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iRidium for KNX

iRidium for KNX

Smart control from any device.
Specially developed for KNX installations.


New iRidium V2.1 is available since September.

 

iRidium. If You Value Reliability.

Solution for KNX ProfessionalsSolution for KNX Professionals

While creating iRidium, we relied on invaluable experience and constructive ideas of hundreds of KNX specialists.

As a result the key feature of our solution is unrivaled graphic capabilities and highly-flexible design.  

There are absolutely no limits with iRidium. Any graphic capabilities! Any control panel! Any functions!

What Tasks Does It Complete?

Where Is iRidium Used?

iRidium is used anywhere if the customer wants to control automation systems using iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, Mac, Android or Windows based devices.

iRidium can be used in:

Home automation

Home automation

  • Smart Home
  • Home Theater
  • Multiroom Systems
Commercial automation

Commercial automation

  • Smart Office
  • Healthcare and Education 
  • Hotels

Why Is iRidium the Only Good Choice for KNX?

Unlimited Graphic Capabilities of iRidium

Unlimited Graphic Capabilities of iRidium

iRidium GUI Editor will amaze you with:

  • rich Gallery of sounds and images 
  • customizable inertial lists 
  • auto-switch of Portrait/Landscape orientation
  • RGB control
  • sample GUIs 
  • integration with gyroscope, GPS, compass, etc.
  • screensavers
  • weather widgets and informers 
  • built-in iRidium Script


Control from Any Device

Control from Any Device

iRidium is a multiplatform product.
 
It is equally FAST and RELIABLE on any control panel (iOS, Android, OS X or Windows).
The interface you created once will look and work identically on any platform, thanks to iRidium native client. It greatly reduces the time of GUI creation.

 

Any Equipment Works with iRidium

Various Automation Systems

Various Automation Systems

iRidium doesn’t limit you to one automation system only. Control a number of automation systems within one project!

Ready-made Script Modules

Ready-made Script Modules

Easy control of any equipment (Media Servers, AV, receivers). Select any module you want, add it to your project and enjoy absolute control!

Tool for Creating Drivers

Tool for Creating Drivers 

With iRidium Driver Development Kit creating a new driver is simpler than ever!

What We Offer KNX Integrators:

FULL Data Import from ETS 3, 4

FULL Data Import from ETS 3, 4

Import preset group addresses and datapoints from your ETS project to iRidium GUI Editor and use them to make setup of communication with your KNX system easy and fast.

Different Ways of Connection to KNX

Different Ways of Connection to KNX

  1. Connection via BAOS or LogicMachine (up to 10 panels)
  2. Connection via KNX IP Router (1 panel)
  3. Connection via KNX IP Router and iRidium Gate (more than 10 panels)
One License – Many Panels

One License – Many Panels

You can choose the type of license that suits you best:

  • Device License enables control from one panel  
  • Site License enables control from any number of panels 

Unique Capabilities of Your Automation

Control Worldwide

Control Worldwide

Control from any part of the world: via your local net or the Internet (Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS).  

Different Access Levels

Different Access Levels

You can program up to 4 different access levels on any of your objects. Just think of it! For instance, the owner of the building has the highest access level and can control the whole building. And his employees have a lower access level and can control only their offices. Everybody is happy! 

iRidium Scripts

iRidium Scripts 

iRidium script customizes your automation:

  • creates complicated scenarios
  • determines the logics of your projects
  • creates unique functional graphic interfaces.  


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Interface Wizard

Create a brand new interface in 2 minutes!

  • numerous interface designs 
  • auto-scaling to the required screen resolution
  • quick interface editing on any stage of the project  
Intercom Support

Intercom Support

You can use Intercom function on iOS, OS X or Windows platforms for:

  • external Intercom
  • communication between panels
  • cell phone calls
Enhanced Video Support

Enhanced Video Support

With new iRidium V2.1 you can get video streams from all modern video cameras and DVRs in MJPEG and H.264 formats.  

Ready-made Modules for Media Servers

Ready-made Modules for Media Servers

Full control of Media Servers. Simple intergration into a created project. The modules work like manufacturer's native apps.

Multi-design  Function

Multi-design  Function

You can upload as many projects on your control panel as you want. It’s crucially important, if your customer wants to control multiple objects. Your customer is free to choose any interface for any object! 

