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Release notes for Version 5.5 Build 2 - OptiFiber Pro

Please ensure you install LinkWare PC 9.9 before updating your Versiv (TFS) to Version 5,5 Build 2 .

For Versiv 5,5 Build 2 Release Notes, Click Here.

 

Versiv (TFS) Release Notes for Version 5,1 Build 4 (May, 2017)

New Features/Enhancements

  • New status of “Acceptable” for Category 6A patch cord tests
  • Ability to update software from LinkWare Live when the incompatible versions message is displayed
  • Support for the use of the DSX-PLA001 adapter on the DSX-8000 module
     

Cable / Spec Database Change

  • EL-3600 limits--Updated to match latest revision (version 9) from the Taiwan standards body
  • IEC 61300-3-35 2nd Edition--Added fiber limits per the specification
  • TIA-568.3-D

Updated to account for standard grade TRC's

  • Patch Cord Limits

Added >20m TIA C6A cord Limits 
Added >20m ISO Cat5e, Cat6 and Cat6A patch cord Limits 

  • TIA MPTL Limits - Modular Plug Terminated Links--Implemented limits for the new topology introduced in TIA- 568.2-D (Draft) Standard
  • GB50312 - China National Standard--Updated the limits to the newest version
  • Added Huawei Cat5e Channel limits
  • Added Belden’s 4K UHD Media Cable Channel limits
  • Added Extron Limits
  • Added Alcadon ECS copper cables

Bug Fixes

  • Talk does not work using the coax adapter or when using the Main as Smart Remote
  • The Versiv  / LinkWareLive sync slowed down considerably with version V5.0
  • LinkWare Live sync generates error when trying to overwrite a random label set with > 1300 ID’s
  • Corrected Japanese translations
  • Aborting OTDR test occasionally hangs then reboots the tester

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Please ensure you install LinkWare PC 9.7 before updating your Versiv (TFS) to Version 5,0 build 3.

Changes to DSX Cable Analyzer 5,0 Build 3 (January 2017)

Changes to DSX CableAnalyzer Version 4,8 Build 1 (June 2016)

1. Correções de bugs

  • For DSX patch cord adapters only, Return Loss measurement issue reported - fixed

Changes to DSX CableAnaylzer Version 4,7 Build 4 (June 2016)

1. New features/enhancements

  • Button on FiberInspector probe now active
    • Press it once to automatically bring up the image of the connector end face
    • Press it once more to freeze the image
  • SYNC button for LinkWare Live added to HOME screen
    • Once results are sent to LinkWare Live, you can import them into LinkWare PC
    • In LinkWare PC, they appear the same as if you had connected via a USB cable
  • Manual Entry on launch compensation screen now has “(APC)” next to it
    • If testing links with APC connectors, you should use Manual Entry for launch compensation
    • When the first and/or last events have no measurable reflectance and the loss is below the event threshold set, OptiFiber Pro will add a virtual event at those locations, - but only if Manual Entry launch compensation was used

2. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Default OptiFiber Pro test limit now “General Fiber RL = 35 dB”
  • TIA-568.3-D updated, Fiber loss @ 850 nm changed from 3,5 dB/km to 3,0 dB/km
  • For OptiFiber Pro, three new limits added to help prevent links with poor reflectance passing:
    • ANSI/TIA-568.3-D Link RL = 20 dB
    • ANSI/TIA-568.3-D Link RL = 35 dB
    • ANSI/TIA-568.3-D Link RL = 55 dB
  • JIS X5150:2016 added, JIS X5150:2004 kept for legacy testing
  • For OptiFiber Pro, three new limits added to help prevent links with poor reflectance passing:
    • JIS X5150:2016 Fibre Link RL = 20 dB
    • JIS X5150:2016 Fibre Link RL = 35 dB
    • JIS X5150:2016 Fibre Link RL = 55 dB
  • OptiFiber Pro “General Fiber” limits renamed/corrected, values do not change:
    • General Fiber RL - 35dB becomes General Fiber RL = 35 dB
    • General Fiber RL - 40dB becomes General Fiber RL = 40 dB
    • General Fiber RL - 55dB becomes General Fiber RL = 55 dB

3. Correções de bugs

  • Pinch and zoom can result in the “Asset Tracking Is On” screen appearing – fixed
  • OTDR “Self Test” crashes – fixed
  • When deleting all results, if there is more than 1250 results, not all results are deleted – fixed
  • Incorrect display of End 1 and End 2 in some languages – fixed
  • Averages an OTDR test when Launch Only compensation is used, it should not do that – fixed
  • If the Cable IDs are set for Smart Loop and Loss/Length testing, then the user tests Smart Loop first, the Cable IDs for Loss/Length testing are not available - fixed

 


Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 4,6 Build 2 (March 2016)

1. New features/enhancements

  • ​Icon added to top of the screen, notifying the user if asset tracking (location of upload) has been turned on in LinkWare Live
  • New terms of agreement added for LinkWare Live when logging in for the first time

2. Correções de bugs

  • Manual grading of FiberInspector would cause the unit to crash when saving the result - fixed

