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All SolaFrame 3000 software versions

NOTE: Be cautious when downgrading fixture software versions as this can affect many functions such as cooling/thermal adjustments, power adjustments, DMX channel count and the overall functionality of the product. HES recommends always updating to the latest version of released software.

The most recent release can be found on the SolaFrame 3000 product page at

If you need an older version of the software, contact ETC Technical Support.

Version Release date Fixes Download link
  • Initial production release
v1.3.2 10/17/18
  • Studios continuous fan mode added
  • NEW CMY+CTO curves


v1.3.3 3/8/19
  • Default iris homing diameter increased
v1.3.4 4/4/19
  • Bug fix causing pan/tilt cross fade jitter
  • Bug fix LED/Fixture hour reset 
v1.3.5 8/7/19
  • Added enhanced protocol mode with linear insertion of the animation wheel and animation wheel rotation stop
  • Enhanced protocol can be selected via the menu system: Set > Protocol > Enhanced/Standard or via RDM
  • Added pan/tilt encoder disable timeout
  • Bug fix for an sACN addressing bug
  • Bug fix for defogger mode that left the defogger on when off was selected


v1.3.8 9/19/19
  • Improved framing blade control to prevent blades from misstepping 
  • Not show critical but outgoing fixtures must be updated


v1.3.9 2/26/20
  • Iris acceleration speed adjustment to correct misstepping
  • Reduce power by 10% after 2 hours of the framing blades being engaged
v1.3.10 2/26/20
  • Adjustment made to power reduction when framing blades are engaged
  • Dual Frost Mode now selected via the menu system: SET > PROTOCOL (Standard/Enhanced/Enhanced Dual Frost)


v1.3.11 3/9/21
  • Improvement made to thermal management to prevent damage to animation wheel in long term use when combined with a gobo. 
  • When animation and gobo used together gobo blower voltage will be 16vdc
  • Bug fixed causing framing blower to ramp up momentarily when intensity drops from 100 to 0 percent.
  • Self test functionality improved


v1.3.14 7/6/21
  • 100Hz dimming mode added 
  • Dimming mode selection via the console added
  • Zoom movement speed increased
  • Adjustment made to power reduction when framing blades engaged in 
    long term use
  • Bug causing fans to power up in continuous modes when dmx is 
    not applied fixed. 
  • Variable fan control added to "Enhanced" and "Enhanced Dual Frost" protocol modes

SolaFrame 3000 V1314.HYD - Uploader

SolaFrame 3000 V1314.NCW - USB

Zip file

v1.3.17 01/14/22
  •  Boot code changes implemented
  •  DMX to Art-net conversion bug fixed
v1.3.18 01/18/22
  • Fix for Fan speed reporting bug causing LED to dim.


v1.3.20 04/26/24
  • Standard Dual Frost mode added to Protocol selection in the menu.

SolaFrame 3000 V1320.HYD - Uploader

SolaFrame 3000 V1320.NCW - USB - All files


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