Software update procedure

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Quick guide about software update section

Each software has a dedicated page that describes in detail all aspects related to its update: version, release date, language, step-by-step procedure, release notes, and finally the links with the manual and software files zip.

Here is the explanation of each section in order to make quick and easy - and error - the process of updating your tool Seiwa.

once you go look up information the selection of the model to be updated.

What you have to know

Before download software file, you need to know some simple info

Before downloading and installing the software is always necessary to check the Model Number and Software Version installed on the instrument : This is necessary because the model may require different software depending on the type of mainboard used, as is obviously, it has developed over time and requires different software depending on individual cases.

the name, version and release date software

the software version is identified by turning the tool and opening the "About Page" will be shown the screen shown below and identifies the software version installed.

PROCEDURE: Press the MENU button and select "about ..",the notes are on the line "Software". The line contains both the name, the version that the date of issue:

Sample line: S5EGSWCTC V16.21.00R [03/09/2010]
  • S5EGSWCTC is the name of Software
  • V16.21.00R is the version of Software
  • [03/09/2010] is the release date
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The Model Number

Obviously, every instrument has a model number that identifies the hardware technology used. Each technology has a number of dedicated software, which can not be used on different technologies. To identify the model numbers you need to find the label on the back of the instrument - there are various types as shown below - and read the number that is indicated on the line "Mod":
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Dedicated page to Software: how it is composed

Each software has a dedicated page which shows all the details about the update, below are descriptions of each section of the page.

The software table

The summary table of the Software. This table lists:
  1. Model Numbers for which the Software was developed, which must coincide with the one given on the label wont back of the instrument;
  2. The name of the Software;
  3. the latest version number compatible with the Serial number listed in the above list;
  4. the version date;
  5. the available languages
  6. menu with links to other sections of the page, for easy and quick reference;
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Release Notes

Release notes. This section lists the entries for the latest changes introduced in version Software (Improvements made), with possibly a list of bugs fixed (Bug Fixed):
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Product label and Model Number position

Model Number. Each page of the Software update detailing all the information about how to identify the model numbers, which as we have said is essential to avoid installing software that may block the wrong tool forcing you to send it to a repair center for future re-start.
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Software version doublecheck

It 'good to check if your version is earlier than available on the site in order to avoid making an unnecessary update operation.
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Update procedures

To perform the upgrade of all Seiwa tools using C-Card you must visit a Jeppesen DPS Center , who has the tool to load software (zip file that you download from the pages of the site) to support C card and then load it on the instrument. Clicking on the picture you can contact Jeppesen Marine and ask where you find the center nearest you DPS.
There are 2 update procedures, depending on which tool you use C-Card or SD Card. Follow the instructions you can upgrade yourself (SD Card) or you can check with the DPS Centre what is the correct procedure.
C-Map by Jeppesen C-Card

Note for instruments which use C-Card

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To update units which use C-Card is mandatory to visit a C-Map DPS Center .

If you want to know the nearest C-Map DPS Center, uou have to CONTACT JEPPESEN and select Region (top right menu: "Change Region").
Jeppesen homepage - DPS Centers list
Update procedure description
  1. Download the ZIP file;
  2. Copy the ZIP file in a USB key;
  3. Visit a C-MAP DPS Center;
  4. The DPS Center procedure:
  5. Open the DPS tool;
  6. Select “tools”;
  7. Select “program software cartridge”;
  8. Insert an empty C-Card into the reader (the cartridge will be usable again after this procedure);
  9. Open the ZIP file with the SWX file inside;
  10. Select “open”;
  11. Select “Ok” and start programming;
  12. Insert the programmed C-Card into the unit (turned off);
  13. Switch the unit on;
  14. Wait till the unit will upload the new software. In 5 minutes the unit will start working as usual;
  15. Switch the unit off;
  16. Pull out the C-Card from the unit;
  17. Switch the unit on in "system test mode”; pressing and holding any other key, turn the chart plotter on;
  18. Do the Clear Ram procedure (it will cancel all user points, tracks and routs in the unit);
  19. Switch the unit off and then on again;
  20. Now the unit is completelly updated;
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Procedure to update software in unit with SD card

Update procedure description
  1. Download the ZIP file;
  2. Extract the "(name of the file).SWX" file from ZIP file;
  3. IMPORTANT NOTE: Rename the "(name of the file).SWX" file as "CMPUPD.SWX" file;
  4. IMPORTANT NOTE: to upload the chartplotter, use any SD card not HC (less than 4gb it’s fine);
  5. create a New folder on your PC and rename it UPLOAD;
  6. Copy the file CMPUPD.SWX into the folder \UPLOAD\;
  7. Insert the SD card into the Chart Plotter SD card slot;
  8. Turn the Chart Plotter on;
  9. The message “LOADING COMPONENTS” will be shown on the screen; this operation could take several minutes;
  10. The update is complete when the Chart Plotter starts running;
  11. Turn the Chart Plotter Off;
  12. Extract the SD card;
  13. Switch the unit on in "system test mode”; pressing and holding any other key, turn the chart plotter on;
  14. Do the Clear Ram procedure (it will cancel all user points, tracks and routs in the unit);
  15. Switch the unit off and then on again;
  16. Now the unit is completelly updated;
C-Map by Jeppesen Micro SD Card

Note for instruments which use Micro SD-Card

Update procedure description
  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. The new unzipped folder contains two folders: 1. upload and 2. AMP_Update.
    The contents of "upload" folder is necessary to upload the operative system (OS), the content of ""AMP_update" folder has to be used to update the software. NOTE: If you have to update just one of these items, copy the related folder only.
  4. Copy both folders into the Micro SDCard. Please note that the Micro SDCard must be empty before copying the two folders.
  5. End of Micro SD Card update process
  6. Switch the chartplotter OFF (push the ON/OFF button for at least 3 seconds) and insert the Micro SD-card in the slider.
  7. Switch the chartplotter ON and then the update procedure starts automatically; ATTENTION: do not remove the Micro SDCard or switch the unit off till the end of update process.
  8. At the end of the update process it will appear the message "Update completed successfully CONTINUE to restart the system". Press Continue to restart the plotter.
End of Micro SD Card update process

Download for free – Manual and Software

At the bottom of each page there are 2 links for the discharge of the Zip file containing the software and manual matching to it, so you have the latest information available for your instrument Seiwa. In case of problems you can contact the support email support@seiwadirect.com
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