British Forum => Latest News => Topic started by: Keithvinning on September 11, 2020, 01:00:25 pm

Title: Latest Software Now Available
Post by: Keithvinning on September 11, 2020, 01:00:25 pm
Hi All

We are pleased to announce that the latest PilotAware software (20200906) is now available for immediate general release.

What’s New in the latest software revision.

As well as bug fixes and interface updates, the latest version of software contains new features and improvements in the existing functionality.

New features include:

1.   Upload of METAR data when in range of an ATOM GRID (OGN-R) ground station or stations.
2.   Improved connectivity to Electronic Flight Bags using iOS (Apple) or Android devices.
3.   Bug Fixes and software updates identified since the last release. 
4.   Upgrades to cater for third party software changes.
5.   Internal architecture changes to facilitate future upgrades and data transmission.
6.   Introduction of the PilotAware Firmware Updater v1.75 for the easy update of new software releases.
7.   Software update using a Router.

In addition, the PilotAware Firmware Updater† has been released for Apple iOS users making this and future updates very easy. † Courtesy of Neil Hathaway, thanks Neil.


Updating your software from the previous release 20190621, is now easy with 4 options to get the new update.

1.   PilotAware Firmware Updater. Currently this is only available for Apple devices but an Android version will be available later in the year. This is the easiest way to update your software from the previous release. The app is very intuitive and instructions are available on how to use it on the home page. There are simple steps to follow described on the App. In essence they are;

•   Using the same single iOS device iPhone or iPad
•   Download and open the app.
•   Whilst still connected to the internet download the latest software as prompted to the iOS device.
•   Log on to your PilotAware unit (Rosetta or Classic) WiFi hotspot
•   Download the new software from your iOS device to the PilotAware unit.
•   Restart the PilotAware unit from the App as instructed
•   Log back in to PilotAware WiFi when the PilotAware unit has restarted

2.   By Memory Stick using update file.  Another popular and easy method is to use a memory stick and downloading the new software via a pgp update file. How to do this is described in the following document.    https://pilotaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/180529-Software-upgrade-by-Flash-Memory-stick..pdf (https://pilotaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/180529-Software-upgrade-by-Flash-Memory-stick..pdf)

3.   Updata via router. If you have software 20190621 installed then your Rosetta software is ready to be updated by connecting to a Router. This is describe on page 19 of the 20190621 Operating Instructions available from https://pilotaware.com/Documents/Operating%20Instructions%2020190621.pdf?_t=1561197960

4.   Manual Update. If you have not kept your software up to date and it is earlier than 20190621 then you will need to undertake a full manual update. How to do this is described in the following instructions available from the PilotAware Website . https://pilotaware.com/knowledge-base/manual-software-update/ (https://pilotaware.com/knowledge-base/manual-software-update/)

5.   Pre-Loaded card. If you are unable to or do not want to upload the free software for a manual upgrade, we also supply a new 16Gbit SD card pre-loaded with the latest software and with instructions on how to install it. This is now available from the PilotAware.com website .

The Operating Instructions for the latest software release are available at https://pilotaware.com/documents/ (https://pilotaware.com/documents/)