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Firmware Update

The WE-FAX501 has an operating software, similar to a computers operating system. This software is called firmware. This firmware can be updated by the customer himself. Such update consists mostly of a collection of improvements and bugfixes.
Ensure that the device is always up to date before you start your next cruise. So we recommend that you visit this Page frequently. Of course we will also notify you by email about firmware updates if you like.
If you have problems or questions regarding the firmware update, your WE-FAX501 dealer will help you. Of course you may also contact us directly.

Update files

Here you will find the files which you need for updating your WE-FAX501. Normally the WE-FAX501 is equipped with a USB-port. Check the back of the device, if a USB port is present. If not, use the RS232 version.

 

download update USB

WE-FAX501 USB

The current version of the firmware for WE-FAX501 Devices with USB interface. That file is for the black box as well as the normal unit. (Version 5.35 of 2010/02/15)
Instruktionen USB

Upgrade Instruktions WE-FAX501 USB

This document describes how the WE-FAX501 can be updated via the USB Interface. This file is also included by downloading the firmware.
download update RS232

WE-FAX501 RS232

The current version of the WE-501 firmware for devices with RS232 interface without USB. (Version 5.35 of 2010/02/15)
Instruktionen USB

Upgrade Instructions WE-FAX501 RS232

This document describes how the WE-FAX501 can be updated via the serial interface. This file is also included by installing the firmware.

Conditions for updating

Transver the data with USB:

Transver the data with serial connection (RS232):

Firmware changes

Changes in Version 5.35 of 2010/02/15:



Documentation

Instruktionen USBQuick Guide for the version 5.35 This document describes on a few pages the most important operations of the weather decoder.
Instruktionen USBManual for Weather Decoder WE-FAX501 in German