Notifications

Notifications

Minimized or not, iRidium will flash notification on your iOS device:

  • to control Intercom
  • to inform about an emergency (movement sensor, leakage indicator, etc.)

First Test, Then Buy

Assurance of Reliability

Assurance of Reliability

Want to test iRidium yourself?  Use the opportunity and see how iRidium works before buyng it. 

And it is absolutely free!

Feedback

Evgeniy Leshkiv, engineer, "Elspace"

We found iRidium for KNX when choosing a worthy visualization solution.
The unquestionable advantages of this software package are flexible setting and visualization, simple intuitive interfaces.
iRidium for KNX is the best solution for those who value intellectual comfort!  

Matthew Christopher, head manager, SMI

iRidium attracted me, firstly, with its graphic capabilities. Secondly, with a chance to work with any protocol (we prefer KNX). I was excited with an opportunity to use any device as a control panel. Both Editor and Transfer are intuitive and easy to use. So, iRidium now is the solution for my customers!

 

Articles about KNX on iRidium Blog

Articles about KNX on iRidium Blog

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Technology of Communication with KNX

Possible connection scheme:
Technology of Communication with KNX

Technology of Communication with KNX

Technology of Communication with KNX
Supported transport protocols:
  • KNXnet/IP Tunneling
  • BAOS Object Server protocol (770, 771/772)
Ways of connection to the KNX bus:
  • KNX/IP Router (Interface), the KNXnet/IP Tunneling protocol (Ethernet/Wi-Fi)
  • KNX IP BAOS, the BAOS Object Server protocol (Ethernet/Wi-Fi)
Recommended gateways for connecting control panels to the KNX bus:
  • Weinzierl BAOS 771/772 (support concurrent connections of several clients via the Object Server protocol)
  • Logic Machine 2, 3, Re: actor (support concurrent connections of several clients via the KNXnet/IP protocol in contrast with other KNX IP routers)
Supported KNX data types:
  • 1 bit, 2 bit, 4 bit, Signed 8-bit, Unsigned 8-bit, Character, 1 byte, Signed 16-bit, Unsigned 16-bit, Float 16-bit, Signed 32-bit, Unsigned 32-bit, Float 32-bit, ASCII String, Time, Date
Data import from ETS and manual setup:
  • full import of group KNX addresses from ETS3, ETS4 projects for working via the KNXnet/IP protocol
  • full import of Datapoints from ETS3 and ETS4 projects for working via the BAOS Object Server protocol
  • possibility of manual setup for controlling group addresses and datapoints
Control of KNX via the Internet:  
  • when working via the KNXnet/IP Tunneling protocol, switching from the local connection to the connection via the Internet is possible using the NAT service or iRidium Gate
  • when working via the BAOS Object Server protocol, dynamic switching from your local net to the Internet is possible
Feedback:
  • KNXnet/IP Tunneling: request for the state  of group addresses at the iRidium App launch
  • KNXnet/IP Tunneling: dynamic update of  data about the state of  group addresses when working with control panels 
  • BAOS Object Server: receiving the status of Datapoints from BAOS at the iRidium App launch without sending obligatory requests to the bus 
  • BAOS Object Server: dynamic update of the Datapoints state when working with control panels 
Required hardware:
  • KNX IP Router/Interface with KNXnet/IP Tunneling support or KNX IP BAOS. They are required to transfer data to the equipment in the KNX bus.
  • set up network equipment for IP-connection between control panels and KNX IP interface (router)
  • set up Wi-Fi router or remote access point for connecting remote control panels to KNX IP interface (router) 
  • optional: access to the Internet for remote control (when using the public IP-address or the domain name)
  • optional:  Windows XP/7/8 based PC for setting up iRidium Gate, if control of the KNX IP router (interface) via the Internet by the KNXnet/IP protocol is required
Required software:
  • iRidium Environment (iRidium GUI Editor, iRidium Transfer, iRidium App) for creating visualization projects 
Supported control panels:
  • Apple iOS 6 based devices and later: iPad (all generations except the 1st one), iPhone (3d  generation and later), iPod touch (4th generation and later)
  • Windows 7/8 based devices: personal computers, all-in-one PCs, tablet computers
  • Android OS based devices (from Android 2.3): smartphones and tablets (SD-card is required for storing projects) 
  • OS X 10.5 Leopard based devices and later: Mac Mini, iMac, MacPro, MacBook
Number of control panels simultaneously connected to KNX:
  • one panel can connect to KNX through any KNX IP Router (Interface) via the KNXnet/IP protocol (in the local network or via the Internet) at a time
  • up to 10 panels can connect to KNX through Logic machine 2, Logic machine 3 or Logic machine 3 Re:actor via the KNXnet/IP protocol (in the local network or via the Internet) at a time
  • up to 4 panels can connect to KNX through KNX IP BAOS 771/772 router via the KNXnet/IP protocol (in the local network or via the Internet) at a time
  • up to 10 (in practice: up to 5) panels can connect to KNX through KNX IP BAOS via the BAOS Object Server protocol (in the local network or via the Internet) at a time
  • several panels can connect to KNX IP Router (Interface) through the iRidium Gate application via the KNXnet/IP protocol (in the local network or via the Internet) at a time. Maximum number of connections which can be supported by the router at a time depends on the volume of the communication data. Recommended number of concurrent connections: 4-5
Control of KNX and other automation systems:
  • you can control KNX, any AV equipment and other automation systems supported by iRidium in one project
Licensing:
  • Device License for KNX - enables one panel to control any KNX IP router (Interface) or KNX IP BAOS and send commands to AV equipment (without receiving feedback from AV).
  • Device License Pro for KNX - enables one panel to control any KNX IP router (Interface) or KNX IP BAOS and send commands to AV equipment with feedback from script drivers for AV.
  • Site License for KNX IP BAOS - enables any control panel (and several panels at a time) to control one licensed KNX IP BAOS via the BAOS Object Server (Datapoints) protocol and send commands to AV equipment with feedback from script drivers for AV.
  • Site License Pro for KNX IP BAOS - enables any control panel (and several panels at a time) to control one licensed KNX IP BAOS via the BAOS Object Server (Datapoints) protocol and send commands to AV equipment with feedback from script drivers for AV.
  • Site License for LM – enables any control panel (and several panels at a time) to control one licensed Logic machine 2, Logic machine 3 or Logic machine 3 Re:actor via the KNXnet/IP protocol and send commands to AV equipment (without receiving feedback from AV).
  • Site License Pro for LM – enables any control panel (and several panels at a time) to control one licensed Logic machine 2, Logic machine 3 or Logic machine 3 Re:actor по via the KNXnet/IP send commands to AV equipment with feedback from script drivers for AV.
  • Trial License (Free) - enables one panel to control any KNX IP router (Interface) or KNX IP BAOS. It is valid for 30 days 

