General Update Information

Updates to our software suite are listed in the following drop down sections. Click “+” to see updates for your preferred software version. To start download click on the version name. Versions numbers follow the scheme “Major.Minor.Patch”, where:
  • Patch releases fix errors
  • Minor releases may contain new features, but are still compatible with files created with other releases of the same Major number
  • Major releases are likely incompatible with files created with earlier versions
It is possible to install multiple versions of the software on the same machine. Currently, Windows 8 and 10 are supported in their 64-bit versions. For SpatialExplorer and SpatialFuser, an up-to-date version of the NVIDIA graphics driver is required. When SpatialExplorer connects to a Rover of a different version, it will offer updating the rover to the same version.
Phoenix Software Suite Version 5.0
Warning: If your rover is version 4 or below, it will require a paid manual upgrade before any 5.0 version can be installed. Please send an email to for more information.

Phoenix Software Suite 5.0.4

  • SR/SE: Update component reporting
  • SR/SE: Fix support for IMU-29
  • SR/SE: Port ComponentInfoto v2 API, store ComponentInfo in PLP
  • SR/SE: Fix realtime points not appearing on some systems
  • SR: Fix kalman filter reset when using SETINITAZIMUTH for testing
  • SR: Log QM8 SNMP values
  • SR: Fail gracefully when VUX measurement programs are blocked
  • SE: Update linux rdblib to 2.2.1
  • SE: Fix crash on LAS export
  • SE: Improve GCP visualization
  • SE: Fix crash when license is missing for CameraSnap
  • SE: Fix import of LiDAR calibration data
  • SE: Fix import of locally stored settings-profiles
  • SE: Fix inconsistent camera rotation conventions between calibration and colorization
  • SE: Speed up colorization
  • SE: Add smooth colorization (removes seamlines)
  • SE: Use AVX512 to speed up cloud (de)serialization
  • SE: Move rendering to background thread
  • SE: Fix tiny sensor size/aspectratio inconsistencies in camera database
  • SE: Add Sony A7R4
  • SE: Add crossmodal camera calibration (i.e, uses the pointcloud)
  • SE: Rework cloud filtering dialog
  • SE: Fix camera layer opacity
  • SE: Only show clear-cloud-warning once, some users often clear the cloud during acquisition
  • SE: Warn user when camera isn't triggering
  • SE: Warn user when velodyne firmware state is inconsistent
  • SE: Fix LS1 visualization layer

Phoenix Software Suite 5.0.3

  • SR: Update GNSS antenna list
  • SR: Fix UDP streaming datagaps
  • SE: Fix downscaling of preview photos
  • SE: Fix Ladybug session construction
  • SE: Suggest better filenames on cloud creation
  • SE: Update RiMTA version
  • SE: Improve loading/merging of multiple projects into one
  • SE: Allow loading geotiff images to colorize pointclouds

Phoenix Software Suite 5.0.2

  • SR: Fix crash when trying to start a Sony-a6k-Lite camera multiple times when its not detected
  • SR: Fix Riegl TLO warning showing up every 10s
  • SE: Fix crash when enabling profile mode with no points selected
  • SE: Fix crash in camera visualization in online mode
  • SE: Fix LAS export containing duplicate points
  • SE: Fix crash when sensormenus are open while being updated

