Custom User Interface – Mac Support

The Maestro Heating Controller Software for Mac OSX is essential for the operation of your Maestro product. You will use this software to set the temperature of the mat, monitor energy savings, and set user schedules and defaults. The software can be downloaded from our support page.

  1. Installation and Launching
    1. Installation
    2. Launching the Application
  2. The Task Bar Menu
    1. Current Status Information
    2. Options
    3. Set Temp Menu
  3. The Settings Panel
    1. Mat Status
    2. Temperature Settings
    3. Current Energy Savings
    4. Scheduler
    5. Other Settings

1. Installation and Launching

  1. Installation
  2. Launching the Application

A. Installation

Installation of the Maestro Heating Control Software is very easy. Double click to open up the DMG file labeled “Maestro Controller for Mac” included on the USB drive. Simply drag the “Maestro Heating” application to the Applications folder. If your computer prompts you to overwrite or cancel please choose “Overwrite”. Mac OSX version 10.7 or greater is required to run this software.

B. Launching the Application

The first time you launch the application you will need to do it from your Applications folder. To get to your Applications folder click on the finder application in your dock.

From there go to the top of your screen and choose Go > Applications.

Now scroll down until you find “Maestro Heating” and double click its name.

The application will launch to your task bar in the top right of your screen. It will not appear in your dock.

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2. The Task Bar Menu

The application will launch to your task bar in the top right of your screen. From here you can get information on the current temperature, the temperature set point, the current operating status of the mat as well as the ability to configure temperatures, turn off the mat, and access the settings panel.

  1. Current Status Information
  2. Options
  3. Set Temp Menu

A. Current Status Information

The first row gives the current status of the mat.

The mat may display any of these statuses:

  • Mat Connected – The mat is connected and has power.
  • Mat Disconnected – The mat is either not connected or does not have power.
  • Mat Off – The mat is connected and powered but not heating.
  • On: Heating – The mat is currently on and heating.
  • On: Idle – The mat is currently on but is at the set point temperature.
  • Error… – The mat is not responding properly. Unplug and replug the mat’s power cable.
  • Status Unknown – There is an unknown problem. Unplug and replug the mat’s power cable.

The second row simply displays the current set point temperature of the mat.

The third row displays the current temperature of the mat.

B. Options

“Settings…” brings up the settings panel. Jump to Settings

“About…” Displays the current version of the software.

“Quit” closes the software and will turn off the mat.

C. The Set Temp Menu

The “Set Temp” menu gives you quick control of the mat’s temperature without going into the settings panel. You can set the temperature to the user default (configured in the settings panel), highest, medium, and lowest, as well as off.

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3. The Settings Panel

The settings panel is where most of the configuration is done for your mat. You get to the settings panel through the task bar menu as described HERE

  1. Mat Status
  2. Temperature Settings
  3. Current Energy Savings
  4. Scheduler
  5. Other Settings

A. Mat Status

There are several states the mat may display:

  • Mat Connected – The mat is connected and has power.
  • Mat Disconnected – The mat is either not connected or does not have power.
  • Mat Off – The mat is connected and powered but not heating.
  • On: Heating – The mat is currently on and heating.
  • On: Idle – The mat is currently on but is at the set point temperature.
  • Error… – The mat is not responding properly. Unplug and replug the mat’s power cable.
  • Status Unknown – There is an unknown problem. Unplug and replug the mat’s power cable.

B. Temperature Settings

The thermometer on the left of the settings panel controls the current temperature of the mat. Moving the slider will set the set point temperature. The mat will alternate between powered and unpowered states to maintain that temperature. Changing the temperature will automatically turn the mat on. The red metering line within the thermometer displays the current temperature of the mat.

C. Current Energy Savings

This area shows an estimate of the number of accumulated kilowatt-hours (kWh) a typical 1500 watt space heater would have consumed, if operated during the same time periods that the Maestro device has operated (the actual value used is 70% of the time since a space heater cycles at a different rate than a Maestro heater). The dollar value is based on 12ยข per kWh.

D. Scheduler

The 7 day scheduler can be used to set periods for the mat to be on during the day. If the schedule is active for the current day the mat will come on to the default temperature at the given start time. It will automatically shut off at the set end time.

Setting the schedule is easy. For example to set the mat to come on on Mondays at 12:10 and turn off at 7:34 you would simply check the box next to Monday. Now using the sliders set the start time and the end time for the day.

You may override the schedule at any time by simply turning on the mat, setting a temperature, or turning off the mat. The schedule will resume automatically for the next day you have set.

E. Other Settings

At the bottom of the settings panel you can set the default temperature as well as login behavior.

By checking “Start at Login” the Maestro controller software will automatically start when your computer does. If this option is not selected you will have to manually start the application from the Applications folder each time.

The default temperature setting is used in two places. When the mat comes on for the schedule it will automatically set itself to the default temperature. The default temperature is also used in the Set Temp menu of the Task Menu Bar.

Clicking “Save and Close” will save the settings and close the settings panel but not the Maestro software. If you want to close out of the Maestro software completely you will need to click the Maestro Icon in the task menu bar and select “Quit”.

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