Operating system: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Free hard drive space: at least 1 GB
RAM: at least 2 GB
Software platform: at least Microsoft .NET 4.5
The Expert Software 4.9.0 is to be used in conjunction with the following end devices:
Gira HomeServer 4
Gira FacilityServer 4
It is only possible to update to firmware version 4.9.0 from the following versions:
New features and improvements
Repartitioning of the HomeServer memory this eliminates the previous max. project size and enables larger projects to be created.
USB firmware transfer The firmware transfer via an RS232 connection is not required, the firmware can now be upgraded and downgraded using a bootable USB stick.
USB project transfer The project firmware transfer via an RS232 connection is not required, the project can now be loaded to the HomeServer using a bootable USB stick.
Support of new Gira KNX-USB interface (from 2019) The previous Gira KNX-USB interface will be replaced by a revised version. The new KNX-USB interface supports the “KNX Long Frame” and is “KNX Secure Ready”. The previous KNX USB interface will continued to be supported.
Digest authentication for cameras When setting up a camera, a choice can be made between the “Basic” and “Digest” authentication procedure. Note: Digest authentication works in the HTML/Ajax Visu and in the HS Client.
If-Then logic mode A logic node that was developed with HSL2.0 and uses the URL endpoints. This provides the end user with a simple interface for configuring If-Then rules.
Scene logic node Two logic nodes that were developed with HSL2.0 and use the URL endpoints. This provides the end user with a simple interface for configuring scenes.
Sonos logic node Two logic nodes for controlling up to 8 Sonos speakers.
Support of the KNX group address range up to 31/7/255 (a total of 65535 ext. COs possible)
TLS1.0 function discontinued The obsolete and vulnerable TLS1.0 function has been expanded. Note: The Expert 4.9.0 no longer supports the older Controls 9 and 19 Clients 1 variants.
Completely revised standard function templates
Symbols in front of every function template
Text and/or symbol on a button
PIN retrieval only for ON and/or OFF
Adapted button colours (for easier reading)
Plug-in call via function template (e.g. for switching with counter)
Support of positively-driven operation (e.g. for blinds and shutters)
Scene plus can call HS Scene or KNX Scene (up to 4 scenes per function template)
Camera plug-in 2.0
Full-surface display in design 1 and 4 (Control 19)
Up to four camera images (jpg) in the overview (quadrant and over the entire surface)
Universal Player plug-in 2.0 (Sonos) The plug-in can be used in combination with the Sonos logic nodes and can control up to 8 Sonos speakers.
Music control function template (Sonos) The function template can be used in combination with the Sonos logic nodes.
Coloured counters The counters on the menu tiles can now also be displayed in colour. The colour can be changed via a CO.
Coloured menu page tiles Main menu tiles that point to lower-level menu tiles can be given a “coloured corner”.
Password procedure for initial login in QuadClient In the initial commissioning phase, the user (user from QuadClient Config Editor) does not have to enter his/her password again
References A list of references can be called at any time for all the available elements in the project
Functions Remove including references In the area of building structure and also trades, the function “Remove with references” can be used
Window arrangements The arrangements of the individual windows function templates, plug-ins, building structure, menu etc. can be quickly defined for the individual configuration steps using buttons (the existing profiles are used for this). The arrangements can be adapted and saved.
User group filtering The assignment of the elements to individual user groups can be filtered. Then only the elements of the filter user groups are displayed.
Function in the trade A function template is not always automatically inserted in the Trades view, but only if required.