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Vocia release notes

This article provides details of Vocia Software and Firmware revisions.

1.7.7

Software Issues Addressed

  1. Removed several unsupported TTS voices from the TTS Voice Font list
  2. Updated software to include new product name for the MS-1(e)
  3. Resolved an issue that could prevent a warning dialog from being shown when a corrupt Vocia project file was detected
  4. Resolved an issue that could prevent a Vocia project file from being open on a PC with a non-US time/date setting

Firmware Issues Addressed

  1. Resolved an issue that prevented MS-1(e) VoIP initiated Interworld pages from playing out in more than one remote World.
  2. Resolved an issue that prevented MS-1(e) VoIP initiated auto-repeating pages from continuing to repeat after 13 hours.
  3. Resolved an issue that could cause pages to timeout prematurely when pin codes are used on a paging station.
  4. Resolved an issue that could cause the audio storage memory on a paging station to become full and get overwritten when a large number of delayed release auto-repeat pages are made from a paging station.  This could result in audible glitches being heard during playback.
  5. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to intermittently report Power Supply Thermal alarms when not actually present
  6. Resolved an issue that was preventing some TTS voices from installing on the TTS-1(e)
  7. Resolved an issue that could cause a Short Circuit alarm to be reported at startup when not actually present on the VA-4300CV and VA-8150CV
  8. Resolved an issue that could cause a firmware update to fail on the VA-4300CV and VA-8150CV
  9. Resolved an issue that could cause the GPIO-1 to report Power Supply alarms under certain scenarios when no fault was present
  10. Resolved an issue that caused a minimal Vocia World with 1 output device and an MS-1(e) to report Network faults when no faults were present
  11. Resolved an issue that could cause the VoIP-1 and POTS-1 to reboot if the user pressed the # key before entering a pin

1.7.6

This is a firmware only update (Non-public release):

Issues

  1. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to intermittently report Power Supply Thermal alarms when not actually present.

1.7.5

Software Issues Addressed

  1. Removed several unsupported TTS voices from the TTS Voice Font list. 
  2. Updated software to include new product name for the MS-1(e) 
  3. Resolved an issue that could prevent a warning dialog from being shown when a corrupt Vocia project file was detected. 
  4. Resolved an issue that could prevent a Vocia project file from being open on a PC with a non-US time/date setting.  

Firmware Issues Addressed

  1. Resolved an issue that was preventing some TTS voices from installing on the TTS-1(e). 
  2. Resolved an issue that could cause a Short Circuit alarm to be reported at startup when not actually present on the VA-4300CV and VA-8150CV. 
  3. Resolved an issue that could cause a firmware update to fail on the VA-4300CV and VA-8150CV. 
  4. Resolved an issue that could cause the GPIO-1 to report Power Supply alarms under certain scenarios when no fault was present. 
  5. Resolved an issue that caused a minimal Vocia World with 1 output device and an MS-1(e) to report Network faults when no faults were present. 
  6. Resolved an issue that could cause the VoIP-1 and POTS-1 to reboot if the user pressed the # key before entering a pin.

1.7.4

Firmware Bugs Addressed

  1. Resolved an issue that was causing the POTS-1 Audio and Live Control settings from being properly loaded into the audio DSP on the device under certain scenarios.
  2. Resolved an issue that was causing the Input Gain on the VoIP-1 from being properly loaded into the audio DSP on the device under certain scenarios.

1.7.3

New Features

  1. Support for EN54-16 Certification.

     Vocia has been tested and certified by BRE for EN54-16.

 

Software Issues Addressed

  1. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when the Device ID’s of two MS-1(e)’s were swapped and the user attempted to resolve the ID conflict automatically.
  2. Resolved an issue that could allow amplifiers in N:1 or device-to-device failover configuration to be configured for a mixture of emergency and non-emergency functions.
  3. Removed the toggle high options from the GPIO-1 for high range monitored inputs for Emergency Page Code, Emergency Zone Alarm and Emergency Zone Reset functions.
  4. Resolved an issue that could result in the pilot tone or impedance monitoring stimulus levels to be set at unsafe levels.
  5. Resolved several issues that could cause excessive memory usage when the Log Viewer was left open for an extended period of time with Live Update disabled.
  6. Resolved an issue that could cause a Live Control conflict when the ELD-1 device order was different on amplifiers configured for device-to-device failover.
  7. Resolved an issue that could cause the default voice for Nurse Call to be lost after a project was reopened.
  8. Resolved an issue that was preventing a configuration compilation from being required when the IP address of a MS-1(e) or TTS-1(e) was changed.
  9. Resolved an issue that could prevent Impedance Monitoring from being configured as all of the controls were disabled.
  10. Resolved an issue that could cause ELD-1’s to display as offline after the VA-8600 was reconfigured in MS-1(e) less systems.
  11. Resolved an issue that could cause ELD-1’s assigned to a group or multiway from reporting a validation error when closing the amplifier property dialog.
  12. Resolved an issue that could allow too many audio files to be configured on an MS-1(e).
  13. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when toggling a VI-8 Control Output when offline.
  14. Resolved an issue that could cause Live Control conflicts to be falsely reported during calibration of the PLD-1.
  15. Resolved an issue that could cause the Vocia installer to fail with Error Code 2343.
  16. Resolved an issue that could prevent Impedance Monitoring metering from being shown after device-to-device failover.
  17. Updated the Recorded Announcement schedule wizard page to display the 30-minute maximum page duration.
  18. Resolved an issue that was preventing the ANC-1 Program Source from being extracted correctly.
  19. Resolved an issue that was preventing the same audio file appearing multiple times in a single Emergency Message from being extracted properly.
  20. Resolved an issue that was preventing the TTS-1(e)’s MS-1 Connectivity alarm from being shown until the Refresh Alarms button was pressed.
  21. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when sending a configuration to a system with the TTS-1(e) powered down.
  22. Resolved an issue that could cause a Live Control conflict when changing failover modes on an amplifier that had ELD’s assigned.
  23. Resolved an issue that could cause log entries from the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to show up with a Device Type of NONE.
  24. Resolved an issue that was causing the Background Effect control to display an incorrect state when running Impedance Monitoring Auto-characterisation.
  25. Resolved an issue that was preventing some validation messages from referencing the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV alongside the existing Vocia amplifiers.
  26. Resolved an issue that could cause a validation error to be reported for emergency zones previously assigned to the secondary channel of a channel-failover pair.
  27. Resolved an issue that could cause the LSI-16(e) to report a fault message if the Reset System Fault button in the Vocia SW was pressed in rapid succession.
  28. Resolved an issue that was preventing the LSI-16(e) from reporting the state of the Network Interfaces and Auxiliary PSU to VTP clients.
  29. Resolved several issues related to the use of PLD-1’s on the VA-8600 in failover configurations.
  30. Resolved an issue that was preventing the disconnection of PLD-1’s or ELD-1’s from indicating on the front panel of the VA-8600, VA-2060(e) and VA-4030(e).
  31. Resolved an issue that was preventing auto-repeating page codes triggered from the VAM-1 from repeating.
  32. Resolved an issue that was causing both VA-8600’s in a device-failover configuration to log messages when scheduled impedance monitoring was occurring.
  33. Resolved an issue that could allow Reset/Initialise to be performed on devices while the World that they are in is in Emergency.

