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SolaroConsole Version 2.0.0 Release

Dear Xilica Supporters,
SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v2.0.0 is now available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads (see PC and Mac versions). Also see associated Firmware updates for all devices, related SolaroControl apps from the web site or the App Store, the v2.0.0 change history notes under Poducts-SolaroConsole-Documents-Changelog, and our web based Solaro Help file.
SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….
SolaroConsole provides three universal components – Universal Dante Configuration, Universal Protocol Control, and Universal Platform all from within SolaroConsole. Universal Dante config and universal platform are operational now and throughout 2017-2018 we will implement and complete universal protocol control.

SolaroConsole v2.0.0 – New Features / Enhancements / Bug Fixes

New Features:   Four of seven new features are listed below. 

  • Support new Device Firmware Manager to list out all available firmware versions in our web site and help download the files to your computer for easy firmware file selection during device firmware upgrade.
  • Support Troubleshooting function to help troubleshoot onsite network related issues.
  • Support device MIPs real time usage display for Neutrino and Solaro device.
  • Support DSP module parameters to be export/import to/from file. This feature is now enabled for Loud Speaker Management module.

Please see the Ver 2.0.0 Changelog history available from our web site under Products-SolaroConsole-Documents-Changelog for a complete list of new features, enhancements, bug fix improvements, and supported device firmware versions.

Kind regards,
Xilica Canada

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SolaroConsole Ver 1.7.0 Release

Dear Xilica Supporters,
SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v1.7.0 is now available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads (see PC and Mac versions). Also see associated Firmware updates for all devices, related SolaroControl apps from the web site or the App Store, and our web based Solaro Help file.
SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….
SolaroConsole provides three universal components – Universal Dante Configuration, Universal Protocol Control, and Universal Platform all from within SolaroConsole. Universal Dante config and universal platform are operational now and throughout 2017 we will implement and complete universal protocol control.

SolaroConsole v1.7.0 – Highlights
The focus of this release is bug fix improvements.

Please see the Ver 1.7.0 Change History for a complete list of bug fix improvements, new features and enhancements, and supported device firmware versions.

Kind regards,
Xilica Canada

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SolaroConsole v1.6.1 Release

Dear Xilica Supporters,
SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v1.6.1 is now available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads (see PC and Mac versions). Also see associated Firmware updates for all devices, related SolaroControl apps from the web site or the App Store, and our web based Solaro Help file
SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….
SolaroConsole provides three universal components – Universal Dante Configuration, Universal Protocol Control, and Universal Platform all from within SolaroConsole. Universal Dante config and universal platform are operational now and throughout 2017 we will implement and complete universal protocol control.

SolaroConsole v1.6.1 – Highlights
This release adds new product brands to Solaro’s universal protocol control menu and a number of new features, enhancements, and bug fix improvements.
The new universal control product brands added and a few of 1.6.1’s new features and enhancements are noted below:

Product Brands Added to SolaroConsoles Universal Protocol Control:
Yamaha:                                                                                                                      MTX3, XMV4140, XMV4280, XMV8140, XMV8280, XMV4140-D, XMV4280-D, XMV8140-D, XMV8280-D, Ro8-D, Ri8-D, Rio 1608-D, Rio 3224-D, and Tio 1608-D.
Atterotech:
unDX210, unD310, unDIO2x2, unD4I, unD4IL.

A Few of 1.6.1’s New Features and Enhancements:
– Added support USB firmware rescue for Neutrino based devices.
– Added support for Online Help File from within application.

– Support logging debug message to log file.
– Add in Xilica DSP device data read mode for SolaroControl. Where a customer has designed a huge control panel which includes most of the device parameters we introduced a full data read mode to enhance the efficiency (instead of individual data read back).

– Support screen auto scroll during drag & drop operation.This will enable dragging and dropping to an area outside of the screen.
– Support Site Manager devices and network firmware upgrade for SM-1 Site Manager devices.

See the Ver 1.6.1 Change History for a complete list of bug fix improvements, new features and enhancements, and supported device firmware versions.

