logging: much better display of context where script-related things happen, incuding complete call chain when scripts call functions defined in other scripts. Enhanced log() function now allows formatting like format().
  • Debugging: Pretty-printed JSON results in Read-Execute-Print/REPL (repl.html) and tweak (tweak.html) screens help inspecting API results, lrgraphics status() info etc.

Support for custom device types (P44-DSB-X and custom P44-xx devices only)

  • SmartLED chains/p44lrgraphics: Now supports setting LED chip type and layout (RGB,GRB,…) in p44script using addledchain(). The LED refresh rate can be changed using setledrefresh() programmatically.
  • LEDchain devices: Simplified creating text, life, image based lights.
  • "p44features": this is a set of rather specific hardware drivers, which now can be used from p44script. For example if you have Swiss Railway split flap modules, there is a splitflap feature to control these.
  • WiFi: For RaspberryPi 3 based P44-DSB-X devices, WiFi can be configured by Cmd/Ctrl-Shift clicking "Edit Network Settings...").
  • Hardware I/O: digitalio() and analogio() allow accessing GPIO pins, PWM outputs, I2C and SPI peripherals such as A/D converters or port expanders in p44script.
  • Motor control: dcmotor() provides all functionality for bidirectional DC motors with current measurement for detecting end stops and/or end contacts, with smooth ramp up/down control (suitable H-bridge driver and A/D converter connected to PWM, GPIO, SPI/I2C required).

General

  • Platform: updated to OpenWrt 19.07.8
  • Other: of course, many detail improvement and bug fixes…
2.5.0
released 2021-03-01

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

New features

  • Automatic check for Updates: optionally, the P44-DSB can now automatically check if a new firmware version is available, and if so, show an alert when opening the web interface (the next available version number is also available as a p44script function for use in triggers and evaluators).
  • Scripting: a new scripting engine, p44script, now allows scripting almost every aspect of the device.  
    • p44script has advanced features like user defined functions, concurrent operation, event handlers and a lot of functions from math to string handling to http and socket connections and much more.
    • p44script is fully compatible with the previous evaluator expressions and trigger/action scripts, but extends far beyond in functionality.
    • For editing longer source code, there is now a full-screen code editor with p44script syntax coloring and snippets (small link below the text fields)
    • For easily trying p44script features and code snippets, there is a REPL (Read Execute Print Loop) Web page at /repl.html.
    • See Script+Expression reference link below editors for a short reference for p44script.
    • Scripting is possible as before from internal action trigger type evaluator devices.
    • In addition, every scene in every device can now have a scene script which is run when the scene is called. This allows advanced effects and transitions when scenes are invoked. To edit scene scripts (and other scene options), shift-click the sprocket icon of the device to reveal additional controls below the channel sliders.
    • For initializing and running custom setups, p44script provides a main script which is started with the device and may keep running in parallel with normal device operation.
  • hue: now supports on/off-only devices without any dimming capability, such as smart plugs.
  • logging: per device/vdc/script logleveloffset now allows silencing "noisy" devices or focusing on devices of interest for support and debugging. To change the log level offset (from -2 to mostly silence to +2 to make very verbose), shift-click the (i)-button of a device and then one of the links labelled logging.
  • logging: new "stats" button/link prints some momentary statistics into the log, such as optimizer state.
  • Option for persistent outputs: if enabled (vdchost level property) output state changes will be saved and when device is restarted, re-applied to the hardware. Note that writing to flash can cause short delays and contributes to flash wear, so only enable the feature when actually needed. It is off by default.
  • Platform: support for custom product devices for smart LED installations: P44-DSB-E+L, P44-DSB-LED 
  • Enhanced smart LED chain support (P44-DSB-X and custom P44-DSB-E+L, P44-DSB-LED only): stripes and areas built from individually addressable color LEDs (WS281x, SK6812 etc.) can be used with p44lrgraphics subsystem.   
    • p44lrgraphics is a graphic rendering system based on a hierarchy of views, including animation, transparency, rotation, PNG display, smooth scrolling, text and more.
    • For example, it drives the moving feature light with effects, which is a color light showing on a segment or spot on LED chains, with extra channels for size, color gradient, rotation etc.
    • p44lrgraphics is fully accessible from p44script, which allows creating and animating complex light arrangements.
    • It even supports Microsoft's expressive pixels animation format.
    • p44lrgraphics's origin is the messagetorch project from 7 years ago. It evolved via pixelboard to what it is today, so it still contains a torch view that can produce the fire animation of messagetorch (and a Conway's game of life view).

