As has been mentioned, we are expecting to release the public beta of Tica V2.0 soon. While you wait I have just finished compiling a list of the changes since Tica V1.x.\r\n\r\n[COLOR=Red]IMPORTANT: This list is not final and it is subject to change. It is provided as a guide only![/COLOR]\r\n\r\n[B]More robust internal configuration and use of the C-Bus Connection[/b]\r\nNot anything you are likely to come across, but the foundation software for communciation between the CBTI and C-Bus has had a major upgrade and is based on the publicly available C-Bus drivers.\r\n\r\n[b]Reliability problems when downloading improved[/b]\r\nIn some cases the download process was unreliable. In some cases the "please remove cable" message at the end of downloading would disappear for no reason. This problem is now fixed.\r\n\r\n[B]Added Support for Security Application[/B]\r\nTica 2 adds support for the CBTI to repsond to Security System messages on C-Bus. If you have a Security System that is is connected to C-Bus and implements the Security Application, you can use the CBTI to respond to changes and initiate change in the Security System.\r\n\r\n[B]Added Support for Blind Dialing [/B]\r\nCBTI can now have dial tone detection disabled. This is called Blind Dialling and is usefull if you uses service that changes the dial tone form standard. An example is Telephone Exchange based answering services that alter the dial tone when you have waiting messages. Blind Dialling is turned off by default.\r\n\r\n[B]Regional Ring Count Boundries [/B]\r\nThe min and max rings allowed for answering is now based on the selected country. At most this is between 2 and 9 rings.\r\n\r\n[B]Added Door Bell support [/B]\r\nA collection of fun sounds can be assigned to a group change. When the group changes the sound is played out the announcement port of the CBTI.\r\n\r\n[B]Access Code checking can be disabled[/B]\r\nCan disable access code checking. This prevents the CBTI from going off hook when it detects a call in progress.\r\n\r\n[B]Timeouts added for flexability [/B]\r\nSome time outs have been added to allow finer tuning of the CBTI behaviour to suit your needs.\r\n\r\n[B]Wait for Access Code Timeout Changed to Seconds [/B]\r\nThis is the period of time in seconds that the CBTI waits for someone to enter the local access code after a local pickup is detected. Tica Projects created with version 1.x of Tica had this value in minutes, as Tica V2 and later only supports a maximum value of 40 seconds, all upgraded projects will be changed to use this value.\r\n\r\n[B]Improved Mobile Phone Support [/B]\r\nDial in access from a mobile phone now works correctly with all tested mobile phones.\r\n\r\n[B]Improved Hangup detection [/B]\r\nCBTI is much more reliable and faster in detecting that a dialed in user has hungup the line. In the event that the hangup cannot be automatically detected, a much shorter timeout is now used, and you can adjust that timeout.\r\n\r\n[B]Advanced reading of Lighting Levels[/B]\r\nWhen online the Advanced Options menu allows you to read Lighting Level by application and group addess\r\n\r\n[B]Audio Language improvements[/B]\r\nChinese voice louder and all asian langauges made slower.\r\n\r\n[B]Wording used in menus improved[/B]\r\nMinor wording changes in menus for new projects.\r\n\r\n[B]Improved compatibilty with Mandarin and Cantonese languages[/B]\r\nAdded the report style "Percent Before" to allow announcements that conform to how Mandarin and Cantonese languages announce percentages.\r\n\r\n[B]Undesirable noises fixed when CBTI online[/B]\r\nClicking on the phone line when CBTI picks up the line has been fixed.\r\n\r\n[i]Problems previously found downloading using USB adaptors and some laptops were fixed in version 1.16, and these improvements are preserved in this new release.[/i]\r\n\r\nTica 2.x is compatible with all existing CBTI hardware. Downloading a Tica 2.x project will upgrade the firmware inside the CBTI automatically. Tica 2.x will open and convert Tica 1.x project files to Tica 2.x project files.