ION8500 Firmware Features (Public Release Notes) for V261, V244, V240 and V232
|New Features in the V261 firmware: |
Firmware version 261 for the ION 8000 series supports the following new features:
Adds several DNP protocol enhancements, including:
New Features in the V240 firmware:
Networking and Internet Connectivity
Rapid Meter Programming dramatically reduces the time required to complete a framework upgrade operation in ION 8000 series. It allows customers to load a complete custom framework into an ION device in approximately 5 minutes over a 9600-baud serial connection. For this feature to operate there must be a compatible version of ION Setup.
Instrument Transformer Correction Module
The Instrument Transformer Correction module is a core module that allows customers to correct for inaccuracies in the current transformers (CTs) and potential transformers (PTs). There is an Instrument Transformer Correction module for each current and voltage input into the meter.
The primary application for instrument transformer correction is to apply correction factors for ratio errors and phase angle errors to instrument transformers. Instrument transformer correction reduces or eliminates the need to replace transformers in installations where high-accuracy is required.
Version V240 allows Integrator modules to count by steps (every 15 minutes) to allow more accurate validation in MV90.
Resetting battery counters through ION Setup, or ION Designer is provided.
Enhancements made to the Harmonics Measurement Module (HME):
If sag/swell event is accompanied with an power outage event, the sag/swell module now reports the sag/swell info as well as the actual outage duration.
The V240 release also fixes, or improves the following:
New Features in V232 firmware:
Since V231 ION 8000 series firmware has contained advanced security. Pegasys users must NOT enable this feature as you will no longer be able to communicate to the meter. The Advanced Security feature is designed to work with ION Enterprise and ION Setup.
Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL205244 V1.0, Originally authored by DaMi on 04/30/2011, Last Edited by DaMi on 04/30/2011
Related ranges: ION8500