Kind regards,
Xilica Canada

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Xilica Appoints Canadian Distributor

Xilica Canada is Happy to Announce the Appointment of Contact Distribution Ltd as their Canadian Distributor

Effective February 14, 2017, Xilica Canada made the decision to move away from a sales representation model in Canada and back to a distributor sales channel model. As a result, Contact Distribution Ltd has signed on to look after distribution in Canada and provide local sales, technical, and service support for dealers Canada wide.  At this time, Xilica Canada would like to thank everyone at PAG Canada for their Canadian sales representation excellence over the past five years. PAG helped grow sales across Canada and it has been a real pleasure working closely with John, Mark, and Eric at PAG Canada in every regard.

Please bare with us as we complete this transformation as there is some work to do still including,

  • Providing a new Contact Distribution Canadian Dealer Price list (available soon)
  • And completing all of Contacts Xilica inventory level needs                                                       

In the interim, where orders and stock is concerned – Xilica Canada will assist Contact using our head office inventory in an effort to serve well our Canadian dealers during this transition period.

Aside from where orders are placed and shipped from (now Contact Distribution) and the local sales, support, and service relationship dealers will build with Contact, Xilica Canada will provide Contact with technical and service support and will continue to provide dealers with the technical support excellence Xilica Canada has worked hard to establish.

For further information and assistance please contact,

  • Contact Distribution Ltd at 416-287-1144 / info@contactdistribution.com
  • Xilica Canada 905-770-0055 ext 1 / barry.steinburg@xilica.com

 

Barry Steinburg / International Sales Manager / Xilica Canada

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SolaroConsole – Release v1.5.0

Dear Xilica Supporters,

SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v1.5.0 is now available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads (see PC and Mac versions). Also see associated Firmware updates for all devices, related SolaroControl apps from the web site or the App Store, and our web based Solaro Help file

SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….

SolaroConsole provides three universal components – Universal Dante Configuration, Universal Protocol Control, and Universal Platform all from within SolaroConsole. Universal Dante config and universal platform are operational now and throughout 2016 we will implement and complete universal protocol control.

SolaroConsole v1.5.0 – Highlights

This release adds new product brands to Solaro’s universal protocol control menu and a significant number of new features, enhancements, and bug fix improvements of release 1.4.1.
The new universal control product brands added and a few of 1.5.0’s new features and enhancements are noted below:

Product Brands Added to SolaroConsoles Universal Protocol Control:
Powersoft Amplifiers
. X Series – X4 & X8 Models
. Ottocanali Series Models
Bose Processors
. ESP880 / ESP1240 / ESP1600 / ESP4120
Ashly Amplifiers and DSP
. NE800 / NE1600 / NE2400 / NE4250 / NE8250 – Power Amps
. NE4400 / NE4800 / NE8800 – DSP

A Few of 1.5.0’s New Features and Enhancements:
Added support of drag & drop design of control pages in SolaroControl.
Added support for Device ID Setup for XD/XP DSP devices. Now you can control more than one XD/XP device in a project on the same network.
Support display of Neutrino “Native Control String” for a control object to make it easier for external control programming. When you put a project OnLine, you can Ctrl-Click or Command-Click on a single control object and left mouse click to select the “Display Native Control String” to bring up Native Control String dialog. The Write and Read command string will be displayed.
Support individual slider control object to have disabled text input in SolaroControl so users can avoid having the onscreen input keyboard blocking the control view.
Touch SM7 II firmware update – fixes problem where the unit would sometimes automatically exit after a long run time.

See the Ver 1.5.0 Change History for a complete list of bug fix improvements, new features and enhancements, and supported device firmware versions.

. One software
. Configuration and control
. Any platform

 SolaroConsole

Regards,

Xilica Audio Design Canada

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SolaroConsole – Universal Software v1.4.1

Dear Xilica Supporters,

SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v1.4.1 is now available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads (see PC and Mac versions). Also see associated Firmware updates for all devices, related SolaroControl apps from the web site or the App Store, and our web based Solaro Help file

SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….

