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SIR-3000 Software Release Upgrade Procedures

the Windows CE Operating system has been changed to accommodate the Chinese and Japanese languages. If your SIR-3000 has the letter J or C at the end of the GUI release number (Example: GUI 2 0 1 0J) as displayed under SYSTEM VERSION SHOW. This will serve to indicate that your SIR-3000 has had the appropriate changes to accommodate the Chinese or Japanese languages. If your system does not display the C or J and you wish to upgrade your system to accommodate the Japanese or Chinese character set. You must return your system to our field service department. Please set aside approximately 1 hour to do this upgrade and any prerequisite steps, if you are trying it for the first time. After you have done the upgrade and are familiar with the process, you should be able to do the entire process in approximately 5-10 minutes. Additionally, please give yourself adequate time after the installation to review the changes that have been made to the software. The software changes are listed in the file Versions.rtf or Versions.htm. Prerequisites: USB Cable – You will need a USB cable that connects to your computer and SIR-3000. If you have a USB printer or USB scanner, you probably have one of these cables. Access to the SIR-3000 from your PC using Microsoft ActiveSync or the Windows Mobile Device Center – Directions for setting up the USB connection and installing the USB drivers is located in Appendix G of the SIR-3000 manual. If your PC is running Windows XP, you would use Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 or later If your PC is running Windows Vista, your USB connection will be managed through the Windows Mobile Device Center Please use the latest version of the SIR-3000 manual located under the Manuals link at http://support.geophysical.com . You will find them on our support web site under the “Documents Manuals TechNotes” folder.

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SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013.doc 1 of 5

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German. you will find similar folders on the SIR-3000. SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013.com/ Download SIR3K_VER_<x. The installation includes a FlashFX Disk folder with 6 sub folders: • FlashFX Disk\STARTUP – Contains the SIR-3000 user interface software. SIR-3000’s that displays the GUI <xxxx> C with or without the Letter C Will support: English.rtf/htm is also available on the support web site – This file contains release information for the firmware versions and software changes. French and Japanese Versions.geophysical. Please be careful to only download the Upgrade version that contains Languages appropriate to your WinCE system configuration .xxx>. German and French SIR-3000’s that displays the GUI <xxxx> J …with the letter J. Italian. • FlashFX Disk\FIRMWARE – Contains firmware for each internal hardware component. • FlashFX Disk\TEST – Contains the software that will allow you to upgrade the firmware. PLEASE NOTE: Throughout these procedures references are made to connecting and disconnecting the power source. Use either a Battery or the AC adaptor to provide power during these processes but not both. Spanish. Will support: English.exe and extract the contents. Spanish. Italian.doc 2 of 5 6/2/2008 .Access to the Geophysical website – Register for a username and password for SIR-3000 downloads at http://support. During the file transfer process. • FlashFX Disk\SETUPS – Contains predefined Metric unit setups for TerraSIRch and various operational modes • FlashFX Disk\SETUPSE – Contains predefined English unit setups for TerraSIRch and various operational modes • FlashFX Disk\LANGUAGE – Contains language folders and files for internationalization purposes. You will need to access these folders by connecting your SIR-3000 to your PC via a USB cable.

27 2005 rev. 5. SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013. Part 2 and 3: WAVEDATA: DSPWARE: ALTERAWARE TIMWARE AVR TerraSIRch User Interface: GPIF DSP Altera TIM AVR GUI V1.2 (2005 rev. At the initial TerraSIRch dialog. Press the enter button to exit from dialog.00 1.00 (depends on Computer Board Memory) 4. C or J) Part 2 and 3: Part 2 and 3: Part 2 and 3: Part 2: 7.70 or 5.Part 1 . NOTE: If using a battery. disconnect and reconnect. 3. To update your software. Disconnect and reconnect the power source. 4. Compare your versions to the versions listed below. If using the AC power adaptor. If the “Open File” dialog appears click on the left arrow to cancel it.doc 3 of 5 6/2/2008 . If you need to make changes to the firmware.00 or 1.00 2. Remove power source to turn off. Firmware or Software USBWARE: USBGPR: Alternate Name (as seen in SIR-3000) SIR-3000 USBGPR Current Version Place a Check here if your version differs. 2. remove and replace.0T or V1. 8. 6. follow the installation Instructions in Part 2.Checking Your Current Version: From the SIR-3000: 1. Navigate to SYSTEM-->VERSION-->SHOW and click the ENTER button.1 is also valid) 2 0 1 3 (none.2T 2. start TerraSIRch.99 1. follow the installation instructions in Part 3.

From the PC: 1. 2. 2. This will start the “USB TEST” program. This completes the GUI portion of the upgrade. At the initial TerraSIRch dialog click the run/stop button “ / ”three or more times. 2. Please verify your upgraded installation as described in Part 4. This will exit you from the USB test program and from TerraSIRch. Click “OK” when you see the “File Conversion” dialog. Connect Slave end of USB cable to SIR-3000. Copying the files should take about 1 minute. If successful you will see the WindowsCE. SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013. Connect Master end of USB cable to PC. 3.Part 2 . Click the Help button “?” on the SIR-3000. Connect power to the SIR-3000 without the antenna attached. When the ActiveSync icon in the PC system tray turns green click it and select “Explore”.net logo in the middle of the screen.doc 4 of 5 6/2/2008 . 3. Copy the entire contents of the SIR-3000 installation package (FlashFX Disk) from the PC to the Mobile Device>My Computer. Navigate to Mobile Device>My Computer.To Upgrade TerraSIRch (SIR-3000 Graphical User Interface -GUI) and Firmware loader: Starting the SIR-3000: 1. You will use this program later to install new firmware if necessary. Connect PC to SIR-3000 via USB 1.

