Release Notes and Errata

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Current release: July 13th, 2017

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the July 13th, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •    Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •    Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •    Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •    Access Point & Opal: 07/06/2017(unchanged from previous release)
  • V2 firmware update to fix issue where recordings may have constant values
  • V2 firmware update to reduce the time between undocking the Opals and being ready to stream
  • Fixed relative time plotting of CSV files

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the June 9th, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •    Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •    Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •    Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •    Access Point & Opal: 05/22/2017(unchanged from previous release)
  • Added (back) support for OSX Mavericks

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the June 2nd, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •    Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •    Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •    Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •    Access Point & Opal: 05/22/2017 (new)
  • Improved wireless streaming functionality to minimize latency -- particularly when recording from 7+ Opals at the same time
  • Significant improvement in battery life for all recording modes
  • Implemented parallel v2 firmware updates (7 at a time) to speed up the update process.
  • Improved USB enumeration of devices in Windows
  • Modified the "Import and Conversion Manager" to allow the conversion of logged data directly off of the Opals. This removes the requirement to first copy all of the files to your local hard drive before conversion.
  • Fix to v2 Opal screen update issue, where the Opal display may have shown dated information (e.g., the previously configured label)
  • Re-enabled wireless streaming from sample rates other than 128Hz
  • Improved handling of sensor initialization to minimize errors that are sometimes encountered during undocking
  • Added the ability to crop logged recordings based on v2 button events
  • Added new "Logged Data Journal" tool
  • Fixed logging of external synchronization events

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the April 17th, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •    Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •    Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •    Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •    Access Point & Opal: 04/17/2016 (new)
  • Firmware fix for magnetometer data issue present since the 2017/03/14 release
  • HDF->CSV conversion fixed
  • Better support for v2 Sync Box

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the March 22th, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •    Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •    Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •    Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •   Access Point & Opal: 03/10/2016
  • Fixed "off by one hour" issue with logged data

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the March 14th, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •    Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •    Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •    Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •    Access Point & Opal: 03/10/2016 (new)
  • V2 firmware update to fix issue where recordings may have NaNs present
  • Fix for application crashes during hardware interactions
  • Added support for V2 “Sync Box” for synchronization with external systems
  • Improvements to data plotting tools

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the January 6th, 2017 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •     Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •     Access Point & Opal: 01/05/2016 (new)
  • V2 firmware update to fix USB enumeration issues on Windows platforms
  • V2 firmware update to improve streaming performance with 12 and 18 Opals
  • V2 firmware update to fix issue with missing gaps of streamed data under some edge conditions
  • V2 firmware update to enable button triggering from external cable
  • V2 firmware fix to enable the clock to keep running in standby mode
  • Added ability to reset docked V2 sensors' clocks from the Tools menu
  • Numerous small fixes

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the November 15th, 2016 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •     Access Point: 10/04/2016
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Opal: 10/06/2016
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •     Access Point & Opal: 10/27/2016 (new)
  • Firmware update to reduce time for the access point to get ready to stream data when power cycled
  • First release with unified support for both v1 and v2 hardware
  • Removed option to configure using channel 90 in v2 hardware (out of band)
  • Update to Eclipse Luna (4.6) platform
  • Support for HiDPI display modes in Windows 10
  • Numerous small fixes

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the October 7th, 2016 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 10/04/2016 (new)
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Opal: 10/06/2016 (new)
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •     Access Point & Opal: 10/04/2016 (new)
  • Fixed rare case with V1 hardware where samples may be dropped in the robust streaming mode (V1 firmware update)
  • Fixed bug where V1 Opals would log data from 1970
  • Fixed bug where clearing logged data files on V2 Opals would freeze the Opal and require resetting
  • Increased screen refresh rate on V2 Opals to remove slight flicker

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the September 16th, 2016 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •     Access Point: 11/18/2015
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Opal: 03/05/2014
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •     Access Point & Opal: 09/14/2016
  • Improved orientation tracking. Previous version may result in bad ROM measurements
  • Firmware update to fix possible screen "burn-in" issue
  • Firmware update to reduce hardware enumeration times
  • Firmware update to improve low power standby mode
  • This release is not being pushed to V1 hardware users

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the August 24th, 2016 release:

  • V1 Hardware Firmware versions (unchanged from previous release)
  •     Access Point: 11/18/2015
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Opal: 03/05/2014
  • V2 Hardware Firmware versions
  •     Access Point & Opal: 08/23/2016
  • Initial release with support for V2 hardware
  • This release is not being pushed to V1 hardware users

