PosiTector Updates

Image of a PosiTector gage body, the screen shows info about the latest "Package List", "OK" is selected

Locating your PosiTector's current software revisions

Select Gage Info from the Setup menu. Select Next at each screen until the following Package List appears...

See Software Revision Notes for current revision and release information.

Update Instructions

Warning: Ensure that stored readings are backed up to a PC or PosiSoft.net. The instrument will Reset after the update and ALL readings in memory will be erased.

PosiTector Advanced users connected via WiFi can skip to Step 3:

Step 1:
Ensure PosiSoft Desktop (version 4.1.0 or greater) is installed and running on your PC/Mac. If you have not installed PosiSoft Desktop, it can be downloaded here. PosiSoft Desktop is not required when updating via WiFi (PosiTector Advanced models only).
Step 2:
Connect your PosiTector to the PC using the supplied USB cable
Step 3:
Select Updates from the gage's Connect menu as shown below...
Graphic of a red triangle with an exclamation mark in the center

Note: A triangle symbol (left) indicates the gage is unable to establish the required two-way communication with the update servers, typically due to firewall settings of the connected PC or WiFi network (WiFi connected Advanced models only).

Image of a PosiTector gage body, the screen shows the main gage body menu and 'Connect' is selected
a) Select the Connect menu option
Image of a PosiTector gage body, the screen shows the Connect menu with the 'Updates' option selected
b) Next, select Updates
Image of a PosiTector gage body, the screen says "Check for UPDATES, Ensure gage is connected to PosiSoft Desktop or wifi" and the "OK" button is selected
c) Choose OK to check if new updates are available
Image of a PosiTector gage body, the screen says "UPDATE, Select packages to install", "System updates" is checked and the "OK" button is selected
d) By default, all available updates are selected for install. Select OK to proceed with the update.
Image of a PosiTector gage body installing an update. Notations point out "1 of 3 updates installed" and also point to the "Progress Bar"
e) The update process will begin and a progress bar (as shown above) will display. The Gage will power-down upon completion of the update. When powered-on, the gage may reset to finalize the installation.

DO NOT unplug the Gage during the update operation.

Software Revision Notes

Most recent and recommended revisions shown below.
STD Base (PosiTector Standard models - Serial Numbers: 864,000 and greater)
Revision
Release Date
Release Notes
8.05.87
07-Sep-2021
- PosiTector DPM: Fixed issue which caused gage to power-down during extended Auto Log
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ADV Base (PosiTector Advanced models - Serial Numbers: 864,000 and greater)
Revision
Release Date
Release Notes
8.05.86
21-Jul-2021
- PosiTector UTG: Added support for Prompted Batches
- PosiTector RTR 3D: Increased SDF (Surface Data File) storage from 1 to 10 files
- Miscellaneous updates and fixes
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