Thermal Imaging Monocular
AXION

FIRMWARE UPDATE

Updating Firmware

The sound is ON.

Pulsar is happy to announce new Firmware 2.0 update for Thermion and Axion models. We strive to enhance our products and offer the best possible user experience. The latest firmware greatly increases functionality and adds features based on the latest achievements in image processing and sound recording.

What devices are affected and how:

SKU

Model

FW version

Enabled sound

Image processing update

Recording control update

Button assignation update

Updated via Stream Vision

77421

Axion XM30

2.0.005

Y

Y

Y

Y

77422

Axion XM38

2.0.005

Y

Y

Y

Y

76525

Thermion XM38

2.0.011

Y

Y

Y

76526

Thermion XM50

2.0.011

Y

Y

Y

76542

Thermion XP38

2.0.011

Y

Y

Y

76543

Thermion XP50

2.0.011

Y

Y

Y

Updated via USB cable

77424

Axion Key XM22

1.0.26

Y

Y

77425

Axion Key XM30

1.0.26

Y

Y

Significant improvements make it even easier to operate.


  • Sound recording – The long awaited ability to record videos with sound is finally here. Now your unit will optionally record sound so you can capture your full experience while using the device.
  • Image processing improvement – Firmware update introduces new algorithms of image processing which enhance sensitivity of sensor and make image look more vivid and contrasted. Optimized image settings in preset observation modes (Rocks Forest Identification) help to achieve the best performance in various conditions.
    • Forest - Optimal image in conditions of dense vegetation and low temperature differences, the relief, vegetation and hot objects are more clearly visible.
    • Rocks - Optimal display of warm objects in the presence of a large number of objects with different temperatures (sunny day, mountains or city relief) in the field of view.
    • Identification – Optimally depicts the details of an object when it is necessary to recognize or identify the object, works well under difficult conditions: rain, fog (possibility of more image noise, which is normal for this mode).
  • Improved video control - Video recording can now be paused, allowing the user to choose the most needed moments and leave out the unimportant ones.

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Function

Before Update

After Update

1

ZOOM

Short Press

Long press

2

PIP

Long Press

Moved to Main menu

3

MODES

Accessed via Main menu

Short press


In AXION XM the designation of UP/ZOOM button has been changed in order to ensure easy access to observation mode selection. Picture in Picture function activation has been moved to the main MENU.
Sound recording selection icon has been added to the main menu of the unit. To record videos with sound you have to activate it in the main menu.

Firmware Update for
THERMION / AXION XM

This firmware update introduces:


  • new algorithms for image processing which enhance sensor sensitivity and make the image look more vivid.
  • optimized image settings and quick selection of observation modes (Rocks, Forest, Identification)
  • ​for instructions on updating, visit ​http://pulsarnv.com/streamvision/

    Since Axion Key devices do not have WiFi connectivity, you will have to use a different process to update your device:

Firmware Update for
AXION KEY


You will need:

  • Your Axion Key
  • Windows operated PC, that has access to the internet 
  • A USB cable (same you use for charging the device)
  • Administrator rights to the computer you are using

Check current version of your Axion Key, for that go to your devices main menu to option “Device information” and check what number do you have next to “FW”. If it’s “1.20.26” your device is up-to-date and you are good to go. If the number is lower than that – please continue with next steps.


Visit the Firmware Updates page of our official site https://www.pulsar-nv.com/glo/support/downloads/firmware-updates/387

Find and download the Axion Key software update application.


Run the application on your Computer with the Windows operating system. (You might be asked for Admin password at this stage)

The application will start and check for drivers for the device. If there are no drivers on the computer, the application will request permission to install them. After user confirmation, it will automatically install them.


After installing the drivers, the application will check the device’s connection to the computer via the USB port. If the device is not connected, a request to connect it appears.

If the device is connected, the application will check the connected device (SKU, HW). If the device already has the latest software installed, the program will inform the you about it, an update is not required.


If the FW of the device requires updating, the "Update device" button will be activated.

When you click the "Update device" button, the application will inform you about the successful start of the update and ask you to monitor the further progress of the update. You can observe the update progress in the application window as well as on the display of the device.


10  At the end of the firmware upgrade, the device will restart automatically. The new FW is installed; the device is ready for use.

Should you encounter issues while updating the device, please contact tech support at 817-225-0310 option 3.