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Clipsal Schneider electric recently released their new 3rd generation DIN mounting 5500SHAC C-Bus Home Automation Controller. A very similar 5500NAC for larger automation installations was also released. The new 5500SHAC home automation controller is a completely re-engineered product, with a different feature set to the previously (and still) available shelf/wall mounting Wiser 2 Home automation controller.

More information on the 5500SHAC Wiser for C-Bus Home Automation Controller is available at
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Krix have released a new uniquely designed compact indoor/outdoor in-ceiling compact speaker with high power and low bass capability. Called the Krix Helix, this speaker is particularly suitable for stereo, home theatre, and multi-room audio applications in automated homes. The Krix Helix is designed to be suitable for use under eaves outdoors, or in steamy bathrooms or kitchens.

More information on the Krix Helix is available at

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A new updated version 2.0 of the MxActivitySensor is now available to Mobotix IP home automation cameras via a firmware update released free from Mobotix. In addition to detecting motion in certain directions and predefined areas, MxActivitySensor 2.0 also differentiates objects depending on size and perspective, helping further reduce false alarms caused by birds and small animals.

More information on MxActivitySensor 2.0, and the application of Mobotix IP cameras and door stations to home automation, is available at

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Version 1.3 of the free Mobotix MxMC home automation IP camera software has been released. This version of MxMC software can now show a device bar on the left hand side of the window border. The displayed tree structure provides a structured overview, quick selection of elements and simplified
management of the video sources. The device bar serves the purpose of main navigation and information tool (as an alternative to the camera
and group bar) and it is very helpful especially when handling a larger number of cameras and groups. It can be used to accomplish the following tasks (among other things):
- Add new video sources to the system, then use drag&drop to add them to groups.
- Delete video sources from groups or from the system.
- Configure video sources (using the Camera Configuration popover.
- Change the order of the video sources within the groups.
- Switch between the different views for the groups.
- Select cameras or clips for showing them in the Live and Playback views.

The device bar has two different modes:
1. A selection mode for selecting cameras, clips, groups, and the views.
2. An edit mode for changing the properties of cameras and groups.

Other Improvements included in Version 1.3 MxMC software:
- Export into individual files
- When exporting several different segments of recorded video at the same time using the export list, you can now choose to export all ranges into one video file or into individual files, one for every segment of recorded video. For this purpose, the Export Profile dialog for choosing all export related
settings has the new Split Clips option.
- Additional camera status information. Both, the camera bar and the new device bar can show two additional icons for indicating special
camera statuses:
a) Limited Functionality: Indicates that this camera is running a firmware lower than 4.0 and that the program can only show the live image and the recordings using direct file server access.
b) Missing camera administrator password: Indicates that this camera has been integrated via public access and therefore does not support all MxMC features.
- Definition of the program look (header and control bars). Both the Header Bar at the upper window border and the Control Bar at the bottom of the application can now be hidden from view, if required. In the View menu, the new Header Bar and Control Bar entries have been added for this purpose. In addition, you can now customize these two
bars in the User Configuration dialog of the Application Handling entry.
- Favorites of Cameras and Groups. If the edit mode is active for the device bar, you can activate the star icon for individual cameras and groups if you want to use them as "favorites". To show only the favorites in the camera bar, the Filter Cameras slider now has a new Favorites setting. The group bar now has the Filter Groups slider to show all groups or only the favorites.
- Filtering the alarm bar. Using the Alarm Filter slider, you can now show either all events or only the alarms that have not yet been acknowledged.
- Hyperlink enhancements. After executing a hyperlink, the program briefly shows the corresponding icon in the image. It is now possible to define hyperlinks that are specific to groups. HTTPS requests and web severs that require HTTP digest authentication are now supported.

More information about using free Mobotix MxMC home automation IP camera software on your PC or MAC is available at

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The Mobotix D15 dual 6MP home automation IP dome camera is the ideal way to cover a panoramic 180° view in 12MP detail, allowing you to identify people and vehicles further from the camera than a single hemispheric lens would allow.

Unique flexibility arises from the Mobotix D15 IP camera's ability to use two high quality 6MP sensors:
- Pointed in the same, in opposite, or other directions to best suit each location.
- With high sensitivity colour, IR illumination sensitive B&W, or both camera sensor types.
- With hemispherix, wide and/or telephoto lenses.

Two way audio communication with your the Mobotix D15 home automation camera is supported by using an integrated microphone and speaker. An integrated PIR movement detector provides more reliable movement detection than optical detection alone, and supports other useful home automation or security system responses.

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Add MxDisplay+ functionality on your Windows or Mac OS X-based computers for free with MxSoftPanel software.

MxSoftPanel is free stand-alone application user software that supports the same user interface as the home automation MxDisplay+ and most of its functionality. MxSoftPanel also makes it easy to remotely change access control settings (e.g. entry permissions, entry times, adding/removing new PINs).

More information on MxSoftPanel software is available at

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A new Mobotix v25 indoor home automation 6MP surveillance camera was recently released. When professionally integrated with you home automation system by a home automation Engineer, home owners can enjoy greater levels of security and home automation functionality than when using other conventional IP dome cameras. The new v25 is the result of applying Mobotix world-renowned innovation and quality into a conventional small dome camera form factor. Optional high quality stainless steel anti-vandal, and two-way audio on-wall sets, are also available for the new Mobotix v25 dome camera.

More information is available at

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Free MxMC (Mobotix Management Center) software Version 1.2.0 has now been released for Mobotix home automation IP cameras and door stations.

MxMC is a PC/MAC application that provides a unique and intuitive user interface to high quality home automation IP cameras and door stations. MxMC software is 100% included in the MOBOTIX portfolio, requiring no extra software, license or update costs.

MxMC 1.2.0 now also supports the event histogram for quick access to relevant recordings via event distribution; enhanced export features, an action log, configurable alarming, lost connection detection, post video motion detection and other improvements.

More information including an extensive downloadable tutorial is available from
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A FREE extended 4 year warranty on all outdoor Mobotix IP home automation cameras ordered before 28th September 2016 is now available. Normally a 2 year warranty applies. More information is available at

Premium quality award winning Clipsal L900 series LEDs (or an improved updated version of these) for use with C-Bus Home Automation Systems are available from Clever Home, even though they are no longer available from Clipsal Schneider Electric.

What is special about these LEDs?:
- They are highly compatible with Clipsal C-Bus dimmers, for operation of a very wide dimming range. Gen3 drivers with high quality electronic components are specifically designed and tested to work with C-Bus Universal Dimmers, as well as C-Bus leading and trailing edge dimmers.
- They employ premium quality thermal management, including large high efficiency heat sinks, thermal monitoring, and automatic thermal dimming. Since LED efficiency and lifetime diminishes with increasing operating temperature, such thermal management helps deliver better efficiency and longer product lifetime.

If you are a home automation Systems Integrator seeking to provide C-Bus dimmed LED lighting that will behave well when dimmed in a new or existing project, or you are a home owner with an existing C-Bus system wanting to take advantage of high quality LED energy saving technology, then the availability of the above LEDs should be of particular interest and value to you.

More information is available at:
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