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New Controller Firmware Downloads - Updated with v2.68

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posted this on September 16, 2012, 17:08

This firmware is compatible with the New Controller only.

 

Version 2.68 - 3/30/15

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Updated Hydra series firmware to fix issue where Hydra can go offline for an extended period of time.
  • Updated firmware to support new hardware screens.
After installing this firmware on devices with previous hardware revisions, the Controller will update its internal wireless module.  You will see screens as follows:
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Once it has finished, your screen will still be shifted downward.  Unplug power to the Controller and plug it back in to return to proper operation:
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Version 2.64 - 12/18/14

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Support for European Edition Hydra TwentySix and FiftyTwo.

Version 2.63 - 9/11/14

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.

Version 2.62 - 7/31/14

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added support for Hydra TwentySix
  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.

Version 2.60 - 5/16/14

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.

Version 2.57 - 4/25/14

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.

Version 2.55 - 3/17/14

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Manual intensities (using the button on the device when it's not associated with a Controller) are saved across power cycles.
    • For example, if you don't have a controller and set the light to 40% it will come back to 40% if the fixture is power cycled.
    • Wireless Adaptors used with Sols and Nanos did not get this enhancement.

Version 2.49 - 11/20/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.
  • Support for New Controller with physical buttons.
  • Hydra fixes/enhancements.

Version 2.40 - 9/16/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Hydra fixes/enhancements.

Version 2.39 - 9/12/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • No change to functionality.
  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.

Version 2.38 - 9/9/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added support for Hydra FiftyTwo
  • Changed temperature/fan control algorithm for Hydra to decrease noise.

Version 2.30 - 8/9/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • No change to functionality.
  • Added additional PowerPuck configurations.

Version 2.29 - 7/15/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Added sunrise/set color option.
  • Miscellaneous fixes/enhancements.

Version 2.22 - 6/29/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Hydra fixes/enhancements.
  • Miscellaneous UI changes.

Version 2.20 - 6/19/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Now supports all combinations and any mixture of wireless models: Sol-White/Sol-Blue/Nano/Vega/Hydra.

    You will need to run 'Setup Lights' again if you have mixed models consisting of Sol's and/or Nano's.

  • Fixed issue affecting systems with more than 10 light modules on a single controller, where lights 11+ did not respond in some circumstances.

Version 2.18 - 6/3/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Add Hydra support.

  • New menu item "Review Timers" to assist in manual timer programming.

  • Improved "Easy Timer Setup" for less blues and more consistent color ramps during sunrise/sunset.

  • Running "Setup Lights" no longer changes timers to the default Easy Setup values

Version 2.14 - 5/21/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Update all LED intensities when a device re-establishes communication with the New Controller.

  • Includes Puck Driver with latest PowerPuck configurations

Version 2.09 - 4/22/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Adds support for 415nm/Violet Sol-Vega Upgrade

Version 2.08 - 3/20/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Running START NOW with lightning would cancel storms for the day.
  • Cloud cover would start and then immediately stop under certain conditions.
  • Support for the Sol to Vega Upgrade Kit.
  • Fixed fail-safe auto-dim down which would sometimes trigger erroneously.
  • Various minor bugs related to display issues, Setup Lights, and power-up.

Version 2.01 - 2/14/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Add percentage display to Auto/Manual main screens.
  • Add fail-safe timeout to wireless adapter.

Version 2.0 - 2/11/13

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Support for PowerPuck™ custom pucks.
  • Adds wireless operation for Sol White, Sol Blue, and Nano when used with Wireless Adapter (sold seperately).
  • Supports full sunrise/sunset/cloud sweeps and weather effects for all Sol and Nano models.
  • Supports both Sol and Vega models simultaneously (wireless mode) with one controller.
  • Fail-safe Vega dim down prevents coral burning if wireless communications fail for an extended period of time.
  • Global Region Timers simulates actual sunrise/sunset times of major coral reefs around the world.
  • GPS coordinate Timers for automatic local sunrise/sunset tracking.
  • Fully automatic sweep speed for up to 30 Vega lighting modules.
  • Revamped user interface for easier setup and control.
  • Misc. bug fixes 

Note: You may lose your current settings when upgrading to this version. 

Version 1.3.1 - 11/512

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Modified fan speeds on Vega to minimize audible noise.
  • Fixed lightning effects on wired Sol.

Version 1.2.1 - 10/11/12

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Improved Coral Acclimation algorithm.
  • Fixed clock issue where LED modules are turning on around midnight.

Version 1.1.8 - 10/8/12

Fixes/Enhancements:

  • Fixed Test Lights function for Sol units that are wired to the New Controller.
  • Added button sensitivity setting.
  • Added warning dialog for invalid settings for Coral Acclimation.
  • Added support link on splash screen.
  • Fixed several minute delay starting Lunar Cycle if start and end times overlap midnight.
  • Fixed ordering of Vega units during setup.
  • Allow user to force New Controller to stay in firmware upgrade mode on power up by the following procedure:
  •     1) Apply power to the New Controller
  •     2) Wait for splash screen to display.
  •     3) Within 5 seconds, press and hold both the UP and DOWN buttons at the same time.
  • Allow user to clear configuration memory on power using the following procedure:
  •     1)  Apply power to the New Controller.
  •     2)  Wait for splash screen to display.
  •     3)  Within 5 seconds, press and hold both the OK and CANCEL buttons at the same time.
  • Fixed Deep Red following Cool White and Green following Blue intensities on Home Screen.
Note: You may lose your current settings when upgrading to this version. 
 
Version 1.0.34 - 8/31/12
 
  • Initial Release

 

Please use the attached firmware to update or re-load your New Controller.

  • To update download the firmware using the link below, make note of where this firmware is saved as you will need to use it in later steps.
  • Connect the New Controller to a Windows based PC.
  • On the controller, select 'Firmware Update' on the second menu screen page.
  • Removable Storage device will appear on My Computer. Open this device, and delete the file named firmware.bin
  • Open the location where you downloaded the file in step 1 and drag it to the to the device, and power cycle upon transfer completion.
 
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