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APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Release notes for new versions of programming software and firmware, for any product, should be posted here, as well as topics discussing issues and bugs with and FSB's/SRN's for particular releases.

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APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby N4DES » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:38 am

As of this writing the only version listed is the one with Radio Management, but I'm sure the other version will show up soon.
I have not D/L it yet and dont know of any issues.

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APX CPS R09.00.01 ReadMe File

Postby rc50won » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:17 am

APX Portable and Mobile CPS R09.00.00

IMPORTANT INSTALLATION NOTE: When prompted to re-start the machine during the installation process, please do so before proceeding with the install. Please refer to the "Installation Guide" (Install_Guide.doc) located at the root of the DVD for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: First time users of the APX CPS should watch the 'Getting Started' tutorial for an introduction to the APX CPS.

What's New in the CPS:
 Radio Management 1.1: This feature allows users to manage and program multiple radios.
• Radio codeplug database can now be stored on a cloud server. This allows remote programmers to access and program radios.
• Codeplug template can be shared across multiple radios
• Changes to codeplug template can be automatically applied to all affected radios
• Schedule programming jobs ahead of time
• Provides basic fleet mapping capabilities such as; viewing, editing, sorting, grouping & filtering by:
• Radio ID
• System information
• Data profile
Radio Management supports wired USB connection to radios or Over The Air (OTA).

New functionality in this release includes:
• Automatic status refresh
• FLASHport Upgrade & Refresh Support – Radios can now be FLASHport upgraded via RM. This includes Voice Announcement files and Language Packs. Please note that radios MUST be connected via USB.
• Gang Programming & Gang FLASHport Support via USB – Support for programming up to 16 devices simultaneously via RM (Supported on Windows 7)
• Authentication of computers accessing the RM server
• Support for 100 Device Programmers, 16 CPS clients and up to 5 Job Processors

Please note that this feature is available in the CPS for up to 100 radios. For additional radios support, a Radio Management license must be purchased.

For more information, please watch the Radio Management Tutorial under the tutorials menu in the CPS help.

Note to RM 1.0 users: RM 1.0 database cannot be used with RM 1.1. The RM 1.0 database must be converted in order to be used by RM 1.1. Please call customer service at 1-800-927-2744 for step-by-step instructions on how to do this.

 New Advanced Keys Administrator (AKA) Application:
This application provides the ability to create, configure and manage Advanced Keys of all types (System, WACN and Conventional) that grant access and value control to specific fields within the CPS codeplug layout. It can be installed along with and accessed from the APX CPS. During the install, the user will be given a choice to install the AKA application during the initial setup of the installation process.
From within the CPS, the user with administration privileges can access the AKA application via ToolsOptionsAdmin screen.

New AKA Functionality:
• New UI which provides visual representation for both the APX codeplug layout and XTS/XTL layout
• Support for a new i-Button model (DS1996) due to the cancelation of the DS1994 model
• Increased the number of allowable ranges from 5 per limitable field to 250 max pool per Access Level
• The DS1996 can be reformatted after the device expires, instead of having to throw the i-Button away, as with the DS1994
• With the Master Key, the user can change the expiration of a child key for the DS1996 model
• Support for appending keys to a formatted device. It is no longer required to have all MASTER keys present when creating a new child key
• Data being programmed to the device can be exported to CSV format for tracking purposes
• Application supports the same set of languages as the CPS

 New CPS Functionality related to Advanced Keys:
• Change the Owner System ID using Unlimited Advanced Keys
• Turn off Radio Write Protection using the Owner System ASK

For more information, please watch the Advanced Keys Tutorial under the tutorials menu in the CPS help.

 APX International Language Support:
The APX CPS help text is now translated in these languages: (Tutorials are still in English)
• Spanish
• Portuguese
• French (Canada)
• Hebrew
• Russian
• Traditional Chinese

In a Windows XP machine additional fonts may need to be installed for some languages. This may be done in the Languages tab accessed via the Regional and Languages Options icon in the Control Panel.
Please note that some Voice Files are not translated.
Starting with CPS version R08.00.00, APX radios support non-English languages via Language Packs. CPS users will see a slight delay the first time a non-English Radio Display Language is used.

