HouseLinc Product Revision History

Product Revision History
HouseLinc - Released 6/21/2013

Database related fixes



UI fixes

Other fixes

• HouseLinc honors device changes that are made locally
• Whole house sync no longer checks device but rather will sync regardless
• Fixed corruption of devices database after deleting of a linked device
• Fixed issue with verifying writes to checksum devices
• Fixed issue with reading devices with full databases
• Fixed a problem where a device was left in a state of synchronizing if there were errors during a synch
• Optimized synch so that modifications are written first
• Fixed links tab and advanced tab showing different links
• Other database improvements and fixes

• Fixed room and location information on motion sensor
• Fixed issues related to Motion Sensor as well as adding ability to remove group 2 reporting
• Fixed issue when Motion Sensor causing half-links to show up
• Added support for newer devices
• Battery Devices get FIRST priority
• Other INSTEON gateways have HouseLinc management turned off
• Fixed thermostat reporting status setting

• Fixed issues related to saving scenes

• Fixed an issue where using arrow keys to navigate devices (left pane) would not refresh to selected device
• Crashes fixes related to editing a scene
• And many more UI fixes and improvements

• Increase "smarthops" hop count on retries
• Changed Status request to ask where on level is headed in selected dimmer devices
• Diagnostics now gets signal to noise values based on device type
• Added the ability to see all links including false links in Advanced tab
• Window settings saved for Signaling Diagnostics
• Added ability to delete links from the Advanced tab (right-click) as well as display room and name for each link
• Changed Smarthome IP Camera name to INSTEON IP Camera
• Added support for Global Cache iTach infrared devices


HouseLinc - Released 11/30/2012

• Fixed Thermostat Adapter being added to HL


HouseLinc - Released 11/21/2012

• Fixed LED bulb property Enable Link on Power up
• Advanced tab always shown
• New Keypad Dimmers, 0x01, 0x41 and 0x42
• Changed Outdoor ApplianceLinc to this: On/Off Outdoor Module
• Changed removed "INSTEON" from door and leak sensors
• Text label "disable" to "disable houselinc management"
• Syncrolinc 0x07 0x09 0x30 to use "SmartLabs.Insteon.Devices.SynchroLinc01" 
• Nestead of "SmartLabs.Insteon.Devices.SynchroLinc01CS"
• Database dump driver
• Updated devices_beta.xml to v.43
• INSTEON Thermostat (0x09 0x0D 0x34) is detected as 2441TH
• Allow user to select "synch NOW" for battery devices
• Added 0x10 0x02 0x81 triggerlinc
• Added checksum driver to 0x01 0x25
• Fixed: led bulb page was loading slowly
• Faster database syncs
• Added Wireless Thermostat
• Added Leak Sensor
• Added Smoke Bridge
• Added Door Sensor
• Added Din Rail Dimmer Module
• Added Din Rail On/Off Module
• Added Micro Dimmer Module
• Added Micro On/Off Module
• Added Micro Shutter Module
• Added feature to increase signaling efficiency to devices
• PLM interface selector now has a More/Less Button
• Corrected issue with Restore Point saving email passwords
• Enabled Linking on Power Up for LED Bulb
• Corrected issue with IO Linc 50/60 in Scene
• Updated UI Controller with latest version
• Fixed issue with sync’ing using an Ethernet PLM – added timeout
• Wireless Thermostat support still under development
• Fixed: Din Rail mode switching
• Fixed: LED Bulb property changes
• Added support for 2487S KPL 0x02 0x1E 0x40
• Added support for 2450 IOLinc 0x07 0x0D 0x40
• Added support for hub 0x03 0x31 2242-232
• Added support for 2487S-50 0x02 0x2C 0x40
• Fixed: scene support for i/o linc 50/60
• Fixed: runaway database syncs for Wireless Thermostat
• Update for Wireless INSTEON Thermostat
• Central Control Interface type now has a more/less button
• Wireless thermostat: on adding wireless thermostat, refresh button appeared when it should not
• Wireless thermostat: temp values showing up incorrectly 0 or 34
• Wireless thermostat: external temperature when available for wireless thermostat
• Wireless thermostat queues database synch until device cleans up PLM
• Wireless thermostat has a "pending changes" label for queued property changes
• Wireless thermostat no syncs pending changes when any traffic is seen from devices (temperature change, e
• Fixed: BulbLinc Enable linking mode on Power up logic was reversed
• Fixed: switching between latching modes not being written to micro module
• Fixed: error blink not working in DinRail
• Fixed: wireless thermostat values cleared when window switching
• Wireless thermostat can now be responder in scene
• Wireless thermostat Cool/Heat points only cleared on pending C/F change
• Fixed: BulbLinc Local ramp rate note getting set
• Added Icons for PlugIn Dimmer/On-Off Modules
• Added INSTEON Thermostat Icons
• Added Wireless INSTEON Thermostat Icons
• Added definition for Outdoor ApplianceLinc
• Changed SKU and Name for 50/60 Keypadlinc
• Added support for SwitchLinc Dimmer for fwBE
• Removed Status LED option for Wireless Thermostat (not supported)
• Added INSTEON Hub Icons for US and International SKUs
• Support drivers for Wireless INSTEON Thermostat
• Support drivers for DIN Module On/Off
• Support drivers for Micro Module Dimmer
• Support drivers for Micro Module On/Off
• Support drivers for Micro Module Open/Close
• Support drivers for Plug In Dimmer
• Support drivers for Plug In On/Off
• Added the ability to save and open Restore Points
• Fixed Thermostat not being added correctly
• Added the ability to toggle Go into linking mode on power up for LED Bulb


