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Galileo and Compass

Galileo System Release Notes

Version Release 2.6.2 - Dec. 21, 2011 - Firmware Code Date: Dec. 12, 2011

Compass Control Software

Global Changes and Enhancements
The Galileo MAC Address can now be viewed in the Network tab under the Settings tab.

Version Release 2.6.1 - Sept. 26, 2011 - Firmware Code Date: Sept. 19, 2011

Compass Control Software

Global Changes and Enhancements
MINA Factory Presets originally found in the MINA Startup Package added as well as updates to the help files and user guide addendums.

Version Release 2.6.0 - Sept. 12, 2011 - Firmware Code Date: June 22, 2011

Compass Control Software

Global Changes and Enhancements
Added What's New window that is optionally displayed at startup. It can also be viewed from the Compass > Compass Preferences tab.

The Active Snapshot ID is now saved in Projects and Global Projects. It is only loaded if Load Galileo Settings is selected.

Compass 1.8.2 is no longer available. Please contact Meyer Sound Technical Support if you need to obtain legacy software.

Added available 64-bit installer which is required for some versions of Windows 7.

If Compass installation directory does not have read/write access privileges (mainly Windows 7 default behavior), a warning dialog will point the user to an instructions text file which states how to change the security settings to allow full access to the directory.

Galileos Tab
Control Groups and Control Pages are now available as optional items which are displayed on the top row of tabs in the main Compass window.

External Virtual Galileo and the external Front Panel Emulator are no longer available as separate applications. They are now integrated into the Compass Software.

Galileo Front Panel Emulator can be launched from any Galileo tab in the Settings/Network tab. It connects to the same Galileo that the current tab is connected to, real or virtual.

A warning message will by displayed when multiple Galileos have the same nickname.

When adding a Galileo with the same nickname as any other Galileo in the row of devices, the "Add Galileo" dialog will auto-increment an index number in the Nickname field of the Galileos Tab.

Compass > Galileo Preferences
The default behavior for Relative/Absolute Linking of Gain and Delay is now Relative (Press and hold the ALT key for Absolute)

Galileo > Project
Removed M-Series Saved Snapshots/Presets

Galileo - Firmware Version 2.6.0
Required update when using Compass Control Software v2.6.0

Version Release 2.5.2 - April 19, 2011- Firmware Code Date: April 11, 2011

Galileo Firmware - Flash Memory Hardware Update

Galileo units running firmware version 2.5.1 should be upgraded to version 2.5.2, which adds protection from downgrading the firmware to a version that is incompatible with the new flash memory hardware. The functionality of version 2.5.2 is otherwise identical to version 2.5.0. A message will appear on the front panel of Galileo 616 units stating that the firmware upload failed. Reboot the Galileo after the error message appears. The firmware version will show 2.5.2.

Version Release 2.5.1 - Dec. 30, 2010 - Firmware Code Date: Dec. 15, 2010

Galileo Firmware

Firmware updates applied to support hardware compatibility.

Version Release 2.5.0 - Sept. 16, 2010 - Firmware Code Date: Sept. 10, 2010

Compass Control Software

High and Low Pass Settings
Application updates applied to the channel settings in Galileo processing to allow the high and low pass filters to extended extend their frequency range up to 2kHz.

MINA Compact Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker Compatibility
User interface updates applied to Galileo Array Correction Settings that allows the selection of Array Correction type for MINA as well as Low Mid and High Mid controls. These optional controls called "Mid Shaping Settings" allow the user to fine tune the MINA Array Correction by adjusting specific TruShaping filters simultaneously for all assigned outputs.

Galileo Firmware

High and Low Pass Settings
Application updates applied to the channel settings in Galileo processing to allow the high and low pass filters to extended extend their frequency range up to 2kHz.

Version Release 2.4.1 - February 4, 2010 - Firmware Code Date: January 6, 2010

Compass Control Software

Mac OS 10.6 Compatibility
Application updates applied to the user interface to improve compatibility with Mac OS 10.6.