Visualization Technology (Graphic Capabilities for KNX)

Characteristics of visualization projects:
  • projects can be customized completely (you can edit it to the style of your design or you can use sample GUIs)
  • iRidium is not a browse solution: projects work on control panels and response fast on events 
  • looks identically on any OS due to the multiplatform graphic core and the auto-scaling function
  • you can launch several GUIs on one control panel and switch them freely
  • you can set up main parameters of GUI work directly on your control panel
  • you can launch GUIs on control panels locally and via the Internet
Control and visualization capabilities:
  • completely customizable pages and popups 
  • GUI orientation (landscape/portrait)
  • switching between pages and popups using buttons and gestures 
  • animation support when switching between pages 
  • selection of Start and Screensaver pages 
  • flexible access system: passwords for opening pages or popups 
  • static and animated control items: Buttons, Levels, Joysticks, Edit boxes, virtual keys, etc. 
  • support of background images for pages and project items: Icons, Chameleon Images (changing color), Borders
  • support of any font in the Unicode format
  • playing different sounds in a project 
  • display of video from IP-cameras (stream video in the JPEG/MJPEG, H.264/MPEG-4 formats), weather informers 
  • support of URL-schemes (hyperlinks, commands to OS)
  • display of system parameters (date, time, net and etc.)
  • script system: complex scenarios of communication between the project graphic part and the controlled equipment
GUI control items:
  • Button: sending values, activating macros or scenarios 
  • Button (with the display function only): displaying the variable status
  • Level: regulating the value in the preset range with the help of level slider and displaying the variable status by slider position   
  • Trigger Button: switching the variable state betweeen 2 fixed values (on/off, up/down, etc.)
  • Up/Down Button: incrementing/decrementing the variable value from the current one
  • Color Picker (Joystick): RGB palette for controlling LED tape
  • Edit Box: sending values,which are input from the keyboard, to the bus or providing secure access to GUI items 
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General Questions

  • What is iRidium for?
    iRidium is a software product for professional integrators of automation and Audio/Video systems. With the help of iRidium you can create a panel for controlling all your equipment from any iPad, iPhone, Mac, Andoid or Windows based device. The software supports many popular automation systems and allows you to create your own drivers. The important iRidium feature is creation of fully customizable user interfaces. The complexity of interfaces is limited only by the project task and requirements of your customers.
  • Is iRidium a software solution?
    Yes, it is. You do not need any server or hardware to work with iRidium. You just install the software package on your PC and create a visualization project. The client application installed on your iOS, Android, Windows or Mac will enable launch of your visualization project on any supported OS. The client application connects to the controlled equipment directly, without any intermediaries (excluding your router providing Wi-Fi connection or communication with your equipment via Ethernet). You do not need to have a web-server or PC to work with iRidium. Internet connection is not required.
  • Where should I start?
    Decide what equipment you want to control with iRidium. Install the software components and read instructions about iRidium for your equipment. Video-lessons and on-line webinars, if they are already available for your equipment, will help you to speed up the process. While creating the project, refer to the information about iRidium components and licensing.
  • Do applications for PC work on Windows only?
    Yes, they do. The setup for PC can be installed only on Windows 7/8 OS (or launch with the help of a virtual machine, Windows Emulator). Do not activate iRidium licenses for virtual machines: they generate new HWID at each launch and your licenses will not work.

Prices, Licenses, Registration

  • How much is iRidium? What does the user pay for?
    All iRidium components are free. Only license for control panels (Device License) or controllers (Site License - for AMX, Crestron, KNX IP BAOS) are sold. You can create and set up a project without a license. But you need the license to communicate wih your equipment.
    License prices can be accessed only by the companies engaged in the Automation market. You can see them after you go through Full Registration on the iRidium mobile web site (for integrators). Consumer prices can be requested from an iRidium distributor in your country.
    Sample GUIs (templates of graphic inerfaces) and JS modules (projects and drivers for working with various equipment which is not included in the standard iRidium base) are additional but not compulsory for use materials. Sample GUIs and JS modules are sold or distributed for free.
  • Where can I see license prices for an integrator?
    You can find information about prices in the "BUY" section of the iRidium mobile web site. You can see the price-list and buy iRidium licenses at prices for integrators only if you belong to a company working on the Automation maket. You can confirm the status of your company after going through Full Registration on the web site (available after the initial registration).
  • Is a license purchased for each control panel or it can be used for several devices?
    It depends on the license type. There are two main types:
    Device License - it can be purchased for each iRdium product. It is a license for a control panel. You need to purhase a Device license for each control panel. The license will work only on the panel which was selected initially (at the license acivation).
    Site License - it can be purchased for iRidium products for AMX, Crestron, KNX IP BAOS. It is a license "for a controller". You can upload the license file of this type on any number of conrol panels. All of them can be connected to the controller selected at the license ativation.
    You can find deailed information about the licensing system here.
  • Is the downloaded GUI Editor fully functional for creating projects or I need to have a license for it too?
    The license is not required for working with GUI Editor. All functions of GUI Editor for creating projects are available but it is recommended to license Emulator of GUI Editor. Emulator is a program built in GUI Editor. It allows you to see how your project will work on the customer control panel. Only the graphic part of the project can work without the license. The driver part of the project and feedback form scripts are not functional.
    On the first stage of working with iRidium it is convenient to use free Trial licenses provided for each registered user.
  • What does it mean – to activate the license?
    Activation means creation of the license file (.irl) with the help of the purchased activation key. After purchasing the license you receive the key which you will assign to the control panel (until the key is not assigned the control device is not defined). This procedure is performed in the MY ACCOUNT section of the web site. All purchased keys should be added in the MY ACCOUNT section and then assigned to particular devices with the help of HWID/Serial Number. The ready license file should be added in Transfer and uploaded to the control panel together with the visualization project. You can find more detailed information about the activation procedure here.
  • Can I use several Site licenses on one panel?
    Only one Site license for one controller can work with one project. They cannot be merged. But the Multi-design function available beginning with iRidium v.2.1 allows you to upload several projects on one control panel. For each of these projects there can be its Site license. Projects work independently but each of them can be activated by the special command from the current project.
  • Can I merge two Site or Device licenses?
    You cannot merge Site licenses. But you can do it with Device licenses. To merge two Device licenses for different drivers you should activate two license activation keys indicating the same HWID. Download the second activated license file on your PC. It will contain two drivers licensed with the help of two different keys.
  • I bought a Device license for KNX. Can I use it to control Modbus too?
    No, you can't. Buying a license for one of iRidium products you can control only the driver you indicated when purchasing the license (in this case - KNX). All other drivers cannot be controlled with the same license.
    To receive the license which enables of control both KNX and Modbus from one control panel you need to purchase activation keys for each of these products and activate them for one panel ( using the same HWID). The license file, created after activation of the second key, will contain two supported drivers.
    The second way is to purchase Full license which includes all iRidium drivers (besides HDL-BUS Pro).
  • How can I update licenses when switching from V1.5 to V2.x?
    You don't need to update the licenses. You will be able to use V1.5 licenses when working with V2.x. But V2.x licenses cannot be used when working with V1.5. In V2.1 identifiers of all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) changed. It will affect upload of new projects on iOS panels. See more informationhere.
  • What is Full registration on the web site for?
    After going through Full registration you will be able to buy iRidium products - licenses and sample GUIs - directly on the web site. It is also possible to receive a proforma-invoice.
  • How can I pay for licenses?
    Licenses can be purchased in two ways: via the iRidium Mobile web site or by invoice. If there is an iRidium distributor ,in your country refer for the invoice to them. For the payment via the web site you can use: Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, PayPal, WebMoney, American Express, JCB Card. You are able to make purchases via the web site only after Full registration.
  • What documents are provided at the license purchase?
    When paying with the credit card the documents are provided by our partner - Avangate payment system (www.avangate.com). If it is a wire transfer we provide a license agreement, delivery-acceptance act and an invoice.
  • Every time I start Transfer I receive a new HWID of my PC. What should I do?
    HWID is a unique device identifier. It should not change. Otherwise your license will not work. If you have such a problem there can be several explanations:
    а) you work on a virtual machine (Windows Emulator). Switch to the regular Windows based PC.
    б) you have hard disk RAID-array used on your PC. Deactivate it.