SolaroConsole provides three universal components – Universal Dante Configuration, Universal Protocol Control, and Universal Platform all from within Solaro. Universal Dante config and universal platform are operational now and throughout 2016 we will implement and complete universal protocol control. Imagine being able to select say a projector brand and model from our SolaroConsole menu and upon opening its module find all of its control functions available to you. Just drag and drop any or all of its controls into any of our wired or wireless remote control solutions and you are in control. No complex third party control programming required – we did it for you.

SolaroConsole v1.4.1 – Highlights

This release is primarily a bug fix release for v1.4.0. The most important bug fixes/improvements over the previous version are noted below.

1. When programming Mini Panel – this fixes a critical bug that caused users not to be able to set the   range and step of the Mini control.

2. For the Device default schematic – we have fixed it so that the number of I/O in the Input and Output modules matches with the devices physical I/O.

See the Ver 1.4.1 Change History for a complete list of bug fixes, new enhancements, and supported device firmware versions.

. One software
. Configuration and control
. Any platform
 SolaroConsole

Regards,

Xilica Audio Design Canada

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SolaroConsole – Universal Software v1.40

Dear Xilica Supporters,

SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v1.40 is now available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads. Also see Documents for our web based Solaro Help file which we can easily update in a timely manner without having to wait for a new software version release. To follow will be SolaroConsole video tutorials and a spec sheet.

SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….

SolaroConsole is the beginning of an entirely new universal software strategy for Xilica Audio Design. Solaro provides three universal components – Universal Dante Configuration, Universal Protocol Control, and Universal Platform all from within Solaro. Universal Dante config and universal platform are operational now and throughout 2016 we will implement and complete universal protocol control. Imagine being able to select say a projector brand and model from our SolaroConsole menu and upon opening its module find all of its control functions available to you. Just drag and drop any or all of its controls into any of our remote control solutions and you are in control. No complex third party control programming required – we did it for you. No DSP manufacturer has ever provided universal configuration and control from within one universal software before. Until now.

SolaroConsole – Highlights

1. Universal Dante Configuration:
SolaroConsoles universal Dante configuration is made up of three components. (a) It provides the ability to universally configure any brand of Dante interface device on the market; (b) It provides improved Dante Network Device management tools including – Dante configuration done graphically and saved into a project file with automatic audio routing of the Dante matrix along with an improved Dante View screen; (c) The user no longer has to also run the Dante Controller software application as everything is configured and managed from within SolaroConsole.

2. Universal Platform:
Use our new SolaroConsole universal software on your Mac, Window’s PC, or Linux platform.

3. Universal Protocol Control:
SolaroConsoles third universal component – Universal Protocol Control (often referred to as 3rd party control) will be implemented throughout 2016 but represents the most important universal component of SolaroConsole. Imagine being able to drag & drop say, a projector brand and model, from our SolaroConsole menu onto the Project View work area and with that – being able to control that projector in your SolaroConsole project design using our wired and wireless control solutions. More to come on this powerful and exciting universal control feature.

4. Enhanced Third Party Control:
With SolaroConsole, we’ve done a lot of work in terms of enhancing what can be controlled via the Solaro family of apps. We’ve made this fully configurable so that the same software has the ability to control virtually any network based gear. That’s good. But what makes this spectacular is the ability to then add this control to SolaroControl. With one touch you can be adjusting your Uno or Neutrino. That’s old news. But now, you can also do anything you have the control string for.

5. Creating a Design Project from Existing Physical Devices Found on the Network:
In the Network View of the application, you can now select desired devices by clicking on the device ICON (Ctrl-Click to select more than one device) and then click the “Create Project from Selected Device(s)” button to create a initial project design based on the devices selected. This function is a quick way for you to start a new design project based on an existing design.

