What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

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What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby michael73072 » December 17th, 2012, 5:40 am

I stumbled onto this website while Googling: http://dev.neatobot.com/. Is this an official website? It gives download links to firmware 3.1 and several new links to buy extended warranties.
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Re: What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby Osteo » December 17th, 2012, 8:48 am

Probably a 'test' site as they get ready to release the newest software. I think this is good news and proves our "special guest's" prediction on the new software release is just around the corner!
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Re: What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby oscahie » December 17th, 2012, 2:20 pm

So... has anyone dared to install that 3.1 firmware yet?

edit: oh I see, it allows downloading the software but then asks for login/password at the update page...
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Re: What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby kamiraa » December 18th, 2012, 3:59 pm

installing when I get home . . .

edit: damn user name / password
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Re: What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby glnc222 » December 18th, 2012, 5:40 pm

Only time you can go back after trying, using the regular website not yet updated.
Since firmware install is a USB language command, one might think of capturing the transactions in a file -- a function of some terminal programs actually. There could still be an internal restriction on backwards.

Recall ATI and Nvidia chipsets in old AMD based computers have some driver quirk incompatible with the antiquated protocol used by Neato, and you need an Intel based machine for com with the vacuum.
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Re: What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby bilboso » December 18th, 2012, 11:43 pm

This is an extract of the "http://dev.neatobot.com/support/software-updates/"page, as taken from google cache http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=ca :



Neato Robotics

NEATO!


You are here: Home > Support > Software Updates

Version 3.1 Update Overview

Release 3.1 of your robot’s software includes the new Corner Clever feature, a major improvement in the way your Neato cleans. With this update, your robot will now be able to fully clean inside corners. Outside corners are more thoroughly cleaned as well.



This software upgrade also includes all the improvements of earlier software releases, including:



Docking And Charging

If your robot accidentally loses contact with its charging base, it will now automatically try to re-dock.

Fringe Disentaglement

Your robot is optimized to get out of certain situations involving rugs with fringe.

Spot Cleaning Mode

Neato will clean the perimeter of the 4’x6’ area and then clean the interior using its back and forth pattern.

Multiple Languages Supported

Including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Enhanced Navigation

Optimizes navigation for all your needs.
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Re: What's going on here? New Neato Robotics website?

Postby tmnCA » December 27th, 2012, 4:13 pm

The website is not available - perhaps it was meant to be an internal development page and not for public access yet... but sounds like the update will be coming soon!
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