afiniti Release Notes

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Known Issues


Version 1905_11 - August 30, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Correct audio buffer depth for all HEVC and AVC video standards.
  2. Encoders: Remove named latency modes for "3FRAME", "2FRAME", and "1FRAME".
    For lowest latency, use GOP Type 1 (IP), Latency NORMAL, Trim -400.
  3. System, UI: Make firmware update progress modal visible during updates and reboots.


Version 1905_10 - August 21, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Add support for 30fps and 60fps.
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): Add support for internal audio.
  3. System, UI: Add manual reboot on System - Updates

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: External audio adjusts audio buffer levels for each audio type.
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): Allow MPEG2 HD video rate down to 4 Mbps.
  3. System: Avoid accumulation of alarm history.


Version 1905_09 - August 6, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. System, Encoders: Add support for XC-0006-B audio carrier.
  2. Mux: Add packet counters to provide better Trans Mux Rate Detected for inputs.

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Video payload in TS matches configured Manual Rate.
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): Correct encoder 3 and 4 A/V sync after CODEC change.


Version 1905_08 - July 26, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. System: Migration of configuration from prior version maintains avahi (aka bonjour) disabled.
  2. UI: Encoder Service Rate and Video Manual Rate accept Mbps (example: 12.345)

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Calibrate audio PTS-to-PCR differnce for MPEG2 (v1905_07 continued to have issues when Manual Rate changed).
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): For MPEG2 encoding, correct display hsize and vsize, and aspect ratio.
  3. Encoders (XC-0011): For AVC encoding, correct level, vsize, and crop bottom.
  4. MUX: Correct multicast Net Input dropping after 4 minutes.


Version 1905_07 - July 22, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. Mux: Improve efficiency of processing multiple multicast inputs when they share the same UDP port.

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Correct A/V sync inconsistency.
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): Calibrate audio PTS-to-PCR differnce for MPEG2.


Version 1905_06 - July 16, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct crash when assigning KLV source to an output that is not transmitting.
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): Avoid showing Internal ID on mux.
  3. Encoders (XC-0011): Remove encoder program listing on mux when encoder in single channel mode.


Version 1905_05 - July 10, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct crash when control plane and data plane modify routes.
  2. System, UI: Reduce notification load with automatic notification filtering.


Version 1905_04 - July 2, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. System, UI: Add manual NTP server configuration. Prior builds only supported NTP server address via DHCP.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct KLV startup fails to receive.
  2. MUX: Move logging out of real-time threads to improve stability.
  3. System: Implement minimum automatic notification interval (3 seconds) to avoid congestion.
  4. System: Close websocket connections when buffer size insufficient to avoid memory leak.


Version 1905_03 - June 25, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. MUX: Add TS packet latency measurement (available in journal).

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct KLV latency measurement when more than one KLV PID on an output.
  2. Encoders (XC-0008): Remove DIAG logs to avoid issue with multiplexer output.
  3. System: Remove "I2c busy" error log to avoid issue with system performance.


Version 1905_02 - June 20, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. MUX: Add KLV latency measurement (available in journal).

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Correct issue with setting (manual) video rate after booting with Auto Fill ON.
  2. System: Add journal clean-up of other machine ID.


Version 1905_01 - June 12, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. UI: Support chassis with no encoders (multiplexing-only).
  2. UI: Add Gateway IP control for TSoIP carriers.
  3. UI: Single-channel UHD encoding support.
  4. UI: Output routing controls now show input label.
  5. MUX, UI: Support output program KLV injection from UDP KLV sources. Max 40 KLV sources per mux carrier. No bridging.
  6. MUX: Add IP TTL configuration for each Net Output.
  7. MUX: Remove unique port requirement from KLV Sources and Net Inputs (when multicast).

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Net output using SRT protocol now reconnects if does not reach "connected" state.
  2. MUX: Correct CC error logs when PCR packets carry payload.
  3. UI: Correct minor issues with layout and modals.
  4. Encoders (XC-0011): Correct A/V sync after changing Video Encode Type.
  5. Encoders (XC-0011): SD-SDI audio de-embedding is functional.
  6. System: DHCP client uses correct ID after firmware update leading to same IP address assignment.