HouseLinc - Released 07/10/2012

• Adjusted default ramp rate and scene settings for new INSTEON LED Bulb 8-Watt (60W)


HouseLinc - Released 06/25/2012

• Fixed ramp rate for new INSTEON LED Bulb 8-Watt (60W)


HouseLinc - Released 06/20/2012

• Added support for new INSTEON LED Bulb 8-Watt (60W)
• Added support for Switchlinc ON/OFF 2477S


HouseLinc - Released 05/17/2012

• Added support for new INSTEON Thermostat and INSTEON Wireless Thermostat
• Added support for SwitchLinc 2-Wire Dimmer


HouseLinc - Released 03/30/2012

• Added support for more checksum products: Thermostat, Integrated Thermostat, SynchroLinc, iMeter, MorningLinc, IRLinc Receiver, IRLinc Transmitter, SmartLinc2
• Added event trigger support to Thermostat and Integrated Thermostat
• Added option to send email when a PLM connection error occurs (system settings)
• Removed MorningLinc's lock and unlock triggers because feature wasn't supported
• Fixed UI issue when manually changing a Gateway (resize view)
• Fixed sharing emails between the original and copies of an event


HouseLinc - Released 1/18/2012


• Added support for FanLinc 2475F
• Added support for Smarthome IP Camera 75790
• Fixed a bug that immediately starts database sync immediately when a scene member is removed
• Added ability to duplicate an event
• Right-click on an event and select Duplicate Event in the pop-up menu
• The newly duplicated event is appended to the end of the list and is disabled by default
• Fixed the Events list to retain the focus on the selected event after editing it
• Remove the PLM links when a Scene is removed from an event if the PLM group was not part of the scene prior to adding to the event
• Fixed setting the default property values for KeypadLinc, Motion Sensor, 2-button RL2
• Fixed flickering when changing a keypad button name
• Stopped setting Load Sense flag to SwitchLinc
• Changed format of a scene's last trigger information to "DateTime, Command, Number of Errors"
• Change input focus to the event name field when adding a new event
• Fixed the Refresh button for RemoteLinc 2 Propeties to display the battery-powered device information
• Fixed sorting of the broadcast timestamp in Scenes list
• Fixed setting pre-scaler for Momentary time.
• Changed Refresh button to Write To Device
• Added support for updating the cameras definition
• Add support to search for Foscam IP Camera Model FI8918W
• Crash with camera delete - Several instances of similar crash in the log files - see additional info section
• Move PLM controller links to the top of the link table + fixed synchronizing device after factory reset
• HL settings will always win in property sync to a device


HouseLinc - Released 10/18/2011


• Added IP Camera support in HouseLinc
• Added support for X10 products
• Added support for InlineLinc On/Of Dual Band and 50/60 version
• Added support for updating Cameras definition – through server push
• Fixed KeypadLinc backlight brightness being set to 2% during synchronization
• Fixed PLM links not being created for group 2, 7 and 8 on KeypadLinc after changing from 6- to 8-button
• Added an option to change the number of firmware retry in Tools > Options > System, Controller Link App-Retry. The default value is 3
• Fixed a crash (stack overflow) when changing from 6- to 8-button on I1 Keypad.