New Radio Features Supported:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Firmware version R09.00.00 or higher is required for the following features to
work in the radio:
 Tactical Incident Command Solution (Fireground):
Software that provides a subscriber based accountability for on scene incident commander. Enhance the voice and data communications between the firefighters and Incident Commander (IC).

 Enhanced CPS Support for the SRX™ 2200 radio:
• Tactical Inhibit feature
• Infinite UKEK Retention
• Night Vision Goggles
• Permanent Disable Tx/Rx LED
 ISSI 8000 (Inter RF Subsystem Interface) InterWACN Roaming - NGI:
Allows a subscriber to roam on a selected talkgroup from one WACN to another without any user intervention. Provides the ability to connect an ASTRO 25 System to another trunked system via the P25 ISSI standard protocol.
 MCD 5000 Deskset System:
This IP-based compact deskset unit provides digital control to a variety of Motorola conventional and trunked radios (using SB9600).

 Enhanced CPS Support for Bluetooth:
‘Bluetooth Replace Pairing Info’ field and ‘Active RSM / Internal Mic If No Bluetooth Mic’ fields have been added.

 Support for the Smart Key Fob (low battery tone feature)
A tone will be generated through bluetooth headset when the battery is low.

 New Voice Announcements for Radio Features:
- Emergency On
- In-Call User Alert On and In-Call User Alert Off
- Secure Tx Select On and Secure Tx Select Off
- Keypad / Controls Lock On and Keypad / Controls Lock Off
- Multi Function Button Primary Mode and Multi Function Button Secondary Mode

 The FCC Narrowbanding Mandate for ASTRO Radios:
Per the FCC Rule Part 90 requirements on narrowbanding, VHF and UHF radios imported or manufactured after 12/31/2012 will no longer be authorized to operate on 25 kHz channel bandwidth.
More information in the Special FCC Regulation Note below.

IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTE
Even though the radio may be disconnected from the PC when the CPS programming is done, DO NOT TURN THE RADIO OFF if the updating process on the radio is still in progress. If an update is in progress, the radio will present the words: "Updating..." on the front and/or top display.
This update can take up to 90 seconds after the CPS programming session has completed.

APX CPS Help & Tutorials
Detailed information for these new features can be found in the APX CPS Help & Tutorials. These can be accessed via the APX CPS in the Help ribbon, or by clicking on the blue question mark in the upper right hand corner of the APX CPS.

Supported APX Radios:
 APX7500
 APX7000
 APX7000XE
 APX6500
 APX6500 Li
 APX6000
 APX6000XE
 APX6000 Li
 APX4000
 APX2000
 SRX2200

New radios supported in this release:
 APX2500 VHF
 APX2500 7/800
 APX4500 VHF
 APX4500 7/800
 APX4000 1.5 Li
 APX4000 900 MHz
 APX3000 7/800
 APX3000 UHF1
 APX2500 VHF
 APX2500 7/800
 APX2000 Li

Special FCC Regulation Note:
- FCC NARROWBANDING MANDATE FOR ASTRO RADIOS
Per the FCC Rule Part 90 requirements on narrowbanding, VHF and UHF radios imported or manufactured after 12/31/2012 will no longer be authorized to operate on 25 kHz channel bandwidth. The exception to Rule Part 90 narrowbanding requirements are for radios operating only within 470-512 MHz frequencies (T-Band), which will continue to support 25 kHz channel bandwidth functionality. The FCC requires that a radio is authorized to operate within the specified bandwidth and that the user is required to have a FCC license to operate in that mode.
NOTE: After the FCC mandate takes effect, specific frequencies in VHF and UHF are still allowed to operate at 25 kHz. Examples of VHF and UHF services that are not subject to Part 90 narrowband include: Part 80 marine frequencies, Part 87 aviation frequencies, Part 95, FRS/GMRS and MURS, Part 97 amateur frequencies, and NOAA weather channels.

