MXNet CBOX Firmware

AC-MXNET-CBOX ~ V1.97 ~ 08/10/2022

Note: Using firmware v1.97 for the AC-MXNET-CBOX requires the following:
      All AC-MXNET-1G-R or AC-MXNET-1G-D Receivers/Decoders must be updated to v3.30 or 4.17.
      All AC-MXNET-1G-T or AC-MXNET-1G-E Transmitters/Encoders must be updated to v3.33.
      All AC-MXNET-1G-EWP Wall Plate Transmitters/Encoders must be updated to v1.04.

V1.97
Release Notes:
• Added RS232 bi-directional communications to the Encoders and Decoders. Responses include Base64 or ASCII formatted.
example command:
      "config set device rs232 1 ka 01 01\r LG-NANO00\r\n"
example responses:
      "{"info":"a 01 OK00x", "id":"LG-NANO99","cmd":"","code":0,"mac":"188A6A007173"}"
      "{"info":"YSAwMSBPSzAxeA==4A==aSkhDWowHIyswVueTI9wiM/qCFC2Tek=","id":"LG-NANO99","cmd":","code":0,"mac":"188A6A007173"}"
• RS232 information sent from either the Encoder or Decoder to the Control Box is now differentiated. RS232 information is either the status information of the Encoder and Decoder, or information received from the RS232 port of the Encoder and Decoder.
• Fixed all known issues associated with the SWITCH MANAGEMENT feature.
• Added password encryption to the Control Box login.
• Added video quality command into API:
      "config set device quality -1/0/1/2/3/4/5 {TxID/TxMAC}"
• Added extracted audio volume control command into API:
      "config set device exaudio volume VALUE {TxID/TxMAC} VALUE = [1~100]"
• Added incoming HDP (hot plug detect) and AV information into the Control Box on Telnet Port 24.
• Optimized Control Box processing of commands and responses.
• Updated the API PDF document to v1.14.
1. SYSTEM UTILITIES Page
• When using the FACTORY RESET E/D feature, both the FPGA and MCU factory settings will now be restored. Previously, this feature was restricted only to the FPGA.
• Fixed the "Reboot fails, retry 1" error messages when using Mentor to upgrade the firmware of the Encoders and Decoders.
• Added a new LIMITED USER login to Mentor which restricts access to only the AUTO-MATRIX and VIDEO WALL pages.
2. CONFIGURE / DIAGNOSTICS Pages
• Changed the default CUSTOM NAME sorting for Encoders and Decoders to ascending alphanumerical order.
• Added the video BLACK OUT option to the OUTPUT RESOLUTIONS settings on the OUTPUTS/DECODERS/DISPLAYS page.
• Added the ability to power-cycle the Encoders and Decoders from the DIAGNOSTICS page by enabling or disabling PoE power to specific switch ports.
• Fixed the bandwidth limitation display issues.
• Decoders will now be set to PASS-THROUGH mode by default.

V1.90
1. SWITCH MANAGEMENT Pages
• Added comprehensive switch management features exclusively for MXNET branded switches including:
• Switch Summary page which details software, firmware, BootRom and hardware info.
• Also includes switch CPU and Memory utilizations, plus operating temperature and fan status.
• Detailed PORT DATA RATES listings - port-by-port.
• Detailed POE POWER usage listings - port-by-port.
• Full featured and flexible VLAN management, eliminating the need to use the Command Line Interface for most VLAN configurations.
2. CENTRAL COMMAND Page
• Fixed a problem where only a 9600 baud rate was valid, and all other baud rates were invalid.
• Fixed a problem where a previously configured encoder or decoder would drop offline and become automatically deleted.
3. CONFIGURE / DIAGNOSTICS Pages
• Fixed a typographical display issue if the Custom Name of an encoder or decoder was longer while viewing encoder or decoder performance info.
• Added switch port connection info and real time bandwidth utilization in the DIAGNOSTICS pages.
4. RS232 Bi-directional communication
• Added Base64 RS232 feedback responses from targeted encoders or decoders.

V1.84
NewFeatures:
•Added SystemLog and NTP sever
•Added MXNET Network Switch Configuration page
•Added independent signal switching into AUTO-Matrix page
•Added Module Card page in the Configuration pages.
•Added bidirectional RS232 information, including receiving the RS232 response information from TV or any other RS232 devices.

