Everything You Need To Know About Stem's Latest Firmware Update 1.3

Stem Ecosystem | August 31, 2021 Everything You Need To Know About Stem's Latest Firmware Update 1.3

We are excited to announce the release of firmware update Stem 1.3. This release continues to expand the ecosystem by delivering additional product features, enhanced security protocols, and more!

Stem Firmware 1.3 updates

Mute Sync with Zoom


With the release of Stem 1.3, muting your Stem devices from the Zoom desktop or Zoom Room application will just be a click away. Our devices can now communicate with Zoom, so when muting your meeting directly on the Zoom video conferencing application, your Stem devices will indicate they have also been muted by lighting up red. The same goes for muting the Zoom application from Stem Table and Wall devices. Just push the microphone button on your Table or Wall device and your Zoom meeting will be muted automatically. This feature will be implemented in a future Zoom update so stay tuned!

*Pending Zoom certification 


Automated Firmware Updates


All Stem devices now update automatically with the latest Stem firmware. After this, manual updates will be a thing of the past! From here on out, when a new update is available, we will send it out to all devices. The devices will then search the network for any available updates and automatically update themselves at a time when they are not currently in use.


Stem Ceiling Now Equipped with Audio Fencing


If you’re looking for a device to capture audio from the person speaking directly below the device and you want to block out all of the outside noise, then you can now utilize Ceiling’s new audio fencing feature! Ceiling’s audio fencing technology creates a 25 degree zone of coverage where anyone within that zone will be heard perfectly and any outside noise or unwanted distractions will be completely removed from the meeting. This feature will be available for rooms that only have Stem Ceiling’s and it will apply audio fencing to each Ceiling device in the room.

Stem Ceiling audio fencing feature

Watch the video below to hear Ceiling’s new audio fencing feature in action!

Enhanced Encryption


Here at Stem, we treat your privacy with the utmost importance. That’s why, with this latest firmware update, we’ve added an extra layer of encryption to enhance the protection of your organization’s username and password data. We’ve encrypted the audio packets sent between our units to reduce the possibility of internal espionage. So even if someone wiresharks the communication between our units and tries to put together the packets sent, they will not be able to recreate the audio transmitted.

Additional Release Notes:

  • Enhanced encryption to the audio, the communication commands, and the HTML.
    • Note: that means that all the communication with the controller are encrypted and the controller needs to support it.
  • Added the option for Static IP
  • Hostname will now be the name given by the user instead of a generic name (or MAC address)
  • Improved room adapt for Stem Ceiling
  • More specific error message from device
  • Unit can now be named/renamed while paired
  • New volume tones

Additional Bug Fixes:

  • Unit recovery fix
  • Room design fix
  • Pairing/unpairing fix
  • Test results upload fix
  • Added ring tones and advanced SIP registration

Want to know more?

If you want to learn more about our new 1.3 firmware update you can watch our on demand webinar where we take a deeper dive into our latest release!

  • Update Details
  • Example of Ceiling Fencing Feature
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