Phoenix Software Suite 5.0.1

  • SE: Update version number and changelog

Phoenix Software Suite 5.0.0

  • SR/SE: Fixing Riegl VUX angles in visualization, they were inverted
  • SR: Navigation system port autodetection
  • SR: Submission of component information (device serial numbers, firmware versions, ...) to allow targeted update notifications to customers. Can be disabled in settings.
  • SR: Improved networking, allowing transport of more points in realtime
  • SR: Support for PTP time synchronization (given hardware support)
  • SR: New license keys (need to support more than 255 units)
  • SR: Support for button-only-mode on new AIR
  • SE: Introduction of .cloud files, allowing postprocessing in SpatialExplorer
  • SE: Visualization of system configuration (sensor offsets and orientations)
  • SE: Add CameraSnap - automatic camera calibration for RGB, NIR, thermal cameras (receptor orientation, lens parameters)
  • SE: Automatic photo exposure compensation (in beta)
  • SE: Visualization of photo features that were used for camera calibration
  • SE: Cloud colorization (RGB, thermal)
  • SE: Export of photo orientations to Pix4D (in Pix4Ds native OPK convention)
  • SE: IMU orientation conversion tool, to help with custom setups
  • SE: when visualizing a trajectory, a line shows where each selectd point was shot from
  • SE: integrate RiMTA and RDB for RXP->SDCX MTA disambiguation and SDCX parsing, replacing SDCImport and space-inefficient SDC format
  • SE: Revamp IMU visualization, make it more intuitive
  • SE: Add hybrid-SLAM functionality for multi-lasers
  • SE: Add option to colorize points by NIR value, SLAM submap, HeightAboveGround, EchoIndex and EchoCount
  • SE: Add options to filter by time, EchoIndex, EchoCount, ScanAngle
  • SE: Tune LiDARSnap v1, create calibration reports
  • SE: Add LiDARSnap v2, v3 (research)
  • SE: Allow plotting multiple trajectories
  • SE: Allow plotting the difference between two trajectories (to analyze trajectory postprocessing and optimization results)
  • SE: Add flexible selections (polygon, rectangle) with boolean operations (CTRL/SHIFT)
  • SE: Add filtering of points to classify as noise and ground (simple and advanced), or assing classes manually to selections
  • SE: Add creation of 2D image maps from pointclouds (density, strip difference, strip overlap, height, strip), add export to GeoTIFF or JPEG
  • SE: Allow computing of height-above-ground after ground classification
  • SE: Allow creating DTM from ground-points, export as subsampled
  • SE: Improve LAS-export (port LAS 1.2 from liblas to LASlib, support more extrabytes, export only selected points or only selected classes, separate LAS-per-flightline, set PSID to 0 for curves and increment for flightlines, ...)
  • SE: Allow opening LAS files, conversion to .cloud for quick viewing and postprocessing
  • SE: Create cloud statistics (point count/laser histogram/reflectivity histogram/...)
  • SE: Improve ladybug data parsing
  • SE: Allow converting geoid information from GSF/GRD to LAZ fro TerraSolid
Phoenix Software Suite Version 4.0
Warning: your rover requires an upgrade before this version can be installed. Please verify with us to avoid an inoperable system.

Download Phoenix Software Suite 4.0.3

  • SR: Fix plp saving 0 bytes
  • SR: Make sure plp gets autosaved regularly when capturing photos
  • SE: Use space (not tab) for terrasolix image timing lists
  • SE: Fix camera orientations being off in realtime on some systems
  • SE: Edit camera events, fix removal of single events
  • SE: Edit camera events, add option to timeguard/debounce camera events

Phoenix Software Suite 4.0.2

  • SR: Fix importing of ladybug settings/profiles from rover3
  • SR: Fix importing of lidar-rangescale from rover3
  • SE: Update missing-files dialog
  • SE: Initial support for parsing PhaseOne photo timing
  • SE: Fix import of numerically sorted photo filenames (photo1.jpg, photo10.jpg, photo2.jpg, …)
  • SE: Allow importing lidar sessions with invalid headers
  • SE: Fix Riegl RXP seeking
  • SE: Fix Velodyne seeking
  • SE: Speed up openstreetmap tile loading
  • SE: Show more points in realtime
  • SE: Improve management of incoming realtime-poses when no LiDAR data comes in
  • SE: Fix crash when showing camera parameters
  • SE: Fix incorrect warning about broken georeferencing when stopping Headwall capture
  • SE: Don’t warn on velodyne datagaps smaller than 180deg
  • SE: Increase event debouncing to 200msecs
  • SR: Fix navbox shutdown taking up to 5 minutes
  • SE: Fix the flightplanning dialog not updating on camera model changes
  • SL: Don’t let SpatialLightHouse send a default 0/0/0-position from settings to RTCM casters that require it, use rover-position by default

