In last week's Wired List, we discussed what Firmware Updates are, where to find them, and the software programs needed to install them. In this week's List, we'll talk about products that require either Wireless Designer or the USB Firmware Updater program to perform firmware updates:
Products that require the USB Updater are:
First, ensure that you have the USB Firmware Updater utility. You can download versions of it, for Windows and macOS, here.
After you've downloaded and installed USB Firmware Updater, the update process is as simple as going to the product page, reviewing the Firmware Revision History, downloading the relevant Zip archive, extracting it to a temporary folder, then installing it.
Products that require Wireless Designer (D² Digital System, Duet System, DCHT, SRc and Venue 2):
Make sure you are using Wireless Designer software v2.0.7 or higher for macOS, and v2.0.16 or higher for Windows PC.
Go to the D² Firmware page and download the current update file. D2 update files bundle firmware for multiple products into one archive. Use Wireless Designer to install the update; it will automatically choose the necessary components from the file.
When using version 3.x firmware in a Duet system, a recent version of Wireless Designer is required; 2.0.16 or higher for Windows and Version 2.0.7 or higher for macOS. We will expand on the process to do this in the final list next week to discuss the choice between firmware loads for encrypted and non-encrypted modes of operation.
Go to the D² Firmware page and download the current update file. D2 update files bundle firmware for multiple products into one archive. Use Wireless Designer to install the update; it will automatically choose the necessary components.
First review the SRc Firmware page. Firmware for this product can only be installed using the SRUSB Firmware Update Adapter accessory. Download the current update file. Use Wireless Designer to install the firmware. Instructions are found in the SRUSB technical data sheet.
For Venue 2:
The Firmware page for Venue 2 is here.
- The Venue 2 firmware update files bundle the latest firmware for multiple products in one archive. Use Wireless Designer to install the update; it will automatically choose the necessary components from the file.
Firmware updates can be installed into these products using the Control Panel software (running on your PC or laptop computer) and a USB cable. Each DM series model has its own Control Panel program, which is used for the firmware. The latest firmware can be downloaded here.
- Many LecNet2 and Venue software packages are currently bundled together. The files you download may have LecNet2 in the filename.
We hope that this post helps alleviate some of the confusion around firmware updates. To learn more, you can watch firmware update tutorial videos covering most of our product line on our YouTube channel. Our Facebook group also contains a wealth of information, and you can usually get helpful answers from the community (several Lectro employees and experienced soundies contribute). And remember, you can always call our Service and Support Department.
Next week, we’ll discuss the more complicated updates, for early build products and those that were modified per the requirements of the repack for non-US geographies.