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MX88 current firmware version.
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2010-12-28

Version 3.17 (12/21/10)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE 1:  UPGRADING TO THIS VERSION OF FIRMWARE FROM ANY VERSION  PRIOR to 3.00 WILL CAUSE THE PROGRAMMING INFO IN THE MRC88M TO BE LOST.

 

  • In the MPCI (Autonomic MCS) support, fixed an issue where the album artwork on the web page interface would get out-of-sync with the currently playing track.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Dragon 2.3.39 must be used with this firmware

mx88_v317.fdl

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MRC88CTL / MRAUDIO8X8CTL current firmware version.
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2008-10-17

• Addressed issue with some free-standing iPorts and iPod combinations losing connection with the MRC88. This problem would generally appear as if somebody pulled the iPod out of the iPort dock.

• Minor bug fixes.

• Fixed a problem with expanded system and the execution of keypad button id macros via the RS232 protocol. Specifically, trying to execute keypad button id macros in zones that were on the secondary unit from the COM port on the primary unit would fail.

mrc88_v227.fdl

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2008-05-14

MRC88 Firmware v2.23
• Small speed-up when processing macros.
• Fixed issue with XIR-1 where a buffer was too small for certain commands. Issue shows up most commonly when expansion & metadata feedback were both enabled.
• Fixed issue with keypad LED continuously blinking orange (system busy) when a keypad in the system had reset.

mrc88_v223.fdl

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2007-11-14

MRC88 Firmware v2.22
• Fixed a problem with macros under the Vol+ and Vol- keypad buttons not being executed when using the MRCREM remote (instead, the MRC88s volume would ramp as if there was no macro under the button).
• Added support for accessing the Vol+ and Vol- keypad button macros using the RS232 "Digital" interface protocol. Specifically, the "Execute Keypad Button" command (!{z#}MK{k#}X{i#}+) now accepts a 1 (Vol+) and a 2 (Vol-) for the keypad button parameter.
• RS232 output commands in macros will now be repeated when the button is held down (in a similar fashion to how an IR command will be repeated). The repeat rate for RS232 strings is 4 times per seconds (every 250ms). This now makes the MRC88 behave the same as the latest XTR39 and SPLCD firmware.

mrc88_v222.fdl

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2006-12-14

MRC88 Firmware v2.11
• Added support for the iPortTM.
• Added support for only using output 1 of the Xantech Dual-Tuner.
• Added support for the XMusic Server.
• Now supports the XDT and XMS on router ports.
• Will now process all RC68+ codes when the zone is off.

mrc88_v211.fdl

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2006-06-19

MRC88 Firmware v2.09
• Added support for XIR2-type IR. This is the IR type created when learning on the SPLCD and XTR39.
• Boosted the Zone Audio Inputs by 6.25 dB, to better match the normal audio inputs.
• When the pre-amp outputs are set to be fixed, attenuated them by 7.5 dB to more closely match the original input signal.
• Added support for source button presets.
• When using a sense input to trigger a page, the system will now run any macro associated with that sense input in addition to triggering the page.
• Removed the volume ramping logic when paging. This provides a massive speed-up in effective paging response time.
• Now supports macros under the keypad VOL+ and VOL- buttons.
• Added support for the MRC88 remote.
• Now handles faster RS232 input better.

mrc88_v209.fdl

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2005-03-02

MRC88 Firmware v1.41
• XDT Dual Tuner International Support (XDT-77)
• Improved SPLCD/MRC88 Emulation Bootup Sync Issues
• Corrected Power Management issue

mrc88_v141.fdl

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2004-12-03

MRC88 Firmware v1.37
• XDT Dual Tuner Support
• Future Support of RS232 1x8 Product
• Project recovery implemented

mrc88_v137.fdl

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2004-07-20

MRC88 Firmware v1.30
• Fixes IR Learning issues and Expanded feature problems found in versions 1.26 & 1.29
• Doorbell / Page Support
• Enables EXPANSION Port to be used as secondary RS232 Com Port
• Support for RS232 Routing (between COM and Expansion Ports)
• Future Support of RS232 1x8 Product

mrc88_v130.fdl

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2003-10-02

MRC88 Firmware v1.22
• Eliminates Monitor Lockout issues in Expanded Mode
• Improves processing time when generating IR from Keypads
• Eliminates sync issues in Priority Lockout mode between Keypad and IR Recv.
• Improved RS232 processing to prevent overloading of Input Buffer

mrc88_v122.fdl

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2003-02-19

MRC88 Firmware v1.16
• Firmware for initial product release.