Download Phoenix Software Suite 4.0.1

  • SF: Has been replaced with SpatialExplorer, which now exports acquisition data to LAS files.
  • SR: Creates PLP (Phoenix Lidar Project) files during acquisition, which contain session and configuration data. There are no more CAM files, exposure information is now included in the PLP.
  • SR: StatusLED support. Rover can indicate status-information through a USB-connected LED: 4 red flashes mean no GNSS reception, 3 red flashes mean system is aligning, 2 red flashes mean no LiDAR data is being captured, 1 red flash means no photos are captured, constant green means the system is capturing all data as specified.
  • SR: Rover has a new offline-mode, so that there is no need to connect with SpatialExplorer in the field. Rover can start automatically to collect navigation data when a StatusLED is detected or (as before) when SpatialExplorer connects. It can start the sensors either after 5 minutes of runtime (to give time for warmup and alignment), once the system moves or whenever the system moves. Minimum velocities can be freely defined. System is shut down by just pushing the CPU button.
  • SR: Configurable update rates for status, positions and poses.
  • SR: Support splitting of LiDAR data files by size.
  • SR: Support for Spinnaker-based FLIR-cameras.
  • SR: Support for auto-exposure-by-default for Basler and FLIR cameras.
  • SR: Support accurate time-synchronization (i.e., hardware-GNSS) of the Ladybug5+.
  • SR: Initial support for cameras with multiple receptors (e.g. Ladybug, SlantRange).
  • SR: Support for new IMUs and navigation systems.
  • SE/SR: Support for per-laser corrections to better calibrate multi-laser sensors.
  • SE/SR: Support for the Velodyne VLP-32C.
  • SE/SR: Support “Downward-FoV” to filter points by Scan-Angle-Rank (in vehicle-frame, where traditional frustum-blocking filtered in sensor-frame).
  • SE/SR: Support for radio-modems (support for serial connections and a protocol-redesign that makes efficient use of slow serial connections to transfer status, commands, configuration, and – depending on link speed – also some points or even image previews).
  • SE/SR: Improved update mechanism to also allow updating of dependencies, which should make updates more reliable.
  • SE/SR: Improved profile management.
  • SE: Can open PLP files to re-open all of the projects data-files and their settings.
  • SE: Improved terrain with better visualization and without gaps.
  • SE: Improved KML support for pilot-guidance during manned acquistion.
  • SE: Eye-dome lighting allows for much better visualization, showing details that were previously invisible.
  • SE: NDVI colorization of LIDAR pointclouds through direct georeferencing by using SlanRange imagery captured during the LiDAR flight.
  • SE: added help-texts for many settings in rover’s settings dialog.
  • SE: Support for importing ground control points.
  • SE: Support for importing multiple trajectories (e.g. realtime, postprocessed) and switching between them.
  • SE: Support for writing image metadata (position) into EXIF headers for easier import into PhotoScan and Pix4D.
Phoenix Software Suite Version 3.5
Warning: your rover requires an upgrade before this version can be installed. Please verify with us to avoid an inoperable system.

Phoenix Software Suite 3.5.3

  • SR: support Ladybug 5+
  • SR: fix memory leak causing rover to hang during acquisition in rare cases (dense octree and long acquisition), see Service Bulletin 2
  • SR: fix rover CPU load
  • SF: fix Riegl VUX1-HA data handling issue
  • SF: fix crash during colorized LAS export
  • SF: add auto-CoordinateSystem option

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.5.1

  • SE: fix vertical measurement in profile view
  • SR: fix crash in realtime-RGB mode
  • SF: allow writing Riegl amplitude to LAS pointSourceId
  • SF: fix reflectance/intensity not showing in LAS files
  • SR: fix Riegl command execution, don’t hang when no scanner present