Galileo Map Control Window
User interface updates applied to Galileo Control Preferences that allows visibility options for Galileo Map Control Window Buttons.

Version Release 2.4.0 - Dec. 4, 2009 - Firmware Code Date: Nov. 11,2009

Compass Control Software

Output Processing - Atmospheric Gain Factor
Atmospheric Correction applies equalization to the higher frequencies to compensate for the attenuation of these frequencies though the air. The attenuation varies with different combinations of temperature, humidity, and altitude which can be quite dramatic. The shape, gain and frequency range of the Atmospheric Correction depends on these environmental conditions and the distance between the loudspeakers and the listening area. For popular music reinforcement, or any application for which the system will be running near its limit, the gain required to fully compensate for HF attenuation may limit the headroom in a system. The Atmospheric Gain Factor has been added as a percentage to the Output Processing. This percentage (in 10% steps) allows the amount of gain in the correction to be user-definable. See the Galileo 2.4.0 User Guide Addendum for more information

Factory Presets - JM-1P
Additional Factory Presets for the JM-1P Arrayable Loudspeaker can be accessed from the Projects Tab in the Compass Software. See the Galileo User Guide Addendum 2.4.0 for more information.

Global Mute All Outputs On Connected Galileos
New shortcut added to mute all Galileos connected to the Compass software.
Shortcut Key Sequence for PC: CTRL > ALT > SHIFT > S
Shortcut Key Sequence for Mac: CMD > ALT > SHIFT > S
This key sequence will mute all outputs for all galileos connected to the Compass user interface. See the Galileo User Guide Addendum 2.4.0 for more information.

Galileo Firmware 2.4.0

Galileo 616 Front Panel
Firmware updates applied to add Atmospheric Gain Factor to Output Processing.

 

Version Release 2.3.1 - Sept. 9, 2009 - Firmware Code Date: Sept. 9,2009

Galileo Firmware 2.3.1

Galileo 616 Front Panel
Firmware updates applied to Network Settings and front panel menu and cursor buttons.

 

Version Release 2.3.0 - Sept. 1, 2009 - Firmware Code Date: Aug. 27,2009

Compass Control Software

Network Settings
Additional settings available to configure network settings from the Compass Control Software.

Galileo Firmware 2.3.0

Galileo 408 Compatibility
Firmware allows discovery for Galileo 408 or Galileo 616 from the Compass Control Software.


Version Release 2.2.0 - May 20, 2009 - Firmware Code Date: April 27, 2009

Compass Control Software

Compass Preferences
Additional settings available for the user interface. The overall organization of the Compass tab has changed with the addition of new features. Additional tabs have been added under the Compass tab to change the behavior of Galileo controls, startup, shutdown, and confirmation, snapshot recall, select, isolate and linking, as well as Galileo global linking.

Startup, Shutdown and Confirmation
Additional preferences available for application startup, shutdown and confirmation.

Snapshot Recall Preferences
These are used for including or excluding Input Channel Types, Input/Output Voltage Ranges, Input and Output Mutes. There is also a setting that determines whether or not the active snapshot should be updated before the new one is recalled.

Select, Isolate and Linking Preferences
Channel settings can be linked together so that the modification of one setting on one channel affects the same setting on linked channels. Channel linking is primarily done using Select buttons and, depending on the linking preferences outlined below, Link Groups. Isolate buttons will temporarily remove a channel from linking.

Primary and Secondary Windows
The Galileos tab has additional controls for adding Galileos to either the primary or secondary window.

Overview Tab: View multiple Galileos in one tab
This is a top-level tab that allows multiple Galileos to be monitored simultaneously. The view can be zoomed in and out to reveal additional details about the connected Galileos.

Keyboard Controls
Tab key navigation now follows the same control, channel by channel on the Galileo Map and the Input/Output Masters pages.

