Release Notes
Version 4.40
M446-2203-354
6 February 2014
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Title
iControl Version 4.40 Release Notes
Part Number
M446-2203-354
Revision Date
6 February 2014 5:30 pm
Table of Contents
1 Installation and Network Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Installation and Network Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Software Component Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Upgrading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Configuration Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Tips to Improve Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
2 Release Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
What’s Changed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Features and Enhancements in iControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bugs Fixed in iControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Known Issues and Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cards and Devices Supported in this Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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12
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41
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Contact Us. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Installation and Network Requirements
This section details the requirements that must be met prior to installing or upgrading a
system with the current version of iControl. It also provides upgrading and configuration
guidelines, as well as tips to improve performance.
Summary
Hardware Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installation and Network Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Software Component Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Upgrading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Configuration Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tips to Improve Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Hardware Requirements
IMPORTANT: Requirement for Achieving Optimal Video-Decoding Performance
The streaming video decoder library used in iControl Navigator and iC Web is
optimized for the Intel CPU Core, Core2 and iCore architectures. For optimal
video decoding performance, use a client PC equiped with an Intel CPU.
iControl Clients
The client platform must meet the following system requirements to qualify for this release:
iControl Client Platform
Memory
Processor
Operating System
Minimum requirements for general usage
(excluding iC Web)
2 GB RAM
Intel Core i3 or better Windows XP Professional,
Windows 71
Minimum requirement for streaming video and 4 GB RAM
using iC Web
1. On the Windows 7 platform, it is recommended to use the Java 1.6 runtime environment (update 21).
Installation and Network Requirements
Supported Servers
Graphics Card
Optimized for nVidia or ATI GeForce or Radeon family with 1 GHz clock speed or faster, and minimum 128 MB memory.
Supported Servers
iControl version 4.40 is supported on the following Application Servers:
Dell PowerEdge 850/860/R200/R210/R310.
For optimal performance, Miranda recommends that your Application Servers meet the
following system requirements:
Typical Usage of Application Server
Memory
General usage such as the hosting of small web sites, streaming support and an overall 2 GB RAM
limited number of services
Processor
Intel Core i3 or
better
Large configurations (e.g. 8 ports used for Symphonie frames, multiple Densité frames, 4 GB RAM
RCP-100/200 Client Gateway, proc amps, Router Control, and extensive iC Web sites)
Software Requirements
Connect to the iControl Application Server from any client PC on their network. The first step is
to obtain the host name or IP address of the iControl Application Server. Once you connect to
an Application Server IP address, you can download iControl applications to your client PC.
Once launched, the software will continue to run on your PC, communicating with distributed
network applications that may or may not reside on the Application Server where the initial
connection was made.
To run any application in the iControl suite, you need to have the following software installed
on your PC:
• a Web browser (Internet Explorer version 8.0 or Mozilla Firefox 3.6)
• Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or later. A Java update (which includes Java
Web Start) can be downloaded by following the “Useful Downloads” link on the iControl
Application Server Startup page, and should be installed on client PCs prior to operating
iControl.
IMPORTANT: If the Java Web Start application reports errors regarding an inability to find files,
it is important to clear the Internet Explorer cache.
IMPORTANT: Recommendation to run Java in Windows2000 Compatibility mode
Miranda highly recommends you switch your Java 2 JRE to Windows2000
Compatibility mode (see the iControl Quick Start Guide for detailed information).
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iControl
Release Notes
In order to be able to modify the Configuration Spreadsheet used to define the iControl
monitoring layout, you will need a PC with Microsoft® Excel®.
Installation and Network Requirements
Users can access the iControl Application Server from a client PC using a standard Web
browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox). When a client logs in and launches an
iControl module, the software is automatically downloaded from the Application Server.
Consequently, no other application software is needed, which greatly simplifies installation
and system maintenance.
It is recommended that the iControl Application Server (as well as the associated equipment it
controls) be installed on a dedicated LAN, using the existing security infrastructure. A qualified
system administrator should verify that the setup follows your organization’s security
standards.
Software Component Compatibility
iControl version 4.40 is compatible with the following Miranda software components:
• iControl Router Manager and Router Service version 3.00 and later
• RCP-100 Remote Control Panel firmware version 1.80 and later
• RCP-200 Remote Control Panel firmware version 1.1.0 and later (version 1.3.0 or later
recommended)
• iC Web version 3.00 and later
• Kaleido-K2 version 5.30 and later (refer to the Kaleido-K2 Release Notes)
• Kaleido-X version 2.0 and later
• Kaleido-IP version 6.00 and later (version 6.50 recommended for best performance and
maximum functionality)
• Densité CPU-ETH controller version 3.00 and later
• Densité CPU-ETH2 version 1.0.5 and later (version 2.0.4 or later recommended)
• EdgeVision version 1.00 and later (version 1.20 recommended, for best performance and
maximum functionality)
• NV9000 version 6.1.0.1538 and later (version 6.2.0.1674 and later recommended for best
performance and maximum functionality)
• SEUtilities version 6.0.28 and later (version 6.2.2 build 125 and later recommended for best
performance and maximum functionality)
Documentation
The user documentation for iControl version 4.40 is available from the Documentation link on
the Application Server’s Startup page:
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Installation and Network Requirements
Upgrading
Upgrading
iControl version 4.40 is shipped with all new systems. If you are planning to upgrade an
existing iControl system to version 4.40, you will need to contact Miranda Technical Support to
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iControl
Release Notes
request an upgrade package (see "Contact Us", on page 69).
Upgrading from iControl 1.xx
Previous versions (1.xx) of iControl are not compatible with release version 2.00 (and later).
Configuration files cannot be reused. User-configured items such as iC Navigator aliases, error
log settings and proc amps must be regenerated (we recommend you record all values before
proceeding with an upgrade). Old iControl Web sites will be converted, but the links will need
to be reassigned.
Note: An upgrade from version 1.xx involves a platform change which requires reimaging the Application Server hard drive.
Upgrading from 2.xx
In order to update your system from version 2.xx releases, you must obtain an upgrade
package from the Miranda Technical Support team (support@miranda.com). This package
consists of the files and instructions you will need, which may vary according to the system to
be upgraded.
When planning an upgrade, consider the following:
• If you are upgrading an existing Application Server, review "Hardware Requirements"
on page 1. Some version 3.X features (e.g. streaming and probes), if used, may require a
hardware upgrade.
• Check compatibility with other Miranda and 3rd party software components.
• Review "Configuration Guidelines" on page 8 to properly set up your installation.
• Check the hardware compatibility of Imaging or Densité cards with this release.
See also
For more information about hardware compatibility of Densité and Imaging cards and
compatibility with other Miranda and 3rd party software components, see "Cards and Devices
Supported in this Release", on page 59. Firmware upgrades can be requested from the Miranda
Technical Support team. You may have to upgrade some applications.
Upgrading from 3.xx
In order to update your system from an earlier version 3.xx release, you must obtain an
upgrade package from Miranda Technical Support (see "Contact Us", on page 69). This
package consists of the files and instructions you will need, which may vary according to the
system to be upgraded.
Upgrades from earlier to later versions of iControl version 3.xx are accomplished using the
iControl Maintenance Form, available via the Application Server’s Webmin utility.
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Installation and Network Requirements
Upgrade Compatibility Issues
Upgrade Compatibility Issues
IMPORTANT: Previous replication configuration data does not survive upgrade
For upgrades from an iControl version prior to 3.41 to version 4.40, you will need
to reconfigure and enable replication after performing the upgrade. Do this on
the Redundancy Configuration Form using the Manual Takeover mode.
This applies to any upgrade from a version prior to iControl version 3.41 to either
version 3.41 or later. It does not apply to an upgrade from iControl version 3.41
to a later version.
• Clients using ASI services must migrate to CDMP services when upgrading to iControl
version 3.11 or later. This requires some manual configuration, due to the nature of the ASI
setup.
Please contact support@miranda.com for more information.
• In situations where you are running iControl version 3.40 (or earlier) and are upgrading to
iControl version 4.40, replication data will not survive the upgrade.
After an upgrade to iControl version 4.40, you must re-enter replication data including the
addition of Application Servers in the Redundancy Group(s), the desired replication
frequencies, and the desired extra IP address.
• Upgrading from iControl version 2.XX to version 3.XX deletes all Webmin users except root
and miranda.
• When upgrading from iControl version 3.20 (and later) to a newer version, the existing
WidgetLibrary is renamed WidgetLibraryOld, and a new, upgraded WidgetLibrary is
installed. Custom widgets that had been saved in the old WidgetLibrary become
unavailable in iC Creator.
Workaround: Import custom widgets from WidgetLibraryOld, and save them in a
location other than the new WidgetLibrary.
• The iControl Maintenance Form of the Application Server web administration tool
(Webmin) cannot be used to update from 2.xx to 4.40. The update has to be performed
through an SSH command line interface.
• After upgrading from iControl version 3.2x (or earlier) to version 3.30 or later, it will not be
possible to view the existing log database content by using the Log Viewer. If you wish to
be able to access these past records, use the Log Viewer’s export feature to export the data
to a CSV file before upgrading your system.
• iControl version 3.30 (and later) offers a more robust GSM configuration database.
However, if the database became corrupted in version 3.2x or earlier, upgrading to
version 3.41 could result in the loss of some configuration data. Make sure to perform a
backup of your iControl system configuration (by using Webmin’s iControl Maintenance
Form) before upgrading.
• The iC Navigator Error/Warning configuration will be lost during the upgrade procedure.
These settings configure the overall status of each item in the iC Navigator list. The settings
have to be noted prior to the upgrade, and then re-applied using the Alarm Configuration
feature of iControl version 3.00 and later.
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iControl
Release Notes
• The RMON driver is not backward compatible between versions 3.00 (and later) and 2.7:
•
Typical alarm URI in iControl 2.7 = //snmp:RMON/10.4.0.2/ifOperStatus101
•
Equivalent alarm URI in iControl 3.X = snmp://RMON:10.4.0.2/ifOperStatus101
iC Web sites using these alarms may need to be updated accordingly.
• iControl Rollback is supported between same major versions only (e.g. between 2.74
and 2.73). The Rollback feature will not work between 3.xx and 2.7x.
• iControl Web sites that were created with iC Creator versions 2.0 or 2.2 can only be used
with version 4.10 if each individual page is opened and re-saved with iC Creator.
• As of iControl version 3.30, Imagestore alarm URIs consistently include a slash (/), whereas
in the past some would have an at sign (@) in their URI. iC Web sites using alarms such as
the following may need to be updated accordingly:
•
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.37@overall_status
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.37/overall_status
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38@commStatus
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38/commStatus
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38@Temperature_status
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38/Temperature_status
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38@Version_not_compatible
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38/Version_not_compatible
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38@Voltage_status
Mot_EMS.ImageStore.ImageStore_10.6.0.38/Voltage_status
• As of version 3.30, router configuration changes made in Router Manager Configurator are
not compatible with earlier versions of the software. Downgrading is supported but any
change to the router configuration made in version 3.30 or later will be lost during the
downgrade. After downgrading, any router configuration will have reverted to what it was
before the last upgrade.
• SNMP trap listeners that use the enterprise OID are not compatible with traps sent from
iControl version 3.30 and later if they were configured in a system that had a version of
iControl between 3.00 and 3.22. If you wish the previous behavior to remain in effect, then
set the SNMPTrapPlugin.legacy.enterprise system property to True in
/usr/local/iControl/bin/conf/java_gsm.properties on the server. This property only
applies to the enterprise OID format.
Version
Enterprise OID
before version 3.00
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3872.11.2
between versions 3.00 and 3.22
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3872
version 3.30 and later
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3872.11.2
version 3.30 and later (with property set)
.1.3.6.1.4.1.3872
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Installation and Network Requirements
Configuration Guidelines
Configuration Guidelines
Large Kaleido-X System
• When iControl is connected to a large Kaleido system, using the Kaleido-X SNMP plug-in to
retrieve alarms may cause system performance issues as well as an Out of Memory error.
Workaround: When attempting to retrieve multiviewer alarms, you should use the
remote multiviewer GSM logging functionality on the Kaleido-X.
Multiple Application Servers and Kaleido-K2
• When iControl and Kaleido-K2 run on the same subnet, the Kaleido-K2 lookup servers
must be disabled. The Kaleido-K2 will use the iControl Application Server lookups. Refer to
the iControl User Guide and the Kaleido-K2 User Guide for further details.
Multiple Router Manager Services
• If multiple Router Manager services must run on multiple Application Servers within the
same subnet, make sure all Router Manager service names are different. To change a
Router Manager service name, open the associated control panel from iControl Navigator.
Miranda Imaging Frames (Symphonie or Quartet)
• A maximum of four frames should be connected per RS-422 communication port.
• When critical on-air equipment is controlled (e.g. incoming feeds), proc amp adjustments
use a maximum of two frames per RS-422 communication port.
• When using Symphonie frames that are fully loaded with XVP-801/811 and/or DAP-781,
use a maximum of one frame per RS-422 communication port.
• Do not mix Symphonie and Quartet 1 frames on the same RS-422 daisy chain. It is possible
to mix Symphonie and Quartet 2 frames on the same RS-422 daisy chain. The Quartet 2 will
introduce a delay.
• The maximum number of Imaging cards that can be controlled by an Application Server
is 200, provided sufficient physical memory is available (1 GB RAM or more depending on
other services). If more cards are to be controlled, they must be distributed on multiple
Application Servers.
• Connecting Symphonie frames live to the Imaging communicator will require the
communicator to be restarted. Failing to do so will cause cards associated to the frames to
appear incorrectly.
Miranda Densité Frames
• The maximum number of Densité cards (with no streaming capabilities) that can be
controlled by a single Application Server is approximately 400, provided sufficient physical
memory is available (1 GB RAM or more depending on other services).
