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Upgrading Halogen Software and HAL Firmware

For the HAL System to function, Halogen and the firmware located on your hardware devices must be the same version. When you install a new version of Halogen, firmware updates are also installed (on your computer). To actually install the new firmware on the devices themselves, you must then manually launch the firmware update process. The following procedures explain how to upgrade both the Halogen software and the firmware for your HAL and peripheral devices.

tip: Running multiple versions of Halogen on one computer: Installers can run any and every version of Halogen software needed, at any job site, new or old, without uninstalling and reinstalling anything. Halogen allows running any and every version – one at a time – on the same computer.

Here are details:

To upgrade the Halogen software:

Several options are available:

To upgrade the firmware on your HAL device and peripheral devices:

  1. Open the Connect to Device dialog box. If a detected HAL device contains firmware that is older than the version of Halogen running on that computer, an Update Firmware button associated with that HAL displays in the Operations column:

  2. note: If the firmware is newer than the software, a Roll Back Firmware button displays. Instead of rolling back your firmware, however, we strongly recommend downloading the latest version of Halogen, ensuring that you have the latest functionality available to you.

  3. Click the Update Firmware button to perform the update. As part of the firmware update, HAL also updates the firmware on all peripherals (RADs, DRs, EXPs). During an update, each device signifies in some way that its firmware is updating:

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