Archive for January, 2011

xLobby xPad Interface Diagrams

The xLobby xPad system provides complete control over xLobby and can also interface and control any device connected to the system through IR, RS232, IP-UDP network commands. Any tablet device can now become a universal remote control system for any type of A\V equipment.

itouch xLobby Control

xPad Device Control Diagram

xPad Interface to Hardware

xPad Hardware Control Diagram

Wes Black

xLobby Update January 2011

Just a quick news update on a few things we are working on….! The xNet Ipad, Android based web interface is being updated weekly, so keep checking your xLobby bleeding edge updates in setup for new features and improvements.

xLobby Redirect Command Screenshot

xLobby Screenshot, New xnet redirect command. (Client Server Command) This new command provides a simple method for sending commands to other xLobby systems on your network. The redirect command must be the first item in the event all events after it will be sent to the specified xLobby on the network. Further details and examples will be posted soon.

xLobby New IR-RS232 Sidebar Screenshot

xLobby Screenshot, New Control Side panel menu. The new left side control panel in the skin editor will provide a more efficient way to create simple user interfaces and add IR, RS232 commands, this is a work in progress and considered beta, available in the current xLobby V3 release.

xLobby Template Example

xLobby Screenshot, Screen Template concept. This will eventually make it into a future release of xLobby and will provide a simple method for us and users to add premade screens for everyone to upload-download, to use and share with other users. All feedback is welcome or any additional ideas or features requests.

 

This news post is subject to changes and updates.

 
Wes Black

The first new xLobby release for 2011. Many new features and updates to the xLobby V3 platform are in the works…..stay tunned !

xLobby V3 – 3.0.11014.31
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0000902: [web server] normal rectangles don’t show correctly (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000917: [generic] spiders dvd do not give any information (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000913: [web server] Web server- client /web cannot show some characters (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000910: [generic] download cover art from “web” could cause crash in rare cases (1×1 gif image result) (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000908: [skin editor] “none” background caused problems on new web interface (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000907: [client/server] new feature under xnet, send server skin folder to clients (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000906: [generic] when searching for covers modified searches are ignored sometimes (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000905: [web server] “hidden” buttons are no longer visible (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000904: [web server] a “server” command will not be converted into a web link (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000903: [web server] any command containing goto or overlay will be converted into a single web link (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000921: [skin editor] setting button image to “none” shows up yellow on restart (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000920: [generic] click sounds don’t work on input buttons that have no events (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000919: [content playback] “set next track” option (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000894: [animation] the new cat text scroll can not be turned off (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000912: [web server] Back does not work on a /web client (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000924: [generic] “music->playlist item set next” Sets the selected track to be the next track in the playlist (stevenhanna6) – resolved.

Download from updates under setup or full downloads from Mantis or My xLobby. 

Wes Black

xLobby CES 2011

xLobby was at CES 2011 demonstrating the latest V3 improvments and features now with the xPad integration for web enabled devices. There was a lot of intrest in xLobbys 2 way control from Ipads, phones and other mobile, network devices based on internet explorer, mozilla, safari and the android OS browsers.

xLobby Booth CES 2011

More Than 140K Attended CES 2011. Some technologies moving forward with lot of new features and improvements were Internet based TV’s, Android tablet based hardware and more 3D products.

Tablets everywhere, CES: Android tablet preview:

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20026183-283.html

Motorola Xoom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUGNCIozp0&feature=player_embedded

Archos 101 Tablet now available, 8GB $299.00, 16GB $ 349.00

http://www.archos.com/products/ta/archos_101it/index.html?country=us&lang=en

Engadget Review

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/24/archos-70-and-101-internet-tablet-review/

CES: MSI shows WinPad 100A

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20027921-283.html

Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series Tablet-PC:

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20027967-283.html?tag=mncol;cnetRiver

Acer Tablet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SmsZwtNAbo

Vizio Phone & Tablet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23nazv_p01s

Samsung Smart TV:

http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2011/01/samsung-smart-tvs-get-a-lot-smarter-at-ces.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNx2iFA-3yU&playnext=1&list=PL6C4518824AD1EB2E&index=54

Some cool CES technology

Beamz Player

http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2011/01/samsung-smart-tvs-get-a-lot-smarter-at-ces.html

The Cool Gadgets:

http://thecoolgadgets.com/tag/ces-2011/

This news post is subject to changes or updates.
Wes Black