|FIBER OWL 4 BOLT FIRMWARE UPGRADE|
The firmware for Fiber OWL 4 optical power meters can be upgraded FREE OF CHARGE by downloading the "FLASH" file listed below.
PLEASE READ ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE UPDATING THE FIRMWARE IN YOUR FIBER OWL 4.
|FIBER OWL 4 SERIES OPTICAL POWER METERS (valid for firmware versions 4.10 and later)|
*** CRITICAL UPDATE ***
*** UPDATING TO FIRMWARE VERSION 4.69 IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***
Date: January 14, 2015
Firmware version 4.69 allows users to modify
their Link Wizard parameters (except
Cabling Standard--see NOTE 2)
after test readings have been stored without having
to re-set the wavelength references.
NOTE 1: modifying the Link Wizard parameters does not affect the test readings themselves.
NOTE 2: changing the Cabling Standard requires the user to re-set the wavelength references.
Fiber OWL 4 firmware upgrade instructions (PDF; 1.16 MB)
STEP 1: Download and install Fiber OWL 4 firmware upgrade program (MSI; 1.5MB)
STEP 2: Download (Right click, Save As...) Fiber OWL 4 firmware file (v4.69) (HEX; 144 kB)
-- it is recommended to save this .hex file in an easily remembered location
OPERATIONS GUIDE: Some firmware updates change the appearance of the Fiber OWL 4 screens. The current Fiber OWL 4 operations guide will show these changes. Click here to download the updated Fiber OWL 4 operations guide.
OWL REPORTER DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE: The latest version of OWL Reporter is required to take advantage of the improved functionality of manual reference link budgets. Click here to download, or click here to visit the OWL Reporter download page.
using this "FLASH" file for Fiber OWL 4 firmware versions released prior to 4.10 will result in the meter losing its serial number and
user settings. Meters before 4.10 will need to be sent to OWL for updating. Contact OWL at
262-473-0643 for more information.
NOTE: starting with firmware version 4.41, the bottom row of keys on Fiber OWL 4 series optical power meters have been re-mapped. If upgrading from version 4.40 or earlier, a new keypad will be required. For instructions on the new keypad mapping, please download the latest Fiber OWL operations guide. Please contact OWL at 262-473-0643 for more information about these new keypads.