News
Date Description
08/07/2017 ACT6000 - Software release 1.25.200
Today is released a new Software Updating with an useful implementation, optimization and corrections:
- 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.
02/01/2017 ACT6000 - Software release 1.25.132
Today is released a new Software Updating with an useful implementation, optimization and corrections:
- Multi-Marker implementation on any spectral analysis;
- Loop resistance measurement optimization;
- Some words corrections of German language.
22/09/2016 ACT6000 Main Customers / Users List
Today is released the updated "ACT6000's world wide end-users" (over the TELCOs).
13/09/2016 ACT6000 - Software release 1.25.102
Today is released a new Software Updating, where some new functions have been implemented, as:
- Line Impedance Response on DMM menu
- Long time Noise/Level monitoring on Medium Band Spectrum Analyzer menu
02/09/2016 ACT6000 - Spectrum Monitor 1.017
Today is released a beta version of the PC Application , compatible with all the Windows OS, that 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", available with the new Software Release 1.25.101.
By the proper command it is possible to find and view the possible spectral blocks related to the time where the RMS total power has overcome the programmable threshold limit.
02/09/2016 ACT6000 CSV-PDF Converter Standard 1.2.118
Today is released a new version of the PC Application to convert automatically in PDF report the CSV files of the SELT or DELT Sequences performed by the instrument updated with the new Software Release 1.25.101.
02/09/2016 ACT6000 Utility 1.88
Today is released the updating of the PC Utility (PC Application released first time on October 2014), compatible with all the Windows OS, that allows various functions to files import and export (to and from the ACT6000 updated with th enew Software Release 1.25.101). via standard USB cable connection.
26/01/2016 ACT6000 - Software release 1.25.046
Today is released a new Software Updating 1.25..046, for base and advanced software version (ASW-1/II), where some new functions have been implemented or optimized.
8/10/2015 KECO - New ecological kit to convert ice-box in fridge ...a little back to ATEN's basics
On 1978 born ATEN as producer, installator and services of nautical electronics equipment.
Successively ATEN has developed various types of electronic products and devices, above all for the Telecommunications sector but the sea water has remained into its DNA.
On the diffused question for the harmful gas elimination, energy saving, reduction of the encumbrances and confort in boat, today KECO is born , the ecological solid state kit for recreation boats, efficient, intelligent and above all very silent!
Go to the KECO page