Log Tab
Displays the Galileo Log, an important source of diagnostic information. This information was previously only available in Compass 1.x. This feature is located under the selected Galileo’s Settings/Log tab. There are options to save the log, add a log entry, clear the log, filter the log entries by severity and sort the log by column. Additionally, when Compass is connected, a log entry is created which has the date/time from the client computer. This will help determine when log entries occurred since the internal clock is not persistent.

Summing Matrix
Output Channel Selects, Isolates and Link Group Indicators have been added to the Summing Matrix. Note that since matrix settings are not linked across Input Channels, only Output Channel link settings are available.

Snapshot Preview
Allows the contents of a snapshot to be previewed without being recalled.

Filtered Snapshot Recall
Allows the user to include or exclude specific control points prior to recalling a snapshot.

Input & Output Processing: Additional Response Display Options
The frequency response for the Graphic EQ can be turned on in the Input Plotter Display Settings controls under the Response tab. These settings are available by checking the Settings checkbox at the top of the Input Processing tab page. The Atmospheric Correction and Array Correction responses can be turned on in the corresponding tab under Output Processing. These options are turned off by default.

Galileo Firmware 2.2.0

Front Panel Control Lock
Allows the front panel buttons to be temporarily locked. This can be accessed through System Settings on the Front Panel Display.

Front Panel Firmware Update Indicator
Once the 2.2.0 firmware is uploaded, the front panel will display a firmware update message for subsequent firmware updates.

Version Release 2.1.1 - Nov. 12, 2008 - Firmware Code Date: Sept. 19, 2008

Compass Control Software

Virtual Galileo: Mac OS X
A warning will appear when connecting over 11 Virtual Galileos on Mac OS X.

Undo\Redo: All Operating Systems
The undo history is cleared when loading a project.

Joystick Mode: Mac OS X
Using joystick mode with mouse mode improved under Mac OS X.

Copy\Paste: All Operating Systems
The Link Group Index channel setting is no longer copied and pasted as part of a channel.
Channel labels are no longer copied to linked channels when pasting channel settings.

Input and Output Masters
Minor visual improvements were made to the both Input and Output Masters pages when using widescreen displays.

Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 2.1.1
Required update when using Compass Control Software v2.1.1

System Settings: Clear Access Code, Set All, Clear All, and Recover Lost Access Code
Additional control options for Access Settings are available from the front panel. If the access code is lost, there is a feature that allows the user to unlock the Galileo. To use this feature, go to System Settings > Access > Recover Lost Access Code. A group of three 3-digit numbers is generated. Provide these numbers to Meyer Sound Technical Support at 510-486-0657 to receive your temporary unlock code. This temporary unlock code can only be used once. The old access code is then revealed at which point can be cleared or used again to restrict access.

 

Version Release 2.1.0 - September 8, 2008 - Firmware Code Date: July 22, 2008

Compass Control Software

Updated User Interface
Compass includes a comprehensive context help system, full copy and paste of Galileo settings or groups of settings, 1000 levels of undo and redo for all Galileo setting changes and more. The tabbed interface can be scaled to fit any resolution display and the colors can be configured for night or day use. Windows PC and Macintosh OS X versions use the same interface and controls so switching between platforms is completely transparent.
 
Channel and Multiple Galileo Linking Features

A sophisticated channel linking system allows multiple channels and Galileos to be linked together so settings can be changed across channels yet easily isolated. There is a relative gain mode which allows linked gain changes to be made while keeping the gain differences between linked channels constant. The equalization plotter window includes intuitive and powerful methods for controlling Galileo's various equalization settings.

Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 2.1.0
Required update when using Compass Control Software v2.1.0

Input Link Groups
The front panel controls now include link groups for inputs. This function works exactly the same as output link groups. To enable this feature go to Galileo Map > Link Groups > Input Link Groups.

Renamed Menu Item: Misc Settings
The control menu to access output Atmospheric Linking has been renamed to "Atmos Link."