FixedIssues:
•Fixed an upgrade TX / RX bug
•Fixed CBOX WEB lockup issue that caused by IP scanner software.
•Fixed a garbled bug on the diagnosis page Combined the RS232 response information when receiving response information from decoders
•Fixed a garbled bug on the video wall page
•Fixed Sony IR code issue Fixed issue with "config set device ir" API command where there was no IR output from the Encoder/Decoder when ProntoHex Sequence 1 (On Press) data was not present in the IR code Fixed IR code issues that are likely to occur with codes for the following brands using drivers in some control systems: Panasonic, Samsung, Seura, Sharp, Sony, TCL

Note: If yourCBOX is running firmware V1.68 or lower, you MUST first install V1.70 as an intermediate step prior to installing V1.75 or later. If your CBOX is running firmware V1.69 or higher, you may skip installing V1.70 and directly install V1.90

V1.75
New Features:
•CBOX will automatically reboot in five seconds after the firmware update.
•Added Mosaic Video Wall Web Interface Add force image API commands to support multiple RXs or all RXs.
•config set device displaypicture 0 RX1:RX2
•config set device displaypicture 1 RX1:RX2
•config set device displaypicture 2 RX1:RX2
•config set device displaypicture 0 ALL
•config set device displaypicture 2 ALL
•Added Mosaic Video Wall UI Add Mosaic Video Wall API command to support OSD and copy layout.
•vw mosaic layout osd {videowall_name} {layout_name} {on/off}
•vw mosaic layout copy {videowall_name} {layout_name} {new_layout_name}
•Added Independent Audio and Video Routing API commands
•config set device videopath {TxID or TxMAC} {RxID or RxMAC}
•config set device videopathdisable {RxID or RxMAC}
•config set device audiopath {TxID or TxMAC} {RxID or RxMAC}
•config set device audiopathdisable {RxID or RxMAC}
•Modified the button/language of "PRESETS" to "LAYOUT" on the Video Wall page.
•Added the Coordinate origin on the "LAYOUT DESIGN" page.
•Added using the keyboard arrow keys to move the displays on the "LAYOUT DESIGN" page.
•Modified the coordinate system calculation method. Modified SDDP configuration file.
•Modified the fonts on the USB and KVM WEB page that support the lowercase letter.
•Modified the font on the Home page and added the "QUICK START GUIDE" button.
•Corrected a typo on the "FORCE IMAGE" page.
Fixed Issues:
•Resolved issues where in some cases, RX appeared in the TX attributes when polled using the API command of "config get devicelist"
•Resolved issues with preview picture being displayed on the AUTO-MATRIX page.
•Resolved the population of DNS title on the HOME page.
•Resolved Issue of being unable to save the GATEWAY value of the control port on the HOME page.

V1.70
•Added API command for setting AC-MXNET-1G-AVDM-E downmixing preset (Balanced Stereo Output Only).

V1.69
•Added the ability to send virtualized external device commands using RS232 over IP, IR over IP or CEC over IP/HDMI.
•These commands can now be sent to a single Encoder or Decoder, a specified group of Encoders or Decoders, or ALL Encoders or Decoders.

V1.68
•Resolved Duplicate Multicast Channel Issue during Factory Restore V1.66 Resolved Issue when sending CEC commands to multiple end points (using API).
•Resolved Issue when sending OSD configuration command to multiple Decoders (using API). Resolved OSD Overlay Position Bug.
•Resolved MXNet Mentor UI Button Position when Windows is Scaling.
•Added automatic refresh to A/V NETWORK POE Port after changing IP Mode for System Addressing.
•Added the ability to replace the default BOOT and “No Signal” images with custom images. Limited Image Size.
•Added the ability to "Force Image". Forced Image will overlay existing signal. Limited Image Size.

V1.64
•Added KVM Mouse Roaming to Mentor UI; Allowing for an HID Device to be shared on up to 17 Host Devices
•Improved MXNet A/V NETWORK POE PORT System Addressing for MXNet Encoders and Decoders
•Link Local (IP Assigned by AC-MXNET-CBOX)
•DHCP (IP Assigned by LAN DHCP Server)
•Static (IP Assigned by User) Updated API document to v1.08.

V1.61
•Added support for 4K 50Hz ( U.K. Specific ) signals V1.56
•Resolved TCP Login Issue for Control Drivers V1.54
•Fixed blank thumbnail preview issue when CBOX LAN port is set to DHCP Added kvm roaming command
•Added kvm roaming page in MENTOR Added reset Decoder hotplug detect / reset function in MENTOR
•Added API command to set hotplug detect / reset for Decoders
•Added API command for: config set device hpdrst {device_id or device_mac} Fixed various small bugs
•Updated API document to v1.06. V1.51
•Added vwid command to API
•Added copy command in vwid.
•Added support to set bezel gap in vwid
•Added new VideoWall setup page in MENTOR
•Added  API command for KVM Roaming: ‘config set device kvmroaming RX1ID,X1,Y1:RX2ID,X2,Y2[:RX3ID,X3,Y3...] RX7ID’
•Fixed CONFIGURE page OSD button bug.
•Fixed DHCP bug on HOME page.
•Fixed Resetting TX and RX custom name bug Updated API document to v1.05.








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