System Requirements:
- For System Requirements, please refer to the Installation Guide (Install_Guide.doc) located at the root of the DVD for more information.
Known Issues:
- Please note that when working with Voice Announcement for the APX portable radios, the 'Monitor On/Off' message will only be announced when switching to a switch programmed to 'PL Disable', not when the Monitor button is pressed.

- Some email applications may corrupt codeplug files. To avoid this issue, always zip codeplug files (.mc) before emailing.

- Tutorials - An intermittent Adobe Flash Player error message may appear while viewing the help tutorials. Close the error message and the tutorials will resume playing.

- The vendor has phased out support for the parallel port adapter DS1410E. Motorola does not support the parallel port on Windows 7 or x64 bit machines as of version R05.00.00 APX CPS.

- Due to OS restrictions, when using the Voice Announcement Converter Utility, multiple .mva (converted) files cannot be loaded into the APX CPS when the converted files are located in 'All Users\Desktop' folder.

- The APX CPS must be restarted after changing the screen resolution.

- The 'Scan List -> General -> Priority Member 1' field will be marked invalid and appear in the Invalid Fields Report after an R05.00.00 version of a codeplug (MC) is opened or an R05.00.00 radio is read that has the Priority Member 1 field set to '<None>' or '<Unassigned>', the Dynamic Priority checkbox enabled and the Priority 1 - Type field set to 'Fixed'. To correct this condition, select a valid Scan List Member channel / mode for the current Scan List.

- Due to a change to the 'Individual Call Max Target Ring Time (sec)' field in the General Tab of the Trunking Wide node, when reading a radio in which this field was previously programmed to 'Infinite', this field will be displayed as '60' and invalid. Please re-select the desired value for this field.

- Always use the Safely Remove Hardware icon when switching between USB FLASHkeys. If FLASHport operation fails after switching USB FLASHkeys, try Safely Removing the FLASHkey by following this procedure: From the system tray, right click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon, and select Safely Remove Hardware. The Safely Remove Hardware window appears. In the Hardware devices list, select the device 'USB Host Adapter for 1-Wire Network using WinUSB' and click the Stop button. The Stop a Hardware Device window appears. Click OK to confirm. Once the device is stopped, a temporary message is displayed in the system tray stating that the device can now be safely removed from the system. Remove the FLASHkey from the USB port. Wait at least 5 seconds and reconnect the FLASHkey to the USB port.
- Please note that when launching the tutorials, a single click is sufficient. Double-clicking might not work in certain operating system configurations.

Installation:
Please refer to the "Installation Guide" (Install_Guide.doc) located at the root of the DVD for more information.

Connecting the PC to the Radio:
- Only use the following direct PC to radio cables:
o PMKN4012A for the portable radios
o HKN6184A for the mobile radios
o PMKN4013C for the APX2000 and the APX3000 radio

- When using the USB cable, be sure to click 'Yes' on the Digital Signature window whenever it is displayed by the operating system. Wait until the radio enumerates on the PC before attempting to read or program the radio (5-7 seconds on Windows XP and Window 7, 15-20 seconds on Windows Vista). Not waiting for enumeration will cause the read or write to fail.

- Communication issues between the CPS and the radio might be encountered due to firewall settings. Certain aspects of Proventia Desktop, BlackICE, and any other software that affects networking capability may need to be disabled. These programs can interfere with the APX CPS's ability to read from and write to the radio. If BlackICE is installed and required for the PC, the BlackICE service may need to be stopped in order to successfully communicate with the radio. The state of the BlackICE service can be verified on Windows XP by going to Start->Settings->Control Panel-> Administrative Tools->Services. Under the Name column, look for BlackICE.
- To prevent intermittent Blue Screen Windows crashes when attaching or detaching an APX radio to a PC using USB, verify that the Nortel Contivity VPN Client Software is not installed on the PC. If it is installed and required for the PC, ensure that the EACFILT.sys driver is disabled on the 'Motorola APX Series Radio' connection by performing the following steps:
1. Open Network connections (Start->Settings->Network Connections)
2. Under LAN, right click on the 'Motorola APX Series Radio' connection and select properties
3. Uncheck the Eacfilt check box.

