As with everything do not mend something which is not broken, thus only upgrade when there is a need to do so. Keep enough time to spare between the upgrading and the show start ( typically it takes 5 minutes to upgrade ), ideally keep a day or more between upgrading and needing the dimmers.
What you need:
- PC running Windows 95, 98, ME with a free serial port (Win 3.11/ NT/ 2000/ XP not supported)
- The ART2000 Upgrade program
- Manuals for the upgrade and operation of the dimmer
- ART download cable. This cable can be bought from Avolites under part number 1808-0016 or you can make one yourself as described below