Is it possible to update the firmware in an iSis device? If so, how?
I spoke to an x-rite support tech, and the direction of the conversation rather quickly got to sending in the device for calibration and possible overhaul. I'd much rather get feedback from iSis owners with experience with the device prior to doing that.
I've got an older iSis scanner/spectro that I purchased NIB on eBay, along with NIB PMP5-PhotoStudio. The original owner apparently purchased several, and never opened the one he sold to me. It came in the original package, sealed. There were still original orange packing tape strips on the device. The thick plastic protector sheet for the scan-head was in place. So far, so good.
The included "Certificate of Performance" was dated Feb 27, 2007, which was quite a bit older than I expected. The serial number is #307 and version/build "A". It didn't come with OBC gray cards, which I understand weren't originally included. Overall, it seems to be working ok, but I've yet to be able to make good profiles.
My understanding is that newer iSis devices come with version / build "E". My speculation is that at least some of that is updated firmware.
With many devices (such as DLSR's, mother-boards, SSD's, etc.) the vendor makes firmware updates available. I've updated my Canon 5dm2's firmware 3 or 4 times ... NBD (no bid deal).
I'd appreciate feedback on what the various Revisions accomplished, especially if there are firmware updates that are end-user installable.
(However, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it")