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HomeKit & iOS 10: Automation and Remote

HomeKit & iOS 10: Automation and Remote

In addition to Eve, you may now use the new Apple Home app in iOS 10 to control your accessories, and you can access and control your home via your iPhone’s Control Center for HomeKit. HomeKit is deeply integrated into iOS, and offers additional stability and features that benefit the Eve app and Elgato HomeKit-enabled products. To use automation with timers and rules, and to access your home remotely on the go, you now need an Apple TV 4 with tvOS 10 installed, or an iPad with iOS 10 set to Home Hub mode. Apple TV 3 does not support all the new features presented by iOS 10 and HomeKit, and it is no longer available for purchase from Apple.

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iOS 10 and HomeKit

iOS 10 and HomeKit

With the release of iOS 10, Apple has taken the next big step in further enhancing its operating system for iPhone and iPad. Indeed, we are excited about all the numerous new features and improvements, but what truly thrills us is HomeKit. With iOS 10, HomeKit is finally an integral part of iOS, to such a degree that it is accessible via the Control Center. And of course, Eve and Eve products are made for iOS 10. In addition, Apple now offers users another way to control their connected home – with the app called Home.

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Eve Thermo: Exchanging defective devices

Eve Thermo: Exchanging defective devices

Thanks to speedy and helpful feedback from a few Eve Thermo customers we have become aware of a malfunction in a specific batch of products. We were able to track down the problem with the help of our partner, Eurotronic, analyze it and narrow it down to a small number of Eve Thermo devices. Elgato will exchange defective Eve Thermo units for new ones, quickly and un-bureaucratically, of course at no charge. We would like to express our gratitude to our customers for their rapid feedback and sincerely apologize for this manufacturing defect.

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Value Triggers – An Overview

Value Triggers – An Overview

In addition to numerous improvements, the latest firmware upgrade for your Eve accessories features value triggers, which you can apply to rules for automation. These value triggers include Temperature, Humidity, Air Quality, and Power, among others. In iOS 9.3.x, rules with value triggers exist and operate on the iOS device originally used to create them. By contrast, with iOS 10 and an additional Apple TV 4 running tvOS 10 in your home, rules you create on your iPhone synchronize with Apple TV 4, and triggers exist and operate on your local home network.

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Firmware Upgrade: Eve Thermo

Firmware Upgrade: Eve Thermo

Today’s firmware upgrade for Eve Thermo marks the completion of our series of upgrades for all Eve devices. Easy to install via the Eve app, it offers significantly faster connection and switching times for Eve Thermo, in addition to general performance enhancements and bug fixes. All Eve devices with upgraded firmware are fully compatible with the Home app in Apple’s upcoming iOS 10. After the firmware upgrade, Eve Thermo’s function for frost protection is activated, no matter if “Mode” is set to “on” or “off“ in Eve for Eve Thermo.

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Update: Eve 2.1 with enhancements and fixes

Update: Eve 2.1 with enhancements and fixes

Update August 2, 2016: Eve 2.1.1 now restores your measurement history if it was no longer visible following a firmware update and offers overall improvements.
In addition to numerous fixes and enhancements, Eve 2.1 comes with several improved functions:
– Improved communications architecture and status display: Eve now smartly prioritizes the transfer of information you are currently viewing.
– Smoother firmware update process: Easily upgrade your Eve accessories to take advantage of automatic display of current information, automated scene execution through rules, and improved iOS compatibility.
– Overall performance improvements.
Eve 2.1 requires iOS 9.3 or newer on your iOS devices.

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Firmware Upgrade: Eve Room

Firmware Upgrade: Eve Room

Today it is Eve Room’s turn to get a firmware upgrade, which is easy to install via the Eve app. After the firmware update, Eve Room’s temperature, humidity, and air quality measurements can be added to rules as value triggers. The upgrade also offers significantly faster connection and switching times for Eve Room, in addition to many other general improvements and bug fixes. All Eve devices that have received firmware upgrades are fully compatible with the Home app in Apple’s upcoming iOS 10. Soon we will make upgrades available for the rest of our Eve devices.

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Firmware-Upgrade: Eve Door & Window

Firmware-Upgrade: Eve Door & Window

Today it is Eve Door & Window’s turn to get a firmware upgrade, which is easy to install via the Eve app. After the firmware update, the Eve Door & Window value “Contact” (closed/open) can be added to automation rules as value triggers. The upgrade enables a new feature: you can now reset the counter for times opened. The upgrade also offers significantly faster connection and switching times for Eve Door & Window, and many other general improvements and bug fixes.

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Firmware Upgrade: Eve Energy (US version)

Firmware Upgrade: Eve Energy (US version)

Following Eve Weather, Eve Energy (US version) gets a firmware upgrade, which is easy to install via the Eve app. After the firmware update, the Eve Energy values “Power” (on/off) and “In Use” can be added to automation rules as value triggers. The upgrade enables a new feature: the counter for total consumption may now be reset. The upgrade also offers significantly faster connection and switching on/off times for Eve Energy.

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Firmware Upgrade: Eve Weather

Firmware Upgrade: Eve Weather

Eve Weather is the first of the Eve devices to get a firmware upgrade, which is easy to install via the Eve app. After the firmware upgrade, Eve Weather’s temperature and humidity can be added to rules as value triggers, air pressure can be adjusted for the altitude of the location in Eve Weather’s preferences. The upgrade also offers significantly faster connection and switching times for Eve Weather, in addition to many other general improvements and bug fixes.

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