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Update reader firmware via Wired Upload

For this update method, you connect the reader to a computer via USB or RS-232/UART, and upload the configuration via BALTECH Uploader.


  • Any BALTECH ToolSuite version
  • The firmware file in BF2 format

    If the reader contains a configuration packaged with a specific firmware version, you cannot upload the BF2 file alone. To upload it, you need to create a new version of the configuration and package it with the BF2 file (here's a step-by-step description). Otherwise, you'll need to factory-reset the reader when uploading the BF2 file and re-deploy the configuration afterwards.

Perform the upload

  1. Connect the reader to your computer.

    I have an Ethernet reader.

    To work with BALTECH tools, an Ethernet reader must be unconfigured, or required permissions must be granted in PKI Authentication and Encryption settings.

  2. Open BALTECH Uploader.
    If you haven't installed it yet, you can download it here as part of BALTECH ToolSuite.

  3. Click Browse... in the top right and select the BF2 firmware file (or BEC2 file with the packaged firmware).

  4. Click Start Wired Upload.
    Screenshot: Start screen of BALTECH Uploader with button "Start Wired Upload"

  5. Click Start Upload.
    Screenshot: Start upload in BALTECH Uploader

The firmware update is now uploaded and installed on the reader. Once the process is completed, disconnect the reader and continue with the next if needed.

Implement wired upload yourself

Alternatively, you can implement wired upload via USB or RS-232/UART yourself, e.g. to integrate the upload into your own application.