Barryvox

Barryvox S and Barryvox Firmware Upgrade

Mammut develops and improves our products continuously. This also applies to our avalanche safety equipment and the leading Barryvox avalanche transceiver. Our key focus areas are reliability, functionality and intuitive operation. Because in an emergency simple, intuitive operation is essential - every second counts.

The Barryvox avalanche transceivers have been tested extensively and their operation is tailored to the needs of emergency situation. Based on user feedback, Barryheart and PULSE Barryvox firmware upgrades are available now.


Firmware Upgrade: BarryHeart 3.2

Firmware Upgrade: BarryHeart 3.0

Barryvox-Firmware-Versionen

How to access the new BarryHeart 3.2 firmware for Barryvox S and Barryvox



The new firmware offers the following advantages:




SMART SEARCH
simplified visual interface for guided fine search (Barryvox S only)


PRO CHECK
more accurate measurements with an easier user interface (Barryvox S only)


ALTERNATIVE SEARCH MODE
Better sound and more precise guidance using the analog tone when signal overlap or interference prevent use of standard mode (Barryvox S only)


BATTERY LIFE
Longer battery life, especially in low temperatures




Smart Search
Simplified visual interface with animated search arrow for guided fine search. The intuitive instruction guides the rescuer quickly and precisely through the fine search and reduces the search time.




Barryvox S Pro Check
More accurate measurements with an optimized user interface for intuitive operation of the Pro Check. We especially recommend carrying out the Pro Check on older 1 and 2 antenna devices and, on avalanche transceivers that have not been checked by the manufacturer for some time. The Pro Check offers additional safety and helps to immediately identify any non-compliant avalanche transceiver that could reduce the effectiveness of a rescue.


Barryvox S alternative search mode (analog)
Improved sound and better differentiation between analog tones allows more precise range and direction guidance Alternative Search Mode. The Alternative Search Mode is used mainly when signal overlap or interference prevents differentiation of multiple buried subjects in standard mode.

Battery capacity display
Longer battery life for the use of alkaline and lithium (Barryvox S only) batteries, especially in low temperatures.

Performance Boost: In addition, the BarryHeart 3.2 firmware optimizes the following functions of the Barryvox and Barryvox S:
  • Precision and speed of signal analysis, in particular when searching for older avalanche transceivers
  • Stability of the marking function in the case of signal overlapse
  • More intuitive buried subject list: the nearest buried subject is now shown closest to the searcher on the burial list while the subject furthest away appears at the top

How to access the BarryHeart 3.0 firmware



The new firmware offers the following advantages:




DEVICE-TO-DEVICE UPDATE
allows device-to-device upgrades to the newest BarryHeart firmware


GROUP CHECK
quick and easy functional check of all transceivers in a group


PRO CHECK
(Barryvox S only) checks the transmitted signal to identify transceivers with compromised function that could reduce the effectiveness of a search


ALTERNATIVE SEARCH MODE
More reliable and better resolution of the analog tones when (Barryvox S only) signal overlap or interference prevents use of the standard mode


Group Check
The intuitive Barryvox group test allows you to carry out a quick and easy check of both transmission frequency and range of all avalanche transceivers at the start of a tour. The distance to the transceiver to be checked is indicated on the display, clearly differentiating individual devices in the Barryvox group check. Similar to a partner check in climbing, we recommend carrying out the group check before the start of each tour to ensure all avalanche transceivers are working correctly.

SEND confirmation

If space limitations make it impossible to carry out a group check, a minimal test can be carried out to ensure all participants’ avalanche transceivers are transmitting.

Barryvox S Pro Check
The Barryvox S Pro Check allows the quick and precise measurement of an avalanche transceiver’s transmission frequency, cycle duration and pulse length before a tour. This function offers additional safety,especially in cases where some members of a group are using older 1 and 2 antenna devices. It ensures immediate detection of any non-compliant avalanche transceivers that are likely to cause searching problems such as signal overlap within the group.

Barryvox S alternative search mode (analog)
The alternative search mode uses the analog tone in addition to the distance and direction to the avalanche transceiver with the strongest signal. The alternative search mode is used mainly when signal overlap or interference prevents differentiation of multiple buried subjects in standard mode.

Optimized interference resistance
Thanks to the Barryvox transceiver’s high resistance to interference, electronic gadgets (smartphones, headlamps, radios, etc.) are less likely to cause inaccurate direction and distance displays or ghost signals.

Performance Boost: The BarryHeart 3.0 firmware upgrade optimizes the following functions:
  • Faster and more precise signal analysis
  • More stable marking function during signal overlaps
  • Faster direction display after reception of the first signal
  • Improved guidance during 180° errors
  • Faster and more stable list of buried subjects
  • Improved battery life display

Device-to-device update Instructions

This new function allows upgrades to the BarryHeart 3.2 firmware to be made from one device to another. This makes it possible to run the firmware upgrade even where there is no access to a network or service point - very easily from device to device.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Same type of device.
  • Both Barryvox devices have a battery capacity of over 30%.
  • Only one simultaneous upgrade is possible between two devices in the same building or within a radius of 50 meters.
  • Upgrade must take place between devices utilizing the same W-Link region (no device-to-device upgrade for devices purchased in Japan).


DEVICE-TO-DEVICE UPDATE PROCEDURE:

Barryvox® S
  1. Power off both devices.
  2. Switch on the device with the most recent firmware. Under “Setting,” select the “Device-to-Device Update” function and press the main button on the front to confirm.
  3. Then follow the instructions on the display.


Barryvox®
  1. Power off both devices.
  2. On the device with the most recent firmware, press and hold the main button on the front while at the same time shifting the main switch from OFF to SEND. Hold the main button down until “UP” appears on the display.
  3. The device is now ready for the transfer. (Press the main button if no update is to be carried out)
  4. On the device to be updated, press and hold the main button while at the same time shifting the main switch from OFF to SEND. Release the main button after 2 seconds.
  5. Installation of the firmware on the device will start and the progress will be shown on the top left of the display.


For more information:

User Manuals

Video Tutorial Barryvox S

Video Tutorial Barryvox

Barryvox Firmware Versions:

Barryvox S | Barryvox


Version Main new features
BarryHeart 3.2

(2019)
  • Smart Search: simplified visual interface (Barryvox S only)
  • Pro Check: more accurate measurements (Barryvox S only)
  • Alternative Search Mode: improved acoustics of the analog tone (Barryvox S only)
  • Batteries: optimized battery life, especially in low temperatures
  • Performance Boost: improved signal analysis, optimized structure of the list of buried subjects, display of battery capacity
BarryHeart 3.0

(2018)
  • Device-to-device update
  • Group check including display of distance to the tested device
  • Pro Check: calculation of transmission frequency, cycle duration and pulse length of an avalanche transceiver (Barryvox S only)
  • Alternative search mode: 9 gain steps for maximum resolution of the analog tone (Barryvox S only)
  • Optimized interference resistance for more stable display of direction and distance indication
  • Performance Boost: improved signal analysis, stability of the marking function, optimized direction display after reception of the first signal
BarryBrain 2.0

(2017)
  • Basis Firmware for Barryvox S and Barryvox
  • Circular receiving bandwidth with reliable range of up to 70 meters
  • Search strip width of 70 meters in digital mode
  • Intuitive user interface with clear display of direction and distance indication
  • Smart Search: intuitive user guidance for guided fine search (Barryvox S only)
  • Auto Guidance: optimum display of direction and distance even in the event of signal failures or overlaps (Barryvox S only)
  • Individually configurable search setting without selection of user profile (Barryvox S only)