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SmartSDR v3.1.12 and v2.6.2 are Now Available

Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
edited May 16 in SmartSDR for Windows
FlexRadio Systems announces the immediate availability of SmartSDR v3.1.12 and SmartSDR v2.6.2.

Please Install SmartSDR v3.1.12 or SmartSDR v2.6.2, depending on the major license version installed in your radio, at your earliest convenience. These two SmartSDR software releases greatly improve the stability and reliability of your FLEX-6000 software defined radio.  Once SmartSDR v3.1.12 or SmartSDR v2.6.2 is installed, FlexRadio strongly recommends not reverting to any previous versions of SmartSDR v3 or SmartSDR v2 to ensure the optimal user experience.  The only exception for SmartSDR v2 users is downgrading to SmartSDR v2.4.x is permitted.


SmartSDR 3.1.12 can be downloaded from the FlexRadio Systems website. SmartSDR v3.1.12 is a maintenance release containing software fixes for version 3 of SmartSDR for Windows, SmartSDR for Maestro, SmartSDR for M models, SmartSDR CAT, and DAX. Please download and review the SmartSDR v3.1.12 Release Notes prior to installing SmartSDR v3.1.12.

SmartSDR v2.6.2 can be downloaded from the FlexRadio Systems website. SmartSDR v2.6.2 is a maintenance release containing software fixes for version 2 of SmartSDR for Windows, SmartSDR for Maestro, SmartSDR for M models, SmartSDR CAT, and DAX. Please download and review the SmartSDR v2.6.2 Release Notes prior to installing SmartSDR v2.6.2.


Release Highlights for SmartSDR v3.1.12 and SmartSDR v2.6.2
  • Improved the Reliability and Integrity of the Firmware Update Process:  The firmware update logic has been modified to prevent reliability and integrity issues during the firmware update process. And an issue related to firmware crash when attempting to refresh license after installing firmware has been resolved.  (#J8021, #J8019)
  • Corrected Issues Related to SD Card Corruption:  Software improvements for increased SD Card stability during read/write operations. (J7741)
  • This software release of SmartSDR greatly improves the reliability and life expectancy of the FLEX-6000 SD card.  Installing this release and not reverting to a previous release of SmartSDR is strongly recommended to ensure reliable operation.
  • Changes to Maestro/M Model SmartLink Login Screen:  Improved SmartLink Log In screen design for better visibility and usability in Maestro and M models. (#J4900)
  • Fixed Frequency Rounding Error in Memory Form:  Fixed memory form frequency rounding error with transverter bands. (#J7790)
  • Fixed SmartSDR Screen “hang” When Updating Firmware:  Fixed SmartSDR for Windows application screen hangs when attempting to close while updating (#J7482)
A software license for the FLEX-6000 is required to run SmartSDR v3.x and SmartSDR v2.x.

If prompted to upgrade your SmartSDR license, obtaining and validating a license for your FLEX-6000 software defined radio is a simple process.  Once the radio and client have network access to the Internet, just load any version of the SmartSDR v3.x software on your PC or Maestro. In the radio chooser, if a radio requires a license, a status message will indicate a license is required before connecting to the radio and updating the firmware.  A “Buy” button is also presented so that you can conveniently purchase a SmartSDR v3.x license (which is inclusive of v2.x) using our Online Store. Please see the SmartSDR Release Notes for details regarding purchasing a SmartSDR software license for your radio.


Be sure to check out these helpful videos before getting started:
How to install SmartSDR v3: https://youtu.be/zO90kVkIYM8

For information on compatible third-party applications, visit our Works with FLEX web page (https://www.flexradio.com/works-with-flex/).

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The SmartSDR v3.1.12 and v2.6.2 ChangeLog
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V3.1.12 Maintenance Release 2020-05-14
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#J8021 Fixed update consistency checks
#J8019 Fixed crash when attempting to refresh license
#J6813 Connection message now only shown on successful client validation  

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V2.6.2 Maintenance Release 2020-05-14
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#J4900 Improved SmartLink Log In design for better visibility in Maestro and M models.
#J7741 Update improvements for increased SD Card stability
#J7790 Fixed memory form frequency rounding error with transverter bands
#J7482 Fixed SmartSDR for Windows hang when attempting to close while updating
#J6813 Connection message now only shown on successful client validation  

Comments

  • K5WSWK5WSW Member
    I am running SmartSDR v1.12.1 I recently installed v2.4.10 and was quite surprised when it require me to purchase a license before the software will work. I have always believed that v3.xx.x was the version that require payment because it allowed remote operation.
    I have not seen anywhere where it shows a side by side comparison of the three versions of SmartSDR software. All the information that i can find still does not tell me the difference between SmartSDR v1.xx.xx and v2.xx.xx and v3.xx.xx
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin

    @K5WSW All new major version require a new SmartSDR license.

    To find the feature differences, you would need to review the changelog or sequentially read the Release Notes for each release in a major version.

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