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APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Covering the following Subscriber devices: APX1000/1500, APX3000, APX4000/4500, APX6000, APX6000XE, APX6500, APX7000, APX7000XE, APX7000L, APX7500, and APX8000.

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APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby k3jct » Sun May 07, 2017 11:11 am

Abstract: Enhanced Battery Certification Important Note
Abstract: Unique Control Head build ID displayed in test mode Important Note
Abstract: 900 MHz Consolette New/Replacement Product
Abstract: APX FPP (Front Panel Programming) with Password (no dongle required) New Features
Abstract: Zone to Zone Cloning New Features
Abstract: Hot Mic available in Emergency Call (without Alarm) New Features
Abstract: Evacuation Tone in Digital Mode New Features
Abstract: Personnel Accountability Acknowledgement using Top Side Button New Features
Abstract: Channel Color Backlight New Features
Abstract: One Touch Private Call For Any Model 1.5 APX Radio & APX3000 New Features
Abstract: Decode Key ID Over-the-Air for Trunked Systems New Features
Abstract: RM/CPS For Firmware Download Over LMR New Features
Abstract: Responder Alert Services - Weapon Status, Disarm, Video Trigger New Features
Abstract: ISSI Roaming in a DVRS configuration New Features
Abstract: Radios will not pair with Scott Epic 3 SCBA Bluetooth audio device Updates
Abstract: UL certified radios may exhibit premature low battery alerts Updates
Abstract: Radios may display “Fail 001” error temporarily while out of range Updates
Abstract: APX DVRS PSU is unable to PTT when out of range from the DVRS Updates
Abstract: APX radios may miss talkgroup audio when Data channel resources are scarce Updates
Abstract: Consolette firmware is not upgraded via Flashport Updates
Abstract: Windows 10 operating system now supported CPS Important Note
Abstract: CPS/Radio Manager version R15.00.00 or higher must be used in order to activate Entitlement IDs CPS Important Note
Abstract: Firmware update files are distributed in the .BBF format CPS Important Note
Abstract: Motorola Online Access Subscription Required CPS Important Note
Abstract: Windows XP and Windows Vista no longer supported CPS Important Note
Abstract: FCC Narrowbanding Mandate CPS Important Note

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APX r16 FW is out on MOL

Postby OCSD117 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:09 pm

anyone tried it yet?
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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby asmitty0010 » Sun May 07, 2017 3:55 pm

anybody know what the "Channel Color Backlight" is? What new features are introduced with the FPP update?

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby sjxts3000 » Sun May 07, 2017 7:44 pm

asmitty0010 wrote:anybody know what the "Channel Color Backlight" is? What new features are introduced with the FPP update?


Abstract: Channel Color Backlight
System Platforms Affected: All
Special Configurations: N/A This is a Radio Wide feature which provides the ability to configure the top display backlight color (white, red, green, and orange) for each channel.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby sjxts3000 » Sun May 07, 2017 7:45 pm

Note the elimination of the Q53 FPP dongle. Only password protection needed now.

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Re: APX r16 FW is out on MOL

Postby KE4ZNR » Mon May 08, 2017 4:22 am

OCSD117 wrote:anyone tried it yet?


Considering you can't load it without APX CPS 16 (which has not been released yet) then I would think the answer is no.

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Re: APX r16 FW is out on MOL

Postby kf4lhp » Mon May 08, 2017 9:50 am

KE4ZNR wrote:Considering you can't load it without APX CPS 16 (which has not been released yet) then I would think the answer is no.


CPS 16 is out now; the suite is 2.7 GB. Maybe it will finish downloading by quitting time?

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby sjxts3000 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:03 am

They've only posted the "with radio management" option. Wish they would remain consistent and post the one without.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby d119 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:23 am

32 Minutes remaining!

Looking forward to trying the "Digital Evacuation Tone" feature. That's been a long time coming.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby jmfirefighter20 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:50 am

I just looked R16 without radio management is on there.
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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby n1gtl » Tue May 09, 2017 10:26 am

jmfirefighter20 wrote:I just looked R16 without radio management is on there.


I don't see it. Just release notes.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby jmfirefighter20 » Tue May 09, 2017 2:25 pm

It was there the other day.....went to download it today, and it was gone. I really didn't want to download that 2.7 GB package, but I did......
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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby N4DES » Wed May 10, 2017 7:10 am

sjxts3000 wrote:Note the elimination of the Q53 FPP dongle. Only password protection needed now.


Confirmed that this is correct. The dongles are now history from the side of me and my staff's APX 7K's.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby n1gtl » Wed May 10, 2017 10:53 am

jmfirefighter20 wrote:It was there the other day.....went to download it today, and it was gone. I really didn't want to download that 2.7 GB package, but I did......