 

Firmware Version Release 1.8.2 - July 18, 2008


Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.8.2

Network Server Compatibility Update
This update improves compatibility with DHCP servers when the Galileo is configured as a DHCP host. Firmware Version 1.8.2 is compatible with Compass Version 1.8.1.

Version Release 1.8.1 - October 21, 2007 - Code Date: October 17, 2007

Compass Control Software and Front Panel Controls

Preferences - System Map Selection Indicator (Compass Control Software Only)
The display preferences of the channel selection indicators for the System Map can be set to a flashing mode. This feature is available under preferences in the System Settings Window. To enable this mode, turn on "Flash Selects On System Map."

Preferences - Allow Atmospheric Correction Linking
The atmospheric correction control for the output channels can be included when using the output LinkGroups. To enable this feature got to System Settings > Miscellaneous Settings.

Preferences - Typed In Decibel (dB) Values default to Negative
“Typed in Decibel Values Default to Negative”, is the default behavior that originated in CueStation since most pro audio engineers are using negative values most of the time. When this feature is enabled, entered fader level and EQ gain values (in dB) are assumed to be negative unless a “+” is added in front of them.

System Settings - SIM3 Bus Address: Galileo v1.8.1 with SIM 3 v1.7.1
The SIM 3 Settings now allow the Galileo to be addressed to SIM bus channels 0-14. This requires that your SIM 3022 Analyzer to be updated to the latest Software version 1.7.1. Contact Meyer Sound Technical Support for more information. support@meyersound.com

Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.8.1
Required update when using Compass Control Software v1.8.1

Preferences - Allow Atmospheric Correction Linking
The atmospheric correction control for the output channels can be included when using the output LinkGroups. To enable this feature got to System Map > System Settings> Miscellaneous Settings.

Galileo v1.8.1 with SIM 3 v1.7.1
The SIM 3 Settings now allow the Galileo to be addressed to SIM bus channels 0-14. This requires that your SIM 3022 Analyzer to be updated to the latest Software version 1.7.1. Contact Meyer Sound Technical Support for more information. support@meyersound.com

 

Version Release 1.8.0 - March 8, 2007 - Code Date: February 11, 2007

Compass Control Software and Front Panel Controls

31 Band Graphic Equalizer available on each input channel

Be sure to update the firmware using the 1.8.0 software. If you are using 1.7.1 prior to this update, you will need to verify the Access Level Settings after launching version 1.8.0 for the Input Graphic EQ. Make sure that the box is checked for "Modify Input Graphic EQ"



The Graphic EQ is available as an additional window. If a filter on the Graphic EQ is engaged, a letter "G" will appear over the input processing enabled indicator on the System Map. Access Settings are also available in the System Settings.

Additional Shortcuts
Additional Shortcuts to Graphic EQ, Masters and Meters are available in the Input and Output Processing windows.

Atmospheric Correction
The display of Atmospheric Correction being excluded from link groups and output selects


Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.8.0

31 Band Graphic Equalizer available on each input channel
The firmware must be updated to use the 31 Band Graphic Equalizer.

 

Version Release 1.7.1 - November 6, 2006 - Code Date: November 1, 2006

Compass Control Software and Front Panel Controls

Quick Access to Single Input and Output Processing Channels
When using a single input or output channel window the scroll bar shows additional link buttons to other channels. These links will disappear when displaying more that one channel at a time.

Creating Snapshots
Creating a new snapshot will become the current snapshot.

Reset Selected Parametric and TrueShaping EQ
Reset Selected Parametric EQ and Reset Selected TruShaping EQ have been added to the Control Menu of Input and Output Processing.

System Settings - Preferences
Tablet Mode sensitivity has been reduced by 50%.


Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.7.1

MAC Address
MAC Address is now revealed in the front panel network settings window when using DHCP.

 

Version Release 1.7.0 - July 24, 2006 - Code Date: July 19, 2006

KNOWN ISSUES:
Issues regarding the storing of M'elodie Array Correction within User Snapshots has been resolved. Added features and outstanding issues are listed below.

