APX CPS R07.00.00

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APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby radioinstl » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:05 pm

New Radio Features Supported:
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Firmware version R07.00.00 is required for the following features to
work in the radio:
- APX Enhanced Zone/Channel Operation:
* Last Selected Channel Per Zone Enable
* Zone UP/Zone Down – Channel Up/Channel Down
* Preset Zone (Mode Select)
- Channel Change/Talkgroup Alias
- FDMA DVRS Voice Support on APX 7000/6000
- Vote Scan Improvement (Mixed Vote Scan & Channel Scan)
- New GPS Trigger Conventional mode
- Talk Group to FPP and ability to select output power via softkey
- Dynamic ID encoding
- APX Bluetooth Data Module
- APX 6000/6500 Li BASIC SW Packages
- APX International Language Support (including Traditional Chinese)

Supported APX Radios:
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APX 6000
APX 6000XE
APX 6500
APX 7000
APX 7000XE
APX 7500
*SRX 2200 UHF Range 1
*SRX 2200 VHF
*APX 2000 7/800
*APX 2000 UHF Range 1
*APX 4000 7/800
*APX 4000 UHF Range 1
*APX 6000 Li
*APX 6500 Li
*New Radio supported by this release

Programming Process Changes
Due to changes in communication between the APX CPS and the APX radio unit,
programming times (reading, writing, cloning, FLASH upgrading and FLASH
refreshing)
have been improved. These improvements can only be realized by upgrading the
radio's
firmware to the latest version (R07.00.00).
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.
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby SmackDaddy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:08 am

I can say one positive thing about CPS R07 so far. I installed it last night. My codeplug with 1800+ channels now opens in less than a minute. In previous versions it would take over ONE HOUR just to load. Never mind the lag while making changes to the codeplug itself.

SWEET!


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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby KS4VT » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:32 pm

Did they make any changes to the display font to set it back the way it was?
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby tvsjr » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:34 pm

KS4VT wrote:Did they make any changes to the display font to set it back the way it was?


Firmware R07 isn't out yet, just the CPS. I wish they would - the new font SUCKS compared to the R06.00 version!
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby jts203 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:20 am

Anyone else having problems getting version 7 to read or write to a radio. Version 06.01.00 works fine on the same computer which is an HP laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. When installing the software I get the error [Could not start Device Communications Service]. The software does install but will not read/write a radio, but does read/save a codeplug from the archive. I tried the ideas in the readme with the firewall, etc, but still no luck.

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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby WB4JGI » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:37 am

I'm seeing the same error on a ML910 laptop with Win XP Pro SP3. My old CPS 6.00.01 works just fine. APX 7.00.00 refuses to read/write or read radio configuration. I'm getting the same error: Could not start Device Communications Service when attempting to read or write the radio. Maybe Moto will come up with something.
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby WB4JGI » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:57 am

Got it fixed. I basically uninstalled CPS 7, shut down the PC. Powered back up and installed the CPS again and at the very end it showed a DOS window that said Motorola Communications Service Installer. Also there should be a folder under c:\program files\motorola it should be called device communication. If you don't have a Device Communication folder visable, you probably need to uninstall the CPS and re-install it.
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby jts203 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:22 pm

Still the same issue here after uninstalling and reinstalling a few times. The folder for the device communications service is there but still says it is not running and will not read/write a radio. I'm also getting a wrong version of flashplayer warning even though the newest version is installed.
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby KS4VT » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:48 am

I'm gonna wait until R07.00.01 is released...lol
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby MSS-Dave » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:48 am

CPS 5 and Host/DSP 4.xx for me unless I HAVE to have newer.

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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby SmackDaddy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:02 am

R7 host/dsp was posted on MOL last night. I'm loving the ability to have 10 preset keys for various talkgroups. Really handy. Haven't used it enough to observe much else yet. Once you upgrade to R7 read and write times to the radio are ridiculously fast from the CPS.

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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby KS4VT » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:09 am

Does the firmware update require Secure keys to be reloaded? Sometimes it does and somethimes it doesn't.
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby WB4JGI » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:15 am

I just updated the firmware on mine and I didn't have to reload keys. So it must not have updated the MACE firmware.

Also holy crap it is a lot faster now with version 7 firmware. The radio behaves differently after you write a codeplug to it, but as far as reading and writing the radio the difference is night and day from previous releases.
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Re: APX CPS R07.00.00

Postby KS4VT » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:14 pm

WB4JGI wrote:I just updated the firmware on mine and I didn't have to reload keys. So it must not have updated the MACE firmware.

Also holy crap it is a lot faster now with version 7 firmware. The radio behaves differently after you write a codeplug to it, but as far as reading and writing the radio the difference is night and day from previous releases.


Yep...I agree. It flies!
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