As you may be aware, we have updated the hardware base of our Studio Engine a couple of times.
The legacy format is what we call a "Type 1" firmware platform, originally using Intel/P4 or ASUS/Core Solo hardware, from introduction until approximately till the end of 2008.
At that time, we introduced the "Type 2" firmware platform, which uses Advantech/Core Duo hardware; this has been shipping around the beginning of 2009.
Beginning with Studio Engine software Version 2.5, it is necessary for "Type 1" units to be converted to the "Type 2" firmware platform so that software releases can be standardized. The good news is that no hardware changes are required - just a software replacement.
Specifically, the change from Type 1 to Type 2 is accomplished by rewriting the unit's onboard CompactFlash memory. This is not hard to do in the field, but the operation does erase all user configurations, so a backup of your config must be made and restored after the conversion is done.
Since an improved backup file format is in use on the "Type 2" platform, the old Type 1 configuration backup files cannot be used directly - but we have made a conversion tool to transfer your old settings to the new format.
The rest of this post will describe how to convert your backup configuration and install the Type 2 CF image on your Studio Engine.
First, start by downloading the converting tool at this link:
ftp://beta.zephyr.com/pub/Axia/Updates/ ... _Type2.zip
To convert your backup to Type 2, the procedure is as follows:
- 1. Unzip "convert_cfg.zip" - a directory called "convert_cfg" will be created.
- 2. Copy the Type 1configuration backup file that needs to be converted into the "convert_cfg" directory. Let's say it's named "Axia_Engine_Config-20_Jul_2010_11-33.zip"
- 3. Execute the converter script "convert_cfg.bat" with the Type 1 configuration backup file name as a parameter.
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Command line: convert_cfg.bat Axia_Engine_Config-20_Jul_2010_11-33.zip
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Depending on the hardware version you have, you will select one of the upgrades below:
- Intel / Pentium 4: download ftp://beta.zephyr.com/pub/Axia/Updates/ ... lP4.img.gz
ASUS / T1300, T2500: download ftp://beta.zephyr.com/pub/Axia/Updates/ ... N4L.img.gz
All future software upgrades to the Engine will be accomplished using the normal Web interface.