"Platform" Version History For The Active 20

25-Sep-2017 : Platform 40 :

Changes from platform 38

  • Speeded up the boot process by removing a now, unnecessary delay.


12-Sep-2017 : Platform 38 :

Changes from platform 37

  • Updated the SD Card driver to the latest version from the manufacturer.


15-Aug-2017 : Platform 37 :

Changes from platform 35

  • Added extended touch screen support, enabling reliable pinch gesture processing.


23 Jun-2017 : Platform 35 :

Changes from platform 32

  • Fixed bugs and improved reliability for the USB connectivity of the unit to a computer or a charger;
  • Improved reliability of touch functionality.


15-Jun-2017 : Release Version 32 :

This is the product launch version. 

This is the Platform "Firmware" that controls the base functions of the unit. Typically, it is updated less frequently than the (Application) software, and is larger in size so it takes a little longer to download. It is important to have a reasonably charged battery for any updates, and not interupt the power durning the update process.


 "Software" Version History For The Active 20

This is the (Application) sofware that runs the User Interface for the device. It is quick and easy to update via Wi-Fi or SatSYNC, and just requires a simple restart after the update. From time to time we release "Beta" versions of this software which will include the latest features and bug fixes. With Wi-Fi or SatSYNC it is always possible to "roll-back" to an official release if so desired.

"Release Version" History

25-Oct-2017 : Release Version 3.11.450 :

This is the latest official version.

19-Sep-2017 :  Release Version 3.11.353 :
09-Aug-2017 :  Release Version 3.11.261 :
12-Jun-2017 :  Release Version 3.0.11065 :


"Beta Version" History


01-Nov-2017 : Beta Version 3.11.474 :

  • Improvements to the Web routes functionality
  • Fixed the misalignments on the Settings screen


25-Oct-2017 : Release Version 3.11.450 :

Changes from Release Version 3.11.409

  • Fixed base map installation problem where BASE_MAPS folder was not correctly created if it didn't exist
  • Added a sequence number to the screenshot filename to cope with occasions when the time had not updated
  • Improve backup and cleanup after installation
  • Remove Wi-Fi from the settings menu and replace it with a Wi-Fi Settings screen
  • Add the ability for the user to default the Wi-Fi to ON if they wish
  • Reduced the amount of blocking caused by Wi-Fi, improving the user experience when Wi-Fi is enabled
  • Fixed typo errors
  • Improved the Wi-Fi out of range handling
  • Improved the list handling on the ROUTES, TRACKS and OOIS screens
  • Fixed "Data Sharing" toggle of routes


13-Oct-2017 : Release Version 3.11.409 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.405

  • Enabled Refresh button on the "Manage Upgrades" screen
  • Improved the reliability of reading the Release Data metadata


13-Oct-2017 : Beta Version 3.11.405 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.383

  • Adding a missing header to the route download request; this fixes route file downloading as temporary files
  • Deleting temporary files when downloads fail
  • Improving file system communication structures
  • Replaced the in-operative system timing calls resulting in incorrect time stamps in filenames and data
  • Fixed the Move/Copy route function when Data Save Location is set to SD Card
  • Exclude folders from folder list screens where only system files are present
  • Fixed the satellite disappearance problem


03-Oct-2017 : Beta Version 3.11.383 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.380

  • Fixed a bug that prevented other Languages from being displayed


29-Sep-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.380 :

Changes from Release Version 3.11.367 :

  • Ensure that ALL settings are written to file when they have been modified
  • Moved Satmap system files from root folder into the SYSTEM folder
  • Remove the auto TrailToRoute feature, which creates routes and resets stats unexpectedly
  • Fixed the GPX route rename bug


25-Sep-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.367 :

Changes from Release Version 3.11.353 :

  • Display Mac addresses consistently as xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
  • Fixed the Bluetooth test screen to display the correct part of the remote unit's mac address
  • Fixed the Test Info page to display the WiFi mac address correctly
  • Improving the registry repair functions
  • When .GPX Only is selected, the .map file is no longer created or displayed on the device.
  • Upon Trail to Track conversion, the generated objects are injected into the catalogue
  • Saving Data when changing "Data Save Options" and "List Mode" - more coming soon
  • Define a new Satmap XSD schema
  • Made the generated GPX output conform to GPX schema 1.1
  • Added more information to the GPX file providing details about the generating application
  • Fixed the alignment of the "Map" button text on the "Edit Active Route Colour" screen
  • Keep snail trail on Internal Flash


19-Sep-2017 :  Release Version 3.11.353 

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.328 :