HouseLinc - Released 9/27/2011


• Added support to send INSTEON message in an Event - Sending Customer INSTEON Commands
• Added hyperlink in the Custom Commands dialog box
• Added option to disable a device under the Properties tab
• Added Time Stamp to links. Located in the Advanced Tab for any newly created links
• Added ID column to Scene Editor
• Added support for RemoteLinc 2
• Added support for setting LED level for SwitchLinc and InlineLinc in Events
• Added double confirm to all property reads. The returned value is accepted only if it matches with HouseLinc value; or 2 consecutive reads returned the same data
• Added tasks persistence: save the task queues on shutdown and continue with them on startup
• Added Queue task count information to the Status Bar- Provides Visibility of what task is currently running and how many are left (x / y)
• Auto-populate Date Added field when adding a device
• Improved database sync process
• Improved properties sync process
• Improved synchronizing a battery operated device
• Improved adding device process
• Improved deleting device process
• Changed event with Security feature to be triggered once-per-day randomly in the specified fime frame instead of at-least-once
• Changed text in event for button pressed events to "Double-Tapped"
• Changed the Scene list to sort alphabetical by name by default
• Fixed scrollbars in Scene editor
• Fixed the Update dialog box being displayed behind HouseLinc window sometimes
• Fixed the Pause button functionality in the Status bar
• Removed the ability of the OutletLinc Relay to be a controller
• When deleting a TouchLinc device, also delete its configuration files
• Resolved checkbox disappearing in Scene editor. It should now happen less often
• Fixed excessive retry when a device is unplugged in the middle of database synch
• Fixing the ID column in Device List not being re-sizable
• Fixed issue with managing i1 KeypadLinc devices button properties (Toggle/ON/OFF)
• Fixed 8-button keypad being displayed as a 6-button
• Fixed Keypad button mode being displayed differently sometimes in Properties tab vs. Device List and Scene List
• Fixed a crash when clicking on Keypad button G or H after switching from 6 to 8 button
• Fixed half link to PLM group 0 (only at the end of the PLM database sync)
• Fixed a problem with Motion Sensor LED brightness cannot be changed by 1%


HouseLinc - Released 7/15/2011

• Added support for KeypadLinc On/Off (Dual-Band)
• Added support for OutletLinc Dimmer (Dual-Band)
• Added support for Integrated Thermostat


HouseLinc - Released 6/14/2011

• Updated User Interface and graphics
• Added support for TouchLinc
• Added Scene Management
• Included SceneConverter.exe in the setup and install it into the Settings folder
• Added abilities to change local On Level, Ramp Rate, LED, and other properties for applicable devices
• Added sortable Room column to the link display in Links tab
• Fixed beeping a device more than twice the specified number of seconds
• Removed checking status of battery-operated devices
• Updated sounds used when adding a device
• Fixed a bug in the Advanced tab that sometime did not show the information of the current selected device
• Prevented selecting invalid thermostat set points (cool set point must be at least 2 degrees higher than heat set point)
• Fixed inconsistent thermostat group names between the Device List and the Links tab
• Added an option to enable or disable Thermostat status reporting in the Properties tab
• HouseLinc will not automatically create this link from now on
• The Advanced tab is now hidden on start-up. It can be revealed by selecting the "Show Advanced Tab" option in Tools > Options > System
• Changed setting device status in Properties tab to Unknown every time a device is selected
• Device status is only updated when clicking on the Refresh button or one of control buttons
• Disabled HouseLinc Maintenance event by on new install and upgrade
• Added FTDI driver setup and install it if needed


HouseLinc - Released 2/07/2011

• Added support for iMeter Solo
• Added support for SynchroLinc
• Added support for ControLinc


HouseLinc - Released 12/10/2010

• Added support for TouchLinc native application
• Added auto-restart if the application encounters unexpected problem
• Added email retries (up to 3 retries)
• Updated product images for USB Adapter, In-LineLinc, and LampLinc (Dual-Band)
• Corrected problem with loss of event information while saving settings 


