CreamOS Firmware v1.3.1

Firmware download and release notes, compatible with Vortex4 and Vortex8. Released 1 Mar 2022

Download Firmware File

How to update

1. Copy the file to the root level of USB drive. Only one *.sfb update file should be copied onto the drive at a time.

2. Insert USB drive into USB connector on Vortex.

3. Power up Vortex and it will automatically update to the version copied on the USB drive.  This will take 1-2 minutes

4. Safely remove USB drive once the update is complete.

USB Drives need to be formatted as FAT or FAT32. If the Vortex fails to read the USB drive, please try one from a different manufacturer.  Maximum drive size is 32GB

What's new

Changes from 1.3.0 to 1.3.1


  • Fixed bug in V1.3.0 where could report Temperature Sensor Error for an unused temperature sensor, after updating from V1.2.1 or earlier.


  • If receiving CRMX / sACN data and ‘DMX Forwarding’ is enabled, fixture zones may flash briefly if switching over to Wired DMX data, or not switch over at all (due to data clash between the DMX Output and DMX Input).  It is recommended to keep ‘DMX Forwarding’ disabled if you plan to hot-swap between CRMX / sACN and DMX data. 
  • Fixture may not respond to all network ‘Ping’ requests if using sACN with multiple universes transmitted.  Bear this in mind if using ‘Ping’ to check network reliability.  Note this does not affect sACN performance.


DMX Mapping Change in V1.2.0 - Multizone Modes

Versions before V1.2.0 had the Fan Channel control in the FIRST SLOT, for Multizone Modes.  In V1.2.0 (and later versions) this moved to the LAST SLOT.

Make sure to use the correct DMX profiles in your console, or Multizone modes won't work correctly.