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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"

 

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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
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Re: Update info for Mondo Plus
« Reply #48 on: 13:45:59 | 26 November, 2018 »
Another software update attempted, but called back to the launching pad.  Should be fixed shortly:



Ah heck.  We had to turn the upgrade off L. The upgrade was wiping out people’s presets during the upgrade. So we need to fix that, and will relaunch the software below in the next couple days. 

 

Regards,

 

Greg

 

From: Greg Fadul
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2018 9:19 AM
To: Greg Fadul
Subject: Mondo+ and Encore+ New software is now available!

 

Hi, Everyone,

 

Well, hope you are having fun searching the web for all the Cyber Monday specials.  However, what’s better than a FREE software upgrade? J

 

The new software is version 146.135 and is for the Mondo+ and Encore+.

 

Note: We have also released new iPhone and android remote control apps. If you use the current remote control app, it will not work well with this new software, so please update your remote control app as well if you use them.

 

New features bug fixes:

 

Alarm audio through internal speaker when earbuds/pillow speaker plugged in: For those who fall asleep with earbuds or pillow speakers plugged into the radio, the alarm will now also play through the built-in speaker as well as the earbuds/headphones. You can turn this feature on/off. Go into the Radio settings menu, then Alarm, Clock & Timer Options menu, then the 5th item down is “Alarm Output”.    You can select the box active or inactive. If the box is NOT selected that means when you have earbuds plugged in the alarm will only sound through the earbuds (or pillow speaker).

 

Alarm Auto off: When an alarm currently turns on, and you do not shut it off, it will play indefinitely, many people asked us to add an alarm duration feature. This feature is great if you wake up and leave the house before the alarm goes on as it allows you to set the duration ( time) that the alarm will  on.   As a default, this feature is now turned on, and your alarm will shut off in 1 hour automatically (of course you can always turn it off whenever you want before that).   You can select the duration from 1 second to 23 hours and 59 minutes. Go into the Radio settings menu, then Alarm, Clock & Timer Options menu then the 3rd item down is “Alarm Auto Off’.

 

Alarm bug fixes: We found a few use cases where the alarm failed to alarm. Most cases had to do with using the optional buzzer alarms.  There may still be a few stray bugs, but we think we tackled the vast majority of the edge use cases. If you still see any issues, please let me know what alarm / issue you saw, so we can try to emulate it in the test labs (we need to emulate bugs to be able to fix them..).

 

Time of day backlight settings: Now you can set your back light settings differently for day time and night time.  For example many people want the active, standby and inactive backlight settings to be very bright all day long but they want the settings to be very dim at nighttime.   You can find this menu in the Display Settings section then select ‘Display Brightness’.  You will need to select a start time and end time for your night time mode.  Of course if you want the settings for night and day to be the same, just make them all the same.

 

Sleep Fade-out.  You can select this feature on / off. If the feature is on the music volume level will decrease over time up to 120 seconds. This feature helps those who wake up if audio is shut off suddenly.   This feature is in the Alarm ,Clock and timer menu, then select “Sleep timer Fade-out’’ . Check the box if you want to enable the feature then select up to 120 seconds for the fade out.

 

Aux in audio for multi-room: There was a bug that would not allow an aux in source to be played to multiple Grace  Encore+ / Mondo+ radios. This is now fixed.

 

Chromecast audio upgrade: This was a major code change that was required by Google.  It doesn’t provide great features.  It does make the Pandora app integration a tad more stable but it’s still very poor. Both Google and Pandora have known about this issue for 6 months. It really is a Google issue… we keep pushing them… that’s all we can do L.   I get Pandora to work 75% of the time now. Sometimes it takes up to a minute but Pandora will cast …  we are sorry about this, but nothing we can do about it except keep bugging them to fix it.  The issue is not with our software but rather an issue Pandora has with integration of the Texas Instruments processor that we use as well as many others…

 

Added Bluetooth transmission to a Bluetooth headphone ( so now you can use the internal Bluetooth as receiver or transmitter) *

 

Bluetooth transmission to a Bluetooth headset

1)      When in Bluetooth Headphone mode the internal speaker on the Mondo+/ Encore+ will be turned off. (You cannot use this solution to have the Mondo+ or Encore+ internal speaker to play at the same time as the Bluetooth receiving device).

2)      It does not work with Google Chromecast built in audio. ( This is a limitation of Google’s)

3)      It does not work when the Mondo+ or Encore+ is in multi-room mode.

 

* Note – there is a major bug on the Bluetooth transmitter software. When listening to an audio source that uses AAC protocol there is a very long buffer time ( like 1 minute before audio plays). Non AAC radio stations work fine.  iHeartRadio as example uses AAC and so do many radio stations.  Not sure when this will get fixed, so while I am telling our early users and devote customers .e. YOU J, we will not be marketing this feature on our web site or any other retailer’s web site until the bug on this new feature is fixed. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Greg

 

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Re: Update info for Mondo Plus
« Reply #49 on: 18:56:53 | 21 December, 2018 »
Another update, to fix the problems with the last one that was recalled:



Hi all,

 

Today we are releasing version 146.143.

 

We finally fixed the bug that caused us to stop the roll out of 146.135.  Thank you to all who helped.  146.143 has all the new features that were introduced in 146.135 (see release notes below), we just fixed the massive bug that caused Sirius stuttering, missing presets etc.  We will dig more deeply next month to fix all the Bluetooth transmission issues, mainly when using AAC.  So while the Bluetooth transmission to headphones feature is in there, we are not advertising/promoting it to the general public until we fix all the significant bugs / user interface issues.

