Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 01/05/2022

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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 01/05/2022

Jan 5, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update today at 02:00 PST

The following updates occurred in this OTA:

Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to 1.0.2.71

Helium Hotspot Firmware updated to 2022.01.04.0

This OTA update is for both the Helium Hotspot Firmware and the Bobcat Miner Firmware.

Helium Hotspot Firmware Update

The Helium Firmware update includes recommended improvements specifically related to ensure that Hotspots with unasserted location are still able to sync to the head of the blockchain. Additionally, it will release the ability to use additional packet metadata provided by certain packet forwarders, along with allowing usage of RSSIS when available as reported by some community members, certain packet forwarders (SX1302 for example) include additional packet metadata RSSIS (RSSI of signal).

This additional metadata more accurately reflects the power level at which a packet gets received. With this release miner_lora would begin using RSSIS whenever it’s available.

Bobcat Miner Firmware Update

Diagnoser Update: In the past, the diagnoser's miner status has shown 'error' when the hotspot's miner is loading a snapshot. In reality, this only reflects the miner is loading and cannot respond to outside requests. Going forward it will show loading to give a clearer indication as to what the hotspot is doing. When the miner software is loading, you will now see this:

 

{   "status": "Loading", "gap": "-", "miner_height": "-", 
"blockchain_height": "-", "epoch": "-", "tip": "Miner is
loading a snapshot, please keep your hotspot online."
}

Read the Helium Engineering Blog here for more details.

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