 

Firmware Issues Addressed

  1. Resolved an issue that could cause infrequent and intermittent communications failure on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  2. Added PLD-1/PLD-2 calibration information logging to the VA-8150CV, VA-4300CV and VA-8600.
  3. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to falsely report Flash Memory alarms when other devices in the system were reconfigured.
  4. Resolved an issue that could cause the Interworld tunnel on the MS-1(e) to restart.
  5. Resolved an issue that could prevent PLD-2 calibration from being started after two calibration cycles in quick succession.
  6. Increased the resolution of the monitoring data used by the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to detect the PLD-2.
  7. Resolved an issue that caused a Ground Fault alarm on a VA-8600 to clear before the ground fault was removed.
  8. Optimised the pilot tone frequency used to monitor the PLD-1 on the VA-8600 to improve the overall robustness of PLD-1 monitoring.
  9. Resolved an issue that could theoretically cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to stop reporting log messages to the Vocia software.
  10. Resolved an issue that could cause the detection of a short circuit on a VA-8600, VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV channel monitored by a PLD to be delayed.
  11. Resolved an issue that was causing a message to be logged unnecessarily when the VA-8150CV was receiving audio from 8 unique paging sources.
  12. Resolved an issue that could prevent Impedance Monitoring from starting immediately after channel failover.
  13. Resolved an issue that could cause PLD-1 recalibration to fail to start properly on VA-8600 channels when multiple channels are recalibrated at once.
  14. Resolved an issue that could cause the channel fault LED on the front panel of the VA-8600 to remain illuminated after a channel fault caused by a PLD-1 was removed via reconfiguration.
  15. Resolved an issue that could cause the Scheduler on the MS-1(e) to report a fault when reinitialising the schedule after midnight.
  16. Resolved an issue that could cause the TTS-1 to shut-down after a significant period of time under a heavy load.
  17. Resolved an issue that could prevent memory from being released from delayed release pages on the VoIP-1 and POTS-1.
  18. Resolved an issue that would cause an Emergency Message to be triggered when an LSI-16e was power cycled and there is an Emergency Message IM-16 input configured as Contact Closure, Active Low.
  19. Resolved an issue that was preventing new faults or alarms from retriggering the sounder on the LSI-16(e) after the sounder had been silenced.
  20. Resolved an issue that was preventing duplicate VoIP network IP configuration on multiple MS-1(e)’s.
  21. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to become unconfigured if they were removed from the network during a reconfiguration of the system and then subsequently re-added.
  22. Resolved an issue that could cause the VO-4e, VA-2060(e) and VA-4030(e) to report a channel fault on the front panel when ELD-1’s were configured using Live Control.
  23. Resolved an issue that could cause the last message into the playback queue to be dispatched first on the MS-1(e).
  24. Resolved an issue that could cause very slow transmission time for delayed Interworld pages from the POTS-1 and VoIP-1.
  25. Resolved an issue that could cause the POTS-1 and VoIP-1 to reboot under heavy load when processing delayed Interworld pages.
  26. Resolved an issue that could cause the POTS-1, VoIP-1 and VI-8 to report a CobraNet HMI timeout fault and reboot.
  27. Resolved an issue that was preventing the MS-1(e) from aborting a page when file transfer failures occurred when attempting to deliver a delayed Interworld page.
  28. Resolved an issue that could cause ELD-1 alarms to be reported on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV when no fault was present.
  29. Resolved an issue that could cause the Paging Stations to report a Microphone Alarm when the gain was set at a low level and there is a very low ambient noise level.
  30. Resolved an intermittent issue that could prevent Emergency Message playback at bootup on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  31. Resolved an issue that could prevent Emergency Message playback under some scenarios when Emergency Messages were triggered during a Live Page on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  32. Resolved an issue that could prevent PLD-2 calibration from succeeding on the secondary amplifier when the VA-8150CV or VA-4300CV is configured for device-to-device failover.
  33. Resolved several issues on the MS-1(e) related to incorrect command parsing and backward compatibility.
  34. Resolved an issue that could prevent the PLD-2 calibration status for the secondary amplifier from displaying correctly in the Vocia SW when the VA-8150CV or VA-4300CV is configured for device-to-device failover.
  35. Resolved an intermittent issue that could cause audio artefacts on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  36. Resolved an issue that could raise speaker line faults when power limiting was in effect on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  37. Resolved an issue that could prevent PLD-1 faults from displaying on the front panel of a VA-8600 when configured for channel-channel failover.
  38. Resolved an issue that could trigger unnecessary Live Control synchronisation in the Vocia SW when the VA-8150CV or VA-4300CV is configured for device-to-device failover.
  39. Resolved an issue that was preventing the lack of PLD-1 calibration from displaying as a fault on the front panel of the VA-8600.
  40. Resolved several issues that could cause Speaker Line faults to be reported on a channel that no longer has speaker line monitoring configured on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  41. Resolved an issue that could prevent Speaker Line faults from being latched on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV when configured for channel failover.
  42. Resolved an issue that was preventing the correct state of the General Fault from being used in the Vocia SW and for Control Outputs when the General Fault was triggered by a System Fault that did not directly raise a General Fault.
  43. Resolved an issue that was preventing all IM-16 inputs configured for the same Emergency Zone and Message from indicating a consistent status.
  44. Resolved an issue that was causing the LSI-16(e) to report a Master Timeout alarm when a network loop exists.
  45. Resolved an issue that was preventing the MS-1(e) from properly determining the current Zone state when power cycled.
  46. Resolved an issue that could cause multiple error messages to be logged when making large numbers of simultaneous Live Interworld pages in a World from Paging Stations.
  47. Resolved an issue that could prevent Impedance Monitoring from running on amplifier channels configured only with Emergency Zones on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  48. Resolved an issue that could cause Live Interworld pages to fail for a period of time after a Live Interworld page setup timeout failure occurred between MS-1(e)’s.
  49. Resolved several issues that could cause communications problems on the VTP connection to the MS-1(e).
  50. Resolved several issues that prevented detailed page progress information from the S ALL command from being published to VTP clients.
  51. Resolved an issue that was preventing infinitely repeating Page Codes that were triggered via VTP on the MS-1(e) from being repeated infinitely.
  52. Resolved an issue that could prevent a Paging Station from making repeating pages if a repeating page was cancelled before it began repeating.
  53. Resolved several issues that could cause the VoIP-1 and POTS-1 to reboot because their audio stores were full.
  54. Resolved several issues that caused the repeat interval and count for pages made from Paging Stations to differ from the values configured.
  55. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to become stuck configuring and require a second send of configuration before successfully configuring.
  56. Resolved an issue that was causing a fault message to be displayed when a pre-recorded message was triggered by a VI-8 Control Input.
  57. Resolved several issues that were preventing Thermal, Power Supply, DC Out and DSP Alarms from being latched by the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  58. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to reboot when being removed from the configuration.
  59. Resolved an issue that was preventing an Emergency Alarm from being raised due to Thermal or Power Supply faults.
  60. Resolved an issue that could cause the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to log messages with an incorrect channel number when configured for failover.
  61. Resolved an issue that could cause the VI-8 to report fault messages during reconfiguration.
  62. Resolved an issue that could cause the results of a PLD-2 test to be displayed in the Impedance Monitoring metering page of the Vocia SW for the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  63. Resolved an issue that was causing the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to log a fault message when configured only for Emergency.
  64. Resolved an issue that was preventing the VI-8 from indicating a Chassis Fault on the front panel when a Daisy Chain Monitoring fault occurs.
  65. Resolved an issue that could prevent a TTS-1 VTP session from working correctly if communications to the MS-1(e) was lost.
  66. Resolved an issue that was causing the TTS-1 to resubmit an announcement that timed out for playback.
  67. Resolved an issue that was causing Live Control conflicts on the VA-4300CV when a previously configured amplifier was included in a new project.
  68. Resolved an issue that was causing the front panel Signal status of the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV to show the last state when removed from a configuration.
  69. Resolved an issue that was causing the VTP K command to fail when rebooting the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  70. Resolved an issue that was preventing additional ELD-1’s connected to a speaker line from reporting a fault on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  71. Resolved an issue that could cause a Short Circuit Alarm to be latched after the short was removed on channels configured with Soft Overload disabled on the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV.
  72. Resolved an issue that could cause a PLD-2 triggered speaker line fault that occurs on the backup channel in N:1 failover configurations for the VA-8150CV and VA-4300CV from causing the emergency sounder to re-trigger if previously silenced.

