Archive for August, 2009

xLobby V3 – 3.0.9242.15
0000641: [skin editor] ctrl+a, select all items added (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000642: [skin editor] crash changing opacity on an item (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000643: [skin editor] even editor “paste to top” button added (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000644: [skin editor] “auto expand” check box added to event editor (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000645: [skin editor] new variables “%xlobby>speaking%” and “%xlobby>speechenabled%” (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000647: [generic] hvac screen updated and menu item added to main menu screen (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000648: [skin editor] copy/paste button style added to right click context menu (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000649: [generic] when using speech feedback, lower music until speech is finished (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000650: [content playback] zone audio scale not very accurate, mutes around 80% mark (stevenhanna6) – resolved.


Screenshot showing new right click commands, copy and paste a style from one button to another. Also new featues in the Event Editor.

1. Auto Expand checkbox, when checked the events list will automatically expand to show event settings for each command.

2. Paste Top, pastes copied event to the top of the Event list instead of the bottom using the Paste command. This helps minimize the use of the events Up\Down buttons to place the pasted event closer to the top.

This news post is subject to change.


Wes Black

Next V3 Release

The next V3 release will include some new features and bug fixes.



Event Editor Screenshot

New Features:

1. The (Paste top) button will past any events that are copied and put them at the top of the event list, the paste button by default will paste  new events at the bottom of the event editor list.

2. The (Auto Expand) check box when selected automatically expands any new commands that are added to the event list, such as the set screen password.


Options Menu Screenshot

Speech Options:

1. (Test) Selecting the test button will produce speech

2. (Toggle) The toggle button turns the speech engine on or off

3. (Speaking Variable to toggle a graphic image on\off)  %xlobby>speaking%

4. (Speech Enabled Variable) Speech enabled: %xlobby>speechenabled%

5. Speaking variable for (Text toggle on\off) : Speaking: %xlobby>speaking%

6. Speaking variable for (Image toggle on\off) : %xlobby>speaking%

MCE Remote

7. (MCE Remote) Enables or disables MCE Remote conrols

Wireless Keyboard

8. (Keyboard Shorcuts) Enable and disable Keyboard Shortcuts

This page is subject to changes and updates.



Wes Black

Calrads 40-40AN2420\2440 USB Video Display Adapter works with all xLobby systems (XP and Vista).


pdf brochure file link: 40-40an2420-product-sheet

This news post is subject to updates and changes.

Wes Black

Current xLobby home installation with 10 Zones of  HVAC control using Insteon products.

Parts List:

1 – Insteon PLC, Part # 2414U


1 – Insteon wireless access point, Item# 2443


1 – Venstar Thermostat – INSTEON Remote Control Thermostat 7-Day Programmable, Item# 2491T7




Wes Black

Calrads new small surface mount IR receiver can recieve IR signals from one location and re-distribute signals to multiple ir emitters. Works with all xLobby systems.


pdf brochure file link: 92-165

Wes Black

New xLobby V3 Build 3.0.9212.46

xLobby V3 – 3.0.9212.46
0000622: [generic] service data update speed tweak (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000624: [content playback] when using clone mode, mediaplayer screen shows transport controls for playback (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000623: [skin editor] visibility can be set to “default false” for dynamic variables (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000621: [skin editor] command order for ir command is ordered now (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000620: [content playback] movies with single subtitles could not enable subtitles (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000619: [generic] hit close the on system tray closes cloned display now (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000618: [skin editor] don’t save and close added (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000617: [content playback] bluray logo and overlay added to media player (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000616: [content playback] when movie is playing don’t play navigation sounds (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000496: [content playback] when display is on secondary monitor, i cannot access the dvd menu (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000633: [services] russound speed fixes and tweaks (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000632: [services] russounds with more then one controller did not function correctly (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000634: [services] display cover art for a russound zone, “zone>%xservice>russound>zone 1>name%>image” (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000635: [services] plm insteon enrollment fix (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000636: [generic] touchscreen lockout had multithreded commmands should have been non threaded (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000325: [generic] X10 Remote, Vol up down are switched (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000637: [client/server] client remote zone image not refresh on clear playlist (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000631: [services] russound keypad “stop” now clears the playlist and set it to “no track” (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000630: [skin editor] combo boxes can now be edited to all for the use of variables (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000629: [services] new russound variable added “name” can be used instead of “source” (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000628: [skin editor] combo box for commands are sorted now (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000627: [skin editor] screen enter and exit events can now be local events (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000626: [skin editor] copy/paste buttons would cause new buttons not to be selected in some cases (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000625: [services] service variables on an overlay are not updated correctly when overlay is open (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000434: [content playback] Delay between progress-bar presses (10 seconds) is WAY too long. (stevenhanna6) – resolved.
0000638: [generic] renaming a movie causing thumbnail to go missing (stevenhanna6) – resolved.

This news post is subject to change.


Wes Black