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22 - Video VBOX Upgrading Firmware and Software

Upgrading Video VBOX Firmware

Occasionally Racelogic will release new versions of firmware (internal code) for the Video VBOX product, often to introduce new features. New firmware is loaded into the Video VBOX using an SD card.

 

Download the latest ‘.vidup’ file here

 

How do you run the update?

  • Download the upgrade file from the link above.
  • Place the .VIDUP file on the root directory of an SD card (not in the media or any other folder).
  • Power up the Video VBOX unit.
  • Load the SD card into the front panel.
  • The Video VBOX will double beep when the upgrade is complete.
  • Turn the unit off and on again to complete the upgrade.

 

Below is a step-by-step video guide to upgrading Video VBOX firmware.

 

 

Note: When upgrading firmware on a Video VBOX Pro, instead of the Status LED flashing the Memory LEDs will count up 1-4 when the firmware is successfully installed.

 

important  IMPORTANT: Video VBOX Firmware and Software are not always backward compatible. 
Please ensure that whenever firmware is updated, the latest software is also installed - see notes below.

 

Leap Second upgrade file

After a firmware upgrade or re-flash, a second upgrade will be required in order to update the Video VBOX with the new leap second added to UTC time on the 31st of December 2016. For more details on how to do this, please click here. 

Failure to load this may result in the Video VBOX jumping forward in time by one second when it has fully downloaded the satellite almanac - this can take up to 12 minutes after initial lock. 

Upgrading multiple units

To prevent the Video VBOX from deleting the firmware file, create an empty text file called ‘no-delete-vidup.txt’ on the SD card in the same directory as the upgrade file, the upgrade file will then remain on the card following a successful upgrade. 

 

Upgrading the OLED display

If you are using an OLED display, this should also be upgraded after new Video VBOX firmware is loaded.

Click here for information on how to upgrade your display.

 

Upgrading the track map database 

Occasionally Racelogic will release new versions of the track map database, in order to introduce new circuit maps and start/finish lines - and also to update any older tracks ones with new layouts. 

 

The upgrade is run in exactly the same way as the main firmware file.

 

Download the latest ‘.vidup’ database file here

 

How do you run the update?

  • Download the upgrade file from the link above.
  • Place the .VIDUP file on the root directory of an SD card (not in the media or any other folder).
  • Power up the Video VBOX unit.
  • Load the SD card into the front panel.
  • The Video VBOX will double beep when the upgrade is complete.
  • Turn the unit off and on again to complete the upgrade.

 

Upgrading Video VBOX Software

The latest Video VBOX Setup Software can be downloaded here

 

You will be asked to specify where to save the installer; you should select your desktop.

Allow the installer to download.

If you open this ZIP file, and select ‘extract all files’ from the top left corner of the window, you can then save this to your desktop.

Now open this ‘unzipped’ folder, and click on the ‘setup.exe’ icon. This will then run through the installer – you will have to click ‘next’ a couple of times and agree to some terms and conditions.

Note, at the end of the installer, tick the option when asked if you want to install Racelogic drivers.

 

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Below is a step-by-step video guide to upgrading Video VBOX Setup Software.

 

 

Circuit Tools

For information on upgrading Circuit Tools software, click here.

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