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greggan

Would it be possible to make an Arduino based Mammut PULSE Barryvox firmware update interface?
http://www.snowinn.com/media/mammut_11533/mammut-w-link-adapter.jpg
The Arduino should be able to talk with this software (Ref: http://www.mammut.ch/images/Barryvox_Service_Software_3_20.zip)
Any Arduino guru out there that are willing to help?

Regards/Stefan

dxw00d

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Apr 24, 2012, 01:57 pm Last Edit: Apr 24, 2012, 03:19 pm by dxw00d Reason: 1
What exactly do you want the Arduino to do? Does it have to replace the box in the image (which I believe to be some sort of wireless transceiver)? Do you have details of the interface protocols?

greggan

Thank´s for showing interest!
Yes I want to replace the expensive Mammut W-link adapter with a DIY interface.
I was thinking of using this module (http://altelectronics.co.uk/shop/arduino/arduino-rf-433-92-mhz-shield/prod_78.html)
for the wireless communication between the Transceiver (Mammut Pulse Barryvox: http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/231000020_v_1015/PULSE-Barryvox.html)
and the Software (http://www.mammut.ch/images/Barryvox_Service_Software_3_20.zip)


The specifications for the original Mammut W-link service unit is as follows.
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Mammut W-link Adapter:
Handy adapter for wireless and parallel communication with any number of PULSE Barryvox® devices.
Ideal for organizations and dealers for an unique and efficient fleet management.

Features:
- Change configuration settings simply and clearly
- Update PULSE Barryvox® devices with the latest software
- Load personalized start image and text for identification
- Check and call up service data and device status
- Automatic device configuration via database interface

Specifications:
- W-Link frequency EU: 869.8 MHz
- W-Link frequency USA/Canada: 916-926 MHz
- Software http://www.mammut.ch/images/Barryvox_Service_Software_3_20.zip
- Leaflet http://www.trekkinn.com/images/pdf/especificaciones/eng_mammut_spec_11533.pdf
********************************************************************************************************************'

Regards/Stefan

dxw00d

Do you know what is inside one of those boxes, other than the radio? Does it show up as a virtual com port when it is plugged in to a PC? If they charge a lot of money for one of the boxes, I doubt they will make it too easy to replicate. If you can get hold of a real one, you could try some USB sniffing software and intercept the traffic.

greggan

I´m afraid that I don´t have access to the real hardware so no sniffing can be done :0(
However I found this information about the software.

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The service software is based on the .NET framework and runs on all windows versions later than windows 2000.
Arendi designed and implemented the whole software including protocol-, business- and GUI layer.

ref:http://www.arendi.ch/19-1-PULSE+Barryvox+Service+Software.html
**********************************************************************************************************

dxw00d

It's pretty hard to reverse-engineer hardware that you can't get your hands on.

greggan

I´m aware of that but I thought maybe reverse engineering of the software might help?  :smiley-red:



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