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Title: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on June 07, 2018, 12:04:04 pm
Here are are a couple of snapshots of the new Clear-Com Freespeak II Base 2 software which is in the process of being released. I'll have a video to add later. Lots more information, RMK, antenna load counts, texting to all beltpacks and more...

Here is the video of combined HelixNet and Freespeak (https://youtu.be/t9VlgTAQhZc)


Here is a video on the Freespeak only (https://youtu.be/_uxfaJ9I2c8) 



Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Aram Piligian on June 08, 2018, 11:30:58 am
Very excited for RMK to finally be included in the software.  And for the Assignments tab to follow the Helixnet/LQ format.  Inching ever closer to unification of the two...

Any idea on release date?
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on June 08, 2018, 11:47:50 am
Very excited for RMK to finally be included in the software.  And for the Assignments tab to follow the Helixnet/LQ format.  Inching ever closer to unification of the two...

Any idea on release date?

now - release at Infocom.  May not show on web yet.   contact your rep.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on June 15, 2018, 02:08:46 pm
I have done a couple of shows now with the V1.07 beltpack firmware, 0.40 antenna firmware, and 1.5.9 base firmware.  Prognosis is good.  Lost packet concealment, contrary to earlier rumors, doesn't increase the latency much and is hardly noticeable.  previously moving packs were jittery and medium size venues had minor multipath issues.  this has totally fixed that.

I haven't tried it in large venues yet.

New features:
Remote Mic Kill for beltpacks, global land individual
display of button activity
display of volume control settings for ABCD but not master and Line
all call and individual call with added text sending
count of users on antennas with yellow for 5 users
mic type changed in software now
check box in roll to use local settings on BP
"Force Talk and Force Listen" option for bp but not station
sidetone tracking, non tracking and disabled
CALL can be un programmed from keys
Assignments display better shows who is talking with almost instant response
count of how many ports are distributed per port
Hide empty connections in assignments
logging in base and per antenna
VOX mode for ports and beltpacks
Beginning of GPIO implementation and event programming - software started but not fully implemented
OTA system ID editable
sync BP clock with computer



Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Aram Piligian on June 15, 2018, 07:52:48 pm
I'll be in the Minneapolis CC in about a week and a half and report back.  Interested to see if those domes will give me trouble--especially because the stage is right under one of them. 
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: brian maddox on June 15, 2018, 09:47:55 pm
I'll be in the Minneapolis CC in about a week and a half and report back.  Interested to see if those domes will give me trouble--especially because the stage is right under one of them.

Should be a great test venue. In looking forward to seeing the new FW in action.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on June 15, 2018, 10:45:02 pm
I'll be in the Minneapolis CC in about a week and a half and report back.  Interested to see if those domes will give me trouble--especially because the stage is right under one of them.

will you have the 1.07 upgrade?
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: brian maddox on June 16, 2018, 09:50:17 am
will you have the 1.07 upgrade?

Is it not publicly available yet?
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on June 16, 2018, 01:08:38 pm
Is it not publicly available yet?

It is almost released but not on the website yet.  if you purchase it has the latest FW.  Contact your rep to get a copy.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: brian maddox on June 16, 2018, 06:06:19 pm
It is almost released but not on the website yet.  if you purchase it has the latest FW.  Contact your rep to get a copy.

Gotcha.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: keven mcdonald on June 16, 2018, 07:19:18 pm
Hey Pete

Do you know if the new antennae and pack firmware will play nice with original fs2 basestations?

Cheers

K
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Aram Piligian on June 16, 2018, 07:23:58 pm
will you have the 1.07 upgrade?


I was actually able to get a copy of the base station FW but I didn't even realize until your followup that the antenna and bp needed firmware files too (they were accidentally not sent to me).  Used it all last week with just the base station upgraded--glad it worked at all!  I emailed my contact yesterday to get the rest of the files, so I should be all upgraded before the truck leaves for MN...
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on June 16, 2018, 08:50:27 pm
Do you know if the new antennae and pack firmware will play nice with original fs2 basestations?


don't know...
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Christopher Irwin on August 10, 2018, 12:00:55 pm
I see that a download for the firmware for the basestation has finally been added to ClearCom's website - However, to me it doesn't appear that there are links to new firmware for the beltpacks and antennas. The note says (or at least implies) that new firmware is needed for all three; does anyone here know if that is the case, or if 1.06 and 0.38 (1.9GHz) are in fact new versions?