Atmospheric Correction:
Atmospheric Correction was improved with a new algorithm that
creates smoother filter transitions between adjacent environmental parameters
while keeping the accuracy with regards to ANSI S1.26-1995 within +/-
0.15dB. The Correction settings are compatible with previous Galileo
versions.

SIM 3, Compass Control Software and Front Panel Controls

System Settings - Software & Firmware: Galileo v1.7.0 with SIM 3 v1.7.0
The SIM 3 Settings now allow two probe points when using the SIM 3 Bus Extension Cable between Galileo and SIM3. This is for SIM 3 users using the latest SIM 3 software release v1.7.0. Galileo has additional parameters located in System Settings > SIM 3 Settings. The Console setting is fixed as Post Matrix. The Processor has two probe points: Output Post Delay and Output Post Gain. Output Post Delay includes TruShaping EQ, SIM 3 Trim, Polarity and Delay. Output Post Gain includes everything in Output Post Delay plus Atmospheric Correction, Array Correction, and High/Low Pass and Gain. For details on how to configure branches in SIM 3, visit the SIM 3 Release Notes page.


Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.7.0

Fan Speed Updated:
Once Galileo completes its startup sequence, the fan speed will switch to a lower setting. If the temperature of the Galileo exceeds 50 degrees Celsius, the fans will switch to full speed.

 

Version Release 1.2.0 - June 1, 2006 - Code Date: May 27, 2006

KNOWN ISSUES:
All recent issues noted in the Release Notes from 1.1.0 have been resolved. Added features and outstanding issues are listed below.

Compass Control Software

M'elodie has been added to the product list in the M Series Array Correction window.

The Separator Bar in Snapshot Library will remember the last user specified location.

Output labels in Matrix window are now left justified.


Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.2.0

Front Panel Now Has Two Snapshot Windows:
The User Snapshots and Factory Presets now have two independent windows. They are accessible by the left and right arrow buttons once the user goes to the Snapshot Library.

M Series Array Correction Updated:
M'elodie has been added to the list of products available for M Series Array Correction. Two additional Factory Presets have been added to include M'elodie and it's complimentary 600-HP subwoofer.

Version Release 1.1.0 - Code Date: March 27, 2006

KNOWN ISSUES:
All recent issues noted in the Release Notes from 1.0.4 have been resolved. Added features and outstanding issues are listed below.

Compass Control Software

Access Codes may now begin with "0."

In the Access Settings, the Change Access Button is now enabled after entering the correct code. There is also a "Clear Access Code" button. After entering the correct unlocking code you can push this button to clear your code and reset all three entry boxes to "0".

In Access Settings, there is now indication that the system is locked or unlocked.

The "MODIFIED" indicator for snapshots has been fixed.


Galileo 616 - Firmware Version 1.1.0

Power & Grounding when using the Output Voltage Range function:
The adjustable output range provides two level output settings to drive Meyer Sound self-powered products. The +20 dBu output range setting lowers the overall noise floor by nearly 6 dB. However, this setting makes the Galileo output signal more vulnerable to defects in the overall grounding system. Thus the actual improvement attained depends on the quality of the grounding between components. For this reason the default setting has been changed to +26 dBu. In either setting, the digital gain will compensate for either analog output gain so that the overall system output level set in the Galileo will remain the same.

AES Signal:
If an input is set to Analog but an AES signal is connected, full scale noise will be applied to the input.

System Changes When Shutting Down:
It is important to wait at least 5 seconds before shutting down the power to Galileo after a new snapshot is saved.


Version Release 1.0.4 - Code Date: December 8, 2005

KNOWN ISSUES:
All Known Issues were scheduled for maintenance & repair during the first quarter of 2006.

Compass Control Software

Access Codes where one of the three numbers starts with a 0 cannot be unlocked from the front panel. Workaround: Do not use access codes where one of the three numbers starts with a 0.

