Software Release Notes

Software Release Notes


This page contains the current Software Release Notes for all the currently available software downloads on the site. You can find these on our Software page. Known Issues are included with the Release Notes placed inside the application’s install directory (on your host machine). If you have specific questions on any of these please feel free to contact us via our webform.

2.23 - Initial Public Release Feburary 2017
Release 2.23 has arrived! We are very excited about this release, and our growing list of features now includes: Expanded RTSP support, New Telemetry Display, H.264 Profile Selections, KLV PassThrough, NMEA GPS, Dual Recording and Snapshots, plus a whole lot more.

        • 2.23.09 (6/9/17) Fixed PAL output where fields were mixed in successive frames – 1500
        • Fixed default IP gateway and assignments for private subnets – all
        • Fixed zoom and rotation issues with 1080 input/output – all
        • Fixed possible error with scale reported by registration when looking at a blank scene – all
        • Fixed occasional crash decoding HD video when camera changes dramatically such as in a NUC – Panel Plus
        • Fixed the documentation of sensitivity in MTI detection parameters message – all
        • Fixed mulitple issues for VMS Software Support in RTSP module – all
        • Fixed CLAHE 9/10 bit where bad pixels were present on left and right edges with 1080P G16 camera – 3000
        • Added decodng ‘sprop-parameter-sets’ used in SDP files for H.264 in RTSP – all
        • Added RTSP Digest Authentication support – all
        • Added RTSP keep alive support (default 120 seconds) – all
        • Added refuse routine once maximum session number (8) is reached for RTSP – all
        • 2.23.08 (4/4/17) Added camera capture width and height to the overlay plugin interface and example code – all
        • Added support for G16 image 9 and 10 bit CLAHE for denoise – all
        • Fixed auto gain of G16 to prevent all bright for super hot image – 3000
        • Fixed default UDP port for ‘Network1′ to be ‘15006’ as RTP formats need an even numbered port – 3000
        • 2.23.07 (3/24/17) Fixed potential crash using Aerial MTI with a non-zero valid ROI in acquisition parameters – 3000
        • Fixed RTPMain crash when ethernet cable is unplugged – 3000
        • Fixed issue where overlay plugins were not being provided with track results for the new detection algorithms – 3000
        • Fixed issue where autogain freeze clipped to 14 bits – Panel+
        • Fixed issue of autogain min and max not accounting for brightness and contrast – all
        • Fixed error in reporting of mti coordinates as chop results were not correctly being included – all
        • Added autogain ROI control – Panel+
        • 2.23.06 (3/7/17) Added Macro Editor for generating serial passthrough commands – Panel+
        • Fixed issue that resulted in user overlay plugins not loading – Panel+
        • Fixed color space conversion for HD-SDI output – 3000
        • 2.23.05 (2-22-17) Added significant updates to RTP and RTSP networking implementations – all
        • Note: Detailed information can be provided on request, plus review the updated RTP and RTSP user guides – all
        • Added support for multiple unicast streaming through RTSP upto 8 clients for each network stream – all
        • Added documentation and examples for Lua scripting interface. – all
        • Fixed potential crash with Net1+OGL display – 3000
        • Note: This configuration which was not allowed in previous revisions of 2.23 is now fully supported.
        • Fixed crash with grey scale camera showing PIP display – 1500
        • 2.23.04 (1/19/17) Fixed issue where Hitachi camera fails to initialize on Rev E OEM board – 1500
        • Fixed blend so settings of 1 and 255 map to 0 and 100%. – 3000
        • Fixed left and right edges of PAL input being chopped and incorrect output frame size – 3000
        • Fixed possible crash when trying to write to SD card before initialization is complete – 3000
        • Fixed so MJPEG video streaming automatically starts after reset – 1500
        • 2.23.03 (1/11/17) Support different H.264 profiles – 3000
        • Fixed settings combinations that resulted in lens control failures – all
        • Fixed issue where Sony/Tamron resolution change required power cycle – all
        • Fixed issue where a Tau direct connect causes crash – 1500
        • Fixed HDMI input video issues and default to 720p – 3000
        • Fixed Sony EV at 1080P to fix 4 column black lines at right – 3000
        • Fixed case where focus and zoom position feedback was not updating – 1500
        • Added KLV passthrough control – 3000
        • Updated H.264 Alt/HD to be the default for 1500 and main option – Panel+
        • Added support to make overlays for each connected camera – 3000
        • Added independent input and output PAL/NTSC video formats – 3000
        • Added support for clipping of drawing objects – all
        • Added support PiP to Network display and another Cam to the other Network display – 3000
        • Added support for Airborne Innovations global shutter 720p camera – 1500
        • Added NMEA GPS – all
        • Updated HD camera without HD input app bit works by cropping SD frame from center – 1500/li>
        • Fixed issue where multiple customer client apps on ARM could compete for command and control – all
        • Added new lower cost and reduced feature tracker – all
        • Added support of Net1+OGL display – 3000
        • Added support for 1280×960 network display size – 3000
        • Added option to stop and start streaming without changing the configuration – all
        • Added 1080P25 support – 3000
        • Fixed missing target KLV metadata – all
        • Updated RTP support to work without RTSP – 1500
        • Fixed PIP for image sizes other than NTSC – 1500
        • Added 2 network streams from the same camera (eg. high and low rate) – 3000
        • Added ability to enable hardware cropping in capture driver – 3000
        • Added support for digital camera BT.656 – 3000
        • Added simulatneous snapshot of all defined cameras – 3000
        • Fixed multiple snapshot function to only record snapshot of camera requested – 3000
        • Added high bit depth CLAHE – 3000
        • Added support for blend + PIP display – 3000
        • Added time stamp in all telemetry packets – all
        • Fixed stationary tracker to not jump onto moving objects – all
        • Added index for ADC parameters – 3000
        • Fixed display frame skip behavior with H.264 display – 3000
        • Updated Blending to have flexibility in camera configurations, false color options, etc. – 3000
        • Fixed blend cache issue around cursor position- 3000
        • Fixed cases where green line was at bottom of output image – 3000
        • Updated Focus Metric to Variance of Laplacian – gives much better focus peak than before – all
        • Updated default telemetry rate to send every frame – all


