The latest version of Tessera processor software is now available for download.
The key new features include Panel On Screen Display, processor redundancy for the SX40, and the Tessera UI now available in Chinese. We'll highlight these features below.
We have also added the ability to rotate fixtures by 90 degree increments using the SX40.
For more information please see the software download page.
PANEL ON-SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD)
The new Panel OSD provides detailed status information on your panels.
Supported by all processors, in both remote and local UI
Supported only by R2-based panels with at least 64x64 pixels
To enable OSD, select the fixtures you wish to display the OSD on, and click the 'OSD' button in the DEVICE window.
Sections can be cycled through using the left and right arrows next to the OSD button
Further pages of the same section (if applicable) can be paged through using the up and down arrows next to the OSD button
PROCESSOR REDUNDANCY FOR SX40
Now supported on the SX40!
Please see the topology below to correctly configure your SX40 system for Processor Redundancy:
Both processors may be fed from the same video source if required
Each processor can be fed from a completely independent video source
Different formats (HDMI/SDI), resolutions, framerates, etc are supported with no requirement for any aspect of the sources to match
Can be used with or without closed loop redundancy (image above shown with closed loop redundancy)
XD firmware must be updated for redundancy to function correctly
Once the system has been cabled correctly, redundancy should be enabled and the correct role set for each processor in the Failover tab. When Failover is triggered, no video will be shown for approximately 2-3 seconds while panels are re-associated to the backup processor.
CHINESE USER INTERFACE
The Tessera processor User Interface now has Chinese language support.
This can be accessed from the Preferences menu, under the Language section, using the Change Language drop-down.
For more details on known issues and bug fixes, check out the the download page for Tessera 2.2.1.