Upgrading the firmware
The HP 9200c Digital Sender features remote firmware update (RFU) capability. Use the following
steps to remotely upgrade the digital-sender firmware. These steps are explained in more detail in
the following sections.
Determine the current level of firmware that is installed on the device.
Go to the Web site and find out whether a new version is available. If it is, download the latest
firmware to your computer.
Download the new firmware to the device.
Determining the current level of firmware
To determine the current level of firmware, view the configuration page on the digital-sender control
panel. To view the configuration page, follow these instructions.
On the control panel, press the
Select the INFORMATION menu.
Select VIEW CONFIGURATION.
Scroll to the configuration section marked Device Information to find the Firmware date code.
The firmware date code looks something like this: 20030502 05.003.0.
Downloading the new firmware from the HP Web site
To find the most recent firmware upgrade for the digital sender, go to
go/9200c_firmware. This page also contains instructions for how to download the new firmware
version. Download the new firmware version from the Web site and then use one of the following
methods to update the digital sender firmware.
Using FTP to upgrade the firmware on a direct network connection
The device must be in a "ready" state to receive an .RFU file update. Any jobs that are ahead of the
RFU job in the queue are completed before the update is processed.
The elapsed time for an update depends on the I/O transfer time as well as on the time that it takes
for the device to reinitialize. The I/O transfer time depends on a number of things, including the
speed of the host computer that is sending the update. If the remote firmware update process is
interrupted before the firmware is downloaded (while Receiving Upgrade appears on the control-
panel display), the firmware file must be sent again. If power is lost during the flash DIMM update
(while the Performing Upgrade message appears on the control-panel display), the update is
interrupted and the message Resend Upgrade appears (in English only) on the control-panel display.
Follow these instructions to perform the upgrade by using FTP.
Upgrading the firmware
button to open the menus.