2.22 - Initial Public Release April 2016
Release 2.22 is now available! This is certainly a milestone release for SightLine. As you can see from the list provided, we have added many new features and improvements. SLAnding Aid, RTSP support, new OSD functions, Performance Monitor, Acquisition and Intelligent Assist, plus much more.

            • 2.22.29 (02/07/17) – Blend IR Color mode incorrect when cameras are not deinterlaced – 2000
            • ATTNAV LAT/LONG and Time changes – all
            • Hitachi camera fails to initialize on Rev E OEM board – 1500
            • Fixed potential crash if trying to write to SD card before initialization is complete – 3000
            • Save pan/tilt in parameter files – all
            • 2.22.28 (01/13/17)- Blend IR Color mode still showing color from EO when all IR – 2000
            • ‘U’ message should be placed after the ATTNAV message rather than embedded in the message – all
            • 2.22.27 (1/11/17) – Fixed zoom not going below 1.5 for DRS 320 – 1500
            • Fixed TAU direct connect access crashing VidoeTrack – 1500
            • Fixed generic digital horizontal and vertical blanking to allow full 16 bit input – Panel+
            • Fixed the draw object command where deleting one object cause all objects to be deleted – 1500, 3000
            • Fixed setting metadata static values to inject into KLV stream immediately when changed – all
            • Fixed crashes related to PIP configuration settings – 1500
            • Fixed loading correct defined video protocol from parameter file – 1500
            • Added ColorIR blend modes which apply user palette to IR before blending – 2000
            • 2.22.26 (11/15/16) – Added user warning message to set Port Number for lens control – Panel+
            • Fixed SD card upgrade failure – 1500
            • 2.22.25 (11/10/16) – Fixed problem where Intelligent Assist mode could impact future tracks – all
            • 2.22.24 (11/3/16) – Fixed output switching issue where no video “X” could show up for a couple frames – 3000
            • Fixed inconsistency with the FPGA Version being returned as 0xFF – 1500
            • Fixed a probelm with ‘In System Programming’ setup that prevented the external FPGA programmer from working – 1500
            • Fixed G16 Autogain stats wrap and make image black and white – 1500/3000
            • 2.22.23 (10/20/16) – Fixed problem with Tamron camera support – 3000
            • Improved hanging after multiple analog/digital camera switches – 1500
            • 2.22.22 (10/18/16) – Fixed be able to change bitrate for MPEG4 algorithim selection – Panel+
            • Fixed problem of missing Tamron camera support – 3000
            • 2.22.21 (10/14/16) – Fixed track start position sometimes incorrect with display frame step and switching HD/SD cameras – 1500
            • Added RTP-MJPEG network camera input capability – 2000
            • Fixed condition when turning off stabilization decay solution to 0 instead of jumping straight to 0 – all
            • 2.22.20 (9/12/16) – Updated analog output to properly stretch the 640 wide image to 720 wide for NTSC (similar to PAL) – 3000
            • 2.22.19 (9/2/16) – Added support for 1280×960 network display size – 3000
            • Added support for HDMI input board – 3000
            • Fixed bad focus region overlay with 720 in, 480 out. Can’t change focus region without lens control – 1500, 3000
            • Fixed decode failure when there is packet loss or corruption – 1500, 3000
            • Fixed jumping / flashing when switching video inputs – 2000
            • Fixed 1080 jpg snapshot being saved as 1072 – 1500, 3000
            • Fixed blend broken in 2.22.16 – 2000
            • 2.22.18 (8/18/16) – Added support for new onboard FPGA programming on OEM Rev E boards – 1500
            • Updated the font color drawing used in the OSD fucntions – all
            • Fixed auto-config functionality that was incorrectly changing BT_656 modes – 3000
            • Fixed VT3000 crashes when Generic Digital with InitDRS/Tau/Sony was defined with no camera – 3000
            • Fixed reading the FPGA version if the version fails to load correctly – 1500
            • Fixed rollover problem with timestamps on 3000 – 3000
            • 2.22.17 (7/18/16) – Added HD-SDI output options of 1080I60, and 1080I59.94 – 3000
            • Added support for new HD-SDI output board configuration – 3000

Note: These changes make 2.22.17 incompatible with the Rev A versions of the HDSDI output interface boards.

            • Fixed GPIO 111 to allow it to be an input – 1500
            • Fixed capture halt when recording, Analog & Net output and switching cameras – 1500
            • Fixed VT-3000 when no attached camera is present for InitDRS/Tau/Sony – 3000
            • Added Support for DRS Superframe to Thermal Tab – Panel+
            • Added roll stabilization in Stabilize on track mode – all
            • Updated for decreasing the ‘time-to-boot’ startup sequence – 1500

Note: An additional decrease in ‘time-to-boot’ can be achieved by assigning a static IP address to the board

