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CRITICAL SOFTWARE UPDATE

CRITICAL SOFTWARE UPDATE

Aethalometer® AE33 software update
SW: 1.4.6.0 and 1.6.6.0

 

The software update 1.4.6.0 and 1.6.6.0 of the Aethalometer AE33 is a CRITICAL software update.

Current software upgrade focuses on Aethalometers AE33 that run previously released SW versions (1.4.5.0 and 1.6.5.0) that were affected due to some software errors.

Please find below a short description of the corrections made in this software update.

 


WHAT’S NEW IN 1.4.6.0. / 1.6.6.0 SOFTWARE VERSION?

 

The new software version (v 1.4.6.0) is compatible with all production series of Aethalometers with serial number starting S0, S1, … S7 (S0-S7).
The new software version (v 1.6.6.0) is compatible with production series of Aethalometers with serial number starting with S08.

  • during synchronization between Aethalometer AE33 and AethNET, the sequence of BC data for channel 7 was entered in wrong order. The columns in the exported data files via USB drive (standard data download) were correct.
  • due to an error in the code, missing data lines could occur on Aethalometer AE33 running version 1.4.5.0. (CRITICAL)
  • compared to previous PCM version of a computer board, the network adapter now needs to be addressed dynamically. Aethalometer AE33 running version 1.4.5.0. can face difficulties when setting the static IP address.

 


Aurora 4000 Nephelometer

New software version enables up to 4 different angles of measured light scattering data. In previous versions the nephelometer was only possible to connect with the AE33 in case exactly 4 angles were set, while now the user can chose this parameter between 1 and 4. There are some additional minor fixes (like Flow Calibration report) that were added into the ‘reports’ section.

 

The instrument must be running Firmware version 513 or greater. We recommend updating the firmware to the current FW518, see User’s Group website for details.

If your Aethalometer has a serial number less than 90 or software version less than 1.172, please contact us for further information before updating.

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Total Carbon Analyzer TCA08 software update (SW: 1.0.0.0, FW: 304)

Total Carbon Analyzer TCA08 software update (SW: 1.0.0.0, FW: 304)

This software update for the TCA08 Total Carbon Analyzer adds features and functionality to the instrument.

The TCA08 is our revolutionary new instrument that provides a real-time analysis of the Total Carbon content of a sampled aerosol stream. It is explicitly designed for “on-line” ambient-air monitoring and laboratory use: but it can be used in “off-line” mode to analyze the TC content of filter samples.

The TCA08 is rugged, field-worthy instrument that uses NO GAS, contains NO GLASS, and requires NO CATALYST.

 

The combination of the Aethalometer AE33 with the Total Carbon Analyzer TCA08 provides a complete identification of the carbonaceous component of ambient aerosols in near-Real-Time:

BC (‘EC’) ; BrC ; OC : TC

in an instrument package suitable for laboratory and Air Quality monitoring applications. The TCA08 is constructed with the same legendary ruggedness and reliability as the Aethalometer: it contains “No Glass ” and requires “No Gas”, and it works everywhere.

NOTE: AE 33 software version 1.4.4.0 or greater is required – please download this from our website.

 

New software update also includes Instrument Status redesign and connect the instrument to new external device, AE33 + AMES_TPR159 Met Sensor.

 

New in version 1.0.0.0:

Updates to ‘Advanced’ display screen to show TC, BC, EC and OC
This software version will show TC, BC, EC and OC on the Advanced screen when an AE33 is connected to the TCA08; and a suitable value of the parameter ‘b’ has been entered.

Adjust Date/Time
By pressing the Date/Time icon in the top green status line, the Date/Time and time zone can be adjusted. If the TCA is connected to the internet, you can choose that the Date/Time and time zone will be adjusted automatically.

Filter integrity procedure
This software version improves the Filter Integrity test procedure, to give an improved detection of filter issues. Additionally, a pop-up window appears as a warning on the screen, if a filter integrity issue is found.

This new software version (1.0.0.0) is compatible with all series S00 Total Carbon Analyzers. Firmware version 304 or greater is required. If your Total Carbon Analyzer is using a Firmware version lower than 304, please consult us before upgrading the software.

 

The updated User’s Manual for the TCA08 Total Carbon Analyzer can be downloaded here, after log in or signing up for a free User’s Group account.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us for more information.

 

DOWNLOAD THE FILES FROM MAGEE SCIENTIFIC USERS GROUP
First log in or sign up for a free account at the Magee Scientific website. You can then access information on all our products. Material specific to the TCA08 is under the heading Products > TCA08.

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CRITICAL SOFTWARE UPDATE

Aethalometer® AE33 software update (SW: 1.4.4.0)

This software update 1.4.4.0 for the AE33 Aethalometer adds features and functionality to the instrument.

This software upgrade gives the Aethalometer a full range of connectivity.

The Aethalometer can now interface to the TCA08 Total Carbon Analyzer, to give a complete analysis of the carbonaceous component of the aerosol.

With SW 1.4.4.0, the Aethalometer can also connect to new external devices, Wind Speed and Direction sensor and Aurora 4000 Nephelometer. This upgrade also improves the tape advance control and reporting of the amount of fresh tape remaining.

The new software version (v 1.4.4.0) is compatible with all series of Aethalometers (S0-S6). Firmware version 513 or greater is required.
If your Aethalometer has a serial number less than 90 or software version less than 1.172, please contact us for further information before updating.

The updated User’s Manual for the TCA08 Total Carbon Analyzer can be downloaded here, after log in or signing up for a free User’s Group account.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us for more information.

 

DOWNLOAD THE FILES FROM AETHALOMETER® USERS GROUP
First log in or sign up for a free account at the Magee Scientific website. You can then access information on all our products. Material specific to the AE33 is under the heading Products > AE33.

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CRITICAL SOFTWARE UPDATE

Aethalometer® AE33 major software update (v 1.4.2.0)

We’re excited about the fresh new features coming with the latest AE33 software update 1.4.2.0.

The new software version gives the Aethalometer full range of networking capabilities. When the instrument is connected to the internet it can be remotely controlled and monitored thus providing extended diagnostic capabilities. The following solutions offering different levels of connectivity are available: AethAlerts, Aeccessor and AethNET

Please contact support@aerosol.eu to get more information on the networking solutions. In addition, this new software update provides new options of use and improves some already implemented features.

What is new in version 1.4.2.0: 

  • TCP/IP communication: it is now possible to communicate with AE33 via the Ethernet port. The commands include full control of the AE33 as well as retrieval of all instrument data and diagnostics.
  • Data storage: all instrument data is stored in a Compact SQL database. The data files from previous versions are still available. It is advisable not to store more than 2 years of data on the instrument.
  • Extended status: the instrument status now includes also status about setup file, writing to disk and database size.
  • NTP support: instrument time can be set using the Network Time Protocol thus insuring the instrument has always the correct time.
  • GPS support: AE33 GPS module can be connected as an external device (pt. no. AE33-GPS) to be used for mobile applications.

The new software version (v 1.4.2.0) is compatible with all series of Aethalometers (S0-S6). Firmware version 513 or greater is required.
If you operate an Aethalometer with SN less than 90 please consult with your local distributor (or manufacturer) before updating.

PLEASE NOTE

In order to provide best possible support, please register your instrument(s) at Tecnical support. The registration link on the screen of the Aethalometer (tab ABOUT).

DOWNLOAD THE FILES FROM USERS GROUP

Log in or sign up for a free account to download the software in the section Products > AE33. Do not miss “Forum” section where you can discuss any details you are interested in.

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