Updating Access Series firmware (Utility)

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Updating Access Series firmware (Utility)

Run the Config Utility

Run the configuration program found in the installation folder.

Please contact sales for a link to download the latest Access Series kit.

run the accesscfg update exe

Connect to Access Device

Click the Search button to locate any Access Series devices running on the network.

Once a device has been found select it from the Board IP Address drop down menu, type the password in the password text field and then click Connect.

This will connect the configuration program to the Access Series device. If it has succeeded then that Status will read connected.

search for the access device to update

Upgrade Tab

Click on the Upgrade EmbeddedMCS tab and then click the Upgrade EmbeddedMCS button.

Upgrade EmbeddedMCS tab

Confirm Update Agreement

EmbeddedMCS requires a current Visualware maintenance and support agreement.

Providing you have such an agreement check the box and click Continue.

confirm support agreement

Initiate the Update

The browse dialog should automatically locate the correct folder for the Access Series device you have selected.

There will be two .bfu files in this directory, first of all choose the Flash Loader .bfu file and click Open. The configuration program will now update that file. Once complete follow the process in step 3 and 4 expect this time choose the HBRA .bfu file to upload that.

single core files

For CXM Single Core Devices:

The configuration program should present a different set of files, shown in the image below. For Single Core CXMs first upgrade the CX1Boot.bfu. Once that's been done follow steps 3 and 4 and upgrade CXMoem_C0.bfu.

For CXM Dual Core Devices:

The configuration program should present a different set of files, shown in the image below. For Dual Core CXMs first upgrade the CX1DualBoot.bfu. Once that's been done follow steps 3 and 4 and upgrade CXMoem_C0.bfu when the device is connected to the port 0 IP Address and then upgrade CXMoem_C1.bfu when the device is connected to the port 1 IP Address.

Dual core must be individually upgraded because the dual engine uses an SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) architecture which defines two independent and distinct Access devices on a single motherboard.

dual core files

Complete

This Access Series box is now up to date with the latest firmware.

Repeat the process for all Access Series Devices.