Version 1808_16 - May 16, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct CC errors for SRT inputs related to memory handling.
  2. MUX: Correct Net Input and Net Output IP address verification at startup.


Version 1902_01 (beta 7) - May 10, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders (XC-0011): Initial support for 4 channel FHD/HD, h.265/h.264/MPEG2 encoder (video only).
  2. Encoders (XC-0011): Add support for GOP Length and IP Period with automatic codec-specific constraints.
  3. Encoders (XC-0011): Add audio de-embedding and encoding -- 4 or 8 stereo pairs per channel.
  4. Encoders (XC-0011): Implement Latency Mode and Latency Trim for HEVC and AVC. MPEG2 latency is constant.
  5. Encoders (XC-0011): Calibrate A/V sync and audio buffer depth.
  6. Encoders (XC-0011): Add aggregate video rate constraints with rebalancing.
  7. Encoders (XC-0011): Add dense audio support when enough XC-0006 are present.
  8. Encoders (XC-0011): Expand allowed video rates.
  9. Encoders (XC-0011): Single-channel UHD encoding support.
  10. UI: Add support for XC-0011 encoders.
  11. UI, MUX: Add support for SRT output and input.

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: Add audio rates 48kbps and 56kbps supported by AAC-HEv1 and AAC-HEv2.
  2. MUX: Correct PMT generation when SCTE 35 splice PID is present.


Version 1808_15 - May 9, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. UI, MUX: Add support for SRT output and input.

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: Add audio rates 48kbps and 56kbps supported by AAC-HEv1 and AAC-HEv2.
  2. MUX: Correct PMT generation when SCTE 35 splice PID is present.


Version 1808_14 - March 18, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: Correct Auto Fill bug causing audio rates to be counted when OFF.


Version 1808_13 - March 7, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: Correct issues with loading Chromatype during startup.


Version 1808_12 - March 4, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: Correct issues with video detected.
  2. UI: Correct service listings for afinitiLink net inputs.
  3. UI: Remove debug button and function.


Version 1808_11 - February 19, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. UI: Corrected issues with service listings for afinitiLink Net Inputs.
  2. MUX: Correct CC error logging.
  3. MUX: Correct SDT packetizer.


Version 1808_10 - January 24, 2019



Feature Additions:
  1. UI, MUX: afiniti Link allows TSoIP input to be multiplexed into ASI outputs or IP outputs.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct input program status when input restarted.
  2. System: Firmware package not removed from UI after install when no slaves in chassis.


Version 1808_09 - January 17, 2019



Bug Fixes:
  1. System: Correct Gateway IP Address changes after Address or Mask change.
  2. MUX: Add CRC checks to PAT and PMT processing.
  3. MUX: Corrupt SDT now resets processing buffer.
  4. MUX: Clear program status for net inputs that restart.
  5. MUX: Properly route programs when PCR PID is not same as Video PID.
  6. MUX: Improve table version continuity for PAT, PMT, SDT.



Version 1808_08 - December 10, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. MUX: Reduce startup delay to 10 seconds.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Correct PAT processing when NIT present.
  2. MUX: Correct crash with repetitive add-delete net input.
  3. MUX: Correct fill packet adaptation field control bits in TS packet header.
  4. Encoders: Video detected param now returns correct value.



Version 1808_07 - December 4, 2018



Bug Fixes:
  1. System: Correct file permissions which caused failure to set time zone.



Version 1808_06 - November 27, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders: Add AAC-LC, AAC-HEv1, AAC-HEv2 audio encoding support.
  2. System: Improve broadcast messages across multiple IP/ASI host carriers.

Bug Fixes:
  1. System: Improve carrier-to-carrier connection logic at boot.
  2. System: Correct time initialization from hardware clock at boot.
  3. System: Improve synchronization of time and timezone across host carriers.
  4. System: Correct random logging contents of js files.
  5. System: Correct link to timesyncd (master-only).



Version 1808_05 - November 2, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders: Add Dolby AC-3 audio encoding support.
  2. Encoders: Add SCTE104 to SCTE35 splice PID support.
  3. Encoders: Add frame rate and interlace/progressive information for inputs.
  4. MUX: Support multiple component descriptors in PMT.

