Firmware Update Swissbit Hardware TSE

A firmware upgrade is available for the Swissbit hardware TSE. We recommend that all customers who use a Swissbit hardware TSE in Germany to comply with the KassenSichV and received it before 01 July 2021 upgrade to the current firmware. According to swissbit, the new firmware (version 1.1.0.) increases product reliability and should be installed to prevent hardware defects that may occur in rare cases.

The functionality of the TSE is not affected by the firmware update, downward compatibility is confirmed by swissbit. The testing of the new software version by the BSI has already been successfully completed.

Replacement of TSE, in case of hardware defects will only be carried out if they already contain the new firmware. In principle, Swissbit only delivered TSEs with the new firmware version after 01 July 2021. Due to scheduling overlaps in hardware shipping, it cannot be ruled out that TSEs with older firmware still arrived at customers shortly after 01 July.

We therefore recommend checking the firmware version of swissbit hardware TSEs in use.

We have created a solution article for you in the RetailForce Support Portal, which describes how to check the firmware version of the TSE and perform the firmware update. You can find the article at:

The new firmware version can be found in the download section of the RetailForce website at:

New release of the Fiscal Client – Version 1.2.4.

On 17.11.2021 we unscheduledly published a new release of the Fiscal Client – version 1.2.4. The version is dominated by the Swissbit hardware TSE in the USB form factor.

Seamless TSE exchange

The current update enables a seamless replacement of the swissbit Micro USB TSE if, for example, the certificate has expired. All data on the TSE can be exported. After the new TSE has been plugged in, cashiering can continue without interruption. The function is also available for defective TSEs. If no more data can be retrieved from the memory of the TSE, however, it must be confirmed to continue working without exporting data. Furthermore, improvements to the daily TAR file backup have been implemented in the current version of the middleware.

Firmware Update TSE

The new version 1.2.4. offers a function to upgrade the firmware of the swissbit Micro USB TSE to a new version. The update must be carried out intentionally.

Client recovery

Another security feature is the new Restore by Cloud function. This enables the complete recovery of a Fiscal Client after a hardware defect of the cash register.

Config by Cloud

Furthermore, we have improved the well-known function of configuring Fiscal Clients centrally in the RetailForce Cloud so that configurations can now be validated. After creating a configuration, it can be checked in the terminal view whether the configuration would run without errors when downloaded by an installed client or whether it would lead to an error.

As always, you can find an overview of all changes and improvements in the release notes for the new version at: