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ACT6000 - New Video Tutorials !
Sure to offer a pleasant support on the best practical use of our ACT6000, we realized and loaded on Youtube some video tutorials.
For the moment are available:
- ACT6000 Part 1: Product Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIaHygbsuqg, where are highlighted the main characteristics, functions and field applications;
-ACT6000 Part 2: TDR Fault Locator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5yicQCB9Qc, description of the internal Time-Domain Reflectometer that allows many tests for copper line finding, impedance mismatching and occasional troubleshooting as the micro-interruptions test;
- ACT6000 Part 3: SELT operation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waq_CFedsMc, use of a single ACT6000 to perform a complete copper line qualification (electrics and transmissives tests, xDSL maximum bit rate evaluation included);
- ACT6000 Part 4: DELT operation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fKqyuM4bfA, use of a couple of ACT6000s to perform an accurate copper line certification (bilateral transmissives tests, xDSL maximum bit rate estimation included);
- ACT6000 Part 5: RFL Fault Location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY80dmhh0fU , resistive insulation test and fault finding;
- ACT6000 Part 6: xDSL PSD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwuQSybjsuk, use of ACT6000 to perform an high impedance Power Spectrum Density test on active lines to verify the stream energy of xDSL equipments, very useful also to verify the DBPO application on FTTCAB plants;
- ACT6000 Part 7: File management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ61G4bAMjo , file-measurements saving and exporting;

ACT6000 Utility 1.90 - October 2017
This PC Utility, compatible with Windows OS, it allows various functions to files import and export to and from the instrument connection via standard USB cable.
It requires the ACT6000 Software Release 1.25.000 (or next) installed!
Please asks the possible information to:
sales@aten.it

ACT6000 CSV to PDF Converter 1.2.118 - August 2016.
It requires the ACT6000 Software Release 1.25.192 (or next) installed!

ACT6000 CSV-PDF Converter runs on the Intel[R] x86 or x64 platform (including compatible CPUs from other manufacturers) running Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
ACT6000 CSV-PDF Converter is a JAVA[R] application, that requires the updated JAVA[R] installation !

ACT6000 -Spectrum Monitor 1.017 - September 2016
This (beta) PC Utility, compatible with Windows OS, allows the spectral analysis of "DATAFILE.LOG" produced and saved on the USB Pen-Drive by the ACT6000 using the new special function of its Spectrum Analyzer, defined as "Long Term Noise Monitoring".
It requires the ACT6000 Software Release 1.25.132 (or next) installed!
Please asks the possible information or password to:
sales@aten.it

ACT6000 - Application note for PLC "Power Line Carrier" Systems Tests

ACT6000 Power Point Presentation.
(Password required)

Application Guide for Telcos (copper pairs qualifications and maintenance).

Application Guide for lines, channels and TLC systems qualifications and maintenance.

ALT2000 vs ACT6000 Comparison List.
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ACT6000 - Software Release "1.25.200"
July 2017.

Today is released a new Software Updating , for base and Advanced Software version (ASW-1/II).
Download the ACT6000 upgrade software 1.25.200
(.ZIP file of 2463 KB).

Following the implementations or modifications over the previous release 1.25.132:
- USB Interface optmimization for data-files uploading / downloading by "ACT6000 Utility" PC application;
- New special command to enable the accurate frequency value readout of the highest signal shown on Spectrum Analyzer window.

Inside the downloadable .zip file it is included the SW updating "FLASH_EN.BIN", the Cables Data-base "CABLEDAT.CSV", the installing instructions, and the PDF file of the updated User Guide 1.25.200.

The upgrade is protected by password !
Please asks the password directly to :sales@aten.it

SOFTWARE UPDATE HISTORY:

The software release 1.25.132 allowed:
- Multi-Marker implementation on any spectral analysis;
- Loop resistance measurement optimization;
- Some words corrections of German language.

The software release 1.25.102 allowed:
- Line Impedance Response on DMM menu (30 to 3200 Ohm / 5 kHz to 5 MHz band)-
...see at page 32 of the updated User Guide
- Long time Noise/Level monitoring on Spectrum Analyzer menu (on Medium Band 20 kHz - 6 MHz)
...see at page 37 of the updated User Guide

The software release 1.25.046 allowed:
- DELT - MASTER/SALVE fixing the synchronization loss after the possible SLAVE/MASTER inversion and for tests on very short line;
- Wires diameter - Extension up to 2,5 mm (or equivalent AWG) for the Cables editing.