Visualization Capabilities, GUI Editor

  • Updating iRidium components
    To update all iRidium components go to iRidium GUI Editor, open the menu Tools > Options > File Operating > mark the field "Check Updatings at start". Then restart GUI Editor and agree to install the new version. After downloading and unpacking are finished, updated GUI Editor will automatically open on your PC.
  • Updating iRidium components to Beta-version
    iRidium Beta-versions are meant for testing new capabilities of the software package but they are not stable. If you use Beta-versions you should be confident in you actions and save backup copies of your projects. To update all iRidium components to Beta-version go to iRidium GUI Editor, open the menu Tools > Options > File Operating > mark the fields "Check Updatings at start" and "Check Beta-builds". Then restart GUI Editor and agree to install the new version. After downloading and unpacking are finished updated GUI Editor will automatically open on your PC.
  • Is the downloaded GUI Editor fully functional or I need to purchase the license for it?
    You do not need a license to work with GUI Editor. All its functions are fully available. It is recommended to license Emulator in GUI Editor. Emulator is a program built in GUI Editor. It allows you to see how your project will work on the control panel. Emulator can work without a license but it won't be able to communicate with the controlled equipment. Only the graphic part of the project can work without the license. The driver part of the project and feedback form scripts are not functional. On the first stage of work with iRidium it is convenient to use free Trial licenses provided for each registered user.
  • How can I add a license to GUI Editor?
    Open GUI Editor, go to the menu Tools > Options > Emulator - here you can see the field where it is necessary to indicate the path to the license file for your PC. The license is stored in the *.irl format. You can receive it in the MY ACCOUNT section on the iRidium Mobile web site. Users registered on the web site receive two free Trial licenses.
  • Will a project created in V1.5 work in V2.x?
    V1.5 projects can be converted for V2.x but there are limitations. Some drivers cannot be imported from old projects to new ones. Some relations of items and commands have to be restored manually. See more information here.
  • Transferring drivers (devices) from one project to another
    If you created a device with a set of commands and feedback channels in one project and want to transfer it to another project you can use the special import function. It is available in the GUI Editor menu File > Import. Go to the import menu, select the project file in the irpz format (or another available format) where you want to transfer the tree of devices from and confirm the import. As a result you will receive the list of drivers of the imported project. Mark the ones you want to transfer to the new project. Press ОК. New drivers will be added without substituting the drivers in the new project.
  • Merging several projects
    If it is necessary to merge two projects or add a script module you can use the special merge function. It enables transfer of all pages, drivers and scripts of one project to another saving relations between commands and items. Items of the merged projects do not overlay or substitute each other. To enable the merge make sure there are no pages, drivers, script modules with same names (rename them). When merging projects with different resolutions the size of the subsidiary project will be changed to the size of the main one. See the video >>
  • Change the resolution of the project and all its items
    A ready project (for example, for iPad) can be resized for another device (if automatic resize of the project on the panel does not work for you). You can do it by changing the resolution in the settings of the ready project. Project > Project Properties > project size.
  • Fast text editing on items
    Use hot keys (not to select the text editing field manually):
    F2 - edit the text in State 1 of the item,
    Shift+F2 - edit the text in All States of the item.
  • Animated items in Gallery
    Items with more than two states are considered animated. They can play frame animation activated by different events in the system. Such items can be created from separate frames and added to Gallery of GUI Editor combining all frames in one object. See more information here.
  • Import of images in Gallery
    You can add your images in the project by dragging them in Editor Workspace (on the project page) from any folder. Import of images to Gallery is available in the right-click menu in Gallery (Import File, Import Folder). See more information here.
  • Chameleon buttons with dinamically changing color
    There are Buttons with two states in standard iRidium Gallery (folder iRidium > Buttons). All of them are blue by default. But it's not their constant value. The color can be changed depending on the project style. It can be done with the help of Chameleon Image - and image with changable color. The color of Button with Chameleon Image will correspond to the color selected for the Button border or filling. Thus, by changing the color of the Button border you change the color of Chameleon Image. See more information here.
  • Time, date, battery charge and other data for projects
    System properties of your PC or tablet computer with running iRidium can be displayed in the visualization project. There are special variables for that - System Tokens. They can be accessed via the Project Device Panel tab in GUI Editor. System Tokens are available for reading only (but some of them, for example screen brightness, can be changed). If you add them as feedback channels on project items you will be able to display the current time, date, network status, GPS and many other properties. See more information here.
