We’re happy to announce we start the Alpha for Ezlo Linux firmware for the Vera Edge controllers.
For the users that enrolled in the Alpha testing and never had the Ezlo Linux firmware installed before on the controller please follow this steps.
Users that already have their Vera Edge on the Ezlo Linux firmware will have their unit automatically updated to the latest version in the next 24 hours.
With this Alpha release you will be able to use the following functionality :
Use Local mode - with the next Beta mobile apps
Use Ezlo Cast ™ - when a scene is run will action all devices simultaneously. For example if you have setup a scene to turn ON all lights when the scene run it will light all the bulbs in the same time, not one by one.
Create scenes that are triggered by other devices
Use scene controllers as triggers in scenes. This way, independent of an Internet connection, you will be able to run your scenes whenever you want.
Have access to PIN Codes functionality for doorlocks (add/delete pin codes)
Support for adding S2 security devices
Work with new supported devices, compared to the previous Alpha release.
Important notes about the Firmware upgrade/downgrade process:
- Any backup created before the Firmware upgrade can’t be restored after upgrading to the new Linux Firmware which means that the setup/devices will be lost after moving for the first time to the new Firmware and will need to be repaired.
- The first upgrade to the New Linux firmware can be done using the current Web UI interface. However, once upgraded to the new Firmware, you will be able to connect to the controller only using the Android/iOS mobile app. The Web UI interface will not be usable.
- The Firmware downgrade feature is not yet available in this release for the end user. Until this component is ready, you will need to create a new user, add it to your controller and share it with us so we can use it to downgrade OR revert to the old firmware if needed.
- Instruction on how to add a temporary user to your controller can be found here: How to add a new user to your Controller . This will be a temporary user that you will be able to remove after we have completed the downgrade operation.
Please note that since the public Alpha software has not yet been commercially released, it may contain bugs, errors, or technical inaccuracies. It may not function as well as general availability software releases. We advise you to create a backup before installing the Alpha software.
The Alpha Program contains Alpha software that is not recommended for testing on a production machine. They’re intended for testers only. Please try at your own risk.