Creating Areas / Rooms
Clicking the settings icon in the top right will take you to the settings menu for the system. It is recommended to set up your Areas / Rooms / Circuits before setting up the various HDL devices.
Add a new Area, and enter the area name.
You can then add a new room to the Area by tapping
Add a new Room. Rooms have a name, and an Image.
There are several options for including the image:
- Select an Image from the pre-defined Online Library
- Select an Image – and take a photo with the device's built in camera, using the centre camera image button.
- Select an Image – and browse to the photo library on the iOS device, using the bottom right button which is displayed when the camera is shown.
Adding AV Controls to a Room
To add one to the room tap on
Add a new AV Control and enter the AV Control name (e.g.
Sky+ HD). You can then choose a custom icon/image and begin to add a user-interface element,
Actions or a mixture of both. A typical setup would involve sending the TV Power On/Source commands as actions, and then have the source control as the AV Interface.
Adding Circuits to a Room
Add a new Circuit and enter the circuit name (e.g.
Ceiling Spots) and select the circuit type –
Non-Dimmable Circuit, or
DMX RGB Circuit. The choice of Circuit type will determine the type of control placed in the room – On/Off with slider, On/Off only, or a Colour Wheel for selecting an RGB colour.
Adding Scenes to a Room
Add a Scene and enter the scene name, eg
Movie. You can also select whether the scene can be altered by the end-user interface (see setting a passcode for more information). Initially you will want this to be Editable, to allow you to set the scenes initially, but you can then go back in to the room & set Editable OFF to prevent the end user from altering some, or all scenes.
Adding Shade Controls to a Room
Shade controls can be used to control either curtains or blinds. Click
Add a new Curtain Control and enter a name for the control, eg
Main Curtains. Shade controls can also be either
Adding Heating and HVAC Controls
In order for the
Underfloor Heating or
HVAC controls to be available in the app interface, you must add a heating control to a room, and link that virtual heating control to the heating device channel. Simply select either
Add a new Heating Control or
Add a new HVAC Control and type in a name.
UV Switch Controls
UV Controls in the app can either be an
On Switch or an
On/Off Switch. On switches will automatically send the
off command to reset the switch after it has been activated – this is commonly used with the IR Emitters. Simply tap
Add a new UV Switch Control and enter it's
Note: Many of the Room Controls can be easily added to another room by choosing the
Add an existing _ option where available.
Once Areas and Rooms have been created, it's time to add devices.