Firmware Updates

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Overview

It is highly recommended to update the firmware should a new firmware version become available.
You can update the device in different ways.

 

 

Important Information

Note: Make a backup before updating (or downgrading) the firmware of your MADRIX AURA devices!
[In this way, you can reload your settings after updating. New firmware versions may introduce new features, which requires a reset of all parameters. Downgrades to older firmware versions usually require a full reset to factory default settings.]

 

 

MADRIX HARDWARE MANAGER

To update your devices, please use the separate MADRIX HARDWARE MANAGER software.
Learn more »Using MADRIX HARDWARE MANAGER [USB / Ethernet]

 

 

Available Firmware Updates

Version

Highlights

AURA Firmware
1.00
 
MADRIX Version
-
 
Release Date
June 2020

Initial firmware release.

AURA Firmware
1.01
 

MADRIX Version
-
 
Release Date
July 2020

Added support for MADRIX AURA 2 (#6268).

It is now possible to rename scene files under Scenes > Scene File Details (#6319).

It is now possible to delete single scene files from the SD card under Scenes > Scene File List (#5945).

It is now possible to delete all scene files from the SD card under Scenes > Scene File List (#6334).

Files that are used in the cue list will now be shown as linked files under Scenes > Scene File List (#6354).

Linked files that have been deleted will not be selected as source anymore under Cue List > Scene Details. A warning sign will be shown (#6368).

It is now possible to start playback of the cue list starting with the currently selected scene under Cue List > Cue List Scenes (#6320).

It is now possible to duplicate scenes under Cue List > Cue List Scenes (#6182).

It is now possible to move scenes up and down in the list under Cue List > Cue List Scenes (#6342).

It is now possible to remove all scenes from the cue list under Cue List > Cue List Scenes (#6334).

It is now possible to duplicate timers under Timers > Timer Event List.

It is now possible to move timers up and down in the list under Timers > Timer Event List (#6342).

It is now possible to delete all timers from the list under Timers > Timer Event List (#6334).

Timers are now shown as active or inactive with a green or red dot in the Timers > Timer Event List.

Timers can be set to Action > None to be used as a placeholder (#6360).

New timers are now set to Inactive and Action > None by default to prevent any triggering before the timer is configured correctly (#6360).

It is now possible to create custom, user-defined channel masks (#5974).

It is now possible to duplicate remote events under Remote > Remote Event List (#6183).

It is now possible to move remote events up and down in the list under Timers > Timer Event List (#6342).

It is now possible to delete all remote events from the list under Remote > Remote Event List (#6334).

Remote events are now shown as active or inactive with a green or red dot in the Remote > Remote Event List (#6361).

Remote events can now be set as Active or Inactive in the Remote > Remote Event Settings (#6361).

Remote events can be set to Action > None to be used as a placeholder (#6360).

New remote events are now set to Inactive and Action > None by default to prevent any triggering before the remote event is configured correctly (#6360).

Restoring the default settings under Remote > Remote Event List now requires additional user confirmation (#6369).

It is now possible to change the maximum brightness of the status LEDs on top of the device (#5994).

It is now possible to require a login in order to access the device's web configuration via username and password under Settings > Web Panel Access Control (#6392).

The time before reloading the website after a reboot or reset to manufacturer's default settings has been increased to 15 seconds to avoid unsuccessful reloads (#6251).

The current file system of the SD card and its cluster size are now shown under Information > Status Information (#6245).

It is now possible to use the Highlight Device functionality via the website under Information > Status Information (#6382).

Up to 10 logfiles are now automatically saved directly on the SD card for technical assistance (#5849).

Improved synchronization process for multiple devices and Master-Slave Synchronization (#6001).

Improved the recording process to ensure a synchronized recording start of multiple devices and Master-Slave Synchronization (#6263).

Improved saving processes to ensure responsiveness of the website (#6257)

File names can now include additional characters, such as (,),#,{,} (#6395).

Fixed an issue that did not save the Remote settings when using Autosave (#6124).

Fixed several issues when trying record for master and slave devices, while have Network Recording Universes deactivated for master devices, slaved devices, or both (#6223).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to continue playback after trying to play back a scene with a size of 0 bytes (#6254).

Fixed an issue that set all inactive timers to active after a restart of the device or reset to manufacturer default settings (#6289).

Fixed an issue that did not show error messages completely under Control > Control Panel (#6301).

Fixed an issue that played large scene files backwards very slowly instead of smoothly (#6304).

Fixed an issue that only allowed to play back *.dxd files, and excluded *.DXD files (#6353).

Fixed an issue that did not save and remember None for Follow Scene under Cue List > Scene Details after a device restart (#6390).

Fixed an issue that shortly made previous cues visible when skipping to the next cue (#6408).

