Plus III E Release Firmware License (FCC-US/Canada)
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You will need at least 2 radios with E Release Firmware.
Each radio requires its own Firmware License.
This license is for an FCC frequency (North or South America) Transceiver. If your radio says "CE" on the label,
please purchase a CE license instead.
Important information: Please make sure you enter your email address correctly at checkout. The license(s) will be assigned to that email address. After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from *LPA Design* (PocketWizard's parent company) with further instructions. The upgrade is completed through the PocketWizard utility via a USB connection with a computer, either a PC or Mac. It cannot be done on a smartphone or tablet. You will need a mini B to USB data cable for the upgrade. An upgrade must be purchased for each radio and will be assigned to the radio's serial number upon installation. Once assigned, it is non-transferable.
What you need to know
Using the Plus III as a transmitter: The Plus III radios are single pin triggers. This means that they will work with virtually any camera or flash on the market. The camera must be able to trigger with a single sync pin through the hot shoe or to have a PC port on the camera or lens. There are a couple cameras (the original Canon T7 and SL3) that do not have a center pin. PocketWizard radios cannot work with those units. The camera's hot shoe must be active. If you have any trouble, please see this Wiki page.
Remotely triggering a camera with a Plus III: This requires a remote camera cable. Please see the Remote Camera Triggering Wiki page for more details.
The Plus III can be used with any flash that has a sync port, as long as you have the correct sync cable. There are a couple flashes currently on the market that do not have a sync port (like the Profoto B10) and PocketWizard radios cannot work with those units.
A unit upgraded with the E Release is compatible only with other PocketWizard radios that have also been upgraded. Be sure to use the same generation of E Release firmware-either the newest versions which may be in Beta or the lowest firmware numbers available in the Utility.
Once you update to the E Release firmware, the unit is licensed forever. It can be downgraded to Legacy PocketWizard firmware at any time for use with your other PocketWizard radios. Re-upgrading to E Release can be done at any time with minimal effort.
Directions on how to upgrade and what you need
You will need:
*Compatible PocketWizard radio (PocketWizard Plus III)
* PocketWizard Utility version 2.10 or above
If you do not have this Utility version please click here
* An internet connection at time of update
* USB A to Mini-B cable
* A computer - PC or Mac. The upgrade cannot be done using a tablet or smartphone.
* An upgrade license for each PocketWizard radio. Select link above to purchase license(s). The license(s) will be assigned to the email used for the purchase transaction. Please make sure you enter your email address correctly. Upon successful purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions.
After Purchase - Step by step instructions:
Ensure you are connected to the internet.
Launch the PocketWizard Utility.
Connect your PocketWizard radio to your computer with USB cable. The upgrade must be done with a PC or Mac.
Click Update Firmware.
Select E Release Firmware.
Enter your email address used for the purchase in the field provided, and click Find and Apply License.
Proceed to install the firmware. Once installed, the license will be tied to that serial number and it is non-transferable.
Update other units as needed.
You may downgrade at any time following the same instructions and selecting to install Legacy Firmware. Once the E Release is assigned to a serial number, it can be uninstalled and reinstalled at any time.
Why you should upgrade
The E Release extends the range, enhances reliability, and expands the features of your existing PocketWizard radios. Check out our Wiki E Release Page for more detailed information.
Extends Your Range
Trigger your flash(es) and/or remote camera(s) from remarkable distances. Our test in Long Range Mode achieved distances measured in miles.
Expands Your Features
Double your available Channels
32 Quad Zone Channels
80 Long Range Quad Zone Channels.
Our radio frequency is less crowded than others and works great in "noisy" environments. We've made it even more reliable with the E Release. We don't want you to miss a single shot.
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