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FIRMWARE UPDATE NOTIFICATION... Version 243

Prescription Tracking and Management Enhancement

This Version 243 Firmware upgrade has been released to enable tracking and management of prescriptions using the AGBRIDGE web portal (www.agbridgemobile.com).

 

GPS Week Rollover

Ramsey Bros are prepared and helping to spread the word that all current receivers should not have an issue with tomorrow’s GPS Week Rollover event.
As such we are pleased to advise that based on information from our suppliers, the following Ramsey Bros products WILL NOT be affected:

TOPCON
- X35 4.02.30
- X25 4.02.30
- X30 3.24.35
- X14 3.22.23
- GX45 2.14.07.

TRIMBLE
- GFX-750/NAV-900
- TMX-2050/TM-200
- FmX
- CFX-750
- EZ-Guide 250
- EZ-Guide 500
- SNM941
- DCM-300
- GX450
- AG-372
- AG-542
- AgGPS 162
- AgGPS 252
- AgGPS 262
- AgGPS 332
- AgGPS 432/442
- MS750
- Juno 3 series
- R1 GNSS receiver.

Nevertheless, to ensure the best possible performance, it is good practice to use the latest firmware.
Our Integrated Technologies team will be working on Sunday April 7, 2019 testing our base station network to make sure they are working correctly.
Come April 7, if you find your guidance system is having issues our Integrated Technologies team are prepped to help.
Call your local Ramsey Bros branch on the phone numbers below during opening hours. Otherwise call the Integrated Technologies team directly on 0488 845 970 or email technology@ramseybros.com.au

What is GPS Week Rollover?
The GPS satellites send a 10-digit binary communication message toward Earth with a ‘week number’ counted from 0000 to 1023. Once the maximum coded week of 1024 is reached (which takes 19.7 years), the week number value resets to 0000.

When will the GPS Week Rollover Occur?
The GPS Week Rollover event will occur on April 6, 2019
at 23:59 UTC (April 7, 2019 at 10:29 ACST taking into account South Australia daylight saving period ends).
This will be the second global event of its kind and will affect all users of Global Positioning System (GPS)
technology regardless of brand. The last GPS Rollover Week event was in 1999. The next will occur in another 19.7 years.

What impact is expected?
With the wide variety of GPS technology applications in use today, the impact to users will vary depending on the use case, eg. surveying with a base and rover receiver, machine control, OEM placement, or precision agriculture.
Impacts such as slower initialization time and incorrect date records can be expected for some receiver and software combinations if the firmware and software are not updated to the latest available versions. In most cases, an update to the latest receiver firmware and latest versions of software are recommended.

What action should you take?
Ramsey Bros Integrated Technologies team by calling your local Ramsey Bros branch or contact the Integrated Technologies team directly; phone. 0488 845 970 or email. technology@ramseybros.com.au  

More information?
Australian Cyber Security Centre - https://cyber.gov.au/business/news/gps-rollover/
Spirent - https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollover-week

 

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Ag Field Series - Smart Tips

To make our customer’s life easier, Ramsey Bros are glad to share the first release of the Topcon's AG Field Series - Smart Tips videos.

Whether you're a brand-new Topcon user or you just need a reminder on how to create AB lines, export jobs, software upgrade, etc. this video series provides you that information where you want it and when you need it... on the job and in the field!

The below videos are now available:

To access the more of the Topcon AG Field Series - Smart Tip videos visit the Topcon Agriculture YouTube Video Channel