AURA Firmware
1.02.7380
 
MADRIX Version
-
 
Release Date
October 2020

 

Added Toggle Pause for Timers > Timer Event Action > Action (#6458)

Added controls to adjust all ports at once regarding state, protocol, and universe under Remote > eDMX Remote Port Settings (#6422).

Added new actions for Timers and Remote Control, incl. Speed Increment, Speed Decrement, Intensity Increment, Intensity Decrement, Intensity Group 1 - 8 Increment, Intensity Group 1 - 8 Decrement (#6480).

Added a duplicate IP address feature to quickly set the same IP address for all ports under Playback (#6499).

It is now possible to stop playback of the cue list under Cue List > Cue List Scenes (#6384).

It is now shown if the device has been set as Master or Slave as Sync. Type under Live Control > Operating Panel (#6470).

Slave devices have functionality locked and disabled while a Master is actively controlling the group (#6494).

Added a logfile view under Information > Service Functions (#5993).

Added the option to download logfiles directly from the web configuration (#6518).

Changed the default value range from percent to DMX for Control > Output Panel > Intensity (#6186).

Changed the default value range from percent to DMX for Control > Output Panel > Intensity Group Panel (#6186).

Changed the value range from percent to DMX for Timers > Timer Event Settings and all Intensity-related Actions (#6186).

Changed the value range from percent to DMX for Remote > Remote Event Settings and all Intensity-related Actions (#6186).

It is now possible to switch from DMX to percent for Control - Live Control under Settings > Website > View Intensity In (#6186).

Renamed the Control Panel and Master Panel to Operating Panel and Output Panel to better differentiate towards Master-Slave Synchronization (#6470).

Renamed Scene to Cue in the majority of cases in order to clarify the connection to the cue list as several cues can be based on a single scene file, for example (#6423, #6443).

Renamed Toggle Play to Toggle Pause for Remote > Remote Event Settings > Action (#6458).

Only remote events that are set to active can be clicked and are shown in the HTTP Remote Control Check under Remote > Remote Event List (#6559).

The main menu now shows which item is currently selected (#6093).

It is now shown with the help of a red save icon if a configuration has been modified and that there are unsaved changes for the Cue List, Timers, and Remote Control (#6233).

Setting up access control via a login now requires explicit confirmation (#6392).

Changing the network settings, such as the IP address, now requires explicit confirmation (#6512).

Improved the playback synchronization of the Master-Slave Synchronization and fixed accompanying issues (#6383, #6492).

Improved the recording synchronization of the Master-Slave Synchronization and fixed accompanying issues; especially with lower frame rates (#6570).

Improved the recording and playback behavior of the Master-Slave Synchronization when devices are not receiving any incoming data by creating placeholder scenes (#6355).

It will now be checked if Valid Until is not an older data than Valid From and automatically set to Valid From if that is indeed the case (#6389).

Improved how the web panel access control is shown, implemented that the access restriction will now be disabled again if no username or password have been set, and added the option to remove the password again (#6421).

Added and improved various tooltips (#6388, #6443).

Improved various labels (#6443, #6568).

Fixed an issue that the web browser did not display SVG icons after a site refresh (#6326).

Fixed several user interface inconsistencies of Remote > Remote Event List > HTTP Remote Control Check (#6357).

Fixed an issue that did reset a yearly timer to the current month instead of the selected value under Timers > Timer Event Start Date (#6432).

Fixed an issue that showed the time incorrectly under Information > Status Information when the SD card in use returned an incorrect OID (#6453).

Fixed an issue that endless repetition of a cue in the cue list only worked for the first cue (#6454).

Fixed an issue that did not save the remote command Toggle Play in the show configuration(#6457).

Fixed an issue that could halt the device completely when receiving the ArtIpProg command (#6464).

Fixed minor issues regarding unwanted line breaks in the user interface (#6509).

Fixed an issue that applied an incorrect year when entering a past date under Timers > Timer Event Validity (#6510).

Fixed an issue that caused cues with White Fade Type and endless repetition to flicker under Cue List > Cue Settings (#6537).

AURA Firmware
1.03.7381
 
MADRIX Version
-
 
Release Date
November 2020

Renamed the settings to activate or deactivate Full Frames from Y/N to On/Off under Playback (#6589).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to set follow functionality for slave devices if all parameters were not checked (#6582).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to enter all possible numbers as IP address under Playback (#6595).

Fixed a critical issue that did not allow to record all available universes from a large number of senders by increasing the number of possible ARP requests (#6602).

AURA Firmware
1.04.7384
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4
 
Release Date
December 2020

Fixed an issue that the playback time of cues did not correspond to the record time of scenes if different frame rates were received on the different universes during recording (#6679, #6680).

Fixed a critical issue that could halt the device when changing the IP address with help of the MADRIX Device Configuration window (#6706).

