November 6th - 2017
New Android app is now released!
Automate your blinds and shades, create groups, set favorites and so much more...
We are happy to announce that the new Android app and the OTAU (Over the air upgrade) app is finally ready and released. We know that a lot of you have been waiting patiently a long time for the automations to be activated in your MOVE Teptron app. It is finally here and we are super excited to finally be able to release it! The features that you have been missing are included in the new app, automate your blinds on time, sun or temperature, create groups, set favorites and more. Download the MOVE Teptron app in Google Play but before you do that you need to upgrade the firmware in your MOVE units, read about it below.
For the last 6-8 months have been working on rebuilding our previous mesh to be more in line with the new official Bluetooth mesh standard.
If you have not heard about Bluetooth mesh before, Bluetooth mesh allows Bluetooth devices to behave similar as Wi-Fi devices in a Wi-Fi network. This means that you will enter a network key and then be able to communicate with all devices in that network. This is done using standard Bluetooth which mean you do not need anything more than a regular smartphone to access and control the Bluetooth mesh network. But the huge benefit of using Bluetooth mesh is that all devices will retransmit the messages sent in the network , this extends the range and makes sure the messages actually gets to the designated device.
This is perfect for MOVE as we usually have a lot of windows/ blinds that you want to motorize and sometimes in a big house. So even if you are far away from the MOVE unit that you want to control the message will jump from one MOVE unit to another until it reaches the unit that is intended to receive the message.
Bluetooth mesh is also great because we want to save as much energy as possible. Compared to other radio protocols (Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-wave and so on) Bluetooth is the most energy efficient. That is very important if you run MOVE on only batteries, so it is able to run for a longer time period without the need to recharge the batteries.
Another great aspect is that you do not need a HUB or Gateway to enjoy the mesh benefits. You are able to control up to (theoretically) about 65.000 MOVE units directly from your phone or tablet.
That said, here it is!
Upgrading your existing MOVE units with the new firmware
Before you are able to enjoy all the new features you need to upgrade the firmware in your MOVE units. You do this through MOVE OTAU that is available to download in Google Play. It´s an easy process which only takes a couple of minutes for each MOVE unit.
As it has not been tested among thousands of users before we really appreciate all feedback we can get, thanks in advance! We would also appreciate if you rate us and type a comment regarding your experience with MOVE, be kind please =)
If you are having issues with the upgrade of your MOVE units contact us first before you give us a low rating in Google Play.
Thank you very much all MOVE users and if you need assistance we are happy to help!
Download MOVE Teptron
Download MOVE OTAU