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iControl
Release Notes
• Up to three Densité Managers per Application Server can be configured to support up to
150 streams each. One thumbnail, one ALM, one waveform/vector scope and the CC count
as four separate streams. When using probes with streaming capabilities, no more than
150 cards should be allocated to one Application Server.
• As of iControl version 3.30, overall and GSM contribution alarms are disabled by default for
all Densité services. Make sure all alarms and levels are configured as required.
• For best results, a maximum of 10 probes or Densité-series interface cards with video
thumbnail streams (DEC-1002, FRS-1101, XVP-3901, HCO-1822, HLP-1801) should be
housed within the same Densité frame. More than 10 probes or interface cards can be
housed if not all streaming functionality is used concurrently (in particular if CC streaming
is enabled). If CC streaming is required on all probes, then no more than 10 cards can be
supported per frame. For more than 10 probes, the streaming rate will be reduced in
proportion to the number of additional probes. This limitation only applies to the Densité
CPU-ETH controller. The newer CPU-ETH2 controller can support 20 probes.
• Ensure that each frame is only registered to a single Densité Manager. Having the same
frame report to multiple Densité Managers may result in repeated loss of connection and
system instability. The Densité Controller only supports one client connection at a time.
This limitation only applies to the Densité CPU-ETH controller. The newer CPU-ETH2
controller supports multiple connections.
• A Densité card upgrade may fail when another application - in addition to the Miranda
Interface Updater (MIU) - is already connected to that Densité card’s CPU-ETH 2 controller.
For added convenience, as of iControl version 3.40, the MIU displays a message listing all
applications or services already connected to the same Densité frame. Such connections
can come from the iControl Densité Manager, but also from other Application Servers,
computers running iControl Solo, or from iControl Router Manager (if the Densité frame
contains cards with router capabilities, such as the HRS-1801, HCO-18x1, DCO-17x1,
MSB-1121).
Note: The message lists the IP addresses associated with connections made to the
Densité controller. From the IP addresses your system administrator will be able to
identify the associated application or service.
See also
For more information, see the iControl documentation for details on how to close or
temporarily deactivate those connections.
Tips to Improve Performance
• The streaming video decoder library used in iControl Navigator and iC Web is optimized
for the Intel CPU Core, Core2 and iCore architectures. For optimal video decoding
performance, use a client PC equipped with an Intel CPU.
• Certain combinations of OS, graphics card and Java version could have an adverse impact
on some Web sites’ graphics performance. Using the Windows compatibility mode set to
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Installation and Network Requirements
Tips to Improve Performance
Windows 2000 for the Java application when running Windows XP, or XP when running
Windows 7 removed the problem (For more information about running Java in
Windows2000 Compatibility mode, see the Quick Start Guide).
• Do not start services on the iControl Application Server that are not required. By default,
the Densité Manager, the RMI Daemon with lookup service and the GSM service are
configured to start at boot time. All other services are stopped.
• Large systems require a proper system configuration and load balancing. Typically one
Densité Manager is assigned no more than 150 streams. A thumbnail, ALM, scope or CC are
all separate streams. If one card provides a thumbnail and one ALM, then one Densité
Manager can handle 75 cards. Up to three Densité Managers can be configured for load
balancing.
• The lookup service should preferably not be running on heavily loaded Application
Servers.
• When there are more than two Application Servers within the same subnet, keep a
maximum of two lookup services running.
• When a Kaleido-K2 is on the same subnet as an Application Server, the lookup server on
the Kaleido-K2 must be stopped, and the one on the Application Server must be used
instead. Refer to the Kaleido-K2 documentation for instructions on how to stop a KaleidoK2 lookup service.
• If a network device does not exist (e.g. router, DNS, WINS) in the network environment, it is
vital to remove its settings from the client PC’s network configuration, and from the
Application Server. Failure to do so will introduce unnecessary network time-out delays.
• The presence of a DNS in the network environment is preferable to speed up reverse host
name lookup, used by part of the iControl infrastructure. If this is not possible, then specify
the host name of the Application Server in the PC client Windows host file
(C:\Windows\system32\etc\drivers\hosts). The Application Server can also play the
role of a DNS server or forwarder.
• Ensure that the port settings on switches are set correctly for optimal performance. The
Application Server’s Ethernet ports eth0 and eth1 are configured to auto-negotiate.
Negotiation with the switch must be 100 Mbits full duplex, or 1000 Mbits full duplex, for
optimal performance.
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Release Notes
iControl version 4.40 is a major release with several new features, enhancements, and bug
fixes. The Release Notes document lists new features, bug fixes, known issues and limitations
as well as peripheral cards and devices supported in the current release.
Summary
New Features and Enhancements in iControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Bugs Fixed in iControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Known Issues and Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cards and Devices Supported in this Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
What’s Changed?
The following is a list of features, enhancements, bugs, and known issues — listed by their
reference numbers — that are new or changed in this release, as well as newly supported
peripheral hardware and new peripheral hardware firmware versions:
New and changed in iControl version 4.40 (listed by reference #)
New and enhanced
Fixed bugs
Known issues
ICONTROL-15850 , on page 12
ICONTROL-12852 , on page 37 ICONTROL-12724 , on page 42 see "FIO-901«",
on page 61
ICONTROL-12646/16154 , on
page 13
ICONTROL-16019 , on page 37 ICONTROL-12901 , on page 42 see "XVP-3901«",
on page 63
ICONTROL-16057/16154 , on
page 13
ICONTROL-12902 , on page 42
ICONTROL-12821 , on page 14
ICONTROL-16023 , on page 42
ICONTROL-12844 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15922 , on page 43
ICONTROL-12858 , on page 14
ICONTROL-13742 , on page 48
ICONTROL-12874 , on page 14
ICONTROL-16159 , on page 50
ICONTROL-12908 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15959 , on page 50
ICONTROL-12909 , on page 14
ICONTROL-16025 , on page 50
ICONTROL-15822 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15831 , on page 52
ICONTROL-15843 , on page 14
ICONTROL-12784 , on page 52
ICONTROL-15885 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15929 , on page 56
ICONTROL-15902 , on page 14
Supported hardware
Release Notes
New Features and Enhancements in iControl
New and changed in iControl version 4.40 (listed by reference #) (Continued)
New and enhanced
Fixed bugs
Known issues
Supported hardware
ICONTROL-15903 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15904 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15905 , on page 14
ICONTROL-15846 , on page 14
New Features and Enhancements in iControl
New and Enhanced in Version 4.40
Context-Sensitive Event Log Viewer of iC Web
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-15850] In version 4.40 of iControl, opening the context-sensitive (devicespecific) Event Log Viewer in both iControl Navigator and iC Web now opens the full Log
Viewer window rather than the more limited version of it used in the past. By taking
advantage of the search filter features of the standard Log Viewer window, you can use any
parameter of any listed log entry as either a solitary search criterion or else to be added to
the existing search criteria of the current filter simply by right-clicking any cell of any log
listing.
Figure 2-1 Using the Search with this value only feature in the context-sensitive Log Viewer
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Figure 2-2 Using the Add to search criterion feature in the context-sensitive Log Viewer
Note: If the context of a context-sensitive Event Log Viewer is a virtual alarm, the
URI field — under Alarm properties in the Search filters area — is automatically
populated with the URI of that virtual alarm.
See also
For more information, see the “Device-Specific Event Log Viewer” section in the “Logs”
chapter of the iControl version 4.40 User Guide (M226-9900-279).
Densité Services
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-12646/16154] FIO-901: iControl version 4.40 introduces the FIO-901
controller card for a LUMO fiber converter frame.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-16057/16154] XVP-3901: Together with firmware version 3.2.0 of this Densité
card, iControl version 4.40 enhances its XVP-3901 offering by supporting loudness
logging.
Supported Devices
See also
For more information about:
• Requesting licenses and activating support (in the case of iControl options) for any
below-mentioned devices, see the “License Management” chapter of the iControl
version 4.40 User Guide (M226-9900-279).
• Any of the below-mentioned devices, see the iControl Supported Device Reference Guide
(M226-9900-108).
 iControl supports the following devices:
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New and Enhanced in Version 4.30
•
[Ref. #ICONTROL-12821] Cisco D9036 Modular Encoding Platform device
•
[Ref. #ICONTROL-12844] Ross Video Production Technology OpenGear frame and
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
[Ref. #ICONTROL-12858] EVS XT/XS-series video production servers
modules
[Ref. #ICONTROL-12874] Rohde & Schwarz Exciter when operating in ATSC mode
[Ref. #ICONTROL-12908] Rohde & Schwarz AEM100 emission multiplexer
[Ref. #ICONTROL-12909] Miranda Vertigo XG advanced HD/SD graphics processor
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15822] Ineoquest IVMS intelligent video management system
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15843] Motorola DSR 4550 integrated receiver/decoder
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15885] T-VIPS TVG-series gateways/CP-series processors
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15902] Arris EGT dual-pass encoder family of devices
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15903] Arris EGT HEMI multi-channel encoder
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15904] RGB MMC modular media converter
[Ref. #ICONTROL-15905] RGB BNP broadcast network processor family of video
processing devices
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-15846] iControl version 4.40 enhances its support of the Motorola
DSR 4460 integrated receiver/decoder with the addition of the Video Lock and Video PID
alarms.
New and Enhanced in Version 4.30
Automated System Snapshot
• [Ref. #36696] iControl introduces the automated system snapshot feature in version 4.30. In
the event that you find yourself troubleshooting an issue, Miranda Technical Support may
likely ask for a system snapshot of your Application Server to better understand your
particular situation and more rapidly deploy a solution.
See also
For more information about the iControl System Snapshot feature, see the “Creating a
System Snapshot” section of the “Common Tasks” chapter of the iControl User Guide
(M226-9900-278).
Event Log Viewer
• [Ref. #33425] In iControl version 4.30, in the Event Log Viewer, you can now choose to display
only those logged events with alarm states that have changed by selecting the check box,
Show state transition only. This option is enabled by default.
iC Router Control
• [Ref. #33736] iC Router Control introduces a JavaScript API enhancement that allows you to
switch back to the last (previous) source of a destination.
See also
For more information, see your next level of support.
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• [Ref. #23857] iC Router Control now supports importing NVISION configuration data into
Router Manager Configurator.
See also
For more information, see the “Importing an NVISION Physical Router Configuration”
section in the iControl Router Manager Quick Start Guide (M446-2800-100).
iControl Integration with ScheduALL
• iControl version 4.30 introduces the ScheduALL connector GSM plug-in, in support of an
integration with the ScheduALL® Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) system
software. The plug-in acts as a liaison handling all communications between iControl and
ScheduALL. Using the plug-in, iControl can now access ScheduALL’s database of tasks
(known as bookings) and resources (devices), and users can schedule device actions in
iControl according to that schedule. All ScheduALL alarm providers can be found in the
GSM Alarm Browser at the following location:
iControl alarms | Health monitoring | ScheduALL
The following graphics show the ScheduALL plug-in as seen in the GSM Alarm Browser
(see Figure 2-3, on page 15, see Figure 2-4, on page 16, and see Figure 2-5, on page 16) as
well as the ScheduALL Plug-in Configuration window (see Figure 2-6, on page 17 and
see Figure 2-7, on page 17), and tables listing bookings data and device data (see Figure 28, on page 17 and see Figure 2-9, on page 18).
Figure 2-3 Creating a ScheduALL® alarm provider plug-in in the GSM Alarm Browser
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iControl Integration with ScheduALL
Figure 2-4 Editing the ScheduALL connector plug-in (Main tab)
Figure 2-5 Editing the ScheduALL connector plug-in from the Admin | Alarms tab
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Figure 2-6 Main tab of ScheduALL Plug-in Configuration window
Figure 2-7 Data tab of ScheduALL Plug-in Configuration window
Figure 2-8 ScheduALL Circuit (Bookings) Data table
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Logging and Analyzing Loudness Data
Figure 2-9 ScheduALL Device Data table
Logging and Analyzing Loudness Data
• Certain devices like the Kaleido-Solo are capable of monitoring the loudness of audio
streams. The data generated from monitoring may be streamed to an Application Server
whereiControl’s Loudness Logger can record and archive this stream of loudness data to a
dedicated, external drive.
After (or even during) the logging of loudness data, iControl’s Loudness Analyzer can plot a
log file’s loudness, making visible the data in units of LUFS (EBU) or LKFS (A85) over the
time period covered by the file. Loudness Analyzer allows you to zoom into the data plot as
well, effectively taking a subset of the time frame analyzed while increasing data
granularity in the chart.
See also
For more information, see:
• the “Loudness Logging and Analyzing” section of the “Logs” chapter of the iControl
User Guide (M226-9900-278).
• the “Loudness Logger” section of the “Logs” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
• the “Loudness Analyzer” section of the “Logs” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
• the “Working with Loudness Logger and Loudness Analyzer” section of the “Logs”
chapter of the iControl User Guide.
Revamped License Management Toolset/Workflow
• [Ref. #26149] iControl version 4.30 greatly enhances the workflow for requesting and
managing your optional feature licenses for single Application Servers as well as for a
network of Application Servers. With the introduction of the License Management page in
iControl, you can now pick and choose the features you would like with greater ease, and
then monitor the status of their respective licenses.
See also
For more information about the License Management feature, see the “License
Management” chapter of the iControl User Guide (M226-9900-278).
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Support for SNMP version 3
• [Ref. #34226] iControl version 4.30 introduces support for SNMP version 3. SNMPv3 has as a
primary purpose the task of providing a secure environment for managing devices,
systems, and networks. Version 3 specifically protects against the following:
•
Modification of information: Countering the in-transit altering of SNMP messages by
unauthorized SNMP entities.
