We are pleased to announce GigaCore firmware (release v2.8.6).

With v2.8.6, Luminex brings a number of improvements to the GigaCore range for increased compatibility and stability for PoE-powered devices and AVB/Milan networks on GigaCore infrastructure.

Reliably operating a network with an increasing variety of PoE-powered devices currently coming to the market, such as PTZ cameras, active loudspeaker systems, etc., may require a wider power specification range than strictly standardized in the PoE standards. With v2.8.6, users can now connect and operate these devices with confidence.

Also included in this release are AVB/Milan fixes (mainly gPtP and MSRP) that improve stability after linkup/- down events. These stability fixes mainly resulted from testing large-scale real-live applications’ edge cases (like power down and up to complete systems at once with more than 200 Milan end devices). These fixes ensure stable and fast recovery after such events.

Download the firmware here:

Download the full release notes here:
GigaCore 2.8.6 Release notes