BrailleSense Polaris 32-cell notetaker

Polaris Firmware Upgrade

HIMS is excited to announce our next upgrade for the BrailleSense Polaris. This upgrade adds direct access to Google Drive via the Word Processor, Notepad, Media player, Excel Viewer and launch access from File Manager. We’ve also added an Exchange e-mail program, the Macro Manager from our U2 models, and many more improvements and enhancements.

*Note: this upgrade applies only to Polaris 32-cell notetaker. Have a Polaris Mini instead? Click here for the Polaris Mini Firmware Upgrade.

Polaris Firmware Upgrade Release Notes (.docx download)

Polaris User Manual (.docx download)

Important Notices for updating to the latest Polaris Firmware

  • If you are upgrading from any version older than 30141, please contact Tech Support for the correct files and instructions as you are not able to update directly from your current version to this firmware.
  • Depending on the number of Android applications you have installed, you may note a very long wait time for the “initialization” process. It generally takes around 8 minutes with the default apps, but may take much longer if you have many Android apps installed.
  • After the upgrade is completed, please press Backspace-Space-Enter-F to recover default apps, so that the Polaris is using the most current versions of the applications.
  • It is recommended that you do not upgrade the unit if your battery level is below 40%, even if you are connected to AC power. Once you have installed V3.4, you will not be allowed to upgrade the unit if the battery is not charged to 40% or above when you initiate the upgrade process.

Polaris Firmware Direct Download

Release Notes