•
Masquerade: Blocking attempts to perform management operations by an
unauthorized party assuming the identity of an authorized party.
Message stream modification: Preventing the malicious reordering, delay, or replay of
messages for the purposes of effecting unauthorized management operations.
Disclosure: Protecting against eavesdropping on exchanges between SNMP engines.
•
•
In order to effect these security enhancements, when an Application Server is configured
in the role of SNMP agent, user profiles must be configured reflecting the three security
levels native to SNMPv3:
•
No Authentication and No Privacy (noAuthNoPriv)
•
Authentication but no Privacy (authNoPriv)
•
Authentication and Privacy (authPriv)
These security levels, when pegged to specific user profiles with user IDs and passwords,
serve as a security filter for SNMP exchanges. User profiles are defined on the SNMP agents.
See also
For more information about:
• SNMPv3 for an Application Server configured in the role of SNMP manager, see the
“Adding Alarm Providers” section in the “Alarms in iControl” chapter of the iControl
User Guide (M226-9900-278).
• SNMPv3 for an Application Server configured in the role of SNMP agent, see the
“Preparing an Application Server (as SNMP Agent) to use SNMPv3” section in the
“iControl and SNMP” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
Supported Devices
• iControl now supports the Motorola DSR-6100 Integrated Receiver/Transcoder device.
See also
For more information, see the iControl Supported Device Reference Guide (M226-0900-104).
• Mixed Signals Medius device driver: iControl version 4.30 updates the Medius SNMP
plugin.
• Mixed Signals Sentry device driver: iControl version 4.30 introduces support for the
Mixed Signals Sentry device.
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Re-designed Interface for Viewing and Editing Lookup Tables
Re-designed Interface for Viewing and Editing Lookup Tables
• [Ref. #31901] As in the past, iControl’s method of making network services and devices
aware of one another’s presence is through the use of lookup tables. You can view and edit
lookup tables directly in iControl’s Lookup locations page.
In version 4.30, iControl’s Lookup locations page has a changed look and significantly
different behavior, making planning and configuration easier and more intuitive.
See also
For more information about:
• the new user interface on the iControl Lookup locations page, see the "Lookup
Services” section of the “Getting Started” chapter of the iControl User Guide
(M226-9900-278).
• examples of inputting service and alarm discovery lookup locations, see
the "Examples: Service and Alarm Discovery Scenarios” section of the “Getting
Started” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
• examples of inputting alarm publication lookup locations, see the “Examples: Alarm
Publication Lookup Scenarios” section of the “Getting Started” chapter of the
iControl User Guide.
New in Version 4.14
Densité Services
• [Ref. #35393/34484] DSP-710 (expansion module): In iControl version 4.14, the control
panels of several Densité cards have changed to accommodate the introduction of the
DSP-710 Dolby Module (on Densité cards) as the next DSP-based expansion module. The
DSP-710 module replaces the functionality of existing Dolby modules. The following
Densité cards can support this new module:
•
AMX-3981
•
•
•
•
•
ADX-3981
EAP-3901
EAP-3101
DAP-1781
XVP-3901
Supported Devices
See also
For more information about any of the below-mentioned newly supported devices, see the
iControl Supported Device Reference Guide (M226-0900-107).
• [Ref. #35401] iControl supports the APC Smart UPS 2200 VA network power protection
device.
• [Ref. #35398] iControl supports the Harris NetPlus M400 Integrated Receiver/Decoder.
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• [Ref. #34315/34920] iControl supports the Axon frames RRS08 (version 34) and RRS18
(version 34) as well as the following Axon modular interfacing and conversion cards.
•
2HX10 (version 21)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CDV29 (version 03)
DLA41 (version 06)
DLA42 (version 05)
DLA43 (version 06)
GDR26 (version 07)
HDR07 (version 04)
HEP10 (version 100)
HPD13 (version 100)
HRB99 (version 080)
HXT10 (versions 300, 330, 390)
PBS03 (version 06)
SDN09 (version 07)
SDN08 (version 07
• [Ref. #35544] iControl supports the Motorola DSR 4460 Commercial Satellite Receiver.
• [Ref. #35113] iControl supports the Harris IconStation Advanced Channel Branding System.
• [Ref. #35476] iControl supports the Barco OL-series of LED video walls.
• [Ref. #35543] iControl supports the Ericsson RX8200-Series Advanced Modular Receiver.
New in Version 4.13
Alarms
• [Ref. #30953] iControl introduces the GSM Remote Connector plug-in. This plug-in connects
iControl’s GSM to any device that support the Connector protocol in a languageindependent way (using XML), and in a way in which a third party can initiate a connection
and subsequent requests.
See also
For more information, see the “Remote Connector Alarm Providers” section in the “Alarms”
chapter of the iControl Version 4.13 User Guide.
Cycling
• [Ref. #30163] In iControl version 4.13, you can now choose to Stop alarm monitoring by the
cycling engine rather than Pause alarm monitoring. The Stop option allows you to change
the channel manually on a cycling set-top box or even shut it down completely without
causing a mismatch later between a probe’s alarms and the cycling engine’s alarms.
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Densité Services
Densité Services
REF-1801/SGP-1801
• [Ref. #34721] The REF-1801 and SGP-1801 Densité modules now report timecode data to
iControl’s GSM.
Support for Remote Desktop in iC Web
• [Ref. #21515] iControl Web introduces support for a Remote Desktop session in a zone as an
alternative to embedding a VNC client session in a zone. Using Stoneware’s® WebRDP
client as an RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Java applet, this alternative offers enhanced
performance and stability in addition to utilizing a tested industry standard (ITU T.120),
widely deployed in many customer domains.
Note: This is a non-standard option available upon request and installed by a
Miranda Support technician. For contact information, see page 69.
See also
For more information about Stoneware’s webRDP software, see their user manual at the
following link:
http://www.webrdp.com/site/products/webRDP/webRDPGuide.pdf
SNMP
• [Ref. #33940] iControl introduces support for PC basic health monitoring via SNMP.
• [Ref. #30270] iControl introduces a newly reworked SNMP agent plugin, meant to enhance
and replace the older SNMP agent plugin. You can now create multiple instances of the
new plugin simultaneously. Additionally, you can configure the GSM to act as an SNMP
agent for individual alarms as well as for all alarms.
Note: The SNMP Agent plug-in is an orderable option that does not come standard
with iControl version 4.13. For details on ordering and installing the SNMP Agent
plug-in, contact Miranda Technical Support (see "Contact Us", on page 69).
See also
For more information about configuring the new SNMP agent plug-in, see the “Configuring
the GSM as an SNMP Agent” section in the iControl and SNMP” chapter of the iControl
Version 4.13 User Guide.
• [Ref. #33596] iControl now supports the Envivio 4Caster C4 multi-screen video encoder.
Supported Devices
• [Ref. #33939] iControl now supports the Statmon AXESS application.
• [Ref. #33938] iControl now supports the AKCess Pro AKCP Sensor Probe 8 device.
• [Ref. #33937] iControl now supports the Evertz MSC5600 ACO2 device.
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• [Ref. #33936] iControl now supports the Evertz MSC5600 device.
• [Ref. #33695] iControl now supports the Motorola CAP-1000 CherryPicker Application
Platform. The CAP-1000 device is a multiplexer and encoder used to multiplex several
SD/HD services encoded in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats.
See also
For more information, see the “Motorola” section of the iControl Supported Devices Reference
Guide.
New in Version 4.12
SNMP Drivers
• [Ref. #32596] iControl now supports the Motorola DSR-6100 Integrated Receiver/Transcoder
device.
See also
For more information, see the iControl Supported Device Reference Guide (M226-0900-104).
• [Ref. #32921] Mixed Signals Medius device driver: iControl version 4.12 updates the
Medius SNMP plugin.
• [Ref. #32922] Mixed Signals Sentry device driver: iControl version 4.12 introduces support
for the Mixed Signals Sentry device.
New in Version 4.11
Access Control - Support for Adding, Deleting, and Modifying Roles
• [Ref. #31310] iControl now allows users to add and delete privilege roles in the Privilege
Management feature. Before assigning a role to a user or resources to a role, it may be
necessary to modify permissions of an existing role or add a new role to the list of available
roles. Additionally, you may also delete a role if desired.
See also
For more information, see the “Access Control” chapter of the iControl Version 4.11 User
Guide.
Access Control - Card-Level Access Control for the RCP-200
• [Ref. #31310] iControl version 4.11 introduces access control for the RCP-200.
See also
For more information, see the RCP-200 Advanced Remote Control Panel Guide to Installation
and Operation (M876-9900-102)
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Application Server Health Monitoring
Application Server Health Monitoring
• [Ref. #32469 / 31806] iControl version 4.11 improves upon the health monitoring capability of
iControl with the addition of several Application Server, hardware-related alarms informed
by hardware sensors. The alarms provide sensor information in the categories of
temperature, current, voltage, fans, and chassis.
IMPORTANT: Sensor-derived alarms vary with different model servers
The sensor-derived individual alarms do vary from one model of Application
Server to another. The figures shown below are taken from the GSM Alarm
Browser of a Dell PowerEdge R310 Application Server.
IMPORTANT: Sensor-derived Health Monitoring | Application Server alarms are only
supported on the Dell PowerEdge R200, R210, and R310 Application Servers.
IMPORTANT: The Dell PowerEdge R200 Application Server does not support any Health Monitoring | Application Server alarms in the Current - Power category.
The following alarms are new to the Health Monitoring | Application Server alarm
folder in the GSM Alarm Browser for a Dell PowerEdge R310 Application Server:
Sensor-derived Health Monitoring | Application Server alarms for an R310
Alarm category
Alarm
Chassis
Chassis cooling fan fault [<true, false>]
Chassis drive fault [<true, false>]
Chassis intrusion [<active, inactive>]
Chassis main power fault [<true, false>]
Chassis power control fault [<true, false>]
Chassis power overload [<true, false>]
Current - Power
Power supply 1 current [Amperes]
Power supply 2 current
System level power [Watts]
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Sensor-derived Health Monitoring | Application Server alarms for an R310 (Continued)
Alarm category
Alarm
Fan
Fan 1A speed [RPM]
Fan 1B speed
Fan 2A speed
Fan 2B speed
Fan 3A speed
Fan 3B speed
Fan 4A speed
Fan 4B speed
Fan 5A speed
Fan 5B speed
Fan redundancy
Temperature
Ambient temperature [degrees Celsius]
CPU temperature [degrees Celsius; actual, range to critical threshold]
Memory module temperature [degrees Celsius; actual]
Planar temperature
Power supply 1 ambient temperature
Power supply 1 temperature
Power supply 2 ambient temperature
Power supply 2 temperature
Voltage
1.2V AUX FAIL
1.2V LOM FAIL
1.05V AUX PG
1.8V AUX PG
CPU1 MEM FAIL
CPU1 VTT FAIL
Power supply 1 voltage [volts]
Power supply 2 voltage
PS PG
VCORE
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iC Router Control
See also
For more information about alarms for the health monitoring of Application Servers, see the
“Alarms in iControl” chapter of the iControl Version 4.11 User Guide.
iC Router Control
• [Ref. #32092 / 28098] Evertz Quartz Type 1 ASCII Protocol: Support for viewing router error
conditions on iC Web clients.
iC Web
• [Ref. #31998] iControl Web now allows you to specify the dimensions of your desired Total
Fullscreen size (Ctrl + F11). For example, if your setup has four monitors but you would like
the Total Fullscreen size to include only two of the monitors, you can do so by editing the
page properties in iC Creator.
See also
For more information, see the “Customizing the Dimensions of the Total FullScreen Mode”
section in the “Creating iControl Web Sites and Pages” chapter of the iControl Version 4.11
User Guide.
Redundancy / Failover
• [Ref. #22047] The Automatic Failover feature now includes alarming to indicate Application
Servers’ takeover states. The relevant alarms are in the Health Monitoring folder of the
GSM Alarm Browser.
SNMP Drivers
• [Ref. #25459] iControl now supports the Motorola SE-6000-series encoders.
Densité Services
• [Ref. #29942] HMP-1801: iControl now allows you to select a serial protocol (either Oxtel or
VDCP) on the control panel of firmware version 5.1.0 or later of the HMP-1801 Densité card.
IMPORTANT: If your HMP-1801 card is not running firmware version 5.1.0 or later, the
Protocol tab will not be available.
See also
For more information, see the HMP-1801 High Definition Media Player Guide to Installation
and Operation (M864-9900-108).
• [Ref. #32344] HDA-193N-D-3SRP-F: iControl introduces the new REAR module
HDA-193N-D-3SRP-F in support of the HDA-1931 and HDA-1911 Densité cards.
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New in Version 4.10
Densité Services
• [Ref. #31399] HDA-1851: Support for the new HDA-1851 Densité card. The HDA-1851 card is
an HD/SD/ASI distribution amplifier with up to nine outputs and automatic equalization
for up to 140 meters. It also offers signal presence detection and remote reporting. The
card’s multiformat features make it ideal for applications where HD and SD signals may coexist. iControl version 4.10 introduces firmware version 1.0.0 of the HDA-1851 Densité
card.
• [Ref. #31399] HDA-1861: Support for the new HDA-1861 Densité card. The HDA-1861 card is
a reclocked HD/SD/ASI distribution amplifier with up to nine outputs and automatic
equalization for up to 140 meters. Reclocking of the video signals provides an additional
level of signal integrity in long cable length applications. The HDA-1861 DA supports both
HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M) and SDI (SMPTE-259M-C) and also offers signal presence detection
and remote reporting. iControl version 4.10 introduces firmware version 1.0.0 of the
HDA-1861 Densité card.