1.7.2

This is a Firmware only update.

Affected Devices

  • TTS-1
  • MS-1, MS-1e
  • VA-8600
  • VA-2060(e)
  • VA-4030(e)
  • VO-4e

Issue/Corrections:

  1. Resolved an issue that could cause the TTS-1 to shut down intermittently.
  2. Resolved an issue that prevented the VA-8600, VA-2060(e), VA-4030(e), and VO-4e from tracking the status of more than 8 ELD-1s, which would cause speaker line alarms to be reported in error.
  3. Resolved an issue that, under certain circumstances, could cause the MS-1 to report zones as unavailable when an announcement was overridden as it was completing playback.
  4. Resolved an issue that, under certain circumstances, could cause the MS-1 to incorrectly log error messages when playing a large number of simultaneous announcements with different priorities to overlapping destination zones.
  5. Resolved an issue that could cause the flooding of MS-1 logs in circumstances when large VTP strings wereused in a control system.

1.7.1

This is a Firmware only update.

Affected Devices

  • MS-1, MS-1e


Issue/Corrections:

  1. Resolved an issue that could prevent the MS-1(e) RS-232 connection from responding after powering up from a cold boot.
  2. Resolved an issue that under certain conditions could result in the system log being flooded with error messages when incomplete commands were sent to a TCP/IP VTP connection on the MS-1(e).

1.7

Hardware

New Products:

  1. Vocia VA-4300CV:

    The VA-4300CV is a 2RU, direct drive, constant voltage, Class D amplifier that provides 4 x 300W output channels.  It supports flexible line monitoring, comprehensive failover, extended audio delay, dual Ethernet ports, AC and dual DC operation and can form part of a Vocia emergency system.

  2. Vocia VA-8150CV:

    The VA-8150CV is a 2RU, direct drive, constant voltage, Class D amplifier that provides 8 x 150W output channels.  It supports flexible line monitoring, comprehensive failover, extended audio delay, dual Ethernet ports, AC and dual DC operation and can form part of a Vocia emergency system.

  3. Vocia PLD-1:

    The PLD-1 is a passive end of line monitoring device that can be used with the VA-8600 on non-branched speaker lines configured to drive 100-300W and up to 1.3km in length. 

  4. Vocia PLD-2:

    The PLD-2 is a passive end of line monitoring device that can be used with the VA-4300CV or VA-8150CV on non-branched speaker lines up to 1.3km in length.  

Software & Firmware

New Features:

  1. Longer Recorded Announcements

    Recorded announcements up to 30 minutes in duration are now supported in Vocia.

  2. Master-Slave LSI-16(e)

    Supports the Master-Slave fire system topologies found in medium to large installations that use distributed and/or networked fire systems.

  3. Live Interworld Paging

    Live Interworld pages can now be made live in up to 50 Worlds simultaneously in systems that use the MS-1e.  This feature leverages standard VoIP technology and offers configurable quality and bandwidth options.

