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Chime Master® Advanced eXperience (AX) Bell ringing control firmware
Chime Master® Chime.Center remote control and management portal
Copyright © 2014-2023, Chime Master Systems, Lancaster Ohio USA


Tap Settings, then About from the home screen to see what firmware version your ringing system is running.

To update your ringing system, make sure it is connected to the Internet. Call us to let us know it is online so we can schedule an update session.

Update Instructions


January 29-31, 2024

  • Migration of all systems to new Chime Center servers for improved security and reliability


January 26, 2023

  • Improved real time clock accuracy for non-connected systems
  • More date and time settings
    • DST start and end settings
    • NTP clock sync settings
    • Worldwide time zones
    • Improved tower clock hands settings screen
  • New Networking setup to select preferred WiFi signal with signal strength indication
  • Seasons can now extend beyond the new year by end date
  • Fixed issue when scheduling multiple annual/one time events
  • Fixed schedule timeline to accurately display upcoming suspended events
  • Fixed Full Harp keyboard setup


Released Fall 2022

  • Front screen display informs of update in progress
  • Almanac updates
    • Fix Advent start algorithm (for 2022 and similar years)
    • The Good Friday (no music) season begins 4PM of Maunday Thursday
    • New Seasons
      • Palm Sunday for all churches
      • Epiphany for churches that end Christmas on Jan 6
  • Easier update to iOS remote control by tapping version number at the bottom of the screen
    • Also loads new buttons after customization
  • More icons and improved color palatte for custom buttons
  • Bug fixes for clock display and Midnight time strikes
  • Security updates
  • Chime Center required to configure these new features
    • Quick function buttons
      • can have counted selection repeats
      • can have quiet volume (Platinum also allows boost)
    • Scheduling
      • Automation suspend scheduling for special events (annual/once)
      • Scheduled volume changes
    • Keyboard setup screen has MIDI input monitor to show what notes and channels are coming in


Summer 2022

  • 2022 model year hardware drivers
  • Almanac seasonal changes no longer constrained to midnight, the day of the change
  • Monitor speaker amplifier turns off in standby mode
  • Improved tower bell and clock signaling
    • Systems online with connected tower bells updated July 28, 2022


Spring 2022

  • Video help QR links on each page's help button
  • Improved instrument icons on keyboard page
  • Redesigned network settings page
    • Improved network performance through filtered DNS
  • More time zones and improved manual time setting
    • Advanced networking for static IP
  • Date and Time setup page reworked


1.4.10 - Winter 2021
  • More responsive after making changes to settings that do not affect schedule
  • Touch sensitivity adjustment added to keyboard setup page (also available on chime.center)
  • Schedule review is easier to read
  • Bell controller minor fixes
1.4.9 - Summer 2021

Note: The system will no longer suspend the automatic schedule after you select a manual selection and before you tap the Yes to confirm play. Use the new home screen Suspend Schedule button to hold the schedule until after your special event (available since 1.4.8 and described below).

  • Replaced login page background animation with Internet Connected icon in upper right corner. Check mark = Connected, x = No Connection.
  • Improved schedule review screens
  • More flexibility in Angelus settings
  • Faster database processing after making schedule changes
1.4.8 - Early 2021
  • Suspend automatic schedule status button available for home screen
  • Chime.Center Premium support for customized ringing
  • Chime.Center Premium support for complex scheduling (enabled upon user request)
  • Special characters all included now on screen keyboard for entering Wi-Fi passwords
  • Audio driver improvements
  • Libertas title library instrument size awareness
  • Improved performance when not Internet connected (Access Point is turned on)
  • Fixed the Angelus scheduling screen for editing existing schedules
  • Reliability and security updates
1.4.6 - Winter 2020
  • Accepts blank Wi-Fi password
  • Connection stability and recovery
  • Fixed Bravo and Millennium music arrangement preferences
1.4.4 - Fall 2020
1.4.0 - Summer 2020
  • Initial release for Bravo and Millennium Advanced eXperience systems
  • Model name is displayed at the top of the log in screen
  • Users without scheduling permissions can review the time strike schedule
  • Tap the top right status icon for text player (what is playing) and amplifier/zone status
  • Finalized firmware support for Chime.Center management
    • Animated constellation background on login screen indicates Chime.Center connectivity
  • Added Play Selection functionality to the remote control including title lookup
  • Monthly scheduling differentiates between Fifth and Final weekdays of the month
  • Angelus scheduling screen shows current Angelus schedule
  • Improved home screen customization
  • Additional and improved help pages (tap blue i button to access)
1.2.0 - Spring 2020
  • Faster home screen login
  • Simplified Time Strike scheduling page
  • Suspend Automation for up to an hour when queuing manual selections
  • More accurate alert when stopping pealing or swinging bells from front of system
  • Improved selection title search
  • Improved toolbar mute button
  • Current Smart Almanac season now displayed on lock screen and About page
  • Improved status toolbar icon
  • Performance update on Keyboard page
  • Resolved volume control issue
  • Aesthetic experience improvements
  • Improved performance and functionality of pages
    • Keyboard Performance
    • Customize Home
    • Factory Reset
  • Timeline page has been reorganized for easier review
  • Angelus Configuration
  • Keyboard Performance page added to remote app
1.1.0 - Winter 2020
  • Time strike Scheduling
  • Easier wireless network setup
  • Improved Remote
  • Usability and layout improvements
1.0.0 - Summer 2019

