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MiniPlex-2 and MiniPlex-3 firmware and WiFi firmware updates - 09/08/16

09/08/2016
by Rich Jamieson

09/8/16

Dear MiniPlex users,

A few new MiniPlex firmware and WiFi firmware updates can be downloaded from the ShipModul web site www.shipmodul.com:

MiniPlex-2 V3.33.2

In this version a bug has been fixed that could lock up the MiniPlex when it received too much NMEA data through the host interface. This particularly affected the MiniPlex-2E set to UDP broacast, on a network with other multiplexers which also sent NMEA data using UDP broadcast.
 
MiniPlex-3 V1.17.1
This version offers several bux fixes and improvements:

Bug Fixes
•    A bug has been fixed that could lock up the MiniPlex when it received too much NMEA data through the host interface. This particularly affected the MiniPlex-3E(-N2K) set to UDP broacast, on a network with other multiplexers which also sent NMEA data using UDP broadcast.

•    The MiniPlex-3 firmware is based on NMEA 2000 standard V2.0. However, many AIS transponders still use NMEA 2000 V1.3. 

PGN’s 129809 and 129810 (Class B Name and Static Data) received in V1.3 format were not converted to NMEA 0183. This mainly affects Raymarine AIS transponders. This version now correctly converts these PGN’s into NMEA 0183 sentences.

Improvements

Adrena/NKE support
Adrena navigation software uses NKE proprietary sentences ($PNKEA…) to control the layout on NKE displays. These sentences contain so called Extended-ASCII characters like the degree-sign (°) which are not supported by the NMEA 0183 standard. These Extended ASCII characters are no longer blocked by the MiniPlex.
 
WiFi V4.75 for the MiniPlex-2Wi

This update addresses stability issues of the WiFi access point of the MiniPlex-2Wi. The required MiniPlex-2 firmware and update instructions are included in the package.
 
WiFi V1.4.0.0 for the MiniPlex-3Wi and MiniPlex-3W-N2K

This WiFi firmware supports both TCP and UDP protocols. Up to four devices can join the access point, which can all send and receive NMEA data using UDP simultaneously. One TCP connection is supported in addition to UDP.

The stability of WiFi connections is also improved. The required MiniPlex-3 firmware and update instructions are included in the package.

ShipModul Products can be seen at the following link: ShipModul Multplexers and Buffers.