Regards,

Xilica Audio Design Canada

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SolaroConsole – Universal Software v1.3.6

Dear Xilica Supporters,

SolaroConsole is the Neutrino and Uno Series DSP configuration and control software that replaces our previous NeuConsole software and SolaroConsole v1.3.6 is available to download from our web site under Products – SolaroConsole – Downloads. Also see Documents for our web based Solaro Help file which we can easily update in a timely manner without having to wait for a new software version release. To follow will be SolaroConsole video tutorials and a spec sheet.

SolaroConsole provides many operational improvements in speed, features, looks, layout, and new third party control enhancements that our customers will love. But SolaroConsole is much more that that….

SolaroConsole is the beginning of an entirely new universal software strategy for Xilica Audio Design. A universal software that with this first release version provides Universal Dante Configuration and Universal Platform compatibility and in subsequent release versions will eventually provide Universal Protocol Control. No DSP manufacturer has ever provided universal configuration and control from within one universal software before. Until now.

SolaroConsole – Highlights

1. Universal Dante Configuration:
SolaroConsoles universal Dante configuration is made up of three components. (a) It provides the ability to universally configure any brand of Dante interface device on the market; (b) It provides improved Dante Network Device management tools including – Dante configuration done graphically and saved into a project file with automatic audio routing of the Dante matrix along with an improved Dante View screen; (c) The user no longer has to also run the Dante Controller software application as everything is configured and managed from within SolaroConsole.

2. Universal Platform:
Use our new SolaroConsole universal software on your Mac, Window’s PC, Linux, or other platform.

3. Universal Protocol Control:
SolaroConsoles third universal component – Universal Protocol Control (often referred to as 3rd party control) will come later in 2016 but represents the most important universal component of SolaroConsole. Imagine being able to drag & drop say, a projector brand and model, from our SolaroConsole menu onto the Project View work area and with that – being able to control that projector in your SolaroConsole project design using our SolaroControl and other control devices. More to come on this powerful and exciting universal control feature.

4. Enhanced Third Party Control:
With SolaroConsole, we’ve done a lot of work in terms of enhancing what can be controlled via the Solaro family of apps. We’ve made this fully configurable so that the same software has the ability to control virtually any network based gear. That’s good. But what makes this spectacular is the ability to then add this control to SolaroControl. With one touch you can be adjusting your Uno or Neutrino. That’s old news. But now, you can also do anything you have the control string for.

5. Creating a Design Project from Existing Physical Devices Found on the Network:
In the Network View of the application, you can now select desired devices by clicking on the device ICON (Ctrl-Click to select more than one device) and then click the “Create Project from Selected Device(s)” button to create a initial project design based on the devices selected. This function is a quick way for you to start a new design project based on an existing design.

Regards,

Xilica Audio Design Canada

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News

 
NeuConsole Software v5.3.8

Dear Xilica Supporters,

Just released is NeuConsole Software version 5.3.8 (and associated firmware 5.3.8).This version includes a significant feature improvement that enables much better support for 3rd party control programming. We are confident this will resolve the previous inconvenience regarding our control strings (NO MORE check sum and NO MORE mac address).You can download ver 5.3.8 of the NeuConsole software and firmware at www.xilica.com – Products – Neutrino Series (or Uno Series) – under Downloads at the right.All ver 5.3.8 changes and improvements will be reflected in revised Help files and product guides as soon as possible. The following are some key highlights regarding NeuConsole version 5.3.8.

1) New 3rd Party Control Protocols.

We have designed and added new 3rd party control protocols which will make it more convenient to program and control our products. It also provides additional functionality so that the 3rd party controller can do more comprehensive control. This new protocol works on top of the existing protocols (meaning there is NO change to the existing protocols, we simply added one more TCP port to deal with the new protocols). As well, this NeuConsole ver 5.3.8 release removes the need of having to add and use our Centro SM1 device for simple 3rd party control.

(Technical details…It uses TCP port 10007 and can have up to 4 TCP connections per device. (max 4x3rd party devices – if they choose to always connect on their TCP connection). You can configure up to 100 control points per device. And for each control point you can put in a max 32 characters name for it. And in your control protocol, you simple say “SET name 10.0” to set a control point to 10.0 dB. Or you can do “GET name” to obtain the current value of this control point_.