          • Updated SLanding Aid angle output to be more accurate when it is near zero – all
          • Fixed soft reset on 1500 to reset Disable All Processing (Disable StabTrack) – 1500
          • Fixed double applying chop in blend, add new fixed/warp combinations of blend – 2000
          • Added HD-SDI output options of 720P59.94, 1080P59.94, and 1080P29.97 – 3000
          • 2.22.15 (6/2/16) – updated demo mode to provide a longer timeout – all
          • Fixed error with aerial mode MTI when set to DownSample3 – all
          • SLAnding Aid improvements and added landing area keep out zone detection – all
          • Added compass rose overlay graphic using the new Display DLL – 1500
          • Changed default Time-to-Live (TTL) for UDP packets to improve network throughput – 1500
          • Fixed rare case causing corruption of analog output – 1500
          • Added ‘Set Stabilization Parameters’ apply mode to all cameras – 1500, 2000
          • Fixed issue of analog display turns off when you save parameters – 2000
          • Fixed rare input crashes h.264 (also seen when switching cameras) – 2000
          • Added support for DRS Superframe (uncompressed PNG snapshots with temp data) – 3000
          • Fixed quality of PIP video when swapping displays – 3000
          • Fixed image quality issue seen at bottom of 1/4 size PIP image – 3000
          • Panel+ – Updated to bypass checking SD card contents when in continuous frame record mode – Panel+
          • Fixed recent loss in quality of MJPEG decoding – Panel+
          • 2.22.10 (4/27/16) – fixed deinterlace for analog camera with rotation or zoom, no enhance, no false color – 2000
          • fixed night blend mode to not show colored vertical bar – 2000
          • 2.22.09 (4/22/16) – added support for BT656 NTSC and PAL – 3000
          • added saving metadata overlay storage to parameter file – all
          • added internal latency measurement in Performance Monitor – all
          • added AppBits=0x0000 with analog in/out and setting the board to ‘demo mode’ – all
          • added initializing maximum packet length and maximum delay buffer for serial Pass-Through – all
          • updated Object Tracking to eliminate runaway tracks at initialization – all
          • updated memory allocations to avoid intermittent conflicts – all
          • updated primary command sequence of Intelligent Assist tracking feature – all
          • update SD card scripting to correctly set file execute permissions for RTSP – 1500
          • 2.22.08 (4/14/16) – added landing aid detection – all
          • added tracking acquisition assist for optimized track box sizing – all
          • added intelligent track assist to enhance tracking performance – all
          • added digital camera input support without HD IN bit (uses center SD frame of input) – all
          • added, in cases where there is not valid output video, put text message on analog output video – all
          • added continuous snapshots – all
          • added Auto Focus and focus metric telemetry are enabled by a new Focus (0x1000) app bit – all
          • added performance data output – all
          • added support of DRS Superframe Mode – providing temperature data to saved snapshots – 1500
          • added RTSP support – 1500
          • added NMEA to KLV metadata support from GPS devices connected to serial port – 1500
          • added power saving modes (boot configuration options) – 1500
          • added ability to manually load edited parameter file by setting length field to 0 – 1500, 3000
          • added a way for users to upload a logo file for watermark on the lower right corner – 1500,3000
          • added Tamron camera support – 3000
          • added 1080P50, 720P50 output options to HD-SDI and HDMI and also added 1080P30 to HDMI – 3000
          • added support of Rev C AB board allowing 2 analog inputs when hooked to Video Port 0. Video Port 1 supports only Camera 1 input on AB board – 3000
          • added “Frame Step” support for capture. Default is 1. 720p60 input: “Frame Step” = 2 for previous behavior – 3000
          • added GPIO support – 3000
          • updated pixel stats (temperature) telemetry to be enabled by the Enhance (0x80) app bit – all
          • updated imporved processing in scenarios with rotation, zoom and angle stabilization – all
          • updated PAL digital image to have square pixels, resulting in a 768×576 image – 1500

Note (for above bullet): the H.264(HD) codec should be used since the other h.264 codec will not support widths greater than 720

          • updated to prevent crash in 1500 with 720p output with some rotations, CLAHE – 1500
          • updated to prevent file creation errors when trying to record to a full SD card – 1500
          • updated to improved Telemetry Priority to maintain 30 Hz telemetry (use display frame step) – 1500,3000
          • updated processing for smoother video output to Analog/HDMI/HD-SDI Display – 3000
          • updated functionality with IR cameras (TAU, DRS) – 3000
          • updated snapshot failure after changing between FTP and SD Card modes – 3000
          • updated saved recording failure when SD card has large number of files – 3000
          • updated PIP Causes Crash in some cases – 3000
          • updated ability to change track size for non-zero camera – 3000
          • updated PiP image “beating” issue after swapping cameras – 3000

2.22 Release Known Issues: (Jump to top of page)

            • Configuring an SLA system for PAL input and output requires a power cycle
            • SLA-1500 – selecting a PAL or digital camera input source when the camera is not connected or powered off will “hang” the video input until the camera is connected or powered on
            • SLA-2000 – Saving parameters to flash will cause an interruption to the analog video output
            • SLA-3000 – Camera 1 is not supported in Blend
            • SLA-3000 – Camera 1 with Camera 2 combination is not supported in Multi-camera presentation
            • SLA-3000 – A crash can occur when using 720p60 input (frame step 1) in some cases – use frame step 2


