Is there a firmware update for my Botvac D?

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Is there a firmware update for my Botvac D?

Postby Botchaser » September 1st, 2017, 9:48 am

I tried to search the forum but keep running into update threads for the older Neato or a connected unit. On the bottom of my Neato the tag there simply says my unit is a Botvac D series so I am not sure what number D series and hopefully someone can advice on how to get that info.

Is this unit able to have the firmware updated? IF so, can you point me to a thread detailing the process?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Is there a firmware update for my Botvac D?

Postby JEfromCanada » September 2nd, 2017, 6:05 am

As far as the differences in the D-series models, the basic unit is identical. Model number differences are based on the types and numbers of brushes and filters shipped with the unit.

As far as whether there have been any firmware updates, the Neato website indicates no software updates are available for any of the non-Connected series.
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Re: Is there a firmware update for my Botvac D?

Postby glnc222 » September 2nd, 2017, 3:35 pm

This is as it should be. Unlike the XV which had a number of updates for perfecting the software, it is finally done with the first Botvac's. The WiFi models get some updates mainly for complications of the new WiFi software. New functionalities are supplied only on new models, without selling software separately for old units -- common practice in digital electronics. Old units might not have the required hardware anyway, or if just different presents additional programming costs with little effect on sales.
Unlike something like a printer, which interacts with other things and software changing, a single function robot will not need updates as much. The WiFi functions get back into that interaction world again, with little connection to cleaning operations.
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