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the July 8th, 2016 release:

  • Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)
  •     Access Point: 11/18/2015
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Monitor: 03/05/2014
  • Fixed CSV plotting issues

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the April 18th, 2016 release:

Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)

  •     Access Point: 11/18/2015
  •     Docking Station: 11/18/2015
  •     Monitor: 03/05/2014
  • Access Point and Docking Station firmware updates to support OSX El Capitan
  • Updated streaming and raw data plots

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the October 23rd, 2015 release:

  • Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)
  •     Access Point: 03/04/2014
  •     Docking Station: 04/21/2014
  •     Monitor: 03/05/2014
  • Fix for networking issue that prevented log uploads.
  • Updates to support September 2015 release of Videography.
  • Handle date formatting in international locales.
  • Switch HDF implementation to resolve potential crash in plotting tools.
  • Fix for issue where project layout would not be remembered.
  • Fixed a number of "out of stack space" issues in hardware libraries. Mostly affected 32-bit operating systems.
  • Updated to libusb 1.0.20.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the March 30th, 2015 release:

  • Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)
  •     Access Point: 03/04/2014
  •     Docking Station: 04/21/2014
  •     Monitor: 03/05/2014
  • Update from Java 6 to Java 8 for security and performance reasons. The Java 8 runtime is bundled with the Windows and OSX versions, so no separate Java installation is necessary.
  • (Apple OSX only) If updating from an existing installation, you will have to either perform a clean installation (http://community.apdm.com/entries/23729983-Migrating-to-a-clean-Motion-Studio-installation) or install Java 8 separately (http://community.apdm.com/entries/62933620-Installing-Java-8-on-Mac-OSX).
  • Updates to USB libraries to improve USB 3.0 compatibility.
  • New iconography to improve consistency within the application and with APDM's branding as a whole.
  • (Apple OSX only) We updated to a more recent version of the application platform Mobility Lab is built upon (Eclipse RCP). This resolves some OSX issues such as the inability to use the file/folder picker more than once per application launch.
  • (Apple OSX only) We updated the downloadable software application to make it more consistent with other OSX applications:
    • It is self contained within an Apple app package (shows up as a single icon in your Applications directory)
    • It is bundled as a DMG image instead of a ZIP archive. Double click to mount, and drag the application icon to the Applications shortcut within the Finder window that opens.
  • Fixes to the Videography integration to make it more robust.
  • Fix for issue with synchronization with external systems, where there was a synchronization offset equal to the current latency of the wireless stream (typically about 300ms).

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the August 19th, 2014 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 03/04/2014
  •     Docking Station: 04/21/2014
  •     Monitor: 03/05/2014
  • Documentation updates
  • The ability to collect synchronized video using iDevices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) or a GoPro camera.
  • Updates to the orientation estimation algorithms.
  • Ability to reprocess orientation estimations from existing recordings (HDF format only)
  • Auto-increment labeling when recording streaming data.
  • Ability to batch import individual logged files into distinct HDF files.
  • Added the "Logged Data Journal" to assist in collecting logged data and importing desired sections.
  • Numerous bug fixes and other small improvements.

Warnings and Known Issues

  • For OSX users, there is a bug where a file/folder picker will only work the FIRST time you try to use it. This is a known bug with the application framework we use (Eclipse RCP). We will include a fix for this in the next release. Let us know if this is a significant thorn in your side.
  • This update includes firmware updates for all hardware components. If one of the docking stations LEDs gets stuck in magenta when running the firmware update and never comes out of it, please take a look at this forum topic to help you resolve it here.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the October 25th, 2013 release:

  • Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)
  •     Access Point: 05/08/2012
  •     Docking Station: 05/22/2012
  •     Monitor: 06/26/2013
  • Improved compression (6-8x) of data saved to the HDF format from the Import and Conversion Manager
  • Improvement to the workflow for cropping based on clock time in the Import and Conversion Manager
  • Support for 32-bit Windows 8