Software Issues Addressed:

  1. Added fan speed and stuck rotor monitoring to the MS-1e and TTS-1e.
  2. Enhanced the IP Address Conflict dialog to allow the user to easily resolve the issue in the dialog.
  3. Resolved an issue that could cause an ELD-1 to report differently on each of the amplifiers in a device failover pair when the ELD-1 was offline.
  4. Improved the operation and management of DSP Crossover presets.
  5. Added support for copying preamble assignment between paging stations and the POTS-1 and VOIP-1.
  6. Resolved an issue that prevented configuring the secondary channel of a VO-4e in 1:1 failover from being reactivated when the corresponding fault input clears.
  7. Resolved a display issue in the nurse call trouble shooting interface.
  8. Resolved a grammar mistake in the device interrogation dialog.
  9. Resolved an issue that an un-configured TTS-1 didn't return the installed voices to the Vocia GUI's TTS-1 Voice Management window.
  10. Resolved an issue that was causing the case of the text in a Custom Text Element in a TTS-1 Nurse Call Sequence to be ignored.
  11. Updated a validation error message to show the paging priority when validating paging station preambles.
  12. Resolved an issue where the zone drop down in the world dialog wasn't displaying the "Zone Id" correctly.
  13. Resolved an issue where a status message and dialog box prompt could be shown multiple times when sending configuration.
  14. Resolved an issue in the world dialog that would still validate auto repeat page codes after they had been previously deleted.
  15. Resolved and issue that caused an exception when adding audio folders in the Audio File Manager.
  16. Resolved an issue where the folder name could be truncated when importing folders in the Audio File Manager.
  17. Resolved an issue where the EN54 user could see live control metering in the LSI-16 and GPIO-1 dialogs.
  18. Resolved and issue where the EN54 user was allowed to change the store and forward configuration for an emergency page code.
  19. Resolved an issue where the EN54 user could make changes to the zone/emergency zone ID configuration in the world dialog.
  20. Resolved an issue where the EN54 user was allowed to make changes to the world preamble configuration.
  21. Resolved an issue where the Guest user could still see device alarms and logs.
  22. Resolved an issue where the EN-54 user could discover new devices and add them to the configuration.
  23. Resolved an issue when importing a folder containing subfolders with the same files would not import into the Audio File Manager.
  24. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception if the VA-8600 dialog was open and the software was taken offline before the security of the system had been verified.
  25. Resolved an issue that could cause the Nominal Impedance to remain at 8 ohms when an amplifier channel was configured for constant voltage.
  26. Schedule recorded announcement events now support playing preambles.
  27. Resolved an issue where a non-Admin user was allowed to edit the page code configuration.
  28. Resolved an issue when selecting the latest firmware in the update firmware dialog and the required firmware folder was missing from disk.
  29. Resolved an issue where the emergency message list showed the incorrect pause duration length.
  30. Resolved an issue that could allow impedance monitoring to be configured outside the bandwidth of the VA-8600's impedance monitoring capability.
  31. Resolved an issue that was preventing the Clear All Band History button from working after device failover had occurred.
  32. Resolved an issue that caused an exception when opening the VA-8600 dialog when using non English OS language packs.
  33. Resolved an issue where some dialogs did not draw correctly when the Chinese language pack was installed on Windows.
  34. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when the filters on a device were being configured if Windows Performance settings had been configured to "Adjust for best performance".
  35. Resolved an issue that caused multiple selected items in the Audio File Manager to display incorrectly.
  36. Resolved an issue that was preventing a prerecorded announcement with more than 24 elements from displaying as invalid in the Page Code configuration control.
  37. Resolved an issue that was causing the options for a GPIO-1 to be ignored when configuration was extracted from a system.
  38. Resolved an issue that could cause background channel assignment for zones to be lost when extracting configuration from the system.
  39. Resolved an issue that was causing a duplicate configuration validation error to be reported when more than one IP address in the system was set to 0.0.0.0.
  40. Resolved an issue that could cause the paging capacity on the network to be exceeded when MS-1 VoIP paging was configured.
  41. Resolved an issue that was preventing Page Code type Control Output events from being properly extracted from a configured system.
  42. Resolved an issue that could prevent the channel fault input settings from being properly extracted from a VO-4e.
  43. Resolved an issue that was causing VO-4e Control Output settings to be lost when extracting configuration from a system.
  44. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when extracting configuration from a system that contains only an LSI-16e.
  45. Allowed Soft Overload Detection to be enabled or disabled when configuring the VA-8600.
  46. Resolved an issue which would cause a TTS Voice to report as Installed immediately after the installation process had failed.
  47. Resolved an issue that could cause an out of memory exception when a large number of log entries were loaded into the Log Viewer.
  48. Resolved an issue that could cause the TTS-1 web interface to show the TTS Sequence list after the user had logged out.
  49. Resolved an issue that could cause TTS-1 Nurse Call Rule filters to show invalid data after extracting configuration.
  50. Resolved an issue that was causing the voice for each TTS-1 Nurse Call Rule to be set to Jill after extracting configuration.
  51. Resolved an issue that resulted in an erroneous VTP user after extracting configuration from a system.
  52. Resolved an issue that was causing the Allow Non-Standard G.726 setting to be lost when saving a project or extracting the configuration from a system.
  53. Resolved an issue that was causing Zones outside of the local World to be shown when configuring a Page Code type Control Output event.
  54. Resolved an issue that was allowing audio files and folders with non-ASCII characters to be imported using the Audio File Manager when this is not supported by Vocia.
  55. Added support to the emergency functionality in Vocia so that Emergency Zone Alarm, Reset and Silence Inputs can be assigned to multiple physical or virtual inputs.
  56. Removed the limit of 10 Emergency Inputs and Emergency Fault Inputs per Emergency Zone.
  57. The speed of each TTS Voice is now configurable in Vocia
  58. Resolved an issue that was preventing the time zone for Amsterdam from working when configuring NTP based time synchronisation.
  59. Resolved an issue that was preventing changes to the order of audio files in a Page Code from being saved after it was initially created.
  60. Resolved an issue that was causing the World dialog to perform poorly when many VTP Audio files had been configured in a project.
  61. Resolved an issue that could cause a non-existent IP Conflict to be misreported for an MS-1.
  62. Resolved an issue that was causing the ELD Triggers Failover option to remain enabled when device failover was removed.
  63. Resolved an issue that was causing the two sample emergency announcements to be included at the wrong sample rate.
  64. Resolved an issue that was preventing the ELD-1 from showing as offline in the Firmware Update dialog when they were actually offline.
  65. Resolved an issue that was causing all paging devices as opposed to only the worst case active paging devices to be considered when considering the paging load on the CobraNet network during Configuration Validation.
  66. Added support for recalling the position and state of the main window when restarting the Vocia application.
  67. Resolved an issue that was preventing the Vocia software from going back online automatically when the Active Network Card for a project was changed.
  68. Resolved an issue that was causing the CobraNet bundle for a VI-8 audio input channel to be set to None when the Device ID for the VI-8 was changed.
  69. Resolved an issue that was preventing configuration from being extracted from a system that was configured using Vocia 1.6.
  70. Resolved an issue that was causing the Impedance Monitoring VA-8600's created in an earlier version of Vocia from reporting impedance monitoring faults to the LSI-16 in an Emergency System.
  71. Resolved an issue that was preventing the monitoring faults on the SO output of a VI-8 from being monitored by the LSI-16 in an Emergency System.
  72. Resolved an error that was preventing the secondary device in a pair of amplifiers configured for device failover from receiving the correct ANC configuration.
  73. Improved support for selecting multiple items when configuring Emergency Page Codes.
  74. Improved support for selecting multiple items when configuring TTS Sequences.
  75. Improved support for selecting multiple items when configuring CobraNet Inputs.
  76. Resolved an issue that was causing an incorrect default name for the Emergency Page Code Zones report.
  77. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when compiling emergency systems that used the Reset All or Silence All input types on the LSI-16(e).
  78. Resolved an issue that could cause an error during Configuration Validation when Local CobraNet Input was configured for a pair of output devices configured for device failover.
  79. Resolved an issue that prevented configuration from being sent to an MS-1 when the configuration contained audio files in empty nested folders.
  80. Added a warning dialog to inform the user when toggling a Control Output fails.
  81. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when a firmware upgrade on an MS-1 was started without the firmware actually being installed.
  82. Improved the text shown in the ELD-1 Details column to make it easier to determine the ELD-1's previously connected to the amplifier being configured.
  83. Increased the width of the ELD-1 Details column to allow the entire message to be seen.
  84. Resolved an issue that could cause configuration of an amplifier to become invalid when pasting from a device with a different failover mode configured.
  85. Resolved an issue that could cause an exception when saving a project file with a different name after copy and pasting a World.
  86. Resolved an issue that could cause the number of Control Inputs to be duplicated erroneously when pasting configuration onto a VI-8
  87. Resolved an issue that was allowing the secondary channel in a failover pair to remain assigned to an ANC-1 and causing an exception during compilation.
  88. Resolved an issue that could result in too many simultaneous pages being possible if CobraNet bundle optimisation was disabled after the project had already been compiled.
  89. Resolve an issue that could cause the number of scheduled days for impedance monitoring to grow without the user selecting them.
  90. Improved the support for resizing the MS-1 Scheduler controls.
  91. Corrected the label shown in the software for the VI-8 AGC Maximum Hold Time.
  92. Resolved an issue that allowed multiple impedance monitoring commissioning tests to be run concurrently.

