AshGPS: Firmware, Software Update Notification
for Spectra Precision, Ashtech, Magellan Professional, Thales Navigation
Monday 20 May 2013
In This Issue:
New firmware for ProMark 800
MiFi vs. Sim Card for Correction Transport
More on Legacy Repairs
New Firmware for ProMark 800: V1.6 Released
New ProMark 800 firmware was placed on the ftp site yesterday (May 21st, 2013).
MiFi vs. Sim Card Revisited
A week ago I purchased a used ATT MiFi device on eBay (AT&T Sierra Wireless Aircard 754S Elevate 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Modem Router) and had a (wait for this) FANTASTIC experience.

Service for MM2, PM3, MMCE, MMCX...
Wow, that generated a lot of comments!
My announcement that we are doing repairs on legacy Ashtech equipment generated a firestorm of questions, suggestions and email. Here are some additional comments:
  • Most repairs are fixed-price and are listed > [ here ]
  • Yes, we have screens and touch screens in stock for these devices.
  • Yes, we really do PM2's.
  • Return shipping by FedEx 2-Day is included with all repairs.
  • Expedited returned shipping is available at our cost (which is probably less than your cost.)
  • For many repairs, the factory depot in Dayton is the way to go. I have listed the factory fixed rates (which don't include return shipping at the link above.)
  • Equipment from outside the United States: Okay we will repair equipment from outside the US, however you are responsible for shipping both ways. (Payment by CC or Wire Transfer.)
  • Our Repair Depot is in Texas, not Utah. Don't just send equipment here because it will add a few days as we shuffle it back to Texas.
Based on feedback, we have lowered the evaluation fee to $70. So if you send in a receiver and find out it will be more than you thought to fix it, we will nick you $70 but that includes return UPS Ground shipping.
Thanks to everyone who sent me comments and questions. Sometimes I forget that there are 1,800 folks on this mail list and it is possible that 10% of them will reply to a single message. Clearly this hit a button, all of your comments matter and I appreciate them!
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Good survey and mapping to you all! 

Mark Silver,
Igage Mapping Corporation,, +1 801-412-0011 x16
iGage Mapping Corporation, 1545 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City UTAH USA