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New LX80 Firmware (PEC/Guiding) and APM module now shipping

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#1 Meade


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

New Audiostar firmware version A3S4 now available.
This firmware release fixes several bugs found in the previous firmware release. Fixes include PEC training and functionality in polar mode, auto guiding using Meade's Envisage Camera software program and compatibility with Meade's new Auto guider Port Module (APM).

Any bugs discovered in this firmware release should be reported to engineer@meade.com. Please put "Audiostar A3S4" in the subject line of your email and keep the content specific to reporting any bugs within the software. You will not receive a reply to your email.

Please note that engineer@meade.com is not a general support line, as all email sent to this address will go unanswered. If you have general questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 626-3233.

We are also happy to announce that the Autoguider Port Module (APM) that enables Meade telescopes equipped with AudioStar handboxes with the latest firmware update to accept input from standard ST4 type autoguiders for long exposure astro-imaging. Telescope models supported include LX90, LX80 and others. Order product number 07509. Price $39.99.

If your telescope has an Autostar 497 handbox and you would like to add the APM for autoguiding capability, you can replace your handbox with the Audiostar handbox. Order product number 07640. Price $149.00.

#2 rrankins



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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:29 AM

Is this firmware update available for download? If so, where can one find it?
Do you just run the Autostar Updater to get this update, or do you have to do it a different way?

#3 Meade


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

You can get the update through the Autostar Updater.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

The Autostar Updater can be found to download here: http://www.meade.com/support/auto.html

Current version at this time is 5.9.3, which can be downloaded here: http://www.meade.com...o/Au2ver593.EXE

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hi Admin,

I ordered the APM less than a week ago when it appeared on Meades website. http://meade.shptron...7509/1323.0.1.1

Now my dealer (Canadian Telescopes out of Vancouver, BC Canada) tell me they have cancelled my order because the APM has been discontinued.


What in the dickens is going on here? Has the APM now been discontinued after being advertised as available 10 days ago??

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