mrc88_v116.fdl

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MRC44CTL / MRAUDIO4X4CTL current firmware version.
Post Date Description Download
2007-06-11

• Fixed issue with amp power management when in Expansion mode (audio would sometimes not work when a zone was turned on).
• Fixed an intermittent issue in the secondary keypad management.

mrc44_v324.fdl

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2007-03-07

MRC44 Firmware v3.23
• Added support for the new audio processor/switcher chip.

mrc44_v323.fdl

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2005-10-03

MRC44 Firmware v3.21
• Supports MRCREM Remote.

mrc44_v321.fdl

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2004-12-03

MRC44 Firmware v3.20
• Supports new video hardware changes.

mrc44_v320.fdl

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2004-07-13

MRC44 Firmware v3.17
• Eliminates ability to change IR Code Group via RC68+ Remote. Code Group change must now be done by software only.

mrc44_v317.fdl

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2003-12-05

MRC44 Firmware v3.16
• Eliminates issue of macros under Power Button not being transmitted after Zone is powered OFF.

mrc44_v316.fdl

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2003-07-15

MRC44 Firmware v3.15
• Eliminated problem with default IR routing of Zone 1 changing to a different source in Power Management.
• Improved operation so that the Controller/Amplifier can be used without any keypads - just IR receivers in each zone.
 

mrc44_v315.fdl

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2003-02-06

MRC44 Firmware v3.13
• Eliminated unintentional system muting when using pulse IR codes.

mrc44_v313.fdl

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2002-08-06

MRC44 Firmware v3.12
• Improved management of Control Outs so that, in Expanded Mode, the Control Out on the Primary Controller/Amplifier will be ON if any zone in the system is on, otherwise it is OFF. The Control Out of the Secondary Controller/Amplifier will always be OFF.
• Improved operation of the ALL OFF controller/amplifier command so that in all modes (including expanded mode), source devices maintain correct power state.
• Removed support for the ZONE SET CONTROL STATUS controller/amplifier command.

mrc44_v312.fdl

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2002-05-17

MRC44 Firmware v3.11
• Supports MRC44 Expansion (up to eight zones)
• Supports Toggle Bit IR commands.

mrc44_v311.fdl

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2002-05-17

MRC44 Firmware v3.03
• Better handling of two-frame IR codes and Pulse IR.
• Dynamically linked zones consistently track power and source select.
• Consistent highlighting of 'BAL', 'TRB' and 'BAS' labels while changing those attributes in Audio Setup Mode.

mrc44_v303.fdl

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2002-03-06

MRC44 Firmware v2.18
• Enhanced IR generation routines.

mrc44_v218.fdl

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SPLCD SmartPad LCD current firmware version.
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2010-03-09

  • Added support for Bass, Treble, and Balance in the MRC88m keypad emulation.
  • Better management of the MRC Metadata display during page changes (that are not source-select page changes).