  • Improving the ability to trace where Errors are occurring for diagnostic purposes
  • Text message corrections
  • Replaced the Warning Icon with a Boxed Warning
  • Display all available maps (regardless of context) in the Map Layers View
  • Added a Reset function to the Button Test Screens
  • Fixed the duplicate catalogue folder bug (Capitals/Non-Capitals)
  • Fixed the Preferred Data Location bug where tracks were being saved to Nand when SD was selected
  • Show the track converted to a route after a trip, even if only GPX is set
  • Fixed the Screenshot time label
  • Fix for GPX trail to track conversion bug


12-Sep-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.328 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.298 : 

  • Provide visual feedback in the status bar when resources are being catalogued
  • Replaced a "Tap" with a "Hold" on the map elevation screen to activate the elevation profile
  • Improve the management of the resource files on the devices
  • Enabled the joystick repeat function during Create/Edit route
  • Changed default elevation source from GPS to Pressure
  • Fixed the Move/Copy route operation to not lose the file extension
  • Removing the unnecessary and potentially harmful flashing of all files when the file system has been dismounted
  • Simplification of the About box code
  • When Moving/Copying a route or POI between Flash/SD, prompt the user for overwrite if the target already exists
  • Removed the erroneous black rectangles on the My Shared Data screen
  • Checking storage attachment/detachment events by the device name, instead of relying on fixed codes
  • Disabling the SD card insertion/removal event handling code
  • Convert system folders to upper case
  • Add more monitoring of the root folders for diagnostic purposes
  • Reintroduce the refresh buttons for Routes Menu and add to the OOI Menu
  • Improved the logic for when the Refresh button is active for the OOI Menu
  • Registry repair for Active 20 to cope with previous changes


25-Aug-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.298 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.277 : 

  • Protected the a20.ico, autorun.inf and README.txt files during a factory reset
  • Fixed the bug showing a negative number when other software version information is not available
  • Replaced the ascii <=> wide string converter in release data
  • If no GPS lock, but wi-fi is available, then set system time from web
  • Corrected Expedition <=> Xpedition strings
  • Fixed a pinch zoom on a map screen with elevation chart
  • Removed the Resource Refresh screen
  • Used the MultiMap icon to indicate resource loading activity
  • Fixed the missing Map Covers 
  • Disabled the rescan after usb disconnect

15-Aug-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.277 : 

Changes from Release Version 3.11.261 : 

  • Modified the Upgrades Information screen to include the installed version
  • Fixed a bug deleting a local version
  • Fixed a bug which caused an Xpedition password written as an Xpedition user name
  • Moved "Please wait..." message box from the screen-initiator to the target screen "Web routes", so that it should show also in other cases
  • Some wi-fi tidying up
  • Adding Xpedition website connection
  • Enabled full pinch zoom processing (requires platform 37 or higher)


09-Aug-2017 :  Release Version 3.11.261 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.256 : 

  • Xpedition user name and password entries have been temporarily disabled
  • Fixed a bug which prevented saving the device user name on start up without confirmed name of the user
  • Fixed the post-usb refresh loss of map packs


08-Aug-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.256 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.11.244 : 

  • Improved the visible wi-fi connection status messages
  • Changed Main Menu Active Route from a "tap" to a "hold" to make it more stable and less reactive.
  • Made the dividing line between Active Map and Active Route thicker
  • Added a MapLayers screen so that the user can select a specific layer
  • Add more automation for on-screen enabling/disabling buttons
  • Improve UI performance
  • Enforce selection of device user name on start up


04-Aug-2017 :  Beta Version 3.11.244 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11238 : 

  • Fixed a lingering error message on the base map download screen
  • Restored Internet routes work that was accidentally removed
  • Introduced a new version numbering system


04-Aug-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11238 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11227 : 

  • Improved the post-USB device scan so that known map folders are ignored
  • Implemented the Xpedition user name and password entry
  • Ensure that the top line of the primary screen banner indicator is not overdrawn
  • Translation corrections


02-Aug-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11227 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11195 : 

  • Fixing the issue with truncated titles of GPX routes and tracks when passing GPX
  • Add customizable status bar actions
  • Fixing a bug in the user track GPX filename comparison when a GPX filename ends with a reserved sequence of characters
  • Added support for GPX Waypoints as POIs
  • Added support for geo-caching
  • Enhanced the POI Information screen to support more touch functionality
  • Added a device scan when the USB cable is disconnected.
  • Added a re-catalogue action upon finding any new resources
  • General code performance improvements

24-Jul-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11195 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11189 : 