2) New Side Chain Compressor and Side Chain Expander.

These features have been requested by customers, consultants, and distributors. Now we have it.

3) Improved Device IP Reset Indication

We found that some customers had issues with our original procedures for initiating a device IP reset (especially on Uno processors as they do not have a front panel LCD screen). We have enhanced the mechanism to provide more feedback. In this revised procedure, if you hold the IP reset button while turning on the device, the yellow Network LED on the front panel will start flashing to indicate it has detected an IP Reset Request. You now release the IP reset button while the network LED is still flashing and it will perform the IP reset operation. Once released, all LED’s on the device will start flashing indicating IP reset success. They are set to flash for 30 seconds and then stop but you do not have to wait for them to stop flashing before moving on as the IP Reset is completed the moment they begin flashing. (This applies to DSP devices as well as our Mini control).

If you have any further questions regarding version 5.3.8 changes or have any difficulties that we need to know about please contact support@xilica.com.

June 8, 2015 – Xilica at Buffalo Bills Football Stadium

In June 2015 Xilica Audio Design will supply three (3) Uno processors and thirty-six (36) custom Mini S4K1 controls for installation at the Buffalo Bills NFL football stadium.
– One Uno U0816-N Dante enabled DSP will receive audio sources via Dante network audio and along with two Uno U0816 DSP models distribute four audio sources to 36 rooms.
– Each of the 36 rooms will have a “custom” Mini S4K1 network wall mount control installed for source selection and level control.
Our standard Mini controls have a 2 gang front plate. When the integrator discovered that the back boxes in each of the 36 rooms were 3 gang boxes we proposed providing the S4K1’s mounted to custom 3 gang front plates. Since we have our own factory Xilica was able to manufacture these custom plates quickly and ahead of schedule for the stadium installation.
A case study of this project will be created and added to our web site once work is completed.
Barry Steinburg / Xilica Canada

March 1st 2015 – Xilica at ISE 2015

The Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show is held in Amsterdam in early February each year . ISE is an excellent Pro AV trade show with a focus on the integration market and our Xilica Europe office always participates (the Xilica Europe office is located just outside of Amsterdam). Henk Boonstra and Marco Koorstra from the Xilica Europe office, Eddie Tam and Tim Cheung from our Xilica Asia office, and Barry Steinburg from the Xilica Canada office greeted customers, made them a cup of coffee, demonstrated our DSP and control products and provided training to our European distributors and customers. And we can not forget to mention Tim Wegmann and David Klecha from our distributor in Germany – Steinbild Media – and to thank them both for their help with customers, constructing/dismantling our booth, and for providing insightful conversation and a lot of fun as well. Thanks guys.
Introduced at ISE 2015 were five (5) new Rio Series Dante interface products (2×2 and 4×4 I/O wall plate and 1/4 rack formats and a 16×16 w XLRs – all available soon) and our new iOS control app for Neutrino and Uno processors called SolaroControl. Plus we had a few samples on hand of what the revised front plate will eventually look like for our Mini controls and which received positive comments from everyone.
My appreciation to Henk, Marco, Tim, Eddie, Tim Wegmann, and David Klecha for making my visit and the show so comfortable, interesting, and educational. And most of all, a feeling of “family” which is an important part of the Xilica business philosophy.
Barry Steinburg / Xilica Canada

Feb 28 2015 – Xilica Introduces SolaroControl

In February 2015 Xilica Audio Design introduced their iOS control app for Neutrino and Uno Series processors called SolaroControl.
SolaroControl is unique from its competitors. Where most provide a predesigned GUI with their iOS app – SolaroControl allows the user to program the controls they want to see and use on their iOS device using a one step drag & drop configuration from within the processors software (exactly the same way as we do for our Touch 7 touch control).
Plus you can create multiple control pages with password protection for each page.

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