Improvements

  • Better Versioning scheme:
    • Production versions will have numbers in the 2.5.0 form (major.minor.revision).
    • Testing/beta versions will keep the longer 2.5.0.0 form, with the fourth number being the beta build version.
    • Beta versions will start with the number of the next release version. So a beta version like 2.5.1.2 indicates that this is a beta for an upcoming 2.5.1 release.
  • Platform: updated to OpenWrt 19.07.6 
  • EnOcean: improved upgrading from insecure to encrypted communication, rolling counter (RLC) refresh.
  • EnOcean: improved out-of-sync RLC handling, better log messages for encryption related warnings.
  • EnOcean: A5-20-04 communication interval reduced from 20 to 10min.
  • Evaluators: now write a more informative log line when state changes, including the values involved and indicating if the change was triggered by timing or immediate input value changes.
  • Evaluators: internal action evaluators can now have an empty "off" condition to just run the action once whenever "on" condition becomes true.
  • Evaluators: now can use channel output values as "sensor" values in condition expressions (using device(x).output.channel(y) syntax)
  • Web-UI: all dialogs can now be dismissed with Esc key or by clicking ouside of the dialog.
  • Web-UI: support for setting geographic location (for sunrise/sunset calculations) and time zone.
  • LEDchains: now RGBW chains are supported, actual light color of W channel can be specified per chain. P44-DSB-X and custom P44-DSB-E+L, P44-DSB-LED only
  • LEDchains: --ledrefresh command line parameter to tune update rate (lower for very long chains). P44-DSB-X and custom P44-DSB-E+L, P44-DSB-LED only
  • LEDchains: ledchain driver with support for RGB (vs GRB) WS2815 LEDs. P44-DSB-X and custom P44-DSB-E+L, P44-DSB-LED only

Bug fixes

  • EnOcean: prevent encrypted sensors with repeaters to get out of sync (rolling counter) and seem "inactive" for some periods of time.
  • EnOcean: fixed problems with secure devices persistence (inactive after restart)
  • Window/door/garage contacts: meaning of the active state (binary input = 1) is closed, not openExcept for rarely used EnOcean profiles A5-14-07/08, this is only a documentation/labelling change, because for generic contacts, configurations for both signal polarities existed already to cover different types of window/door contacts. (Note that this has nothing to do with the way window handle inputs work - for these the states were and still are: 0=closed, 1=open, 2=tilted).
  • Optimizer: fixed bug that could cause scene not loading correctly.
  • hue: fixed problem with manually specified hue bridge url/IP, did not work in some cases.
  • Web-UI: fixed long-standing annoying JQMobile problem that caused open dialogs to scroll instead of accepting the first button clicked.
  • Webserver: now based on civetweb v1.12, which fixes a socket leak when accessing the Web-UI with a https request that fails due to SSL level errors. Before, polling the Web-UI via https constantly (as some monitor tools do), over time led to out-of-memory resulting in device becoming very slow.
2.0.5.0
released 2019-12-06

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Changes since 2.0.4.0

  • EnOcean: support for A5-20-06 self-powered heating valve
  • EnOcean: support for D2-03-0A single button
  • EnOcean: motion sensors now have configuration variant for sensors that only report "motion" (but not "no motion", e.g. Eltako TF-BSB)
  • Scripts: larger text fields for editing, built-in short reference page.
  • Expressions: all expressions can now read global variables.
  • Web-UI: settings for geographic location (for sunrise/sunset calculations) and time zone. 
  • vdc visibility in digitalSTROM: the web-UI now offers an option to hide vdcs in digitalSTROM configurator (under "Meters&Controllers") when the vdc has no devices. Note that previously visible vDCs need to be removed manually in the configurator (greyed out lines).
  • Hue: workaround for unreliable third-party lights
  • Transition times: fixed bugs, especially with optimized hue lights.