• [Ref. #29511] HLP-1801: Support for firmware version 2.0.0. In addition to the LOCAL lipsync
probing mode, this firmware version allows you to use the remote fingerprint analyzer
offered with iControl version 4.10. The HLP-1801 Densité card, using firmware
version 2.0.0, can send the audio and video fingerprint for lipsync analysis at the iControl
level.
iC Web
• [Ref. #29980/31332] iControl Web now allows you to prioritize channels in a cycling engine
scheduler. You may manually change channel priority and polling time through scripting.
This allows you to publish an alarm for each virtual device, indicating the last time it was
tuned.
• [Ref. #2683] iControl Web now supports JavaScript version 1.7.
• [Ref. #10735] iControl now allows you to customize the A/V synch delay parameter for the
player in iC Web.
Miranda Media Player
• [Ref. #25259] The Miranda Media Player now supports the MPEG transport stream over UDP
(using RTP as an Application Layer protocol).
SNMP Drivers
• [Ref. #31432] iControl now supports the Motorola NE2000 Network Encryptor, used for
MediaCipher encryption of MPEG-2 MPTS or SPTS.
See also
For more information, see the iControl Supported Device Reference Guide (M226-0900-102).
• [Ref. #29191] iControl now supports the Hygain DCU1 Pathfinder digital control unit and the
HAM-V antenna rotator system.
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New in Version 4.03
See also
For more information, see the iControl Supported Device Reference Guide (M226-0900-102).
New in Version 4.03
Densité Services
• [Ref. #31025] SDA-1402: Support for the new SDA-1402 Densité card. The SDA-1402 card
has the same functionality as the SDA-1401 card but adds compatibility with the rear
connector panels of the HDA-18xx and HDA-19xx cards. iControl version 4.03 introduces
firmware version 1.0.0 of the SDA-1402 card.
• [Ref. #29986] XVP-3901: Support for firmware version 3.0.0. This version supports the
following additional enhancements:
•
New AFD
•
•
•
•
•
•
ALC4 additional programs
625 Teletext
SPF Info Tab
new 704-pixel resolution
SD aspect ratio auto mode
Fingerprint Analysis support
SNMP Drivers
• [Ref. #29907] iControl now supports the Evertz 500-series frame, the Evertz 500FC VistaLINK®
Frame Controller card, and the Evertz 500DA card.
New in Version 4.02
Densité Services
• [Ref. #30201] XVP-1801: Support for firmware version 1.4.0. This version allows users to
select one of 720 or 704 horizontal output pixels when converting from HD to SD.
Note: Configuring MPEG encoding with 704 pixels in ATSC applications produces
an output image that is narrower with reduced anamorphism.
• [Ref. #29898] HCO-1822: Support for the new HCO-1822 Densité card. The HCO-1822 card
replaces the HCO-1821 card and adds support for iControl’s Fingerprint Analysis and the
Miranda ALC (Automatic Loudness Control) features. The HCO-1822 card’s Fingerprint
Analysis support includes two inputs and one output for probing
• [Ref. #29511] HLP-1801: Support for firmware version 2.0.0. This version adds support on
the HLP-1801 Densité card for iControl’s Fingerprint Analysis feature. The HLP-1801 card
provides two inputs for probing.
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iC Creator
• [Ref. #30007] You can now clear an iC Web zone by setting the view property in the Zone
object to null or undefined.
See also
For more information, see iC Creator’s Script Help on the Help menu.
SNMP MIB Files
• [Ref. #30245] The list of Miranda MIB files accessible through the SNMP MIB Browser and
SNMP Driver Creator has been updated to include MIB files for the following product
categories:
•
Imagestore
•
•
NVISION
Omnibus
New in Version 4.01
iC Router Control
• [Ref. #22431] In addition to the possible chop interval values of 0.5 sec, 1.0 sec, 1.5 sec,
2.0 sec, 2.5 sec, and 3.0 sec, iC Router Control now supports 10 sec and 30 sec intervals in
the Single Bus View.
New in Version 4.00
Densité Services
• [Ref. #29277] SCO-1421: Support for firmware version 3.0.0. This version adds support on
the SCO-1421 Densité card for ETS 290 probing and TS bit rate pie chart representation.
• [Ref. #29279] IRD-3101/3111: Support for firmware version 3.2.4. This firmware version
supports the new IRD-3101 and IRD-3111 Densité cards, which are SD-only versions of the
IRD-3802 and IRD-3811 cards, respectively.
• [Ref. #29071/29072] 3DX-3901: Support for firmware version 1.2.0. This version includes
HANC/VANC metadata pass-through (e.g. Closed Captioning, Timecode, AFD) and support
for 3Gbps Level B Dual stream for 1080i, 1080p23.98, 1080p23.98SF, 1080p25, 1080p29.97
and 720p stream formats.
Lip-Sync Detection
• This feature leverages iControl’s distributed networking topology to detect and measure
lip-sync errors across broad signal distribution networks. Using Densité modular
processing and probing cards and iControl’s on-board lip-sync detection, comparison, and
analysis algorithms, you can monitor conditions where the synchronization between
audio and video has been severed.
The Lip-Sync Detection feature supports the following Densité cards as both Probed and
Referenced input sources:
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SNMP Driver Creator
•
ADX-3981
•
•
AMX-3981
EAP-3901
See also
For more information, see:
• the “Lip-Sync Detection and Monitoring” section in the “Working with iControl as an
Operator” chapter of the iControl User’s Guide.
• the “Configuring Lip-Sync Detection through iControl - Administrator Tasks” section
in the “Working with iControl as an Operator” chapter of the iControl User’s Guide.
• the “Comparing, Monitoring, and Analyzing Lip-Sync Detection Data - Operator
Tasks” section in the “Working with iControl as an Operator” chapter of the iControl
User’s Guide.
• the AMX-3981 3Gbps/HD/SD 8 AES Audio & Metadata Embedder Guide to Installation
and Operation (M922-9900-101).
• the ADX-3981 3Gbps/HD/SD 8 AES Audio & Metadata De-embedder Guide to Installation
and Operation.
• the EAP-3901 3Gbps/HD/SD Embedded Audio Processor Guide to Installation and
Operation (M932-9800-200).
SNMP Driver Creator
• iControl Navigator’s SNMP Driver Creator allows you to create, modify, delete, publish, and
initiate SNMP drivers. Once you have entered the required information into SNMP Driver
Creator’s Design view, you can switch to the Script Editor view to work directly with the
generated script.
See also
For more information, see the “Using SNMP Driver Creator” section in the “iControl and
SNMP” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
iControl Reports
• iC Reports is a database reporter that allows you to connect to an Application Server’s
PostgreSQL database and generate graphical reports of channel performance statistics. By
using the Event Log Viewer’s new multiple-selection mechanism, you can define the
parameters and scope of your report templates. In addition, iC Reports includes several
default report templates you may want to use as is, or as a starting point to create your
own user-defined versions.
See also
For more information, see:
• the “iControl Reports” section in the “Event & Incident Logs” chapter of the iControl
User Guide.
• the “Creating, Viewing, and Deleting Channel Performance Reports” section in the
“Event & Incident Logs” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
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See also (Continued)
For more information, see:
• the “Filtering a Log Search Using Multiple Criteria” section in the “Event & Incident
Log” chapter of the iControl User Guide.
Event Log Viewer
• When configuring search (filtering) parameters in iC Navigator’s or iC Web’s Event Log
Viewer, you can now use the OR Boolean operator to include multiple criteria against the
same field. That is, you can generate results that satisfy any subset (and not necessarily all)
of the criteria used against a given parameter.
Notes
• Filtering in this way is applicable only to the Device properties, Alarm
properties, and Alarm state areas of the Event Log Viewer.
• The iControl Reports feature’s workflow makes use of this search mechanism
to filter out non-channel alarms.
See also
For more information about:
• filtering a log with multiple criteria, see the “Filtering a Log Search Using Multiple
Criteria” section in the “Event & Incident Logs” chapter of the iControl User’s Guide.
• filtering a log with multiple textual criteria, see “Filtering a Log Search Using a Log’s
Textual Elements as Criteria” section in the “Event & Incident Logs” chapter of the
iControl User’s Guide.
iC Web, iC Navigator – New Statistics Panel in Miranda Media Player
• In iC Web applications and in iC Navigator, the Miranda Media Player is now able to display
statistics for both video and audio streams in a new Miranda Stream Statistics panel. You
can display the Statistics panel by right-clicking on either the video thumbnail (for video
stream statistics), or the audio level meter (for the audio stream statistics). The network
connection between server and client is established with the RTSP protocol while
streaming is performed using the RTP protocol. Network statistics are based on the data
received via the RTP stream:
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Right-click the ALM
to view the shortcut
menu.
Figure 2-10 Audio stream shortcut menu to open the Statistics panel in iC Web
Right-click the video
thumbnail to view the
shortcut menu.
Figure 2-11 Video stream shortcut menu to open the Statistics panel in IRD control panel in iC Navigator
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Figure 2-12 Statistics panel opened in iC Navigator
Element
Unit
Description
RTP Source
ASCII string
Stream source
Bit rate
kbps
An instant snapshot of the incoming bit rate in kilobits per second.
Bit rate average
kbps
An average value of the current stream bit rate calculated over the last 10
seconds.
Frame rate
fps
Frame rate of the current video stream (not applicable for audio).
Skipped packets
# of packets
Packets that were not received or skipped by the stream decoder. Network
lost and invalid packets will automatically trig an equal amount of skipped
packets. However skipped packets by the stream decoder can also occur
without any network error. This could be caused by a client system
slowdown in processing the incoming stream.
Processing time
micro-seconds
Time required to decode one frame of data on the client application for the
source you are currently watching (either video or audio).
Processing rate
fps
--- Stream ---
Frame rate achieved when decoding the stream of data.
This must be greater than the real frame rate. This value is calculated from
the processing time (in seconds):
fps = 1 frame / processing time in second.
The processing rate defines how quickly your client application can decode
the incoming stream. Normally , a fast computer will produce a very high fps,
whereas a slow one will produce a lower fps.
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(Continued)
Element
Unit
Description
Lost
number of
packets
The difference between the number of packets expected as determined by
the RTP sequence number and the count of packets actually received and
validated.
Invalid
# of packets
The total number of RTP data packets that have failed to be within an
acceptable sequence number range for an established connection.
Duplicate
# of packets
The total number of RTP data packets that match the sequence number of
another already in the input queue.
Out of order
# of packets
The total number of data packets that came in out of order as per the RTP
sequence number.
Processed
# of packets
The total number of data packets that came in out of order as per the RTP
sequence number.
--- Network ---
iC Creator, RCP-200 – New Kaleido-X Widget
• iControl Version 4.00 adds a new Kaleido-X widget to the widget library in iC Creator. This
widget is used to control a Kaleido-X monitor wall from an iControl page and includes the
following features:
•
Ability to control the Kaleido-X wall with a mouse and keyboard
•
•
•
Loading of layouts with image preview
Control of audio monitoring functions
Firing of background actions with programmable buttons
Note: In addition to the aforementioned features, the Kaleido-X widget
implementation on the RCP-200 (version 1.3.0 or later) can change channel
assignments via the router control panel.
See also
For more information about:
• the Kaleido-X widget in iC Creator, see the iControl Widget Library User Guide
(M446-3404-100)
• the Kaleido-X widget in the RCP-200, see the RCP-200 User Manual (M876-9900-101)
iC Creator – Scalable Composite Widgets
• iControl Version 4.00 supports scaling composite widgets in iC Creator to any user-defined
size. By first enabling the option in the widget page properties, you can resize a widget by
dragging the scaling handle (bottom-right corner of the widget). The widget page
properties window allows you to prohibit resizing or specify the mode in which widgets
are resized, as follows:
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•
Scaled: The aspect ratio of the widget remains constant.
•
•
Fixed width, variable height.
Fixed height, variable width.
After you allow a widget to be freely resizable by enabling the option in the widget page
properties panel, you can provide a page resize event handler script that responds to the
space allocated for this widget. Typically this might involve dynamically positioning and
resizing its child components at runtime. In advanced scenarios, components can also be
shown or hidden, or a group of alarm status icons can be replaced by an overall alarm
status icon.
Note: When widget resizing is enabled, a bounding box appears with a single resize
handle in the lower right-hand corner of the widget. The widget graphic does not
dynamically resize as you drag the resize handle. You can only see the resized widget
at run time.
See also
For more information about:
• authoring in iC Creator with widgets, see the iControl Widget Library User Guide
(M446-3404-100)
• creating iC web sites, see “Creating iControl Web Sites and Pages” chapter of the
iControl User’s Guide.
iControl – New Look for iControl’s Web Interface
• iControl Version 4.00’s Web interface has a new look with an easy-to-read color palette and
a better arrangement of icons for quick navigation. The following images are sample pages
from the iControl Web interface:
Figure 2-13 iControl Startup page
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Figure 2-14 iControl Miranda page
Figure 2-15 iControl Miranda Setup page
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Figure 2-16 iControl Redundancy Configuration Form
Miranda Media Player
• [Ref. #25258] IRD streams from Application Servers are now standard H.264.
Support for Windows 7
• [Ref. #24866] iControl version 4.00 fully supports the Windows 7 platform.
Bugs Fixed in iControl
Fixed in Version 4.40
Fingerprint Analysis
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-12852] The formatting of fingerprint analysis alarm URIs is inconsistent
across the different card types.
iControl Creator
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-16019] When you create a Web page in iControl Creator with a player
originating from a device that does not support RALM (e.g. an IRD card, an EdgeVision
device), the checkbox for RALM in the audio pane remains selected and your system may
stop functioning after an indeterminate amount of time.
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Fixed in Version 4.30
Fixed in Version 4.30
Incident Logs
• [Ref. #20904] In iControl Navigator’s Incident Template window, when an alarm status
changes, the selection data contained within the table may be lost.
