Stewart Audio's FLX-E Control and Reporting Application allows the user to configure and monitor FLX-E Series amplifiers via an Ethernet (TCP/IP) connection). It features an intuitive user interface for I/O configuration, gain stages, compression, filtering, and mixing configurations. It provides realtime configuration with signal level feedback.
A new version (V1017) was released on November 18, 2019. This version adds a much-requested enhancement enabling pre-mixer level control via RS-232 and/or IP-based commands.
Click here to download the FLX-E Control and Reporting Application V1017 [Windows Installer]
Uninstall previous version (if any) before installing a new version.
Stewart Audio has released firmware version V027 for the FLX-E Series amplifiers on November 27, 2019. It is to be used with FLX-E Control and Reporting Application software versions V1017. You can check the current firmware version of your hardware on the system screen of the FLX-E Control and Reporting application. You can also check the current PC application version by selecting Program tab and About... from the dropdown menu. This version fixes errors when sending ethernet (IP) pre-mixer level and mute status requests. An error message was received for channels above 4.
Known issue: Currently bootloading of new firmware only works for control port IP addresses obtained from a DHCP server. Fixed by the user addresses and zeroconfig networking cannot currently be used for bootloading new firmware.
The new V027 device firmware (.hex) file is downloaded by clicking here.
To update the device firmware, start the FLX-E Control and Reporting application and select the devices to be updated on the system screen by clicking the checkbox(es). Then select "Update Firmware on Selected Devices" from the System drop-down menu. This will open a file selection window. Navigate to the location of the downloaded FLX_E Firmware App V027 11-20-19.hex file and select it. Click "open" to start the upgrade process. All selected amplifiers will be sequentially upgraded.