 

splcd_v220.fdl

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2009-11-02

• Fixed problem with some page changes in the 6.4’s.  One place this showed up was occasionally when exiting QuickConfig the background would end up all white.

splcd_v217.fdl
2009-10-06

• Fixed problem that existed when using the Status trigger macros.
• Fixed problem with internal RC68 IR generator.
• Now runs multiple macros one after another, instead of interleaving them.
• Fixed issue with 3.9's where after a startup the unit would not go to sleep.
• Fixed subtle problem in MRC88m communication code.
• Modified the RS232 repeat handling a bit. Now waits for 1/2 second before sending repeats, then sends them approximately every 130ms.

splcd_v216.fdl

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2009-05-19

• Significantly improved the accuracy of the touchscreen driver

splcd_v213.fdl

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2008-12-03

• Fixed problem with XIR-2 and repeat counts.
• Added support for another variant of the custom Compact Flash card replacement board (used on the 6.4's).

splcd_v209.fdl

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2008-12-02

Note: This firmware is for MRC88m support on the SPLCD ONLY

• Fixed problem with XIR-2 and repeat counts.
• Added support for another variant of the custom Compact Flash card replacement board (used on the 6.4's).

splcd_v24209.fdl

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2008-10-31

• Minor text drawing fixes (mainly regarding clipping).

splcd_v205.fdl

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2008-10-30

Note: This firmware is for MRC88m support on the SPLCD ONLY

• Built-in support for MRC88m.  This includes the following:
  o New MRC88m Keypad Protocol support.
  o Metadata display object.
  o Project “Auto-Configuration” to match the MRC88m sources.

splcd_v24205.fdl

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2008-07-09

• Fixed an issue where occasionally the PIP window would stay visible when the busy wheel is displayed during Dragon communications.
• Added support for 60ns video memory, as the 50ns memory is no longer available.

splcd_v203.fdl

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2008-06-09

• Now will accept numerous RS232 commands without a pause between them. Previously, if multiple commands were found the SPLCD was only processing the last one.
• Added support for a new LCD display for the 6.4's.
• Upon startup, the firmware will now automatically run the macro associated with RS232 trigger macro #127 (if it exists).
• Made some modifications to the generation of XIR2-type IR in order to better support multiple button presses (such as when user attempts to enter a channel number via a numeric keypad).
• Numerous changes to support newer Compact Flash memory cards in the 6.4 units that were previously causing display anomalies.
• Improved the font rendering. Text drawn by the unit now has better spacing between characters.
• Fixed an issue with communicating with the original Compact Flash card on very old 6.4's that was introduced in version 2.01.
• Cleaned up the ellipsis handling on text boxes with strings that are too long to fit in the box.
• Fixed a bug in the text boxes that are less than one line of text tall. The bug only shows up when attempting to display text that is longer than will fit in the box.

splcd_v202.fdl

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2008-01-23

SPLCD Firmware v1.70
• When a text box is not tall enough for a single line of text, the SPLCD now will draw the text vertically clipped to the box boundaries. Previously in this situation nothing would show up at all in the box.

splcd_v170.fdl

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2007-12-17

SPLCD Firmware v1.69
• Added support for the next generation video chip, as current version has been discontinued.

splcd_v169.fdl

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2007-11-14

SPLCD Firmware v1.65
• Fixed some issues with XIR-2 IR that would cause the buttons to sometimes be sluggish, and also possibly cause the IR code to fail to control the device.

splcd_v165.fdl

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2007-05-07

SPLCD Firmware v1.62
• Fixed issue with XIR-2 (IR Library) IR generation.

splcd_v162.fdl

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2007-02-14

SPLCD Firmware v1.59
• Fixed a problem with the colors of the password page on 3.9 and 5.7

splcd_v159.fdl

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2006-12-14

SPLCD Firmware v1.56
• Fixed a problem where some XIR2-learned codes would run too long.
• Fixed some text formatting issues in the MRC88 Information box.

• Now all text boxes and bar objects support different color values for the box outline versus the text/bar itself. Use of this feature requires support in Dragon.

splcd_v156.fdl

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2006-07-10

SPLCD Firmware v1.53
• Fixed problem that occurs when changing a Data Dictionary memory location from a Text Value to a Data Value
• Now when starting up if the system detects a possible problem with the project it will ask the user if they want to abort loading the project, otherwise it will go ahead and load it. This is designed to address the situation where an installed system will appear to lose the project when the power goes out.

• Added a new Dragon command that will erase the existing project from the device and reset all the options to the defaults.