2.21 - August 2015
We are raising the bar with this release by providing extended support for HD video processing applications, plus many updated features and improvements

            • 2.21.13 (3/8/2016) – added Hitachi Lens control set zoom position inconsistent – 1500 & 3000
            • updated lens control interface to allow entering position in Hex – Panel Plus
            • Note: There is a Panel Plus version for this specific firmware release
            • 2.21.12 (2/1/2016) – updates and fixes for Tamron 10x camera support- 1500
            • updated digital acquisition parameters to match interlaced option (not de-interlaced) – Panel Plus
            • updated display destination designated from hardware when connecting to the board – Panel Plus
            • fixed generic digital parameters when setting non-aligned width crashes video track – 1500
            • fixed Tamron camera to follow VISCA for resolution settings – 1500
            • fixed interface with blending – 3000
            • fixed picture in picture to size correctly with zoom to track mode is enabled – Panel Plus
            • fixed video acquisition configuration size for Sony – Panel Plus
            • fixed display capture size for command camera – Panel Plus
            • fixed prioritize telemetry with checkbox enabled – Panel Plus
            • 2.21.11 (11/25/15) – updated max length of setLensMode, setLensParams for forward compatibility – all
            • – updated Sony control to better support Tamron. Autobaud return to 9600, request focus zoom position – all
            • – updated manual button to request focus and zoom position – Panel Plus
            • – fixed Serial Port 2 passthrough, Generic Digital Settings, No Video Timeout – Panel Plus
            • – fixed handling of advanced MTI parameters used to filter out targets. Current downsample values were not being used – all
            • 2.21.10 (11/4/15) – updated performance of font rendering – all
            • – updated generic digital parameters for horizonal front porch to be doubled for 14 bit – 1500
            • – updated focus stats telemetry (0x55) to add camera index – all
            • – updated recording status of SD card was never reported as started on 1500 HW – 1500
            • – added termination byte to h.264 SEI message used for synchronous microsecond timestamp – all
            • – fixed display of generic digital camera init code – Panel Plus
            • – fixed rendering of classic font – 3000
            • – fixed crash with full SD card and lots of empty files when it goes to restart at 1GB “size” – 1500
            • – fixed issue with opening video and snapshot files if there is not available disk space – all
            • 2.21.09 (10/2/15) – new command and control protocol functions packing example code (slfip.cpp/h)
            • – added option to save or not telemetry/packet destinations – all
            • – added BG.656 NTSC/PAL digital camera modes – all
            • – fixed change between analog and digital with net crashes Video Track – 1500
            • – fixed don’t restart active video recording when the camera changes – 1500
            • – fixed case where multiple listings of the same file from sd card would show up – Panel+
            • – fixed BT.656 PAL mode to eliminate green bar when no PAL analog camera is connected – 1500
            • – fixed telemetry output of -1, -1, 0 when changing track size – all
            • 2.21.08 (9/9/15) – added control to not use pan-tilt display offsets in zoom to track mode
            • – fixed recording to SD card for any camera that is sending to Net0 for 3000
            • – fixed frame step for HDMI input capture causing video hang for the 1500
            • – fixed incorrect track momentum initial condition calculation
            • – improved handling of tracking through bad registration
            • 2.21.07 (8/17/15) – Initial Public Release of 2.21
            • – updated MTI with new modes and settings flexibility
            • – 16 bit PNG snapshots for the 1500 & 3000
            • – extended pixel depth CLAHE processing
            • – full frame option for reporting temperature statistics for thermal cameras
            • – GPIO support of SL commands via sample ARM code
            • – block camera zoom and focus controls within protocol for 1500 & 3000
            • – focus metric telemetry output
            • – new OSD functionality
            • – initial implementation of MJPEG network camera input (eval/beta only) 1500
            • – initial production release for SLA-3000. Dual stream HD, dual telemetry output
            • – fixed misc small issues
            • – SLA Panel PLUS is updated and becomes the baseline test support application starting at 2.21 (replaces SLA Panel)


2.20 - December 2014
This is a milestone release with many significant features, improvements, and updates. New motion detection algorithms, IR temperature processing, and HD input and output options are all part of this release.