 

Firmware Issues Addressed:

  1. Paging stations now correctly deliver infinitely repeating announcements configured via VTP.
  2. Resolved an issue that could cause empty audio file folders to remain on the MS-1.
  3. Resolved an issue that could prevent TTS-1 Nurse Call Rules from matching when the filename contained non-alphanumeric characters.
  4. Resolved an issue that could allow VTP on the TTS-1 to succeed with incorrect credentials if correct credentials had been used before.
  5. Resolved an issue that could cause the fail-to channel to become active during reconfiguration when configured for N:1 failover.
  6. Resolved an issue that could cause Interworld pages made from the VoIP-1 or POTS-1 to remote World only destinations from being played back if the page exceeded the maximum page duration.
  7. VA-8600 Short Circuit fault via Soft Overload Detection can be disabled through a new configuration option.
  8. Improved the TTS-1 Web Interface so that it will automatically size to fit the screen on displays with a high resolution.
  9. Removed the need to change all elements in a TTS Sequence on the TTS-1 Web Interface before a message could be triggered.
  10. Improved the usability of the TTS-1 Web Interface when editing TTS Sequences with a large number of elements
  11. Added text element conversion progress reporting to the TTS-1 Web Interface.
  12. Resolved an issue that could cause email notification to fail when the name of the World had non-alphanumeric characters in it.
  13. Resolved an issue that under certain conditions could cause the VA-8600 VFOM or PARM relays to cease operation after manual reconfiguration from the Vocia GUI.
  14. Resolved an issue that could cause a TTS-1 FW update to fail when upgrading from version 1.4 or earlier.
  15. Resolved an issue that could result in the LSI-16(e) reporting Emergency Zone activity in the wrong Emergency Zone.
  16. Resolved an issue that was causing the TTS-1 Web Interface to incorrectly report that the number of playbacks left on a repeating message.
  17. Included some usage hints in the View Instruction section of the TTS-1 Web Interface.
  18. Resolved an issue which could cause a Control Event to be triggered twice for Toggle type Control Inputs on the VI-8.
  19. Resolved an issue that was causing successful handshaking on an LSI-16 Monitored TCP connection to report in the log as a fault.
  20. Resolved an issue that was displaying an out of date parameter set for the X S command details provided to a VTP session when the help command was used.
  21. Resolved an issue that could cause incorrect initial state (after reconfiguration or power-on) of GPIO-1 control inputs that are configured in "toggle low" or "toggle high" mode.
  22. Resolved an issue that could cause VI-8 control outputs to be in the incorrect initial state after reconfiguration or power-on.
  23. Resolved an issue that could result in the primary device in a device failover pair providing the ANC-1 reference signal after it failed over, if the device remained powered on and connected to the system.
  24. Resolved an issue that was allowing wave files with an incorrect sample rate provided to the MS-1 from a third party control system to be played out.
  25. Resolved an issue that could cause page progress messages from a previous VTP connection to be seen on the wrong VTP connection.
  26. Resolved an issue that could cause a Zone State Control Input configured on a VI-8, VoIP-1, or POTS-1 to change more zone settings than it was configured for.
  27. Resolved an issue that was preventing short term audio files uploaded to the MS-1 via a third party control system from being cleaned up when the system was reconfigured.
  28. Resolved an issue that was preventing long term audio files uploaded to the MS-1 via a third party control system from being cleaned up when the system was reconfigured.
  29. Added additional logging for TTS sequences triggered via VTP without the correct number of configurable elements supplied.
  30. Resolved an issue that could result in audio glitches when pre-recorded announcements were being played out by the MS-1 and it was being sent a large number of VTP commands.
  31. Corrected an issue with the VI-8 VoX threshold which could prevent it from operating unless the signal was 3dB above the threshold.
  32. Updated the time zone information on the MS-1 to incorporate recent day light saving time adjustments.
  33. Resolved an issue that was causing both the primary and secondary VA-8600's in a failover pair to send impedance monitoring metering to the Vocia software.
  34. Resolved an issue that could cause a DSP fault to be reported when the Channel 3 fails on a VO-4e configured for channel to channel failover.
  35. Resolved an issue that could cause the VI-8, POTS-1 or VoIP-1 to incorrectly report in the main window that a live control change was made.
  36. Resolved an issue that could cause an incorrect number of playbacks for repeating pre-recorded messages triggered from a VI-8 Control Input.

