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Instructions for Updating a Remote Device using your MFD


This FAQ relates to the following products:

 
Autopilots Instruments SeaTalkhs/Raynet/SeaTalkNG connected Using one of the following MFD's to update the software:

p70

p70R

 

Evolution EV1/EV2  

ACU100/ACU200/ACU300/ACU400

SPX-5

SPX-10

SPX-30

SPX-40

SPX-CAN

SPX-DIO

SPX-SOL

ST70 Pilot Head

ST70+ Pilot Keypad - Sail

ST70+ Pilot Keypad - Power

i70
i60
i50
ITC-5

ST70 Instrument Head

ST70+ 

ST70+ Instrument Keypad

ST70+ Pilot Keypad - Sail

ST70+ Pilot Keypad - Power

SeaTalkNG to SeaTalk one Converter
ECI100
SR150
DSM30/DSM300
CP450
Ethernet Radome
HD Radome
HD/SHD Open Array

a Series - a65, a67
c Series -  c95, c97, c125. c127. 
e Series - e7, e7D, e95, e97, e125, e127, e165
gS Series - gS95, gS125, gS165

A Series -  A50, A50D, A57, A57D, A70, A70D 

E Series Classic - E80, E120

C Series Wide - C90w, C120w, C140w
E Series Wide - E90w, E120w, E140w


The following procedure addresses how one would populate a Flash memory card (Compact Flash or mSD) with software update files to update one of the listed remote products using a supported Multifunction Display (MFD) and then use this memory card to update the Remote Device software. 


Please note that product software updates may revert some of the Device configuration settings back to the default settings. As such, it is recommended that customers make note of the configuration settings so that they may be used to reconfigure the Device settings after the Device software has been updated.  With regards to the SPX Autopilots the device must be recalibrated after any update has been performed.


Populating a Memory Card (Compact Flash/mSD) with the MFD Software

  1. Insert a compatible memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product from HERE

    Note: For both G Series and a/c/e/gS Series, there are multiple options depending on the software installed in your MFD. Please click here for further information

  3. Upon completion of the download, click on the downloaded file to open it
  4. Copy all files to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash card from the drive options).  Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card

    For example, if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files (i.e. the DOB and PKG files alone) should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.

  5. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

   
Populating the card via a Windows Machine Populating the card via a Apple Machine

Updating the Remote Device

The next stage is to update the remote device using your MFD.  Please choose the appropriate instructions below depending on what MFD you are using to perform the update.  This update must be performed on all connected devices of the same model in the system.  If there is connected devices of the same model in the system with different software versions you may experience spurious issues.

Note: Software updates do not have to be performed sequentially unless stated.  It is fine to update from version 2.00 to version 5.00 and miss both version 3.00 and 4.00 if you have not previously installed them.  All necessary information for the units to operate are included in the latest update.

 

 

IMPORTANT TERMS OF DOWNLOADING SOFTWARE

 

This firmware update process is done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty. 

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

 



Update the Remote Device Software using a a, c, e, gS Series MFD


  1. Power OFF the MFD.
  2. Insert the mSD card containing the software update files into the MFD’s memory card reader.
  3. Power ON the MFD.
  4. Wait until the screen notifies you that the software update has completed and that you are now able to remove the mSD card. 
  5. Remove mSD card from the display and the MFD will now reboot back to normal operation.
 

Update the Remote Device Software using a A Series, C Series or E Series Wide/Classic MFD

  1. Power OFF the MFD.
  2. Insert the CF memory card containing the software update files into the MFD’s memory card reader.
  3. Power ON the MFD.
  4. After the MFD has booted to its Raymarine Software Upgrade Utility screen, select the software upgrade package from the Upgrade Packages Available list.

    If a Bootloader Update is part of the download, this must be done first before the Software Update.  
    Please note it may hang at 50% and not Complete to 100% and may show Failed.  

  5. Press the UPGRADE REMOTE UNIT function key.
  6. Press the UPGRADE REMOTE UNIT ON ST2 (It may also say STNG depending on the current version of software you are using).
  7. Use the Trackpad to highlight the unit you wish to update and press the UPGRADE UNIT softkey.
  8. When the progress indicator's Overall bar reaches 100%, the Device software will have been upgraded.
  9. Repeat from Step 6 for any other Remote Device you wish to upgrade.
  10. Remove the CF memory card from the MFD's memory card reader.
  11. Press MFD's red power button to power OFF the MFD.


Updating a Digital Radar or DSM30/300


Instructions using an A Series, C Series or E Series Wide/Classic MFD

  1. Power OFF the MFD.
  2. Insert the CF memory card containing the software update files into the MFD’s memory card reader.
  3. Power ON the MFD.
  4. After the MFD has booted to its Raymarine Software Upgrade Utility screen, select the software upgrade package from the Upgrade Packages Available list.

    If a Bootloader Update is part of the download, this must be done first before the Software Update. 
    Please note it may hang at 50% and not Complete to 100% and may show Failed. 

  5. Press the UPGRADE REMOTE UNIT function key.
  6. Press the UPGRADE REMOTE UNIT ON SeaTalkhs.
  7. Use the Trackpad to highlight the unit you wish to update and press the UPGRADE UNIT softkey.
  8. Power off and then back on the remote unit you are upgrading.  Do not power off the entire system otherwise the update will fail.
  9. When the progress indicator's Overall bar reaches 100%, the Device software will have been upgraded.
  10. Repeat from Step 6 for any other Remote Device you wish to upgrade.
  11. Remove the CF memory card from the MFD's memory card reader.
  12. Press MFD's red power button to power OFF the MFD.
 


Checking the Software has been Updated

ST70/ST70+

Menu > Diagnostics> About display

i70/p70

Menu > Set-Up > Diagnostics > About Display

i50/i60

Press and hold buttons 1 and 2 until the software version is displayed in intermediate cal.  This is the Cal level after User Cal is shown

a,c,e or gS Series MFD

If you have a a,c,e or gS Series MFD you can view software versions of all compatible devices.  On the MFD:

[Home screen] Setup > Maintenance> Diagnostics > Select Device

Please note it will only show devices known to the MFD.  Some devices may not be listed.