 

In late January we anticipate releasing a new version of software to address Bluetooth transmission, clicking in headphone when changing stations, and some GUI clean up issues.

 

Note: We have also released new iPhone and android remote control apps. If you use the old remote control app, it will not work well with this new software, so please update your remote control app as well if you use them.

 

 

Happy Holidays,

 

Greg

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The new software is version 146.135 and is for the Mondo+ and Encore+.

New features bug fixes:

Alarm audio through internal speaker when earbuds/pillow speaker plugged in: For those who fall asleep with earbuds or pillow speakers plugged into the radio, the alarm will now also play through the built-in speaker as well as the earbuds/headphones. You can turn this feature on/off. Go into the Radio settings menu, then Alarm, Clock & Timer Options menu, then the 5th item down is “Alarm Output”.    You can select the box active or inactive. If the box is NOT selected that means when you have earbuds plugged in the alarm will only sound through the earbuds (or pillow speaker).

 

Alarm Auto off: When an alarm currently turns on, and you do not shut it off, it will play indefinitely, many people asked us to add an alarm duration feature. This feature is great if you wake up and leave the house before the alarm goes on as it allows you to set the duration ( time) that the alarm will  on.   As a default, this feature is now turned on, and your alarm will shut off in 1 hour automatically (of course you can always turn it off whenever you want before that).   You can select the duration from 1 second to 23 hours and 59 minutes. Go into the Radio settings menu, then Alarm, Clock & Timer Options menu then the 3rd item down is “Alarm Auto Off’.

 

Alarm bug fixes: We found a few use cases where the alarm failed to alarm. Most cases had to do with using the optional buzzer alarms.  There may still be a few stray bugs, but we think we tackled the vast majority of the edge use cases. If you still see any issues, please let me know what alarm / issue you saw, so we can try to emulate it in the test labs (we need to emulate bugs to be able to fix them..).

 

Time of day backlight settings: Now you can set your back light settings differently for day time and night time.  For example many people want the active, standby and inactive backlight settings to be very bright all day long but they want the settings to be very dim at nighttime.   You can find this menu in the Display Settings section then select ‘Display Brightness’.  You will need to select a start time and end time for your night time mode.  Of course if you want the settings for night and day to be the same, just make them all the same.

 

Sleep Fade-out.  You can select this feature on / off. If the feature is on the music volume level will decrease over time up to 120 seconds. This feature helps those who wake up if audio is shut off suddenly.   This feature is in the Alarm ,Clock and timer menu, then select “Sleep timer Fade-out’’ . Check the box if you want to enable the feature then select up to 120 seconds for the fade out.

 

Aux in audio for multi-room: There was a bug that would not allow an aux in source to be played to multiple Grace  Encore+ / Mondo+ radios. This is now fixed.

 

Chromecast audio upgrade: This was a major code change that was required by Google.  It doesn’t provide great features.  It does make the Pandora app integration a tad more stable but it’s still very poor. Both Google and Pandora have known about this issue for 6 months. It really is a Google issue… we keep pushing them… that’s all we can do L.   I get Pandora to work 75% of the time now. Sometimes it takes up to a minute but Pandora will cast …  we are sorry about this, but nothing we can do about it except keep bugging them to fix it.  The issue is not with our software but rather an issue Pandora has with integration of the Texas Instruments processor that we use as well as many others…

 

Added Bluetooth transmission to a Bluetooth headphone ( so now you can use the internal Bluetooth as receiver or transmitter) *

 

Bluetooth transmission to a Bluetooth headset

1)      When in Bluetooth Headphone mode the internal speaker on the Mondo+/ Encore+ will be turned off. (You cannot use this solution to have the Mondo+ or Encore+ internal speaker to play at the same time as the Bluetooth receiving device).

2)      It does not work with Google Chromecast built in audio. ( This is a limitation of Google’s)

3)      It does not work when the Mondo+ or Encore+ is in multi-room mode.

 

* Note – there is a major bug on the Bluetooth transmitter software. When listening to an audio source that uses AAC protocol there is a very long buffer time ( like 1 minute before audio plays). Non AAC radio stations work fine.  iHeartRadio as example uses AAC and so do many radio stations.  Not sure when this will get fixed, so while I am telling our early users and devote customers .e. YOU J, we will not be marketing this feature on our web site or any other retailer’s web site until the bug on this new feature is fixed. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Greg

 

 
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Re: Update info for Mondo Plus
« Reply #50 on: 14:58:25 | 26 December, 2018 »
Bug reported in firmware 146.143



Known bug on version 146.143:

 

# 1: There is bug related to the new Sleep timer fade out function.  After using the sleep timer with the fade out feature activated ( fade out is activated by default) the next time you play the radio the volume will be zero. 

 

If you would like your radio to remember the previous volume level( before the fade out volume take the radio to zero volume level – which is why the volume is zero the next time you turn the radio on) turn the fade out feature off.  Please go to Radio’s home page and select ‘radio settings’ then select ‘alarm, clock and timer Options’ then select ‘sleep timer fade-out’ then uncheck the ‘fade-out enabled’ box.

 

#2: After using the sleep timer, whether fade out was enabled or disabled, you cannot wake up the radio by pressing a preset.

 

We anticipate to have these bugs fixed in the middle of January.

 

Regards,

 

Greg
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