Upgrades

Keep your product up to date!

Many of our products have undergone a process of continual refinement and development over the years. New features have been incorporated and many of these are available as upgrades to older units. This page aims to clarify the differences between versions, and which upgrades are available. Please note that the upgrades described here are to software only - the hardware is not altered (except in the case of older Analysers and ZoneMasters which will be fitted with the latest sensor type.) Prices given here are for UK customers only; for overseas customers there will be an extra return postage charge for any upgrade which requires the unit to be returned to the factory. Customers outside the EU do not pay the VAT element of the cost.

Timer 2 | StopClock Professional | StopClock 500 | Analyser Pro | ZoneMaster II | Heiland Splitgrade

Original StopClock, Analyser and ZoneMaster

The original StopClock and Analyser products were housed in plastic cases with a sloping top. The original ZoneMaster was an “all-in-one” design with integrated sensor. We regret that upgrades for these products are no longer available.

Timer 2

Early versions of the Timer 2 can be upgraded to StopClock LE specification which offers a choice of f-stop intervals and a wider timing range. If your Timer 2 can work in 1/3, 1/4, 1/6 or 1/12 stop intervals then it is already StopClock LE specification.

The upgrade cost is 40 inc VAT and requires that the unit be returned to us. Please contact us before doing so to make sure an upgrade is available for your unit.

StopClock Professional

The current firmware level is 8.5. Older versions with v.7 firmware can be upgraded to the current specification. The main differences are an improvement of functionality when used with a ZoneMaster II, the method of setting User Options which now uses a menu system, plus the latest Split Grade mode - see the StopClock page for full details.

The upgrade cost is 25 inc VAT and the new chip can be fitted by the user. 

StopClock 500new01

The current firmware level is 5.3, which fixes a bug in the test strip mode when switching channels, and offers a new split-grade mode which gives you blue light only in one channel and green light only in the other, so you can change either independently of the other. This removes the issue of a flash of complementary light when setting the extreme grades (0 and 5) for true split grade printing.

The upgrade cost is 25 inc VAT and the new chip can be fitted by the user. 

Analyser Pro

All Analyser Pros with firmware versions prior to 6.0 can be upgraded to use the later measurement system. This offers much faster settling times, better repeatability and greater stability. The upgrade cost is 70 inc VAT. Upgrade requires that the unit be returned to us. Please contact us before returning your unit.

The latest firmware level for the Analyser Pro is 6.6. There is no change from v6.4 as far as the user is concerned. Units with firmware versions 6.0 - 6.3 can be upgraded to the latest version 6.6. The upgrade cost is 25 inc VAT and the new chip can be fitted by the user. 

The latest firmware level for Analyser Pros with the original sensor is 5.4. Older versions firmware prior to 5.4 can be upgraded to the current specification. The main differences are the method of changing PAP channels and setting User Options which now use a menu system. The upgrade cost is 25 inc VAT and the new chip can be fitted by the user. This upgrade does NOT add the later sensor. 

ZoneMaster II

All ZoneMaster IIs can be upgraded to use the new measurement system. This offers much faster settling times, better repeatability and greater stability. The upgrade cost is 70 inc VAT. Upgrade requires that the unit be returned to us. Please contact us before returning your unit. The current firmware version for the ZoneMaster II is v4.4.

The latest firmware level for ZoneMaster IIs with the original sensor is v3.5. This version adds some User Options; the power save mode can be disabled, display brightness has two levels, and the test strip generator can indicate times for incremental or separate-exposure test strips. The method of changing PAP channels has also been changed to improve ergonomics. The upgrade cost is 25 inc VAT and the new chip can be fitted by the user.

Heiland SplitGrade System

These systems can all be upgraded by the user to the latest firmware, using a PC together with the serial cable originally supplied with each unit. Download the current firmware from Heiland’s web site here (version 2.6) and unzip the files. Follow the instructions included in the package to install the upgrade. There is no charge for this upgrade.

Other Products

No upgrades are available.

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