1.6.4

This is a Firmware only update.

Affected Devices

  • GPIO-1
  • MS-1
  • VI-8

Issue/Corrections:

  • Fixes an issue preventing Control Inputs 9-16 on the GPIO-1 from triggering pre-recorded page codes.
  • Fixes an issue that could, under unique circumstances, cause pre-recorded paging to end incorrectly in a zone when 9 or more requests are processed concurrently by the MS-1.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the initial state of a dry-contact type control input on the GPIO-1 to be read incorrectly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause incorrect operation of control inputs configured as Toggle High or Toggle Low on the GPIO-1 and VI-8.
  • Fixes issues that caused control inputs on the VI-8 to report an incorrect initial state.

1.6.3

This is a Firmware only update.

Affected Devices

  • TTS-1 
  • MS-1 
  • VA-8600 with VFOM-1 or PARM-1 module fitted

Issue/Corrections:

  • Corrects an issue in the delivering of nurse call pages using a TTS-1 device. Removes TTS-1 internal counter upper limit.
  • Corrects an issue preventing Page Code type Control Outputs from operating correctly for pages made via the VoIP interface on the MS-1. 
  • Corrects an issue in the communication between VA-8600 and the VFOM and PARM modules.

1.6.1

Software

  1. Fixed an issue that could cause a zone's background channel assignments to be lost when extracting a configuration from a system.
  2. Fixed an issue that could cause the Options for a GPIO-1 to revert to the default settings when extracting the configuration from a system that contains a GPIO-1.
  3. This is a software-only update.  There are no changes to Firmware.

1.6

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.6

ANC-1, DS-10/4, GPIO-1, WS-10/4, LSI-16, VI-6, VO-4

Jun 26 2014, 16:52:09

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

WR-1, ELD-1

Jun 26 2014, 16:52:09

Jun 24 2014, 13:12:10
MS-1, TTS-1

Jun 26 2014, 16:52:09

 

VoIP-1

Jun 26 2014, 16:56:06

Jun 05 2014, 15:25:00

POTS-1

Jun 26 2014, 16:56:40

Jun 05 2014, 15:25:00

VI-8

Jun 26 2014, 16:53:02

Jun 05 2014, 15:25:00

VA-2060, VA-4030, VA-8600

Jun 26 2014, 16:52:09

Jun  5 2012, 14:35:22

VO4e

Jun 26 2014, 16:52:09

Dec  7 2012, 15:04:00

Hardware

New Products

  1. Vocia VI-8: The VI-8 provides 8 channels of instant-on paging for interfacing with Tesira/Audia and third party interfaces such as fire panels or legacy paging systems. The VI-8 supports VoX or Control Input triggered paging and up to 9 general purpose Control Inputs and 1 general purpose Control Output. The VI-8 supports monitoring of the Vocia emergency system status using the Status Output. Up to 3 VI-8 units can be daisy chained for summary fault monitoring by third party systems.
  2. Vocia VoIP-1: The VoIP-1 provides up to 4 VoIP based paging inputs capable of live, delayed and pre-recorded paging.  The VoIP-1 also supports emergency paging and system control using DTMF tones.
  3. Vocia POTS-1: The POTS-1 provides up to 4 POTS based paging inputs capable of live, delayed and pre-recorded paging.  The POTS-1 also supports emergency paging and system control using DTMF tones.  

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Local CobraNet Inputs - All output devices (VO-4, VO-4e, VA-2060, VA-2060e, VA-4030, VA-4030e, VA-8600) now support local background inputs delivered using CobraNet. This allows for tighter integration between Vocia and Biamp’s sound reinforcement products, Tesira and Audia. Third party CobraNet audio sources are also supported.
  2. Dry Contact Mode for the GPIO-1, IM-16 and VI-8 - It is now possible to drive Control Inputs on the GPIO-1, IM-16 on the LSI-16e and the VI-8 directly using relays.
  3. VA-8600 Impedance Monitoring - The VA-8600 now supports impedance monitoring as a speaker line monitoring mechanism.  This can be used in non-EN54 systems to provide speaker line supervision.
  4. Adjustable Zone / Emergency Zone Split - The number of zones and emergency zones is now configurable for a total of 255 zones and emergency zones in a single Vocia World.
  5. Increased Paging Priorities - The range of paging priorities has been expanded from 8 to a total of 255 regular and emergency paging priorities.  
  6. Virtual System Fault Reset - Support has been added to reset the LSI-16e System Fault input remotely using the Vocia software for non-EN54 installations.
  7. Single VTP Control Point for Emergency Systems - Support has been added to the LSI-16e to provide a single control point for the emergency system VTP control.  This allows a single third party controller to control both the LSI-16e and multiple emergency paging stations using a single RS-232 or TCP/IP connection.
  8. Improved Support for MS-1 VTP Control by Third Party Systems - MS-1 VTP support has been expanded to provide improved paging progress information and to allow third party systems to provide custom wave files for playback at runtime.
  9. Multi-unicast Support for the VO-4/VO-4e - Each VO-4/VO-4e output channel now supports up to 4 different CobraNet destinations for each audio channel.
  10. Optimisation of CobraNet Background Channel Distribution using VI-6’s - The configuration compiler in Vocia will now use Unicasting of audio to provide an increase in the number of simultaneous pages in scenarios where Multicasting is not required.

