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Thread: Promixis Girder 5 BETA soon!!

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    Default Promixis Girder 5 BETA soon!!

    Dear customers,

    We are proud to announce that Girder 5 is in heavy development and
    nearing it's first public beta. Some of the new features that Girder
    5 will offer are:

    1. Vista Compatibility for all versions

    We are testing and modifying Girder 5 to work smoothly work with
    Windows Vista.

    2. Watchdog

    The Watchdog will keep en eye on Girder and it's plugins. If
    something goes wrong
    and Girder can no longer run, the watchdog will step up and
    restart Girder.

    3. Device Manager (Pro)

    This fabulous new feature will save you countless hours setting
    up your house
    controls. You configure what devices you have in your house once
    inside Girder and from there
    on every Promixis Automation Product! With Girder's integrated
    web server, the Device Manager automatically builds web pages of
    all your devices so you can control them from anywhere. Combined
    with NetRemote 2.0, the new Device Manager will automatically
    generate interfaces to control your devices.


    4. Component Manager (All)

    A centralized system for add and managing extensions to Girder 5.
    Makes adding extensisons to Girder easy. Components can be
    writting in Lua or any language that compiles into a DLL that
    Girder can load. Works with existing plugins as well, replacing
    the previous plugin manager

    5. Overhauled UI (All)

    For Girder 5 we are reworking some of the ways in which Girder's
    UI works. We've taken your input and
    are making Girder 5 even more user friendly.


    Upgrading
    We give a discount of 50% of the purchase price of the previous version for the new Girder version. Example:
    You bought Girder 4 Pro for $99.99 and would like to buy Girder 5 WHP (149.99). You qualify for a discount of ($99.99 * 50% = $49.99) and the final purchase price before taxes would be $100.
    Contact sales@promixis.com to receive the upgrade coupon.

    - Ron
    Last edited by Ron; August 7th, 2008 at 09:52 AM.
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    Hey Ron

    Just a quick question.

    Will the new Girder 5 Pro allow for Whole House usage?

    I dont see a Whole House version for V5?

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    Yes, the Pro version is a whole home license.

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    Cool - Sign me up.

    I was going to upgrade to Whole Home G4 anyway.

    One final question. With G5 still being Alpha/Beta - I dont want to upset my production HTPC.

    I plan to Install G5 on my X10 Control and Media Server, but leave G4 working on my HTPC Primary.

    So to the question already:

    Will G4 & G5 play nice across a network as they will need to talk to each other in my set-up?

    <code>G4 exists on main HTPC front end & Firefly Remote Interface
    G5 exists on X10 Control Server and Media Server.</code>

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    G4-G5 communication works as we have not changed that protocol.
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    Good answer

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    Your upgrade cost list suggest that only a Full Pro version will be available. If there will be other versions (ie STD version), what will be there upgrade costs?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_S View Post
    Your upgrade cost list suggest that only a Full Pro version will be available. If there will be other versions (ie STD version), what will be there upgrade costs?

    Thanks
    Hi Bob, the standard version of G5 will not be functionally all that different from G4. So unless you are using the home automation features of Girder and NetRemote there will not be (at least at this time) much reason to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
    Hi Bob, the standard version of G5 will not be functionally all that different from G4.
    Mike, is sounds like there well be a V5 STD version. Great! Having just purchased the V4 STD version this month, I was interested if I would be allowed to upgrade to the V5 STD at little or no cost.

    Thanks

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    The Girder 5 STD will be pretty much the same as the Girder 4 STD so yes you will be allow to upgrade at little or no cost.
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