  • Radio Buttons
    It is a set of graphic items which allows the user to choose only one of the preset range of options. Switchers of this type are joined in groups of two or three items. There is no separate graphic item type for creating Radio Buttons. They are synchronized with each other via the common project variable - Project Token which stores the current state if the group and sends it to each item of the group. You can see the example of creating Radio Buttons for creating the project menu here.
  • Vertical/horizontal design
    iRidium projects can contain pages with different orientation which are "alternative" to each other. The selection of which page to show is made by the client application and depends on the position of the control panel. When you turn the control panel, the project also turns. See information about setting up pages with different orientation here.
  • Screensaver
    It is any project page which will automatically open, if the user doesn't do anything with the project for some time. It is activated in the project settings. See more information here.
  • Hyperlinks (URL), mailto, tel, sms, ...
    URL (Universal Resource Locator) — is a universal indicator of the resource which is used for activating some application, service or some other action on the control panel. URL-schemes are different for different OS. They are used differently on Windows, iOS, Android. The most popular way of using URL-schemes is opening hyperlinks in the window of the standard browser. See information about using URL-schemes on different OS here.
  • "Mutex" popus (Popup Group)
    If you can select a group of popups in your project, which can never be shown together, such popups can be considered mutex. They can be placed in Popup Group for convenience, It allows you to open only one of the popups in the group at a time and close all the previous one automatically. Popup Group is available in the Projects Overview window. See more information here.
  • Create an item with equal sides
    If you press on the Ctrl key when using the Draw Item tool, the item, created in Workspace, will be square and not rectangular with random sides. The size of the square is defined by the cursor.
  • Grid in Editor Workspace
    To position project items in the grid with the preset step activate it in Editor Toolbox, the Grid button.
  • Add objects (pages, popups) to Gallery together with script files
    If you created a script module assigned to a particular project popup or page (for example, one displaying the weather or currency exchange rate), you can save the module with the page to Gallery. To do it, open Gallery, select the page, press the Alt key and drag the page from the Project Overview window to Gallery. You will see the dialog window for selecting the script file, which you should save with the page. You can use such an object in your project.
  • IP cameras, stream video
    iRidium supports processing of stream video in the H.264, MJPG formats. Stream video can be output on any graphic item of the interface similarly to a standard image. See information about setting up video in iRidium here.
  • What IP cameras work with iRidium?
    The important feature of IP cameras when working with iRidium is the possibility of receiving the direct link to the stream video in the MJPG or H.264 formats. For example, the following cameras have been tested (not all of the models, see camera specifications!): Axis, D-Link, Panasonic, Vivotec и др. See more information here.
    Do not choose cameras working via ActiveX, which requires installing the driver on PC. You cannot receive the link to the video from such cameras.
    Here is the useful resource where you can see the list of camera manufactures and types of video stream you can receive from cameras: ispyconnect.com.
    iRidium mobile is not responsible for your choice of IP cameras (recorder) and does not guarantee compatibility with particular models which haven't been tested by the company. The choice is made at your own risk.
  • Can I set up control of PTZ IP cameras (their turning and focus)?
    Control of position and focus offset of IP cameras is made with the help of the PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) commands. Usually regular GET-requests, sent by the HТТР protocol, are used. Thus, to implement PTZ control for an IP camera in iRidium you need the AV & Custom Systems (НТТР) driver which enables the setup of these commands in the project. The license AV & Custom Systems is required.
  • SIP - integration with Intercom, Video Intercom, calls between iRidium panels
    Beginning with V2.1 iRidium supports the SIP protocol for setting up voice communication between iRidium panels, other SIP-clients, other iRidium panels.
    iRidium panels work in the SIP-client mode. In order to have connection with Intercom you need to have the set up SIP server. You need to indicate the connection properties in the settings of iRidium SIP-client. iRidium provides only the client part, the server part is selected to the descretion of the integrator. The SIP driver for iRidium V2.1 can be downloaded for free from the iRidium mobile web site.
  • Notifications for iOS when the application is minimized
    Notification is a short message/sound which informs the user about changes in the system, when the application is minimized (on the background) or the control device is in the "sleep" mode. See more information here.
    On other OS the Notification function does not work. This option is available for iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) only.
  • What is an *.irgl object?
    .irgl is an object of iRidium Gallery, stored in the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\iRidium mobile2\Editor\Gallery. Such objects are not meant for adding to GUI Editor directly. If you want to add them to your Gallery, just copy the folder to the indicated directory.