Other recent new features:

  • EnOcean: Support for D2-14-30 Smoke/Temperature/Humidity sensor
  • EnOcean: support for A5-3F-7F (manufacturer specific) for SR65 3AI (Thermokon 3*0..10V input).
  • EnOcean: Support for A5-04-03 10bit temperature + 8bit humidity sensor.
  • EnOcean: Multisensor Window Handle (D2-06-xx): Buttons now also work in "dimming" (press-and-hold) mode.
  • EnOcean: Now detects out-of-order A5-13-xx weather station, fixed false sensor timeouts that could happen when multiple measurements did not change for some time.
  • EnOcean: FAH60 variant of A5-06-01 profile has no supply voltage sensor.
  • ELDAT: support for window contacts and window handles
  • Identify from dSS Configurator: now the P44-DSB device itself can be identified from the dSS, by clicking on the lightbulb "identify" button causing the P44-DSB LED blinking red/yellow 4 times.
  • Evaluators: completely rewritten expression evaluation. The new mechanism provides additional functions and time based evaluations. Please check your evaluators to make sure they still work as intended, especially when you have complicated evaluators.
  • hue: status column now shows "not certified" for lights that are not offcially certified for hue (and thus cannot be guaranteed to work 100% as expected)
  • hue: A recent hue bridge firmware update has changed the signature ("Philips" replaced by "Signify"). This prevents updated hue bridges to get recognized with P44-DSB versions before 2.0.4.0.
Important Note: This 2.0 version of P44-DSB is not compatible with dSS versions before 1.14. So please make sure your dSS version is 1.14 or newer before upgrading.
2.0.4.0
released 2019-09-05

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Important Note: This 2.0 version of P44-DSB is not compatible with dSS versions before 1.14. So please make sure your dSS version is 1.14 or newer before upgrading.

Changes since 2.0.2.0:

  • hue: A recent hue bridge firmware update has changed the signature ("Philips" replaced by "Signify"). This prevents updated hue bridges to get recognized with P44-DSB versions before 2.0.4.0.
  • EnOcean: Support for D2-14-30 Smoke/Temperature/Humidity sensor
  • Evaluators: completely rewritten expression evaluation. The new mechanism provides additional functions and time based evaluations. Please check your evaluators to make sure they still work as intended, especially when you have complicated evaluators.

Changes since 2.0.1.0:

  • Identify from dSS Configurator: now the P44-DSB device itself can be identified from the dSS, by clicking on the lightbulb "identify" button causing the P44-DSB LED blinking red/yellow 4 times.
  • Optimizer for hue: improved handling of bridge errors when deleting old scenes to make room for new ones.
  • hue: status column now shows "not certified" for lights that are not offcially certified for hue (and thus cannot be guaranteed to work 100% as expected)
  • Web-UI: log display: new "stats" button/link prints some momentary statistics into the log, such as optimizer state.

Other recent new features:

  • EnOcean: support for A5-3F-7F (manufacturer specific) for SR65 3AI (Thermokon 3*0..10V input).
  • EnOcean: Support for A5-04-03 10bit temperature + 8bit humidity sensor.
  • EnOcean: Multisensor Window Handle (D2-06-xx): Buttons now also work in "dimming" (press-and-hold) mode.
  • EnOcean: Now detects out-of-order A5-13-xx weather station, fixed false sensor timeouts that could happen when multiple measurements did not change for some time.
  • EnOcean: FAH60 variant of A5-06-01 profile has no supply voltage sensor.
  • ELDAT: support for window contacts and window handles
2.0.2.0
released 2019-07-15

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Important Note: This 2.0 version of P44-DSB is not compatible with dSS versions before 1.14. So please make sure your dSS version is 1.14 or newer before upgrading.

Changes since 2.0.1.0:

  • Identify from dSS Configurator: now the P44-DSB device itself can be identified from the dSS, by clicking on the lightbulb "identify" button causing the P44-DSB LED blinking red/yellow 4 times.
  • Optimizer for hue: improved handling of bridge errors when deleting old scenes to make room for new ones.
  • hue: status column now shows "not certified" for lights that are not offcially certified for hue (and thus cannot be guaranteed to work 100% as expected)
  • Web-UI: log display: new "stats" button/link prints some momentary statistics into the log, such as optimizer state.