AURA Firmware
1.05.7389
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4a
 
Release Date
February 2021

Added support for hardware version/model 1.6 (#6418, #6657).

Added support for ArtRdm under Settings > RDM to be able to reply to RDM requests by an RDM controller over Art-Net with status and sensor data (#6596).

The default setting for Autosave under Settings > Backup is now On [instead of Off] (#6761).

It is now possible to number Universes automatically in reverse/descending order under Recording > Network Recording Settings > Network Recording Universes > Universe (#6325).

It is now possible to number Universes automatically in reverse/descending order under Playback > Network Playback Settings > Network Sending Universes > Universe (#6325).

It is now possible to number Universes automatically in reverse/ascending order under Remote > Remote Control > eDMX Remote Port Settings > Universe (#6325).

AURA Firmware
1.06.7396

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4b
 
Release Date
May 2021

Added DMX_PERSONALITY and DMX_PERSONALITY_DESCRIPTION for improved RDM compatibility (#7146).

Improved and streamlined how the device replies to ArtTodData with Unicast, Directed Broadcast, or Limited Broadcast (#7006).

Art-Net Broadcast addresses and sACN Multicast addresses have always been fixed and are now also shown as disabled to prevent editing under Playback > Network Playback Settings (#6956).

Fixed an issue that replied to ArtTodControl/ArtTodRequest referring to the wrong Universe for RDM since it did not check if the Universe was correct first (#6948).

Fixed a minor issue that showed the tooltip of the Apply button within the confirmation message when changing the IP address of the device (#6970).

Fixed an issue that assigned the BindIndex incorrectly to the eDMX Ports for Remote Control (#6980).

Removed unnecessary CSS commands from the web interface (#7084).

Fixed an issue that did not check the RDM Destination UID sufficiently (#7121).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to change the values for Latitude and Longitude under Settings > Location (#7133).

Fixed an issue that only returned 12 bytes of the device name when requested over USB (#7187).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to save the ChannelConfig.xml to the SD card via its command (#7220).

AURA Firmware
1.07.7398

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4c
 
Release Date
July 2021

The Uptime of the device is now shown under Information > Status Information (#7312).

Improved the timing of sending an Art-Net PollReply when a network cable is connected to one of the Ethernet ports by adding a small delay in order for network switches to be able to route the packet (#7254).

Optimized internal files and data storage (#7276).

Streamlined internal controller communication (#7277).

Fixed that the Intensity buttons on the device now both operate with the same +/-26 values (#7255).

Fixed that the Locate flag is now set correctly in the Art-Net PollReply (#7259).

Fixed that ArtIpProgReply now correctly sets unused values to 0 (#7266).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to switch from Art-Net to sACN and back again under Recording - Network Recording Settings (#7332).

Fixed an issue that did not refresh the Web Configuration correctly or waited for buffered data to be written completely when formatting the SD card in certain cases (#7327).

Fixed an issue that did not report information about the ports in the PollReply over network (#7354).

Fixed an issue that reported incorrect temperature values via RDM (#7380).

Fixed an issue that did not provide the file name and file path over network (#7402).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to read a file over network (#7405).

Fixed an issue that reported the recording status incorrectly over network (#7431).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to read subdirectories on the SD card correctly over network (#7455).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to write files to the SD card correctly over network (#7463).

AURA Firmware
1.08.7401

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4e
 
Release Date
October 2021

Updated the system of the device (#7443).

Updated the network interface and optimized the timing of writing files to the SD card over network (#7443, #7467).

Prepared the firmware and bootloader for possible future hardware revisions (#7740, #7741).

Fixed an issue that only allowed to record 17 universes over sACN (#7663).

Fixed an issue that did not initiate a PollReply when changing the IP address using the web configuration page (#7667).

AURA Firmware
1.09.7403

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4f
 
Release Date
January 2022

Supports the RDM flag per universe/port according to the latest Art-Net 4 protocol revision 1.4dd2 (#7902).

Fixed an issue that would cause the web configuration to not react anymore in random cases (#7811).

Fixed a critical issue that could crash the device when recording to an SD card that was write-protected (#7824).

Fixed an issue that produced incorrect recordings when receiving from two different sources in case the IP addresses only differed in the last octet (#7833).

Fixed an issue that showed the Logfile view incorrectly in the web configuration (#7841).

Fixed an issue that incorrectly updated the device-configuration file on the SD card when selecting the Playback tab, although no changes were made to the configuration (#7842).

Fixed an issue that prevented playback after changing the write-protection state of the SD card as the device no longer tries to save the show configuration when no SD card is inserted or if it is write-protected or does not have enough free space (#7890).

Fixed an issue that calculated entered values for Power-Up Delay in milliseconds instead of seconds (#7917).

Fixed a critical issue that would halt the device when creating the ChannelConfig.xml (#7925).