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the August 28th, 2013 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 05/08/2012
  •     Docking Station: 05/22/2012
  •     Monitor: 06/26/2013
  • Ability to switch between workspaces.
  • Improved "Import and Conversion Manager" tool, including support for cropping based on timestamps or button events.
  • Updates to orientation estimation algorithms.
  • Updates to monitor firmware for selectable button modes.
  • Ability to convert from HDF to CSV format from the Data Explorer.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the May 24th, 2013 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 05/08/2012
  •     Docking Station: 05/22/2012
  •     Monitor: 01/10/2013
  • Better USB 3.0 support
  • Updates to orientation estimation algorithms
  • Updates to Import & Conversion manager to help extract synchronized data from overlapping logged recordings.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the March 24th, 2013 release:

  • Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)
  •     Access Point: 05/08/2012
  •     Docking Station: 05/22/2012
  •     Monitor: 06/08/2012
  • Updates to external synchronization options.
  • Windows 8 compatibility.
  • Mac OSX 64-bit support.
  • Better USB 3.0 support.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the October 5, 2012 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 05/08/2012
  •     Docking Station: 05/22/2012
  •     Monitor: 06/08/2012
  • A critical bug was fixed where the access point would indicate that it is behind but catching up (blinking blue-green-blue) for up to 3 minutes immediately following undocking.
  • Better configuration status and troubleshooting options.
  • The ability to re-apply your last configuration in order to significantly cut configuration time. It will also allow you to recover from an accidental access point unplugging or a computer that reboots or goes to sleep during a recording session without having to redock the monitors.
  • Automatic update checking and notification.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the April 2, 2012 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 12/15/2011
  •     Docking Station: 03/16/2012
  •     Monitor: 03/26/2012
  • New and improved functionality for synchronizing your recordings with 3rd party hardware
  • New configuration time gyroscope offset correction
  • Faster configuration times for wireless streaming modes
  • Improvements to synchronization lock time and accuracy in the synchronized logging mode

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the December 9, 2011 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 12/14/2011
  •     Docking Station: 10/30/2011
  •     Monitor: 11/01/2011
  • 24MHz docking station firmware update to address overheating while charging
  • Monitor firmware update which improves mesh-sync functionality
  • Parallelization of the recalibration routines to speed up the process
  • Parallelization of the wireless streaming configuration routine to speed up the process
  • Updated orientation algorithm which performs better in non-uniform magnetic environments

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the 10/21/2011 release:

  • Firmware versions (unchanged from previous version)
  •     Access Point: 9/16/2011
  •     Docking Station: 8/5/2011
  •     Monitor: 9/15/2011
  • Fixed a bug where v1.0 (Hardware ID < 1024) monitors had their z axis magnetometer inverted. 

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the 10/4/2011 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 9/16/2011
  •     Docking Station: 8/5/2011
  •     Monitor: 9/15/2011
  • Ability to set a charge cutoff at which point a monitor goes into standby mode. This is particularly useful for application where the monitors will not be re-configured between uses and it is desired to keep the clocks running. For example, daily monitoring of a subject that is planning on charging overnight via a charging cable, but not planning on reconfiguring in the morning. If the cutoff level is set to 0%, the battery will completely drain before powering down. If the cutoff level is set to 50%, the monitor will enter standby mode when 50% of the charge is left. This extreme provides for two or more days of operation in standby mode before the battery is dead and the clock is reset. It will also, however, impact the running time of the monitor.
  • Ability to apply configuration settings to all monitors at once, instead of specifying them one monitor at a time.
  • New 3-D orientation visualization in the Stream dialog.
  • Support for an external button that fits into a monitor's data port and can be used for event marking and for starting/stopping recording.
  • Ability to automatically upload relevant log files and debug information to streamline problem solving issues remotely.
  • New debug LED status codes to help identify wireless synchronization issues.
  • Improved the initialization of streaming such that it is more robust and no samples are dropped.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes in the 7/27/2011 release:

  • Firmware versions
  •     Access Point: 5/22/2011
  •     Docking Station: 6/28/2011
  •     Monitor: 7/12/2011
  • Asynchronous USB transfers from the access point to the host computer have been implemented, making it possible to stream from 24 synchronous monitors.
  • Parallel monitor firmware updates.
  • Gyroscope recalibration has been implemented.
  • Time-stamped annotations can be added to recordings through the stream dialog.
  • There is now support for using a remote to start, stop, and annotate recordings while streaming.
  • Orientation data is calculated and saved in the HDF format if all of the sensors are enabled.

Updates, changes, and bug fixes scheduled or completed for the next release:

  • Further reduction in configuration time
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