Firmware R069 released

We’ve just released firmware R069 for the Almond+ and it contains a wide range of new features, fixes and improvements. Please read through the installation instructions as this release will require you to manually update the firmware via the local web UI on the Almond+. Note that this is a bug fixed version of R067 that we released a little over a week ago.

You can find installation instructions here – http://wiki.securifi.com/index.php?title=How_to_upgrade_the_Firmware_-_Almond%2B_2014

Note: Once you’ve installed this firmware, if your Almond+ ship with firmware prior to R064 you will have to perform a factory LCD touch screen test. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and once you’ve finished the LCD touch screen test. You won’t lose any associated sensors by installing this firmware and this is a onetime only thing. It might reset your Wi-Fi settings, but nothing else. Please make sure both Wi-Fi radios are enabled before you update from prior firmwares to R064, or you’ll have to do a hard reset after installing this firmware to pass the LCD touch screen test.

You can download the firmware here – https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0BzhW702RrxQISFNCMVl4NVhkdG8

Please post any issues with this firmware in this forum: http://forum.securifi.com/index.php/board,27.0.html

Version: AP2-R069-L009-W016-ZW016-ZB005
Release Date: 13/11/2014
Checksum: c7b0098139d6fa549185a8fbd95e2020

Router features

Outbound Ipsec block from LAN side due to ALG ipsec static rule fixed.
Access Point temporarily removed.

Router issues pending

We’ll be releasing a Beta firmware with the a new Wi-Fi driver later and it’ll also include a fix for the garbled data in Access Point and Router mode.
The Beta release won’t include the Range Extender option.
The new Wi-Fi driver will also feature CPU offload and vastly improved Wi-Fi performance.

Philips Hue hub support – BETA

If you have a Philips Hue hub, you can now add it to the Almond+ via the Add Sensor option in the LCD UI.
Currently you can only control the Hue bulbs from the Connect Sensors app in the LCD UI, but the Hue app will still work. We will be integrating support into all of our UI’s over time.

Firmware ZigBee

DoorLock support added to the ZigBee stack.
Fixed a bug that prevent adding additional devices.

Firmware Z-Wave

SetPoint thermostats are supported via the LCD UI and local web UI.
Vision motion sensors now shows temperature readout.
This might work with other Z-Wave motion sensors that have a temperature sensor, but we haven’t tested it yet.
Fixed a bug where adding Z-Wave sensors didn’t work alognside a Philips Hue hub being installed.

LCD UI

New keyboard with vastly improved layout.
Zigbee Doorlock support is added to the Connected Sensors app.
Internet and Range Extender app status pages improved.
Setup wizard has been vastly improved and now allows you to see and change the SSID and Wi-Fi password among other things.
This firmware includes fixes so it’ll be possible to update to future firmwares via the LCD UI.
SSID minimum length limited to 1
Add Sensor App contains several Hue related bug fixes
Connected Home App contains several Hue related bug fixes
Send Log now includes a copy of DeviceList.xml

Local Web UI

Dynamic updates for sensors
Validation added in LAN page to avoid few DNSMASQ limitations.
Validation added in DHCP Lease time.
Active leases will now show more than 24 hour in NutsOS.

Cloud related router features

Support for Notifications – Note that this requires updates to the cloud and mobile apps which will roll out over the next couple of weeks.
Added internet connection check functionality.
Updated SSL retry mechanism.
Added invalid Almond affiliation handling.

Other

Print server has been added and enabled in OpenWRT.

Open Issues

Static leases that you have added in OpenWRT and the leases that were previously added here won’t be displayed in the Static lease list in NutsOS. The leases are working, it’s simply a display issue that will get fixed in the next release.

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