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 MS1890, regardless of the version number or communication protocol, can
be upgraded. In other words, all RS232 (-14), keyboard wedge (-47), IBM
468X/469X (-11), low speed USB (-38), and full speed USB (-40) units can be
upgraded. To upgrade all units, a power supply and PowerLink cable
53-53701-3) 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” – the blue and white LEDs will be flashing
alternately. The user can follow the progress of the upgrade by watching the
screen for details. When the upgrade is complete, the scanner will reset itself. If
a razz/beep occurs, the scanner did not upgrade properly. Contact a Metrologic
service representative for additional assistance.