Flashing the OS

Each Axon controller contains Debian-based OS and is supplied with a pre-installed Mervis software solution by default. The OS can be however reflashed for any other compatible software you wish to install.

  1. Download the zipped Axon OS image and unzip it into a new folder on your PC
  2. Press and hold the reset button located next to the upper row of connector labels
  3. Power up the controller. The Axon will boot to the service mode (indicated by alternate flashing of lower and upper rows of LEDs). Release the reset button
  4. Drag and drop the archive.swu file from the OS image folder to the Software update dialogue window in the service web interface
  5. Wait until the process finishes - its progress can be monitored in the Messages dialogue window
  6. Reboot the Axon
  1. Download the zipped Axon OS image and unzip it into a new folder on your PC
  2. Prepare a USB flash disk with a capacity of at least 2 GB and a FAT32 partition
  3. Copy the whole content of the ZIP archive to the flash disk
  4. Insert the flash disk into the controller's USB2 port
  5. Press and hold the reset button located next to the upper row of connector labels
  6. Power up the controller. The Axon will boot to the service mode (indicated by alternate flashing of lower and upper rows of LEDs). Keep holding the reset button
  7. The controller will automatically start the reflashing process, indicated by progressive blinking of LEDs. You can now release the reset button
  8. Once the LEDs stop blinking the reflash is completed. After that, the Axon will automatically reboot to its normal state

Only the USB2 port can be used for reflashing.