The Anabat Swift now has a new firmware update available! (v. 1.6)
Download your firmware here!
The update now available includes the following changes:
- Addition of Spanish language
- Low battery warning message.
- 'Constant recording' bug fix, meaning it should always start recording when expected.
- Month display in the schedule editor.
- Usability improvements.
- Menu layout improvements.
To ensure optimum usability and smooth running, it is recommended you install this update as soon as possible.
There are various methods of updating your Anabat Swift, including via SD card or Insight and USB cable.
Method 1 - Using an SD Card
Step 1 - Your Anabat Swift is easily updated using an SD card. Simply download the update file using this link and copy it to the root directy on an SD card. Make sure the file is named swift.adx. You can use the same SD card to update multiple Swifts.
Step 2 - Insert the SD card and fresh batteries into your Swift then power it on. Ensure there isn't a second SD card in the Swift. After a short time a message will appear: "Swift update 1.6 available. Would you like to update ?". Press the "Yes" to start the update. Do not remove the batteries or power off the detector while the update is being installed. The red Mode lights will flash in sequence update is being installed. Once the flashing is complete, your Swift will restart with the new firmware. You may get a message about a new "bootloader available", if so please proceed with this update by pressing on the "Upgrade" button.
If your Swift doesn't detect the software update on the SD card, it may have a very old firmware version. If this is the case you will need to follow Method 2 below.
Method 2 - Using Insight and a USB cable
If you haven't used your computer to update your Swift previously, you will need to follow Step 1 below to install the necessary software on your PC. If you've already done this before, skip ahead Step 2.
Step 1 – If you haven’t updated your Swift before, you will need to install the required software as follows:
For Windows PCs, click here to download and run the following program to install the Anabat Swift USB Driver for Windows. Mac users don't need to install this driver.
Next, click on the following links download and run the installer for Anabat Insight to match your Operating System version. If you are not sure what version of Windows you are running (64 or 32 bit) you can follow this guide from Microsoft to find out. Windows 10 is always 64 bit.
Ensure you are connected to the internet. Run Anabat Insight and install any Insight updates that may be available. This will be indicated by a green bar near the top of the program window. Ensure the Swift's battery holder is fitted with fresh batteries.
At the top of the Inisght screen, click on the menu that says "Devices". You should see "Swift" under this menu. Click on "Swift". If you don't see this then you may have an old firmware version that requires an extra step. Please perform the "Additional Step for Old Firmware versions" listed below and then repeat step 3.
A window will appear and display your current firmware version and the latest version available from Titley Scientific. Press the "Download" button to download the new firmware to your computer. Once downloaded, you can press the "Start" button to install the new firmware on your Swift. Once complete, the text "Finished." will appear.
Once the installation is complete, remove the batteries and re-fit them to restart your Swift with the new firmware. You may get a message about a new "bootloader available", if so please proceed with this update by pressing on the "Upgrade" button.
The update is now complete!
*Additional Step for Old Firmware versions
This step may be required before step 3 if you have a particularly old firmware version. Please follow the steps below and then resume the above procedure at step 3.
- Remove the battery holder from your Swift.
- Hold down the power button (in the centre above the screen) while re-inserting the batteries. Make sure to hold the button down for a few more seconds after getting the batteries in place. The screen on the Swift will remain black. This is a special step for this firmware update only and won't be needed in the future.
If your Swift fails to turn on after the update, try removing the main battery pack and the clock battery (coin cell) for a few minutes. Reinstall the batteries and then try again.
Should you need any assistance, do not hesitate to get in touch with us!