Dec 18, 2017
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Test Universe 3.20 | What's new?


elcome, Dear friends of protection and control engineering. With the new Test Universe 3.20 (Build # 5250) Omicron presents a major release. It is not just about the support of the new CMC 430 device, but also about various advantages, innovations and improvements for all known devices. The most important updates we present you here in turn, enjoy reading!

1. Support for CMC 430

The new test balance is now supported by TU and can be selected accordingly in the hardware configuration.

2. Testing devices assignment by means of Device Link

Device Link is a new tool that replaces the tools used for mappings.

Device Link is an easy-to-use setup tool that allows you to prepare OMICRON devices for use with test software (such as Test Universe). It provides the infrastructure needed to access and configure all devices connected to your computer via USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

๐ŸŒ Setting the IP address of devices.

๐ŸŒ Perform a firmware upgrade for CMC, ARCO, or CMS 356 devices.

๐ŸŒ Assign devices connected via Ethernet or WLAN

๐ŸŒ Open the web interface </ link> to configure a device.

๐ŸŒ Setting up a CMC NET-2, ARCO or CMS 356 device as a new WLAN network

๐ŸŒ Connecting a CMC NET-2, ARCO, or CMS 356 device to a Wi-Fi network

๐ŸŒ Reset the WLAN configuration of a CMC NET-2, ARCO or CMS 356 device.

3. Control Center - Performance improvements

Through various measures, the reaction speed was increased and the perceived overall performance when using the Control Center improved. Examples:

๐ŸŒ Suppression of device communication, where this is not required for operation.

๐ŸŒ Working in offline mode.

๐ŸŒ Delete all test results.

๐ŸŒ Performance improvement when copying / pasting.

One noteworthy change, for example, is that test modules can now be inserted into the Control Center document and placed there without automatically opening the individual modules as they are inserted. This allows for a smoother structuring of the test when creating the Control Center test document. It should be noted, however, that for each type of test module, a test module must be opened (e.g., to set the test details) to initialize the associated RIO blocks and publicize the global test object. Otherwise, the global probe does not recognize these RIO blocks. Alternatively, you can add the RIO blocks manually beforehand or load an XRIO converter for the respective relay type from the protection technology library PTL. This contains all required RIO blocks.

4. EnerLyzer Live

With the new test dwarf CMC 430 comes the new function EnerLyzer Live. We will create a separate post for this new feature. First off so much: EnerLyzer Live extends the TU range with a powerful transient recording tool.

5. Counter, QuickCMC, State Sequencer and Transducer

The fundamental and harmonic components now have better phase accuracy if the fundamental frequency of the signal output deviates from the set nominal frequency.

6. QuickCMC | Support for virtual binary inputs / binary outputsโ€

With the support of virtual signals now implemented, QuickCMC now also supports ISIO 200 binary inputs assigned to the ISIO 200, for example via ISIO Connect.

7. Support for Sampled Values โ€‹โ€‹Edition 2 (IEC 61869-9)

Now you can also generate the new sample and package formats and specify the SmpSync handling (synchronization status) for the generated SV streams.

8. TransView | Full compatibility with Windows 10

TransView has been updated to version 4.59 to fix the help system problems. In addition, TransView now supports the selection of a range in COMTRADE files for error analysis.

From our point of view a worthwhile update, especially the performance improvements of the ControlCenter are more then welcome. Here are some really annoying effects eradicated, phantom pain will remain a little.

Greetings Alexander Muth