Other recent new features:

  • EnOcean: support for A5-3F-7F (manufacturer specific) for SR65 3AI (Thermokon 3*0..10V input).
  • EnOcean: Support for A5-04-03 10bit temperature + 8bit humidity sensor.
  • EnOcean: Multisensor Window Handle (D2-06-xx): Buttons now also work in "dimming" (press-and-hold) mode.
  • EnOcean: Now detects out-of-order A5-13-xx weather station, fixed false sensor timeouts that could happen when multiple measurements did not change for some time.
  • EnOcean: FAH60 variant of A5-06-01 profile has no supply voltage sensor.
  • ELDAT: support for window contacts and window handles
2.0.1.0
released 2019-04-04

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Important Note: This 2.0 version of P44-DSB is not compatible with dSS versions before 1.14. So please make sure your dSS version is 1.14 or newer before upgrading.

Changes since 2.0.0.0:

  • EnOcean: Support for A5-04-03 10bit temperature + 8bit humidity sensor.
  • EnOcean: Multisensor Window Handle (D2-06-xx): Buttons now also work in "dimming" (press-and-hold) mode.
  • EnOcean: Now detects out-of-order A5-13-xx weather station, fixed false sensor timeouts that could happen when multiple measurements did not change for some time.
  • EnOcean: bug fix in secure teach-in, did affect e.g. A5-14-xx window contacts supporting encryption.
  • EnOcean: FAH60 variant of A5-06-01 profile has no supply voltage sensor.
  • ELDAT: support for window contacts and window handles
  • Web UI: fixed problem with setting fixed hue bridge IP address.
  • Web UI: device list display should no longer hang/time out even with many devices responding slowly to connection test.

New Features in Version 2.0:

  • hue: Scene+Dimming Optimizer can now can now automatically use native hue scenes and groups. For hue, the main benefit is that scene/group calls are more reliably forwarded to many lights (due to bugs in the hue bridge, changing many lights directly does not always work reliably). The optimizer can be enabled in the hue-vdc info dialog.
  • Web UI: new colored column for operational state (radio strength, errors, reachability etc.) at a glance. Number of devices for each vDC is visible in the icon column.
  • Web UI: device list can be sorted by clicking on column header.
  • Web UI: not responding devices are now shown greyed out in device list (like in dSS)
  • Web UI: refreshed look, more responsive (works even on small phone screens now), more compatible with different browsers.
  • EnOcean: now supports secure pairing with PT215 based buttons.
  • EnOcean: new profiles supported: 
    • D2-01-xx: electronic switches and dimmers (actors)
    • D2-32-xx: AC current clamps (Pressac CTV3 series)
    • F6-01-01: single button
    • F6-05-00: wind speed threshold detector
  • Evaluators: now support functions (abs, round, if, ifvalid, testlater) and can access sensor's age, validity and operation state.
  • Evaluators: now run a initial evaluation after start and when expressions are modified. The initial function can test for this to provide default values.
  • Evaluators: sensor evaluators can now also be used to calculate a virtual sensor value (e.g. a total wattage from 3 current sensors etc.). 
  • Evaluators: internal action evaluators can trigger an external action via http(s) GET/POST/PUT.

Improvements in Version 2.0:

  • EnOcean: upside down option for A5-14-09/0A window handle profiles.
  • EnOcean: weather station profile A5-13-0x now reports short wind spikes as separate gust sensor.
  • Sensor handling: sensors value processing is now adapted to the sensor type to ensure timely updates while still avoiding too many sensor events overloading the dSS.
  • Connection to dSS: made more resilient in case of occasional network problems.
  • and numerous other detail improvements.

Bugfixes in Version 2.0:

  • EnOcean: Fixed F6-05-01 water sensor, did not take back the detector signal when the water detection state went back to normal.
  • EnOcean: Fixed temperature sensor reporting in D2-06-01 profile (Multifunction Window Handle)
  • EnOcean: Fixed prophylaxis runs for A5-20-04 profile
  • and many other smaller bugfixes.
2.0.0.3
released 2019-01-10

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Important Note: This 2.0 version of P44-DSB is not compatible with dSS versions before 1.14. So please make sure your dSS version is 1.14 or newer before upgrading.