HouseLinc - Released 6/30/2010

• Included Beep command under the Control/Status tab for devices that have beepers
• New Thermostat Adapter functions
• Added four Linking groups: Thermostat's Controllers, Cooling Mode's Responders, Heating Mode's Responders and Status Change Responders
• Included new properties: humidity and remote temperature sensors
• Improved control user interface
• Added support for MorningLinc RF Doorknob/Deadbolt Controller (#2458A1)
• Added support for 240V 30AMP Load Controller (#2477SA1 and 2477SA2)
• Optimized battery usage for battery-operated devices
• Swap command now updates device ID in both Links and Events tab
• Added Half-Links Report & Repair to enable user to locate, fix and/or delete half-Links (see Tools -> Advanced)
• Info tab now displays the product page of a selected device
• Changed the I/O Linc Control page to include both Open Relay and Closed Relay options, even when I/O Linc is in Momentary Mode
• Renamed Diagnostics utility to Signaling Diagnostics (See Tools -> Advanced)
• Fixed incomplete Link creation on ControLinc
• Corrected problem with firing TriggerLinc events when the jumper when the jumper is not installed
• Improved accuracy of FTDI driver detection


HouseLinc - Released 3/29/2010

• Added Thermostat Adapter functions
• Incorporated support to Link to different groups
• Included options for humidity and remote temperature sensors
• Updated control user interface
• Introduced immediate synchronization when a new device is added
• Launched Half-Link Report & Repair to enable user to locate, fix and/or delete half-Links (see Tools -> Advanced)
• Updated automatic synchronization of battery-operated devices (e.g., Motion Sensor, TriggerLinc, RemoteLinc). Once an INSTEON command is sent from the device, synchronization will begin if: there are pending changes, the device has not been synchronized within the past 24 hours, or the user manually initiated synchronization.
• Renamed Diagnostics to Signaling Diagnostics (See Tools -> Advanced)
• Fixed various bugs to increase synchronization reliability


HouseLinc - Released 11/23/2009

• Added support for Windows 7
• Included Device Status (i.e., on, off) as a condition of an event. Applicable devices include: ApplianceLinc, In-LineLinc, I/O Linc, KeypadLinc, LampLinc, OutletLinc, SwitchLinc, TimerLinc, and Thermostat Adapter
• Added option to send a test email when setting up or revising email settings
• Launched House Synchronization Report, which includes information such as: start time, end time and status for each device
• Incorporated Refresh function into the Synchronize function
• Introduced option to disable automatic System Maintenance and manually initiate maintenance (see Events menu)
• Renamed Perform Maintenance to Synchronize House (see Tools menu)
• Moved Email Settings tab into the Options menu (formerly under Tools menu)
• Renamed Interface tab to INSTEON Gateway (see Options menu)
• Moved Diagnostic menu under Tools -> Advanced
• Removed "Search for new devices" and "Synchronize All Devices" from the Devices menu and toolbar
• Added support for PowerLinc Modem USB driver version 2.06
• Improved speed and accuracy of the Links database synchronizing process to minimize the reappearance of "Unknown Device" entries
• Removed automatic synchronization for RF devices (e.g., Motion Sensor, TriggerLinc, RemoteLinc). To add an RF device, put the unit into Linking Mode before performing synchronization.
• Fixed various user interface issues


HouseLinc - Released 9/10/2009

• Added email alert feature. Users can now set up an event to send an email to their email accounts.
• HouseLinc can download Devices.xml automatically without re-installing it
• Prompt to synchronize devices upon startup
• Added a new driver for I/O Linc with Firmware 0x33 or newer to support longer momentary delay settings
• Digitally signed HouseLinc and the installer to identify SmartLabs as the publisher on Windows Vista and newer
• Centralized data (device definitions, settings and log) location to better support online updates
• Removed 9 minute Ramp Rate option as the Firmware no longer supports it
• Improved Installer wizard
• Fixed bugs in Diagnostics tool

NOTE: Simplehomenet devices are not currently supported in HouseLinc.


HouseLinc 2.0 - Released 10/2008

HouseLinc - Released in 2007