There are three ways to update firmware on IPD units; each method serves different purpose.
Global View/Tools/”Firmware Update All units”.
This updater allows simultaneous update of all IPDs connected to the network and has built in mechanisms that scan the version number of the units so that only those units with old firmware are updated. It also verifies the process, repeats updating if some should fail, and summarizes the process once completed. This process takes a couple of minutes but is the safest way to update the IPD units.
Global View/Tools/”Enable Update”.
This updater displays a symbol in Global view which makes it easy to see if any unit is not up to date. A symbol appearing on the Amplifier Control Panel is gray if firmware is up to date and orange if firmware is not up to date. If not up to date (orange) you can click the symbol to start the update. “Enable Update” also works as a recovery tool. If the firmware update somehow gets interrupted, e.g. through power loss in the middle of updating, the unit can end up in fault state. The Enable Update tool can, in most circumstances, reach the faulty unit and re-update the Firmware, bringing it back to normal.
From within the Mixer (Unit) View, click hardware/firmware update.
This update is for a single unit only and will force new firmware to the unit regardless of what firmware the IPD currently has. Using this tool, all pre-sets are asked to be backed up and are automatically restored back to the unit once updated.
It is important to understand that a firmware update will erase all pre-sets on the device. Before initiating a firmware update, be sure all device pre-sets have been backed up using Backup Presets in the Hardware menu. After firmware update has been completed, restore pre-sets using Restore Presets in the Hardware menu.