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RiverPro and RioPro Firmware

Firmware for Teledyne RD Instruments RiverPro and RioPro ADCPs

Changes and Known Issues
(Jan. 2021)
Testing - This is the minimum firmware version for RiverPros and RioPros shipped circa November 2020 or later.
- Increased scope of supported Bluetooth hardware.
(Mar. 2020)
Testing - This is the minimum firmware version for RiverPros and RioPros shipped circa March 2020 or later.
- Added support for new internal GPS module
(Jul. 2017)
Required Minimum
as of 8/6/2018
- Improved vertical beam ranging.
- Increased scope of supported Bluetooth hardware. +May be required for newer (>Jul 2017) instruments
(Sept. 2016)
Required Minimum
(2/27/2017 to 8/6/2018)
- Added fix for Temperature "spike" when reading sensor under
    certain conditions
(Aug. 2015)
Testing - Added RioPro (RioGrande retrofit) support.
- Added VTG message output to internal GPS.
(Nov. 2014)
- Initial Release

Software/Firmware Status Definitions

Required Minimum: Minimum version required. This version has proven stable and may contain enhancements that are significant over previous required versions

Recommended: Shown to have been reliable and contains features that result in a recommended upgrade over the required version. There could be a few specific use cases where this version may have issues that would result in some users not using this version. If so, those cases will be noted.

Allowed*: Deemed reliable during initial testing. Any issues will be noted along with improvements available over prior versions. Use of allowed versions may be desired in cases when the changes benefit a significant number of the user's conditions or equipment. For example: a new version of software is released that adds support for new hardware. If the user has this hardware, they would need to upgrade to the newer software before it becomes recommended or required. Use of these versions by experienced users will also help OSW identify any unknown issues.

Testing*: OSW is currently testing; any known issues or advantages over prior release will be noted. The use of a version that is in testing should usually be limited to advanced users that can trouble shoot potential issues and provide feedback on any irregularities or problems observed.

Do Not Use: A version either prior to the required minimum or that contains issues that significantly affect operations.

*Note: A version may remain in Allowed or Testing indefinitely. Example: A new version is released while the prior version is still in Testing. In this case the prior version may remain in Testing, while future testing efforts are placed on the newer version.

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