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ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

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ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby khw » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:10 pm

ASTRO 25 Portable CPS R17.00.00 ===============================================
- Windows 7 is supported in R15.00.00 CPS and higher.
- The vendor has phased out support for the parallel port adapter DS1410E. Therefore Motorola does not support the parallel port on Windows 7 or x64 bit machines.
- If both portable and mobile CPS's are used, it is recommended to update both at the same time, and tutorials should be installed with BOTH versions.
- POP25 feature is NOT supported with VISTA operating system.
New CPS Features Supported: =============================
- Increase the number of zones & channels on the XTS 1500 / 2500 Model 1.5. XTS 1500 now supports 16 Zones / 256 Channels XTS 2500 Model 1.5 now supports 16 zones / 256 channels
- Unlimited Advanced system Keys can now disable Write Protected Radios when the matching
ASK is attached and loaded.
- Secure Connection between CPS and ARS (ARS Data Administrator): When performing POP25 Operations (for both batch mode and single radio
programming), the CPS now supports communicating with the Automatic Registration Service (ARS)
via a secure connection for the purpose of protecting sensitive radio information,
such as the IP address of the radio and whether it is present on the system or not. Customers that do not use the ARS, but connect to radios directly using known IP Addresses, are not affected by this change. Customers that do connect to the ARS must now install the ARS Data Administrator and configure the ARS information,
such as the IP Address of the ARS server, port, secure or clear connection mode, and certificates if secure mode is selected. The installation of the ARS Data Administrator and configuration of the ARS connection information must be
performed via an account with administrator privileges. Once this configuration is done, any
standard user account will be able to select the previously configured ARS connection parameters via the POP25/Batch programming screens in the CPS.
ARS Data Administrator can be found in the tools menu only if the CPS is run as an
administrator.
If UAC is ON, elevate privileges by: 1- Right click on the CPS icon 2- Select 'Run as administrator' from the drop down menu 3- Provides credentials as prompted rick-clicking
For more information on UAC, please see your Operating System help.
During un-installation of the ARS Data Administrator application, always remove the
“ARS Data Store” Data Administrator application when prompted. - Changes in default settings:
Page 1Portable_ReadMe.txt
The default path for the Software System Key files has been changed * previous location: <COMMONFILES> ...\Program Files\Common
Files\Motorola\SysKeys * the new location: <CommonAppData> ...\All Users\Application
Data\Motorola\SysKeys
Detailed information for each of these features can be found in the CPS help. Help can be accessed from the CPS menu by selecting Help-> CPS Help Topics.
New Radio Features Supported: =============================
IMPORTANT NOTE: Firmware version R17.00.00 is required for the following features to work in the radio:
- Vote Scan Improvement (Mixed Vote Scan & Channel Scan) - Talk Group to FPP and ability to select output power via softkey
For a detailed description of each feature, please see the radio's User Manual.
Changes to Default Values: ==========================
-Please note that starting with this CPS version, the 'Emergency Revert Channel' field in
the ASTRO tab for each Conventional Personality will become invalid if it references a Channel whose system is a DVRS ASTRO System with Dynamic Regrouping Enabled.
Customer Reported Issue Resolved: ==================================
- Radio displays 'Key fail with no audio' with Trunking analog radios with Multikey