  • Changed POI display name titles
  • Keep POI icons and info boxes on the screen during panning and zooming
  • Fix the "Add POI" directly from the map screens inactive problem
  • Other fixes and improvements


20-Jul-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11189 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11182 : 

  • Fixed the time offset, and daylight saving problems
  • Made the right hand side popup wider to better accommodate German messages
  • Internal code efficiency improvements


19-Jul-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11182 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11162 : 

  • Improved the background processing whilst looking for wi-fi updates
  • Introducing foundation for future interaction with Xpedition II
  • Add ability to download base maps when they are missing or out of date
  • Improved the interaction of the on-screen keyboard with other screens
  • Fixed the wi-fi download reset when other screens interact with download screens
  • Fixed the wraparound folder misalignment problem
  • Wraparound is now disabled on Folder list screens

11-Jul-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11162 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11151 : 

  • Raised zoom floor to 2000
  • Add the file sizes to the upgrade meta-data
  • Added L-R orange button shortcut for quick access to the About screen
  • Moved touch test earlier in the functional test sequence
  • Moved slide test earlier in the touch test sequence
  • Made the slide test trail longer and more persistent
  • Improved rebustness of wifi settings


07-Jul-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11151 : 

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11132 : 

  • Show the battery level and charging state on the USB Connected Mode screen
  • Screen drawing improvements
  • Prompt the user for a password on the wifi connect screen
  • Refactored the wi-fi functionality to make the device operate more smoothly
  • Show the connected network in a bold font
  • Added colouring to the significant versions in the management screens
  • Added stale wi-fi network decay
  • Introduced a connect button for easier wi-fi access
  • Added Poweroff and Restart buttons to the upgrade screens for easier installation
  • Enhanced the website to provide more information when upgrading web components
  • Enabling the Web Routes screen from the ROUTES & TRACKS screen
  • Introduced new wifi upgrade screens
  • Added a two-stage device unlock procedure
  • Removed the problematic IP Address from the identity test screen

28-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11132 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11121 : 

  • Add the IP Address to the identity test screen
  • Replace "Volume Control" with "Alert Settings"
  • Corrected the text in the orange box for the Data Save Options
  • Disable the Done key on the keyboard when no data has been entered
  • Add new wi-fi management screen, so that unrequired wifi connections can be cleared
  • Added an version management screen for viewing of older software versions
  • Fix the Trip Log start/stop button responsiveness

26-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11121 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11118 : 

  • Bug fix for battery management

26-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11118 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11114 : 

  • Fixed the displaying of the OSGB databoxes
  • Added the Local Position according to the user's current settings

23-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11114 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11111 : 

  • Fixed the displaying of the Wi-Fi MAC address
  • Added improvements to the FunctionalUnit Test screens
  • Added bluetooth MAC address identifiers

23-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11111 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11102 :

  • Added JoyStick navigation to the Wi-Fi screen when in primary screen mode
  • Added auto refresh to the wi-fi software/platform upgrade screens
  • Added a list of device names to the bluetooth test screen

21-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11102 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11093 :

  • Added touch (hold) processing for Info Icon, to match JS click
  • Hide inactive routes when entering Demo Mode
  • Wi-Fi has been made a primary screen
  • Fixed the Ultra power saving mode timer which was not being reset by touch
  • Changed the Ultra power saving mode screen timeout from 15 to 60 seconds
  • Added higher frequency and more stability to the pressure readings
  • Added more colour codes to the button test screen
  • Making the battery levels more accurate

20-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11093 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11083 :

  • Prevent POI icons  from overrunning on the POI Icon selection screen
  • Prevent the UBX log file from being written during power operations, such as hibernate
  • Replaced persistent UBX logging with epoch based buffered logging
  • Ensured that there is at least 25% of battery charge before allowing a platform upgrade to take place
  • Added in-situ demo mode support, and replaced event based playback with timed playback

16-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11083 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11079 :

  • Added a banner separator to the wifi software upgrade screen
  • Changed the default 4 box settings
  • Ensured that the Default POI icon appears at the start of the list

15-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11079 :

Changes from Beta Version 3.0.11073 :

  • Strip the directory names from GPX files when displaying them in the folder list of the routes menu 
  • Added colour coded dots for the software update availability status 
  • Added retries if version information not available 
  • Added more translations

15-Jun-2017 :  Beta Version 3.0.11073 :

Changes from Release Version 3.0.11065 :

  • Check the free space on the SD Card before allowing a platform upgrade to proceed.
  • Various updates and bug fixes to device testing feature.
  • Add Local Pressure to the default 4-box LR cell.
  • Added more translations.


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