We are pleased to announce the Release of Version 11.1 for Carbonite series switchers.
Version 11.1 is a consolidated release that sees all of the Series (Carbonite, eXtreme and Black) now on the same version of software and manuals downloads. ¬†All models will be able to use this download to upgrade and access all the current manuals and documents.
Version 11.1 added some Bug fixes and 1 major feature for Carbonite and eXtreme series chassis.
NEW “Standard” Mode
-Standard mode is being replaced with a new FSFC Mode that will also include MiniMEs. ¬†This new switcher mode is a 1.5G mode (in 3G you lose FSFC on Carbonite and eXtreme just like before) that has 1 or 2 ME (depends on what was purchased), 6 FSFC, 4 DVE and now adds 4 MiniME. ¬†All of the features of the other MiniME Modes is present including Fly Key, Layer Mode and MultiScreen. ¬†The only thing it does not have is 8 DVE (obviously) and Edge Blending for Projectors.
-The old standard mode is now gone and after upgrading if you were on Standard Mode you will automatically be moved to this mode.
This new feature will add more capability to the already capable Standard and eXtreme processing engines. ¬†This is also a free upgrade and downloadable from the Ross Video Website:
Other Notes and “roll-ups”
This release supported the launch of the new full line of Carbonite Black Series Panels (CB1, CB1S, CB2, CB2s and C3S) with that the pervious generation panels will only be available while QTYs last or if some B-Stock units become available. ¬†The new Panels all connect like the CB3X via Ethernet. ¬†Further this release added full support for all Frame Types to use the Carbonite Black Panels.
All Frames — Carbonite Standard, Plus, MultiMedia, eXtreme and Black will work with any Carbonite or Carbonite Black panel.
New Custom Control Editor
Version 11.0.1 also release the new Dashboard UI facelift and layout changes. ¬†Along with that comes a new Custom Control Editor that is fully featured and allows all functions to be inserted/edited/modified directly from the DashBoard UI. ¬†For an Overview there is a video in the Carbonite U section on the Carbonite DashBoard Menu PC (any DashBoard running PC applies) which covers the changes that were made as well as an overview of the Editor. ¬†The video can be found here — http://www.rossvideo.com/production-switchers/carbonite/carbonite-u/video-tutorial-301.html the overview covers a lot of the changes to the UI and get’s to the new Editor around the 23:50 mark.
New Carbonite Black
Version 11.0 was the Release of the All new Carbonite Black Series Engine and the First of the Carbonite Black Panels — CB3X
New Carbonite Black 2RU Engine
- 2 or 3 ME Engine with 4 MiniMEs (ordered as either a 2ME or 3ME but always has 4 MiniME)
- 36 inputs and 22 outputs
- 6 FSFC on inputs 1-6
- 8 DVE (even in 1080p50/59.94)
- 2 Floating Chroma Keyers
- 4 Media Store now with AES Audio Output connectors (no longer embedded audio)
- 2 MV Outputs the same as all the other Carbonites
New Carbonite Black 3X Panel
- 3ME Control Surface
- 32 XPT Buttons per Row
- Delegation Row for Keyer, Aux Buses and 8 Banks of Custom Controls
- Ethernet based communication with Frame Engines
- Acuity Fader Handle and Aesthetics
New Carbonite DashBoard Menu PC
- 15 Inch Touch Screen with Dell MiniPC attached to the back
- Built in VESA 100 Mount Brackets
- Carbonite Black design aesthetics on the enclosure
- Pre-loaded with DashBoard Control Software
- Works with All Carbonite Series running on version 11.0 or newer
As always if you have any questions please let us know.