With the introduction of a new Show live statuses check box on the Incident Templates
and the Incident Template Configuration windows, you can choose to disable live
updating of sub-alarm statuses, thus allowing you to process the selections of the table at
your leisure. To disable live updating, clear this check box.
Densité Services
• [Ref. #19004] When you open a service’s control panel by using the Show Info control panel command (right-click a device in the Navigator view, and then click Show info
control panel on the shortcut menu) it sometimes happens that the Info tab does not
receive the focus.
Platform and Support
• [Ref. #26218] If you are running iControl version 4.14 or earlier on a Dell PowerEdge-series
Application Server, Imaging Connection Manager services may not stop and start as
directed from the Miranda Monitoring page of iControl.
This is rectified in iControl version 4.30.
iC Router Control
• [Ref. #32450] When your Application Server reboots, you may lose connectivity to your
Nevion VikinX Compact router.
Fixed in Version 4.14
Access Control
• [Ref. #35242] If an Application Server is configured to use the eth1 port instead of eth0,
security features may be disabled.
Densité Services
• [Ref. #35693] When an XVP-3901 control panel is repeatedly opened and closed, iControl
may freeze.
ImageStore
• [Ref. #16966] Clicking the Emergency button in the iControl service panel for the
Imagestore IS300 has no effect.
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Fixed in Version 4.12
Densité Services
• [Ref. #31082] 3DX-3901: In the 3DX-3901 Control Panel, the Critical Health Failure alarm is
not visible in the Alarm Configuration panel.
• [Ref. #33089] FIO-1901: In the FIO-1901 Control Panel, when attempting to copy a FIO-1901
card’s alarm profile to other cards, the other cards are not visible in the Copy to other
cards menu.
Fixed in Version 4.11
Densité Services
• [Ref. #31472] HMP-1801: When selecting a Preload, a different clip than the one you chose
may cue and play.
• [Ref. #23734] Audio-streaming may intermittently cut off due to audio loss packets. This may
result in an audible tick or pop.
General Status Manager
• [Ref. #30603] Some GSM scripts do not load because functions within them are too long.
• [Ref. #25866] When you select Offline as an operational mode for a disabled alarm in the
GSM Alarm Browser and then deselect Offline, the prefix iOMZ@ appears before the alarm
text.
iC Router Control
• [Ref. #29634] Miranda’s implementation of the PESA USP router protocol does not support
multiple physical levels.
Redundancy / Failover
• [Ref. #31460] After an Application Server failover, the Current IP attribute on the new Main
Application Server is not updated. Instead, the new Main’s Current IP remains Unknown.
IMPORTANT: The software resolution to this bug necessitates that in order for redundancy
to be fully functional, ONE of the following conditions must be true:
• ALL the Application Servers within the Redundancy Group have iControl
version 4.10 or later installed.
• ALL the Application Servers within the Redundancy Group have versions of
software earlier (and not including) iControl version 4.10 installed.
One implication of this is that when upgrading an Application Server to
version 4.10 or higher, you must similarly upgrade ALL Application Servers
within the Redundancy Group in order for redundancy to be functional.
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Security Infrastructure
Security Infrastructure
• [Ref. #32065] The GSM service may fail to start after restoring iControl version 4.10 to an
Application Server that has been recently ghosted.
Fixed in Version 4.10
General Status Manager
• [Ref. #15887/30843] On systems with multiple GSMs and deep hierarchies of virtual alarms,
acknowledging virtual alarms may cause latency or unresponsiveness of one or more
GSMs.
Miranda Media Player
• [Ref. #29552] Loading a Web page with many players having audio level meters and video,
and then right-clicking a player to display the context menu may raise CPU usage to 100%.
SNMP Driver Creator / MIB Browser
• [Ref. #29409] When building drivers for MIBs, the MIB dependencies are not always
propagated to the Application Server when uploading the MIBs at publish time.
Fixed in Version 4.03
Streaming Infrastructure
• [Ref. #28756] Streaming on IRD-series cards may stop functioning properly.
Fixed in Version 4.02
iC Creator
• [Ref. #30034] Attempts to set distributed discovery service attributes from a GSM script
produce an error.
Fixed in Version 4.01
iC Web
• [Ref. #29039] When resuming cycling after pausing, the cycler restarts at the first channel in
the list.
Fixed in Version 4.00
Alarm Configuration
• [Ref. #18061] Changes to LED settings may freeze the Alarm Panel.
Densité Services
• [Ref. #29306] SDA-1401: The SDA-1401 control panel and the related alarm indicators in the
GSM alarm browser may report unexpected alarm states.
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• [Ref. #28868] IRD-3811: When the IRD-3811 control panel is opened and closed frequently,
the system CPU and memory usage may increase beyond expected levels.
iC Router Control
• [Ref. #27111] iControl does not support the NVISION Ethernet protocol – Enterprise router
(Logical) router.
Note: To benefit from this protocol’s full feature set in the context of iC Router
Control, your NV9000 system controller must have version 6.0.0 or later.
Miranda Media Player
• [Ref. #28668] On an iC Web page that has several players, when you switch from NTSC to PAL
format, one or more players may no longer function properly.
Known Issues and Limitations
The following is a list of known issues and limitations associated with iControl version 3.0 and
later. The star () symbol indicates a new issue in iControl version 4.40.
Access Control
• [Ref. #16903]When configuring Access Control, the use of special characters
(e.g. #@+;"\,<>/) in the User ID and Phone number boxes causes errors.
• [Ref. #12422] In certain circumstances, having invalid Lookup Services (LUS) registered on an
Application Server may prevent users from logging in to some iControl applications.
Specifically, if 10 or more invalid LUS addresses are specified (refer to Specifying JINI Lookup
Locations in the iControl User’s Guide), with security enabled, the message “Cannot communicate with LDAP server. This application will be closed.” may appear.
Workaround: Temporarily remove the unreachable servers’ IP addresses from the set of
lookup locations.
Data Management
• [Ref. #21507] Attempting to export a spreadsheet from the Data Management tool to an
iControl Application Server while a spreadsheet with the same name is already open on
the server will result in the Data Management tool displaying an error message, followed
with other messages stating that the export was completed with success.
Workaround: Ignore the false success reports and export the spreadsheet again, after
making sure that the corresponding spreadsheet is not open on the server.
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Densité Services
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-12724] HCO-3901: When the refresh rate of an HCO-3901 card is set to
10 seconds, after you power up the card, thumbnails do not display on the thumbnail
panel.
Workaround:
Toggle the refresh rate to FAST and then back to 10 seconds.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-12901] Lumo Controller Service: When attempting to rename the Lumo
controller service in iControl Navigator, the controller may disappear from iC Navigator’s
view.
Workaround:
Restart iControl Navigator.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-12902] Axino, Kaleido Solo-900/910: When attempting to rename either an
Axino service or Kaleido Solo-900/910 service in iControl Navigator, these services may
disappear from iC Navigator’s view.
Workaround:
Restart iControl Navigator.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-16023] XVP-3901: If the XVP-3901 card is logging loudness data and you
enable then disable loudness monitoring, the loudness logging activity may be
interrupted, that is, the log file will close while a new one is created. The overall effect is a
loss of logged loudness data.
• [Ref. #29836] IRD-3811: If your video output is SD and your reference is HD, the audio may
not process correctly when either of the following conditions are true:
•
You have analog audio synchronized on an SDI output.
•
Your audio is de-embedded by a de-embedder with the same reference as the IRD
card
• [Ref. #29503] If your Densité cards have firmware enabling support for fingerprint
configuration, the control panels for these cards within iControl will show fingerprint
controls, even if the version of iControl you are using does not support it. In this case, even
if there are incoming lipsync and reference signals, iControl is unable to detect, compare,
nor analyze them.
• [Ref. #25584] HMP-1801: Profiles are not implemented yet on this control panel.
• [Ref. # 23578] In iControl Navigator, after you disable audio in the player and then re-enable
it, or when you change the size parameter, the card no longer produces sound.
Workaround:
Close then reopen the card’s control panel.
• [Ref. #23034/24793] Streaming from Densité cards may stop if more than one iControl
Application Server (or a pre-version 3.41 iControl Solo client) are connected to the same
Densité frame.
Note: There is a new property, icontrol.densite.stealrawpipe, which, when added to
the property file /usr/local/iControl/bin/conf/java_densite.properties as
icontrol.densite.stealrawpipe = true, forces the allocation of raw data to the
most recent iControl Application Server connecting to the frame. The default
behavior is to not steal the raw pipe.
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• [Ref. #17030] RALM (Remote Audio Level Meter) streams on Densité cards are sometimes lost
if the Application Server’s host name is modified.
• [Ref. #5327/5324] It could happen that a Densité frame assigned to m[ore than one Densité
Manager remains assigned to both Densité Managers even after the Densité frame is
removed from one of the Densité Managers. To correct this problem, from iControl
Webmin, stop and then restart the Densité Manager service.
Device Profile Manager
• [Ref. #21245] In the Device Profile Manager’s Import tab, if you choose to import card profiles
from a file, the Physical view remains empty.
Workaround: Use the Logical view or the Flat view to select the source devices whose
profile you wish to import.
Event/Incident Log
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-15922] If you have a network of Application Servers arranged as a
Redundancy Group in which the configured Main server runs on CentOS while the
Backup(s) run on RedHat 9, takeovers may not properly or completely transfer licensing
schemes over to a Backup.
Workaround: Contact Miranda Technical Support to manage the manual transfer of
licenses from Main to Backup in networks using more than one operating system
(see "Contact Us", on page 69).
• [Ref. #28658] In both the Event Log Viewer and Incident Log Viewer, after you select Autoupdate mode, subsequent changes to search criteria are not always propagated to autoupdated log results.
• After upgrading from iControl Version 3.2x (or earlier) to version 3.30 or later, it will not be
possible to view the existing log database content by using the Log Viewer. If you wish to
be able to access these past records, use the Log Viewer’s export feature to export the data
to a CSV file before upgrading your system.
• [Ref. #28189] In the Incident Log Viewer, if you populate the Duration of at least field in the
History area with an existing result’s duration (using the Add to search criteria option in
the results table’s shortcut menu), the subsequent search may convert the duration
criterion into seconds and yield no result.
Workaround: Take note of the duration from the result table row you would like to add to
the search criteria, manually input this value into the Duration of at least field, select the
desired unit of time in the drop-down list, and then click Search.
• [Ref. #22187] When the Event Log Viewer should display the full 10,000 events at a time, it
may display only several hundred.
Workaround: Close the Event Log Viewer, point iControl Navigator to a specific location,
then re-open the Event Log Viewer for the single GSM.
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• [Ref. #24578] When the GSM is restarted while the Event Log Viewer or Incident Log Viewer is
open in Auto-Update mode, a stackOverFlowError message may appear in the Java
Console window.
Workaround: If using iControl Navigator, re-open the Event Log Viewer (or Incident Log
Viewer). If using iControl Web, refresh the Web page.
• [Ref. #21735] When the Create an incident for each alarm automatically option is not
enabled, and the Resolved filter is set to No, the Incident Log Viewer may still show
resolved incidents.
Workaround:
incidents.
Assuming the Clear filter is also set to No, manually clear the unwanted
• [Ref. #21720] Some router drivers (e.g. Emulator, SW-P-02, ETL, HRS-1801, VikinX Modular,
NV9000, Pesa, Pesa USP, RC2000) publish crosspoint status updates to the Event Log even
when there is no change on the matrix.
• [Ref. #21255] When you perform a filtered search while the Log Viewer’s auto-update mode
is active, rows that do not match the specified criteria may eventually appear among the
filtered search results.
Workaround: Disable the auto-update mode, or click the Search button to remove
unwanted results from the view.
• [Ref. #21197] When you perform a filtered search based on a duration, rows that do not
match the specified duration may appear among the search results.
• [Ref. #18445] After a GSM restart, it could happen that the Event and Incident Log
Configuration window does not open when you click Log properties on the Incident
Viewer’s File menu.
Workaround:
Close and reopen the Incident Viewer.
• [Ref. #17340] If the system clock on the client PC with iC Navigator is behind compared to
the Application Server’s, incidents shorter than the difference between the two clocks will
appear with a duration of zero in the Incident Viewer. Likewise, an incident duration may
briefly stall at zero before starting to increment, depending on the time difference
between client and server.
• [Ref. #17032] Log entries are timestamped using the client PC’s internal clock rather than the
Application Server’s. This can cause some correlation issues when viewing log entries,
including acknowledgements being ignored on some client PCs.
Fingerprint Analysis
• [Ref. #29630] In iControl installations, the following parameters and limitations currently
apply:
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•
If you have a Dell PowerEdge R200 Application Server, iControl supports a maximum of
40 audio fingerprint comparisons
•
If you have a Dell PowerEdge R210 Application Server, iControl supports a maximum of
60 audio fingerprint comparisons
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•
•
•
•
If you have a Dell PowerEdge R310 Application Server, iControl supports a maximum of
120 audio fingerprint comparisons.
A group is composed of a reference source and 1 or more probe sources. For the
purposes of counting comparisons, the reference source is not counted.
Application Servers used for comparison should be dedicated (i.e. they should not run
other resource-intensive services).
For older Application Server platforms (e.g.: PowerEdge 860, PowerEdge 850, etc), the
number of supported comparisons decreases.
General Status Manager
• [Ref. #26605] When you rename a virtual alarm after configuring one or more of its plugins
(for example e-mail or scripted actions), the plugin information may not survive.
• [Ref. #26143] If you try to add the same alarm more than once as a sub-alarm to a virtual
alarm, only one of them is retained. This behavior persists when creating a virtual alarm via
the graphical user interface, scripts or by virtual alarm template.
