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Firmware for older 6TDs

The last version of the firmware for legacy 6TDs is available below.

To find out what firmware version you are currently using, right-click on the digitiser's icon (not the Local or the Comxx icons) in Scream!’s main window and select Configure from the pop-up menu. This will open the Configuration setup window. The version number is given in the Software revision box.


The last legacy 6TD firmware, a 66K .zip file containing:


To install this firmware:

  1. In Scream!’s main window, right-click on the digitiser's icon ( - not the Local or the Comxx icons) and select Terminal from the pop-up menu:

    (If this fails, connect the instrument directly to a serial port and right-click on the serial port instead.)

  2. Check that there is two-way communication with the digitiser by pressing enter. The instrument should reply with ok on a new line.

  3. Type ok-1 to enable advanced commands. The instrument will reply with a message describing the current firmware version.

  4. If the firmware needs updating, type load and press enter. The instrument will display load C.

    The instrument will now wait 10 seconds for you to provide a firmware file.

  5. Right-click on the terminal window and select Send file…:


    Navigate through the directories on your computer to find the firmware file, select it, and click Open.

  6. If the file opens successfully, Scream! will show the progress of the upload:


    Depending on the speed of the link, it may take up to 20 minutes to transfer the firmware.

  7. When the transfer completes, type re-boot to restart the 6TD:


  8. At this point you may want to switch the 6TD off and then back on, to ensure that it restarts properly.

  9. Allow 30 seconds for the instrument to restart, then open another terminal window. Type ok-1

    The 6TD will reply with a message containing the new firmware version number. If this is correct, you have successfully updated the firmware. Close the terminal window to resume data transmission.

For more information, first contact your local distributor or email .