Mandatory Software Update
In early August 2020, the StarFire™ 20-2 software update became available. This software update, unlike many others, is a “Mandatory Update” for both StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers and includes software fixes plus a few new features. The most important part of the 20-2 software update is that it positions the current StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers to continue operating into the future. Changes coming with the 20-2 software update also prepare the StarFire network to support new satellite constellations and the next generation StarFire receiver.
February 1, 2021 will also be the deadline to have all StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000
receivers updated to 20-2. Receivers not updated to 20-2 by this time will not receive the
StarFire signal and as such will only operate in WASS until updated to 20-2. AMS applications, such as AutoTrac and Section Control, will not work with the WASS correction. Any receivers not updated by February 1, 2021 that are using Ballweg Implement’s RTK network will not receive the RTK corrections.
Ballweg Implement is offering the following options to get your receivers up to date: