Affected Roles: Administrator, Owner
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Last Edit: October 17, 2022
DISCONTINUED PRODUCT: As of October 2022, the DW Blackjack MINI Series is a discontinued product and is no longer eligible for future firmware updates.
Periodically, the operating firmware of hardware, such as cameras and servers, will need to be updated. These updates are important for both the operability of the device and for its interactions with DW Spectrum® IPVMS as they will often contain bug-fixes, improvements, or security updates.
This article will outline how to update the firmware of the DW Blackjack® MINI™.
**NOTE: This article is for updating the firmware of the DW Blackjack® MINI™ itself. If you are trying to update the DW Spectrum IPVMS (ARM) software of the unit, please refer to Updating DW Spectrum IPVMS ARM for a DW Blackjack MINI.
To update the operating firmware of the DW Blackjack® MINI™:
Download the latest firmware available for the DW Blackjack® MINI™.
Save the file to the computer’s desktop for easier access.
Enter the IP Address and Port of the DW Blackjack® MINI™ using the following format to connect with the unit’s web client.
**NOTE: If you do not know the IP Address of the DW Blackjack® MINI™, you can use DW IP Finder™ or check in the DW Spectrum® Client to identify the address of the headless server. Otherwise, the default IP Address is 192.168.1.200
**NOTE: The login information for the DW Blackjack® MINI™ and DW Spectrum® IPVMS are two separate logins. Use the login for the DW Blackjack® MINI™ to access the settings of the device itself and not the video management system.
If the firmware is outdated, click the Update button.
Click the OK button to proceed with the firmware update.
Once the update has completed, another confirmation message will display.
Click the OK button to finish the firmware update.
Once the device has completed rebooting, log in to the DW Blackjack® MINI™ web client once more and verify that the new firmware version has been applied in the General menu.