Release Notes

These release notes are related to FW V2.0.2

Change Log

New Features

Below is a quick recap of the features that this device is capable of: 

  • Possibility to configure 5 different sources among 7 different types: 
    • SIP
    • HTTP 
    • RTP (multicast or unicast)
    • Local Files playback triggered via UDP command (large device storage 16GB)
    • Informacast notification ready (license is required)
    • SynApps notification ready
    • Barix Radio pre-configured 
  • Assign 5 priority levels with automatic switch among those when one top-level source is not available 
  • Password protected Web UI used for configuration  (protocol configurable access via HTTP or HTTPs)
  • Exposed settings: Network (DHCP. Static IP, Avahi discovery, Sonic IP, NTP)
  • Dedicated Speaker Status page to verify source playback status in real-time
  • Automatic FW rescue process 
  • FW compatible with TPA400 - M400 hardware from Barix

Fixes

  • SIP Audio calls: solved issue related to the quality of the audio played when using SIP
  • Informacast license validation process fixed for new image names of IP Speaker 
  • Audio crackles when applying network settings is now fixed
  • When changing from Static to DHCP method, the IP is changed accordingly without affecting the audio quality and the playback is recovered automatically
  • Password modification fields in Settings page of the UI are now working correctly
  • Solved deadlock that was causing HTTP streams to stop playing after a random time
  • HTTP streams are automatically recovered in case of temporary internet disconnection - no reboot is necessary
  • Speaker Status shows correctly SIP PBX registration 
  • Proper handle of UDP messages received via script when triggering local files (timing is not anymore required)
  • Allow the possibility to upload only playable files as local files
  • Source priority is now handled correctly despite temporary disconnections of top level sources 
  • RTP source type fixed, when disabled it doesn't play
  • UI updated correctly on Safari used on iOS and macOS

Known Limitations

  • Manual reboot required when Avahi setting is enabled / disabled to activate / deactivate the function
  • G.711 uLaw / Mono 24kHz - G.711 aLaw / Mono 24KHz - Not handled by the playback engine
  • PCM 24 Khz 16 bit mono big endian - PCM 8 Khz 16 bit mono big endian - PCM 24 Khz 16 bit mono little endian - PCM 8 Khz 16 bit mono little endian - PCM 32 Khz 16 bit mono big endian - PCM 12 Khz 16 bit mono big endian - PCM 32 Khz 16 bit mono little endian - PCM 12 Khz 16 bit mono little endian - PCM 44.1 kHz 16bit stereo little endian - PCM 48KHz 16bit stereo little endian - PCM 48KHz 16bit stereo big endian - Not handled by the Playback engine
  • Informacast version supported and tested: 12.1.1 - when used with 12.17.1 the device doesn't play the notifications, despite handling the priority correctly. 
  • Certain HTTP playlist URLs are not parsed by the playback library, i.e.:http://www.radioswissjazz.ch/live/mp3.m3u 

Known Issues

  • Random clicks heard when notifications from Informacast are received (using Informacast advanced version 12.1.1)
  • Syslog service not working 
  • G.711 uLaw / Mono 8KHz - Handled by playback engine but audio drops and crackles may be experienced
  • When playing notifications from SynApps and Informacast there might very short audio drops 
  • Reset to factory defaults from UI (also known as soft-reset) reset also network settings 

Deployment

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update-core-image-barix-ipspeaker-v2.0.2.tar