Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

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Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by ECC » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:13 pm

The BCS-460 uses a process called TFTP to update its firmware via Ethernet. The steps for a typical update would be as follows:
  1. Download new image from ECC.
  2. Start a TFTP server on a computer residing on the same network as the BCS unit.
  3. Navigate to the Systems Settings page on the BCS-460, and click the "Firmware Update Mode"
  4. In the dialog box, enter the IP address of the computer running the TFTP Server that will host the firmware image.
  5. Wait a few seconds for the update to complete.
A great free TFTP server demo application is available here: https://tftpd64.codeplex.com/

To update the controller, first run the application on a computer that is located on the same local network as the BCS-460. Set the "Current Directory" to the same directory where the firmware image (step 1) is located. No other setup is usually required.

Click on the "Firmware Update Mode" (step 3) of the System Settings page of the BCS controller. A dialog box will pop up, requesting the IP address of the computer running the TFTP Server. In the example below, the BCS-460 has an IP address of 192.168.0.3, and the computer running the TFTP Server demo is 192.168.0.2.

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Click the OK button. The BCS-460 with then go into firmware update mode. The TFTP server will start downloading the firmware image to the BCS unit, as shown below.

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After the update is complete, the BCS-460 will restart automatically. It will restart with system defaults, so any saved settings (including non-default network settings) will be lost. Keep in mind that if you're connecting directly to the unit, dhcp is enabled by default, so there will be a 20 sec timeout until the controller gives up on dhcp and assigns itself the IP of 169.254.0.63

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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by Zulu » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:50 pm

Ok , took two tries but mine is now on vers0.4

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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by bsfixit » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:15 am

how do I find which version I have? Where do I find the image file to update the firmware if needed?
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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by ECC » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:49 pm

To find your firmware version, goto the System Settings page, under Firmware Update. Under the 'Firmware Update Mode' is "Current firmware version is BCS-460 v1.0". You can see it in the second screenshot on this page of the wiki.

Versions below 1.0 were for the beta testing. There will be a page dedicated to firmware images and errata when new revisions become available.

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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by bsfixit » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:45 pm

thanks I see it in system settings .ver 1

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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by Tork » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:25 pm

What happened to the images?

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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by FullWindsor » Tue May 09, 2017 5:40 am

Can Anyone point me to a free TFTP server download? The one in original post is no longer there.

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Re: Howto: Update the Firmware of a BCS-460

Post by JonW » Tue May 09, 2017 8:43 am

I've been using an open source one for a while and it works great. Easy to use.

https://tftpd64.codeplex.com/

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