• [Ref. #25112] If you downgrade an Application Server from one version of iControl to an
older version during a scheduled event (that is, after the event has begun and before it
ends), the event may continue beyond its scheduled duration.
• iControl version 3.30 offers a more robust GSM configuration database. However, if the
database became corrupted in version 3.2x or earlier, upgrading to version 3.30 or later
could result in the loss of some configuration data. Make sure to perform a backup of your
iControl system configuration (by using Webmin’s iControl Maintenance Form) before
upgrading.
• [Ref. #22348] The following SNMP alarms from a Kaleido-X system are not yet supported in
the GSM:
•
WST-Teletext
•
•
•
•
DTVCC
AFD/WSS Loss
Dolby E Loss
Dolby AC-3 Loss
• [Ref. #9012] The RMON driver is not backward compatible between versions 3.00 (and later)
and 2.7. In version 2.7, an alarm URI might look similar to this:
alarm://snmp:RMON/10.4.0.2/ifOperStatus101
In version 3.00 (and later), this URI would take the form:
snmp://RMON:10.4.0.2/ifOperStatus101
iC Web sites using these alarms may need to be updated accordingly.
• [Ref. #5721/2411] When exporting log files to CSV and opening them in Excel, the timestamp
column data is displayed incorrectly. For example, “2006-02-01 16:20:35.938” would be
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displayed as “20:35.9”. The problem is that Excel is attempting to guess the data type and
fails.
Workaround: Specify a format explicitly by selecting the column, then Format > Cells (or
Ctrl+1), and specify a custom format like “yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.000” (to obtain the same
result as described above).
• [Ref. #2712] The GSM plug-ins for SNMP devices do not prevent duplicate instances for the
same device. Be careful not to create multiple instances of the same device and IP address,
since this could result in conflicting statuses. In the case of a duplicate plug-in, remove the
plug-in and then open the Alarm Browser again to see if a duplicate plug-in appears. You
can find and delete duplicate instances from the Alarm Browser’s Admin tab.
iC Core
• [Ref. #29858] The Kaleido-K2 is unable to fetch router labels from Application Servers
running iControl version 4.00 and later.
iC Creator
• [Ref. #32081] When using scripting to modify the logical path of a card service, the Logical
path attribute data may not be successfully re-imported.
Workaround:
Manually change the Logical path attribute to include the prefix
Logical view!@#$, followed by the logical path (replacing any slashes with !@#$), followed
by !@#$. For example, if the logical path is test/data, then you should change the string to
Logical view!@#$test!@#$data!@#$.
• [Ref. #28297] In iC Creator, a dynamic player assignment with a video label may not succeed
if the player has no default video label.
Workaround:
Specify a default label (even a space character will work).
• [Ref. #2616] In Windows, it is not possible to create new folders directly in the My
Documents directory, directly from the Open and Save windows.
Workaround:
iC Creator.
Create the folders using Windows Explorer and then open them in
• [Ref. # 24292] In iC Creator, if you create a page where the page name contains the word
“Widgets” (exact case, plural), the page will not load properly.
Workaround:
Rename the page.
• [Ref. #18864] Local changes done to composite widgets nested inside other composite
widgets cannot be saved successfully.
• [Ref. #16000] It is not possible to save grouped components (e.g. video player + alarm panel)
to a library.
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iC Navigator
• [Ref. # 22767] Intermittently, the overall status of one or more cards below a selected row in
the list is not updated. Clicking on a card to select it updates its status. This behavior occurs
in both Logical and Physical views and on all types of cards.
Note: This behavior does not occur in the GSM Alarm Browser.
• [Ref. #20134] The GSM Scripting Manual (accessible via the GSM Alarm browser, for instance,
by clicking the JavaScript help button at the bottom of the Scripted alarms window) is
sometimes displayed without any formatting or any content. (This is a Java Web Start
problem.)
Workaround: Clear the Java plug-in cache.
To clear the cache:
1. Close all iControl applications.
2. Open the Java Control Panel (on the Start menu, point to Control Panels, and then
click Java).
3. In the General tab, click Settings.
4. In Temporary Files Settings, click Delete Files.
5. In Delete Temporary Files select all the check boxes, and then click OK.
6. Optionally, clear your Web browser’s cache.
7. Restart the iControl applications.
• [Ref. # DA 2009-00152/22480] If more than one person is working in iC Navigator’s Logical
view on the same Application Server and one is editing device names when another
causes the list to re-sort, the first person will be editing a different device’s name. If you do
not notice it happening, you may change the wrong device’s name.
Note: This problem does not happen in Physical view.
• [Ref. #14090] Changing the Application Server’s internal clock may have an impact on some
scripted tasks (e.g. polling an alarm status). If you must change the internal clock, you
should restart iControl.
Note: This does not apply to changes in time displayed on web pages, such as
those that occur when switching between Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time.
• [Ref. #12605] Up to 50 Composite Service Panels (created in Virtual Service Manager) are
supported per Application Server.
• [Ref. #4231/11234] Empty folders in iC Navigator are automatically removed. A folder must
contain at least one card to remain in iC Navigator.
• It could take up to one minute for iC Navigator to know that services are no longer
available.
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iC Web
iC Web
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-13742] On client systems running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Vista,
you may not be able to load a Web browser in an iC Web zone.
Workaround: Do one of the following two options:
• Disable the User Access Control (UAC) in Windows.
•
OR,
Enable the Windows2000 Compatibility mode on the Java executable file.
• Some icons appearing in sites created by earlier versions of iC Creator will not be properly
sized or scaled when used with iControl version 3.00 (and later). To properly size and scale
all icons, simply use iC Creator to open and re-save each page.
• iC Web sites that were created with iC Creator versions 2.0 or 2.2 can only be used with
version 3.00 (and later) if each individual page is opened and re-saved with iC Creator.
• [Ref. #20976 / 21079] Certain combinations of OS, graphics card and Java version could have
an adverse impact on some Web sites’ graphics performance. For example, we found that
with a Dell laptop using the ATI Mobile X600 Radeon card, a Web site’s performance
dropped significantly using Java 1.6 but was back to normal using Java 1.5. Using the
Windows compatibility mode set to Windows 2000 for the Java application when
running XP, or XP when running Vista also helped.
• [Ref. #4871] It is not possible to replace the current home page with a new home page that
differs only in character case (say, http://host/mysite/aPage.mpf and
http://host/mysite/apage.mpf). Workarounds include clearing the home page
before setting the new one, or setting an intermediate home page before setting the new
one.
• [Ref. #2588] It is not possible to embed multiple iC Navigator instances in an iC Web page.
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Imagestore
• [Ref. #35435] On the control panel for an ImageStore device, when you click one of the
Video GPI or Audio GPI buttons on the Control tab, the system activates a different virtual
GPI than was indicated.
Workaround: Map the Video GPI and Audio GPI buttons of the ImageStore control panel
to the corresponding activated GPI using the following matrix:
GPI buttons on
Mapped Virtual
control panel
GPI
--- Video --1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
--- Audio --1
10
2
11
3
12
4
13
• [Ref. #17022]The Bypass button in the iControl service panel for an Imagestore only allows
you to enable a bypass, not to remove it.
Imaging Series
• Using a Quartet 1 frame to house AAP-711, ADL-701, AAP-712 and AAP-702 cards could
cause iControl to mismatch slot numbers. If a card in the reference configuration is
removed, another type of card inserted and removed in the slot, and then the first card is
put back, it can re-appear in slot 2. The same cards could also cause iControl to misbehave.
Sometimes, two of the cards can disappear from iC Navigator and return after a while.
These cards consume a lot of power and the Quartet frame could encounter some
problems from time to time; it is recommended to use a Symphonie frame with this set of
cards.
• It can take up to 45 seconds to discover a Quartet 1 frame. Discovery of the Quartet 2
frame is much faster.
• [Ref. #10199] It can happen that an Imaging communicator fails on startup when trying to
initialize its serial com port.
Workaround: Try restarting the Imaging Connection Manager for that port using
Webmin’s iControl services monitoring and configuration tool (refer to Starting & Stopping
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Loudness Logger/Analyzer
iControl Services and Working with Imaging Communicators, in the iControl User’s Guide), or
wait for the problem to correct itself (an auto-restart task ensures that any process that has
failed is restarted; the auto-restart task runs every 60 seconds).
Loudness Logger/Analyzer
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-16159] If either of the following two conditions are present in your system,
Loudness Logger may be unable to log data:
•
•
The aggregate time1 is greater than 10 hours wherein a Densité card that normally logs
loudness data is NOT logging this data (e.g. no audio signal in the card).
OR,
The loudness data stream coming from a Densité card is unstable (intermittent).
Workaround: Make sure the loudness data stream coming from the card is stable. If you
anticipate that this effort will take a prolonged amount of time, stop the logging service in
Loudness Logger within iControl.
If logging has already stopped because either of the aforementioned conditions were met,
logging will begin again the following day.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-15959] If you have an XVP-3901 card whose Loudness option is not enabled,
and you attempt to start logging from and then subsequently enable the card’s Loudness
option, the Loudness Logger status for that card remains <card> waiting for data.
Workaround: In Loudness Logger, once the option is enabled, right-click the service,
toggle the log to OFF, and then toggle the log back to ON.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-16025] If you have an active loudness data source and you attempt to
remove the Kaleido-Solo in the Densité Manager, you may receive an error message
indicating the device is unavailable.
Workaround:
1. Remove the Kaleido-Solo from the Densité Manager while the source is still active.
In Loudness Logger, the Kaleido-Solo should still be visible but will display as
unavailable.
2. In the Loudness Logger list, right-click the Kaleido-Solo and stop the service.
Although an error message appears, the service will stop.
1. Within a 24-hour span
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• [Ref. #37262] If the Loudness Logger is active while you switch inputs to the Kaleido-Solo
(KS910), the Logger may not recover (restart logging) automatically. In such a case, on the
Loudness Logger configuration page, the corresponding KS910 would display NO DATA.
Workaround:
To recover logging capability:
1. Open the Densité Manager.
2. Select the problematic Kaleido Solo.
3. Put the Kaleido Solo in Standby mode.
4. Put the Kaleido Solo in Online mode.
• [Ref. #36220] Loudness Analyzer does not display TIMECODE metadata.
Miranda Interface Updater
• [Ref. #21974/25234] A Densité card upgrade may fail when another application—in addition
to the MIU—is already connected to the CPU-ETH 2 controller of this card’s frame.
As of iControl version 3.40, the MIU displays a message listing all applications or services
already connected to the same Densité frame. Such connections can come from the
iControl Densité Manager, but also from other Application Servers, from computers
running iControl Solo, or from iControl Router Manager (if the Densité frame contains
cards with router capabilities, such as the HRS-1801, HCO-18x1, DCO-17x1, MSB-1121).
Note: The message lists the IP addresses associated with connections made to the
Densité controller. From the IP addresses, your system administrator will be able to
identify the associated application or service.
See also
For more information about how to upgrade firmware on a Densité card, see the
“Upgrading Firmware on a Densité card” section in the “Configuring Devices & Services”
chapter of the iControl User Guide.
Miranda Media Player
• [Ref. #28668] On an iC Web page that has several players, when you switch from NTSC to PAL
format, one or more players may no longer function properly.
Workaround: Make sure you select the appropriate video format check box (525 or 625)
in the device’s control panel.
• [Ref. #26916] When launching iC Navigator on a system with a 64-bit Java Virtual Machine
installed, several streaming-related exception errors are listed in the logs.
Workaround:
Use a 32-bit JVM on the client machine instead of a 64-bit JVM.
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Platform and Support
Platform and Support
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-15831] Application Servers of the Dell R200 model use a Linux kernel that
does not support 4GB of RAM. This decreases the amount of usable memory in such
systems to 3.3GB.
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-12784] When upgrading iControl, the log window does not auto-scroll to the
most recent logged upgrade event. Consequently, after an upgrade is complete, the
instruction in the log window to reboot is not immediately visible.
Workaround:
complete.
Manually scroll to the bottom of the log window to check if the upgrade is
• In versions of iControl prior to 3.11, it was possible for multiple Application Server Health
Monitoring driver instances to have the same overall URI. When upgrading to iControl
Version 3.11 from previous versions, these URIs will change, so that you will need to
update any iControl Web pages that refer to them.
• If the Application Server swaps heavily, the iControl home page may not respond due to a
known problem with the third-party Web server (Tomcat) which may be indicating that
more memory is required. Check the Historic System Resources in Webmin to verify
available memory and whether memory swapping is occurring. Restart Tomcat on the
Application Server or simply reboot to remedy this problem. A memory upgrade may be
required if the problem persists.
• If a software upgrade of iControl fails during the first attempt, additional attempts to
upgrade the software can result in loss of data. Recovery may consist of removing the
folders /usr/local/iControl and /usr/local/iControl‐Old from the Application
Server and reinstalling the new build. Make sure a backup of the Application Server is
performed from Webmin before doing this so that the configuration can be restored after
a clean install.
• Ensure that the port settings on switches are set correctly for optimal performance. The
Application Server Ethernet ports eth0 and eth1 are both configured to auto-negotiate.
• When upgrading to 3.00 (and later) from a pre-3.00 release, the MySQL service is
uninstalled as it is being replaced by PostgreSQL. Contact Miranda Technical Support for
instructions if you need to keep your MySQL installation.
• To administer security for a given domain, it is important to launch the administration
application from an Application Server in that domain.
• You should not use the superuser account to perform day-to-day operations as it may not
work for all operations. The superuser account exists primarily to allow configuring access
control for all other accounts. For all other operations, use a real account with
administrator or operator privileges.
• iControl primarily supports English language characters. In some cases, the use of nonstandard characters may not be recognized when used in labeling devices, channels and
parameters in iC Navigator, iC Web and iControl Router.