Phoenix Software Suite 3.5.0

  • SE: no longer require NVIDIA, AMD cards now also work. OpenGL 4.3 is still required
  • SE: remove CUDA dependency
  • SE: improve point picking robustness
  • SE: improve profile view robustness, support measuring in profile view
  • SE: improve openstreetmap layer
  • SE: add flightplanning module
  • SE: support loading KML in the map view
  • SE: support profiles stored on rover
  • SE: add maplayer pane, clean up view menu
  • SE: rework intrinsic camera calibration
  • SE: allow writing incoming points to LAS file in real-time
  • SE: show trajectory right after loading
  • SE: support native IE trajectories (CLS/CTS solutions, no need to export to pof/sbet)
  • SE: support for new IMUs 18, 25, 41,44, 52
  • SE: support serial communication with rover
  • SR: support headwall nano acquisition
  • SR: support photogrammetry-only mode (no IMU, no LiDAR, just georeference camera images)
  • SR: increase default realtime trajectory rate to 50Hz
  • SL: fixed crashes when using NTRIP
  • SL: support serial communication with rover through SE
  • SF: no longer require NVIDIA, AMD cards now also work. OpenGL 4.3 is still required.
  • SF: add processing intervals, with option to import/export
  • SF: add flightline auto-splitting
  • SF: show arrows to indicate direction of trajectory
  • SF: allow creating separate LAS file per processing-interval/flightline
  • SF: allow creating intervals by right-dragging in the graph
  • SF: allow creating intervals by CTRL-right-clicking in the graph
  • SF: add coordinate conversion
  • SF: colorize point using photos that are either close in time or close in space
  • SF: improve color projection robustness
  • SF: optimize processing, yielding a 10% speedup
  • SF: properly handle and display LAS writing errors
  • SF: add geoid support
  • SF: support LAS 1.4 output
  • SF: support loading KML in the map view
  • SF: new trajectory plot tool
  • SF: support native IE trajectories (CLS/CTS solutions, no need to export to pof/sbet)
Phoenix Software Suite Version 3.0
Warning: your rover requires an upgrade before this version can be installed. Please verify with us to avoid an inoperable system.

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.9

  • RV/SE: More miniVUX1-UAV fixes
  • SE/SF: Remove dysfunctional “Export to TerraSolid Image List” entry

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.8

  • RV/SE: Add support for miniVUX1-UAV
  • RV/SE: Add support for VUX1-LR 820KHz reduced power program

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.7

  • RV: fix IMU datagaps in first 20s of some datasets, causing IE to complain
  • SE/RV: remove option for navigation system to save current config as default
  • SE/RV: remove option for navigation system to NOT initialize logging
  • SL: use “rover-wifi” as default hostname for direct connections
  • RV: fix rover not initializing navigation system properly when streaming binary UHF data during system startup
  • SE: fix crash in rover settings dialog in cornercases
  • SL: do not show rover-position in log window when NTRIP caster doesn’t require it
  • SE/RV: fix not updating position/status in corner cases

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.6

  • SL: improve compatibility with older NTRIP casters
  • SL: fix sending of rover-position (GGA) to NTRIP caster
  • SR: support rolling-shutter basler cameras
  • SE: correct number of photos taken in system status

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.5

  • SF: fix issue preventing startup on some machines

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.4

  • RV: fix handling of leap-seconds after 2017-01-01
  • RV: fix UHF corrections coming in late or not at all for some streams
  • RV: prevent losing photorecords when rover isn’t shut down correctly
  • SL: more fixes on CHC bluetooth mode with UHF radio settings
  • SE/SF: fix SBET gps week heuristic. If the SBET was in a folder with a name starting with “YYYYMMDD”, it was opened with an incorrect GPS week
  • ALL: update dynamic-linked dependencies

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.3

  • SE: show IMU orientation meaning
  • SL: fix CHC blue LED flashing after CHC powerup
  • SL: fix CHC bluetooth mode on CJK locales
  • SR: remove annoying warning about not being able to connect to connectionservice
  • SE: show 3 decimal digits for lidar packets
  • SE: fix realtime-points not showing on VLP16
  • SE/SF: improve reobustness of conversion from rover2’s .photo files to .cam files