Changes since 2.0.0.0:

  • EnOcean: Multisensor Window Handle (D2-06-xx): Buttons now also work in "dimming" (press-and-hold) mode.
  • EnOcean: bug fix in secure teach-in, did affect e.g. A5-14-xx window contacts supporting encryption.
  • EnOcean: Wheater station: fixed false sensor timeouts that could happen when multiple measurements did not change for some time.

New Features in Version 2.0:

  • hue: Scene+Dimming Optimizer can now can now automatically use native hue scenes and groups. For hue, the main benefit is that scene/group calls are more reliably forwarded to many lights (due to bugs in the hue bridge, changing many lights directly does not always work reliably). The optimizer can be enabled in the hue-vdc info dialog.
  • Web UI: new colored column for operational state (radio strength, errors, reachability etc.) at a glance. Number of devices for each vDC is visible in the icon column.
  • Web UI: device list can be sorted by clicking on column header.
  • Web UI: not responding devices are now shown greyed out in device list (like in dSS)
  • Web UI: refreshed look, more responsive (works even on small phone screens now), more compatible with different browsers.
  • EnOcean: now supports secure pairing with PT215 based buttons.
  • EnOcean: new profiles supported: 
    • D2-01-xx: electronic switches and dimmers (actors)
    • D2-32-xx: AC current clamps (Pressac CTV3 series)
    • F6-01-01: single button
    • F6-05-00: wind speed threshold detector
  • Evaluators: now support functions (abs, round, if, ifvalid, testlater) and can access sensor's age, validity and operation state.
  • Evaluators: now run a initial evaluation after start and when expressions are modified. The initial function can test for this to provide default values.
  • Evaluators: sensor evaluators can now also be used to calculate a virtual sensor value (e.g. a total wattage from 3 current sensors etc.). 
  • Evaluators: internal action evaluators can trigger an external action via http(s) GET/POST/PUT.

Improvements:

  • Device LEDs: the LEDs of the P44-DSB-E now work like for the other P44-DSB models (DEH, E2, DEH2): In normal operation only the green LED is constantly lit. In addition, the red LED flashes shortly to indicate activity. If only the red LED is on or blinking, this indicates a error or warning.
  • EnOcean: upside down option for A5-14-09/0A window handle profiles.
  • EnOcean: weather station profile A5-13-0x now reports short wind spikes as separate gust sensor.
  • Sensor handling: sensors value processing is now adapted to the sensor type to ensure timely updates while still avoiding too many sensor events overloading the dSS.
  • Connection to dSS: made more resilient in case of occasional network problems.
  • and numerous other detail improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • EnOcean: Fixed F6-05-01 water sensor, did not take back the detector signal when the water detection state went back to normal.
  • EnOcean: Fixed temperature sensor reporting in D2-06-01 profile (Multifunction Window Handle)
  • EnOcean: Fixed prophylaxis runs for A5-20-04 profile
  • and many other smaller bugfixes.
2.0.0.0
released 2018-12-10

General Recommendation for updates: before updating, please always use the "Download configuration backup" button to download a backup of your device's configuration.

Important Note: This 2.0 version of P44-DSB is not compatible with dSS versions before 1.14. So please make sure your dSS version is 1.14 or newer before upgrading.

New Features in Version 2.0:

  • hue: Scene+Dimming Optimizer can now can now automatically use native hue scenes and groups. For hue, the main benefit is that scene/group calls are more reliably forwarded to many lights (due to bugs in the hue bridge, changing many lights directly does not always work reliably). The optimizer can be enabled in the hue-vdc info dialog.
  • Web UI: new colored column for operational state (radio strength, errors, reachability etc.) at a glance. Number of devices for each vDC is visible in the icon column.
  • Web UI: device list can be sorted by clicking on column header.
  • Web UI: not responding devices are now shown greyed out in device list (like in dSS)
  • Web UI: refreshed look, more responsive (works even on small phone screens now), more compatible with different browsers.
  • EnOcean: now supports secure pairing with PT215 based buttons.
  • EnOcean: new profiles supported: 
    • D2-01-xx: electronic switches and dimmers (actors)
    • D2-32-xx: AC current clamps (Pressac CTV3 series)
    • F6-01-01: single button
    • F6-05-00: wind speed threshold detector
  • Evaluators: now support functions (abs, round, if, ifvalid, testlater) and can access sensor's age, validity and operation state.
  • Evaluators: now run a initial evaluation after start and when expressions are modified. The initial function can test for this to provide default values.
  • Evaluators: sensor evaluators can now also be used to calculate a virtual sensor value (e.g. a total wattage from 3 current sensors etc.). 
  • Evaluators: internal action evaluators can trigger an external action via http(s) GET/POST/PUT.

