Unfortunately, V-Control 4 looks ugly on Raspberry Pi’s Pixel desktop. But we have a solution for that. Use Ubuntu Mate https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/
Today the promised Raspberry Pi version of V-Control is available for download. Please keep in mind that the power of a Raspberry is much less then a core i CPU.
The main application for V-Control for ARM should be small projects that require a low-cost platform and small form factor.
We also released the first Beta of V-Control 4.0 64 Bit for Linux. It was tested with Ubuntu 17.10 and Linux Mint 18.3, but should run on all distros with GTK3 support.
We are still looking for volunteers that help us testing the MAC OSX version. At the moment we assume that there is not much interest in a MAC OSX version, because nobody want’s to help us yet.
Today we released our brand new V-Control 4. The first release has beta status and is available for Windows 64 Bit only. Other platforms will follow, including Raspberry Pi.
New in V-Control 4
Schüco, the market leader for innovative building envelopes, has opened a new show room at its base in Bielefeld, Germany. Responsible for the multi media installation was the company VisionConcept from Hamburg. Project manager from VisionConcept was Frank Schubach. VisionConcept uses V-Control and some V-IO boxes to do the control part of the job. Continue reading “VisionConcept uses V-Control in Schüco Showroom”
One of the new features of V-Control 3.7.14 is the ability of the build in web server to handle WebSockets. This allows us to establish a stable, bidirectional connection between a web application and V-Control. The benefit of a bidirectional connection is, that our web application does not have to poll the V-Control web server to get status changes. As far as a status change of a device occurs, the information is sent to the web application. All we need is to write a handler for this status message and show the new status in our GUI.
Today the IAA in Frankfurt (Germany) opens for the public. I use this event as an opportunity to report on V-Control used as Show Control system. As far as I know, V-Control is used on the following booths: Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Bentley, Seat and Skoda. Responsible for media technology on all this booths is the company XL Video from Hamburg. XL Video trusts in V-Control since 2007.
Since Version 3.7 we publish V-Control under GPLv3 license. As far as we know, this is the only multi platform Open Source software that is suitable for professional show-control, conference rooms and facility automation. Continue reading “V-Control is now under GPLv3”