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Offline Ndemarco

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Multiwave update needed
« on: May 27, 2012, 07:57:14 pm »
Don't get too excited. I have no new news.

Does anyone know if MCV has any news on VERA controlling the temperature?

Does Intermatic have any upates on being compatible with Z-Wave protocols beyond 2.78?

We must keep the collective pressure on MCV and Intermatic.

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 02:53:04 pm »
Where do you go to check the firmware availability for Intermatic?

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 10:55:11 am »
it used to be at www.poolandspacontrols.com but it looks like intermatic has changed the site and I can no longer find the firmware downloads.

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 08:22:53 am »
Send a message to uskiman. He works for Intermatic.

Nick

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 12:48:52 pm »
Send a message to uskiman. He works for Intermatic.

Nick

Just found the 3.2 update is now posted!.  Only problem is the instructions on how to do this are not showing up...  I have the update and the fancy USB dongle, just dont know the steps.

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 02:11:17 am »
Yeah that URL is borked.  You should email or call them to get them to fix it.

Found this, but it is light on details...
"No more paying for costly software upgrades!  Purchase the Intermatic MultiWave transceiver USB stick for your computer; and you can upgrade both the MultiWave handheld and controller software with ease.  Locate the MultiWave upgrade file on our website for the latest software for your system.  Download and wirelessly install the upgrade software to your handheld and controller with the USB stick.  We are adding new manufacturers and expanding our control capabilities every day.  If we don't recognize your equipment today, we will in the near future."


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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 11:42:17 pm »
3.2 update is http://www.intermatic.com/en/Products/Pool_and_Spa/Electronic_Controls/MultiWave/MultiWave_Timer_Series/PE653RC.aspx.

I pushed a message out to Intermatic asking for more detail on upgrading and to fix the upgrade instruction link,

Notes are:

Improved temperature range display starting at 12?F
Adjust actuators between pool and spa for freeze protection up to 30 minutes
Assign specific circuits to activate when freeze setpoint is detected
Set OFF time only schedules
Controller displays Out of Range when communication is lost
Set heater temperature to as low as 40°F for better flexibility
Controller display highlights current mode and temperature
Turn heater OFF for pool mode
Enable or disable heater safety feature
Controller communicates directly with AutoPilot Chlorinator
« Last Edit: April 02, 2014, 08:39:31 am by Ndemarco »

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 03:55:27 pm »
Hello everyone,

We now have the new 3.2 version of the MultiWave software posted on the Intermatic website.  I tested the website and successfully downloaded both the program/firmware and instructions for installing.  Remember, you must have the USB Zwave stick to update your system.  The 3.2 firmware address many issues brought to our attention by our current customer base, however, it does not address the Verde issues which reside on their side of the program.  A 3.3 update will be available later this year along with a new actuator controller that greatly enhances the functionality of the system.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 
Thanks!
Allen

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 06:50:35 pm »
Hi Allen. Thanks for the information. A few questions to help as I plan to do the upgrade in a week.  I only have a few day window so need to have success.

No mention is made regarding Zwave communications. When the Intermatic system was originally installed we had to connect it with Vera first and then the handheld controller. IN the new software installation how does Vera connection occur. Does it maintain the current connection or do we need to reinstall it. If it needs to be reinstalled do we need to remove the pool controller from Vera before beginning the process.

Any guidance will be extremely helpful.

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 01:07:13 pm »
yeah! thanks for continuing development of this product!

I'm still anxiously awaiting solar control, though. :D

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 01:55:00 pm »
Hi. Looking for some help/guidance on updating th epool controller software. I am at the house, have the CA8700 z wave stick and have tried repeatedly to do the update. Each time when I get to step 14 and click on IFirmwareUpdate and press Connect (it shows a zwave netwok at that time) it results in an error box stating "Warning the default file is invallid ..."

Any ideas how to get through this/

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 02:38:23 pm »
I got that too. Just go to file/open and pick the 3.2 file. I think it is a bug in the fw loader program.


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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 02:48:27 pm »
Spoke with Intermatic at length. To do an update you must have the handheld linked to the pool controller and not a secndary controller after Vera.  So exclude both and include the handheld direct to the pool controller. That worked (so far ...)

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 11:29:58 am »
yeah, I had to do that too.

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Re: Multiwave update needed
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2013, 11:56:01 am »
Ah, but then what? I have not been able to reprogram the handheld, and until I do so it does not know that the pool heater is to be controlled. Ugh!