The software release 1.24.243 allowed:
- SELT / DELT Sequences: Band optimization and related threshold limit for (Noise, Return-Loss, Longitudinal Balance, NEXT and FEXT) for some xDSL services (above all for the SHDSL mask);
- SELT Sequence: Visualization of the End-of-Line value (by TDR) for very short lines;
- SELT Sequence: Automatic reduction of the TDR pulse when the line is under 200 meters (about);
- SELT Sequence: Automatic extrapolation of the "ESEL" and "A,B,C" parameters using the SELT ADSL2+ mask ( by pushing the new DPBO key);
- SELT Sequence: Complete DC Capacitance results (A-B, A-C and B-C) highlighting on the Electrics details of the SELT measurements.
- SELT mode: Visualization of the graphic readout of real-time Noise, Return-Loss, Longitudinal Balance and NEXT for VOICE and MODEM 56K masks;
- SELT mode: Automatic creation of the DPBO threshold limit using the ADSL2+ PSD test selectable from the ADSL2+ SELT - Balanced Line Tests;
- DMM: Block of the Insulation, Resistance and RFL tests when it is present a little DC voltage (over 0.3 Vdc);
- DMM: Line Multisection setup for the RFL function;
- DMM: Wire (total) resistance readout at the end of the RFL measurement;
- Signal analysis: Resolution Bandwidth highlighting (under specific "#/" command) related to the "kHz/div" setup of the Spectrum Analyzer in Medium Band (20 kHz - 6 MHz);

The software release 1.24.001 allowed the use of the PC program "ACT6000 CSV-PDF Converter" to easily produce Test Reports, and the "ACT6000 PC Utility" for the files exporting and parameters editor using the PC directly connected to the specific USB port of the instrument.
With the software release 1.22 some very important functions and optimizations was implemented also to support the new optional ASW-1/II software for the DELT (Automatic Master/Slave function) using a couple of ACT6000s connected to the opposite sides of the line to be test.
Base software:
- Change of CSV files separation format for some international languages;
- New advise for Loop Resistance test;
- New advise for RFL test;
- Saving of the measurement with a name (as you like but limited to 8 characters).
- New utilities for File Manager (possibility to cancel or export some selected files).
- Enabled the AC Capacitance test with the loudspeaker disabled;
ASW1 (Optional Advanced Software - 1 and step II):
- Setup Balanced Line Tests optimization (with all the selected Cable Parameters);
- SELT - VDSL2 Bit Rate estimation optimization;
- Addition of S/N Ratio and Reference Ins-Loss among the SELT CSV row data;
- Change the default setting at -100 dBm about the minimum Remote Noise level for SELT Bit-Rate estimation;
- Positioning correction of some summary Transmissive Results on CSV files;
- (Step II) DELT implementation (in Master/Slave mode) including "Voice" and "Modem 56kbs" spectral readout for: Insertion-Loss, Return-Loss, Noise, Long.Balance-Loss, Next/Fext.

With the software release 1.18 some important functions and optimizations was implemented:
- New command on TDR menu to enable a special filter to clean the trace by repetition and average cycles of 64 tests, to improve End-of-Line echo finding on long lines (over 3 km about) and very noisy.
- Automatic insertion of the above mentioned filter during the TDR test of the SELT sequence, where the line length is over 3km about.
- New "Data Cables", optimized also on real parameters of old "air/pulp" cables.
- New preset (default) for 6dB Noise Margin and -110 dBm Noise Floor, useful to the automatic Bit-Rate estimation according to the new DSLAM profiles for ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL2 services.
- Alert message (visual and acustic) to prevent the manage of the line during the Insulation test cycle.
- Stop Insulation test command by Escape key.
- Alert message (visual and acustic) to prevent the manage of the line during the Insulation test cycle of the Automatic SELT Sequence.
- Stop SELT Sequence (after the Insulation test) by the "Escape" key.
- Compute optimization related to the errored seconds percentage during the "Impulsive Noise" test.
- Optimization of the file-measurements storage process to facilitate the exportation (in .CSV format) for a wide range of USB pen-drives types.

With the Software Release 1.17 it is allowed the occasional calibration of the DMM optional module.
In fact, inside the "Multimeter" function a "Cal DMM" command has been implemented, that allows the internal parameters autocalibration that uses references DC voltages.
Then selecting the "Resistance / Insulation" sub-menu, thanks to a new "Set Zero" command it is possible to subtract the cable-test resistance to improve the Loop Resistance and Fault location "RFL" accuracy.

To avoid the possible damaging of the DMM optional module, persists valid the recommendation to NOT MANAGE the connections of the line under test (and the "ground" reference) during the automatic test cicles as SELT Line Qualification, Insulation and Falut Location.

Besides over the above mentioned implementations:
- some bugs has been fixed, among which the errate battery charge status after the end of the Single-End Line Qualification Sequence.
- Adjusting of some xDSL masks and related threshold limits of some transmissive measurements (as Noise and Cross-Talk).
- Availability of a very useful "cable data-base" where are listed a wide number of twisted pairs cable types.
- Optimization of the DMM (optional module) protection from the electrostatic phenomenons of some lines or due to inadequate "ground" references.

