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Version: 4.7.0

Date: 19.09.2018

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Experte Version 4.7.0

System requirements

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Free hard drive space: at least 1 GB
  • RAM: at least 2 GB
  • Software platform: at least Microsoft .NET 4.5

Supported devices

The Expert Software 4.7.0 is to be used in conjunction with the following end devices:

  • HomeServer 4
  • FacilityServer 4

Devices not supported

The following device generations are no longer supported by the Expert software 4.7.0:

  • HomeServer 3
  • FacilityServer 3
  • HomeServer 2

Supported clients

The Expert Software 4.7.0 is only compatible with the following Gira clients:

  • Gira QuadClient v4.7.0
  • Gira HomeServer iOS-App v4.7.0
  • Gira HomeServer Android-App v4.7.0 ***
  • Gira G1 HS-Client v100.0.xxx ***
  • Gira HS Client v4.7.0

*** This version is still under development, so a delivery date can not be named at this time. (As of 16.07.2018)

Update information

It is only possible to update to firmware version 4.7.0 from the following versions:

  • 4.5.0.160913R
  • 4.6.0.170320

For more detailed information on the firmware update, see "Update and settings for HomeServer v4.7.0".

What's new in Expert v4.7.0?

Transport encryption

  • Encrypted communication across all interfaces in accordance with the latest TLS 1.2 standards.
    • QC interface
    • HS Client
    • Communication object gateway
    • Analysis of websites/IP devices
    • Transfer of projects/firmware/retentive memory
    • Portal login
    • HS Monitor (HTML version)
  • TLS v1.2 support (and TLS v1.0 for Gira Control devices with XP)
  • The HomeServer/FacilityServer can create its own SSL certificates.
  • Certificate management for certificates generated by third parties.
  • Certificate management is not part of the Expert software. You can find all information on the current certificates at https://HS_IP/hscert. This URL is also used to generate certificates from the HS/FS and/or to upload certificates onto the HS/FS.
  • You can find the settings for these IP ports in Expert under Master data -> Project -> Project settings -> Network -> Security.
  • For more information on this, see "Manage certificates" and "Security" in the Expert help.

HTML-based HS Monitor

The HS Monitor has been completely revised and is available as an HTML version in the browser starting from this version.

The HS Monitor is called up in the Browser under the following URL:

HTTPS://HS_IP/opt/hsmonitor/index.html
or
HTTPs://HS_IP/opt/hsmonitor/index.html#key=[Key]

When the HS Monitor is started, the login mask appears. The key for the communication object gateway data connection defined in the Expert project can be entered here.

For more information on this, see "HS Monitor - Use and operation" in the Expert help.

Syslog protocol function

Syslog is a standard when it comes to transferring log messages in an IP computer network.

The system messages created by the HS/FS can be transferred by Syslog protocol to other parties.

The last 100 messages received are displayed under the Syslog category on the Debug page.

For more information on this, see "Syslog" in the Expert help.

New HTML help in the Expert software

The Expert help has been converted completely to HTML. All documents that were previously accessed via the Windows help, PDF or HTML are now available in HTML format.

You can access the HTML pages using any browser.

Note: Only the QC help is still available in PDF format.

URL endpoints

The URL endpoints provide new possibilities for implementing free visualisations.
The URL endpoint function has been added to almost all HS objects for this purpose. This means that external access is permitted to all these HS objects directly via HTTPS or WebSocket. This provides greater freedom to design free visualisations through the use of the latest browser technologies: HTML5, JavaScript. These visualisations can also be implemented in modern web development tools outside the Expert software.

HomeServer objects (e.g. communication objects, scenes, sequences, etc., see documentation) can be retrieved or changed via a URL using an HTTPS call.
The HS objects are also available via a connection using WebSocket (WS) as an alternative to access via HTTPS.

For more information on this, see "URL endpoints" in the Expert help, as well as the Gira download area at http://www.hs-help.net/hshelp/gira/other_documentation/Schnittstelleninformationen.zip

HSL 2.0: New logic module SDK

From firmware 4.7, there is a new approach to the development of logic modules with some additional options.

Several tools are provided for development. There is also a step-by-step "How To" for setting up your own development environment, in addition to the comprehensive documentation on the creation and function of these modules.

For more information on this, see "Logic module SDK" in the Expert help, as well as the Gira download area at http://www.hs-help.net/hshelp/gira/other_documentation/Schnittstelleninformationen.zip

Free visualisation: New designs

Two new full-screen visualisation designs are available under Project settings interface/Designs:

  • 1024x600 full-screen design (for Gira Control 9 Client 2)
  • 1920x1080 full-screen design (for displays with full HD resolution)

Errors fixed in Expert v4.7.0

  • Fixed: telegram delay logic module – help adapted.
  • Fixed: from Expert software 4.3.0 – internal communication object "Memory capacity assigned" is not described by the HomeServer/FacilityServer.

What's new in QuadClient / QuadConfig v4.7.0?

Transport encryption

  • Encrypted communication between QuadClient and HomeServer/FacilityServer according to the latest TLS 1.2 standards.
  • See also the help documentation.

