The sound is ON for Thermion and Axion series!

The sound is ON for Thermion and Axion series!

Pulsar is happy to announce new Firmware 2.0 update for Thermion XM, Thermion XP, Axion XM and Axion Key models.

We always strive to enhance our products and to offer the best possible user experience.

The latest firmware greatly upgrades units’ functionality and adds excellent features based on our latest achievements in image processing and sound recording.

AXION XM, THERMION XM and THERMION XP receive a number of significant improvements that make it even easier and more comfortable to operate the units.

Sound recording – The long awaited ability to record videos with sound is finally here. Now high quality videos will also record sound so you can capture your full experience whilst 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.

 

What devices are affected and how:

Updated via Stream Vision
SKU Model FW version Enabled sound Image processing update Recording control update Button assignation update
77421 Axion XM30  2.0.005 ϒ ϒ ϒ ϒ
77422 Axion XM38  2.0.005 ϒ ϒ ϒ ϒ
             
76525 Thermion XM38  2.0.011 ϒ ϒ ϒ  
76526 Thermion XM50  2.0.011 ϒ ϒ ϒ  
76542 Thermion XP38  2.0.011 ϒ ϒ ϒ  
76543  Thermion XP50  2.0.011 ϒ ϒ ϒ  
Updated via USB Cable
SKU Model FW version Enabled sound Image processing update Recording control update Button assignation update
77424 Axion Key XM22  1.0.26   ϒ   ϒ
77425 Axion Key XM30 1.0.26   ϒ   ϒ

 

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.

Function Before Update After Update
ZOOM Short press Long press
PIP Long press Moved to Main menu
MODES Accessed via Main menu Short press

THERMION XM/XP controls haven’t changed. Main menu interface has a slight change. For easy access in Thermion XM and XP riflescopes observation mode selection has been moved to the first position in the main MENU and can be quickly accessed with the help of menu button.

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.

 

AXION KEY

Axion Key Firmware Update

Firmware update introduces same new algorithms of image processing which enhance sensitivity of sensor and make image look more vivid and contrasted. Optimized image settings and quick selection of observation modes (Rocks Forest Identification) have been optimized for Axion Key as well.

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

For that 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)

NB! Please also make sure you have administrator rights to the PC as you might need to enter admin password at several stages of the update.

To update your Axion Key, please follow these steps:To update your Axion Key, please follow these steps:

1. 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.

2. Visit the Firmware Updates page of our official site

3. Find and download the Axion Key software update application.

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

9. 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.

 

AXION KEY UPDATES

 

If you encounter issues while updating the device, please contact our client service: support@pulsar-nv.com  

Truly yours,
Pulsar Team
pulsar@pulsar-nv.com