            • 2.20.22 (7/10/15) – updated to support smooth video on VLC (with large video blocks)
            • 2.20.21 (6/4/15) – updated compression codec frame rate to achieve commanded bitrate for PAL (25hz)
            • – updated KLV stream to reflect corresponding framerate of NTSC or PAL camereS (30/25Hz)
            • – added ability to specify KLV fields four corners, target position, and frame lat/long auto or manual
            • – fixed encoding issue that would cause VLC and some other decoders to fail to decode large compressed frames
            • 2.20.20 (5/28/15) – updated KLV framestep parameters for elements (including 4 corners) and store with save with parameterss
            • – updated small speed-up to blended and pip modes fixes small slow-down from 2.20.17 2000
            • – fixed incorrect math bug for blend with negative angles 2000
            • 2.20.19 (5/15/15) – added horizontal stretch control to the capture 1500
            • – added GetImageSize return for GetParameters
            • – added hzoom to Set Multiple Alignment 2000
            • – added non-square pixel output mode for use with capture 1500
            • – fixed network video parameters (for startup w/non-network output) no output network when selected 1500
            • – fixed problem in generated KLV metadata — 4 corners would only output when target was being tracked
            • – fixed Get Video Enhancement indexing
            • 2.20.18 (4/30/15) – added horizontal stretch control to the capture
            • – fixed reporting of AutoBias in Current Stabilization Parameters
            • 2.20.17 (4/24/16) – updated blending parameter control issues 2000
            • – added horizontal zoom control to blend 2000
            • – fixed jittering in blend image when it’s the secondary display image 2000
            • 2.20.16 (4/17/15) – improved render board with lots of processing keeping up with analyze board 1500
            • – dual board cursor alignment chop alignment fixes
            • – auto color track box was random colored sometimes (should be black or white)
            • – dual board system alignment problems with chop fixed
            • – dual board render system jitters fixed 1500
            • – display Aerial MTI results as circles
            • – fix rainbow mode secondary track box coloring on Render only board
            • – fix auto reticle color to not show random colors
            • – Tau direct connect with I2C on SLA-1500 fixed
            • 2.20.15 (4/10/15) – fixed image artifacts in upper left of image for image rotated ~180 degrees 2000
            • – fixed deinterlace in false color mode with no sharpen, enhance, denoise
            • – fixed chop and deinterlace getting applied to PIP / main in some camera/display order cases
            • 2.20.14 (4/1/15) – added get SD card stats, get file size 1500
            • – fixed mixing analog video frames 1500
            • – fixed networking & static IP assignment of gateway not properly saved
            • – fixed VBI Timecode off 1500
            • – fixed VBI Decode – wrong video aspect ratio 1500
            • – fixed digital capture with no digital camera switch lock 1500
            • – fixed stab/track display of PIP image when camera order and display order don’t match 2000
            • 2.20.12 (3/12/15) – fixed network trace commands
            • – fixed install for Windows XP (exclude IPHLPAPI.DLL)
            • – added get of SD card size and space used
            • 2.20.11 (2/20/15) – remove ‘Mobile’ MTI mode, change to ‘Full Mobile’ to aerial
            • – fixed VBI Timecode offset
            • – added support for FLIR Photon camera 1500
