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Ro8-D Firmware V4.10

Important Notice

Please do not use the EEE function (*) of network switches in a Dante network.

Although power management should be negotiated automatically in switches that support EEE, some switches do not perform the negotiation properly. This may cause EEE to be enabled in Dante networks when it is not appropriate, resulting in poor synchronization performance and occasional dropouts.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that:
  1. If you use managed switches, ensure that they allow EEE to be disabled. Make sure that EEE is disabled on all ports used for real-time Dante traffic.
  2. If you use unmanaged switches, make sure to not use network switches that support the EEE function, since EEE operation cannot be disabled in these switches.
  3. * EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) is a technology that reduces switching power consumption during periods of low network traffic. It is also known as Green Ethernet and IEEE802.3az.

Caution when updating

From the Firmware V4.1, you can update the firmware at once via the R Remote V4.1 or later.

  • In order to update the firmware via R Remote, the R Series firmware must be V3.11 or later. If you are using the firmware V3.10 or older, update the firmware to V3.11 by the previous method before using R Remote.
  • Dante Controller must be installed in order to use R Remote. You can download it from Audinate website.
  • Update the firmware in accordance with the “R Series Firmware Update Guide” and the “R Remote User Guide.” In addition, Dante firmware is also updated via the R Remote software.

R Remote download page: Windows / Mac

Dante Controller: https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-controller

CL/QL/R/Tio Series Editor/Firmware Compatibility

Please make sure to use appropriate version of CL Editor or QL Editor which is compatible with your console firmware in reference to the following compatibility chart. Using an unsupported Editor/firmware combination may result in unexpected behavior.
The Firmware Set is a set of main (and sub) firmware of the device and the Dante firmware. The version of Firmware Set is the same as the version of the main firmware. Refer to the release note of each firmware about the details of the Firmware Set.

CL Series QL Series R Series Tio1608-D
Rio/Ri/Ro RMio64-D RSio64-D
Editor Firmware Set Editor Firmware Set Firmware Set Firmware Set Firmware Set Firmware Set
4.1.0 4.10 4.1.0 4.10 4.10 4.10, 3.11 4.10 1.02, 1.01
4.0.1, 4.0.0 4.04, 4.02, 4.01, 4.00 4.0.1, 4.0.0 4.04, 4.02, 4.01, 4.00 3.11 3.11, 3.10 3.10,1.00 1.00
3.1.0 3.11, 3.10 3.1.0 3.11, 3.10 3.11, 3.10, 3.00 3.11, 3.10 3.10, 1.00
3.0.0 3.02, 3.01, 3.00 3.0.0 3.02, 3.01, 3.00 3.11, 3.10, 3.00 3.10, 3.00 -
2.0.4 2.04 1.0.8 1.08 3.11, 3.10, 3.00, 2.00 -
2.0.0 2.03 1.0.3 1.07
1.7.0 1.70 1.0.2 1.02 1.70
1.0.1 1.01
1.5.1 1.61 - - 1.61
1.5.1, 1.5.0 1.51 1.51, 1.50
1.1.4 1.15 1.15
1.14 1.14
1.1.0 1.12 1.11
1.11
1.0.0 1.04 1.02
1.03
1.02

R Remote / R Series / Tio Firmware Compatibilities

R Remote Rio/Ri/Ro Firmware Set RMio Firmware Set RSio Firmware Set Tio Firmware
4.1.0 4.10, 3.11, 3.10 4.10, 3.11, 3.10 4.10, 3.10, 1.00 1.02, 1.01
3.1.1 3.11, 3.10 3.11, 3.10 3.10, 1.00 1.00
3.0.0 3.11, 3.10 3.11, 3.10 3.10, 1.00  
2.0.0 3.00 3.00    
1.0.0(Win Only) 1.70 1.70    

R Series Firmware Set

Rio3224-D/Rio1608-D/Ri8-D/Ro8-D

Firmware Set Main Dante
4.10 4.10 3.10.0.19 - 4.0.3.1 - 1.3.2
3.11 3.11 3.8.0.24 - 3.5.1.8 - 1.2.2
3.10 3.10
3.00 3.00
2.00 2.01 3.7.1.10 - 3.4.9.3 - 1.2.1
1.70 1.70
1.61 1.61 3.6.4.20-3.4.3.8-1.1.0
1.51, 1.50 1.51, 1.50
1.15 1.15
1.14 1.14 3.6.4.7 - 3.4.2.1 - 1.0.8
1.11 1.11
1.02 1.02 3.6.3.0 - 3.4.1.0 - 1.0.4

RMio64-D

Firmware Set Main Dante
4.10 4.10 3.10.1.2 - 4.0.3.5 - 1.3.4
3.11 3.11 3.8.0.24 - 3.5.1.8 - 1.2.2
3.10 3.10
3.00 3.00
1.00 1.00 3.7.1.10 - 3.4.9.3 - 1.2.1

RSio64-D

Firmware Set Main Dante
4.10 4.10 3.10.0.19 - 4.0.3.1 - 1.3.2
3.10 3.10 3.8.0.24 - 3.5.1.8 - 1.2.2
1.00 1.00

Main Revisions and Enhancements

  • You can remotely control one Rio/Ri/Ro unit from a maximum of two computers operating R Remote. You can also remotely control from four separate CL/QL units.

