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Niko Home Control programming software preview, version 2.0.5 for Mac OS (64 bit). This software is used for programming a new Niko Home Control II installation.

  • Software version and release date. Niko Home Control programming software preview, version 2.0.1 for Mac OS (64 bit). This software is used for programming a new Niko Home Control installation.
  • Exploring Mac OS X Preview Hidden Features. Mac users are familiar with Mac OS X Preview mainly because it is your default PDF and digital image viewing software. It typically launches automatically after you download a PDF or digital image file.

AVCam selects the rear camera by default and configures a camera capture session to stream content to a video preview view. Preview View is a custom UIView subclass backed by an AVCapture Video Preview Layer. AVFoundation doesn’t have a Preview View class, but the sample code creates one to facilitate session management.

Releasedatum: 18/12/2017

This upgrade is only provided as an automatic upgrade of the programming software at start-up and cannot be downloaded on the Niko website.

  • A min. of 4 GB RAM is recommended
  • Compatible with Mac OS 10.10 or a more recent version
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1366 x 768. The programming software will give a warning message when it is opened on a lower resolution screen.

Niko strongly recommends upgrading all Niko Home Control II installations to this version to guarantee the correct functioning of the installation.

Compared to version 2.0.3:

  • beta version for integration of the analogue external video units from the Niko access control programme into Niko Home Control. To establish this connection, the SO-596 access control programme interface is required. Please contact your installer or Niko customer services.

Compared to version 2.0.3:

  • general bug fixes
  • Stability improvements

You're installing the software for the first time

Download the software from the Niko website.

Unzip the file NikoProgramInstallerMAC-v2.0.5.zip. You will receive three files:

  1. README.txt: this file contains the installation instructions
  2. NHC-2.0.5579-release.dmg:
    1. The installation of the program will start as soon as you open this file (follow the steps on the screen)
    2. If your PC is connected to the internet, the software will suggest a download of a more recent version, if available. We recommend always using the latest version, since it will contain the latest functionality and bug fixes.
  3. NikoTouch3OS-v4.0.5555.zip:
    1. This file is required for the activation of each third generation touchscreen (550-20102). You can recognise this touchscreen by the led in the right upper corner.
    2. Under no circumstances unzip this file!
    3. Copy the zip file to an empty FAT32 formatted USB stick.
    4. Plug the USB stick in the USB port at the bottom of the touchscreen and follow the instructions on the screen.
    5. Later upgrades will be installed automatically. An active internet connection is required.
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You have installed a previous 2.x softwaresoftware

  1. Make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
  2. Open the installed programming software on your computer. The software indicates a new version is available. Confirm you want to upgrade.
  3. If the programming software indicates an upgrade is available for the connected controller, please perform this upgrade.
  4. (If you haven't received this notification, it means your computer hasn't connected to your connected controller yet. Close the software and connect your computer to your connected controller. Open the programming software again. You will now see the upgrade for the connected controller and you can perform it.)
  5. The software confirms your installation is up to date.
  6. If you have a touchscreen 550-20102, this touchscreen will also indicate that an upgrade is available. Follow the steps on the screen to download and install the upgrade. You only need an active internet connection (the upgrade no longer requires a USB-stick like with the first upgrade to Niko Home Control II).
  • Create a new programming file for every new installation. We do not recommend reusing a programming file which has previously been addressed and uploaded to another similar installation. This can result in a new installation that doesn't work.
  • Make sure each touchscreen profile has a password.
  • Log into the Niko Home Control app again after each programming upload to the installation.
  • Log out of all mobile devices and touchscreens before changing your password on the registration website https://mynikohomecontrol.niko.eu.
  • Activate both mobile data and Wi-Fi on your mobile iOS devices and ensure that your battery has enough power. This is to make sure you don't miss any calls from the external video unit. This could occur if the power save mode is activated.
  • It can take up to 15 minutes before all touchscreens or mobile devices have reconnected with the installation after an upload, reboot of the installation or a power failure (even if the device gives another status). The correct functioning of these devices can only be guaranteed after the waiting time has elapsed.
  • Uploading and upgrading can be done both with a wired and wireless connection between the pc and the installation. However, we strongly recommend using the wired connection as it is more stable and safer.
  • It can take up to a minute in the addressing tab before an external video unit is detected.
  • Lighting circuits used in actions which are controlled by a motion detector, may not be used in other actions. This can result in undesired behaviour.
  • The behaviour of the feedback LED of the Niko Home Control push buttons is always predefined and cannot be freely programmed.
  • The energy data history will be lost when replacing the controller or an energy module.
  • This release does not support the Niko Home Control app for iPad.
  • This software is used for programming a Niko Home Control II installation. The software is compatible with the connected controller and all products belonging to the Niko Home Control product range at the time of this release, unless otherwise stated.
  • In order to program the connected controller with this software, it must be upgraded first. As soon as the computer is connected with a Niko Home Control installation, the programming software will prompt to upgrade the connected controller. Only upgrade Niko Home Control II installations. The conversion of existing Niko Home Control installations is final and is not yet supported by this release. The remaining Niko Home Control modules will only be upgraded after the programming has been completely finalised and uploaded to the installation.
  • Niko Home Control installations which were programmed with Niko Home Control programming software version 1.x do not need to be adjusted or upgraded. The 1.x software and apps will continue to be supported and will remain available for the programming and maintenance of existing installations. The conversion of these installations is not yet supported but will be offered in a later release. From then on, the programming software will be able to read and convert existing .nhcp programmings.
  • Each installation must be registered on the Niko registration website https://mynikohomecontrol.niko.eu with the MAC address and the serial number of the connected controller. You will need the e-mail address and password used when registering to control the installation with mobile devices and to retrieve energy data on touchscreens. In addition, you will need an active internet connection for both applications.