I'm a bit worried about starting the update and not being able to finish.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on August 10, 2018, 12:26:07 pm
I see that a download for the firmware for the basestation has finally been added to ClearCom's website - However, to me it doesn't appear that there are links to new firmware for the beltpacks and antennas. The note says (or at least implies) that new firmware is needed for all three; does anyone here know if that is the case, or if 1.06 and 0.38 (1.9GHz) are in fact new versions?

I'm a bit worried about starting the update and not being able to finish.

1.06 and .38 are the newest.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Nathan Salt on August 10, 2018, 09:55:58 pm
Looks like the 1.5 update has been pulled? I downloaded it yesterday but its not listed on the site now
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Christopher Irwin on August 14, 2018, 10:39:42 am
Looks like the 1.5 update has been pulled? I downloaded it yesterday but its not listed on the site now

It looks like you are correct - I am going to keep waiting even though I downloaded that file, since I'm assuming that they need to fix something.  Also, yesterday I checked my beltpacks and they are currently on 1.06, so I'm assuming they will come out with a new version for that.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Christopher Irwin on August 29, 2018, 03:01:59 pm
It looks like you are correct - I am going to keep waiting even though I downloaded that file, since I'm assuming that they need to fix something.  Also, yesterday I checked my beltpacks and they are currently on 1.06, so I'm assuming they will come out with a new version for that.

Update:
Since the website now lists v1.5 as available through distributors I went ahead and got it.  Turns out that it is still buggy and not ready for release - I had 10 beltpacks stop updating in the middle of writing firmware and had to call support. They were very helpful, but were a little unhappy that I was able to get the update files...

I'm going to be doing more testing and using the system as the week goes on, however, currently it appears as if packs are talking normally, and there are definitely some very nice updates to the system. I have however had issues with the CCM software - I have to re-input the password multiple times to get to a screen and then any time I change screens I have to go through the password process again.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Andrew Morton on August 29, 2018, 08:44:00 pm
Update:
Since the website now lists v1.5 as available through distributors I went ahead and got it.  Turns out that it is still buggy and not ready for release - I had 10 beltpacks stop updating in the middle of writing firmware and had to call support. They were very helpful, but were a little unhappy that I was able to get the update files...

I'm going to be doing more testing and using the system as the week goes on, however, currently it appears as if packs are talking normally, and there are definitely some very nice updates to the system. I have however had issues with the CCM software - I have to re-input the password multiple times to get to a screen and then any time I change screens I have to go through the password process again.

The sales manager emailed said it won't be released until after IBC...
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Diogo Nunes Pereira on October 07, 2018, 02:04:58 pm
The sales manager emailed said it won't be released until after IBC...

Hi there.

I've received firm 1.5.1.14 from a client interested in upgrading his two units, but I want to make sure we won't run into trouble doing it.  Is this finally the patched version? Any news on firmware stability?

I've also downloaded firm for packs and tranceivers. Latest I got from ClearCom site is:

- Beltpack 2.27.32
- Transceiver 2.6.28

Thanks,

Diogo
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on October 07, 2018, 11:52:10 pm
Hi there.

I've received firm 1.5.1.14 from a client interested in upgrading his two units, but I want to make sure we won't run into trouble doing it.  Is this finally the patched version? Any news on firmware stability?

I've also downloaded firm for packs and tranceivers. Latest I got from ClearCom site is:

- Beltpack 2.27.32
- Transceiver 2.6.28

Thanks,

Diogo

it will be fine, however the final release version is 1.5.1.15.  CC for some reason is not posting this and owners of eq must contact rep with the SN of the unit to upgrade.
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Diogo Nunes Pereira on October 08, 2018, 05:05:33 am
it will be fine, however the final release version is 1.5.1.15.  CC for some reason is not posting this and owners of eq must contact rep with the SN of the unit to upgrade.

Thanks Pete,

we'll reach CC to get the latest and go ahead with the update. Cheers,

Diogo

Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Andrew Morton on October 08, 2018, 11:16:13 pm
Thanks Pete,

we'll reach CC to get the latest and go ahead with the update. Cheers,

Diogo

Good luck getting the new version...I've been back and forth with my regional sales manager with no luck...
Title: Re: Freespeak II Base 2 - Upgrade coming soon with better firmware for the base
Post by: Pete Erskine on October 09, 2018, 09:09:42 am
Good luck getting the new version...I've been back and forth with my regional sales manager with no luck...

Contacts for updates: 
     Kari Eythorsson   Kari.Eythorsson@clearcom.com
     Craig Fredrickson  Craig.Fredrickson@Clearcom.com   

be sure to include the serial number of your base.  I believe updates are free if you have purchased your base within 6 mo. 

Additionally I cant see any difference between 1.5.1.14 and 1.5.1.15 anyway but they could be hidden bugs.