Topic: NWare 1.5.0 RC-2

NWare 1.5.0 Release Candidate 2 is now available. You can get the files from here:

NWare installer:


NWare Kiosk installer:


Please provide feedback soon.  Don't forget to update your NION(s) with this new firmware prior to testing!  We plan on releasing this to the public next week.  Thanks!

o When the NION was booting up, if a character was received on the RS-232 port at the right time, the boot process was halted and console communications were started. This prevents the NION from starting the project.  Some control systems send characters periodically through the port and these characters caused the boot to fail.

In this version all characters received by the RS-232 port during the boot process, apart from the ESC (Escape) character, are ignored. Only the ESC character can interrupt the boot process.

Note: If your control system needs to send the ESC character to perform an operation (and you do not want it to interrupt the boot process), you will need to connect to the NION via the serial port and specify a new character using the bootstopkey environment variable. For more information, refer to the troubleshooting section Data on RS-232 serial port halts boot process in the NION Hardware Manual.

o Multiple problems with the amp monitoring/control were fixed.

o We have not completed testing on the RTLM learning on the Ci amplifier.

o We have completed testing of the Gain/Sensitivity indicator on the Ci amp and it does not function in this release.

o Selecting undo immediately after adding certain devices can cause NWare to close unexpectedly.  This is not a new problem (is present in all releases to date) and is being addressed by engineering.  Please save your work often!


o Support for the Crest CKi and Ci amplifiers.  Using NWare you can now directly control and monitor the Crest amplifiers with installed CobraNet modules.  Control can be from a NION or from nControl.

o Support for the new NION nControl.  nControl is a new product in development that provides a heavy duty control platform for NION systems.  For those familiar with CONMAN, this is a product packaging a new CONMAN with a robust intel based rack mount computer. Configuration, setup, and updating of nControl is done entirely though NWare.  If you are interested in being a Beta tester for NWare, please
email admin@peaveyoxford.com.

o Support for the new Audinate Dante audio networking module for the NION.  Dante is a new networking technology from Audinate.  We are introducing NIONs with a Dante interface installed in place of the CobraNet module.  If you are interested in being a Beta tester for the Dante NION, please email admin@peaveyoxford.com.

o The design of the amp control devices changed during development.  Thus the documentation does not match the devices.  We will address this before we go to final release.

o Setting up the Dante interfaces requires the use of software from Audinate.  Currently, there is no way to configure the interface through NWare.  Also, only 48k sample rate is currently supported for the Dante interface.

o Under Vista, NWare can only be uninstalled through the start menu, not from Add/Remove programs in the control panel.

o The NION CobraNet CM-1 latency list has been moved from the NioNode Properties dialog box to the Advanced properties dialog box (opened by clicking the Advanced button).

o The maximum number of channels for the XDAB device is now limited to 448, with a limit override option.

o The firmware version is now included in the log file.

o The single tap delay line contained superfluous controls, this has been cleaned up (bug #133).

o Previously the bundle number controls in the CobraNet control panels could be gestured.  As these had a range of 0-65535 this was unusable and it was easy to accidentally change these.  We've removed this so typing is now the only way to enter values (bug #144).

o In previous versions, when you deleted media files listed on the Media tab, they were no longer shown on the tab, but may still have been stored in the NWare project file. Because of this, the delete operation did not reduce the size of the file. This issue has now been resolved and the files are deleted as expected (bug #284).

o Previously, if no device was selected, there was a blank entry in the tools menu. This should be a grayed out "device properties...". Now fixed (bug #313).

o Previously, if you right clicked in the blank area of either the roles or network view in the role assignment dialog box, NWare crashed.  Fixed (bug #314).

o We fixed an issue where it was possible to crash NWare while renaming a page (bug #359).

o Fixed a spelling mistake on installation dialog box (bug #373).

o The NION's Front panel CobraNet status page was skipped when navigating backwards though the status pages.  Now fixed (bug #121).

o We removed the non-functional clocking diagram from the NION web interface.

o Normal time sync mode did not work properly when all NIONs were set to normal mode.  This is now fixed (bug #347)

o There was an issue with selecting the timezone from the NION front panel.  If the country you selected had no timezone choices, and yet you tried to select a timezone, the NION would crash.  Fixed now (bug