Since last technical newsletter, many software updates had been released, several new service manuals published online and other technical documentation files provided new or updated... read on for more details. This technical newsletter contains information about important software updates which need to be applied as soon as possible.
Service manuals for Divine™ 60 UV and for PATT 2017™ have been released. Spare parts list has been updated to include all the new spares.
RoboSpot Technical Setup video tutorial
We have produced detailed video featuring all aspects of RoboSpot setup procedure including configuration, Multi Device Control, Show Library USB import/export and more. You can see the video on this Vimeo link.
3D symbols have been updated to contain files for latest product including Tarrantula™, BMFL™ FollowSpot, ParFect 150™ RGBW, ParFect 150™ FW RGBW, Parfect 150™ RGBA, Parfect 150™ FW RGBA, iParfect 150™ FW RGBW, iParfect 150™ FW RGBA, RoboSpot™, RoboSpot™ MotionCamera and others.
Documentation, measurements and certification paperwork
Many user manuals have been updated and other documents provided, like Noise measurements (Spiider®, Tarrantula™) and new/updated certification paperwork (DL7S Profile™, DL7F Wash™, RoboSpot™ , RoboSpot™ MotionCamera, UV Strobe™, LED Wash/Actor series).
Internal elements and lamp driving optimizations have been improved and this change prevent any possible negative heat effects of frost filters. Timely software update is required. Software package 18071255.
LED driving has been optimized to prevent potential LED driving interruption on products manufactured between late 2016 - early 2017. This update package has been out since April 2018. Timely software update is strongly recommended.
Internal driving of optical elements (focus and zoom) and light frost filter has been improved to eliminate any chances of element collision. Software package 18061556. Timely software update is strongly recommended.
RoboSpot BaseStation software update with Multi Device Control (MDC) has been released on June 12 2018 in a package version 18061231. It sets internal processor versions as follows:
• Display (DV): 2.9
• PCB C: 2.4
• RPi: 2.3
List of changes
Following list of improvements and changes has been released. Please read User Manual for details about each item and information about how to use it.
• Multi Device Control
Added new type of Multi Device Control, allowing precise control of multiple fixtures pointing onto single tracked artists from single RoboSpot BaseStation. Optional auto zoom+focus is available.
• Multi Device Control assistant
Setup procedure to select fixtures used in MDC, set reference (master) device, define stage area, define zoom/focus.
• In Device settings, removed Range
All multi-device related settings should now be done through the new Multi Device Control.
• Trace cursor feature added
Additional visual tool for predicted position of devices for better operation especially during fast movement of actor.
• In-Scene Presets added (Position buttons)
Preset buttons stored in-scene. Stores Pan/Tilt position in relative position to Red cursor. Saved information includes settings in Sliders menu.
• Pan/Tilt reverse for RoboSpot handles added
Global Pan/Tilt reverse.
• Pan/Tilt sensitivity improved
Sensitivity of Pan/Tilt settings for controlled devices tuned for better performance.
• Import/Export of configuration settings to USB
User Presets renamed to Show Library. Shows 1-10 can now be exported/imported to/from USB stick.
Another software updates
Many other fixtures have received software updates providing new features, improving possibilities or fixing behavior. You can see all updates in the ROBE Uploader, software tool which automatically updates itself and helps you keep all your units up to date. You can find download links for installer on this download page.
Technical newsletter mailing list
We have released service manuals for the new FORTE™ and SPOTE™ fixtures, have some interesting news about additional green adjustment (tint channel) for ESPRITE™ and will also mention other updates and releases to technical documentation.
In this technical newsletter we share some news about recent software updates, new Technical Bulletins and their translations and we also provide some information about important details related to long term fixture storage and maintenance during this unplanned downtime.
We have released an extensive software update for Robin Esprite, delivering new features for it's NFC enabled Transferable Engine. This update is also providing enhancements to several Esprite's hardware components, for example improved reset and movement of framing shutters, FollowSpot mode support and more. The framing shutters improvements have now been added to T1 Profile, for which software update has been made available. In this Technical Newsletter we have also prepared a special Software related section, listing all important software changes for Robe products for the past year, to give you a chance to review them quickly, to have the opportunity to perhaps utilize this unplanned downtime to get all your units up to speed with latest software releases.
Here comes a regular rundown of recent updates on the ROBE website, bringing information about new software, documentation and other important news.
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