ULXD4D Firmware Release Notes For the ULX-D ULXD4D Dual Channel Receiver

RECOMMENDATION

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


Version 1.6.10

Release Date: 7/9/2015

New Features

  • 900MHz ISM Site Survey via Wireless Workbench (WWB) for X52, X53, and X54 frequency bands.
  • WWB Site Survey (902 - 928 MHz) Utility, which utilizes ISM-band devices to capture long-term scans and generates processed scan data, tailored specifically for coordination in this spectrum. Access this utility by selecting TOOLS > SITE SURVEY (902 - 928 MHz).
    • This utility is designed to use an ISM-band Shure receiver to assess whether a particular venue is well suited for ISM-band operation of fixed frequency microphone systems.
    • This utility includes the “Usability Report”, which runs sample calculations and reports an approximate number of usable channels in the ISM band.
    • For more information, consult the Wireless Workbench 6 Help System in version 6.11.2 or later.

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
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

Version 1.6.7

Release Date: 5/29/2015

Notes

  • Minor bug fixes to support firmware updates with the Shure Update Utility.
  • 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
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • 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

Improvements

  • Added ability to disable Interference Alerts
    • Default value is Interference Alert: "ON" 
    • Can be disabled by navigating to Device Utilities > Advanced RF > Interference and selecting "OFF"

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:
    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 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 1.6.6 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
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

Version 1.5.18

Release Date: 11/14/14

Improvements

  • Added support to repair a rare networking issue with Duplicate Dante MAC Addresses for Dante-enabled ULX-D receivers.

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 1.5.18:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

Version 1.5.17

Release Date: 10/13/14

Improvements

  • Minor factory support release

Notes

  • This update is performed on devices that come from the factory only.  Customers will not be able to download this update via the Shure Update Utility, but this new version is completely backwards-compatible with version 1.5.17.
  • 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 1.5.17:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.0

Version 1.5.6

Release Date: 6/25/2014

New Features

  • Interference Notifications for ULX-D are now displayed in Wireless Workbench 6.10 in the Interference Events dialog.
  • ULX-D/QLX-D interoperability support.  This release is required to support QLX-D transmitters.  ULX-D receivers are compatible with QLX-D transmitters and will display QLXD1 or QLXD2 transmitter type given the following limitations
    • QLX-D transmitters must be manually tuned to the same frequency as ULX-D receivers.
    • ULX-D receivers cannot be in High Density mode (High Density mode is not available on QLX-D receivers)
    • Encryption must be disabled on both systems.

Improvements

  • New Home Screen format displayed menu
    • Simplfied the ability to access and name both the Detailed per channel home screen and the ULXD4D/Q Summary screen by creating two separate menu structures.

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 1.5.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • 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

Improvements

  • Interference Alert Accuracy Improvement
    • In some situations previous versions of ULX-D could falsely report Interference Alerts when interference was not actually present.  This firmware release removes false reporting, but retains the ability to alert the user if interference was the reason why a particluar setup lost RF signal.

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 1.4.18:
    • ULXD1/2 ULX-D Transmitters 1.4.18
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.18
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0

Version 1.4.14

Release Date: 1/30/2014

New Features

  • Optional Encryption Enhancement
    • On (Auto): Functions the same as all previous versions of ULX-D where there is a new key generated on each sync.
    • On (Manual): New function to support multiple transmitters; useful for situations such as a combo system that needs to be encrypted and have two transmitters ready to use with one receiver.
      • On (Manual): Issues the same key on every sync so you can easily have multiple transmitters (handheld and/or bodypack) synced and ready to use with one receiver.
      • Regenerate Keys: This allows the user of manual mode to ask the receiver to create a new 256 bit encryption key.  Note that it is required to sync transmitters to ge the new key.

Improvements

  • TV Display format is restored as a part of system reset to factory default, and can be saved/recalled as a preset.
  • Group Scan now auto-deploys all custom groups to units within the same frequency band along with the frequency information previously shared
  • Completed all Third-Party Control reporting for all features that can be reported via that < GET x ALL > command.
  • Dante network configurations changes become functional right away via an auto system reboot.

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 1.4.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.14
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.9.0

Version 1.4.8

Release Date: 12/9/2013

New Features

  • Support of Multiple Simultaneous Third Party Controllers
    • ULX-D now supports for multiple (up to 5) simultaneous of Third Party controllers such as AMX and Crestron.  This allows programmers to issue independent commands from any Third Party controller on the network and each other Third Party controller on the network will be provided the response from ULX-D
  • TV Channel Format is User Selectable
    • The TV channel reported on ULX-D can be adjusted depending upon regional needs so a particular frequency will display as the appropriate TV channel.
  • Custom Group Deploy
    • ULX-D recievers automatically deploy all Custom Groups to recievers within the same frequency band when the user accepts the results of the group scan.

Improvements

  • Additional Third Party Control Strings
    • The following strings enable quicker changeovers  via networked control instead of manual adjustment on each reciever:
      • High Density: ON/OFF
      • Encryption: ON/OFF
      • Frequency Diversity: OFF, 1+2
      • Audio Summing: OFF, 1+2
  • Frequency Diversity Enhancement
    • ULX-D prioritizes the results of a scan such that the two frequencies of a frequncy diversity system are more likely to be spread further appart instead of right next to each other.  Note that this is RF environment dependant.

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 1.4.8:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.8
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.8
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • 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

  • Addition of Dante Device ID modes
    • ID Mode: Sequential - Quick sequential numbering of ULX-D receivers to take advantage of quick device set-up and labeling for Dante digital audio network.
    • ID Mode: Yamaha - specific labeling of ULX-D receiver's Dante Device ID for discovery as "online devices" by Yamaha CL Series consoles with firmware version 1.60 or later.
  • Receiver Mute
    • Previously, receiver channels could be muted from Wireless Workbench amd not on device.  Mute on/off capability has been added to the device within the AUDIO menu.  Receiver mute for a channel can also be disengaged via a two-button combination push of the up/down gain arrows of that channel.
    • When "Rx Mute" has been engaged, the ability to adjust system gain is disabled.  Receiver channels must be unmuted in order to adjust system gain.
    • Muting of a receiver channel is non-persistent (i.e. all channels with "Rx Mute" engaged will no longer be muted after the device is power-cycled).
  • Device Gateway Address
    • ULX-D receiver's gateway address can now be set to allow for cross-subnet control and monitoring of the receiver with 3rd party control surfaces.
    • NOTE: Wireless Workbench does not function across different subnets.  This feature is for 3rd party control surfaces only.
  • Hardware Identification in Wireless Workbench
    • Enables the user to trigger a flashing sequence from the physical device to locate the Wireless Workbench representation of that device in the software.

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

  • 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