27/03/2015 ACT6000 - Software release 1.24.243
Today is released a new Software Updating 1.24.243, for base and advanced software version (ASW-1/II), where some new functions have been implemented or optimized.
07/01/2015 ACT6000 - 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.
28/11/2014 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.24.001"
Today is released a new Software Updating 1.24.001 (for base and advanced software version "ASW-1/II") that allows also the use on the new PC applications "ACT6000 Utility" and "ACT6000 CSV-PDF Converter", released on last 7 October.
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 1.23.
07/10/2014 ACT6000_Utility (PC Application)
Today is released a new special PC Utility (compatible with Windows OS) for the direct USB connection of the instrument to a PC, that it allows:
- Cable table editing;
- Threshold Limits (of transmission measurements) editing;
- ACT6000 Software updating;
- Cable Table Updating;
- Threshold Limits updating;
- Exporting of the Cable Table present on the ACT6000;
- Exporting of the Threshold Limits present on the ACT6000.
The above Utility can work with any ACT6000 equipped with software release 1.23.150 or later.
07/10/2014 ACT6000 CSV-PDF Coverter (PC Application)
Today is released a new version of the PC Application to convert automatically in PDF report the CSV files of the SELT or DELT Sequences performed by the instrument with a special Software Release 1.23.000.
15/07/2014 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.22.160"
Today is released a new Software Release 1.22.160 (for base and advanced software version) where have been adjusted some threshold limits (Pass/Fail indications) for some symmetrics xDSL masks.
Inside the downloadable zip file it is included also the PDf file of the updated User Guide.
19/05/2014 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.22"
Today is released a new Software Release 1.22.085 (for base and advanced software version) where have been implemented some new functions as the End-to-End tests in Master/Slave mode with a couple of testers.
Inside the downloadable zip file it is included also the PDf file of the updated User Guide.
08/07/2013 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.18.150"
We release today a new Software Release 1.18.150 (base) where have been implemented some new tests functions, modified some pre-set parameters for the better ADSL, ADSL2 and VDSL2 Bit-Rate Estimation, and saving and exporting file USB pen-drive optimization.
Inside the zip file the instructions for the software update are included.
Ask the PDF file of last ACT6000's User Guide to :sales@aten.it
03/06/2013 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.17.168"
We release today a new Software Release 1.17 (base) where, is allowed the occasional calibration of the DMM optional module to perform Loop Resistance, Insulation and RFL measurements.
Inside the zip file the instructions for the software update are included.
Ask the PDF file of last ACT6000's User Guide to :sales@aten.it
03/05/2013 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.17"
We release today the new Software Release 1.17 (base) where, over the availability of a very useful "cable data-base", was optimized the protection of the DMM module from the electrostatic phenomenons of some lines or due to inadequate "ground" references.
All the ACT6000's users are invited to up-date immediately the instrument with this new software release (1.17.028) also to avoid the possible damaging of the above mentioned optional module.
Inside the zip file the instructions for the software update are included.
Ask the PDF file of last ACT6000's User Guide to :sales@aten.it
27/02/2013 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.16"
We release today the new Software Release 1.16 where are fixed some little bugs of the previous software release and optimized the process of the file-results exportation according to various types of the USB Pen-Drives.
Also this release is implementable on demand with the Advanced Software 1.
Inside the zip file the instructions for the software update are included.
Ask the PDF file of last ACT6000's User Guide to :sales@aten.it
03/012/2012 ACT6000 - Power Point Presentation / Trial (Reserved to Distributors and Customers)
A Power Point slides collection is now available support ATEN's Customers and Distributors.
Ask the password to open the ZIP file to :sales@aten.it
23/011/2012 ACT6000 - Software Release "1.15"
As preannounced last 8 November we release today the new Software Release 1.15, implementable on demand with the new Advanced Software 1.
Inside the zip file the instructions for the software update are included.
Ask the PDF file of new ACT6000's User Guide to :sales@aten.it
08/011/2012 ACT6000 - Next Software Release "1.15"
We are glad to inform that some extra functions and tests will be included on the next “Base Software 1.15”, for example:
- File Manager: to save of the performed measurements on the internal flash memory.
This function will allows also the view and export of the file-measurement to the external 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, on the “Advanced Software 1” (optional) will be included all the single transmissive pre-configured measurements (spectral readout) to perform the real-time tests.
Before the end of the November we will allows the free download this new Software Release 1.15.
The implementations above mentioned, are quoted on the new ACT6000 brochure here downloadable.
Ask the PDF file of new ACT6000's User Guide at:sales@aten.it
12/07/2012 ACT6000 - New Software Release "1.13" available !
During the first semester of 2012 our R&D Dept has developed some new measuring functions to integrate the ACT6000 "Base version", for example:
- "Impulsive Noise" measurement;
- "R-Bal" to perform the Line Resistance Balancement measurement;
- "R-Set" for adjusting of copper resistance to increase the faults localization accuracy by Resistive Bridge (RFL)
- "Subscriber Simulator" to perform voice and signalling tests on telephone lines feed.
Besides, the development of the "Advanced Software 1" has been finished. This optional software allows the Single-End-Line-Testing for any xDSL service, VDSL2 12a - VDSL2 17a - VDSL2 - 30a included.
The implementations above mentioned, are quoted on the new brochure here downloadable.
Ask the new software release (for base or advanced version) at: sales@aten.it; the PDF file of new User Guide will be included.
20/03/2012 ACT6000 - Application notes update.
Click here to download the new application notes for Telephone Companies, Service Companies and ServiceLabs.
30/08/2011 ACT6000 available from today in low-cost "base version".
The new ATEN's instrument is now available for the domestic and the international market with a special low-cost version by "Base Software 1.06".
The technical characteristics and the available functions are pointed-out on the following PDF document "ACT6000 - Characteristice & Funcionts" extracted from the User Guide.

12/02/2011 ACT6000 the new ATEN's Advanced Communication Tester will replace the ALT2000
starting from June 2011.

After 10 years of honored activity, ALT2000 leaves place to the new ACT6000 model.
Same winning case and lay-out of the first model, but new look, new display and many new functions on the ACT6000, analog/transmissive portable test instrument for wide applications on the telecommuniction world.
These the main news and/or implementation vs. the ALT2000:
- High contrast and resolution color display;
- Operative band up to 6 MHz (base version) and up to 30 MHz (VDSL) with the internal optional module;
- TDR Fault Locator with events storage, already available on base version;
- RFL by accurate Resistive Bridge (optional) for auto-localization of resistive faults;
- Ability to perform all the "Single End" measurements for line qualification without external device or PC;
- Master/Slave "End-to-End" function with analysis from both sides of the line (or AF channel) under test;
- Programmable Sweep Generator for various insertion-loss tests on AF channel and/or OCVD system;
- Facility to set separately the IN/OUT impedances of the Generator & Meter;
- Microinterruption analysis on every single frequency of the operative band;
- Analysis of the impulsive noise events on various weighed bands;
and also:
- Availability of two USB ports, for PC interfacing, and files download on the pen-drive;
- Improved autonomy of operation with batteries.
28/08/2010 New release for ALT-SAPE Controller - PC Utility for Single-End Testing
with portable ALT2000, ALT2000-MDF and ALT2000-OEM in "SAPE" mode