With the Software Release 1.15 was implemented:
- File Manager: to save of the performed main measurements on the internal flash memory.
This function allows also the re-view of the measurements and the export of the related files (CSV format) to the external USB Pen-Drive.
- TDR Fault Locator: addition of the comparative or differential test between two echograms;
addition of the second Marker to measure the distance between two points.
- Back-ground reverse to improve the good display visualization in sunny environment.
Besides, the new Advanced Software 1 (optional - on demand) includes new single transmissive pre-configured measurements (spectral readout) to perform the real-time tests.
Please ask for a new PDF file of "ALT2000 - User Guide" Rel. 6.07
October 2007 at: sales@aten.it
ALT2000 - Software Release 6.07
(October 2007)
Download the ALT2000 upgrade Software from 6.00 (or next) to 6.07 release
(Only DATA and BIOS files by self-extracting .exe file 418 KB)

WARNING! To upgrade your ALT2000, follow the instructions written in the pages 73, 74 and 78 of the new "ALT2000 User Guide" 6.07 (askable at: sales@aten.it.)

We remember you that if the ALT2000 operate with software 5.03 (or previous) it is first necessary to perform the updating to the version 6.00 with the precedent method, next, using the new program for PC "ALT-Utility 6.06", can perform the last updating of DATA and BIOS for the S.W. Release 6.07.

Please read with special attention the informations on all Readme and text files.
ALT2000 - Special Application Notes
For Railway, Highway, Power Line / Electricity Distribution, Airports / Air Traffic Control..
Download the ALT2000 Applications Notes
(PDF file .zip 1028 KB)
ALT2000 - ALT-SAPE Controller Release 4.00.040 (August 2010)
Download the PC utility ALT-SAPE Controller, Demo file measurements and SAPE-KIT User Guide.
Self-extracting .exe file (4183 KB)
Please read with special attention the instructions on "SAPE-KIT User Guide" here enclosed.

Warning !
With this revision of new PC utility the DAT files performed with the ALT2000 loaded with the previous software release (6.05 or previous) won't be decoded.
In every case, before loading this new PC Application, we suggest to cancel the folder "ALTSAPE-KIT" previously created.
ALT2000 - Short Guide
Master/Slave and TDR operation
Download the ALT2000 - Short Guide
(PDF file .zip 486 KB)
ALT2000 - ALT2000 Utility Rel. 6.06
(October 2006)

Download the new PC software utility and demo file-measures (Self-extracting .exe file 723 KB)
Please read with special attention all the informations and instructions from new "ALT2000 User Guide" 6.07 (askable at: sales@aten.it.)
ALT2000 - TDR Fault Locator
Functional Description

Download the TDR - Functional Description
(PDF file .zip 333 KB)
ALT2000 - Software Release 6.00 - ETSI
(August 2004)
Download the ALT2000 upgrade Software from 5.03 to 6.00 release, with new ETSI masks
(Self-extracting .exe file 429 KB)
WARNING! From the new software version 6.00, the previous PC applications and utilities (ALT_SWLxx.EXE, ALT_CSV xx.EXE, CSV Reader xx.XLS e ALT_BMP x.EXE) can't be any more used !
The new "ALT2000 Utility 6.00" program covers all previous PC applications & utilities.

Please read with special attention the informations on all Readme and text files.
ALT2000 - Software Release 6.00 - ANSI
(August 2004)
Download the ALT2000 upgrade Software from 5.03 to 6.00 release, with new ANSI masks
(Self-extracting .exe file 429 KB)
WARNING! From the new software version 6.00, the previous PC applications and utilities (ALT_SWLxx.EXE, ALT_CSV xx.EXE, CSV Reader xx.XLS e ALT_BMP x.EXE) can't be any more used !
The new "ALT2000 Utility 6.00" program covers all previous PC applications & utilities.

Please read with special attention the informations on all Readme and text files.
ALT2000 - Software Release 5.03
Download the ALT2000 upgrade Software from 4.00 to 5.03 release, using the previous ETSI or ANSI masks
(Self-extracting .exe file 423 KB)
WARNING! From the software release 5.00, the up-date procedure is changed !Please read with special attention the informations on "Readme_5.txt".
ALT2000 - Software Release 4.0 - ETSI
Download the ALT2000 up-date Software Release 4.00 with ETSI masks
(Self-extracting .exe file 431 KB)
WARNING! From the software release 4.00, the up-date procedure is changed !Please read with special attention the informations on all Readme and text files.
ALT2000 - Software Release 4.0 - ANSI
Download the ALT2000 up-date Software Release 4.00 with ANSI masks
(Self-extracting .exe file 430 KB)
WARNING! From the software release 4.00, the up-date procedure is changed !Please read with special attention the informations on all Readme and text files.
ALT2000 - PC Utilities - Release 4.02
The old ALT2000 Utilities 4.02 for PC (compatible with previous SW Release 5.03) is now available only on request by e-mail at: sales@aten.it
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