I wanted to quickly respond to the thread and comments about the UI6 release (1.6.633). We have a new UI, and we wanted to release it to our beta tester community last month, and then make it a public beta in the forum before the holidays. Unfortunately, we ran into some issues, which were fixed around December 19. However all of our development staff, and much the tech support staff, had a 2 week vacation around Christmas and New Years, so we postponed it. We didn’t want to offer a new firmware that hadn’t been thoroughly tested, and then have everybody go away on vacation, unable to support it. We will be releasing it to the beta testers next week, and make it a public beta a week or two after that once we’re sure there’s no major bugs.
At the same time that we intended to give it to the beta testers, we also loaded UI6 on a handful of units that were sent to some key dealers to get their feedback on the design. There was a mixup and a couple of the units got shipped to end users. So, yes, it was a result of human error that someone on the forum got a Vera with UI6, but without the quickstart guide to match. We’re trying to sort out how that happened now.
In the meantime, please be patient and give us a few more days to test it and release it to the beta testers. And don’t think that we intentionally released it and left the Vera community in the dark about UI6. We posted an announcement in the forum a few weeks ago that UI6 was coming, but it was a mistake that it got “in the wild” before we were ready.
Thank you for your understanding. We will have more details and screenshots very soon.