- Firmware

By: Sportident  09-12-2011


SPORTident has released version 5.68 for SPORTident controls BSF-7 & BSF-8 as a replacement to all prior firmware versions.  All controls should be updated to this firmware. As many of you are aware, V5.59 had the stadium control bug which caused the batteries in stadium controls (Clear/Check/Start/Finish/Download) to be drained sooner under certain conditions.  V5.65 was released in the spring, but withdrawn again due to a different issue. Unfortunately the download control and the printer control cannot yet be updated to version 5.68.  I will update this page as soon as I get a timeline on the availability..

SPORTident in Germany announced that controls should not be upgraded to 5.65 for the moment.  I had a conversation with the head of SPORTident, and here’s a summary: “SPORTident apologizes for this development; at a recent O-meet in Lisbon, Portugal, some errors were reported that are being investigated. We expect this to take some days. “5.59 was stable, except for the Stadium Control bug, so 5.65 was released in December. Now, three months later, these reports have been raised that need to be looked into. It is therefore advised to hold off upgrading from 5.59 until the matter..

Exciting times!  A new firmware package has been released for the following controls: BSF7-D Control BSF8-Dx Control BS8-D Master BS7-P Printout BSM-7 Download.  I will document here how to install and use it over the next few days, in the meantime here are the links to the files: SI-Config V2.0.9 ..

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09-12-2011 - Printer and printer control

Donald and Scrooge, as adults, are doing one course of 6 controls, while the triplets are doing the shorter course, with just four controls. The printer control BS7-P is a great device for school events, training events or anything that doesn’t require any registration. It helps if the participants all own an SI-6 or higher finger stick, with their name stored in the finger stick.

09-12-2011 - Batteries

The lithium batteries last much longer than the original packs, and the voltage stays within range until almost the end of the battery’s life. It is published by the battery manufacturer, for the battery installed in BSF-8 controls (BSF-7 batteries have similar looking profiles). SPORTident now uses single-cell lithium batteries to replace BSF6 batteries instead of Alcaline triple cell packs as originally shipped.