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.2

  • SL: improve RINEX conversion robustness
  • SL: fix position-averaging for CHC reference stations
  • SL: fix known-position UI
  • SL: make NMEA-GGA interval configurable
  • SE: improve CAM file handling robustness

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.1

  • RV: fix basler/genicam chunking support, made basler cameras unusable in 3.0.0

Download Phoenix Software Suite 3.0.0

  • official support for new cameras
    • Point Grey Ladybug5
    • Point Grey Blackfly s
    • Xenics Gobi and Serval thermal cameras
  • official support for new LiDAR sensors
    • Riegl VUX-1 LR
    • Riegl VUX-1 HA
    • Quanergy M8
  • SF: 3d map to better choose parts of the scan to extract as LAS
  • SF: pointcloud colorization
  • SF: tool for intrinsic camera calibration
  • SF: tool for photo georeference export
  • SF: tool to convert raw images of genicam cameras
  • SL: support for CHCX900+, including UHF and 4G connectivity
  • SL: more robust RINEX conversion for NovAtel and CHC reference stations
  • SL: support for Trimble and Leica SmartNet correction networks
  • RV/SE: configurable realtime downsampling for complete visualization of longer/larger scans
  • RV/SE: allow programming of Satel UHF modems
  • RV: allow shutting down WiFi to support flying in RF restricted zones or reduce interference
  • RV: support (daisychained) multi-camera setups for synchronous triggering, as well as external trigger inputs
  • RV: support timestamped logging of external data via RS232 for 3rdparty sensor measurements
  • SE: better camera management and image visualization
  • SE: allow measurement of positions, paths and cross-sections – while scanning
  • SE: added openstreetmap for better orientation
  • SE: added raw IMU frequency spectrum for faster vehicle integration
Phoenix Software Suite Version 2.0

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.10

  • RV: fix version blunder. rover-2.0.9 thought it was rover-2.0.8, causing an infinite update loop.
  • SF: support additional colorspaces.

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.9

  • RV: support basler cameras with GPIO ports
  • RV: improve remote UHF modem programming stability

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.8

  • RV: allow NOT setting rotational velocity by setting RPM to -1. Allow setting 0 to stop spinning
  • SE: Reworked IMU visualization. Now works for all IMUs and has configurable range

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.7

  • RV: tcp port 5000 is now forwarded to IoConnector serial port. Useful for remote-programming radiomodems
  • SE: “File->Load KML” allows loading/displaying of KML/KMZ for flight-planning. Initial support for Polygon, LineString and Point/Placemark
  • LH: support more basler pixelformats for image conversion

Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.6

  • RV: allow custom camera trigger commands

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.5

  • SF/EX: also check second velodyne return for minimum distance
  • SF: respect covariance thresholds
  • EX: add number of received sats per constellation in satellite view
  • LH: create new GNSS log files for every session instead of overwriting previous files

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.4

  • SF: improve handling of small .ldr files, make sure all points get fused
  • SF: fix trajectory analysis progress bar

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.3

  • SF: fix non-terminating conversion when converting many .ldr files
  • SF: pylon image conversion: update status after every image
  • SF: pylon image conversion: add mono12 support
  • SF: propagate point source ID to LAS file
  • RV: fix pylon images being overwriten by succeeding captures
  • RV: for pylon, use 0-based image index (not 1-based)

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.2

  • SF: fix invalid LAS files on some machines when creating LAS files >4GB
  • RV: fix camera capture thread state management
  • RV: fix inappropriate error message when no camera present (USB/Pylon)
  • EX: do not overwrite camera capture preview with empty preview
  • RV: only warn of connection service-timeout when the connection worked before

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.1

  • RV: fix NAV packet processing when system is started without GNSS reception and time is still unknown
  • RV: fix focus/shutter-cable levels
  • LH: fix swapped lat/lon fields in known-position tab
  • LH: allow using NTRIP networks that need NMEA/GGA
  • LH: add plaintext .txt log file containing all messages printed in log window
  • LH: fix RINEX time intervals