            • – added support for low clock rate CameraLink cameras 1500
            • – fixed dual board render only track box lags, fixed also to free-run if no telemetry 1500
            • – fixed analyze board to correctly send stabilization angle telemetry 2000
            • – added HDMI input support to FPGA 1500
            • 2.20.10 (2/10/15) – fixed TrackPositions fail to send 1500
            • – fixed designation outside of 640×480 for HD input that was failing 1500
            • 2.20.9 (2/4/15) – fixed MTI for PAL and 720p
            • 2.20.8 (1/30/15) – fixed PIP display on 1500 for HD and PAL input 1500
            • – fixed display of blend image in PIP, Two-Up and Quad modes 2000
            • – fixed incorrectly setting blend parameters occasionally when switching to Multi-Camera tab SLA-Panel
            • – fixed deinterlace of PAL image with Disable Stab Track is checked or with limited security bits 1500
            • – fixed PAL capture to not swap the fields 1500
            • – fixed PAL display to the new alt h.264 and mpeg4 codecs by making capture high = 576 1500
            • – fixed render rotation in dual board setup
            • – fixed PIP display crash with HD input, bad image with PAL input 1500
            • – fixed handling of KLV to eliminate all KLV data when KLV security bit is not set
            • – updated to correctly decode length of variable length KLV elements
            • – updated decode KLV data from input files (previously only worked with network stream)
            • – fixed rotation to always be applied to all cameras 2000
            • – fixed crash for combination of HD and SD images in render only system with PIP 2000
            • – added MTI for SD and 720p video 1500
            • – enabled MTI for 720p video 2000
            • – fixed green screen in some cases when Enhance app bit is not enabled 1500
            • – added when streaming HD plus analog out, center analog out in HD image 1500
            • – fixed analyze render sending of mti results, track state and track indicies
            • 2.20.7 (1/5/15) – fixed hue in Frame Blend mode for 2000
            • – fixed EO/IR order in Color Blend mode for 2000
            • – updated SLA-Panel to improve group Blend parameters
            • – updated pass-back EO/IR indicies in Blend parameters
            • – updated FTP default directory to the SD-Card for 1500
            • 2.20.6 (12/15/14) – Initial Public Release of 2.20 update
            • – implemented EO/IR indicies passed in Set Blend Parameters (0x2F)
            • – added 720p HD network stream (h.264) output for 1500
            • – added min/max/average temperature telemetry output when using calibrated IR cameras
            • – added MTI modes for fixed/staring camera, mobile, and perspective mobile
            • – added KLV metadata enhancements to include support for current MISB standards and insertion of raw KLV from serial stream
            • – beta release of SLA-3000 and supported functions
            • – added user palette – false color definitions
            • – added SLA-1500 FTP server connectivity to simplify access to SD card contents
            • – added new feature-enable bits to support added functionality
            • – added new bit to enable HD (720p) output on 1500 (and price list update to match)
            • – added generic digital camera setup parameters for the 1500
            • – added “near” distance control for starting object tracks
            • – fixed 1500 recordings to correctly set duration and bitrate
            • – fixed Track to PIP display on 1500 for NTSC cameras
            • – fixed warp rotation issues on 1500 and 3000