• Fixed a problem with RS232 Queries that was introduced in version 1.50. All queries except the new dynamic data queries were returning ERROR

splcd_v153.fdl

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2006-06-19

SPLCD Firmware v1.52
• Fixed a display problem in the 6.4's that under certain circumstances would cause the currently selected source button to not display correctly (you could see both the up and down state of the source button at the same time).
• Fixed a problem in the bar display code that would cause the SPLCD to lock up if the minimum and maximum values were not set correctly in Dragon.
• Added support for the MRC88 keypad query "keypad type". This allows the MRC88 to correctly report the SPLCD firmware version to Dragon, when the SPLCD is used as a MRC88 keypad.
• Added support for a "Go to Home Page" navigation button
• Fixed problem with the "Backlight OFF" internal command that was causing the backlight to go off then immediately back on. (Tech Support ISSUE ID: 32305)
• Added a new internal command for source page navigation. For use by
Dragon-Drop IRTM
• Fixed a problem with correctly displaying PREVIOUS PAGE navigation buttons.

splcd_v152.fdl

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2005-10-13

SPLCD Firmware v1.47
• Fixed IR Macro issue with multiple commands
• Improved Video Auto-Sync issues with Escient

splcd_v147.fdl

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2005-06-13

SPLCD Firmware v1.41
• Fixed Intelligent power Management Issue
• Improved Video Auto-Sync issues

splcd_v141.fdl

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2005-03-02

SPLCD Firmware v1.39
• Improved MRC88 Emulation Bootup Sync
• Improved GTL Response

splcd_v139.fdl

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2004-12-03

SPLCD Firmware v1.36
• SPLCD64V Video Sync Sizing Improvements

splcd_v136.fdl

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2004-12-02

SPLCD Firmware v1.35
• SPLCD64V Pal Sync Improvements
• MRC88 Emulation with ALL SPLCD Models (SPLCD39g, 57g, 64g and 64V)

splcd_v135.fdl

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2004-06-29

SPLCD Firmware v1.25
• Support for Macros under Navigation Buttons
• Bootup Protection from corrupt file download
• Support for increased memory configurations

splcd_v125.fdl

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XTR39 LCD Controller current firmware version.
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2010-03-11
  • Fixed issue with bar object not working with negative numbers.
  • Fixed a few issues with text box objects when sent long strings.

 

xtr_v141.fdl

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2009-05-19

• Added support for the RF2IR2W by adding a new Internal Command for disabling/enabling the RF receiver.

xtr_v140.fdl

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2008-10-17

• Fixed an issue with generating multiple RS232 commands in a single macro.  Often not all of the commands would get sent to the RF2IR.
• Improved handling of button hold-down repeats when the command is being sent out through the RF2IR.  (Such as attempting to ramp volume via IR through an RF2IR.)
• Improved the font rendering.  Text drawn by the unit now has better spacing between characters.

xtr_v139.fdl

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2008-07-22

IMPORTANT NOTE: The RF2IR support in all firmware versions 1.33 and higher will only work with RF2IR firmware version 1.13 and higher. Attempting to use it with older firmware versions of the RF2IR will cause the RF2IR to behave incorrectly.
• Updated the RF support code to support a new revision of the RF processor. The previous version(s) of firmware will lock up when they encounter this new revision of the RF chip.

xtr_v137.fdl

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2007-12-04

XTR39 Firmware v1.36
IMPORTANT NOTE: The RF2IR support in this firmware will only work with RF2IR firmware version 1.13 and higher. Attempting to use it with older firmware versions of the RF2IR will cause the RF2IR to incorrectly.
Massive changes to the rotary wheel button code to address issues found during new manufacturing QA/Usage testing. These buttons should now be more reliable and responsive. This should be most noticeable when waking the unit from sleep mode by touching the wheel itself.
Fixed some issues with RF-based commands. They should now be more consistent.
Fixed some issues with the touch panel buttons. It should be easier now to perform multiple button presses, such as entering in a 3-digit channel number.
• Touch Buttons will now stay in the depressed state while the system is busy executing the macro under the button. This should help improve the overall user experience.