Equipment, Drivers

  • How do built-in drivers drivers differ from the script ones?
    Built-in (native) drivers are included in the standard iRidium base. Such drivers are quickly set up in в GUI Editor. They are standardized and are provided with detailed instructions and examples. Script dirvers are always created on the base of the native AV & Custom Systems driver with the help of iRidium scripts (the programming language based on Java Script). They are used for controlling any systems which are not included in the standard iRidium base. Usually the script drivers are distributed with the visualization project (for example, XBMC, Sonos, iTunes, ... )
  • How can I change the IP-address of the controlled system in real time?
    It is not possible to set up two IP-addresses for one driver in the project for switching between the local network and the Internet. But you can change the IP-address of connection to the controller while working with the project. To do it, use the simple script (IR.SetParameters), which changes connection properties for the driver while it is working. See more information in the instructions for your equipment.

i2 Control, Supported OS

  • What OS does iRidium work on? What OS are planned to support in the future?
    At the moment iRidium works on the following OS:
    • Apple iOS v.6 based devices and later: iPad (all generations except iPad1), iPhone (3Gs and later), iPod touch (4 generation and later)
    • Windows 7/8 based devices: PCs, all-in-one PCs, tablet PCs
    • Android OS based devices: smartphones and tablet PCs (SD-card is required) beginning with Android 2.3
    • Mac (OS X) based devices: OS X 10.5 Leopard and later (Mac Mini, iMac, MacPro, MacBook)
    Support of other OS (Windows Phone 8, Windows RT, Linux, ...) is not planned in the nearest future. Information about support of new systems will be published on the company information resources.
  • What Android devices has iRidium been tested on?
    iRidium supports Android based smartphones and tablet PCs beginning with Android 2.3 and later. But we cannot guarantee its work on all devices, as Android is an open OS and manufactures of Android devices can make changes, which are not compatible with iRidium work. The choice of devices is made by you at your risk. We recommend to test iRidium work on the selected panel by launching a sample GUI on it.
    Lab tests of iRidium for Android were made on such devices as HTC Sensation and HTC Incredible S (UDP transport on HTC drain firmware does not work which causes inoperability of the "Search" function and forced project update for this smartphone in Transfer. The update is possible after restarting the application.), Sony Tablet S, Acer A500, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Acer Liquid and some others. The testing cannot guarantee 100% work of your project on a similar Android device due to the possible differences in the firmware and project functional.
  • Does iRidium work via 3G?
    Yes, it does. iRidium can work both via Wi-Fi and 3G. There are no specific requirements to the channel carrying capacity.
  • Will iRidium work after updating the firmware on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch?
    Do not update the firmware of your device until making sure that iRidium client has been updated accordingly. Changes in iOS can lead to problems with software work. If you have problems with the control interface after updating the firmaware, it is recommended to reinstall iRidium on your iOS device and upload the design on the device again.

