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CM15A will be back soon!
« on: September 06, 2012, 04:13:19 AM »

All,

I just received word that all of the issues that were holding up the re-release of the CM15A (including cost) have been resolved. We should have stock by early October. The item is a CM15A, so it will not be a completely new unit. I do not know what, if any, changes or improvements have been made to the unit.


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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 04:28:04 AM »

That is good news. #:)
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 05:29:32 AM »

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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 06:03:35 AM »

HooRay!   :)%
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2012, 06:33:53 AM »

That is AMAZING news! :o
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2012, 06:38:56 AM »

...I do not know what, if any, changes or improvements have been made to the unit.

1. Is there any way you can find out? THAT would be very good information to have.

2. If there have been ANY changes to the design of the hardware, it would *really* be a good idea to change the model number, or at least add a revision number on the label.

3. Will there be ab update to AHP released in conjunction with the re-release of the CM15A? We haven't had an update since October of 2011.
There are a lot of bugs that are still in the software (check out the link to the Bug List here on the forums - in my signature), and it would be wonderful if you have a developer who can try and squash some of them (without introducing others, of course).

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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 07:00:36 AM »

That sounds good.
I hope the firmware in it was looked at for glitches. So total power resets and reloads are not needed.
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 07:20:42 AM »

That sounds good.
I hope the firmware in it was looked at for glitches. So total power resets and reloads are not needed.
Since it was released, we have all asked "why didn't they spend a drop more and put in flash-able firmware?"

That would have fixed a number of issues, AND probably allowed them to add features to some of the plugins AND let them run without a PC (for some things, at least).

I'm sure they DIDN'T follow our suggestion this time, though. :(

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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2012, 07:26:06 AM »

If they used the same controller IC. I don't think the internal EPROM is easy to reprogram if at all possible.
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2012, 07:55:08 AM »

That sounds good.
I hope the firmware in it was looked at for glitches. So total power resets and reloads are not needed.
Since it was released, we have all asked "why didn't they spend a drop more and put in flash-able firmware?"

That would have fixed a number of issues, AND probably allowed them to add features to some of the plugins AND let them run without a PC (for some things, at least).

I'm sure they DIDN'T follow our suggestion this time, though. :(



Yeah, I wouldn't count on it.  The old CM15A design didn't even have decoupling capacitors on the ICs.
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 08:41:58 AM »

If you can't wait I put a used one on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150895560032?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

Starting bid is only $59.00
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2012, 09:28:39 AM »

So true Alan V.
That is why there was a mod thread here on adding them.
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2012, 10:47:22 AM »

...I do not know what, if any, changes or improvements have been made to the unit.

1. Is there any way you can find out? THAT would be very good information to have.

2. If there have been ANY changes to the design of the hardware, it would *really* be a good idea to change the model number, or at least add a revision number on the label.

3. Will there be ab update to AHP released in conjunction with the re-release of the CM15A? We haven't had an update since October of 2011.
There are a lot of bugs that are still in the software (check out the link to the Bug List here on the forums - in my signature), and it would be wonderful if you have a developer who can try and squash some of them (without introducing others, of course).


Noam,

Even if I were to ask what, if any, changes are going to be made to the unit or software I would not be able to share it here. <<<Don't read anything into that statement, I really do not know.

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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2012, 06:07:30 AM »

We should have stock by early October.

Wow.   :)%

I would have been willing to bet good money that it would never happen.   >!
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Re: CM15A will be back soon!
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2012, 06:11:40 AM »

Since it was released, we have all asked "why didn't they spend a drop more and put in flash-able firmware?"

Even before the release, during beta-testing, we asked the same thing.   We had to keep shipping the beta units back and forth for every fix.
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