Improvements:

  • Device LEDs: the LEDs of the P44-DSB-E now work like for the other P44-DSB models (DEH, E2, DEH2): In normal operation only the green LED is constantly lit. In addition, the red LED flashes shortly to indicate activity. If only the red LED is on or blinking, this indicates a error or warning.
  • EnOcean: upside down option for A5-14-09/0A window handle profiles.
  • EnOcean: weather station profile A5-13-0x now reports short wind spikes as separate gust sensor.
  • Sensor handling: sensors value processing is now adapted to the sensor type to ensure timely updates while still avoiding too many sensor events overloading the dSS.
  • Connection to dSS: made more resilient in case of occasional network problems.
  • and numerous other detail improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • EnOcean: Fixed F6-05-01 water sensor, did not take back the detector signal when the water detection state went back to normal.
  • EnOcean: Fixed temperature sensor reporting in D2-06-01 profile (Multifunction Window Handle)
  • EnOcean: Fixed prophylaxis runs for A5-20-04 profile
  • and many other smaller bugfixes.
1.9.0.0
released 2017-12-14

Important: please check for updates again after installing this update - this firmware is only a intermediate step to the most recent firmware!

Note: Please update your dSS to version 1.14 or newer (or keep it on 1.13.6 or earlier) before installing this update! dSS 1.13.7 and 1.13.8 have issues that can make some devices appear as offline (gray).

New Features in version 1.9:

  • EnOcean: All temperature sensors now can be configured to be indoor or outdoor sensors. 
  • EnOcean: support for A5-20-04 HVAC profile (Hora Smartdrive MX / Eltako TF-FKS)
  • EnOcean: support for SODA multisensor window handle D2-06-01
  • EnOcean: support for Heat Tube Extreme Line device
  • hue: support for "hue ambiance white" lights as "tunable whites"
  • Web-UI: device list now has a status column with useful at-a-glance information, like status of evaluators, sensors, inputs, default output channel etc.

Improvements:

  • Sensors: default setting for minimal push interval is now 30 seconds to avoid dS system overload with volatile sensor inputs
  • Web-UI: updated (self-signed) https certificate that was expired
  • Firmware Updates: secured by RSA signature with 4096 bit key.

Under the hood:

  • a lot of internal improvements and adapations to dSS 1.14 (in particular, vDC API v3). The P44-DSB products are based on the plan44.ch p44vdc framework, which has also become a core component of many new interesting smart device integrations you see in dSS 1.14.  
1.8.0.1
released 2017-05-30

New Features in version 1.8:

  • EnOcean: Added EnOcean A5-14-xx multifunctions sensors (e.g. EiMSIG), support for Eltako FAH60 variant for A5-06-01 EnOcean profile, A5-30-03 profile for Afriso water sensor, support for supply voltage sensors for EnOcean profiles that have it.
Improvements:
  • Light: Default for "slow" light transition is now 1minute, as with standard dS Light terminal blocks.
  • Web-UI: Sensor display now shows (SI) units. Device and vDC info shows device firmware versions (e.g. for hue) where available.
  • Web-UI: now forces browsers to re-fetch Web-UI after restarts and updates, so no manual "reloads" should be needed any more.
  • Network: Removed some IGMPv2 activity that could help establishing connections in some networks, but turned out to cause problems with some TV streaming solutions in other networks. Proper solution is to connect dS-related devices via a unmanaged Ethernet switch, not via router's ethernet ports!
  • Hue: hue bridge connection now less dependent on discovery mechanisms that fail in some (broken) networks.
  • Huehue bridge is now identified by MAC address in the Web-UI, because that is the information also printed on the bridge hardware.
  • EnOcean: Weather station (A5-13-01/02/03) now has a profile variant that creates 3 additional separate devices for each of the 3 sun direction sensors. This allows using all sun sensors separately in the dSS.
  • EnOcean: A5-13-07 Wind sensor: max speed now reported as gust speed.
  • General: improved scanning of devices, better resilience after power cycles / outages.
Bugfixes:
  • Enocean profile A5-02-20 and A5-02-30 delivered wrong values.
For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.7.0.1
released 2017-02-02