ASTRO 25 Mobile CPS R17.00.00 ============================================
- Windows 7 is supported in R15.00.00 CPS and higher.
- The vendor has phased out support for the parallel port adapter DS1410E. Therefore Motorola does not support the parallel port on Windows 7 or x64 bit machines.
- If both portable and mobile CPS's are used, it is recommended to update both at the same time, and tutorials should be installed with BOTH versions.
- POP25 feature is NOT supported with VISTA operating system.
New CPS Features Supported: =============================
- Unlimited Advanced system Keys can now disable Write Protected Radios when the matching
ASK is attached and loaded.
- Secure Connection between CPS and ARS (ARS Data Administrator): When performing POP25 Operations (for both batch mode and single radio
programming), the CPS now supports communicating with the Automatic Registration Service (ARS)
via a secure connection for the purpose of protecting sensitive radio information,
such as the IP address of the radio and whether it is present on the system or not. Customers that do not use the ARS, but connect to radios directly using known IP Addresses, are not affected by this change. Customers that do connect to the ARS must now install the ARS Data Administrator and configure the ARS information,
such as the IP Address of the ARS server, port, secure or clear connection mode, and certificates if secure mode is selected. The installation of the ARS Data Administrator and configuration of the ARS connection information must be
performed via an account with administrator privileges. Once this configuration is done, any
standard user account will be able to select the previously configured ARS connection parameters via the POP25/Batch programming screens in the CPS.
ARS Data Administrator can be found in the tools menu only if the CPS is run as an
administrator.
If UAC is ON, elevate privileges by: 1- Right click on the CPS icon 2- Select 'Run as administrator' from the drop down menu 3- Provides credentials as prompted rick-clicking
For more information on UAC, please see your Operating System help.
During un-installation of the ARS Data Administrator application, always remove the
"ARS Data Store" Data Administrator application when prompted. - Changes in default settings:
The default path for the Software System Key files has been changed * previous location: <COMMONFILES> ...\Program Files\Common
Files\Motorola\SysKeys
Page 1Mobile_ReadMe.txt * the new location: <CommonAppData> ...\All Users\Application
Data\Motorola\SysKeys
Detailed information for each of these features can be found in the CPS help. Help can be accessed from the CPS menu by selecting Help-> CPS Help Topics.
New Radio Features Supported: =============================
IMPORTANT NOTE: Firmware version R17.00.00 is required for the following features to work in the radio:
- Vote Scan Improvement (Mixed Vote Scan & Channel Scan) - Talk Group to FPP and ability to select output power via softkey
For a detailed description of each feature, please see the radio's User Manual.
Changes to Default Values: ==========================
-Please note that starting with this CPS version, the 'Emergency Revert Channel' field in
the ASTRO tab for each Conventional Personality will become invalid if it references a Channel whose system is a DVRS ASTRO System with Dynamic Regrouping Enabled.
Customer Reported Issues Resolved: ==================================
- When reading mobile radios with codeplug version R04.01.00 or older, the error: 'Field 8429 specified for CgDb connection but field does not exist in layout.' gets displayed in the CPS.
- Radio displays 'Key fail with no audio' with Trunking analog radios with Multikey
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby MotoFAN » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:30 pm

ability to select output power via softkey

What exactly it means? I will be able to select output power on my XTS2500?
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby SD70MAC » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:34 am

Motorola needs to get in gear and get support for 64bit computers for all current products. I would like to see how the " Talk Group to FPP " works in FPP.
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby N4DES » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:59 am

SD70MAC wrote: I would like to see how the " Talk Group to FPP " works in FPP.


Me too...especially when modifications to anything in the TRS from the system down in CPS is supposed to require the system key. Will the radio now ignore this and allow anyone with the correct level FW be able to allow this feature and program on the fly?

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby Victor Xray » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:13 am

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby RADIO43 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:07 pm

I believe they are referring to Conventional Astro Talkgroups vis FPP.
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby CERTCOMM » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:40 pm

I have a Polaris PA-1 RIB with a parallel throughput. I have upgraded to WIN7, but I still have an XP machine somewhere. Is there an optimal CPS version that may work on Win7 with a PA-1 to program an XTS3000? Should I either use an older CPS with XP or get a new RIB and use R17.00. I am an end user, so I am not looking to invest in equipment/software to run a radio shop.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby Dorf411 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:13 pm

Be careful with this update, it seemed to default the syskey folder to a new location under the doc and settings/all user/application data........ I am glad I caught that as it could throw you off big time if you were not paying attention. I really like doing software updates every week or so on all the programming pc's, what a waste of time. :x

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby N4DES » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:23 am

Ahhh...good point.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby MotoFAN » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:46 am

Dorf411 wrote:Be careful with this update, it seemed to default the syskey folder to a new location under the doc and settings/all user/application data........ I am glad I caught that as it could throw you off big time if you were not paying attention. I really like doing software updates every week or so on all the programming pc's, what a waste of time. :x

What's wrong? It's described in PDF and above.
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby Dorf411 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:49 am

Seriously? You read all of that?

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby d119 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:13 pm

I take it that R17.00.00 firmware has not hit store shelves yet?

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby tvsjr » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:24 am

CERTCOMM wrote:I have a Polaris PA-1 RIB with a parallel throughput.

What's a "parallel throughput"? There's nothing parallel on the PA-1, nor does any RIB use a parallel port.

I have upgraded to WIN7, but I still have an XP machine somewhere. Is there an optimal CPS version that may work on Win7 with a PA-1 to program an XTS3000? Should I either use an older CPS with XP or get a new RIB and use R17.00. I am an end user, so I am not looking to invest in equipment/software to run a radio shop.

ASTRO25 won't program an XTS3000. You need ASTRO Portable, latest version R05.03.00, which will run under Win7.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby CERTCOMM » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:53 pm

Thanks. It is serial. R05.03.00 turned me back around in the right direction. I was in the wrong thread.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby MTS2000des » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:23 am

ABOUT TIME, now the XTS2500 can have MENU "PWR" selection like the 5000. It only took 17 releases to unlock this "feature" for the 2500...just tried this on a VHF XTS2500 with HOST/DSP V14 and it works! No hacking!
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby escomm » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:04 am

d119 wrote:I take it that R17.00.00 firmware has not hit store shelves yet?