New Features in V4.10

  • Now supports the AES67 standard for audio-over-IP interoperability.
  • Now supports the "Dante Device Lock" function.

Improvements in V4.10

  • Added error status indications with the [SYSTEM] indicator if the DIP-switch settings and the actual Dante settings are different.
  • Changed the specification to decide the IP address after the DHCP server has been found when DIP switches 2 and 3 (IP Address Mode) are set to the DHCP mode. If you want to set the IP address automatically without a DHCP server, set the IP Address Mode to the Auto IP mode.

Known issue

  • When patching the R series and a TF series via the NY64-D card by using the Dante Controller, a warning message “Dante Version Mismatch” may appear for a few seconds on the display of the TF series. In this case, audio signals and HA control are properly available.

Notices

  • When setting up latency on the Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • If the DIP switch REMOTE setting is switched between NATIVE and AD8HR, the device label is set to the default value, and the patch is also cleared.
  • On the CL/QL, the following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    Y###-**********
    # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
    * indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or -(hyphen) may be used) Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
    Make sure that the UNIT ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit. (### will be the UNIT ID value).
    However, as an example, a CL/QL series Console ID can have the same ID number as an R-series device.

System Requirements

OS Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium or later, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
(R Remote supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.)
Mac OS X 10.9.5, 10.10.x, 10.11.x, macOS 10.12.x
CPU Intel Core i3 or higher
HDD 120MB or more
Connector An Ethernet connector (1000BASE-T or higher recommended.)
Other Dante Controller must be installed, Ethernet cable (CAT5e or better), Network switch (with gigabit Ethernet support)

former version information.

R Series Firmware V2.00

New Features

  • CL-series firmware V2.03 is supported.
  • QL-series firmware V1.07 is supported.
  • The IP SELECT MODE function is assigned to DIP switches 2 and 3 as an IP address setup for remote control. There are three settings: AUTO IP (conventional setup), DHCP, and STATIC IP (192.168.0. "UNIT ID"). When using R REMOTE, set this to AUTO IP.
  • Now supports a latency value of 2.0msec for Dante.

Fixed bugs

  • Solved a problem in which a SECONDARY PORT setting was changed using DIP switch 4, but the setting might not have been changed.
  • Solved a problem in which updating the main firmware of the R series might go wrong. When you update, make sure that the updateV2.exe file is the most recent available.

Known issue

  • If the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the CL/QL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the CL/QL series device is restarted. Patch DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, the patch after CH41 cannot be performed from CL/QL series consoles.
    When updating, perform the update as described in “Ri8-D/Ro8-D Firmware Update Guide.

Notice

  • When setting up latency on the Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • If the DIP switch REMOTE setting is switched between NATIVE and AD8HR, the device label is set to the default value, and the patch is also cleared.
  • On the CL/QL, the following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    Y###-**********
    # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
    * indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or
    -(hyphen) may be used) Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
    Make sure that the UNIT ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit. (### will be the UNIT ID value).
    However, as an example, a CL/QL series Console ID can have the same ID number as an R-series device.

  • * If you update the device from the V1.70 firmware, the DANTE firmware need not be updated. To update the MAIN firmware, perform operations of only the section “Updating the Ri/Ro firmware” in the “Ri8-D/Ro8-D Firmware Update Guide.” If you update the device from other than the V1.70 firmware, update the Ri/Ro device by following the guide thoroughly.

R Series Firmware V1.70

  • CL-series firmware V1.70 is supported.

Fixed bugs

  • Solved a problem in which, depending on the duration of a momentary power outage, the analog gain value could change, or the HA could no longer be controlled remotely.

Known issue

  • If the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the CL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the CL series device is restarted. Patch DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, the patch after CH41 cannot be performed from CL series consoles.
    When updating, perform the update as described in “Ri8-D/Ro8-D Firmware Update Guide.

Notice

  • When setting up latency on the Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • If the DIP switch REMOTE setting is switched between NATIVE and AD8HR, the device label is set to the default value, and the patch is also cleared.
  • On the CL, the following device labels are used for detecting a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    Y###-**********
    # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
    *indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or -(hyphen) may be used)
    Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
    Make sure that the ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit, even if it is a different size. However, as an example, a CL console can have the same ID as an R-series device. (### will be the UNIT ID value).

R Series Firmware V1.60

[Important Notice]
With V1.60 firmware, we found that CL consoles may partially lose HA gain control of R series units after being powered on for a long period of time. We have released the new firmware V1.61 in which the serious problem was fixed, and strongly recommend to update your CL/R series units with V1.61.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

R Firmware V1.51

Fixed bug
  • Solved a problem in which, when the Ri8-D was in the AD8HR mode engaged was mounted on the EXTERNAL HA page of the CL series screen, the +48V Master icons would be shown for four virtual units, instead of the correct one.
Notice
  • When setting up latency on the Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.

License agreement and software

Ro8-D Firmware V4.10

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