The internal software in most digital avalanche transceivers can be updated. This feature (pioneered by Pieps) allows you to update your beacon with new features without purchasing a new avalanche transceiver.
The Pieps DSP Sport, Pieps DSP Pro, and the BCA Tracker3 are designed to be user-updatable, but the release of the updating software has been delayed. Other transceivers (e.g., those manufactured by Mammut and Ortovox) can be updated at selected retails stores whereas other manufactures require that you send your transceiver to a service center.
Updates to ARVA and Ortovox transceivers are free. Other manufactures charge an upgrade fee of $20us to $30us.
Learn about software updates to these transceivers: