i see ther term elzo plus bouncing around on the forum is this the same thing as vera plus not sure, i have really been here in a minute so i dont know
No Ezlo Plus is not the same as Vera Plus.
New hardware and firmware.
Same old looking Vera mobile app apparently
ezlo is the name of the company that bought out MiCasaVera back in 2017 and is pushing out new hardware to replace Vera controllers, as well as updated firmware for their ezlo products and some of the old Vera ones.
This site is still called Vera Community, however, and you’re not the only one confused by the nomenclature being used (especially in the naming of new products almost identically with old ones – “Plus”, “Edge”, etc.)
Doesn’t matter what they call the new hubs. As long as they work properly.
However we are yet to see a new Web GUI for setup and configuration. No Ui8.
Seems they are sticking with the current dreadful Vera mobile app and building on top of that existing app.
There is talk of a new front end customisable dashboard app like Imperihome in the works.
And no decent logic engine yet?
They have added AND OR to native Vera scenes but I have not seen anything about a proper blocky click and select or drag and drop UI for building more complex logic.
I am a PLEG user for many years. It not pretty but it works for creating complex logic.
I’ve never used Reactor. Looks like Reactor maybe be ported over to the new Ezlo platform.
PLEG is dead seems Richard has moved on.
So likely yet again we will need a single 3rd party talented developer to carry the platform forward if Reactor is indeed ported.
So I will have to learn Reactor or are Ezlo going to pull something special out of the hat? And have a native proper logic engine???
I’ve not seen yet that Ezlo are going in the right direction.
They are a good company very open and transparent about what they are doing in terms of integrating all the Zwave and Zigbee devices, information about new firmware releases and some details about APIs.
But in other areas I see confusion and lack of overall direction.
It seems the overall picture hasn’t been made clear yet to us.
All we need is a decent Web GUI for setup and configuration it doesn’t need to be pretty it needs to be UI7 as in terms of functionality and improved.
The Ui8 Web GUI is the back end just for setup and not seen on the front end by family members.
As for mobile devices we need a decent dashboard same as Imperihome and again improved. This is the front end interface that family member use on their mobile devices.
We don’t need a Vera mobile app for setup and configuration, but I see why a company needs such an app for basic users or for users who prefer to carry out basic scenes and device setup on a mobile app.
Not something I would ever want to do however.
I’ve used Vera for over ten years and in all that time I have never used the official Vera mobile app.
They have tacked on to the current Vera mobile app a basic customisable dashboard that makes no sense and is poorly thought out.
I just don’t see the point in the current Vera mobile app and its functionality.
We also need a simple user HTTP API. We need to be able to send simple one line http commands to Vera to control devices and run scenes from any other device on our LAN as we can do today with the current Vera firmware.
Developers need their back end API for developing 3td party plugins.
did they update the zigbee stack for the vera plus?
You meant to say “MiCasaVerde”, but it’s easy to see how to make that mistake!
They will have to update it to support Zigbee 3.0 devices.
Consistent branding has never been the strong suit of either company. Google searches reveal all manner of false starts and mashups; even the name ‘ezlo’ is not uniformly capitalized the same way among its own employees!
Most serious IT companies establish these things early on, including a company font, a sizing schema, a Press kit, a theme color, a usage guide, a formal logo with downloadable variations, etc. and place these things prominently on their website.
And I can’t recall the last time after a takeover that the new firm decided to name its revamped products after the soon-to-be-retired (EOL) old ones. I find it rather jarring, though certainly novel!
In honesty that will take you about an hour, tops…