Responder Model, Firmware Versions and Updates


There is one model of Renaissance Responder: Responder (RES-1001).


Firmware is the software that runs inside your Responders and Receiver.

To learn the version of firmware your Responder is using, follow these steps.

  1. Turn the Responder on.
  2. Highlight Settings and press Enter.
  3. Highlight About and press Enter.

Responders with the model number RES-1001 on the back may use version 1.x firmware, version 2.x firmware or version 3.x firmware. The firmware version that you use determines what functions and features you will have on the Responder.

To practice MathsFacts in a Flash problems, students must use firmware version 2.51.

Here is a table that describes what is and is not included in each version:



The time it takes to perform an update depends on the number of Responders being updated. If you are updating all of the Responders for your classroom, it could take up to two hours.

Only one version of firmware may be installed on the Responder. However, you can install a different firmware version at any time.

To practise MathsFacts in a Flash problems, students must use firmware version 2.51.

To update the firmware for your Responders, follow these steps:

  1. Press the On/Off button to start the Responder.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Settings and press Select.
  3. Use the arrow keys to highlight Firmware Update and press Select.
  4. If the Responder asks if you want to stay connected to the Receiver, press yes/True and then Enter.
  5. If updated firmware is available, scroll to the newest update available and press Select.
  6. Enter the Administrator PIN (the default is 1234) and press Enter.
  7. If you changed the Administrator PIN when you changed the Receiver settings, use the PIN you set.

The Responder will start updating the firmware.

The program shows you its progress as it does the update.

When the update is complete, the Responder will show you the new version number.

Press any key to go to the Responder menu or the student PIN entry screen.