RTLS Studio 2.3 and higher

In RTLS studio version 2.3 and higher, you can update Anchor Firmware directly.

Always make sure that the power supply is stable during firmware update.

Prerequisite

Except the Anchor must be connection with RTLS studio and power supply must be stable. You must check what Anchor bootloader version is. This is important for other steps.

The detail about what bootloader version is on your Anchor you can find in RTLS Manager → Anchor (Advanced) → Firmware:

Anchors manufactured after  contains bootloader 1.0

Anchors manufactured before contains bootloader 0.3, 0.2 or 0.1.

Anchors with bootloader 0.1 or 0.2 will always show as “N/A” in RTLS Manager.

Procedure

You know bootloader version now. Select the bootloader version and follow next step.


1) For Firmware updated choose required Firmware version in RTLS Manager → Anchor (Advanced) → Firmware section:

Anchor has to have set correctly RTLS Server IP address. Also, firmware upgrade is done over UDP messaging on L2 layer. Therefore, computer must be connected directly to anchor or on the same L2 segment (no router on the path).

You can upgrade firmware from your current version diretly to the higher version

e.g. see on picture above - Anchor with firmware version 3.009-W will be upgraded directly for firmware 3.1.1-W

2) When Firmware selected click on the “Update” button for firmware update. Then firmware upgrade starts:

3) When firmware upgrade is successfully done, you get information "Upgrade completed":


Anchors with BL 1.0 use for firmware update port 80.

1) For Firmware updated choose required Firmware version in RTLS Manager → Anchor (Advanced) → Firmware section:

Anchors cannot be upgraded using Wi-Fi connection, only ethernet. RTLS Manager will stop the upgrade if it detects that anchor is connecting via WiFi. The Anchor must be connected by Ethernet cable during the firmware update.

First gen FW upgrade (bootloaders 0.3) requires no DHCP server to be present. If RTLS Manager detects DHCP Server on the network, it will stop the upgrade.

Anchor has to have set correctly RTLS Server IP address. Also, firmware upgrade is done over UDP messaging on L2 layer. Therefore, computer must be connected directly to anchor or on the same L2 segment (no router on the path).

You can upgrade firmware from your current version diretly to the higher version

e.g. see on picture above - Anchor with firmware version 3.009-W will be upgraded directly for firmware 3.1.1-W

2) When Firmware selected click on the “Update” button for firmware update. Then firmware upgrade starts:

3) When firmware upgrade is successfully done, you get information "Upgrade completed":

The bootloader 0.1 or 0.2 will always show as “N/A” in RTLS Studio 2.3 and this anchor is restricted from the upgrade.

You can use 3rd party application for upgrade as described in section RTLS Studio 2.2 and lower


Anchor firmware upgrade should always persist in the actual anchor settings.