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    Default Genesis II firmware?

    Hi All,

    I got a speeding ticket and I am fighting it.

    I wonder if the Genesis II radar has software updatable firmware like most other tech devices these days?

    If so, what is the most recent firmware revision and when did it come out?

    I have contacted Decatur Electronics, but I don't think I will get a call back. I will subpoena the info during discovery.

    If the radar in the vehicle was not using the recommended version of firmware, I believe I can ask to have the ticket dismissed on that basis.

    Any thoughts?

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wclark View Post
    Hi All,

    I got a speeding ticket and I am fighting it.

    I wonder if the Genesis II radar has software updatable firmware like most other tech devices these days?

    If so, what is the most recent firmware revision and when did it come out?

    I have contacted Decatur Electronics, but I don't think I will get a call back. I will subpoena the info during discovery.

    If the radar in the vehicle was not using the recommended version of firmware, I believe I can ask to have the ticket dismissed on that basis.

    Any thoughts?

    Bill
    the firmware has nothing to do with it.proper certification and operations of unit is what your looking for.ask then is the officer certification up to date and radar unit.good luck!

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    Default Re: Genesis II firmware?

    HI Rob,
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I would think that the manufacturer recommended firmware version DOES have something to do with it.

    Firmware updates are released to fix bugs in the firmware. If the police radar is not using the latest version of the firmware, then their equipment is not configured to the manufacturers recommendation. In my mind, this invalidates any results obtained using said radar.

    Bill

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    Default Re: Genesis II firmware?

    Quote Originally Posted by wclark View Post
    HI Rob,
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I would think that the manufacturer recommended firmware version DOES have something to do with it.

    Firmware updates are released to fix bugs in the firmware. If the police radar is not using the latest version of the firmware, then their equipment is not configured to the manufacturers recommendation. In my mind, this invalidates any results obtained using said radar.

    Bill
    it may but idk.Ive got tons of radar at my house and they have updates but its more if there calibrated rite and current cert's for them to keep them up to date and proper operations to the officer come into place.

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    Default Re: Genesis II firmware?

    You will never find anything from the manufacturer recommending any updates. They are in the LEO helping business and their manuals are written in such a generic way as to be basically useless in trying to beat their equipment in court.

    The unit calibration and officer certifications will be more useful in my opinion.

    You can try subpoenaing that info but the DA will say he does not have it in his possesion and the court will probably not enforce it on the manufacturer.
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    Default Re: Genesis II firmware?

    My Pre-Trial is on Monday. I will update this thread with the results.

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