myServer

Overview

Efficiency, Convenience, Comfort, Peace of Mind. You already understand the benefits that an Automation System can bring to your home or business and you're ready to get started. Allonis' myServer is the engine that is at the heart of your smart home. It is a modular system that lets you start out small and then grows as your needs grow by connecting to and managing the vast array of devices in your home. myServer provides a robust, reliable and scalable platform that enables your favorite products to work together in harmony, with the added benefit of being personalized to your family's lifestyle.

myServer Interface



Product Features

  • myServer is the foundation of Allonis' home and business media and automation system. We are not aware of an automation system that has more comprehensive device and functionality support, at any price.

  • The server ships with pre-built user interface screens that can be used right out of the box. The myDesigner application allows you or your dealer to do slight modifications, or create a completely custom user interface.

  • Allonis' myServer business strategy does not require all controlled products to be purchased from Allonis - we support most all hardware including iPad / iPhone, Android tablets and phones, most major media hardware, lighting systems, etc. We are the glue that ties together all of these disparate and "incompatible" systems into one ecosystem that is easy to use and easy to configure. We also develop key hardware solutions to help with integration or makes things easier to setup.

  • The server typically is installed within the home or business and not in the "cloud" so that it works quickly, and is not reliant on a constant Internet connection. When available we leverage the Internet to bring down rich content and streaming media. Privacy and security is also not compromised as with many cloud based "smart hub" approaches. Your home will always be operational, even during an internet outage.

  • You can access your system from the Internet. myServer supports user authentication, including the option to bypass authentication when you are within your home.

  • With myServer's comprehensive support of all your home's high use functions, the Allonis App will likely be used more than all other apps on your smartphone. No more trying to figure out which app to launch to adjust the lights, vs. the thermostat vs. the media system. It is all tied together within myServer.

  • myServer comes bundled with our Automation Controllers. A perfect option if you need hardware and/or want to get going quickly.

Technical Features

  • Developed in Microsoft .NET 4.5 to increase reliability, ease of management, and faster processing of commands. Allonis builds upon the best software available for break thru capability.

  • myServer runs on modern Windows OSs. Windows 7 and 10 64 bit are recommended. Also supports Windows server 2008 and newer. 32 and 64 bit OSs. Windows XP is not supported.

  • Runs on industry standard personal computers. Does not require any proprietary hardware.

  • Powerful on-event, timed and conditional processing so you can easily build complex automation into your home.

  • User configurable task scheduler and rules engine allows for robust control of even the most complex systems.

  • Supports modular software drivers that tie together third party hardware and software commonly used in home automation and media control.

  • Self monitoring. Built to run unattended 24x7.

  • Features a Client/Server based architecture. Supports connectivity with all standard tablets, smart phones, PCs and Macs.

Typical myServer Usage

myServer works with thousands of third party hardware products. More are being added every week. Here's a small sampling of what you can do today.

  • Lighting: UPB, Insteon, Z-Wave, Lutron, Vantage, and more.
    • Control any light in the house from wherever you are.
    • Save energy by setting your system to turn off lights in empty rooms.
    • Schedule outdoor lights to turn on and welcome you home after work.
    • Tap one button and turn off all the lights in your home.
  • Climate: Nest, Aprilaire, Lutron, Venstar, HAI, and more.
    • Adjust the thermostat remotely so you'll be comfortable when you get home.
    • Schedule shades to close at mid-day for effortless energy efficiency.
    • Set specific temperatures in different rooms to keep the whole family happy.
    • Keep an eye on your home or vacation home with alerts about extreme heat, cold or humidity.
  • Security: Elk, HAI, GE, and more.
    • Close the shades, lock the doors, and set the alarm even after you've left the house.
    • Create different settings for a "lived-in" look to keep your home safe when you're gone.
    • Easily monitor your cameras to keep an eye on things from anywhere.
    • Speak to people at the door, gate, or guesthouse using our intercom feature.
  • Media: Music, Movies, Radio, and more.
    • Stream your movies to any TV or projector in your home.
    • Listen to multiple simultaneous zones of audio from multiple sources across your entire home.
    • Stream music from Google Music, Pandora, TuneIn, Internet Radio.
    • Customize a music playlist to match the mood in any room.
    • Tap a single button to dim the lights, turn on the projector, and automatically play your desired media selection.

Upgrading

Upgrading to myServer depends on what you are upgrading from.

Read More if you are upgrading from MLServer4

Read More if you are upgrading from MLServer3

If you are already using another automation or media system, please call Allonis for specific consultation: 586.504.8502

Once you purchase myServer, you will be enrolled in Allonis' Software Subscription Update program for one year.  This entitles you to receive free updates to myServer on the same day they are issued.  This can include new features, feature changes, bug fixes etc.  Updates are published on a very regular basis.  Once the initial year expires, you can renew the subscription for an annual fee.  You can track your subscriptions easily by logging into your web account, and go to Edit your Profile.  Towards the bottom you should see a tab for Software Subscriptions.  All software updates will be available via myInstaller once you log in with your Allonis website credentials.

Software Suite Overview

Get a quick view of all Allonis software products here. Products can be purchased directly from the chart.

 A peak under the covers:

myServer automation ecosystem.659.383

Automation

myServer media ecosystem.654.383

Media Management

Price $229.99