- If the wireless Internet connection on the laptop/PC gets disabled when attaching the Motorola APX radio to the Laptop/PC or if OTAP fails during wired read/write/clone, follow these trouble-shooting steps shown below to address the problem:

Windows XP:
1. Open Network Connections explorer window by going to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network Connections
2. Right click and select Open
3. Note the name of the LAN Connection associated with the 'Motorola APX Series Radio' device (example: Local Area Connection 7)
4. Go to the Advanced menu, and select Advanced Settings
5. Under the 'Connections' section, re-order the connections such that the wireless or primary Internet LAN connection is listed above the LAN connection associated with the 'Motorola APX Series Radio' (using the up/down arrows)
6. Click OK on the Advanced Settings window I.E. the primary wireless/Internet connection must be given a higher priority than the Motorola APX Series radio connection.

Windows 7:
1. Open Network and Sharing Center, Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet->Network and Sharing Center
2. Click on the Local Area Connection associated with the 'Motorola APX Series Radio' device (example: Local Area Connection 7)
3. Click on Properties
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4, Click on Properties
5. Click on Advanced, uncheck Automatic metric and set Interface metric to be greater than any other network connection
6. Click on OK, OK, Close, and Close


NOTE: To check the metric used by other network connections
1. Click Start->All Programs->Accessories
2. Right click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
3. In the cmd window type route print
4. Look for network destination 0.0.0.0 and Interface ip of your other network card(s)
5. The last column is Metric, set the radio metric higher than any other network connection

NOTE: This issue may also occur if the wireless driver utility is configured to disable Wi-Fi until all wired network connections are disconnected. Ensure that any such a setting is disabled, so that the wireless connection stays active even when a wired link is present.
- Disable 'Netbios over TCP/IP'. This will help reduce unnecessary traffic sent to the radio by the PC. Follow these steps:
1. Open Network Connections explorer window: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network Connections (right click and select Open)
2. Right-click on the LAN connection associated with 'Motorola APX Series Radio' and select properties
3. Select 'Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)' and click Properties
4. Click Advanced button on the General page (bottom right)
5. Select the WINS tab
6. Select 'Disable Netbios over TCP/IP'
7. Click OK on the pages opened for the setting to take effect

- On the Motorola APX Series Radio LAN connection, uncheck unused items. The LAN connection on the PC only requires the Internet Protocol to communicate with the Radio. This ensures the other unused items don't create any undesirable effects when communicating with the radio device. Follow these steps:
1. Open Network Connections explorer window: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network Connections (right click and select Open)
2. Right-click on the LAN connection associated with 'Motorola APX Series Radio' and select properties
3. On the General Tab, under the section 'This Connection uses the following items' uncheck all items except for Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
4. If the PC supports both IPv4 and IPv6, keep both IPv4 and IPv6 checked

- NetMotion wireless LAN software will interfere with radio programming. When the radio registers on the system with an IP Address, the NetMotion software detects it and tries to manage it as a network. Please disable this software in order to program radios with the CPS.

POP25 Operations:
- TCP Retransmissions on the PC machine needs to be set to 5 or higher in order for POP25 programming to work effectively. Motorola recommends that if the following registry keys are defined on the PC, they be set to the following values:
On Both Windows Vista and XP:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SYSTEM
\CurrentControlSet
\Services
\Tcpip
\Parameters
\TcpMaxDataRetransmissions - 5 or more

On XP Only:
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SYSTEM
\CurrentControlSet
\Services
\Tcpip
\Parameters
\TcpMaxConnectRetransmissions - 3 or more

- While the POP25 operation is in progress, do NOT attempt to start a second session until the first session is done.
- It is recommended to use batch programming if more than 16 radios need to be programmed in a single session.