xtr_v136.fdl

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2007-06-26

XTR39 Firmware v1.35
IMPORTANT NOTE: The RF2IR support in this firmware will only work with RF2IR firmware version 1.13 and higher. Attempting to use it with older firmware versions of the RF2IR will cause the RF2IR to behave incorrectly!
• Fixed a problem with learning IR, where sometimes it would cause Dragon to lock up.

xtr_v135.fdl

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2007-06-26

XTR39 Firmware v1.28
• RS232 repeats enabled. Will repeat the string approximately 4 times a second.

xtr_v128.fdl

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RF2IR Module current firmware version.
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2009-05-19

• This version corrects the problem found when ramping volume on the MRC88 using the XTR39 and the RF2IR.

rf2ir_v119.fdl

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2008-10-17

• Fixes the problem with storing configuration data into RF2IR units with the new serial flash device.

rf2ir_v118.fdl
2007-11-14

RF2IR Firmware v1.14
• Corrects "ramping" problem found with XIR1 commands
• Allows the IR LED to illuminate when XIR1 commands are executed.
• Prevents execution of more than one duplicate command (packets).

rf2ir_v114.fdl
2007-04-19

RF2IR Firmware v1.11
• Supports HexIR, WhoAmI, Firmware, and Software requirements for Universal Dragon version 2.x

rf2ir_v111.fdl

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2007-01-17

RF2IR Firmware v1.09
• Resolves the issue of corrupted Configuration Data if the power is removed from the RF2IR before the completion of a Dragon Transfer Configuration

xtr_v119.fdl

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MRC88m current firmware version.
Post Date Description Download
2010-12-28

BETA

Version 3.17 (12/21/10)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE 1:  UPGRADING TO THIS VERSION OF FIRMWARE FROM ANY VERSION  PRIOR to 3.00 WILL CAUSE THE PROGRAMMING INFO IN THE MRC88M TO BE LOST.

 

  • In the MPCI (Autonomic MCS) support, fixed an issue where the album artwork on the web page interface would get out-of-sync with the currently playing track.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Dragon 2.3.39 must be used with this firmware.

mrc88m_v317.fdl

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2010-03-08
  • Added support in QuickConfig for the Autonomic Controls MCS (MPCI).
  • Added support for Bass, Treble, and Balance on the new keypad protocol.
mrc88m_v203.fdl
2009-09-29

QuickConfig support changes:

• Fixed a problem that occurred when creating a new project that had fewer XMusic sources than the previous QuickConfig project in the unit.  (The resulting project would re-enable the unused XMusic sources.)

• Modified the iPort button configuration to match the XMusic and XIS100.

mrc88m_v200.fdl

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2009-05-19

• Fixed an issue with the keypad LED management when a zone is powered up by a command from another zone.

• Added automatic power management of the XT1.

• Tweaked the MRC88 zone startup to fix issue with occasionally not initializing a keypad during startup.

• Fixed a IR generation problem with some XIR2-learned IR.

mrc88m_v119.fdl

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2008-10-31

Note: MRC88m firmware cannot be used with a regular MRC88.

• Fixed a problem where the RS232 DB9 Dragon port would not work if you had used the USB connector since the last power cycle.
• Fixed problem with Metadata Up and Down commands skipping lines.
• Fixed a problem with tier 2 commands on the MRC88 keypad executing the tier 1 commands when the button was released.
• Cleaned up some issues with the Metadata displays when changing sources or plugging an iPod into a dock.
• WhoAmI will now correctly report the firmware version of the SPLCD-MRC-KP (or any future keypad running the new keypad protocol).
• Fixed Project Recovery. (Previously would work after a project download until MRC88m was rebooted, then it would no longer work.)
• Fixed XIS100 Up Far and Down Far Metadata commands.
• Addressed some issues with the XMusic Metadata commands (increased a timeout, as some of the XMusic commands can take a fairly long time to complete).

mrc88m_v106.fdl

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