Correct, firmware releases typically follow CPS releases by a couple of weeks.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby carterblumeyer » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:11 am

Has anyone had SUPER long download times to write to an XTS5000 with 17? Using serial cable RKN4106A we are getting between 4:40 to 5:00 mins to write the Codeplug. The Firmware of the units are a sample of what we have.. 12.00.13 and 16.00...

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby MTS2000des » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:30 am

carterblumeyer wrote:Has anyone had SUPER long download times to write to an XTS5000 with 17? Using serial cable RKN4106A we are getting between 4:40 to 5:00 mins to write the Codeplug. The Firmware of the units are a sample of what we have.. 12.00.13 and 16.00...

Carter


are you using voice files? I've experienced this if the codeplug is crammed full and you're using channel announcement.
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby freerider aust » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Had no problems with firmware up date
the cps now has a soft high low power selection option people may be interested that this function works on a 4 meg radio r9.00.41 so i suspect it may work from that firmware up till the latest
i did notice it took a little longer to program the 4 meg radio possibly it had to upgrade parts of codeplug

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby Pump3 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:40 pm

carterblumeyer wrote:Has anyone had SUPER long download times to write to an XTS5000 with 17? Using serial cable RKN4106A we are getting between 4:40 to 5:00 mins to write the Codeplug. The Firmware of the units are a sample of what we have.. 12.00.13 and 16.00...

Carter


Yup, noticed that as well as saving and opening codeplugs takes considerably longer now.....annoying!

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby tvsjr » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:43 pm

Pump3 wrote:
carterblumeyer wrote:Has anyone had SUPER long download times to write to an XTS5000 with 17? Using serial cable RKN4106A we are getting between 4:40 to 5:00 mins to write the Codeplug. The Firmware of the units are a sample of what we have.. 12.00.13 and 16.00...

Carter


Yup, noticed that as well as saving and opening codeplugs takes considerably longer now.....annoying!


Well, they made APX R07 so much better... to maintain a zero sum, they had to make something much worse!

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby freerider aust » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:52 pm

Pump3 wrote:
carterblumeyer wrote:Has anyone had SUPER long download times to write to an XTS5000 with 17? Using serial cable RKN4106A we are getting between 4:40 to 5:00 mins to write the Codeplug. The Firmware of the units are a sample of what we have.. 12.00.13 and 16.00...

Carter


Yup, noticed that as well as saving and opening codeplugs takes considerably longer now.....annoying!


did notice slightly longer loading but not excesive
also no noticable increase in programming times on xts2500 4 meg and 8 meg all have current firmware

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby JPOPatents » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:02 pm

I tried it today and it zipped right along. Less than 30 seconds to write the codeplug on an 8 meg XTS2500 using a Windows 7 machine and serial cable. I didn't notice any difference in speed as compared to R16.
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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby Pump3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:05 am

Reading my 4M XTS2500 is just as fast as it was before, only having lag's when opening or reading codeplugs from my Q52/Q53 XTS5000

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby rc50won » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:27 am

CPS 17 no likey XTS4000.

Unrecoverable 01/82 errors. Went back to CPS 16.01 and was able to recover. Besides some obvious com issues, at one point it thought the XTS4000 was an M3 XTS2500. Not good karma at all.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby jmr061 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:14 am

XTS/XTL Firmware Update - R16.00.02 release. The R17.00.00 release has been temporarily removed due to reported field issues. We recommend that field installation of this release be discontinued.


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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby Radio Crazy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:06 pm

Take it from me, it's not just the firmware it's also the CPS R17.00.00 don't use either until M does something about them, I have had twenty 01/82 errors, on both 2500s and 5000s and a 5000 that just came back from the depot, so when all is said and done, stay away from, firmware and CPS R17 until they do some thing and it will be soon, the depot is having the same trouble.

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby nrembis » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:28 pm

I have had no issues with CPS r17 on on xtl2500's and pm1500's. I do however use the rs232, not the usb cable...Ive never attempted firmware updates cause Im not paying for flashkeys.....what a crock that is

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby 60EMT15 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:29 pm

I know this is an old thread but at the top it says that you can increase the number of zones and channels on the its 1500 to 256. How is this done?

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Re: ASTRO 25 CPS R17.00 Released

Postby N4DES » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:03 pm

On the portable it is dependent on firmware and CPS.
On the mobile you need to purchase a flash update from /\/\oto.


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