You indeed said shortly after Ezlo acquired Vera that you would start developing a new firmware. But… you also promised to improve the Vera firmware, solve bugs make it more stable.
A lot of quotes from yourself can be found in the MIOS Acquisition thread
@hienry_k9 already put quite some quotes in the thread on Ezlo controllers Beta enrollment.
Some other quotes from yourself in this same thread (aug and sept 2018:
So all about improving the Vera firmware!
You also asked which devices we would like to be integrated into Vera (so not Ezlo !!) See thread: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,103048.0.html
The same counts for which zwave devices we want to get integrated in Vera.
In several threads promises were made by your employees AFTER aug 2018 to integrate new devices. “it is on our roadmap” "It will be integrated in the next firmware release.
And on the getvera website all 3 Vera controllers are still for sale. Stating that hundreds of zwave devices are supported. And also here is mentioned that users can ask for integration of new zwave devices, just fill in a form and it will be done. These are also promises !!!
And in fact you also introduced some firmware updates. 7.29 was a good one with clear improvements on stability and new devices integrated. 7.30 was a disaster (something with “christmas lights on” without using Alexa, I’m, sure you remember). 7.31 als brought good steps in improvement and stability. A next version 7.32 was also mentioned several times.
So the point I want to make: you did make promises to improve and support the Vera Firmware including adding new devices.
But… some devices that were promised are still not added. For example Aeotec Doorbell 6. As far as I know it is the only zwave doorbell.
There are more examples (e.g. Fibaro implant).
And now it seems like any development of Vera firmware is stopped and focus is 100% on Ezlo firmware.
@melih I have three further questions:
- Will there be a new Vera firmware version ?
- Will “new” (some are already > 2 year on the market) zwave devices will be added in Vera firmware as promised
- Do you still support users that have problems with their current Vera controllers running on Vera firmware (as there is not yet an officially introduced and well tested alternative) ?
You said you are happy to answer my questions, so please do.
Thanks in advance !