Zyper Management Platform Firmware

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ZyPer Management Platform - Revision 1.8 Released September 26, 2018 (Updated October 15, 2018)

Version 1.8 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:

  • Increased security and system stability by eliminating access to the Linux shell.
  • New command - Revert - allows system administrators to revert to previous software and database version.
  • New API command - Channel up/down
  • Improved EDID control – Added to control auto edid at the device level.
  • CEC control added for ZyPer4K HDMI 2.0 and ZyPerUHD
  • New ZMP “events” API command - Added to display the server’s events in telnet, Browser WebSocket and API Polling
  • Updated API commands for Video-Wall (see full Release Notes for details)
  • (10/15) Change to ZyPerUHD firmware update process
  • (10/15) Update to ZyPerUHD powersave feature that prevented return of video
  • Support for new rack mounted ZMP ProServer
  • Starting with this release, the ZyPer MP update file will be available in three, platform-specific versions. Please use the correct version for the hardware platform being updated.
    • ZyPerMP NUC computer: update_nuc_1.8.xxxxx.zyper
    • ZyPerMP Proserver: update_proserver_1.8.xxxxx.zyper
    • ZyPerMP VMware: update_vm_1.8.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.

Version 1.8 of the ZyPer Management Platform is a major release with significant changes to the operating environment. For full details on all the changes, please review the ZyPer Management Platform Release Notes document before proceeding with the update.

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 MaestroZ, 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 and Maestro Z. Once entered the Management Platform will reboot and the software will be update. Note that the connection will be lost temporarily during the update process.

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