1.5.1

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.5.1

ANC,  ELD GPIO1, VI6,  WR1,

Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07

Nov  5 2009, 09:52:44

DS-10, DS-4, WS-10, WS-4

Jul 25 2013, 11:59:17

Nov  5 2009, 09:52:44

LSI-16(e), VO-4

Jun 17 2013, 12:58:07

Nov  5 2009, 09:52:44

MS1, TTS1

Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07

 

VA2060, VA4030, VA8600

Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07

Jun  5 2012, 14:35:22

VO4e

Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07

Dec  7 2012, 15:04:00

Software & Firmware

  1. Improved Mic status monitoring and reporting of the DS-4, DS-10, WS-4, WS-10, EWS-4 and EWS-10.

1.5

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.5

ANC, DS10, DS4, ELD GPIO1, LSI-16(e), VI6, VO4, WR1, WS10, WS4 Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07 Nov  5 2009, 09:52:44
MS1, TTS1 Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07  
VA2060, VA4030, VA8600 Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07 Jun  5 2012, 14:35:22
VO4e Feb 27 2013, 12:58:07 Dec  7 2012, 15:04:00

Hardware

New Products

  1. TTS-1nc (Nurse Call) - New TTS-1nc Server will support integration to Nurse call systems.

  2. MS-1 RS-232 port  - Now supports Vocia Text Protocol interfacing.

  3. GPIO-1 General Purpose Input and Output Device – Emergency compliant 16 in and 16 out device. Can be associated with any Control I/O in Vocia (Emergency or Non-emergency). Can be used to act as additional I/O to an LSI-16e to facilitate fire panel integration. Requires LSI-16e to supervise emergency functions. Requires MS-1 to supervise user inputs configured to trigger recorded Page Codes.

  4. VO-4e – Enhanced Output device that supports generic audio amplifiers as well as ANC-1 and ELD-1 devices. Same functions as a VA-4030 but line outs replace the amplifier module. Fault I/O to Generic amplifier or Self powered speaker.

  5. VAM-1 – Auxiliary and Simple Paging Mic. Plugs into Auxiliary port on paging stations. Max 30 metre distance. Physically this looks like a WS-4 or WS-10 Microphone.

  6. VPSI-1 –Vocia Paging Station Interface - Easier Remote Station Control for VTP or to make your own paging mic.

  7. VI-6 Paging input – The VI-6 paging input can be used with the VAM-1 and VPSI-1.

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Vocia 1.5 and forward will not operate and is not supported on Windows XP machines.

  2. Downgrading software to earlier versions is not supported.

  3. TTS-1 Nurse Call Interface – TTS-1 can be used to integrate to a Nurse call system using Nurse Call TAP protocol. Rauland Nurse call 4 and 5 supported natively.

  4. MS-1 RS-232 port configuration - MS-1 RS-232 port is now Software configurable for Vocia Text Protocol (MS-VTP) use.

  5. MS-1 Efficient Inter-World Paging - Compressed Audio Files for efficient Inter World paging

  6. Infinite Live Page support - Infinite Live Paging controllable from paging station or configured as part of a page code properties.

  7. Auto Repeat paging support - Auto-Repeat of live or recorded messages.

  8. Copy and paste special - Paste special allows selectable configuration settings of a device to be copied and pasted to the same device type in a Universe.

  9. Enhanced / upgraded Logger - Improved logger allowing easier filtering and enhanced performance.

1.4.1

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.4.1

ANC-1, WR-1, TTS-1

Dec 12 2011, 14:37:06

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

VA-4030 and VA-2060

Aug 02 2012, 08:48:14

Jun  5 2012, 14:35:22

VA-8600

Aug 02 2012, 08:48:14

Jun  5 2012, 14:35:22

All Other

Aug 02 2012, 08:48:14

Nov  5 2009, 09:52:44

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Small Amplifiers use improved Ground Fault Mechanism - A change was made to the ground fault mechanism on the VA-2060, VA-2060e, VA-4030 and VA-4030e to improve the robustness of the ground fault detection.

  2. Ground Fault Detection Is Now Configurable - Ground fault detection can now be enabled/disabled on a per channel basis in the software.

1.4

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.4

VA8600

Aug 31 2011, 08:17:45

Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

LSI-16/e

Aug 19 2011, 14:54:45

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

VA-4030 and VA-2060

Aug 19 2011, 14:54:45

Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

All Other

Dec 12 2011, 14:37:06

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Smart Reconfiguration - Only the devices that are impacted by a configuration change will need to reconfigure after a configuration change is sent to the system. This allows the user to change certain elements of the configuration of their system without stopping the audio in their system. This also included streamlining the Send Configuration and Extract Configuration processes.

  2. Efficient VoIP Interface - The VoIP interface on the MS-1 has been overhauled to both simplify the configuration of the VoIP interface as well as to significantly expand the customization possible. Multiple extensions are now supported and extensions can be configured to direct dial a preselected Page Code.

  3. Control Inputs and Control Outputs have been made vastly more usable in Vocia - It is now possible to drive outputs based on activity in the Paging System (Page Activity, Page Code, and Emergency Messages). It is also now possible to use inputs to trigger actions in the Paging System (Pre-Recorded Announcements, User Audio Inputs, Zone State Changes, etc.)

  4. Configurable System Mute Text - The text displayed on the WR-1 and Paging Stations when System Mute is active can now be customized by the user

1.3.3

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.3.3

VA-8600

Aug 31 2011, 08:17:45

Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

LSI-16/e

Aug 19 2011, 14:54:45

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

VA-4030 and VA-2060

Aug 19 2011, 14:54:45

Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

All Other

Jun 30 2011, 12:09:12

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

1.3.2

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.3.2

LSI-16/e

Aug 19 2011, 14:54:45

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

VA-4030 and VA-2060

Aug 19 2011, 14:54:45

Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

VA-8600 Jun 30 2011, 12:09:12 Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

All Other

Jun 30 2011, 12:09:12

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

1.3

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.3

VA-4030, VA-2060 & VA-8600

Jun 30 2011, 12:09:12

Dec 5 2010, 10:45:17

All Other

Jun 30 2011, 12:09:12

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

Hardware

New Products

  1. Vocia VA-2060 & VA-4030: The VA-2060 and VA-4030 are two small amplifiers that offer the same feature set as the VA-8600 in a smaller package, with fewer channels and less power per channel than the VA-8600. They also offer N:1 failover and Page Active Relay (PARM) support without the need for a plug-in module.

  2. Vocia VA-2060e & VA-4030e: The VA-2060e and VA-4030e provide the same feature set as the VA-2060 and VA-4030, but also support 24V auxiliary power and local analog inputs.

  3. Vocia VFOM-1: The VFOM-1 is an option module that provides 2 x 3:1 or 7: 1 failover capability for the VA-8600.

  4. Vocia LSI-16e: The LSI-16e is an LSI-16 with an IM-16 expansion board fitted. This provides an additional 16 physical alarm/fault inputs to the LSI-16.

