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Overview of update workflows

There are various methods to deploy an update, depending on what you want to update and what firmware your readers currently run on. Below, we've summarized best- practice workflows for different scenarios.

A note on custom firmware

Suggestions below that apply to our standard firmware 1100 v2.00 or above also apply to custom firmware originally created as of November 2021.

Configuration update

All readers have firmware 1100 v2.00 or above

  1. Create a new version of your configuration with the required changes.
  2. In Administrative Information, disable Support Legacy Firmware Versions.
  3. Release and export the new version.
  4. Deploy it using one of the following methods:

Some or no readers have firmware 1100 v2.00 or above

  1. Create a new version of your configuration with the required changes.
  2. In Administrative Information, enable Support Legacy Firmware Versions.
  3. Release and export the new version.
  4. Deploy it using one of the following methods:

Firmware update

If you're unsure whether a firmware update makes sense, check our recommendations.

You can download firmware files for all stable versions of our standard firmware. Deployment methods depend on your project setup.

All readers have firmware 1100 v2.00 or above

Use one of the following methods:

No readers have firmware 1100 v2.00 or above

Use Wired Upload.

Some readers have firmware 1100 v2.00 or above

You have 2 options:

  1. Use Wired Upload for all readers.
  2. Use Wireless Upload for readers with firmware 1100 v2.00 and Wired Upload all other ones.

    For option 2, you need to package the firmware with your configuration. The BEC2 file you'll receive will be accepted by all readers.

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