Bug Fixes:
  1. Encoders: Correct intermittent configuration load failures.
  2. Encoders: Change several configuration labels to improve clarity.
  3. System: Improve synchronization of firmware update process.



Version 1808_04 - October 23, 2018



Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Remove port selector route for unicast IP outputs allowing default gateway to work.



Version 1808_03 - September 20, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. MUX: Configuration changes to one ASI output do not interrupt other ASI outputs.
  2. System: Add support for XC-0012-A carriers.



Version 1808_02 - September 11, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders: Add Program Rate Limit and Video Auto Fill configurations. Given a Program Rate Limit and Auto Fill ON, video encoder rate is calculated such that video, enabled audios, and tables fit within limit.
  2. UI: Add network configuration for secondary IP host/mux carriers.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Improve IP Output handling of network events such as no IP address, address change, link up, and link down.



Version 1808_01 - September 9, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. UI: Encryption keys and type are independent for each encoder.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Protect against injection of non-initialized PAT, CAT, SDT, and CAT tables.
  2. MUX: Protect against spinning PCR warning log.



Version 1805_15 - September 5, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. UI: Added Sync Group controls for encoders.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Remove ASI reset during certain encoder transitions such as video loss.




Version 1805_14 - August 20, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoder: Added global encryption values (Encryption Type, BISS1 Clear Session Word, BISSE Encrypted Session Word & BISSE Active ID). Enhanced encryption to encrypt audio PIDS in addition to video PIDS, further securing the transmission.
  2. UI: Added new modal for global encryption values to the Inputs Dashboard. Encryption Mode (On/Off) is still managed per each encoder configuration modal.




Version 1805_13 - August 7, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. MUX: Added stream status (active/inactive) per output and alarm icons on all output tables for inactive streams.
  2. UI: Added overwrite program number and provider per service.
  3. UI: Added transmit ON and OFF icons on all outputs tables.

Bug Fixes:
  1. System: Corrected communication disconnect between IP and ASI hosts that could prevent a unit from fully booting.
  2. Encoders: Set default encoder program numbers to 1-8.
  3. Encoders: Completed addition of BISS 1/E functionality.
  4. UI: Masked BISS 1/E keys in user interface.
  5. UI: Corrected sorting of encoders and services to numeric sort.
  6. UI: Corrected links and added Quick Start Guide.
  7. UI: Added 404 - File Not Found Designations.



Version 1805_12 - July 27, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders: Added Encryption Mode and Key configurations for BISS E. This encryption mode uses an Encrypted Session Word along with an Active ID to encrypt the transmission stream.
  2. System: Added mechanism for determining services found on a network input. The ability to view these services and route them to the multiplexer will be made available in the UI in a future release.
  3. UI: Reconfigured the Inputs Dashboard in the web user interface to remove the inactive thumbnails and display additional data concerning inputs.

Bug Fixes:
  1. System: Corrected issues with invalid gateway addresses and dual IP address assignment on an interface.



Version 1805_11 - July 19, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. Encoders: Added Encryption Mode and Key configurations for BISS 1. This encryption mode uses the Clear Session Word only to encrypt the transmission stream.
  2. MUX: Increased maximum Transport Mux Rate to 210 Mbps. per carrier.

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Added PMT version changes from inputs and encoders. This corrects issue when changing latency and resolutions.
  2. MUX: Added CA descriptor on input PMT and forward to output PMT.
  3. MUX: Added CAT injection.
  4. UI: Improve firmware update modal.
  5. System: Update libwebsockets to 3.0 which now prevents the need to log back in with every browser refresh.



Version 1805_10 - July 10, 2018



Feature Additions:
  1. MUX: Added parameter for setting the output program number per service. Support for this in the web user interface will be in subsequent builds. .

Bug Fixes:
  1. MUX: Added logic to re-anchor PCR on discontinuity, repetition error, or loss of lock.
  2. Encoders: Corrected issue with optical input selection.
  3. Encoders: Increase RTOS packet buffer pool.



Version 1805_09 - June 29, 2018


Initial Release





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