New firmware and a short message from the team
A little bit later than we’d hope for, we’ve now finally released a new firmware update for the Almond+. This time, you’ll have to update the firmware via the web UI of your Almond+, so please follow the instructions provided. The new version is R065 and it brings with it a wealth of new features, improvements and fixes and we have a full breakdown of changes in the forum.
Key features include:
- Range Extender/Bridge mode
- Access Point
- LCD backlight time-out option
- LCD screen lock
- Hidden SSID’s
- Updated Wi-Fi driver
- Improvements to the LCD and local web UI
We’d strongly suggest that you update to the new firmware version, as beyond adding the features mentioned above, it also includes a lot of other behind the scenes fixes and improvements. If you’re experiencing any issues after upgrading to this firmware, we suggest you do a factory reset, as some things like the Wi-Fi settings can have issues due to the updated Wi-Fi drivers. You can find instructions and a download link here - http://forum.securifi.com/index.php/topic,1396.0.html
By now, we’ve shipped to about two thirds of our backers and over the next couple of weeks we aim to have shipped to just about everyone. Note that TNT is having some issues with their tracking system, but we’ve yet to get a definite answer from them when this will be fixed.
A short message from the Almond+ Team
Shipping the Almond+ has been a very emotional rollercoaster for us and inasmuch as we’re happy that we’re finally shipping the Almond+ to our backers, we know that we still have a lot of work to do. We’re a small, but dedicated team and we know that quite a few core features that we promised weren’t there at day one. Today’s firmware update addresses many of those, but far from all of them. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback, but also some negative feedback. We take all feedback seriously, be it good or bad. We’re still working on resolving some issues and many of you have been very helpful already when it comes to tracking down issues and even providing solutions on how to fix them. Shipping is really just the start of the next chapter of the Almond+, as together with you, or backers, we have the opportunity to make this a product that all of us will be happy with.
The Almond+ Team