Download Phoenix Software Suite 2.0.0

  • Extended LIDAR support: Velodyne VLP 16, Ibeo LUX, Riegl V-Line
  • Up to 4 LIDAR sensors can be used at the same time
  • Official support for Velodyne’s multiple returns
  • Support for more Cameras (USB, Infrared, Genicam, Basler, …)
  • Support for radio modems (integrated or external)
  • Faster processing due to multithreading
  • Display of system voltage, extended diagnostics
  • SDK allows your applications to run on rover, for custom applications like collision avoidance and path planning
  • Direct conversion of GNSS reference station data to RINEX, supporting services like OPUS, AUSPOS or equivalent
  • … and many more
Phoenix Software Suite Version 1.0

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.5.3

  • SE/RV: fix satellite tracking list display

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.5.2

  • RV: fix LIDAR point log max packet size

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.5.1

  • SE: fix CUDA error preventing startup on some machines

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.5.0

  • SE: Add pointcloud update batch size option functional
  • SE: Add Ortho/Perspective switch
  • SE: Allow showing more points
  • SL: Show vertical datum of reference station used for averaging
  • SE: Show number of satellites used for heading when rover is connected to heading receiver
  • SL: Show number of tracked satellites
  • SL: Warn user when entering wrong coordinates
  • SE: Fix bug where replaying would automatically restart at the beginning upon reaching the end
  • SL: Show reference station averaging status
  • SE: Show TOW instead of seconds-since-GPS
  • SF: Show TOW instead of time-since-first-LIDAR-data
  • SE: Fix GNSS Solution Type display, display flag for AdvanceRtkVerified
  • SF: Fix text running out of timelines
  • SF: Make graphing 10x faster, show GNSS solution status
  • SE: Display the age of the last GNSS solution
  • RV: Allow forcing slower and more robust ambiguity fixing for difficult environments
  • RV: Allow configuration of timeouts for differential corrections (rtk/psr)
  • RV: Extend GNSS status information display (BESTGNSSPOS)
  • SF: Allow hiding graphs by clicking on legend item
  • SF: Add velocity graphs

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.4.2

  • Allow rover to amend navigation system configuration using binary packet files (/phoenix/*.nsconfig)
  • Remove application PIDs from logfile names.
  • Disable covariance thresholds when replaying scans in SpatialExplorer
  • Fix GPS TOW field in time selection widget
  • Fix LIDAR orientation offset conventions
  • Use UTC times for logging of all components

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.4.1

  • Add apply-button to rover settings
  • Do not set velodyne speed when same speed was already written

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.4.0

  • Allow remote firmware upgrade
  • Add GPS Week and TOW to time dialog
  • Add SpatialLightHouse for a separately connected reference station
  • Make sure that SpatialExplorer is run on the NVIDIA card on hybrid/optimus systems without manual configuration
  • Allow scanning without reference station
  • Set cartesian origin for live view depending only on position-covariances
  • Add encrypted and authenticated connection service for mobile 4G scanning sessions
  • Add about-window
  • Made UTC->GPS leap seconds adapt automatically
  • Allowed reference station posave times longer than 1h

Download Phoenix Software Suite 1.3.0

  • Renamed Basestation to SpatialExplorer
  • Renamed PostProcessor to SpatialFuser
  • Added angular stride/downsampling option to SpatialFuser
  • Added full screen option to SpatialExplorer
  • Added user-accessible configuration for SpatialExplorer in SpatialExplorer
  • Added user-accessible configuration for Rover in SpatialExplorer
  • Added option to modify blocked frustums when replaying flights in BaseStation
  • Added option to set Velodyne HDL32e rotational speed
  • Added INS and Onboard-Computer temperature in SpatialExplorer
  • Fixed occasional appearance of spurious lines of 32 points
  • Fixed time widget (GPS time didn’t change)
  • Made SpatialFuser more robust against corrupt packets in INS data
  • Warn when thermal/electrical INS parameters grow out of acceptable range