Changes to DSX CableAnaylzer Version 4,5 Build 2 (January 2016)

1. New features/enhancements

  • Bi-directional OTDR averaging built into instrument
    • Using SmartLoop, a bi-directional average OTDR result is created automatically in the instrument
  • Remembers the last 10 Wi-Fi networks and their passwords
  • You can now associate an e-mail address (LinkWare Live user name) with an operator name
  • Location of where Versiv was last connected to LinkWare Live (Cloud Service)
    • Will be enabled in February 2016 (there will be an option to disable this in your account)
  • When deleting results, you will now be advised if they have not been exported 

2. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Updated test limits:
    • TIA C-series fiber test limits updated to the D-series
      • TIA-568-C Multimode becomes TIA-568.3-D Multimode
      • TIA-568-C Singlemode ISP becomes TIA-568.3-D Singlemode ISP
      • TIA-568-C Singlemode OSP becomes TIA-568.3-D Singlemode OSP
      • OS2 fiber loss changes from 0,5 dB/km to 0,4 dB/km for TIA-568.3-D Singlemode OSP
    • EN50173
      • Added EN50173 OF-5000 Channel
      • Added EN50173 OF-10000 Channel
      • Updated length limit for EN50173 Fiber Optic Link with OS2 fiber to 10.000 m
  • Added/Updated cable types:
    • DNS twisted pair cables from LANSYST added
    • RdB twisted pair cables updated              
    • Generic U/FTP cables added

3. Correções de bugs

  • End event detection for OptiFiber Pro improved – no longer misidentifies events at the end of the link
  • Manual launch compensation entered in feet no longer changes the number to its equivalent in meters
  • “Angled Polish Connector” warning changed to “Angled Physical Contact”
  • Various translation issues

Changes to DSX CableAnaylzer Version 4,3 Build 6 (September 2015)

1. New features/enhancements

  • Main unit can be turned into a remote unit (under the TOOLS menu) – allows FiberInspector at far end to be used
  • Automated software updates via LinkWare Live for future releases
  • Increase Cable ID sets from 20 to 50
  • Support for Unicode characters in Cable IDs
  • Add the ability to show password when logging into LinkWare Live
  • Screen resumes quicker after going to sleep

 

2. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Updated test limits:
    • Add 40GBASE-ER4 noting that it has a minimum and well as maximum loss value
  • Added cable types:
    • DIGITUS Professional
    • Leviton – Outside US
    • Maxaam
  • Updated cable types:
    • BELDEN 
    • Berk-Tek
    • Excel

3. Correções de bugs

  • Manual Entry launch fiber compensation was recorded as Launch + Tail – fixed (Requires LinkWare 9,4 too)
  • Real time trace deletes launch compensation for SmartLoop - fixed
  • Cable IDs lists created in LinkWare using extended characters would result in a failed import to Versiv - fixed
  • Re-test on fiber bi-directional could point to the incorrect fiber for resaving - fixed
  • Battery status may show a depleted battery when the battery still has plenty of charge (rare occurrence) – fixed
  • OptiFiber Pro may misalign a trace with virtual launch event (rare occurrence)  - fixed
  • Unplugging the USB camera after the manual grading visual quality box is displayed causes a crash – fixed
  • Blank select wireless list using Asus N10 Nano Wi-Fi adapter – fixed
  • After successful URL redirect when connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot, user was presented with “3,0” – fixed
  • Various translation fixes

Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 4,2 Build 6 (April 2015)

1. Bug fix

  • Customers updating from Version 2,1 Build 5 (August 2013) or earlier had problems with their fiber modules firmware being updated with Build 5. Build 6 resolves that issue. There are no other changes between Build 5 and Build 6. For customers who keep their units current, there is no issue.

 


Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 4,2 Build 5 (April 2015)

1. New features/enhancements

  • Automated IEC 61300‐3‐35 FiberInspector test time now ≈ 1 second
  • Support for additional Wi‐Fi USB adapters:
    • TP‐LINK TL‐WN725N (Versions 1 & 2)
    • USB ASUS N10 Nano
    • NETGEAR WNA1000M
  • Wi‐Fi user‐access support (URL redirection and HTTP authentication)
  • Enhance network connectivity screens:
    • Access point strength
    • Locked and unlocked access points now displayed
    • MAC address of both RJ45 management Port and Wi‐Fi USB adapters
    • Improvement to the WEP configuration screen
  • Improved calibration reminders:
    • The initial calibration reminder for a module shipped from the factory will be one year after first use, but no more than 18‐months after the manufactured date in LinkWare PC Version 9,3.

