AshGPS: Firmware, Software Update Notification
for Ashtech, Magellan Professional, Thales Navigation
28 October 2011
Updates for MobileMapper CX, FAST Survey and GNSS Solutions are described below.
MobileMapper CX GNSS Firmware Update
New GNSS Firmware Version E034 has been released for the MobileMapper CX. This new firmware addresses possible issues with WAAS/SBAS SV Tracking. 
A ZIP file containing the new firmware can be found here [ ]
While you are updating your MobileMapper CX GNSS Firmware, please insure that the EBOOT version is 2.50. The current Operating System version is 5.26.
FAST Survey Version 2.8.6
A new version of FAST Survey is available. 
This new version contains support for the new ProMark 800 GNSS receiver, in addition to many bug fixes and enhancements. Some of the more interesting enhancements are:
  • Common SV's between base and rover shown in Monitor Skyplot
  • Stake Nearest (finally, I have been asking for this for years)
  • Internal and External PacCrest ADL Radio Support for PM500, PF500 and PM800
  • Satel Radio Support
The new version is available for these data collectors: PM100, PM200, MM100, FT-1, MobileMapper CX, MobileMapper 10 and MobileMapper 6. (The Allegro CX is no longer supported with new versions of FAST Survey.)
Versions are available in most of the usual languages
This link [ FAST Survey V2.8.6 Notes ] has a complete description of changes.
This link [ FAST Survey V2.8.6 Installer ] takes you to the base folder with all of the languages.
This link [ PC Emulator ] is a direct link to the PC Emulator for FAST Survey.
GNSS Solutions V 3.70.5
A new version of GNSS Solutions is available. 
A number of enhancements and bug fixes have been implemented. This link [ GNSS Solutions V3.7 Notes ] has a complete description of changes.
This link [ GNSS Solutions V3.7 ZIP Download ] will get you a single ZIP file containing the latest installation. The ZIP file is 249 Megabytes in size, make sure you get the entire file.
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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