All HedgeHog 4 consoles manufactured in January 2015 or later that have the motherboard back plane exposed on the rear of the console are built using the exact same internal and external hardware. Therefore, the platform (or model) of the desk is not determined by the physical components of the desk but rather by an encrypted software certificate installed on the console. This allows any HedgeHog 4 console manufactured in January 2015 or later that has its motherboard back plane exposed on the rear of the console to be upgraded/downgraded to any one of the platforms listed in the table below without the need for new hardware or physical changes to the desk.
|Platform (model)||HogNet Enabled?||External Monitor Enabled?||Fixture Net||DMX|
|HedgeHog 4||NO||YES||4 universes||4 universes|
|HedgeHog 4S||NO||YES||4 universes||4 universes|
|HedgeHog 4N||YES||YES||4 universes||4 universes|
|HedgeHog 4X||YES||YES||6 universes||6 universes|
To change the platform (model) of a HedgeHog 4 console manufactured in January 2015 or later:
Power on the HedgeHog 4 console. Press the Control Panel button on the start screen to open the control panel.
Navigate to the diagnostics tab of the control panel window. Press the Console Upgrade button.
The console upgrade utility wizard will now appear. Press Next to begin.
Select the platform (model) you wish to upgrade to and press Next.
Contact a High End Systems Sales representative and provide them with the upgrade code shown on the screen as well as which console platform (model) you are upgrading from and which console model you are wanting to upgrade to. The High End Systems sales representative will provide you with the current pricing for the upgrade and will process your order.
Once your HedgeHog 4 upgrade order is complete, High End Systems will send you a validation code. Enter the validation code into the upgrade wizard and press Next.
Press the Finish. The console will now reboot and operate as the new platform (model).