Release Notes - Version 10.8.5.0
  1. Serialtest Async now supports a hardware-based copy-protection scheme using the RS-232 ComProbe II and the RS-422/485 ComProbe.
  2. This version provides 64-bit drivers for Windows 7 for the RS-232 ComProbe II and the RS-422/485 ComProbe devices.
  3. Users can save and load multiple I/O Setting configurations for the RS-232 ComProbe II and the RS-422/485 ComProbe.
  4. Serialtest has enhanced data export features. The Event Display now exports more columns of data including data bytes, events, control signals, and errors along with timestamps.
  5. The software includes a new tool called “DecoderScript Wizard”. This wizard creates simple custom decoders to help users get started with writing their own scripts to decode their proprietary serial communication protocols.
Release Notes - Version 9.12.5.0
  1. This version fixes some important timestamp bugs related to the RS-232 ComProbe II and the RS-422/485 ComProbe.
  2. Serialtest works with the new RS-422/485 ComProbes which have an updated firmware version.
  3. Modbus decoders have been updated to handle special radio characters.
Release Notes - Version 9.4.31.0
  1. This version of the Serialtest® Analyzer software now supports the new "RS-422/485 ComProbe", which can monitor Async RS-422/485 communications. This new ComProbe interfaces to the host PC via a USB interface.


     
  2. This version of the Serialtest Analyzer software will also support the PCMCIA or PCI RS-232 and RS-422/485 cable monitoring set that was provided with previous versions of the Serialtest analyzer.
     
  3. Customers who have older versions of the Serialtest analyzer and want to take advantage of the new Async RS-422/485 ComProbe with USB interface will need to update their Serialtest to at least version 9.4.31.0 to use the new ComProbe. Update packages including software and hardware are available.
     
  4. This release fixes an important bug that was causing program crashes while saving unframed serial data.
Release Notes for Version 9.2.18.4
  1. This version of the Serialtest® Analyzer software now supports a new serial-to-USB interface device for sniffing RS-232 serial data. The new device is called the "RS 232 ComProbe II" and comes with an RS-232 monitoring cable set.


     
  2. This version of the Serialtest Analyzer software will also support the PCMCIA or PCI RS-232 cable monitoring set that was provided with previous versions of the Serialtest analyzer.
     
  3. Customers who have older versions of the Serialtest analyzer and want to take advantage of the RS-232 ComProbe Ii with USB interface will need to update their Serialtest to at least version 9.2.18.4 to use the new comprobe. Update packages including software and hardware are available.
     
  4. With the RS-232 ComProbe II you do not lose timing and control signal information. The RS-232 ComProbe II provides a great deal of flexibility in tapping into Async RS-232 bus configurations to address different monitoring situations. The RS-232 ComProbe II can be used directly in-line, or connected via a combination of a provided Y-cable (enabling a quick connection to permanent or semi-permanent tap into the communication line) and/or the 6 foot RS-232 extension cable. Some monitoring situations may require a pair of 25-pin to 9-pin adapters which are also included in the product.

    Previous Release Version Notes

    Previous versions of Serialtest Async analyzer can be upgraded to the most current versions by contacting Frontline Sales at sales@fte.com or 434-984-4500 then press 4.
     
  5. A new feature for our communications analyzers which will provide copy protection along with the ability to move/park the software license was released with Serialtest version 8.7.12.0. This feature is also included in the Ethertest®, MeshDecoder™, and NetDecoder™ analyzers analyzers. The release of these analyzers with copy protection occurred in early September, 2008.
     
  6. The Frontline copy protected software can be activated via the Internet, with manual browser activation or with manual activation via email request or a telephone call to Frontline. More detailed information on the license protection functionality and activation options is available in a separate document. (Installing, Activating, and Managing Frontline Test System (FTS) Products.
     
  7. New Toolbar Icons: All new, larger, more descriptive icons on our toolbars make navigation easier:
     
  8. Live capture and decoding of ModBus ASCII and ModBus RTU communications traffic for the Serialtest Async analyzer.
     
  9. Capture to disk: Capture to buffer has been eliminated; data is always captured to a file.
     
  10. New Installer: The size of the installer has been reduced, from 40MB to 14MB for quicker downloads. A bug that caused the installer to hang on some systems has been fixed.
     
  11. New Export to csv file: Export has been simplified and improved. The Frame Display Summary Pane may be exported with a right click.
     
  12. Print to HTML: Printing now sends the data to your web browser and you may print from there. The format more closely resembles the Event Display.
     
  13. New Display Filters: Display filtering has been redesigned from the ground up making sophisticated display filtering in the Frame Display a breeze. "Right click Filtering" and "User Defined Filtering" enhances the user's ability to view only the communications data that is desired.
Contact

For further information, please contact our sales department at (800) 359-8570 or +1 434-984-4500 or send email to Sales@fte.com.

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