Preview User Guide

You can open PDFs and images in Preview, change how documents are shown in the Preview window, and get information about the files.

Open PDFs and images

You can double-click a PDF or image file to open it by default in Preview. You can also open Preview and select the files you want to view.

  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, choose File > Open.

  2. Locate and select the file or files you want to open, then click Open.

    Tip: To open a file you’ve worked on recently, choose File > Open Recent.

To open a document in iCloud Drive, click iCloud Drive in the Finder sidebar, then double-click the PDF to open it. See Use iCloud Drive to store documents.

From the desktop, you can also select a file or files, then choose File > Open With > Preview.

If you open multiple files at the same time, you can set them to open in the same Preview window or open in tabs.

View PDFs or images

When you open a PDF with multiple pages, you can view thumbnails of all the pages in the sidebar.

  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, open a PDF or image that you want to view.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Show thumbnails: Choose View > Thumbnails or View > Contact Sheet.

    • Show a document’s table of contents (if it has one): Choose View > Table of Contents.

    • Close the sidebar: Choose View > Hide Sidebar.

    • Show pages in a continuous scroll: Choose View > Continuous Scroll.

    • Show one page at a time: Choose View > Single Page.

    • Show two pages side by side: Choose View > Two Pages.

    • Scroll pages: Swipe up or down on the trackpad using two fingers.

    • Go to a specific page: Click a thumbnail, or choose Go > Go to Page.

    • Go to the previous or next page: Click the Previous button or the Next button in the Preview toolbar. (If you don’t see the buttons, choose View > Customize Toolbar, then add them.) If your Mac has a Force Touch trackpad, you can accelerate through the previous or next pages by pressing and holding the button, then adding pressure; the more firmly you press, the faster you move through the pages.

Change how thumbnails are shown

If a window sidebar contains multiple PDFs, you may have trouble finding a particular document. You can collapse a PDF’s page thumbnails so you see only the PDF’s filename.

  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, open a PDF or image that you want to view.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • View thumbnails: Choose View > Thumbnails or View > Contact Sheet.

    • Sort thumbnails: Control-click a thumbnail, then choose an item from the Sort By submenu in the shortcut menu.

      The thumbnails are sorted by file. You can’t sort PDF page thumbnails within a PDF.

    • Change the size of the thumbnails: Choose View > Thumbnails, then drag the sidebar’s separator to the left or right to change the width of the sidebar.

    • Collapse or expand PDF thumbnails: Click the arrow next to the PDF’s filename in the sidebar.

View information about PDFs or images

You can use the inspector to view information about a document or image, such as file size, the author’s name, and the image resolution.

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  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, open a PDF or image that you want to view.

  2. Choose Tools > Show Inspector, then do any of the following:

    • Get general file information: Click the General Info Inspector button .

    • View keywords: Click the Keywords Inspector button . See Assign keywords to a PDF or image.

    • View a list of annotations: Click the Annotations Inspector button . To display an annotation, double-click it. See Annotate a PDF or Annotate an image.

    • View encryption and permission information in a PDF: Click the Encryption Inspector button . See Password-protect a PDF.

    • View cropping information in a PDF: When using a selection tool, click the Crop Inspector button to view the dimensions of the content you’re selecting, then choose a unit of measurement that’s displayed in the Crop Inspector window. See Crop or rotate a PDF in Preview on Mac.

    • View information about an image: Click the More Info Inspector button . See See where a photo was taken.

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Zoom in or out

  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, open a PDF or image that you want to view.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Zoom in or out: Choose View > Zoom In or View > Zoom Out. On some trackpads, you can pinch your thumb and index finger closed or open on the trackpad. See Use trackpad and mouse gestures.

    • View the original size of a page or image: Choose View > Actual Size.

    • Zoom to a particular section of a PDF or image: Choose Tools > Rectangular Selection, select the section, then choose View > Zoom to Selection. To see the document at actual size again, choose View > Actual Size.

    • View a page at a specific percentage of its original size: Type a percentage in the Scale field in the toolbar.

      If you don’t see the Scale field, choose View > Customize Toolbar, then drag the Scale field to the toolbar.

    • Magnify an area in a PDF or image: Choose Tools > Show Magnifier, then move the pointer over the area you want to magnify. To stop magnifying, choose Tools > Hide Magnifier or press the Esc key.

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