Initial release for Platinum Advanced eXperience


Chime Master acknowledges third-parties whose software has been used in permissible forms with Chime Master products. Chime Master provides links to this third-party code "AS IS" without warranty of any kind and without any support. Use of the third-party code identified below is at your sole risk. All development, system administration and update deployments are performed in-house by Chime Master experts.


Homepage: github.com/epoberezkin/ajv
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Evgeny Poberezkin
License: MIT
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Homepage: github.com/sindresorhus/array-move
Copyright: Copyright (c) Sindre Sorhus
License: MIT
Purpose: Move array items
Homepage: github.com/slorber/awesome-debounce-promise
Copyright: Copyright (c) Sébastien Lorber
License: MIT
Purpose: Debounce requests
BASS (NOT Free or Open Source)
Homepage: un4seen.com
Copyright: Copyright © 2003-2019 un4seen developments. All rights reserved.
License: Paid Unlimited Commercial License for Linux ARM64 Platform
Purpose: Audio and MIDI libraries
Homepage: getbootstrap.com
Copyright: (c) 2011-2021 Twitter, Inc. & (c) 2011-2021 The Bootstrap Authors
License: MIT
Purpose: Component library
Homepage: chromium.org
Copyright: Copyright 2015 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
License: Portions BSD, MIT, *LGPL, MS-PL, MPL+GPL+LGPL tri-licensed
Purpose: Display rendering
Homepage: dbus.freedesktop.org/doc/dbus-daemon.1.html
Copyright: dbus.freedesktop.org/doc/AUTHORS
Purpose: Message bus system
Homepage: github.com/docker/docker-ce
Copyright: Copyright 2013-2017 Docker, Inc.
License: Apache License 2.0
Purpose: Server
Homepage: electronjs.org
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2013-2019 GitHub Inc.
License: MIT
Purpose: App runtime packaging
Homepage: github.com/sindresorhus/electron-debug
Copyright: Copyright (c) Sindre Sorhus
License: MIT
Purpose: Debug tools for Electron
Homepage: github.com/Gozala/events
Copyright: Copyright Joyent, Inc. and other Node contributors.
License: MIT
Purpose: Node's event emitter for all engines.
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2009-2014 TJ Holowaychuk <tj@vision-media.ca>
Copyright (c) 2013-2014 Roman Shtylman <shtylman+expressjs@gmail.com>
Copyright (c) 2014-2015 Douglas Christopher Wilson <doug@somethingdoug.com>
License: MIT
Purpose: Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.
Homepage: github.com/auth0/express-jwt
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Auth0, Inc.
License: MIT
Purpose: JWT authentication
Homepage: pqina.nl/filepond/
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2020 PQINA | Rik Schennink
License: MIT
Purpose: File Uploading
Homepage: handlebarsjs.com
Copyright: Copyright (C) 2011-2017 by Yehuda Katz
License: MIT
Purpose: Templates
Homepage: github.com/jirka-h/haveged
Copyright: Gary Wuertz (gary_at_issiweb_com)
License: GPL V3
Purpose: Entropy for random number generation
Homepage: github.com/ReactTraining/history
Copyright: Copyright (c) React Training 2016-2018
License: MIT
Purpose: Manage session history
Homepage: github.com/jakearchibald/idb-keyval
Copyright: Copyright 2016, Jake Archibald
License: Apache Version 2.0
Purpose: Promise-based keyval store
Homepage: jquery.com
Copyright: Copyright 2021 OpenJS Foundation and jQuery contributors
License: MIT
Purpose: Javascript library
Homepage: jqueryui.com
Copyright: Copyright 2021 OpenJS Foundation and jQuery contributors
License: MIT
Purpose: User interface interactions, effects, widgets, and themes built on top of jQuery
Linux Libertine G fontface
Homepage: linuxlibertine.org
Copyright: Németh László
License: GPL / OFL
Purpose: Text font (serif)
Homepage: github.com/lvmteam/lvm2
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2014, Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
License: 2-Clause BSD
Purpose: Volume management
Homepage: mender.io
Copyright: Copyright 2021 Northern.tech AS
License: Apache License Version 2.0
Purpose: OTA software updates
Homepage: momentjs.com/
Copyright: Copyright (c) JS Foundation and other contributors
License: MIT
Purpose: JavaScript date library
Homepage: mongodb.com
Copyright: Copyright (C) 2018 MongoDB, Inc
License: MongoDB Embedded License
Purpose: Embedded System Database (not Chime.Center database)
Homepage: nginx.org
Copyright (C) 2002-2021 Igor Sysoev
