UPGRADING THE FLASH ROM FIRMWARE
The MetroSet2 program is a functional component of Metrologic’s new line of
Flash- based scanners. This program allows the user of a Metrologic scanner to
quickly upgrade to a new or custom version of firmware. It requires the use of a
personal computer running Windows 95 or greater and the use of a serial port.
The user merely connects the scanner to a serial port on the PC, launches the
MetroSet2 program, and blasts off to new software upgrades.
Each MS3580, regardless of the version number or communication protocol, can
be upgraded. All RS232 (-41); keyboard wedge (-47); light pen (-41); OCIA (-9);
IBM 468X/469X (-11); low speed USB (-38); integrated full speed USB (-40); and
RS232 TTL, Laser Emulation (-104) units can be upgraded. To upgrade all units,
a power supply and a PowerLink cable (MLPN 54-54014) are required.
RS232 units can be upgraded using the standard PowerLink cable
The program guides the user with its simplistic one click approach. The user
must first select the file. Once the file is selected and verified, the scanner is
ready to be upgraded. Press the “Flash Scanner” button to upgrade the scanner.
The unit will go into a “flash mode” – both the blue and white LEDs will be on.
The user can follow the progress of the upgrade by watching the screen for
details. When the upgrade is complete, the scanner will respond with its normal
one beep on power up. If two beeps occur, the scanner did not upgrade
properly. Contact a Metrologic service representative for additional assistance.