Originally Posted by Jeffrey S
I don't have the hardware change so I didn't see that. We're in the process of swapping out my unit.
You update the firmware within the iKommunicate admin panel directly.
The thing works really well. I've had mine on now for 3 weeks continuously and it doesn't miss a beat, need a restart, or anything else odd. It's just working for me.
Updating is supposed to be via the online admin panel or the micro SD card stored under the "iKommunicate plan end cap", but - get this - that feature wasn't working until the latest release which...you can't get anywhere. I have a 12vdc power supply at home so I just plugged it in and did the automatic update to the June 8th firmware, but there's no sign of the June 16th update (per Paul Sumpner):
- "The Device List had been working for months, but a recent change to the code broke this feature and it was not picked up by our firmware release testing, as we only tested with our simulated N2K network rather than a real one ! We have taken steps to ensure that all releases (big and small) will be tested on both our simulated and real N2K network.
- If you download the latest firmware, released yesterday, this is fixed. Also with this release is the new Upload Firmware function that allows you to download the firmware on another device and then upload it via the web interface if you do not have internet connectivity on the boat."
User "marinereview" is reporting that his installed system is continuously rebooting "about every 6 minutes". He doesn't have the ability to "Upload" from the microSD card, and so he's going to have to get online with the device, do a quick scan for the device, log in, access the admin page, download the new version (when it becomes downloadable!), and reboot the device...in under 6 minutes.
As we are all (you, me, Digital Yacht) software developers I think you can appreciate the "epic fail" here.