Encoder Core (EN537)

Release: 2.1.0 for Encoder Core (EN537) update for SN>2000

Release Notes:

  • Lexi Controller 3.0.1
    • Supports Lexi 3.0 engine
    • Can be used with Lexi instances (settings administered via EEG Cloud)
    • Web page includes better status messages for error conditions
    • New standby mode allows faster Lexi activation/deactivation and use with EEG Cloud scheduling system
    • Supports use with Lexi Local
    • SCTE-104 triggers can be used to block Lexi
    • Improved stability in connection to iCap cloud
  • Teletext encoding
    • Added OP-42 encoding support
    • Added Newfor input support
    • Substantial improvements to OP-47 encoding to improve compatibility with downstream decoders and format conversion devices
  • GPI enhancements
    • GPI-A can be configured to force a screen erase
    • GPI-G can be configured to block or allow caption input on the Telnet port
  • Added pages to web portal
    • ANC Capture (easier debugging of closed captioning problems)
    • Audio Settings (convenient setup of Lexi audio source)
    • Caption Settings (centralized configuration of closed captioning parameters)
  • Date/time page now supports all international time zones
  • Bug fixes:
    • Resolved inconsistency in DHCP lease acquisition
    • Upgrades can no longer accidentally run twice
  • Streaming module 2.7
    • Adds support for Zoom
  • SD-SDI captions can be encoded into line 22

This upgrade will reboot your EN537 on its own; please do not power the encoder off before the upgrade is complete. Also, this upgrade can only be applied to encoders with a serial number of 2000 or greater.

Upgrade Instructions

To apply the update through the front-panel USB port:

  • Download the update file (en537v2_2.2.0_r1.tar.bz2) to your computer.
  • Copy the file to a USB flash drive
  • Insert the drive in the front-panel USB slot of the encoder.
  • Go to System Setup | Update on the front-panel LCD menu and press OK when the name of the update is displayed.
  • The update should take 5-10 minutes; when it is complete, the encoder will reboot itself. Please do not power the unit off yourself before this occurs.
  • Once the LCD screen indicates that the update is complete, press the X button to return to the main screen.

To apply the product update through the EN537 Web Portal:

  • Download the update file (en537v2_2.2.0_r1.tar.bz2) to your computer.
  • Navigate to the Update page the EN537 Web Portal and click the Choose File button.
  • Select the update file you just saved and then click the Upload button to load the file onto the unit.
  • After the update finishes uploading, click the Proceed button to begin the update process. This should take 5-10 minutes.
  • When the update is complete, he encoder will reboot itself. Please do not power the unit off yourself before this occurs.
  • The web site will indicate that the update is complete once the encoder has been powered back on. You may need to perform a “hard refresh” in your browser in order to see the latest version of the EN537 Web Portal.

Previous Releases

Build 2.1.0

  • Lexi
    • Beta speech recognition engine option for increased transcription accuracy
    • Lexi Vision mode for automatic caption positioning
    • New upstream timeout options
  • iCap
    • Users can now enable SSL for increased security
  • Caption authoring
    • Support UTF-8 and word-by-word input modes; see Easy Caption Authoring for EEG Encoders for more details
    • New auto-mode-entry feature enhances support for switching between Lexi and a teleprompter
  • Web portal
    • Startup settings can be applied without reboot
    • GPI settings are now persistent
  • Key bug fixes related to:
    • Dropped caption characters
    • Network connection hangups
    • DHCP address acquisition
    • Setting system time zone

Build 2.0.1

  • Lexi 1.1.3
    • Auto-updates list of available languages from EEG Cloud
    • Web interface usability improvements
    • Bug fixes related to obtaining available custom models
    • Improved logging and status information
  • iCap 4.0.1
    • Supports captioning into 708 services 3 through 6
    • Web portal supports assigning each unit its own label/nickname
    • Various bug fixes

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