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• [Ref. #30978] iControl’s Edit Service Location Web page may not function properly when
using Mozilla Firefox version 4.x.
Workaround:
Use Mozilla Firefox version 3.6.
• [Ref. #21437] When a system takeover is performed, the redundant unit will be missing the
Data Management Tool tables, if any, from the main system. The DMT tables are also
missing when a system is restored from backup.
Workaround: If you have exported data from DMT, you can restore the DMT tables by
importing the data into DMT once the system takeover or restore is complete.
• [Ref. #20914] Mixing application servers that have different iControl versions in the same
cluster is not supported. Although it is possible to configure an application server with
iControl Version 3.20 to replicate a server that has Version 3.30 (using the Profile
Replication Management Tool), any attempt to have the Version 3.20 system take over will
fail.
• [Ref. #18748] An unexpected power disruption, such as might occur during a power failure,
can damage the file system on an iControl Application Server. It is strongly recommended
that all Application Servers be connected to a standby power source, such as a UPS
(Uninterruptible Power Supply), as a preventive measure.
• [Ref. #9059] It is impossible to tell whether a TSL controller is actually connected to the
Application Server over RS-422, so the service may reflect a normal status even though the
device has been disconnected.
• [Ref. #3496] After the system is configured, changing the Application Server host name will
require that all devices be renamed in iC Navigator, and all assignments be re-done in
iC Web after the change. Changing IP addresses has a much smaller impact limited to reassigning streams in iC Web. Also, “Reference Configuration” must be removed after
changing the Application Server name. Otherwise, devices will still keep attributes based
on previous host name. Contact Miranda Technical Support if this is required. There is a
way to recover the user settings after a system rename.
Redundancy / Failover
• [Ref. #27148] If a failover occurs and a scheduled action is already in progress, the scheduled
action continues indefinitely regardless of the configured duration period.
Workaround: After a failover occurs, verify the configured time frames of scheduled
events to ensure the command to end an action was not scheduled to happen while the
Application Server was offline.
• [Ref. #27156] When performing a reverse takeover, the Webmin services of the Main
Application Server may fail to start.
Workaround:
Before configuring redundancy groups, disable the eth1 port.
• [Ref. #25510] After performing the following steps, the Main IP address may be unknown
according to the Redundancy page of the Backup Application Server, and the Reverse
button may not be present:
Steps:
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Redundancy / Failover
1. Perform a takeover of a Main Application Server running CentOS by the Backup
Application Server.
2. Reverse the takeover.
3. Perform a takeover of another Main running Red Hat Linux 9 by the Backup Application
Server.
Recommendation: It is strongly suggested to use the same operating system version on all
platforms within the same cluster (that is, Option 1 is to use the Dell PowerEdge R200 and
R210 together, Option 2 is to use the Dell PowerEdge 850 and 860 together).
Workaround:
1. Access the Application Server that has Red Hat Linux 9 by using PuTTY (available from
the Useful downloads link on iControl’s Startup page).
2. Create a temporary directory (for example, /root/tmp)
3. Copy these files from the CentOS host machine to the tmp directory of the Red Hat
Linux 9 host machine using SCP (also available from the Useful downloads link on
iControl’s Startup page):
/etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
/etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.pub
/root/.ssh/id_rsa
/root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
4. Remove the cluster.conf files from all hosts.
5. Remove these files from all hosts:
/root/.ssh/known_hosts
/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
6. On the Red Hat Linux 9 host, copy the files by typing the following commands:
cp ssh_host_rsa_key ssh_host_rsa_key.pub /etc/ssh
cp id_rsa id_rsa.pub /root/.ssh
7. Restart sshd by typing the following commands:
service sshd restart
8. Reconfigure the Redundancy Groups.
• [Ref. #26389] If the eth0 and eth1 Ethernet ports of your Main Application Server are
connected to the same switch (with no VLAN to separate them) and then this Application
Server fails over, the IP address of the new Main may begin switching back and forth
between its own IP address and the IP address configured as the Free IP on the
Redundancy Configuration Form.
Workaround: Pro-actively prevent this situation from happening by connecting your eth0
and eth1 ports to different (i.e. mutually exclusive) switches.
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• [Ref. #24597] If an Application Server (whose iControl services are initially online) is added to
an existing redundancy group in the role of Backup, the iControl services of this new
Backup Application Server continue to run after the server has been added to the group.
Workaround: Before adding an Application Server to a redundancy group as a Backup,
make sure you stop iControl services first.
• [Ref. #24199] Connection to a Backup Application Server may be lost if either of the
following is true:
•
•
The configured IP address, in the Redundancy Configuration Form’s Extra IP field, is
outside the group’s subnet.
OR,
There is no configured IP address in the Redundancy Configuration Form’s Extra IP
field, and the factory default IP address is outside the group’s subnet.
Workaround:
Disconnect and then reconnect the Backup from the network.
• [Ref. #23834] When a user connects a device to the network with the same IP address as one
of the Main Application Servers in Auto-failover mode, the Main could become
Yellow/Unknown and a failover could be triggered.
• [Ref. #23639] Backup Application Server keeps Main’s host name after a reverse takeover if
not taking Main’s IP address.
Workaround:
name.
Change host name on Backup Application Server back to Backup host
• [Ref. #23624] Cluster synchronization problem when replacing a Main Application Server
after a failover without taking the Main’s IP address.
Workaround: The documented procedure (Replacing an Application Server in a
Redundancy Group) in the iControl User's Guide outlines the appropriate steps you should
take depending on whether you have chosen to have the Backup take the Main's IP address
or not.
• [Ref. #23470] After a failover, the backup files listed on the iControl Backup page of the
Application Server that is now online are the backup files of the configured Backup and
not the configured Main. The backup files on the newly online Application Server should
be from the configured Main.
Workaround: Perform a Reverse Takeover. After a Reverse Takeover, the Main’s backup files
are available on the Main Application Server and the Backup Application Server’s backup
files are on the Backup Application Server.
• [Ref. #23402] After a takeover, the cluster goes into Manual mode and does not
automatically re-enable the Autofailover function after a reverse takeover is performed.
Workaround: Log on to the configured Backup Application Server’s Webmin, navigate to
the Redundancy Configuration Form, manually re-enable the Autofailover function for all
Main Application Servers, and then click Apply.
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Router Control
• [Ref. #23109] After downgrading from iControl version 3.50 to an earlier version, if you
attempt to upgrade back to iControl version 3.50, the upgrade may not work.
Workaround:
Contact Miranda Technical Support (see "Contact Us", on page 69).
• [Ref. #22986] When a Backup Application Server takes over a Main, permissions on the Web
Pages will no longer work if both of the following conditions are true:
•
the LDAP server is enabled on the Main
•
the Autofailover function is NOT configured to take over the Main IP address
Note: If the Backup is configured to reuse the Main’s IP address, this issue does not
occur.
Workaround: Reset the permissions on the Web Pages of the Backup Application Server.
You can change the permissions in iC Creator. Also, you must reconfigure the LDAP referrals
if they exist on the Webmin Security page (see Configuring LDAP on an Application Server in
the Access Control chapter of the iControl User’s Guide).
• [Ref. #22984] In situations where you are running a version of iControl earlier than 3.40 and
are upgrading to a later version, replication data will not survive the upgrade.
After an upgrade from a version prior to Version 3.40 to a later version, you must re-enter
replication data including the addition of Application Servers in the Redundancy Groups,
the desired replication frequencies, and the desired Extra IP.
Router Control
 [Ref. #ICONTROL-15929] If your router is an NV9000 running software version 5.2.4 or earlier,
your controller and overall router control may stop functioning.
Workaround:
1. Log into the Application Server via secure shell (SSH).
2. In a text editor, open the rtr_serv file, found at the following location:
/usr/local/iControl/bin/rtr_serv
3. Edit the line DEF_OPTIONS=”${DEF_OPTIONS} by adding the following to the end of this
line:
‐Dcom.miranda.icontrol.routers.common.device.thread.sleep.enabled=false ‐Dcom.miranda.icontrol.routers.nv9000.max_alias_set=0 ‐
Dcom.miranda.icontrol.routers.nv9000.max_number_categories=0"
Note: This is a single line of code.
4. Restart the router service.
• [Ref. #28342] When there are multiple routers on a network with the same router name,
Matrix and Single Bus views in iC Router Control may open with disabled Level buttons, a
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lack of status, and, in the case of the Matrix view, a 16 × 16 matrix size not matching the
actual device’s configuration.
Workaround:
Make sure you choose unique router names.
• [Ref. #24675] When configuring a logical router in Router Manager Configurator, the Auto
update labels check box on both the Source mapping and Destination mapping tabs
may not be visible. This happens if you leave the Router Manager Configurator window in
its default size, and there is no indication that part of the user interface is hidden beyond
view.
Workaround:
Resize the window until it is wide enough to show the check box.
• [Ref. #23585] When an NV9000 system controller is controlling a multi-viewer’s KX router
logical router and the multi-viewer is controlling the NV9000, the NV9000 may indicate
that the multi-viewer is offline.
Workaround: Change the timeout period on the NV9000 system controller. The
recommended timeout value is 2000 milliseconds.
• [Ref. #22107] If a third-party router controller sends a command (using the VikinX Modular
protocol) to Level 1 of a router connected to an iControl Application server, the command
is sent to Level 0 instead. This is due to the particular way in which the VikinX Modular
protocol is handled by the NDC component of iControl.
Workaround: On the third-party router controller, increment the target Level (or
Frame ID) by one. For example, to change a crosspoint on Level 1, send the instruction to
Level 2.
• [Ref. #21721] Physical labels from an SW-P-08 router are not visible in the associated Logical
redundancy router.
• [Ref. #20029] After a router configuration change is made in Router Manager Configurator,
current Matrix views will be reloaded, but may not reflect the actual level selection state.
Workaround:
Restart the Matrix application, or press the level buttons to refresh the view.
• [Ref. #18955] As of version 3.30, router configuration changes made in Router Manager
Configurator are not compatible with earlier versions of the software. Downgrading is
supported but any change to the router configuration made in version 3.30 or later will be
lost during the downgrade. After downgrading, any router configuration will have
reverted to what it was before the last upgrade.
• [Ref. #5762] Direct router panel access from iC Navigator does not work if there is an
underscore character (_) in the Application Server host name (e.g. qc_appserver). To access
the Router Manager Configurator, the actual router manager name must be specified in
the URL address.
• [Ref. #76/1495] If multiple Router Manager services must run on multiple Application Servers
within the same subnet, make sure all Router Manager service names are different. To
change a Router Manager service name, open the associated control panel from iControl
Navigator.
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SNMP Drivers
Note: This and other issues can be avoided by observing proper syntax when
creating host names. Please refer to Restrictions on valid host names at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostname.
SNMP Drivers
• [Ref. #31469] When iControl is connected to a large Kaleido system, using the
Kaleido-X SNMP plug-in to retrieve alarms may cause system performance issues as well as
an Out of Memory error.
Workaround: When attempting to retrieve multiviewer alarms, you should use the
remote multiviewer GSM logging functionality on the Kaleido-X.
SNMP Driver Creator
• [Ref. #29447] In a system involving traps but no polling, the Device communication alarm
status may persist in a Pending state.
Streaming Infrastructure
• [Ref. #24503] It is possible to lose a stream (audio or video, ALMS or thumbnail from any card
that can stream) if a frame is moved from one Densité Manager to another on the same
Application Server.
Workaround:
Restart the Darwin Streaming Server.
Third Party Devices
• [Ref. #26991] The values of the two text alarms related to the ETL 2745 LNB power supply
(Firmware Revision, Polling Interval) are not properly updated.
Workaround:
Change these text alarms’ GSM contribution from Disabled to Passthrough.
• [Ref. #25278] When connecting an Application Server to more than one ETL 2745 LNB power
supply, the first ETL 2745 device you connect to is accepted, but subsequent ETL devices
are refused. The error message is as follows:
The service on <IP address of the Application Server> is already running.
Workaround: Connect no more than one ETL 2745 power supply to any one Application
Server. For example, if you require three ETL 2745 devices, connect each of them to their
own, separate Application Server.
• [Ref. #21877] iControl supports the Tektronix MTM400 firmware version 3.0 and earlier. It is
NOT compatible with firmware version 3.1.
• [Ref. #13242] If one transport stream frequency is wrong, the MTM400 service panel shows
no data on any transport stream.
• [Ref. #12976] Support for the various input formats (QAM, QPSK, GigE) of the Tektronix
MTM400 is strongly tied to the Tektronix firmware version. For example, support for QPSK
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input in iControl version 3.10 and later requires firmware version 2.6 on the MTM400.
Please contact support@miranda.com for more information.
• [Ref. #18784] When upgrading from iControl version 3.20 (and later) to a newer version, the
existing WidgetLibrary is renamed WidgetLibraryOld, and a new, upgraded WidgetLibrary
is installed. Custom widgets that had been saved in the old WidgetLibrary become
unavailable in iC Creator.
Workaround: Import custom widgets from WidgetLibraryOld, and save them in a location
other than the new WidgetLibrary.
• [Ref. #17698] Upgrading from iControl version 2.XX to version 3.XX deletes all Webmin users
except root and miranda.
Cards and Devices Supported in this Release
Densité Series Cards
iControl version 4.40 is compatible with both Densité Ethernet Controllers (CPU-ETH and
CPU-ETH2). In the case of CPU-ETH, it is strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest
Densité Ethernet Controller version (3.00 or later). Use the Miranda Interface Updater in
conjunction with the latest CPU-ETH2 version (2.0.4) to upgrade the Densité Ethernet
Controller.
For each Densité Series card supported in this release, the following table provides the card
model and ID, the Miranda Assembly Number, and the iControl version number that first
supported this model.
