ULXD1-2 Firmware Release Notes For the ULX-D ULXD1-2 Transmitters

Recommendation

Update all ULX-D devices in a configuration to the same firmware version


Version 2.0.19

Release Date: 9/19/2016

Important

ULX-D 2.X firmware versions are incompatible with 1.X firmware versions. To ensure all receivers and transmitters in a configuration function with each other, update all devices to the same firmware version.

New Features

  • Support for Access Control, which allows users to specify PINs for networked devices to restrict access to them from unauthenticated Shure control software. 
  • AMX/Crestron control string to get the ULXD firmware version.
    • Command: < GET FW_VER >     
  • Ability to reverse polarity on ULXD1 and ULXD1LEMO3 bodypacks.  To reverse polarity, use these options:
    • Bodypack Utilities menu:  UTILITY > POLARITY
    • Save the IR preset on the receiver and then IR sync to the bodypack to incorporate the polarity change: IR PRESETS > BP POLARITY

Improvements

  • Added new VHF frequency bands:
    • V50
    • V51
  • Dante™ update to software version 3.9.6.1 and firmware version 4.0.0.6
  • Improved audio stability in marginal RF conditions

Known Issues

  • ShurePlus Channels version 1.2 does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.
  • QLX-D firmware version 1.1.15 or earlier does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.

Notes

  • Users must update all transmitters used with receivers via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please ensure IR connection is maintained because, in rare occasions, upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later can cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure software, see the following list of minimum software versions that are supported with ULX-D version 2.0.19:

Version 1.7.34

Release Date: 12/10/2015

Improvement

  • Added new frequency band Z16 (1240 – 1260 MHz) for Japan

Notes

  • Fixed bug relating to encryption mismatch conditions.
  • Fixed IR LED behavior when firmware updating transmitters.
  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.7.34:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15

Version 1.6.11

Release Date: 10/20/2015

New Feature

  • ULXD4, ULXD4D, and ULXD4Q receivers can now power two UA864 antennas in parallel per receiver input for a total of four antennas. To view an example of a similar setup, with different antennas, see the FAQ: Antenna Distribution – 2 Rooms, 4 Antennas, which also includes information on how to modify the UA221 passive antenna accessory.

Notes

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.11:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15

Version 1.6.10

Release Date: 7/9/2015

Improvements

  • Added new frequency bands:
    • Americas (except Brazil): X52: 902-928 MHz
    • Brazil: X53: 902-907.5, 915-928 MHz
    • Australia: X54: 915-928 MHz

Notes

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.10:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15

Version 1.6.7

Release Date: 5/29/2015

Notes

  • When updating Transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, please follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired Transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu on the receiver by selecting Device Utilities > TX FW Update and aligning the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.7:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

Version 1.6.6

Release Date: 2/4/2015

Notes

  • When updating Transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, please follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
    • Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired Transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    • Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu on the receiver by selecting Device Utilities > TX FW Update and aligning the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’.
    • Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

Version 1.5.6

Release Date: 6/25/2014

New Features

  • ULX-D/QLX-D Interoperability support.  This release is required to support using ULX-D transmitters with QLX-D receivers.  The following limitations apply:
    • QLX-D transmitters must be manually tuned to the same frequency as ULX-D receivers.
    • Encryption must be disabled on both systems.
    • QLX-D will not display transmitter type, but Wireless Workbench 6 will display the transmitter type as ULXD1/ULXD2.

Notes

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.5.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.0

Version 1.4.18

Release Date: 4/7/2014

Notes

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.18:
    • ULXD1/2 ULX-D Transmitters 1.4.18
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.18
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0

Version 1.4.14

Release Date: 1/30/2014

Notes

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.14
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0

Version 1.4.8

Release Date: 12/9/2013

Notes

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After updating the receiver, select Device Utilities>TX FW Update> from the receiver menu and align the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’. 
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.8:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.8
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.8
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.13.5
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.8.1

Version 1.3.6

Release Date: 7/3/2013

New Features

  • Transmitter "Mute Mode"
    • A mode that changes the functionality of transmitter power switch from "power on/off" to "mute on/off".  This feature is enabled/disabled through the transmitter menu, within the UTILITIES section of the menu structure.  This functionality as also been added to the IR PRESETS list.
    • Transmitters will communicate via the side channel when/if Mute Mode has been engaged (displayed in Wireless Workbench) and when/if the transmitter has been muted (displayed in Wireless Workbench and the receiver).

Improvements

  • Added support for the X51 frequency band for use in Korea
  • Minor UI text changes for consistency across wireless lines and in Wireless Workbench.

Notes

  • After updating a ULX-D transmitter from any firmware version to 1.3.6, the transmitter will factory reset itself automatically.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.3.6:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.3.6
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.3.6
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.10.2
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.6.1

Version 1.2.14

Release Date: 7/9/2012

New Features

Improvements

  • Extended control of several parameters within Wireless Workbench, including Frequency Diversity Bodypack Source Indication (for ULX-D Dual and Quad receivers only)
  • Various system and component bug fixes and improvements

Notes

  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.2.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.2.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.2.14
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.4.0

Version 1.0.7

Release Date: 4/25/2012

Improvements

  • Fixed an IR Syncing issue with certain screen brightness settings

Notes

  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.0.7:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.0.3
    • ULXD4 ULX-D Receivers 1.0.7
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.2.1

Known Issues

  • Custom group creation from Wireless Workbench may be limited to certain channel counts for the following bands (NOTE: not an issue when editing custom groups from the front panel of the receiver)
    • AB
    • JA
    • JB
    • Q51
    • R51
    • X50