Pieps and Barryvox Pulse Firmware Updates
Spirit West has the latest Firmware updates for the Pieps and Mammut Barryvox beacons.
The Pieps DSP, Tour, and Mammut Pulse can both be updated.. The ability to update your beacon is important, because it allows you to get enhancements and new features without purchasing a new avalanche transceiver.
Firmware Release 8.2
Every new firmware is developed to be compatible
with any PIEPS DSP since 2003. Below you will see the overview of the different
PIEPS DSP | Firmware
2.8: Old beacon mode and Mark function optimized
3.1: Frequency measurement
4.0: Smart Transmitter
5.0: iProbe support, SCAN function and Self-check
6.2: iProbe support optimized and wattage optimized
8.2: TX600 Search
SWITCHING FUNCTION TO TX 600 SEARCH
The PIEPS TX600 is a mini-transmitter for dogs and equipment that is transmitting out of
the standard EN300718 and can be received with every PIEPS DSP (Version 8.2). Press
the OPTIONS and SCAN buttons simultaneously while in SEARCH mode. The PIEPS
DSP switches into TX600 mode and indicates the direction and distance to the strongest
TX600 signal. To activate the search according to the standard EN300718 again, switch
the PIEPS DSP to the SEND mode and then back to the SEARCH mode.
IMPORTANT! In the standard SEARCH mode the PIEPS DSP does not indicate the
TX600. Active search operations are never influenced. A detection of the TX600
without switching to a special mode is only possible in immediate vicinity (<1m).
CHECKING THE SOFTWARE VERSION
In order to check the software version of your PIEPS DSP turn your beacon to SEND
while simultaneously pressing the SCAN button (a "?" or "((("....depending on your
beacon's faceplate). A number should appear on the screen: 2.8, 3.1, 4.0, 5.0, 6.2, or 8.2.
This number indicates the version of the firmware in your beacon.
Mammut Pulse Barryvox
The following features were added to the 3.2 firmware update:
- Directional Tones. The Pulse's audio tones change based on the direction indicator.
- Rescue Send. This feature is targeted at professional users: If you are in Search mode and you switch directly to Send, the Pulse will ask you if you prefer "Rescue Send." In this mode, the Pulse is neither sending or receiving, but it will revert to send if it doesn't sense motion after seven minutes. This basically mutes the beep-beep that would normally occur while searching without transmitting a signal.
- Landing Strip or Cross Fire. This changes the display during the Pulse's fine search between a "landing strip" (forward and backward only) and a "cross fire."
- Lithium Batteries. Starting with version 3.2, the Pulse can use either alkaline or lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are "considerably lighter" and will increase the battery life by 30% to 50%. They also eliminate the possibility of corrosion. You must choose the appropriate "alkaline" or "lithium" option in the Pulse's settings before changing the type of battery.