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Re: Update info for Mondo Plus
« Reply #45 on: 14:20:02 | 14 August, 2018 »
A further update:

"Hello everyone,

 

I hope all is well.  We have just released a new version of software V146.115.  The changes are as follows:

 

Radio.com: As many of you know Radio.com has pulled all their stations off of TuneIn.  We now have all of the stations available in the music services folder. You will no longer see the CBS radio icon in the music services folder.   Entercom bought CBS radio late last year and are calling their service radio.com. All Entercom and CBS stations are in the new radio.com music services app.

 

USB Alarm: You can now select a USB drive as an alarm. Note, that there is no way to select what songs on your thumb drive are used for the alarm, it will just play the song in the root of the drive.  If you select USB drive and you don’t have a USB drive plugged in or some other error, the buzzer alarm will be activated within 1 minute.

 

iPhone/ Android apps: Some of you have had issues where the smartphone remote control app periodically will not see the radios.  We are not 100% sure this upgrade fixes all of the issues, but it has proven successful in our development labs.

 

Sleep sound menu: We removed one unnecessary menu level for easier access.

 

Chromecast built-in: We have made some fixes to improve Chromecast functionality. However, the new Pandora app still does not work with the software. We have notified Pandora but they have not found a solution.  Their android app works with our radio but their iPhone app does not L

 

Spotify connect:  we have still not been able to restart the Spotify testing but as noted previously, the Spotify app does work with Chromecast built-in so it’s a very similar experience. We are not giving up.

 

Amazon music: We just released the test software into our labs, it will still be many months but we are now at the testing phase.

 

 

Regards,

 

Greg"
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Re: Update info for Mondo Plus
« Reply #46 on: 17:40:00 | 16 August, 2018 »
Addendum to last update:

"Please also add that Podcast fast forward function has been fixed as well along with the release notes I made yesterday ( I added it below)

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Radio.com: As many of you know Radio.com has pulled all their stations off of TuneIn.  We now have all of the stations available in the music services folder. You will no longer see the CBS radio icon in the music services folder.   Entercom bought CBS radio late last year and are calling their service radio.com. All Entercom and CBS stations are in the new radio.com music services app.

 

USB Alarm: You can now select a USB drive as an alarm. Note, that there is no way to select what songs on your thumb drive are used for the alarm, it will just play the song in the root of the drive.  If you select USB drive and you don’t have a USB drive plugged in or some other error, the buzzer alarm will be activated within 1 minute.

 

iPhone/ Android apps: Some of you have had issues where the smartphone remote control app periodically will not see the radios.  We are not 100% sure this upgrade fixes all of the issues, but it has proven successful in our development labs.

 

Sleep sound menu: We removed one unnecessary menu level for easier access.

 

Chromecast built-in: We have made some fixes to improve Chromecast functionality. However, the new Pandora app still does not work with the software. We have notified Pandora but they have not found a solution.  Their android app works with our radio but their iPhone app does not L

 

Spotify connect:  we have still not been able to restart the Spotify testing but as noted previously, the Spotify app does work with Chromecast built-in so it’s a very similar experience. We are not giving up.

 

Amazon music: We just released the test software into our labs, it will still be many months but we are now at the testing phase.

 

Podcast:  Fixed the ability to fast forward podcast. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Greg"

 

Radios:   Grace GDI-IRA500, 2 GDI-IRDT200s, GDI-IRMS300, Grace IRC6000W, Grace GDI-WHA6001, Grace and Reciva iradio apps

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Re: Update info for Mondo Plus
« Reply #47 on: 11:08:45 | 14 September, 2018 »
Latest update:

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well.

 

Please see the list of the feature upgrades for version 146.122.  Don’t forget that the information below and for all software updates is available at: https://support.gracedigital.com/hc/en-us .

 

On a related note, we made upgrades to both our android and iPhone remote control apps last month. If you haven’t updated them yet, you might want to.

 

Fun stuff

 

Red Clock/black background option:   Sleep experts indicate that red light is best for a good night sleep ( actually no light is best J but if you do have light in the room red is best). So for those who use the radio in your bedroom and don’t turn the display completely off at night ( you can turn the backlight on/off when the radio is in standby by rotating the select knob to the left or right. This will not change your default settings. It’s just a temporary change).  You can check out the new red option in the following menu:

                - Radio settings > Display Settings > Clock Color

 

Dimming of optional inactive clock screen:  The two lowest backlight display settings available for the standby screen are now also available for the alternative inactive clock menu.  There is a bug in this feature though. If you want the inactive clock screen to be at 0-2 level you must also have the standby setting at 1-2 as well. This will be upgraded in the next release.

 

Additional Time Zone: Added international time zones that are 30/45 minutes offset.  Some examples are: Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal Standard Time is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time is UTC+05:30).

 

 

Stuff that just needed to be done

·         Update Radio.com logo

·         Fix setup wizard jumping to FW Update screen in early stage

·         Fix showing deviceName edit window in setup wizard

·         Fix starting cast after update

·         Only use lower case letters for MAC in hostname

·         powerManager: Make it possible to switch from Inactive directly to Standby (needed for apps)

·         systemManager: Never use the Ethernet MAC as primary MAC address (relevant for OTA for single device)

·         Fix setup wizard jumping to FWUpdate screen in early stage

·         Fix showing deviceName edit window in setup wizard

·         security upgrades: prevent DNS binding attack

 

If you made it to the bottom of this email, then I’ll let you know  little secret J we will be releasing the ability for the alarm to play out of the speaker when earbuds are plugged in. This has been a major customer request. We are still testing it, but we will release that feature in October. 

 

Regards,

 

Greg
Radios:   Grace GDI-IRA500, 2 GDI-IRDT200s, GDI-IRMS300, Grace IRC6000W, Grace GDI-WHA6001, Grace and Reciva iradio apps
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