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Barryvox / Barryvox S firmware upgrade available

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Mammut have announced a firmware upgrade for their Barryvox transceivers to 3.4, so if you're anywhere near a service centre or avalanche safety centre it might be worth popping in for an update. A few of us used the peer-to-peer update at last year's PSB to download from someone who had the more recent FW, which also worked well.


* Alternative Search Mode (Barryvox S)
Firmware 3.4 provides improved sound quality and optimized resolution of gain steps for reliable differentiation between multiple avalanche transceivers during the analog tone check and when using the alternative search mode. Pro Search and the alternative search mode provide an analog tone that can be used when a clear separation of multiple burials is no longer possible in the digital standard mode due to signal overlap or interference.

* Battery Capacity Display
Optimized battery recognition and support for alkaline batteries with high output voltage (> 1.5 V per LR03-AAA cell) for optimized display of battery capacity for alkaline and lithium (Barryvox S) batteries, even in low temperatures.

* Service Software
Firmware 3.4 provides higher stability of the w-link connection between transceivers and the service tool. The service software enables wireless communication with a high number of Barryvox devices and allows easier management, configuration and upgrade for fleet operators and rentals.

*Performance Boost:
The BarryHeart 3.4 firmware optimizes the following functions of the Barryvox and Barryvox S:

Optimized detection of the signal from an older or damaged transceiver which is outside the allowed period duration
Improved signal separation in complex search scenarios with lengthy signal-overlaps or transmitters with continuous-carrier signals
Improved structuring of the list of buried subjects for transmitters with continuous carrier signals

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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I received the update mail from Mammut yesterday, as mine is registered with them. In the UK I’ve always used Face West (, who are one of their Avalanche Safety Centres.

It will come back updated with a test certificate (a transceiver MOT).
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
As @Tubaski, said, the peer2peer update was very easy to do if you meet someone with the latest version. Really good feature.
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