Zyper Management Platform Firmware

Please contact support for the latest Firmware update +1 (877) 493-3833 or send email to info@zeevee.com.

ZyPer Management Platform - Revision 2.0 Released May 20, 2018

Version 2.0 of the ZyPer Management Platform is a major release with significant changes to the operating environment. Please review the ZyPer Management Platform Release Notes document before proceeding with the update.

Supported platforms:

  • Management Platform on Ubuntu NUC, Ubuntu VM, Ubuntu ProServer.
  • All current ZyPer4K encoders and decoders.
  • ZyPerUHD encoders and decoders.
  • ZyPerHD encoders and decoders.
  • Google Chrome version 66.0.3359 or higher.
  • Mobile Devices: Android tablet 7.0, MS Surface Windows 10, iPad IOS 10.3.2 and higher.

Summary Notes:

  • GUI Enhancements:
    • Name Change: MaestroZ is now ZyPer Management Platform Graphical User Interface (or ZMP GUI for short).
    • ZMP GUI Device Grid panel: tabular view of all devices.
    • ZMP GUI Updated Zone Panel configuration.
    • Long Name Support for Devices, Walls, Multiviews, Zones and EDID names.
  • API Enhancements:
    • Save and Restore MP Database information and configuration.
    • API support for direct management of zones.
    • Enhanced device status output under the API, including full HDMI active status as well as detailed EDID parameters.
  • EDID Enhancements:
    • Extensive set of built-in EDID files for ZyPer4K and ZyPerUHD. Support for all common resolutions, SDR, HDR-10 with BT2020, and from PCM-only to HBR audio. In total, 46 available EDIDs.
  • Audio Enhancements:
    • ZyPer4K and ZyPerUHD compressed audio support for fast switched connections.
    • ZyPerUHD audio connection control added to the ZMP GUI.
  • Multiview Fast Transitions and Video Wall Enhancements:
    • ZyPer4K Multiview Fast Transitions.
    • Video Wall Max Decoder support increased to 9X9.
  • RS232 and IR enhancements:
    • ZyPerUHD independent RS232 and IR connections (requires ZyPerUHD Firmware version 0.10.x or later).
    • ZyPer4K and ZyPerUHD Device Data Relay Support for RS232 and IR commands: effectively direct communication to each device over TCP.
    • ZMP GUI RS232 command Relay.
  • The ZyPerMP update file is available in three, platform-specific versions. Please use the correct version for the hardware platform being updated.
    • ZyPerMP NUC computer: update_nuc_2.0.xxxxx.zyper
    • ZyPerMP Proserver: update_proserver_2.0.xxxxx.zyper
    • ZyPerMP VMware: update_vm_2.0.xxxxx.zyper

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE UPDATING:

  • For any ZyPerMP running version 1.3 or 1.4, please upgrade to version 1.6 prior to updating to 1.8.
  • Downgrading from any version of 1.7.x to either 1.5.2 and 1.6, MaestroZ will not be able to add zones.
  • Installing software older than 1.7.4 on the New Intel NUC hardware is not recommended. Please see section “8. Upgrading and downgrading” of the accompanying Release Notes for more information.
  • Once the restricted shell access is implemented, it is permanently in place. Downgrading will not undue the shell lockout.

Installing the new server software:

If updating from version 1.5.2 or greater, follow this process.

1. Use the link provide by ZeeVee support to download the latest software. Make note of the location where the software was downloaded.

2. In ZyPer Management Platform, enable the Server panel from the Panel Selection menu.

3. Drag the ZyPer update file and drop it in the box that reads “drop file here“.

4. The ZyPer update file name will appear below the words “Selected file“.

5. Click the “Update Server“ button.

6. A confirmation box will appear. Click “Update“ to proceed and “Cancel“ to abandon the update.

7. Once Update is selected, the confirmation box will disappear, and the ZyPer Management Platform will reboot.

8. It may be required to close the browser and log back in for any new features to appear.

If updating from version 1.0 - 1.4, follow this process.

1. Download the latest software from the ZeeVee website. Make note of the location of where the software was downloaded.

2. Open Windows Explorer and enter the IP address of the Management Platform using FTP.

3. The files folder will be displayed.

4. Drag and drop the software file into the /files folder.

5. Use the Telnet protocol to access the Management Platform API.

6. Use the “update” command to update the Management Platform. Once entered the Management Platform will reboot and the software will be updated. Note that the connection will be lost temporarily during the update process.

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