2.19 - August 2014
This release contains a number of updates/fixes, modifications, and feature additions. These included changes to the PAL camera recognition and updates to Sony and Tamarisk support drivers.

            • 2.19.10 (9/15/14) – added optional parameter to h.264 encoding to fix incompatibility issue with some decoders
            • – fixed bad columns of pixels (left) at some rotations with HD input to the 1500
            • – fixed speed of the 2000 rotation which had slowed down in earlier 2.19 versions
            • – fixed the telemetry response for LIFO and non-LIFO modes
            • – added saving of ADC parameters applied to 1500
            • 2.19.5 (7/14/14) – added KLV in VBI of NTSC video from 2000 sent to 1500 which puts the KLV in the MP2TS video stream
            • – fixed SLA-2000 serial port – was not responding if there was no network connected (introduced in 2.18)
            • 2.19.4 (7/3/14) – Initial Public Release of 2.19 update.
            • – added feature set to the 1500 to support14 bit Tau and Tamarisk capture and control
            • – added 1500 MTD with 720p input
            • – added setting and control flexibility to1500 to improve setting input and output between PAL and NTSC
            • – modified the 1500 video recording file name process to do not append _NNNN if the file ends in a number
            • 2.19.3 (6/25/14) – fixed the 1500 to prevent a crash in getting directory contents with more than 255 files
            • – fixed drift of track by doing bi-linear update of track model with sub-pixel scene motion
            • – fixed to the 1500 when faster rotation left artifacts in some instances
            • – fixed 1500 Zoom and Rotate, was running as slow as 5 fps, now 30 fps
            • – fixed the 1500 clear SD card with more than 48 files crash
            • – fixed CLAHE flicker
            • – fixed PC Decoder library calling destroy twice access violation


