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Latest Release: 4.2-001 Release Date: 20th Mar 17

Major feature upgrade:

  • Added PON testing functionality: Virtulaized PON OTDR and Insertion Loss
  • Added ETA approved PON Engineers training material under license from Advanced Solutions Technical Institute

Minor feature upgrade:

  • Changed functionality so corrupted virtual OTDR traces were moved to a isolated directory instead fo deleting.
  • Improved content of Advanced OTDR Operators course training material.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed Bug: When deleting VFibers from tree was possible to delete even if fibre permissions ALLOW_CHANGE_VFIBER="false" .

Latest Release: 4.1-005 Release Date: 20th Sept 16

Major feature upgrade:

  • Updated Training Material, Added advanced OTDR Testing skills.
  • Added 15 extra practical tests and OTDR Virtual Fibers.
  • Introduced Beta On-Line Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) approved exam and certification .

Minor feature upgrade:

  • Updated Trace Time setting to an easier to use slider
  • Changed colors and font of Trace and Virtual Fiber dislay trees to improve readability
  • Changed default location of main dislay split plane on start up

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed right click pop-up of a trace or Virtual Fiber that was displaying at incorrect locaction.

4.1-004 Release Date: 7th Jun 16

Major feature upgrade:

  • Updated Training Material, Added advanced Trace analysis.
  • Deployed new training material viewer thats clearer and faster to open.

Minor feature upgrade:

  • N/A

Bug Fixes:

  • N/A

4.1-003 Release Date: 2nd Nov 15

Major feature upgrade:

  • Updated Training Material - Now Providing ETA Certified OTDR Specialist Training Course.
  • Updated licensing systems to annual license subscriptions.

Minor feature upgrade:

  • N/A

Bug Fixes:

  • N/A

4.1-002 Release Date: 15th August 15

Major feature upgrade:

  • Added advanced training material to OTDR Emulator application so is available for licensed users directly from the application

Minor feature upgrade:

  • N/A

Bug Fixes:

  • N/A

4.1-001 Release Date: 11th Feb 15

Major feature upgrade:

  • Provided more complete support for the Belcore file format
  • Made update to maintain the existing Users file fields for Belcore traces during the import / export.

Minor feature upgrade:

  • Adjusted Trace Parameter pop-up dialogues to provide better rendering on Mac Retina displays.

Bug Fixes:

  • N/A

4.0-013 Release Date: 31st Jul 14

Major feature upgrade:

  • Added adjustable OTDR Trace smoothing functionality to remove noise from noisy OTDR Traces

Minor feature upgrade:

  • Increased the trial license trace count limitation from 3 to 10

Bug Fixes:

  • Applying trace auto-settings could select a resolution not available for the selected distance causing the Pulse Widths selection panel to display as empty.
  • Apply Trace Settings from the trace right click function were being applied but not updated to the OTDR button display.
  • Apply Trace Settings from the auto-setting function were being applied but not updated to the OTDR button display.
  • When accelerate OTDR Trace was set to 'Instant',1 second was being added to the traces acquisitions time.

4.0-012 Release Date: 12th Mar 14

Internal Release Only

  • Built in internal provisions for simulation of Passive Optical Networks (PON) to be released at a future date

4.0-011 Release Date: 06th Jan 14

Major feature upgrade:

  • Customer Request 10121303: Added ability to manually rewrite Belcore (SR-4731 / GR-196) trace header fields such as:
    • OTDR Manufacturer, Model, serial Number, Module, Module Serial Number
    • Trace Operator, COmments, Loss and end event thresholds, fiber reflectance.

Minor feature upgrades:

  • Import trace configured to open last used directory instead of home folder for convenience.
  • Support for opening external traces created in Miles, feet and Kilometres added.

Bug Fixes:

  • Customer ID 01121301: Imported traces resolution was rounded causing an incorrect end trace length which caused an error as it read data points past length of the trace.
  • Customer ID 09121301: Traces exported to Belcore format had excessive dB/km values for fibre spans in the event header table.
  • Traces imported from Belcore format were not registering the correct range setting in some cases.
  • Traces imported from Belcore format backscatter was set by default to -80db, application now correctly copies imported trace value.
  • Button display wasn't showing current set IOR.

4.0-010 Release Date: 05th Dec 13

Major feature upgrade:

Minor feature upgrade:

  • Customer Request 20111301:Added 1Km and 2Km OTDR range settings.

4.0-009 Release Date: 08th May 13

Major feature upgrade:

  • Customer Request 01051301: Added a Fiber Event Table that displays OTDR trace event information in a tabulated format.

Minor feature upgrade:

  • First internal changes added towards supporting Apple MAC deployment.
  • Changed internal licensing to support Apple MAC. MAC deployable application expected within next few months.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed broken link to training material from application

4.0-008 Release Date: 26th Mar 13

Notes: Added flexibility to import/export traces function to allow some specific vendor created traces to interoperate.

Notes: Improvements to usability of the graphical interface.

  • Added ability to add/delete and import/export all traces from the Trace node display tree.
  • Added ability to add/delete and import/export all Virtual Fibers from the Virtual Fiber node on display tree.
  • Added ability to maintain vendor specific information in imported/exported traces so it is available to other applications when required.
  • Added ability to import/export multiple traces and virtual fibers in a single action.
  • Changed imported trace range calculation to prefer distance over time units if provided in trace format as its more accurate.
  • Added range distance in meters to exported Belcore SOR traces.
  • Changed imported trace end event to be last event even if not specified as a End of Trace type of event to make importing traces more flexible.
  • Bug preventing Optic Network Training package web page being opened from web deployed OTDR emulator fixed.

4.0-006 Release Date: 10th Mar 13

Notes: Critical Bug Fix.

  • Removed excessive log file output left from development debug.

4.0-005 Release Date: 03rd Mar 13

Notes: Major feature upgrade. New modern user interface and integrate to Belcore SOR file format.

  • Rebuilt user interface to modern look and feel.
  • Removed background OTDR image to increase working monitor space.
  • Added ability to import and export Belcore GR-196 and SR-4731 traces from OTDR Emulator.
  • Changed the internal trace storage format from proprietary to Belcore SR4731 format with vendor specific attributes.
  • Removed PDF report generation features to reduce application size to better deploy as a web enabled tool.
  • Reinstated the free web deployed version reduced to 300Kbs and added to the web site. Click to access

4.0-001 Release Date: 20 Nov 12

Notes: Initial support for Belcore File Format Released.

  • Added ability to import Belcore GR-196 and SR-4731 traces and use to create a Virtual Fiber that can be re-tested in the virtual environment.

Pre Version 4.00

Notes: Previous release notes archived. Request access via Contact Us Page.