In the Access Settings section of the System Settings window (select Show Access Settings from the Display menu will show these settings if they are not already visible), the Change Access Button is not enabled after entering the correct code. Because of this, you cannot re-lock the system unless you change a value. Workaround: Change one of the codes to something else and then back again. The Change Access Button will then be re-enabled.

In Access Settings, there is no indication that the system is locked except for the disabled options. The access code entry fields show "0 0 0" when the system is locked. The note "(0 0 0 = not set)" adds to the confusion. Workaround: User must recognize that the system is locked based on the disabled options.

Update Current Snapshot will silently fail if the current snapshot has been deleted. Workaround: Always create and select a new snapshot after deleting the current one.

Even if the active snapshot has been updated, it will still appear as "MODIFIED" in the status bar. Workaround: After updating the current snapshot, you can reload it to remove this indicator. Or, it can simply be ignored.

The "Save Project" option behaves the same as "Save Project As ..." and pops up a file dialog. Workaround: When the file dialog pops up, press the "Save" button.

Compass may not be able to detect Galileo devices on systems with multiple Ethernet devices. Workaround: Temporarily disable the device that does not connect to your Galileo (e.g. A wireless Ethernet device)

Galileo 616

Power & Grounding when using the Output Voltage Range function:
The adjustable output range provides two level output settings to drive Meyer Sound self-powered products. The +20 dBu output range setting lowers the overall noise floor by nearly 6 dB. However, this setting makes the Galileo output signal more vulnerable to defects in the overall grounding system. Thus the actual improvement attained depends on the quality of the grounding between components. For this reason setting the output voltage range to +26 dBu is recommended if grounding is an issue. In either setting, the digital gain will compensate for either analog output gain so that the overall system output level set in the Galileo will remain the same.

AES Signal:
If an input is set to Analog but an AES signal is connected, full scale noise will be applied to the input.

System Changes When Shutting Down:
Changes to the system could be lost if they are made within 0 to 5 seconds of shutting down Galileo. The actual time interval is based on the timing of the changes and shutdown. (e.g. It is possible that a change made within 2 seconds of shutdown will be saved. Changes made at least 5 seconds before shutting down will always be saved.)

Virtual Galileo

The "Generate simulated meter traffic" option causes it to use 99% CPU and will slow your system down. This is a demo feature only and is not required for operation. Workaround: None.

Front Panel Emulator

If Virtual Galileo is not running, adjusting the encoder knobs can cause the interface to hang while hanging onto the mouse. On Windows, CTRL-ALT-DELETE followed by pressing "Cancel" will put you back in a normal state. This problem appears to be intermittent. Workaround: Start Virtual Galileo first.

If Virtual Galileo is not running, the Front Panel Emulator will not fully shut down when closed. Starting Virtual Galileo will allow it to continue to shut down. Workaround: Start Virtual Galileo first.

Output channel selects for channels 9-16 do not have a keyboard shortcut. Workaround: None. This is not an issue for Compass or the real front panel.

Galileo Front Panel (including the Emulator)

Atmospheric controls in Output Processing do not function properly. They apply all changes to channel 1 and do display the values set by Compass. Workaround: Use Compass to adjust Atmospheric Distance and Bypass.

Factory presets #51 and #39 each have 2 output channels labeled incorrectly based on the name of the preset. Workaround: Fix the labels before saving as a new snapshot.

Selecting a channel in the channel option menus in the Equalizer pages does not change the currently selected channel indicator on the front panel. Workaround: Use the buttons on the front panel to change the current channel.

 

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Update Information
Release Notes

Firmware Installation
Online Instructions

User Guides

Compass User Guide

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.2.0

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.4.0

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.4.1

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.5.0

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.5.2

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.6.0

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.6.1

Compass User Guide Addendum 2.6.2

Galileo User Guide

Galileo 616 AES User Guide Addendum

Galileo Quick Start Guide

Architectural Specs

Galileo switcher option

Alternate System Memory Boot Procedure

Reset Galileo 408 Network Settings to DHCP

Network Setup Tips
Connection Procedures

Support
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