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Announcements / New feature (server side)
« on: November 22, 2013, 11:01:21 am »
Along with the release of v1.1 firmware, we're also introducing a new feature that will help you access your controller without DNS.

If you've registered your controller, you have created an account with BlueSpray.  Now if you log onto your account (via the "Account" tab on our web site), you will be able to access your controller and your account.

NOTE: You must set up Port Forwarding in order to access your controller from the internet.  This feature assumes that you have successfully set up Port Forwarding from your router to your controller.

After logging in, on the "Controller access" tab, you will see a list of the controller(s) that you've registered.  The "Controller name" is the name of your controller (modifiable at the controller).  The "Protocol" column is either "http" or "https", the protocol you'd prefer to access your controller from the internet.  The "Remote host" column is the pubic IP address of your router.  The "Port" column is the port number that you have set your router to "port forward" to.  The "Save" button will save your changes to "Protocol" and "Port".  The "Go" button will take you to your controller providing that you have set up port forwarding correctly and the controller is up and running.

Tip: If your ISP constantly changes your router's public IP address, you should change the "Heartbeat Interval" to a lower value at the controller, under the "Operations" tab.  What that does is tell the controller to ping the server more often, better chance of catching the IP address changes.  The default and maximum heartbeat value is 24 hours.  The minimum is 1 hour.

We will be working a phone version of the account page.  Stay tuned.

Announcements / Firmware v1.1 is released
« on: November 22, 2013, 10:47:33 am »
We are please to announce the release of BlueSpray firmware version 1.1.  Please read the Firmware Update thread for details of what is included in this release.

Firmware updates / BlueSpray firmware v1.1 update
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:55:10 pm »
We are pleased to announce the release of BlueSpray firmware version 1.1.

New features in this release:

* Phone UI: the phone UI is now functional.  You can do almost everything with the phone as tablet or computer.  The web UI will detect whether if you're using a phone and automatically switches to the phone UI.

* Calendar view: you are now able to view and cancel future runs, 1 week at a time.

* Zone watering order: no need to re-connect your wires.  Just click on the sprinkler head icon and sort the zones in the order that you want them to water.

* One click watering: single click on the zone to water, right click to edit it.  For tablet, press and hold to edit.

* Zone text color: you can change the color of the name of the zone to stand out from your background picture.

* Ability to set effective date: in schedule settings, you can set the effective date for each run.  It's helpful for runs that skip X number of days.  For example, if you want to water every 2 weeks from Tuesday (water restrictions), set the interval to skip every 13 days and set effective date to a Monday.

* Heartbeat interval: for those routers that changes DHCP IP address often.  You can set the heartbeat interval to something smaller (default 24 hrs).

Please download the latest firmware from our support page and update:

If you have any questions or problem updating, please email our support team.  Enjoy.

Help / Tutorial videos posted
« on: August 05, 2013, 07:51:58 pm »
We've just posted one of many tutorial videos on how to use BlueSpray.  Please check it out on our support page:

Help / Port forwarding howtos
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:15:01 pm »
Port forwarding from your router allows you to access your BlueSpray controller from any where on the internet.

Port forwarding is configured differently on different routers, but the idea is the same.  Your router has a public IP address.  BlueSpray controller (assumed to be on the network) has a private IP address.  The router blocks all direct requests to all of the devices in its network by default, but you can configure it to bypass it.

The idea is to open a port on the router's public interface that forwards  all requests to BlueSpray controller.  BlueSpray has a web server that listens to 4 ports: 80, 8000 (http) and 443, 8443 (https).  You don't want to use these ports on your router because you might need them to access your router.  You should use different port, for example, router:8080 -> controller:80 or router:8443 -> controller:443.  If your controller can only do port translation, you can use router:8000 to controller:8000 or router:8443 to controller:8443.  Note that you can also change these 2 ports (8000 and 8443) in Settings->System.

Port forwarding will fail at times if your controller's IP address is dynamic.  Since it it dynamic, it can change from time to time.  When it changes, the router will forward to the wrong IP address.  What you will need to do is reserve a fixed or static IP address for your controller.  Different routers has different ways to reserve IP address.  Please consult your router's User Manual for instructions on how to do it.

If you have any info about your particular router, please share it here.

Announcements / BlueSpray is officially released
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:26:15 pm »
At long last.  BlueSpray controller is now available to the general public.  Pricing is $229.99 for 8 zones, $279.99 for 16 zones, and $329.99 for 24 zones.  If you need more than 24 zones, please contact support for information.

Please not that this release does not include the mobile interface.  We do have a separate mobile interface, but we feel that it wasn't up to our standard at launch time, so we held it back.  We will release it in the next firmware update and will let you know.

General Discussion / Welcome to BlueSpray forum
« on: July 21, 2013, 03:36:09 pm »
Welcome to BlueSpray forum.  This forum is created to allow our customers to post questions, share their experiences egarding to BlueSpray controller.

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