Software Updates


We continually update our software and release new updates. Below are instructions on how to update as well as all of the current and previous software updates for our Nexus range.

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How to Update the Nexus DSC


Before you start, please decompress the Zip archive to a folder on your hard drive.

To update the firmware:

1. Copy nxdsc.hex to a USB memory stick (should be formatted as FAT32/16/12)
2. Plug it into the USB connector on Nexus DSC
3. Press 'OK' key and while holding it turn Nexus DSC ON and keep holding the OK for another 5 seconds; you will see that the 'ESC' key flashes slowly then quickly then slowly again while it is updating the firmware
4. It should take less than 30 seconds to update the firmware
5. The new firmware will start automatically immediately after the update


To restore factory settings:

1. Press and hold the ESC key
2. Turn Nexus DSC on whole holding the ESC key
3. A message will appear on the screen RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULTS?
4. Release the ESC key
5. Follow the prompt on the screen (press OK to restore, ESC to cancel)


To update catalogues:

1. Update Nexus DSC’s firmware to the latest version
2. Remove the micro SD card from Nexus DSC and plug it into a card reader/your computer
3. Delete all files from the micro SD card
4. Copy all files from the zip archive except nxdsc.hex it to the microSD card
5. Insert the microSD card into Nexus DSC and turn it ON
6. Go to Utilities->Updates Catalogues from uSD and select ADCTS118.BIN, select ‘Update’ and press OK
7. Wait until Nexus DSC finishes the update
8. Power cycle Nexus DSC

How to Update the Nexus-II


Before you start, please decompress the Zip archive to a folder on your hard drive.

To update the firmware:

1. Copy nx2img.hex to a USB memory stick (should be formatted as FAT32/16/12)
2. Plug it into the USB connector on Nexus-II
3. Press the ‘factory setting’ button (labelled FS) and while holding it turn Nexus-II ON and keep holding the FS for another 10 seconds; you will see that the status LED flashes while it is updating the firmware
4. It should take less than 30 seconds to update the firmware
5. The new firmware will start automatically immediately after the update - the status LED will start flashing in ‘breathing’ mode.




Nexus DSC Updates


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Nexus DSC revision history of releases - Download

Latest Update

Catalogues have been updated in this release.

Date
Version

30 March 2017Nexus DSC Firmware and updated catalogues - version 1.1.25
The firmware will show as 1.1.25 and the date as 2017.03.28 after the update.
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Previous Updates

DateVersion
26 January 2017Nexus DSC Firmware and updated catalogues - version 1.1.24
The firmware will show as 1.1.24 and the date as 2017.01.24 after the update.
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23 June 2016Nexus DSC Firmware and updated catalogues - version 1.1.18
The firmware will show as 1.1.18 and the date as 2016.05.10 after the update.
Download
23 September 2015Nexus DSC Firmware and updated catalogues - version 1.1.15
The firmware will show as 1.1.15 and the date as 2015.09.21 after the update.
Download
3 September 2015Nexus DSC Firmware and updated catalogues - version 1.1.11
The firmware will show as 1.1.11 and the date as 2015.09.3 after the update.
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1 September 2015Nexus DSC Firmware and updated catalogues - version 1.1.10
The firmware will show as 1.1.10 and the date as 2015.09.1 after the update.
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20 April 2015Nexus DSC Firmware - version 1.0.14
Nexus DSC Catalogues - version 1.0.14
The firmware will show as 1.0.14 and the date as 2015.04.20 after the update.
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DateVersion
26 January 2017Nexus-II Firmware - version 1.0.7Download



Nexus Updates


Latest Updates

Version
Nexus Firmware Package, version 2.0.9 - Access Point mode
(Use it only with your Nexus if it was shipped with the IP address set to 10.0.0.1, standard configuration.)
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Nexus Firmware Package, version 2.0.9 - Adhoc WiFi mode
(Use it only with your Nexus if it was shipped with the IP address set to 169.254.1.1.)
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Nexus Firmware Package, version 1.2.9Download
Nexus Configuration Utility for Mac OS X, version 1.0.4Download
Nexus Configuration Utility for Windows, version 1.0.0.12Download


Update History

VersionChanges
2.0.9Fixes compatibility issues with iOS 6 based devices. Reduces lag.
2.0.3Added support for USB serial devices (based on FT232x, CP210x and PL2303)
1.2.9Fixed dropout issues (mostly with Windows based PCs)
1.2.7Enabled alignment; enabled support for ServoCAT and SkyCommander protocols
1.2.5Fixed timeout problems when Nexus is used as WiFi to serial adapter
1.2.1Initial release
1.0.0.12Added an option for enabling Stellarium protocol.
1.0.0.11Fixed a bug setting up WiFi for Infrastructure mode.
1.0.0.10Fixed a bug preventing setting IP address and mask.
1.0.0.9Now the two alignment reports the alignment error.
1.0.0.8Added support for Nexus compatible with Android devices.
1.0.0.6Improved the alignment procedure
1.0.0.5Added 'Align' tab; A two star alignment can be performed
Added ability to set the directions for drive rates
1.0.0.2Added ability to fully configure Nexus
1.0.0.0Initial release



Nexus-S Updates


Latest Update

Version
Nexus-S Configuration Utility for Windows, version 1.0.0.1Download
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