Copyright (C) 2011-2022 Nginx, Inc.
All rights reserved.
License: 2-clause BSD-like
Purpose: Web server
Homepage: nodejs.org
Purpose: Real time event driven server
Homepage: openssl.org
Copyright: Copyright © 1998-2019 The OpenSSL Software Foundation. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 1995-1998 Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). All rights reserved.
License: Apache License v2, OpenSSL License, SSLeay License
Purpose: Cryptographic security
Homepage: pocoproject.org
Copyright: Copyright © 2006-2019, Applied Informatics Software Engineering GmbH and Contributors
License: BSL-1.0
Purpose: Portable Components C++ Libraries
Homepage: gitlab.freedesktop.org/polkit/polkit
License: GPL2
Purpose: define and handle authorizations
Homepage: github.com/popperjs/popper-core
Copyright: Copyright © 2019 Federico Zivolo
License: MIT
Purpose: Handle tooltips and popovers
Homepage: prettier.io/
Copyright: Copyright © James Long and contributors
License: MIT
Purpose: Code formatter
Homepage: postgresql.org
Copyright: Portions Copyright © 1996-2020, The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
Portions Copyright © 1994, The Regents of the University of California
License: PostgreSQL License
Purpose: Portal database
Homepage: python.org
Copyright: Copyright © 2001-2020 Python Software Foundation; All Rights Reserved
License: PSF-license and Zero-Clause BSD license
Purpose: Scripting language
QR Code
Homepage: qrcode.com
The word “QR Code” is registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED in Japan and other countries
License: No licensing contract is required for the use of QR Code. Patents by DENSO and others regarding use and purpose stated below expired in 2014-2015
Purpose: Convenient installation of mobile apps and viewing of help videos using smart devices
Homepage: zpao.github.io/qrcode.react
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015, Paul O’Shannessy
License: ISC
Purpose: Generate QR codes
Homepage: github.com/formidablelabs/radium
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Formidable Labs
License: MIT
Purpose: React element styling
Homepage: react-component.github.io/progress/
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2014-present yiminghe
License: MIT
Purpose: Progress Bar
Homepage: reactjs.org
Copyright: Copyright (c) Facebook, Inc. and its affiliates.
License: MIT
Purpose: User interface framework
Homepage: react-bootstrap.github.io/
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2014-present Stephen J. Collings, Matthew Honnibal, Pieter Vanderwerff
License: MIT
Purpose: Bootstrap 4 components built with React
Homepage: github.com/yury-dymov/react-bootstrap-timezone-picker
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2016, Yury Dymov
License: ISC
Purpose: Time zone picker for react-bootstrap
Homepage: github.com/casesandberg/react-color
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Case Sandberg
License: MIT
Purpose: Button color picker
Homepage: github.com/GA-MO/react-confirm-alert
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Thawatchai Kuansombat
License: MIT
Purpose: React component confirmation dialog
Homepage: github.com/Hacker0x01/react-datepicker
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2014-2021 HackerOne Inc and individual contributors
License: MIT
Purpose: Datepicker component
Homepage: reactjs.org/
Copyright: Copyright (c) Facebook, Inc. and its affiliates.
License: MIT
Purpose: Entry point to the DOM and server renders for React
Homepage: github.com/SupremeTechnopriest/react-idle-timer
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2017 Randy Lebeau
License: MIT
Purpose: Track if system is idle
Homepage: github.com/pvoznyuk/react-live-clock
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2017 Pavlo Vozniuk
License: MIT
Purpose: Digital clock
Homepage: github.com/headzoo/react-moment
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2017 Sean Hickey
License: MIT
Purpose: React component for the Moment date library
Homepage: github.com/gpietro/react-numpad
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2018 Pietro Ghezzi
License: MIT
Purpose: Number pad for number, date and time.
Homepage: github.com/Pomax/react-onclickoutside
Copyright: pomax-at-nihongoresources.com
License: MIT
Purpose: Wrapper to detect clicking outside a component
Homepage: react-particles-js
Copyright: github.com/Wufe/react-particles-js