The star () symbol indicates a new card, or new version of a card, that is supported in this
release.
Latest Densité card firmware versions supported by iControl
Card Model
Firmware Version
Introduced in iControl
3DX-3901
1.2.0
3.70
AAP-1741
1.0.1
3.20 or earlier
ACP-1721
3.2.1
3.20 or earlier
ADA-1001
3.20 or earlier
ADA-1021
3.20 or earlier
ADA-1023
2.0.0
3.20 or earlier
ADA-1031
4.0.0
3.20 or earlier
ADA-1033
4.0.0
3.20 or earlier
ADC-1101
1.1.0
3.20 or earlier
ADC-1721
2.0.4
3.20 or earlier
ADC-1722
2.0.4
3.22
ADX-1121
3.20 or earlier
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Latest Densité card firmware versions supported by iControl (Continued)
Card Model
Firmware Version
Introduced in iControl
ADX-1141
1.0.6
3.20 or earlier
ADX-1841
ADX-1842
3.20 or earlier
3.0.5
ADX-1851
60
3.20 or earlier
3.20 or earlier
ADX-1852
3.0.5
3.20 or earlier
ADX-1881
1.2.1
3.20 or earlier
ADX-3981
2.0.1
3.60
AMX-1121
1.0.6
3.20 or earlier
AMX-1141
1.0.6
3.20 or earlier
AMX-1841
2.0.7
3.20 or earlier
AMX-1842
2.0.9
3.20 or earlier
AMX-1881
2.1.8
3.20 or earlier
AMX-3981
2.0.1
3.60
DAC-1721
2.0.5
3.20 or earlier
DAP-1781
3.3.6
3.22
DCO-1741
1.0.0
3.30
DCO-1781
1.0.0
3.30
DCP-1721
2.1.2
3.20 or earlier
DDA-1111
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
DDA-1112
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
DDA-1113
1.0.0
3.70
DDA-1131
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
DDA-1132
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
DDA-1133
1.0.0
3.70
DEC-1001
2.0.6
3.20 or earlier
DEC-1002
2.0.1
3.20 or earlier
DEC-1003
1.0.0
3.20 or earlier
DEC-1021
2.0.1
3.20 or earlier
DEC-1023
1.0.0
3.20 or earlier
DSK-3901
3.1.1
3.41
EAP-1101
2.0.1
3.22
EAP-1103
1.1.1
3.22
iControl
Release Notes
Latest Densité card firmware versions supported by iControl (Continued)
Card Model
Firmware Version
Introduced in iControl
EAP-3101
2.0.1
3.70
EAP-3901
2.0.1
3.70
ENC-1101
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
ENC-1103
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
FIO-901
1.0.3
4.40
FIO-1811
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
FIO-1821
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
FIO-1831
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
FIO-1841
1.0.3
3.20 or earlier
FIO-1901-RR
1.0.2
3.70
FIO-1901-TT
1.0.2
3.70
FIO-1901-RT
1.0.2
3.70
FIO-1901-R
1.0.0
3.70
FIO-1901-T
1.0.2
3.70
FIO-1851
1.0.3
3.20 or earlier
FLO-1601
3.20 or earlier
FOL-1601
3.20 or earlier
FRS-1101
2.0.4
3.22
FRS-1103
1.2.0
3.22
FRS-1801
2.0.2
3.22
FXE-1501
1.0.1
3.60
GPI-1501
1.0.0
3.31
HCO-1821
1.4.0
3.20 or earlier
HCO-1822
1.0.0
4.0.2
HCO-1831
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
HCP-1801
2.0.8
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1801
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1802
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1811
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1812
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1822
1.0.3
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1832
1.0.3
3.20 or earlier
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Release Notes
Densité Series Cards
Latest Densité card firmware versions supported by iControl (Continued)
Card Model
Firmware Version
HDA-1841
3.20 or earlier
HDA-1911
1.0.6
3.22
HDA-1931
1.0.6
3.22
HDC-1801
1.1.2
3.20 or earlier
HDC-1861
1.1.2
3.20 or earlier
HLP-1801
1.0.2
3.50
HMP-1801
5.0.1
3.21
HRS-1801-IN
1.0.1
3.22
HRS-1801-OUT
1.1.6
3.22
IRD-3101
3.2.4
4.00
IRD-3111
3.2.4
4.00
IRD-3801
3.2.3
3.21
IRD-3802
3.2.3
3.20 or earlier
IRD-3811
3.2.3
3.22
KMV-3901
1.0.0
3.60
LGK-3901
3.1.1
3.41
MMX-1801
1.2.2
3.20 or earlier
MSB-1121
1.1.0
3.20 or earlier
REF-1701
2.0.4
3.20 or earlier
REF-1801
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
SCO-1421
3.0.0
3.70
SCP-1121
2.0.2
3.20 or earlier
SDA-1101
SDA-1102
3.20 or earlier
1.0.1
SDA-1111
SDA-1112
3.20 or earlier
3.20 or earlier
1.0.1
SDA-1141
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Introduced in iControl
3.20 or earlier
3.20 or earlier
SDA-1142
1.0.1
3.20 or earlier
SDA-1161
1.0.4
3.20 or earlier
SDA-1162
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
SDA-1401
1.0.0
3.31
SDA-1402
1.0.0
4.03
iControl
Release Notes
Latest Densité card firmware versions supported by iControl (Continued)
Card Model
Firmware Version
SDM-1151
Introduced in iControl
3.20 or earlier
SME-3101
1.0.2
3.50
SPG-1801
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
UAP-1781
3.1.0
3.20 or earlier
UAP-1781
3.1.0
3.20 or earlier
UAP-1783
1.0.2
3.20 or earlier
VCP-1021
3.0.1
3.20 or earlier
VDA-1001
3.20 or earlier
VDA-1002
1.1.1
3.20 or earlier
VEA-1001
3.20 or earlier
VEA-1002
3.21
VEA-1021
3.20 or earlier
VEA-1023
1.1.1
3.20 or earlier
WDA-1001
1.0.2
3.70
XVP-1801
1.4.0
3.20 or earlier
XVP-3901
3.2.0
3.21
Routers
The following table lists the router protocols supported by iControl Router Manager. The
individual drivers are available as options. Contact your sales representative for details.
Router protocols supported by iControl Router Manager
Company
Protocol
Typically used with
Datatek
D-2815 Control Module Protocol
Digipath
Digipath series communications protocol
Sahara
ETL
ETL Matrix
ETL Matrix
Evertz
Quartz Type 1 ASCII Protocol
EQX
Harris (Leitch)
Harris XY Passthrough Protocol
Platinum, Xplus, Integrator, Via-32, Panacea,
Xpress
Lantronix
(Lightwave) Matrix-Hub Protocol
Matrix-Hub 1000
Nevion (Network
Electronics)
Network Compact (serial)
VikinX Compact
Network Modular (Ethernet)
VikinX Modular
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Release Notes
SNMP Devices
Router protocols supported by iControl Router Manager (Continued)
Company
Protocol
Typically used with
Miranda
Densité
HRS-1801
Densité
HCO-1801
NVISION Ethernet protocol - Enterprise router
NV9000 system controllers
NVISION Ethernet protocol - Compact router
Compact router series
CPU Link Protocol No.1 (serial)
Cheetah, Tiger TDM3000, Jaguar, Cougar,
Ocelot, Bobcat, PERC2000 system controller
Miranda (NVISION)
PESA
USP (Unsolicited Status Protocol)
Quintech
XRM/SRM/MRF/MRM Series Protocol (serial)
Snell (Pro-Bel)
General Switcher Protocol (SW-P-02)
Sony
SRM 2150 Matrix Switching Systems
General Remote Protocol (SW-P-08)
Halo, Aurora and Sirius Controller (serial control)
GVG-NP Emulation
Sony routers (requires HKSPC card); GVG routers
(Ethernet)
Thomson/Grass Valley GVG 7000 Native Protocol (serial)
Concerto-series routers, Encore-series control
panels
Thomson/Grass Valley Jupiter VM-3000 ASCIII Protocol
(Philips)
Venus-series and Trinix-series routers
Utah Scientific
PL-160/PL-320
AVS-1B
RCP-1
SC-1, SC-2, SC-3 series
RCP-3
SC-4 (Ethernet only)
SNMP Devices
The following table lists the SNMP devices supported in iControl. SNMP drivers are available
for each device. Contact your Miranda sales representative for details.
Devices supported by iControl through SNMP
Manufacturer
Device
Alpermann + Velte
Rubidium Universal Video Data Processor
APC
AP7900 Switched 19-inch Rack-mountable Power Distribution Unit
Bridge Technologies
VB-Series
VBC VideoBRIDGE Controller
Cisco (Scientific Atlanta)
9660 (serial control)
D9228 Multiple Decryption Receiver (IC-SNMP-032)
D9828 Multiple Decryption Receiver
D9850 Program Receiver (IC-SNMP-024)
D9900 Digital Content Manager MPEG Processor
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iControl
Release Notes
Devices supported by iControl through SNMP (Continued)
Manufacturer
Device
CrystalVision
CrystalVision 2000 (IC-SNMP-021)
Davicom
Mac Plus (IC-SNMP-001)
Ensemble Designs
Avenue
Evertz
500FC
3000 MVP
7700 Series Modular Video and Audio Interfaces (IC-SNMP- 002)
Grass Valley (Thomson)
Jupiter VM-3000
SMS-7000
Granite Sentinel Remote MPEG-2 QoS Monitor
Triton
Harmonic
MaxLINK HOA 8030 (IC-SNMP-029)
NMX
IETF
HOST-RESOURCES MIB
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
MIB-II (RFC 1213)
RMON (RFC 2819)
ILC (Datapath)
MaxView
Ineoquest
Singulus G1-T
Lawo
Nova 73 HD
Manzanita
LAdI (Local Add Inserter)
Microsoft
Microsoft IPG (IC-SNMP-106)
Windows® SNMP Agent
Miranda
Kaleido-Alto/Quad/Quad-Dual
Kaleido-K2
Kaleido-X
NVISION N9000 system controllers
Modulus
ME1000 (refer to Motorola SE-4000)
ME6000 (refer to Motorola SE-5000)
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Release Notes
SNMP Devices
Devices supported by iControl through SNMP (Continued)
Manufacturer
Device
Motorola
DM-6400 CherryPicker (Terayon)
DSR-4410, DSR-4500X (IC-SNMP-022), DSR-4520X (IC-SNMP-017/IC-SNMP-041)
HDD-1100
Lifenet C6BD (IC-SNMP-025)
Lifenet C8M
MBT5000 (IC-SNMP-008)
OM-1000 (IC-SNMP-103/IC-SNMP-043)
SE-2000 (IC-SNMP-006)
SE-4000/4010
SE-1010/2000/2000IP
SE-5000/5010
SE-6000
SmartStream Encryptor/Modulator SEM (IC-SNMP-009)
SmartStream Transport Multiplexer TMX 2010 (IC-SNMP-007)
NVISION
See Miranda
Omneon
Omneon Server (IC-SNMP-026)
PBT
PBT ContactAgent 1
PESA Switching Systems
(QuStream Group)
SNM 35V3 (Cheetah, Tiger, Jaguar, Cougar, Ocelot, Bobcat, and TDM3000)
Pinnacle
DS130(IC-SNMP-003)
Pro-Bel
See Snell
Quartz (Evertz Microsystems
Ltd.)
Xenon
Quest Controls Inc.
TELSEC 2000A Controller (IC-SNMP-104)
Research Concepts
RC2000A
RGB Networks
SEP 48
Riedel
Artist
RMON
RMON (IC-SNMP-002)
Scopus Video Networks
CODICO CID 3100 (IC-SNMP-105)
IRD-2900 Series
SeaChange
SeaChange (IC-SNMP-011.1/IC-SNMP-012.2)
SeaChange Broadcast MediaLibrary
SeaChange MediaClient
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iControl
Release Notes
Devices supported by iControl through SNMP (Continued)
Manufacturer
Device
Sencore
MRD 3187A
SkyStream (Tandberg)
iPlex
Mediaplex-20
Snell (Pro-Bel)
see Routers (IC-SNMP-027)
Snell (Snell & Wilcox)
IQ and RollCall (IC-SNMP-028)
Tandberg
nCompass
RX1290
TT1260/1280 (IC-SNMP-005)
TT4130
Tektronix
MTM-400
WVR 611A
WVR7100
Terayon (Motorola)
CP 7585 Dual 8VSB to ASI Demodulator
CP 7600 Multichannel Integrated Decoder (MID) (IC-SNMP-102/IC-SNMP-036)
DM6400 (CherryPicker)
TSL (Television Systems Ltd.)
Mains Distribution Unit (MDU)
SC-11 Under Monitor Display System Controller
VideoFrame
VF0037 GPI VNODE (IC-GPI-001)
Non-SNMP Devices
The following table contains a list of non-SNMP devices for which iControl drivers are
available. Contact your Miranda sales representative for details.
Devices supported by iControl through means other than SNMP
Manufacturer
Device Name
Global Caché
GC-100
Met One Instruments
50.5 Wind Sensor (serial control)
Motorola
HDD-1100 (serial control)
Lifenet C6BD
Sencore
IRD 3384 (serial control)
Sony
9-pin VTR Control (serial control)
Tandberg
Alteia
Terayon
CP7585 (serial control)
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Release Notes
Non-SNMP Devices
Devices supported by iControl through means other than SNMP (Continued)
Manufacturer
Device Name
Thales/Thomson
Granite Sentinel
TSL
SC -11 (serial control)
Wegener
Unity 4422 Broadcast Receiver (serial control)
DTV720 Transport Stream Multiplexer
Unity 4600 Professional Media Receiver (serial control)
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