We are pleased to announce the release of firmware version 1.5.0 for the Leica BLK360. This version is available for all new-generation BLK360 devices.
In this blog post, we will summarize the key release notes and updates.
Important Information about Leica BLK360 Firmware 1.5.0:
The new firmware can now be downloaded from the Leica Geosystems customer platform myWorld and the Scanner2GO BLK360 Firmware Update website.
New Features and Improvements:
Fan Control in Low Power Mode: The BLK360 fan will now automatically turn off when the device is connected to a computer via USB-C and is in Low Power Mode. This contributes to energy savings and, from our perspective, noise reduction. A big THANK YOU to the Leica Geosystems team for this enhancement!
USB-C (Low Power Mode): Previously, some computers experienced connectivity issues when transferring data in Low Power Mode, leading to occasional BLK360 restarts and data transmission interruptions. This issue has been resolved, and data transfer in Low Power Mode now occurs stably without restarts.
High Power Mode: In High Power Mode, data transfer speed is increased. It is recommended to operate the BLK360 in High Power Mode to ensure optimal data transfer, especially when time is a factor.
From Practical Experience: As an example, we downloaded 100 scans using the three different methods and timed the process.
|In Low Power Mode, only the BLK360, without the battery, is connected to the PC. The BLK360 starts automatically.
|In Silent Mode, a battery is inserted before connecting the BLK360 to the USB interface. Again, the BLK360 starts automatically.
|In Power Mode, you insert a battery and power up the BLK360 before connecting it to the USB-C port.
|low power mode
Tilt Correction: When capturing images in an inverted position, an issue where tilt was incorrectly calculated resulting in slightly tilted images has been resolved. Images captured in an inverted position are now imported correctly.
Webserver: An issue related to the deletion of data associated with setup files (job names, links, and bundles) has been addressed. When deleting setups on the webserver, all related data is now also removed from the BLK360's internal storage.
General Bug Fixes: Additional minor issues have been resolved to enhance the overall performance and stability of the BLK360.
For full BLK360 functionality, it is recommended to use Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 Version 5.0.0 or higher, as well as Leica BLK Live Version 2.0.0 or higher.
For Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS and Cyclone REGISTER 360 PLUS (BLK Edition), it is recommended to use version v2023.1.0 or higher.
For the BLK Data Manager, version v2023.1.0 or higher is also recommended.
Please ensure that you regularly check for updates for the mentioned apps to keep your BLK360 experience up to date and performing optimally.