It’s been a couple of week since our last update and we wanted to start with letting you know that the feedback from the beta testers that have received their units so far has been positive. We’ve put up a list of sensors that we’ve tested and verified and you can find that list here http://www.securifi.com/sensors.
We’ll be moving this over to a Wiki at a later stage, but we’re still setting the Wiki up and it requires some additional testing on our side, so the sensor page is a temporary solution for the time being. We’ll be updating it as we add support for more devices. We’ve got a bunch of sensors and devices coming from Fibaro and Everspring that we’ll be testing and adding support for in addition to what’s on the relatively short list that we have at the moment.
The software team is working on eradicating as many bugs as they can from the code for the Almond+ and we’ve included a screenshot that shows you the current web app interface for sensor control. This is still very much in Alpha, but it’s coming along nicely. We’ll bring you a video of this and more once we’re back from MWC in Barcelona at the end of this month. We know we haven’t quite delivered as much on the video front as we’ve promised and we’ll improve on this from next month.
At the bottom of this update we’ve also provided some additional pictures of the packaging for the Almond+, as per earlier requests. Things might still change, but this is what we’ve shipped the beta units in.
We should be sending out the shipping information surveys come next week, as we want to make sure we get all the information in nice and early, as it’s very important we have that in time, not only for shipping, but also for the production. The reason for this is that we’re offering the Almond+ not only in five different colour combinations with two different power adaptors, which in itself adds a bit of a logistics issue, but the real challenge is to make sure that we put the right Z-Wave chip into the right colour enclosure and package it with the right power adapter.
Just to make things clear so that there’s no confusion, the Almond+ will be available with the following Z-Wave frequencies, 868.4MHz, 908.4MHz, 919.8MHz, 921.4MHz, 922.5-926.3MHz (Korea is not supported) and you will be able to select a different region in the survey than the one you pledged for originally. If you live in any other region, we’ll offer an option to disable the Z-Wave in your Almond+.
The Almond+ Team