After the big success of the PC utility for SELT measurements by single ALT2000 equipped with SAPE-KIT, it's now available a new release to improve the accuracy of some line tests when the End-of-Line (by TDR) is undetected. A powerfull matematical algorithm has been introduced on the software; it's now able to post-elaborate the raw data released by the portable ALT2000 o fix models (MDF or OEM) after the SELT measurement or the old memorized files (.dat).
By a special command, it's now possible to recalculate the End-of-Line by the "Capacitance" and "Q factor" values of the line under test.
Consequently also the Insertion-Loss, Noise (far-end), ADSL Bit-Rate and S/N Ratio are able to be performed with a better accuracy.
Please, download this new PC packet application "ALTSAPE-KIT_SW_4.00.040" to update your SELT measurement system.
03/03/2010 New Echosimulator - HXOS-V model
After a long period of designing based on a depth-study of the most recent service requirements in echosounders field, we are glad to inform you about the start of the production of the new “Echosimulator HXOS-V” that replaces the precedent “glorious” HXOS-IV and III, very appreciated from many world service labs. on its 30 years of activity.
Due to the great request, the orders will be satisfied is preceded by e-mail booking at: sales@aten.it
01/02/2008 ALT2000-OEM - new Test-Head for electrical/transmissive tests
At the end of 2007 has been started the production of a particular version of our ALT2000.
ALT2000-OEM has been developed for satisfying the necessities to integrate some pre-existing diagnostic systems in the telephone exchange, and to integrate new test systems destined to the High Tech Street Cabinets of NG2 (the future optic/electric network).
ALT2000-OEM is currently in progress of experimentation in some MDF Exchanges of Telecom Italia that intends, with this new equipment, to optimize the maintenance of the copper pairs and performances monitoring of his access network (last miles) for the supply of the new IPTV services.
Same experimentation, promoted and followed by our distributor REDEX Telecom Ltda, it is in progress on some central ones of the two great Brazilian Telephone Companies.
18/01/2008 30° ATEN's Birthday!
January 18 th 1978 was born ATEN.
The attainment of this important winning post has been accompanied by the overcoming of the big quota of 4000 ALT2000 units sold in the world!
Thanks for the trust !
28/12/2007 New release 4.00 for ALT-SAPE Controller - PC Utility
A new PC Utility for SELT provisioning (using a single ALT2000 or ALT2000-MDF in SAPE mode) is now downloadable from the Applications.html page.

These the new functions and features:

Noise: FEXT Noise prediction (cross noise estimated at end of line) by compute of local (CO) noise measurement transposed for line attenuation and cross-talk phenomenons.

Insertion-Loss: accuracy improvement for wide band Insertion-Loss estimation (interpolation up to 2.2 MHz).

ADSL Bit-Rate: evaluation using new post-processed noise & attenuation parameters and calculated on new standard (typical) DSLAM parameters (8 bit/Symb for ADSL; 15 Bit/Symb for ADSL2+ / 11 dB Noise Margin as first negotiation).

Signal to Noise Ratio: color histogram of activity prediction on 256 DMT channel for ADSL and 512 DMT channel for ADSL2+, based on re-computed S/N ratio.

Print: one button to print all tabular data and color graphs of transmissive multiple measurements.

CSV file; file data conversion in CSV format of all metallic data and graphic results of multiple measurements.

26/10/2007 New software release 6.07 for ALT2000
Update your ALT2000 with this new software using the ALT2000 PC Utility 6.06 downloadable from the Applications.html page

ALT2000 - Features in the SW Release 6.07:
This new software release improves and expands the some applications:

1) In the Menu 611 ("Advanced->High Band-> Generator & Meter"), by the use of key "#", level reading can be also seen in dBV, intended as dB relative to 0dBm @ 600 Ohm voltage (this supersedes point 2 of Release 6.06). The key acts as an on/off command for this reading.

2) In the Menu 611 ("Advanced->High Band-> Generator & Meter"), by the use of cursor keys "<- & ->" (valid only when RX Impedance is set High), it's now possible to set different values of reference impedances for the dBm reading.

3) Also if there isn't POTS option module and Menu 2 is greyed out, now it's possible to gain access to Menu 2 by using the numeric key "2". This permit to do audio measurements on telephone channels without the typical signallings (Line feed, Line Hook, Ring etc.).

12/01/2007 ISO EN 9001-2000 - Certification of the Quality System Management.
During the last months of 2006 new criterions of control and monitoring of the ATEN's technical operation (Design & Development, Production, Purchasing, Storing/Moving, Service, Commercial and Administration management) have been optimized to the ATEN's global quality improvement.
At the end of of December 2006 by the verifications and audits performed from highly qualified personal, IMQ-CSQ - Italy has released the certification related to the Quality System Management of our firm.
IMQ-CSQ are members of leading agreements for the issue of European (ENEC, HAR, CCA-EMC, KEYMARK, CECC) and international ("International EMC-mark" and IQNet) marks.
IMQ-CSQ belong to the CCA and CB schemes (international agreements reciprocally acknowledging tests), and are also a signatory of many bilateral agreements with bodies world-wide.
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