 

2. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Updated test limits:
    • ISO/IEC 14763‐3:2014, where the singlemode connection pair changed from 0,65 dB to 0,75 dB, per the published corrigendum dated 2015‐03‐23. The 3 Jumper Reference option has been temporarily disabled. The 2014 version of this standard changed the methodology for a 3 Jumper Reference. This will be resolved in a future software update.
    • 100GBASE‐SR4
    • Added cable types:
    • Linxcom Limited LAN Cables
    • DINTEK LAN CABLES
    • GIGANET
  • Changed names:
    • Spezialkabel München becomes SKM Skyline

 

3. Correções de bugs

  • Various translation fixes

 

 


Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 4,1 Build 2 (March 2015)


 1. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • ISO/IEC 14763-3:2014 updated

 



Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 4,0 Build 3 (November 2014)
 

1. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Added test limits
    • ISO/IEC 14763-3:2014
    • Fibre Channel 1600-M5-SN-S
    • Fibre Channel 1600-M5E-SN-I
    • Fibre Channel 1600-M5F-SN-I
    • Fibre Channel 400-M5F-SN-I
    • Fibre Channel 800-M5-SN-S
    • Fibre Channel 800-M5E-SN-I
    • Fibre Channel 800-M5F-SN-I
  • Added cable types
    • METZ CONNECT (BTR)

Are you a manufacturer wanting to add your cables to the DSX/CertiFiber Pro and OptiFiber Pro? Click here for details.

 

2. Novos recursos

  • Improved upload speed for LinkWare Live
  • Moved the @ symbol to the front of keyboard
  • Added # and + to the keyboard
  • Project Sync ready for LinkWare Live Professional (Jan 2015)

 

3. Correções de bugs

  • Various translation fixes
  • No valid DNS would result in “LinkWare Live not available”, now results in “Error, please connect to an active network”
  • Could not cancel large transfers to LinkWare Live – fixed
  • Sequential IDs longer than 30 characters indicate ID not in list – fixed
  • OTDR Real-time Trace works poorly on APC cables - fixed

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Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 3.0 Build 6 (May 2014)
 

1. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Added cable types
    • ALANTEC
    • CCT Premise

Are you a manufacturer wanting to add your cables to the DSX/CertiFiber Pro and OptiFiber Pro? Click here for details.

 

2. Novos recursos

  • SmartLoop OTDR
  • Warns user if results have not been exported if they try and delete them
  • Remote storage*

To enable beta testing, we have added this option to both Versiv and LinkWare.
****Remote storage will currently work for select beta customers only****

  • Improved pinch and zoom

 

3. Correções de bugs

  • Various translation fixes
  • Product registration database in Versiv could not handle more than 100 modules – fixed
  • Different IR values between wavelengths in OptiFiber Pro could result in Event Table length issues – fixed
  • Currently selected test may not be visible on CHANGE TEST window – fixed
  • Manual Entry launch compensation can result in a too short Range setting – fixed
  • Module hardware version is not shown on Version Information screen – fixed
  • Results screen is not updated when importing results back in from a USB Drive – fixed
  • After Importing results from USB Drive, tapping MANAGE  button on Results screen does nothing – fixed
  • On the View All screen, the TRANSFER button did not give an audible click – fixed
  • Cable ID pop-up message stating that an ID entered that is not in list when greater than 30 characters – fixed
  • Importing a new project from a USB Drive is not shown until you refresh the screen - fixed

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Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 2,3 Build 2 (December 2013)
 
1. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Added cable types
    • KRUGEL EXIM
    • KEline
    • Eurolan cable
        
       

2. Novos recursos

  • Product Registration support (via LinkWare 8,2).
  • Re factoring of the multi-ID support in the UI.
  • Allow manual entry of APC during launch compensation.

 

3. Correções de bugs

  • Incorrect Russian Translations - fixed
  • Auto averaging at 1310 nm could results in a noisy trace - fixed
  • OTDR bidirectional averaging not averaging non-aligned events - fixed

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Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 2,1 Build 5 (August 2013)


1. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • ISO/IEC 14763-3 singlemode connection loss was set to 0,3 dB instead of 0,5 dB - fixed 
  • Added to cable library
    • R&M 
  • Updated cable library
  • Nexans
     

2. Novos recursos

  • Added Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish and Turkish languages

 

3. Correções de bugs

  • Various language translation issues
  • Event map red "blotch" overwriting label with long lengths - fixed
  • Event map "Fiber Length" field missing comma when length > 999,9 - fixed
  • Overall Fiber Results: length results not displayed in Russian and Korean - fixed
  • Overall Loss not displayed on EventMap if the test limit is at one wavelength, for example, 10GBASE-E - fixed
  • Fiber Custom Limit - press N/A on the number screen would set the value to 0,0 on some languages - fixed
  • ISO/IEC 14763-3 singlemode connection loss was set to 0,3 dB instead of 0,5 dB - fixed 

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Changes to OptiFiber Pro Version 2,0 Build 7 (June 2013)


1. Cable / Spec Database Change

  • Nenhum

2. Novos recursos

  • Improved analysis of partially hidden reflective events
  • Compensação do lançamento habilitada automaticamente após executar o assistente de compensação
  • Enhanced input protection
  • Synchronization of EventMap bubble and Trace cursor
  • Perda do evento exibida quando o cursor do rastreamento estiver no evento

 

3. Correções de bugs

  • Detecção da reflexão de Mapeamento de falhas agilizada
  • Corrected pulse width choice when signal is weak at 1310 nm
  • Corrected rare instances that cause mainframe to crash

 

Autor: Adrian Young

Data de criação: 17-4-2014

Última alteração: 17-4-2014

 
 
 
 
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