2.18 - June 2014
This release provided our new licensing mechanism, an important networking firmware update, and addressed onboard Micro SD card recording issues.

            • modification to the 2000 720p 30 mode to allow 720p input without skipping frames
            • update to dual board 1500 configurations to fix rendering board hangs when frame step is set to 2 for h.264 output
            • update to image size not returning correct value in PAL mode on 1500
            • update to fix the image tearing in snapshot on 1500
            • update the panel to board connection in non-dhcp configurations
            • modification to recording names now name_%04d.ts / name_%04d.jpg, count increments and only resets when name changes
            • update to fix the video controls to allow stopping of recording
            • update to add support for 19200 as a baud rate
            • update to prevent camera crash during channel switching
            • update to license mechanism to fix issue with demo or trial license (Version 4 was introduced)
            • feature add to the SLA-1500 to separate telemetry and display so that telemetry can run at 30Hz and display can drop frames
            • feature add to the Hitachi camera support on the SLA-1500
            • feature add to the query used to get Security Bits
            • feature add of the snapshot capability to SD card
            • feature add to file slice capability when recording video
            • feature add to the SLFIPSetTelemetryDestination variable to allow for more network destination definitions for telemetry
            • feature add to the save parameter settings to PC and/or MicroSD
            • feature add to the add broadcast mode for network video output
            • feature add to the network firmware upgrade application for the SLA-1500
            • released PC VideoTrack Simulator
            • released the new SLA-PANEL Plus
            • update to the SLA-1500 to allow switching camera source to analog if digital not present
            • update toMJPEG crash on SLA-1500 with high quality / high data
            • update to allow the designating targets in stitch mode does not match mouse position
            • update to allow the SLA-PANEL the handling of multiple network interfaces
            • update to add LAP and Sharpen on SLA-1500
            • update to the SLA-1500 requires additional configuration for multicasting
            • update to remove bugs in SLA-1500 SD card recording (path is now automatic, no-sd card detected, stop when in streaming mode)
            • update to fix cursor mismatch on the SLA-2000 with PAL input and H.264 output


2.17 - November 2013
This release provided many feature additions including an update to allow parameter files on the 1500 to be deleted during reset.

            • update to resolve snapshot function crashing system after a large number of individual snaps
            • update to the JPEG decode to resolve possble crashes when it received a color jpeg, but expected grey
            • update to SLTelemetryData variable to match structure sent by Tracking Position message
            • reslove 2000 start up in NTSC mode with PAL camera connected
            • update to Tracking Position to report fractional registration offset, registration angle and scale, and frame number
            • update to Get Parameters for Set Coordinate Reporting Mode
            • update prioritize Telemetry flag in Set Coordinate Recording Mode (2000 only). Drop display over analyze to maintain 30Hz telemetry
            • feature to add ADC controls – SLA-1500-OEM
            • feature add to support for multiple simultaneous network interfaces (NIC) such WiFi and Ethernet at the same time
            • feature add color edge when in stabilization mode
            • feature add to frame step change to both analog output as well as network
            • update to the 1500 analog output mixed fields sometimes resulting in an interlaced effect
            • feature add for the 2000 at 30Hz frame rate telemetry drops display frames to maintain 30Hz stab/track/telemetry
            • feature add for manual stabilization bias also works in Auto Bias stabilization mode
            • feature add to GetVersion returns hardware type
            • feature add snapshot frame step and number of frames
            • feature add for reset to included the ability to delete the parameter file
            • feature add for the ‘Get’ and set the entire parameter block over SightLine Protocol