New Features in version 1.7:

  • Configuration backup and restore via web-UI
  • EnOcean: added A5-09-02 (CO) and A5-09-04 (CO2) gas sensors, A5-06-04/05 illumination sensors, A5-13-07 wind sensor.
  • Enocean: buttons now have a profile variant to reverse up/down buttons.
  • EnOcean: heating valve now has a profile variant to use heating valve's internal regulator. For some models (e.g. self-powered valves that need to minimize motor usage), the internal regulator might do a better job than the external regulator.
  • Evaluators: now can use the values of binary inputs (including the result value of other evaluators) in the on/off condition expressions.
  • Evaluators: now can be defined "hidden" to the digitalSTROM system. This can be useful for evaluators that are only used as inputs for other evaluators and are irrelevant on the dS system level.

Improvements:

  • Improved restart behaviour after dSS updates and power outages of the entire system.
  • When the P44-DSB is given a new name, this now immediately gets visible in Avahi/Bonjour (no restart needed any more).
  • hue: better reliability for situations with poor light radio connections.
  • Evaluators: errors in parenthesized subexpressions were not reported.

For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation

1.6.0.2
released 2016-05-18

New Features in version 1.6:

  • Evaluators: This is an important new feature, allowing for the first time to use sensor values of all kinds (temperature, humidity, wind, sun, illumination etc.) to trigger actions in the dSS via scene responder. Please download the documentation for Evaluators for more information.
  • Support for new dSS 1.11 "Impulse" scene (blinking from scene responder app)

Improvments in 1.6.0.2:

  • Bugfix: Under some circumstances, using evaluators in 1.6.0.0 could cause the P44-DSB not to connect to the dSS after a reboot.

For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation

1.6.0.0
released 2016-05-06

New Features in this update:

  • Evaluators: This is an important new feature, allowing for the first time to use sensor values of all kinds (temperature, humidity, wind, sun, illumination etc.) to trigger actions in the dSS via scene responder. Please download the documentation for Evaluators for more information.
  • Support for new dSS 1.11 "Impulse" scene (blinking from scene responder app)

For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation

1.5.9.3
released 2016-03-11

Changes in this update:

  • Supports new features of dSS 1.11 (simple cooling, enhanced window handle support) by including vdSM v4.8.1.
  • New: Various new Room Control Panel EnOcean profiles supported, in particular all variants of Thermokon SR06 LCD. New profiles are: A5-10-04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B, 0C, 0D, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23.
  • Bugfix: When a light received "blink" scene calls in rapid succession, the original light status before the blinking actions was not always correctly restored.
  • Bugfix: Preset 12..14, 22..24, 32..34 and 42..44 were sometimes affected by area programming, such that these were not called depending on the setting of the area 2..4 on scenes.
  • Bugfix: EnOcean A5-06-01/02 illumination sensor reporting was not working in some cases (dual range sensor, one range did not work) 
  • Bugfix: EnOcean A5-02-20 temperature sensor had slighly (~1%) too high readout.
  • Bugfix: EnOcean A5-10-01 occupancy button signal had wrong polarity.
  • Bugfix: Some EnOcean A5-10-xx profiles had the fan speed setting reported scaled slightly wrong. 
1.5.2.5
released 2015-12-14

Changes in this update:

