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Version History

VersionRelease DateDetails
1.114/01/08Additional features and bug fixes
Changes  Bugs Fixed 
1.007/09/07Additional features and bug fixes
New Features  Bugs Fixed 


Upgrade Procedure

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  1. Upgrading from: Pearl 2008 1.0:

    Download the installer from our Web site. Run the installer on a PC which will extract the files you need to a USB stick. Place the USB stick in your console and then follow the instructions in the manual for upgrading the AVOS. Once this is complete, you will also need to upgrade the main application using the burn new program option from the AVOS menu.

  2. Upgrading from: Pearl 2004 1.x:

    Please refer to the Pearl 2008 Software Upgrade document for information regarding the upgrade of your console to the Pearl 2008 software. This document covers all the necessary information to guide you through the licensing procedure that is now required as part of the upgrade procedure.

Changes

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  1. Loading show verifies the show data is not corrupt:

    When a show file is loaded into the console, a verification process is used to check that the show data has not been corrupted in any way. If a problem is found, the user will be notified on the LCD.

Bugs Fixed

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  1. Boots with or without HPI present:

    It is now possible to start up the console whether or not the HPI is found. Note: The HPI board is an interface board which makes it possible to use a USB memory stick

  2. Stability of USB functions improved:
    Found in version: Pearl 2008 v 1.0

    Some USB hardware had problems which would cause it to be unstable and result in errors when transfering data to and from a USB stick. Changes to the software have resulted in greatly improved reliablility and tests showed no problems with the new software.


Upgrade Procedure

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  1. Upgrading from: Pearl 2004 1.x:

    Please refer to the Pearl 2008 Software Upgrade document for information regarding the upgrade of your console to the Pearl 2008 software. This document covers all the necessary information to guide you through the licensing procedure that is now required as part of the upgrade procedure.

New Features

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  1. Save and Load show to USB Memory Stick:

    Save and load your shows to a USB memory stick. Keeps a history of all your saves to allow you to load a previous version of the show. To save the show use the standard Disk menu but when prompted to either select the internal memory stick or a memory stick you have connected to the external USB port. When loading a show use the normal disk menu but when prompted select the correct USB stick and the version of the show you wish to load. The latest version is always listed at the top of the list.

  2. Internal Personality Library:

    All the personalities can now be stored internally and a patching menu lists the fixtures by Manufacturer and full fixture name.

  3. System Information Menu:

    A new System information menu can be found when the key is switched to Service. This provides information about the Console Serial Number, Attached Memory and the USB Memory Stick ports.

Bugs Fixed

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  1. Patching Screen only Displays fixture types a-o:
    Found in version: Pearl 2004 v 1.1

    The patching screen on the VDU would only display fixture types up to letter o.

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