Firmware Upgrade: In the previous part you upgraded the SIR-3000 user interface. c. 2. a. Detach the USB cable from the SIR-3000. 5 sec). From the SIR-3000: 1. 1 sec). DSPWARE (Takes approx. Do not press the button multiple times. At the initial TerraSIRch dialog. NOTE: If using a battery. This firmware is only required if noted in Part 1. If using the AC power adaptor. 3. Exit the Firmware loader upon completion by clicking “?”. A successful install will end by showing the value “SIR-3000 V1. you should check that the correct version of TIMWARE is installed by following the “Verifying Your Installation” part. Please note that TIMWARE will always complete with an error that states “Error updating Firmware”. 4. This firmware is only required if noted in Part 1. Watch for messages that give version information. This will start the Firmware Loader (“USB TEST” program). Install if uncertain. 6. but if you are uncertain you should run these steps. 5.Part 3 . This firmware is only required if noted in Part 1. Please verify your upgraded installation as described in Part 4. click the run/stop “ / ” button three or more times. This completes the firmware portion of the upgrade. Install if uncertain.doc 5 of 5 6/2/2008 . After installation. This firmware is only required if noted in Part 1. d. From the “Loader” screen. ALTERAWARE (Takes approx. b. The system will give no indication that this install has started. NOTE: You must perform this part in order to load the FIRMWARE necessary for system operation. Disconnect and reconnect the power source without the antenna attached. In this part you will use the firmware loader to upgrade the firmware. USBWARE (Takes up to 2 minutes) – Must be installed last. SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013. Check the list in Part 1 to see if you need to run this portion. disconnect and reconnect. remove and replace. You will now use this program to load firmware on the unit. Install if uncertain. TIMWARE takes the longest to install. these messages indicate completion for each piece of firmware loaded. Install if uncertain. install the new firmware by selecting each piece of firmware (in the order listed below) and clicking enter. TIMWARE (Takes approx 10 sec) – TerraSIRch (or other program modes) cannot have been run for this TIMWARE to install.0” or similar.

NOTE: If using a battery.2T 2.doc 6 of 5 6/2/2008 .27 2005 rev. At the initial TerraSIRch dialog. you can start using your upgraded software.2 (2005 rev. Press the enter button to exit from the dialog. Review the Modifications listed in the Versions.70 or 5.rtf/htm SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013. If you have installed correctly. If using the AC power adaptor. 5.Part 4: Verifying Your Installation: From the SIR-3000: 1. 7. remove and replace.1 is also valid) <current version> Part 2 and 3: Part 2 and 3: Part 2 and 3: Part 2: 6. Part 2 and 3: WAVEDATA: DSPWARE: ALTERAWARE TIMWARE AVR TerraSIRch: GPIF DSP Altera TIM AVR GUI V1.00 1.00 or 1.99 1.00 (depends on Computer Board Memory) 4. 4. 2. start TerraSIRch. Disconnect and reconnect the power source. If the “Open File” dialog appears click on the left arrow. Detach the USB cable from the SIR-3000. A successful upgrade is indicated by matching values from the SIR-3000 dialog to the following table: Firmware or Software USBWARE: USBGPR: Alternate Name (as seen in SIR-3000) SIR-3000 USBGPR Current Version Place a Check here if your version differs. disconnect and reconnect. Navigate to SYSTEM>VERSION>SHOW and click enter.0T or V1.00 2. 3.

Although the Instructions may appear long they really are a detailed way of stating: 1. 6. In order to copy properly you must make certain that the SIR-3000 software is not currently running. Copy the SIR-3000 software from your PC to the SIR-3000. 2. connect the SIR-3000 to your PC via USB cable. Install the Firmware (if necessary) using the USB Test program. If you have used these procedures and troubleshooting tips and are still having trouble installing the software. you need to ensure that power sources to the SIR-3000 were disconnected.com SIR-3000 Upgrade Instructions 2013. For example. Restart the SIR-3000 and verify that your Software and Firmware match the release. Stop the SIR-3000 software from running so that you can copy the new software 3.doc 7 of 5 6/2/2008 . verify that you can clearly see the Windows CE. TIMWARE will not load if you cycle the power via the power/standby button. 5. 4. Download and Extract the SIR-3000 software from the support site to your PC. If you receive any messages indicating that any of the files were unable to be copied.Troubleshooting: To install SIR-3000 software you will copy it from your PC to the SIR-3000. email a description of the problem that you are having to SoftwareTechSupport@geophysical. If any dialog or splash screen is showing you will not be able to copy the files.net logo on the SIR-3000. 7. Completely remove and reconnect power sources on the SIR-3000 to perform a hard boot. To install SIR-3000 firmware (after copying successfully).