  • New: custom name can now be assigned to the entire P44-DSB device, which simplifies working with multiple P44-DSB units and prevents confusion.
  • New: Now also works with the square formed, Homekit enabled Philips hue bridge model.
  • New: Support for EnOcean liquid leakage detector F6-05-01.
  • New: Support for Eltako FKC/FKF type EnOcean key card switch.
  • New: Support for EnOcean room control panel profiles A5-10-01 and A5-10-12.
  • New: Alternative profile selectable for EnOcean rocker switches to use them as 4 independent buttons rather than two 2-way up/down buttons.
  • New: EnOcean "single contact" profile D5-00-01 now has a variant with inverted input interpretation which can be used e.g. for window contacts.
  • New: EnOcean room control panel profile A5-10-06 now has a variant for panels with numeric temperature setting (rather than just a +/- wheel).
  • New: Support for EnOcean A5-10-02 profile (e.g. used by Thermokon Thanos).
  • New: Web-UI has colored sliders for hue, brightness and color temperature.
  • New: Web-UI now can display sensors and inputs with live-updating values.
  • New: EnOcean radio signal quality (RSSI) display in device info is now live updating.
  • New: Web-UI shows uptime (how long has the device been running without rebooting or power cycling). 
  • New: Support for cooling valves.
  • New: Profile variant for A5-20-01 EnOcean valves with on/off output behaviour, like MD10-FTL.
  • New: Safe device shutdown button added in Web-UI.
  • New: Prepared for using "master vdsm" (in future dSS releases).
  • Improved: Reboot button in Web-UI now asks for confirmation before rebooting.
  • Improved: output mode settings now better represented in dSS configurator. 
  • Bugfix: hue bridge discovery sometimes did not work in networks with other active UPnP devices.
  • Bugfix: Setting Web-UI passwords containing backslash characters did not work in some cases.
  • Bugfix: In static IP configuration, configured name servers were not always actually used.
  • Bugfix: Temperature in EnOcean profile A5-08-01 was wrong.
  • Bugfix: EnOcean A5-13-01 rain and daylight indicators were not correctly reported
  • Bugfix: EnOcean profile A5-07-01 corrected to be a "motion" sensor, not "presence".
For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.5.1.4
released 2015-10-20

Device Production Version

Note: this version is used for units produced October 2015 only. Previously produced units will receive a 1.5.2.x update later.
For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.0.2.5
released 2015-03-21

Changes in this update:

  • New: Web-UI now has links directly to firmware release notes, device compatibility list and product page.
  • New: In the Web-UI, vdcs now have a info button (like devices). For hue, there is now a button to manually trigger a scan for new lights.
  • Improved: Mimimized writing to SD cards during operation to increase flash lifetime.
  • Bugfix: sensor type for generic binary inputs can now be configured in the dS Configurator

For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation

1.0.2.2
released 2015-02-12

Changes in this update:

  • New: Support for Eltako FRW/alphaEOS GUARD smoke detectors (initally appear as button, use web-UI to change profile to smoke detector)
  • New: Support for EnOcean A5-04-02 outdoor temperature/humidity sensor
  • New: Support for EnOcean A5-08-01 Light, Temperature and Occupancy sensor
  • New: Support for EnOcean A5-10-11 room panel with temperature, humidity and set point control
  • New: shows EnOcean RSSI (radio signal strength) and repeater count in Web-UI (in the device info dialog)
  • Bugfix: dimming did sometimes dim lamps even if these were initially turned off
  • Bugfix: Using the MIN button now turns off lamps (not only dims them to minimum) 

For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation

1.0.1.5
released 2014-12-11
Changes in this update:
  • New: EnOcean A5-10-03 support
  • Fixes: hue was sometimes turned off when previously turned on by hue app
  • Integrates EnOcean devices and hue lamps into digitalSTROM systems
  • For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.0.1.4
released 2014-12-01
Changes in this update:
  • Ready for dSS 1.9
  • Integrates EnOcean devices and hue lamps into digitalSTROM systems
  • For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.0.0.16
released 2014-11-05

Second Production Release for P44-DSB-E

  • Integrates EnOcean devices and hue lamps into digitalSTROM systems
  • For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.0.0.3
released 2014-09-26
Changes in this update:
  • Fixes problem with devices appearing under wrong vdc in digitalSTROM configurator in some cases
  • For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation
1.0.0.2
released 2014-09-22

First Public Release for P44-DSB-E

  • Integrates EnOcean devices into digitalSTROM systems
  • For more information, please visit plan44.ch/automation