What is iRidium for?

iRidium is the software package for controlling equipment of Residential and Commercial Automation, security and multi-media.

It enables work with different automation equipment via one user interface of any complexity. The control interface can be launched on iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac OSC X devices.

All components of the iRidium software package are free.
You can buy licenses to control automation systems.

How to start work with iRidium

I am not an integrator. Can I use iRidium?

If you have an automation system (Smart Home), the Multiroom system, Home Theater, etc., you can contact your integrator and request iRidium-based remote control from them.

It is not easier to do it yourself because iRidium is a software product for professional integrators of automation and Audio/Video systems.

Is iRidium a software solution?

Yes, it is. You do not need any server or hardware to work with iRidium.

You just install the software package on your PC and create a visualization project. The client application installed on your iOS, Android, Windows or Mac will enable launch of your visualization project on any supported OS.

The client application connects to the controlled equipment directly, without any intermediaries (excluding your router providing Wi-Fi connection or communication with your equipment via Ethernet).

You do not need to have a web-server or PC to work with iRidium. Internet connection is not required.

How to start

Decide what equipment you want to control with iRidium.
Install the software components and learn instructions about iRidium for your equipment.
Video-lessons and on-line webinars if they are already available for your equipment will help you to speed up the process.

While creating the project refer to the information about iRidium components and licensing.

What are requirements to PC where iRidium will be running on?

You can find information about requirements to PC and control panels in corresponding section of Wiki.

Do applications for PC work on Windows only?

Yes, they do.
The setup for PC can be installed only on Windows 7/8 OS (or launch with the help of a virtual machine, Windows Emulator).
Do not activate iRidium licenses for virtual machines: they generate new HWID at each launch and your licenses will not work.

Ready iRidium projects

  • Here you can find a projects made by iRidium integrators
  • Here you can get a GUI templates and make your own interface!

How to Update iRidium v2.2.2 to v2.2.3 Using the Built-in Update System

According to security rules for Windows 7 and 8, UAC forbids writing and editing files in C:\Program Files if you do not have Administrator rights.

How to update iRidium v2.2.1 to v2.2.3 using the built-in update system:

1. If you see the "Updating" window you have to click Cancel and close iRidium GUI Editor.

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2. Select "Run as Administrator" in the right-click menu and start iRidium GUI Editor again.

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3. Click OK in the Updating window. Wait until the application upload and installation are finished.

What will happen if I click OK to start iRidium GUI Editor WITHOUT Administrator rights?

You will see that the update is uploaded (instead of ОК the update upload will be shown in percentage terms), but the editor will not be updated. After the editor is reloaded its version will stay the same:
When trying to get the updates again (Help/Update Editor) you will see the window showing that you have the latest application version installed.

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How should I update iRidium if it happened?

You have to download the setup iRidium v2.2.3 from our web site and install it.

If I lost or damaged my phone or tablet?

You just need to deactivate the old license and activate it again using HWID of the new iPad.
You have 1 attempt of deactivation for commercial license in the Cabinet on the web-site (MY ACCOUNT section), but if you ran out of deactivation attempts please contact Support Team.

We can also reset your Site license, but you cannot do it in Cabinet yourself.

How to activate a license?

Activation means creation of the license file (.irl) with the help of the purchased activation key. After purchasing the license you receive the key which you will assign to the control panel (until the key is not assigned the control device is not defined).
This procedure is performed in the MY ACCOUNT section of the web site. All purchased keys should be added in the MY ACCOUNT section and then assigned to particular devices with the help of HWID/Serial Number.
The ready license file should be added in Transfer and uploaded to the control panel together with the visualization project. You can find more detailed information about the activation procedure here.

How to buy the license?

Buy licenses on the iRidium mobile web site
you are required to go through Full registration on the iRidium mobile web site as a company or freelancer engaged in the automation field to be able to buy iRidium products.

Buy licenses from iRidium distributors

to buy licenses contact the official iRidium distributor in your country.
See the list of distributors here

How much is iRidium? What does the user pay for?

All iRidium components are free.
Only license for control panels (Device License) or controllers (Site License - for AMX, Crestron, KNX IP BAOS) are sold.

You can create and set up a project without a license. But you need the license to communicate with your equipment.

License prices can be accessed only by the companies engaged in the Automation market.
You can see them after you go through Full Registration on the iRidium mobile web site (for integrators). Consumer prices can be requested from an iRidium distributor in your country.

Do licenses have a validity period?

Only free Trial licenses have a validity period (30 days).

Can I merge two Site or Device licenses?

You cannot merge Site licenses. But you can do it with Device licenses. To merge two Device licenses for different drivers you should activate two license activation keys indicating the same HWID. Download the second activated license file on your PC. It will contain two drivers licensed with the help of two different keys.

Are there any limits for the number of equipment controlled with the help of one iRidium license?

No, there aren't.
The number of the controlled equipment is not limited and depends only on the project functional.

How to get HWID

Read this article: HWID, Serial number.
HWID needed to activate the license for iPhone/iPad/Android/Windows/Mac device.

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Can I use several Site licenses on one panel?

Only one Site license for one controller can be uploaded on one control panel with the one project.

But the Multi-design function iRidium enables upload of several projects on one control panel. For each of the project there is its Site license. The projects work independently but each of them can be activated from the current project by the command.

I bought a Device license for KNX. Can I use it to control Modbus too?

No, you can't. Buying a license for one of iRidium products you can control only the driver you indicated when purchasing the license (in this case - KNX). All other drivers cannot be controlled with the same license.

To receive the license which enables control both KNX and Modbus from one control panel you need to purchase activation keys for each of these products and activate them for one panel (using the same HWID). The license file created after activation of the second key will contain two supported drivers.
The second way is to purchase Full license which includes all iRidium drivers (besides HDL-BUS Pro).