Ver 16.00.00 WITHOUT Radio Management is now posted... downloading now.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby N4DES » Wed May 10, 2017 4:18 pm

sjxts3000 wrote:
asmitty0010 wrote:anybody know what the "Channel Color Backlight" is? What new features are introduced with the FPP update?


Abstract: Channel Color Backlight
System Platforms Affected: All
Special Configurations: N/A This is a Radio Wide feature which provides the ability to configure the top display backlight color (white, red, green, and orange) for each channel.


I had a chance to program this during the afternoon while I was doing some P25 CP updates. It is very cool and simulates the XTL colors except that you can select by mode. So I did green for the Sheriff, red for Fire, orange for local government, and white for everything else.

The only caveat is the radio loses the ability to change colors for the automatic notification, such as a received emergency alert.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby jmfirefighter20 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:25 pm

n1gtl wrote:
jmfirefighter20 wrote:It was there the other day.....went to download it today, and it was gone. I really didn't want to download that 2.7 GB package, but I did......


Ver 16.00.00 WITHOUT Radio Management is now posted... downloading now.


Go figure....thanks Motorola!
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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby asmitty0010 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:23 pm

went ahead and updated a few of my units. All updated with no issues. Display backlight is pretty cool!

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby d119 » Thu May 11, 2017 9:01 am

I also updated my APX 7000 and APX 4500 and have not experienced any issues (knock on wood). I haven't had a chance to use any of the new features yet.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby KE4ZNR » Thu May 11, 2017 11:34 am

asmitty0010 wrote:went ahead and updated a few of my units. All updated with no issues. Display backlight is pretty cool!


Updated both my 7000 and 6000XE (AN). Not to be a party pooper but the "Channel Color Backlight" feature is a waste of a possibly
good feature as you have to disable all other notification & emergency lighting:

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Considering my users depend on the Emergency lighting I can't enable it on their radios.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby N4DES » Thu May 11, 2017 3:52 pm

KE4ZNR wrote:
asmitty0010 wrote:went ahead and updated a few of my units. All updated with no issues. Display backlight is pretty cool!


Updated both my 7000 and 6000XE (AN). Not to be a party pooper but the "Channel Color Backlight" feature is a waste of a possibly
good feature as you have to disable all other notification & emergency lighting:

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Considering my users depend on the Emergency lighting I can't enable it on their radios.

Marshall KE4ZNR


Yup that was noted up above... it could be an operational issue for some.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby mab » Sun May 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Has anyone gotten CPS 16 without RM to work?

I installed it without incident, but when I try to read an APX8000 (running firmware R15.12.00) via USB, the radio briefly goes into programming mode, but then reboots. The CPS then reports an "application error". CPS 15 on the same machine works fine. I tried reinstalling and repairing CPS 16, but got the same result. So basically, I can't read a radio with CPS 16, but I can do so fine with CPS 15.

Is it just me? I'm about to download the RM version to see if I can make that version work.

Thanks

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby n1gtl » Mon May 15, 2017 5:40 am

I downloaded 16.00 without RM and it works fine. I updated an APX8000 firmware. Seems to work for me. Win7 Professional.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby KE4ZNR » Mon May 15, 2017 8:48 am

This interesting note has been added to the APX CPS 16 listing on MOL:

R16.01.00 will be released by the end of May which includes an update for frequency ranges applicable only in Canada. We recommend waiting to upgrade to R16.01.00 if possible to avoid upgrading twice

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby swest » Mon May 15, 2017 11:35 am

Didn't have a problem with the standalone version, Installed and have updated an APX8000 that was having the -wrong battery- issue. Unfortunately it still has that issue with the impress2 batteries in our lot, so will be holding off any more.

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby jpb » Fri May 19, 2017 9:54 am

APX CPS 16.00.00 was on MOL yesterday, but it's gone today. The firmware is still there...

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby sjxts3000 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:21 pm

It's back (dated 23 May 2017)
As of typing this, just the non-RM version is up (1.7 GB)
(and still shown as R16.00.00)

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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby kb9suy » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Installed 16 with no rm worked fine for a few weeks now it won't go past the boot up screen. uninstalled it and reinstalled still doing the same thing. Anyone else having this problem? windows 7 PRo
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Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Postby d119 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:58 pm

kb9suy wrote:Installed 16 with no rm worked fine for a few weeks now it won't go past the boot up screen. uninstalled it and reinstalled still doing the same thing. Anyone else having this problem? windows 7 PRo


I've been running it for some time on multiple PC's without issues.


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