QuadClient Starter

  • The QC Starter is a new Windows application which is installed on the client device, e.g. PC, Gira Control 19 Client 2.
  • The QC Starter connects to the HomeServer/FacilityServer and then automatically downloads the Gira QuadClient application from the server if this not already installed on the client device.
  • Following the one-time installation of the QuadClient Starter, the QuadClient no longer needs to be updated manually for future HS/FS updates on the end devices, such as Gira Control 19 Client 2 or Gira Control 9 Client 2, as the QuadClient Starter will always automatically download and install the latest QuadClient version from the HomeServer whenever a new version is available.
  • For fast and easy access to the required HS/FS, you can create up to 20 HS/FS profiles in the QuadClient Starter. The number of profiles is unlimited in theory, but only a maximum of 20 profiles is assured.
  • Functions:
    • Create / Delete HS/FS profiles, Profile name, IP/URL, Port, Start / Download QuadClient
    • Define default profile
    • Kiosk mode, Activate / deactivate, Kiosk pin, Use PIN protection
    • Call the QuadClient Config Editor directly
  • You can use the QC Starter from Expert version 4.7.0 and higher.
  • See also the help documentation.

User authorisations:

You can now choose between four possible authorisations depending on the user. Authorisations enable you to specify more specifically which system functions a user can use within the QuadClient.
The authorisations are guest user, group member, group administrator and system administrator. A project must contain at least one system administrator. When existing projects are handed over, at least one user must be appointed as the system administrator. The "system user" authorisation has been replaced by "group administrator". As a result, you no longer need to enter the system user password when logging onto the QuadClient for the first time.

System page redesign: The available configurations are offered according to the user currently logged in and his authorisations.

  • See also the help documentation.

Change of user / user logoff

  • A user can be changed directly in the QuadClient at runtime in version 4.7.0 and higher. The QuadClient no longer requires a restart. As of this version, the "User list" option is available in the system settings for the QuadClient, where you can select the required user.
  • In addition, you can trigger a change of user / user logoff using a communication object. To do this, each user is given a fixed ID which you can then select via the communication object.
  • The communication object for the change of user / user logoff must be assigned to the required end device profile.
  • You can also define what is to happen if the client device is idle for a certain amount of time. In this case, the user can be changed automatically, e.g. to the guest user, or the user can be logged off.
  • See also the help documentation.

Save user password

  • The person performing the configuration can specify in the QuadConfig whether the user is allowed to save his password in the QuadClient.
  • For users with guest user authorisation, this option is not available here.
  • See also the help documentation.

Locate end devices within a project

  • End devices / client devices on which a QuadClient is running can now be located precisely within the building.
  • This means that you can create end device profiles in the QuadConfig.
  • You can assign additional information to each end device profile, including:
    • Designation
    • Device type
    • MAC address
    • Communication object for the indoor temperature
    • Communication object for the change of user
    • Button assignment for the user change rapid selection
    • Hold / do not hold door communication
  • The assignment between the client device and end device profile can be defined directly both in the QuadConfig and in the QuadClient.
  • See also the help documentation.

Configurable button assignment/function buttons

  • The four buttons in the navigation bar at the bottom of the QuadClient can now be freely configured.
  • The buttons are configured directly in the QuadClient.
  • The user performing the configuration in the QuadClient must have one of the following authorisations:
    • Group administrator
    • System administrator
  • You can choose between the following functions:
    • Favourites
    • MyTouch
    • Direct function
    • Note
    • Change of user
    • Browser
    • not assigned
  • See also the help documentation.

Symbol selection dialog in the QuadConfig

  • To allow quick and easy selection of the correct symbol, the following functions have been added to the symbol selection dialog:
    • View: Selection of different views for the symbol preview
    • Categories: Groups the symbols by topic in categories
    • Subcategory: Groups the symbols by topic in subcategories
    • Filter: Direct keyword search in the symbol preview
    • Window size: Changes the size of the dialog window variably
  • Symbol preview in the properties area of the function templates and menu tiles.
  • See also the help documentation.

QuadClient Config Editor

  • To allow quick and easy selection of the correct design, predefined display profiles have been added to the design settings for all Gira Control devices, thus reducing the amount of effort required to configure parameters.
    • Individual
    • Control 19 Client 1
    • Control 19 Client 2
    • Control 9 Client 1
    • Control 9 Client 2
    • Control 9 Client 1 (portrait format)
    • Control 9 Client 2 (portrait format)

Project cache

  • Project data is stored in the system throughout the lifetime of the project so that the QuadClient starts faster if the project has not changed, especially for remote connections using port forwarding.

Plug-ins

  • The new QC version is based on .NET 4.5.
  • If plug-ins are used which are not included in the standard scope of delivery (e.g. Gira AppShop or 3rd party plug-ins), the plug-ins need to be updated.
    The easiest way to do this is by copying the updated plug-ins (hsp file) immediately after completing the installation of HS Expert and before importing the project into a "migration" folder. (Complete path: %Public%\Documents\Gira\HS+FS Experte 4.7.0\quad\plugins\migration\)
  • Information for 3rd party developers: More information is available in the developer forum at: http://www.entwicklerforum.gira.de

Errors fixed in the QuadClient / QuadConfig v4.7.0

  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.5.0 – the building structure sorting is not transferred.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.5.0 – when selecting design 2, is is not possible to call the plug-in via the menu button. One-quadrant view.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.5.0 – spelling mistake under scene function template.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.4.0 – when duplicating function templates, the settings in the original function template also change.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.4.0 – when using MyTouch with separate user groups, incorrect buttons are displayed to other users.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.4.0 – translation error in the timer of function template 1-118.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.4.0 – if an annually recurring date is selected in the timer for the year under the entry for **, the date is not displayed in the timer overview.
  • Fixed: from QuadClient 4.4.0 – open/close window status icons can be used in the "Switching plus 1-101" function template.

Change Log v4.7.0

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