Archive for September, 2008

V3 Update

I know we posted news on a V3 release 2 weeks ago but we ran into some minor bugs and interface issues that we wanted to correct first as well as adding a few new important items. As you can tell the website is also undergoing some changes.

Updated list about xLobby V3

1. Drag and drop events

2. Right click with edit functions

3. New skin editor design environment with new features

4. Calendar based event management

5. Builtin speech engine with user definable TTS events

6. Rotating background images option

7.  Skin preview window

8. Lock items in the skin editor

9. Button graphic images shown in list view

10. Single, Group, Multiple Element editing functions

11. Russound, UPB-PCS, Insteon full 2 way services

12. Bookmark for the DVD media player, prompts users to start at the beginning of a movie or the last position the movie was stopped. Requires 5 minutes into each title for this feature to work.

13. Rename or delete Movie titles in the movie library from the user interface

14. Automatically read DVD titles from the disk before importing to the movie library

15. Next and previous page buttons in the spider menus for movies and music

Steven will post more details on fixes, features for xLobby V3 when it is ready for download under the My xLobby section. We are trying to get a build with the new lighting and russound services out over this weekend.

Wes Black

Cedia 2008

We had a great time at Cedia in Denver. The booth was busy and it was nice to see many fimiliar faces. We introduced many new calrad products and new xLobby hardware and of course Ver 3 of the software. Special thanks to several individuals that helped us make this a fun and productive show, Darryl Swanson for all his efforts at the booth especially with xLobby and the large group of canadians that attended the show. He is our Sales Represenitive in Canada. Anyone interested in Calrad products and xLobby can contact him at:

Swanson Agency
Maple Ridge, Canada, Tel: (604) 290-3118

Also I would like to thank Roman Lee and Jack from Infinity systems for the support of there CCTV DVRs and cameras used with all of our xLobby systems. If anyone is interested in there products, see there contact details below.

Infinity Security Systems, Inc.
973 S. Meridian Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803
626.284.0044 Tel
626.284.0045 Fax

Website: www.infinitycctv.com
sales@infinitycctv.com

And finally, Scott Klodowski, Mike Hauk from Pulseworx (UPB-PCS) for assisting us with xLobbys product demonstrations at the booth and at the individual designated Cedia training rooms. Anyone interested in UPB-PCS products can visit there website at:

Powerline Control Systems, Inc.
19201 Parthenia St., Suite J
Northridge, CA 91324
Toll free: 888-701-9831
Phone: 818-701-9831
Fax: (818) 701-1506
Website: http://www.pulseworx.com/

One last person. Thanks to Terry Kandel from Kandel Media Group a long time friend for introducing customers and other potential partners to the world of xLobby and also for helping us at the booth and with setting up the xLobby product demos at Cedia.

A few images from the show:

cedia-1.jpg

cedia-3.jpg

cedia-2.jpg

Wes Black

Bye Bye Ver 2, V3 Full Release

The Last V2 build is now posted under the My xLobby: 2008-09-10, Build 2.0.8254.0 Rev R, with minor imporvements and bug fixes. A full version of xLobby V3 will be uploaded over the week end. With information regarding the build to be outlined next week.

A Few items to mention about xLobby V3

1. Drag and drop events

2. Right click with edit functions

3. New skin editor design environment

4. Calendar based event management

5. Builtin speech engine

6. Rotating background images option

7.  Skin preview window

8. Lock items in the skin editor

9. Button graphic images shown in list view

10. Single, Group, Multiple Element editing functions

11. Russound, UPB-PCS, Insteon full 2 way services

xlobvby-v3-f2-setup-menu.jpg

The old F2 menu is now Alt + F2

xlobby-v3-skin-editor-tile.jpg

New xLobby V3 Skin Editor

More details to follow.

Wes Black