Release notes for April 25, 2015

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It’s been a month since the latest update and a lot has happened again. Here a quick overview of the new things.

Line Charts James has upgraded the history in the frontend to support line graphs. Line graphs will be shown for any entity that has a unit of measurement. The line graphs will also be shown in the more info card of an entity. See the demo for a live example.

ISY994 hub support Ryan has contributed support to integrate the ISY994 hub by Universal Devices. This allows you to integrate your X10/Insteon sensors, switches and lights.

He has created an extensive getting started guide which can be found on the ISY994 component page.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
isy994:

Logbook I (Paulus) have added a logbook component. The logbook component provides a different perspective on the history of your house by showing all the changes that happened to your house in chronological order. See the demo for a live example.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
logbook:

Transmission support James has also contributed support for integrating Transmission into Home Assistant.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  platform: transmission
  name: Transmission
  host: 192.168.1.26
  port: 9091
  username: YOUR_USERNAME
  password: YOUR_PASSWORD
  monitored_variables:
    - type: 'current_status'
    - type: 'download_speed'
    - type: 'upload_speed'

Modbus support Kixam has contributed support for modbus, a serial communication protocol to control PLCs. It currently supports sensors and switches which can be controlled over serial, TCP and UDP connections.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
modbus:
  type: serial
  method: rtu
  port: /dev/ttyUSB0
  baudrate: 9600
  stopbits: 1
  bytesize: 8
  parity: N

sensor:
  platform: modbus
  slave: 1
  registers:
    16:
      name: My integer sensor
        unit: C
    24:
      bits:
        0:
          name: My boolean sensor
        2:
          name: My other boolean sensor

switch:
  platform: modbus
  slave: 1
  registers:
    24:
      bits:
        0:
          name: My switch
        2:
          name: My other switch