Updating Consolette Firmware

Showstopper 4 Consolette


The Showstopper Consolette is powered by an ARM Cortex-M3 processor. We will periodically release updates to the firmware that runs on the Consolette. Check here for updated firmware.

In this initial release of the Showstopper 4 Consolette, the only way to install firmware updates is via USB. We hope to enable firmware updates over the network and integrate the update mechanism into Spikemark in the future, but alas today is not that day.

Compare the version of your firmware to the latest download available on our site to determine if you need to update. The version of your firmware is displayed on the Consolette when it powers up.

The Showstopper can mount like a normal USB flash drive, and you just drag and drop new firmware onto it. To update your firmware, follow these steps:

1. Unplug the Showstopper Accessory cable and Ethernet cable.

2. Flip the Consolette and remove the four Phillips screws in the bottom of the case.

3. Remove the bottom of the case.

4. Locate the microprocessor module and insert the included mini-USB cable.

5. Connect the USB cable to your computer. The Consolette will mount like a drive in Windows Explorer. The drive will be named MBED.

6. Drag the firmware file that you downloaded onto the MBED drive.

7. Close up your Consolette case and power it back up. The Consollete automatically reads its storage and loads the most current firmware during boot up.

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