Conventional POP25 Operations:
Please note that Conventional POP25 requires the MTU size to be set to 512 bytes. The Maximum Transfer Unit (MTU) size of an over-the-air datagram is 512 bytes plus a 13 byte encryption header if secure messaging is being used, resulting in an overall total datagram size of 525 bytes.

If excessive failures occur when doing Conventional POP25 on Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating Systems please do the following:
1. Open a command line window as an Administrator (ie. right click on All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select Run as administrator) ...
2. Type the command netsh and wait for prompt
3. Type the command interface and wait for prompt
4. Type the command ipv4 and wait for prompt
5. Type the command show subinterfaces from the ipv4 prompt and <Enter> to see list of interfaces.
6. The connection interface being used should be listed under the Interface heading in the result list:
7. Type the command set subinterface "<name of the network connection being used>" mtu=512 store=persistent

For example, set subinterface "Local Area Connection 3" mtu=512 store=persistent from the ipv4 prompt and <Enter> to set the MTU size.

Long Cable Configuration:
The following steps will need to be completed to change to a Long Cable Configuration.
1. A Flash Upgrade with the existing radio configuration will need to be completed using the standard cable.
2. Within the CPS, set the field 'Aggregate Cable Length' to 'Greater than 40 m'.
3. Program the radio (use standard cable).
4. On the Control Head, change the control head ID to A or B:
Cycle power on the control head and immediately hold down the following keys Orange Button (Emergency) and the left-most menu button. A number (example: "1") will be displayed, indicating the control head ID. Change the control head ID by rotating the Mode Button from number 1 to A or B.
5. Cycle power on the radio and ensure that it restarts without errors.
6. Remove power from the radio.
7. Exchange the standard cable for the long cable.
8. Apply power to the radio and ensure that it restarts without errors.

Programming Hints:
- To get help on a field, open the Field Information window (on the right of the CPS screen) while focus is on the field. Pin the Field Information window by clicking on the thumbtack icon at the top right of the Field Information window.

- View the 'What's New' information on the Home Mode screen and view the Help Tutorials to learn about productivity enhancing features, such as Codeplug Comparison, Undo/Redo, and Restore to Default.
- The APX CPS does not support Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

- Do not remove the ASK while your computer is in sleep mode.

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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby mab » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:12 pm

Is it just my account, or have the APX firmware files disappeared from MOL?

And what's an APX2500?

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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby escomm » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:45 pm

JHC...... 1gb for the CPS alone... 1.4gb with the management software... more bloat please?

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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby N4DES » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:16 pm

escomm wrote:JHC...... 1gb for the CPS alone... 1.4gb with the management software... more bloat please?


I hear ya...isn't that crazy!

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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby N4DES » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:22 pm

mab wrote:Is it just my account, or have the APX firmware files disappeared from MOL?

And what's an APX2500?


It does look like that, in my Resource Center I only see Astro25 17.01.01 as being available.

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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby resqguy911 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:25 am


It's the 6500 for the Europe, Middle East, Africa markets.
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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby spectragod » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:33 pm

KS4VT wrote:
mab wrote:Is it just my account, or have the APX firmware files disappeared from MOL?

And what's an APX2500?


It does look like that, in my Resource Center I only see Astro25 17.01.01 as being available.


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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby MSS-Dave » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:16 am

mab wrote:Is it just my account, or have the APX firmware files disappeared from MOL?

And what's an APX2500?



APX Firmware 9.00.00 for portables AND mobiles just showed on MOL this AM (11-27-12)
Requires CPS 9.00.01 also on MOL.


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Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

Postby N4DES » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:16 pm

If you decide to do the FW and do any encryption, make sure you have a keyloader handy as the secure board is updated during the FW lift.

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