License: Copyright (c) 2015, Vincent Garreau
Purpose: Animated constellation on PIN screen if Chime.Center connection OK
Homepage: github.com/popperjs/react-popper
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2018 React Popper authors
License: MIT
Purpose: Tooltip and popup positioning engine for React
Homepage: github.com/abdennour/react-progressbar
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2014 Param Aggarwal
License: MIT
Purpose: Basic progress bar in React.js
Homepage: github.com/whoisandy/react-rangeslider
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Bhargav Anand
License: MIT
Purpose: Range slider component
Homepage: github.com/ReactTraining/react-router
Copyright: Copyright (c) React Training 2016-2018
License: MIT
Purpose: DOM bindings for React Router
Homepage: github.com/ReactTraining/react-router
Copyright: Copyright (c) React Training 2016-2018
License: MIT
Purpose: Declarative routing for React
Homepage: github.com/facebook/create-react-app
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2013-present, Facebook, Inc.
License: MIT
Purpose: Create React apps with no build configuration
Homepage: react-select.com
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2021 Jed Watson
License: MIT
Purpose: Selector component for React.
Homepage: virtual-keyboard.js.org
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2019 Francisco Hodge and project contributors
License: MIT
Purpose: Virtual keyboard for React
Homepage: github.com/clauderic/react-sortable-hoc
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2016, Claudéric Demers
License: MIT
Purpose: Higher-order components to turn a list into a touch-friendly sortable list.
Homepage: react-switch.netlify.com/
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2017-2019 Markus Englund
License: MIT
Purpose: Draggable toggle-switch component for React
Homepage: reactcommunity.org/react-tabs/
Copyright: Copyright (c) Matt Zabriskie and Daniel Tschinder
License: MIT
Purpose: Tab component for ReactJS
Homepage: github.com/reactstrap/reactstrap
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2016-Present Eddy Hernandez, Chris Burrell, Evan Sharp
License: MIT
Purpose: Stateless React components for Bootstrap 4
React Table
Homepage: github.com/tannerlinsley/react-table
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2016 Tanner Linsley
License: MIT
Purpose: Lightweight, fast and extendable datagrid built for React
Homepage: catc.github.io/react-timekeeper
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2017 catalin c
License: MIT
Purpose: Time picker
Homepage: github.com/gdowens/react-toggle-button
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2016 Gavin Owens
License: MIT
Purpose: Toggle component checkbox
Homepage: redis.io
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2009-2020, Salvatore Sanfilippo and others, All rights reserved.
License: BSD 3-Clause
Purpose: In memory data caching and storage
Homepage: github.com/firstdoit/remote#readme
Copyright: Guilherme Rodrigues
License: BSD
Purpose: Work locally using remote server API
Roboto fontface
Homepage: github.com/choffmeister/roboto-fontface-bower
Copyright: Christian Hoffmeister
License: Apache-2.0
Purpose: Text font
Homepage: github.com/simov/slugify
Copyright: Copyright (c) Simeon Velichkov
License: MIT
Purpose: Change strings to slug format
Homepage: github.com/systemd/systemd
License: LGPLv2.1+
Purpose: System and service manager
Homepage: github.com/gravitational/teleport
Copyright: Copyright 2015 Gravitational, Inc.
License: Apache License 2.0
Purpose: Customer support and updates
The Linux Kernel
Homepage: kernel.org
License: GNU GPL version 2
Purpose: Base operating system
Homepage: github.com/matteobruni/tsparticles
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2020 Matteo Bruni
License: MIT
Purpose: Typescript particles
Ubuntu Server
Homepage: ubuntu.com
Copyright: Canonical Ltd.
License: Free Software
Purpose: Server
Homepage: github.com/storaged-project/udisks
Copyright: Copyright (C) 2007-2011 David Zeuthen <zeuthen@gmail.com>
Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Red Hat, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
License: LGPLv2 (or later)
Purpose: Storage management
Homepage: github.com/browserify/node-util
Copyright: Copyright Joyent, Inc. and other Node contributors.
License: MIT
Purpose: util module for browser


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