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Meade #497 Firmware Update

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#1 gbb


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:49 PM

Did you know there are two types of #497 Autostar? The newest, designated the #497ep, utilizes an updated chipset. However, in light of the newer, faster, chipset, the #497ep firmware doesn't work with the older #497 Autostar and vice

Meade has just released a new firmware version for the #497EP, version 5BE2, which is accessible once you upgrade to the new Autostar Update (ASU) Client.

If you have an older version of the Autostar Update (ASU) Client (version 5.1 and earlier) the updater cannot tell the difference between the two controllers.

Go to the link below to download and install version 5.6 of the Autostar Update Client Application. This new version of the updater can detect which Autostar controller you have and download the latest version for your Autostar.


We would encourage all Autostar users to upgrade to the new client app.

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:26 PM

Much thanks for the heads up. I do have a question though. Are you from Meade's customer service, or was this copy/pasted from their site ??

Thanks again, and welcome to CN!!!

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:55 PM

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