We are please to announce the release of firmware 2.0 today. Version 2.0 is a major upgrade from 1.2.x. The new firmware is designed for the newer controller 2.0, but is also backward compatible to the old controller.
Features added in 2.0 are:
1. Static IP address settings. Please note the new tab called Networking. This is where you’d set up networking settings for the controller. You will have the option of assigning a fixed IP address instead of DHCP.
2. Delay between zones: if you pump water from a well and need to let the well water catch up, you can tell the controller to pause between zone runs. Note that this is done at the program level to give you greater flexibility.
3. Delay after rain: You can tell the controller to automatically delay X number of days after the rain sensor is tripped (due to rain). This feature is designed to comply with some of California’s water restriction rules.
4. Flow sensor support: If you have a flow sensor installed, purchase a BlueSpray Flow Sensor Reader to provide live flow reporting, leak detection with automatic shutoff.
5. Count down timer: You will be able to see how much time is left in a run for each zone.
6. Detailed system log and improve history chart: The controller logs every event and keeps the records for up to one year. Water history report now also shows how much water has been used alongside with how long it watered.
7. Faster API: We improved API speed which results in faster page loading.
But the biggest difference between 1.2.x and 2.0 is that there is no more Standalone or Service or Internet mode. We made it simpler by adding Discovery mode. The Discovery mode is designed for local access. In 2.0, when you slide the reset switch down, the controller will operate a hotspot with the name bluespray after the switch is down for 30 seconds. You will be able to connect to the bluespray hotspot for local access, configure the controller, etc. When done, just slide the switch back up and the hotspot will go away.
Please note that the controller’s IP address while in Discovery mode is 192.168.123.1, not 192.168.1.1 any more.
If you have any issues or questions, please contact our support group at email@example.com.