Fixed an issue that would only use the Channel Mask of the first universe for all channels of all universes when using a custom ChannelConfig.xml (#7925).

AURA Firmware
1.10.7410

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4g
 
Release Date
March 2022

Supports the Network Time Protocol (NTP) for clock synchronization (#6068).

Added Highlight to Network Playback Settings to directly test the connection to lighting fixtures (#7647).

Channel Masks can now be applied to each port/universe separately; instead of only one mask per device (#7931).

Improved the Channel Mask for user-defined configurations with additional functionality (#7631, #7927, #7932).

Added new presets for the Channel Mask (Assign All Channels To Intensity Group) (#7932).

Introduced file version 2.0 of the Channel Mask. For downward compatibility, devices can read file version 1.0 and file version 2.0 (#7956).

Added a command to be able to reload the ChannelConfig.xml of the Channel Mask over network (#7979).

Removed the unnecessary CSS class .bs for buttons in the Web Configuration (#8026).

Fixed an issue that incorrectly reduced the intensity during cross fades or white fades of endlessly repeated scenes (#7661).

Fixed slow writing speeds and reading speeds over network (#7746).

Fixed an issue that incorrectly sent output value 1 on the blue color channel when fading from red scene (255, 0, 0) to a green scene (0, 255, 0) in the Cue List (#7945).

Fixed an issue that did not update the web configuration when inserting an SD card that now held fewer files, cues, timers, or events than previously shown (#7979).

Fixed an issue that did not factor in the Master Intensity when Fade Type White was used in the Cue List and always increased the intensity to 255 during a fade (#8063).

Fixed an issue in the firmware and bootloader that showed incorrect states for the status LEDs of the second Ethernet network port of hardware revision 1.9 (#8076, #8084).

Fixed an issue that did not allow to output intensity value 127 and falsely sent out 2 instead of 1 (#8075).

AURA Firmware
1.11.7411

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4h
 
Release Date
April 2022

Fixed a critical issue that did prevent Master-/Slave Recording from working (#8230).

AURA Firmware
1.13.7413

 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.5
 
Release Date
June 2022

Fixed an issue that remained at the last frame of a scene after a run for the total duration when setting Repeat to > 1 in the Cue List (#8381).

Fixed an issue that playback of scenes became asynchronous for Masters/Slaves the higher Repeat/the loop count was set due to a difference of 1 frame during recording (#8383).

AURA Firmware
1.14.7416

 

MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.5a
 
Release Date
July 2022

Added the setting to edit the ShortName identifier for Art-Net (#8167).

Added the setting to disable automatically adding scenes to the Cue List (#8217).

The active state of highlighting ports is now communicated by showing the buttons in green (#8573).

Now automatically reloads the configuration including files after uploading scene files (*.dxd) with the help of the MADRIX HARDWARE MANAGER (#8579).

Optimized the web-configuration page (#7930).

Massively decreased the time that is required to upload files over USB (#8050).

Scene File Details: Removed Frame Rate and Frame Count as they could show incorrect values for files that were not recorded with a constant frame rate (#8587).

Prepared the device to receive the Scene Name from the source when using Network Records (#6386).

The status and type of the SD card can now be queried over USB (#8747).

Fixed an issue that caused incorrect fades between scenes with different Fade-In Times (#7143).

Fixed an issue that incorrectly showed the File Time of recordings at 61 seconds in certain cases (#8337).

Fixed an issue with web browsers regarding the parsing of XML (#8507).

Reduced data traffic by removing unnecessary parts of specific requests when using the web-configuration page (#8516).

Fixed that the Fade-In Time did not match when starting a scene via the Cue List or remotely while another scene was still running (#8522).

Fixed an issue that displayed page numbers incorrectly when removing all scenes via the Delete All button under Scenes, Cue List, Timers, and Timer Events (#8232).

Fixed an issue that displayed page numbers incorrectly when removing all scenes via the - button in the Cue List and under Scenes (#8584).

Fixed an issue that could cause the device to become unresponsive since a reset of the switch could fail by disconnecting from and connecting to power again (#8691).

Fixed an issue that prevented Settings > Backup > Execute Function > Reload Settings For Recording, Playback, and eDMX Remote Ports From SD Card to work correctly (#8699).

Fixed an issue that used Action Stop instead of Pause in the default remote remote event list (#8702).

Fixed several issues with Remote Event Actions that used Increment or Decrement when reaching value 128 (#8703).

Fixed an issue that did not show the correct playback time for scenes during playback when the Speed was set to a value other than 100 (#8718).

Fixed an issue that added a fade for scenes set to endless repetition in case the Speed was set to lower than 100 (#8719).

Fixed an issue that did not initialize parts of the systems memory correctly after startup, which could lead to errors when trying to access the SD card after performing a factory reset with MADRIX HARDWARE MANAGER (#8729).

 

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