January 31, 2006
HAI announces that it has now released Version 2.01.6025 of its
Web-Link II software accessory for HAI House Status Switches.
This update is free to all registered users of Web-Link II.
This version does not support the Windows
Media Encoder Series 9. If you already installed the Windows Media Encoder
Series 9, contact HAI for removal procedure.
DO NOT install this update if your Web-Link II Server is running
on the Windows 98SE Operating System.
The only supported Operating Systems for this version is Windows 2000, Windows
XP Professional, and Windows Server 2003.
This latest release of Web-Link II adds the following new features:
The Web-Link II Server now
runs as a Windows Service
service runs all of the time whenever the computer is turned on.
Added a Control Panel applet
to configure properties of the Web-Link Server
There is no longer an icon that appears in tool
tray. To configure the Web-Link Server, select "HAI Configuration" from
the Windows Control Panel.
Support for running Web-Link
II and HAI Home Control for Windows Media Center on the same computer
Version 2.01.6017 of the HAI
Home Control for Windows Media Center must be installed along with this update
of Web-Link II to run both software programs on the same computer.
RSS (Real Simple
Syndication) support on the Web-Link II Home Page
You can easily add custom data, such as weather forecasts, sports scores, news, personal blogs,
and much more, to your Web-Link II Home Page. RSS is a format for syndicating news and other content.
Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be
syndicated via RSS.
New Web-Link II Touchscreen
Web-Link II has special client pages that are used to run on a PC Touchscreen
(such as a Pelham
Sloane unit) and
Touchscreens that have an Internet Explorer 5.5 or later Browser built-in. You
can access the standard Web-Link features on these pages
by simply touching the designated icons.
Skins allow you to customize the look and feel of the web pages by applying
different graphic and color schemes. You can have a different skin for
each client computer or Windows account that is used to log into Web-link II.
Improved support for sending
and logging e-mails
Send e-mail by simply entering
the e-mail address to where the message will be sent. In most cases,
this e-mail address is the only information Web-Link II needs to communicate with the
recipient's e-mail server. In the event that the e-mail does not reach the
recipient, click on the Advanced Settings link to specify an SMTP server.
Setup now addresses Windows
Firewall, directory security, and SP2 security permissions issues
When Windows XP SP2 and other Windows Updates
were introduced, the changes would prevent Web-Link II users from accessing
Web-Link II or some of its advanced features without manually
configuring permissions. In this version Setup now handles these
security permission issues.
Support for HAI Omni IIe
Support for the latest
lighting protocols (HLC, UPB, RadioRA, and CentraLite).
Support for Extended Range
Support for Windows Media
- After logging into Web-Link II, click the "Options" icon to display the options page.
- Click the "Check for Product Updates" button next to "Product Updates and Special Offers" to
login to the Web-Link II update site to download the patch.
- Right-click on the "Download Web-Link II Update
2.01.6025" link at the bottom of this page and choose to save the file.
DO NOT install from the browser!
To avoid confusion we recommend saving the file to your desktop.
After the download is complete,
close the browser window.
From within Web-Link II, press
the Logout button, then close the browser.
Shut down the HAI
If Web-Link II is running as an application, on the System Tray,
right-click on the HAI Communications Service icon and select Close
from the context menu.
If Web-Link II is running as a Service, from the Windows Task
Manager, select the "Processes" tab, then select "HAICommSrv.exe" from the
Image Name list. Next, click the "End Process" button. When the
Task Manager Warning message is displayed, select "Yes".
From your Desktop, double-click
the update file to begin installation.
If you saved the file to another location, open Windows Explorer and
navigate to the location where you saved the file and double-click it from
instructions for the update.
Setup may rename the Web-Link II
database file "haiinfo.dat". If it does, Setup will alert you. Afterwards,
you will have to select "Serial" and reenter your "Access Code" and specify
the "Serial Port" and "Baud Rate" or
specify "Network" and
specify the controllerís local network "IP address",
local network "port number", and
the controller's 128-bit
"encryption key" again
before the HAI Communications Service can
reconnect to your controller.