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Old 30-12-2014, 02:38 PM
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Wildcard Innovations is pleased to announce Argo Navis Firmware Version

To show our appreciation of your support, Wildcard are providing a free
license (subject to your acceptance of our End User Licence Agreement)
to Version 3.0.0 to you as a gift.

Version 3.0.0 is now available for download -

The End User Licence Agreement can be found here -

If you registered and have your Registration Code, you are good to
go. If you registered but can no longer locate your Registration Code
then you should receive an email reminder with your Registration
Code within the coming days. We would appreciate if you did not email
us for your code but instead waited for us to email you.

If you have not yet registered, you can do so here -

We highly recommend that you also download the following -

* Argo Navis User Manual Edition 11, December 2014.
This latest edition of the User Manual also includes full descriptions
of all the latest features of Argo Navis Firmware Version 3.0.0. Also
included is a description of how to install and use the latest Argonaut
Version 2.0 software utility for Windows (page 159).

* Argonaut Version 2.0 software utility for Windows.
Argonaut Version 2.0 was released on 30 Dec 2014 and includes new
features. Similar utilities for Mac OS X and Linux are available from
the same URL.

To perform the firmware download to your unit, you will require the
following additional components -

* Argonaut for Windows or sgzload for Linux or Argload for Mac OSX.
These can be downloaded from here -

* A serial cable for connection to your Argo Navis from your PC/Mac,
Wildcard Innovations part number pn-ser-cbl. If you do not have a serial
cable and would like to purchase one, we can supply it for AUD17.27
(approx. USD 14.66) plus an additional low cost Airmail shipping rate
that differs according to your region).

(Residents in Australia only, cable + GST = AUD19.00)

If your computer does not have an RS-232 serial port, we recommend you
use the serial cable in conjunction with the Keyspan USA-19HS USB Serial
Adapter. Wildcard Innovations also stock these as their part number
pn-usb and can supply it for AUD50.00 (approx. USD42.41) plus an
additional low cost Airmail shipping rate that differs according to your

(Residents in Australia only, USB Serial Adapter + GST = AUD55.00)

To purchase either or both of the above you can pay securely online
using MasterCard, VISA or AMEX using this URL -

Start by selecting your country in the pulldown menu. Australian
residents will also be prompted to enter a Postcode.

The cable options appear beneath the heading "Communication and Power
Cable options".

If you require a serial cable, enter a Qty of 1 in the pn-ser-cbl row.

If you require a USB Serial Adapter, enter a Qty of 1 in the pn-usb row.

Enter your name, email address, phone number, shipping address.

Then press Pay Now. This will then connect you to a secure server at the
Commonwealth Bank of Australia where you can enter your credit card

We recommend to uninstall Argonaut Version 1.0 from your PC first.

To install Argonaut Version 2.0, refer to the step-by-step instructions
starting on page 161.

We recommend you use Argonaut Version 2.0 to save your existing Argo
Navis setups onto your PC. See page 181 on "Transferring setups". Argo
Navis firmware Version 3.0.0 will restore all setups to factory defaults
so we highly recommend you use Argonaut to save the setups so you can
restore them later.

To download a firmware file from your PC to Argo Navis, please refer to
page 186.

Some of the new features of Argo Navis firmware Version 3.0.0 include -

* Newest version of the ServoCAT-Argo Navis protocol. ServoCAT firmware
version 7.0.A or later also required. This includes the new SmartTrack
feature that allows for tracking of solar system objects at their
inherent tracking rates. Solar system objects include the Moon, Sun,
planets, asteroids, comets and artifical satellites. (See page 198).

* Support for multiple telescope setups via new SETUP ARCHIVE menu.
Setups can be labeled, saved and restored. When mulltiple setups exist,
label of current setup is shown during initialization. Current setup
label can also Bde determined by MODE STATUS, STATUS SETUP. See page 89.

* The Moon added in MODE CATALOG, PLANETS/SUN/MOON. See page 50.

* Current lunar phase and locate date and time of next forthcoming
phases reported in Moon description. See page 50.

* Completely new satellite orbital code. Geosynchronous satellite bug
fixed. Additional detailed description of object. See page 173

* HORIZON MASK filter added in MODE INDENTIFY and MODE TOUR. Filter can
be switched OFF or altitude angle specified between 1 and 30 degrees
above which the object must appear in order to be considered in search.
See pages 65 & 79

* Optional below horizon indicator on GUIDE mode display in MODE
CATALOG, MODE IDENTIFY and MODE TOUR. Indicator can be switched on in
See page 112.

* Revised MISC DOUBLE STAR catalog.

* Revised POPULAR DEEP SKY catalog.

* Some revisons and additions made to other catalogs such as MISC

* Setups can be saved and restored to/from a PC via new Argonaut Version
2.0. See page 181

* Date and time can be set via new Argonaut Version 2.0. See page 188

* Software clock scaling via Argonaut Version 2.0 to support higher
precision timekeeping. Useful for split-second satellite tracking.
See page 190.

* ... and much more!

Should you experience any difficulties, please first consult the
User Manual. It has step-by-step instructions on how to install Argonaut,
how to change a COM port assignment, how to perform firmware
downloads and so on.

For additional support not covered by the User Manual

We thank you again for your support and we hope you enjoy Version 3.0.0.

Best Regards

Gary Kopff
Managing Director
Wildcard Innovations Pty. Ltd.
20 Kilmory Place, Mount Kuring-Gai
NSW. 2080. Australia
Phone +61-2-9457-9049
Fax +61-2-9457-9593
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