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Old 02-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Witstech A81/W1060 New UI and firmware

Wirelession has firmware updates for the A81 device. The latest is listed as v3.0c but inside it's actually v1.8.7c. They don't have any description of new features and I didn't notice anything major, but the Silverlight UI has been improved and it's part of the firmware download.

It looks like the Silverlight is just an interface to win ce which may be good or bad depending on how you feel about wince. It offers an on-screen clock and an icon to quickly access wi-fi settings. There are three windows, one for settings and two for program groups. You can drag and drop icons from window to window and to new positions within a window but the last part is still buggy, making precise organization difficult. Creating new program icons is easy, just click on a blank part of the program screen and fill in the boxes that pop up.

The clock now displays the correct device time in analog format but a digital clock would be easier to read due to the layout of the analog clock.

Browsing with Internet Explorer is faster but I frequently got low memory messages that required a hard reset. The reset button didn't work so I had to hold the power button until the A81 reset. You could remove the battery also but you'd lose time settings. This is still not an ideal internet device but it does shine in other areas so I'm being patient and hopefully a firmware update will correct this. The browser itself appears different with zoom and control icons that won't go away. On some pages data entry and scrolling was almost impossible as the icons block the right-hand side of the screen.

Overall, I didn't find a compelling reason to upgrade if you have the 1.8.7 firmware unless you want to try the Silverlight interface. I think wince is speedier but it's often hard to get the on-screen keyboard to pop up in some applications. We're still waiting for Android or Linux to be released for the A81 and that may solve the few lingering problems, possibly by the end of February.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:47 AM   #2
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Wits A81 R3 firmware download link:

After firmware update,Click twice to install the "HomeCab_EN_0204_V1.CAB",reboot the A81 device,then you can enjoy the fantastic Silverlight UI.

For C screen: http://www.rayfile.com/files/029057e...4-0015c55db73d

For A screen: http://www.rayfile.com/files/11afa6b...0-0015c55db73d

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http://www.rayfile.com/files/ef47cfa...a-0015c55db73d


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Old 02-24-2010, 11:48 AM   #3
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Kathy,

I am having trouble figuring out how to download. Even with the translated page it would download. I need the A Version. Is there another link somewhere?

Thanks,

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Kathy,

I am having trouble figuring out how to download. Even with the translated page it would download. I need the A Version. Is there another link somewhere?



Dear Ellen:

You should download the Raysource software first.Link: http://static.rayfile.com/en/client

Then use it to download our firmware.That is the right step.
I have found several methods to upload the firmware for you to share.At present maybe it is possibly the only way.If I found others,I will inform here.

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Thanks Kathy,

I got it now. Can't wait to try it out.

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Thanks Kathy,

I got it now. Can't wait to try it out.

Ellen
Dear Ellen:

You are welcome!
In the softwares,the latest Core player includes.I have tested it,it runs smoothly ,especially for 480P MP4 files.

Have a try!

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