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Enhanced E-mail Notification - MS-1 E-mail Notification has been expanded to support additional sources of notification, and has been enhanced to support filtering of notification sources. E-mail content has been simplified and supports an optional attachment in CSV format.

  2. Additional VoIP Routes for the MS-1 - The MS-1 now supports connection to more than one VoIP network via the use of one or more external gateways.

  3. System Mute - It is now possible to mute an entire World in a Vocia system via a Control Input on a VO-4 or VI-6.

  4. Alarm Categorisation and Enhanced Alarm Display - All alarms in Vocia have been categorized into one of three categories (Minor, Major and Critical). Additional information has been added to the Vocia software and Help File to explain what each of these alarms means in a way that is easy to understand for the end user. A tool-tip above each alarm explains in simple terms what the alarm means

  5. Additional Audio Files for VTP - Vocia now supports up to 10,000 audio files (a maximum duration of 10 hours) specifically for use via a third party controller using VTP.

1.2

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.2

Paging Stations

Mar 24 2011, 15:04:51

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

All Other

Jan 25 2011, 14:55:32

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

Hardware

New Products

  1. Vocia LSI-16e - The LSI-16e expands the number of emergency zones from four to twenty discrete inputs.

  2. EWS-10 and LSI-16e - Achieve EN-54 Certification.

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Paging station VTP interface - The Aux Port, located on all Vocia paging stations next to the network connector allows connection of a third party control systems via RS-232. It provides access to all standard paging control functions and allows users to select paging destinations on-the-fly.

  2. LSI-16e added more emergency inputs - The existing Life Safety Interface was enhanced (LSI-16e) and now offers 16 additional inputs to the existing 4 emergency connections. The new inputs can be used for emergency zones or multiple emergency messages per zone (for example, alert, evacuation, all-clear).

  3. LSI-16 / LSI-16e now support RS-232 control and Virtual Inputs- The RS-232 port on the LSI-16 and LSI-16e is now operational. Can be used to trigger up to 500 virtual inputs (50 zones with 10 emergency messages/reset each). This connection can also be used for system health monitoring by a third party controller.

  4. MS-1 E-mail notification - E-mail notification allows you to monitor system health on-the-go. Subscribe to e-mail notification to receive alerts when there is any alarm in the system (for example, devices go offline, system fault is detected, or a disruption in the signal path be it in the microphone capsule or the speaker line).

  5. Improved ELD-1 identification - Can now specify a location name and the system will indicate which of the up to 15 ELD-1s connected to an amplifier channel have detected a fault in the system.

  6. Additional VTP commands for MS-1 and TTS-1 - Expanded third party control with additional Vocia Text Protocol (VTP) commands. For example, trigger an existing page code via VTP, adjust volume, background source or mute in a zone via VTP, create and trigger custom Text-to-Speech sequences via VTP.

  7. MS-1 adds VTP Audio Files - It will now be possible to specify a group of Recorded Announcement Audio Files to be sent to the MS-1 strictly for the purpose of being used by a 3rd Party Control system via VTP (previously you needed to assign them to a Page Code). A MS-1 will support up to 10 hours of audio to be assigned solely for VTP.

  8. MS-1 VoIP supports additional Codec's - G.722 and GSM Codec's now supported.

  9. TTS-1 - Voice engine update to allow support for additional Voices.

1.1

Software

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.1

All

Jun 04 2010, 17:05:24

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

Hardware

New Products

  1. Vocia TTS-1: Vocia’s Text-to-Speech Server is now available to provide customers with Recorded Announcements containing computer generated speech.

  2. Vocia CI-1: a companion interface for the LSI-16 used to allow Vocia to meet EN-54 requirements.

Software & Firmware

New Features

  1. Support for new TTS-1 - The TTS-1 is configured like any other device in the Vocia system.

  2. Simplified network connection - CobraNet connectivity is now only used in the absence of an MS-1. This is also communicated to the user graphically with a separate icon for each connection method.

  3. MS-1 Device Maintenance Tool - The MS-1 Device Maintenance Tool allows the user to discover the IP address of an MS-1 if it is not known, set the IP of an MS-1 or reset the IP of a unit to factory default, all via a CobraNet connection.

  4. ELD-1 Fault Triggers Failover option for VA-8600 - The VA-8600 can now be configured such that a fault detected by the ELD-1 triggers failover.

  5. Page Active Relay functionality for VO-4 - PARM functionality can now be configured on the VO-4.

  6. CobraNet Background Inputs -Vocia now supports background music inputs via CobraNet to facilitate interoperability.

  7. CobraNet Output from a VO-4 -Vocia now supports digital audio output via CobraNet from a VO-4 to facilitate interoperability with external systems.

  8. EN-54 support -Vocia now has an EN-54 user to support EN-54 Access Level 3 in order to meet the requirement of EN-54.

  9. Reset / Initializing of MS-1 and TTS-1- Vocia now allows an MS-1 or TTS-1 to be Reset/Initialized. This will remove all configuration and logging from the unit.

  10. 64-Bit OS Support -Vocia has been updated to run on 64-Bit Windows.

  11. Simultaneous Paging Count Computation -Vocia will now compute and display the Simultaneous Paging Limit for a World based it’s configuration. This offers more flexibility than the previously fixed limit of 4 VI-6’s. It also allows the system to support additional Background Audio Sources at the expense of Paging capacity.

  12. ANC-1 Metering has been re-vamped to make it simpler to configure -Additional metering has been provided in order to improve the workflow of ANC configuration.

  13. Discovered MS-1/TTS-1’s are imported with their IP address - MS-1 or TTS-1 units discovered via CobraNet will imported into the project with their IP address setting pre-populated.

  14. The time in the World is now shown in the Main Tree - The time in a World is now shown in the Main Tree to see the current World time when configuring the schedule.

  15. Progress information is shown when opening projects - Progress information is now shown when opening a Project. This is particularly useful when opening large systems.

1.0

Software

GUI

Devices

Firmware

Boot Loader

1.0

25842

All

Jan 29 2010, 14:50:27

Nov 5 2009, 09:52:44

Hardware

New Products

  • Input Devices -  DS-4, DS-10, WS-4, WS-10, EWS-4, VI-6

  • Output Devices - VO-4, VA-8600

  • Controllers - WR-1, ANC-1, LSI-16

  • Servers - MS-1

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