Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

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Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:27 pm
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Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

I have a Domitech LED bulb. Their support mentioned that features I require in the bulb are available by applying a Z-Wave Over-the-Air firmware update to the bulb.

Is this over-the-air update available in Indigo?

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Barry.

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Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:33 pm
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Firmware updates would need to come from Domitech.

There's no feature in Indigo for this.


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Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:55 pm
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Firmware updates would need to come from Domitech.
There's no feature in Indigo for this.
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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, the actual firmware would come from Domitech. As it was described, and as I understand it, there is a feature within Z-Wave that performs Over-The-Air updates of firmware on Z-Wave devices.

I'm not familiar with this. I don't know whether it's something that is new. I have seen it discussed on several other HA forums.

The ability to perform Over-The-Air updates is something Indigo would have to support.

Barry.

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Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:20 am
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Ah sorry.

Yes, it's a new feature that came (I think) with ZWave Plus.

Indigo doesn't yet support it; I guess it will be on the Indigo 7 wishlist but we won't know if it makes it until they release it.

I think (though I've no Plus or Gen5 devices) there's other apps available (free?) that can do this upgrade for you - it doesn't need to be Indigo.


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Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:21 am
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

I think (though I've no Plus or Gen5 devices) there's other apps available (free?) that can do this upgrade for you - it doesn't need to be Indigo.


Thank you. Good suggestion. I had not thought about searching for other apps.

Barry.

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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Yeah, Indigo doesn't have OTA firmware updating capability yet and some vendors require that you use their proprietary, often Windows based, updater apps to OTA update their modules. That is, even if Indigo had the capability some vendors won't release the raw .bin firmware file to us (or anyone).

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:13 am
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Did the OTA firmware update capability get included in newer versions of Indigo?

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:58 am
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Nope, 'fraid not yet.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:12 am
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Shame, it’s one of the only reasons I originally went from Vera to Fibaro Home Centre. I’m now experimenting with Indigo.

As with many things, all of the systems have good and bad points, so far the ui and OTA updates are where I think my niggles are with Indigo.


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Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:21 am
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

It will obviously vary by user depending on the modules you have, but I’ve used Indigo for 4 years and never wished for OTA updating because none of my ~50 devices support it anyway.

As Matt said above, most manufacturers require you to use Windows PCs to do the update with their own software so it’s out of Indigo’s hands for those manufacturers.

What don’t you like about the UI?


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Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:39 am
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Bearing in mind I’ve only used it for a day so far, the ui is a bit too textual, I don’t mind it but getting the wife to access may be a challenge. She liked fibaro because put simply, it was pretty. It looked nice and was simple. I’ve only got a sensor, a switch and my evo home heating on there so far. Testing things before I take the plunge and move 60+’devices and all my scenes over from fibaro.


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Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:00 am
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Re: Device Over-the-air Firmware Updates

Have you found Control Pages yet.

They take a bit of designing, but those should be the primary interaction with Indigo for your wife and guests. Only you should really be in the Indigo client itself, in general.


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Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:09 am
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Yes, I just started playing with them about an hour ago, Does look like it will work out OK after all :)

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The trick with WAF control pages is to ask her what makes sense to her. ;)

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Different Computers wrote:
The trick with WAF control pages is to ask her what makes sense to her. ;)



Good idea! WAF has always been an issue, it’s why most of my house is fully automated and if you want manual she just asks Siri or Alexa and no apps or gui have to be involved at all then.


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