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Lowrance updates for HDS Gen2 Touch and Point-1

Old 07-24-2013, 07:53 PM
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Default Lowrance updates for HDS Gen2 Touch and Point-1

Point-1 update here: http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Software-Updates/Point-1/

Software version 1.3.0 release for Point-1 antenna
The 1.3 software patch for the Point-1 antenna allows the user to control whether their Point-1 outputs electronic compass/ heading data in installations where multiple Point-1 antennas are installed in the same network.
All NMEA2000® devices have a setting called ‘Instance’. Changing the instance of a Point-1 will now control if a Point-1 outputs its electronic compass and heading data.
If a network has two or more Point-1 modules installed and they are all set to instance 0, the HDS will automatically select one module to use as the heading source. If one of those Point-1 modules is changed to instance 1, the HDS will always receive its heading data from that Point-1 and ignore the other(s). If multiple Point-1 modules are set to instance 1, the user can control which is used for heading via the HDS data sources list.

Point-1 1.3.0 includes the following improvements:
Improved time to acquire GPS fix
Ability to turn heading output on or off via NMEA2000® device Instance setting"


HDS Gen2 touch here: http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Softwa...DS-Gen2-Touch/

"HDS Gen2 Touch Version 2.1 updated features:
Enhanced Point-1 performance- Heading data received from heading sensors, such as the Point-1, now rotates the vessel icon much smoother and faster
Improved GoFree networking- Ethernet networks with GoFree WIFI-1 modules are now more stable and reliable
Improved Page Selection speed
2.1.45.144 also includes all features of the previously released 2.0-45.135 software update"


Seems like related fixes for Point-1. The faster page selection update would be nice.

Will upgrade when I am at the boat this weekend. Who will want to go before me?
Old 07-25-2013, 07:08 PM
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Loaded mine today. Faster between pages and loading charts. No problems with the sonar either. Before It was loosing digital depth then locking up. The lss2 and the b60 would both stop working until a soft reset. Its been a pain in the butt with the 2.0 firmware and I'm glad they seem to have fixed things from what I can tell. I need to give it more time but everything's running great for now. Almost as fast as before I did the 2.0 update. I have not marked any AIS targets from my SH gx2150 since the 2.0 update on the HDS 5 but I couldn't find any within range today to see if the update fixed that issue.
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Is it possible to update my Point1 from either NSS7 or HDS7 Gen1 ?. Have them both, but any Gen2 .

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