iRidium Transfer

  • How many designs can be uploaded on one control device?
    The Multi-design function in Transfer allows to upload several designs on one device at a time (the number of designs is limited only by the available memory of the panel). By default the Multi-design function is not activated and only one design can be uploaded on the device. It substitutes the previous one.
  • "Unknown file format" when adding projects in Transfer
    The error with conversion can occur if the old version of Transfer cannot process some part of the project or some data in the project has been damaged. First of all, update the iRidium components on your PC. If if doesn't help, send your project to iRidium Support Team, for iRidium specialists to solve the problem.
  • Every time I start Transfer I receive a new HWID of my PC. What should I do?
    HWID is a unique device identifier. It should not change. Otherwise your license will not work. If you have such a problem there can be several explanations:
    а) you work on a virtual machine (Windows Emulator). Switch to the regular Windows based PC.
    б) you have hard disk RAID-array used on your PC. Deactivate it.

iRidium Gate

Projects

Rabobank Land van Cuijk-Maasduinen


Type of project: commercial
Company: Nabuurs
Location: The Netherlands - Boxmeer
Equipment: KNX, Helvar, Modbus, Crestron

Private residence


Type of project: individual
Company: ELSPACE  www.elspace.spb.ru
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Equipment: KNX

Showroom


Type of project: individual
Company: IntelligentBuildings  www.intelligentbuildings.ro
Location: Timisoara, Romania
Equipment: KNX, AMX

Control and monitor system of energy consumption of a building


Type of project: individual
Company: Electroholding
Location: Russia, Krasnodar
Equipment: Modbus, KNX

Penthouse


Type of project: individual
Company: Innovations and Intellect Ltd.
Location: Moscow, Russia
Equipment: KNX

Library


Type of project: standard
Company: IntelligentBuildings  www.intelligentbuildings.ro
Location: Timisoara, Romania
Equipment: KNX, AMX

House of Rock


Type of project: commercial
Company: DomVision Inc.  www.domvision.com
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Equipment: KNX, LogicMachine2, A/V equipment, Jandy Pool.

New management center of Son San Juan airport


Type of project: commercial
Company: GESAB s.a.  www.gesab.com
Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Equipment: KNX

Property in Hulta


Type of project: individual
Company: Nordic Smart Solutions AB  www.nordicsmart.se
Location: Hulta, outside Höganäs, Sweden
Equipment: KNX system with 2 iPads and 1 PC

Linglongtiandi - commercial complex, 332 apartments


Type of project: commercial
Company: Beijing Garshining Technology Co. Ltd.  www.garshining.com
Location: Beijing, China
Equipment: KNX

Residential Compound of (39) Luxury Villas in King Maryut


Type of project: commercial
Company: LOTUS GROUP  www.lotusgroup.com
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Equipment: AMX & ABB with the KNX bus

BeSmart


Type of project: individual
Company: Avtor Ltd.
Location: Russia, Tambov
Equipment: KNX, A/V equipment

SMI Concept


Type of project: individual
Company: SMI (Solutions pour Maisons Intelligentes)
Location: France
Equipment: KNX

Penthouse of Mr. Dung


Type of project: individual
Company: free-lance integrator
Location: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
Equipment: KNX, A/V equipment

My Smarthome


Type of project: individual
Company: IBEAS GmbH
Location: Germany, Bruchsal
Equipment: KNX