Dear RTCU User,
We are hereby sending you the latest Logic IO RTCU Newsletter with
exciting announcements, including the new and very powerful background
update functionality allowing GPRS firmware/application upgrade while the unit
is in full operation!
Please read all about the exciting news below.
Advanced remote upgrade and deployment facilities
Logic IO are today releasing support for the advanced upgrade
and deployment facilities previously announced.
With these new features software upgrade will be extremely easy, fast,
reliable and with minimum impact on the customer as the unit will
continue to operate - even during the upgrade process!
The features released includes:
Firmware upgrade over GPRS now fully supported.
Upgrade of application and firmware over GPRS/CSD/CABLE
while the unit is still executing the current
application/firmware (background update)
This means no interruptions during upgrade!
Possibility to resume an upgrade attempt that
previously was initiated, but not completed. This means no waste of
bandwidth (=money) to redo upgrades. The unit will be in full operation
during the upgrade.
Automatically or application initiated choice when to
switch over to the new application/firmware. All that is required to switch
over to the new firmware/application is a reset of the unit, which will
only interrupt the operation for 5-20 seconds.
Today Logic IO are releasing the "RTCU Background Update
Package" that includes:
Documentation for using the package.
RTCUProg Programming Utility supporting the background
Firmware version 4.72 for A9i and M10/M11 Series.
VPL include file with new upgrade notification
functionality allowing the application to decide when to switch to the new
The "RTCU Background Update Package" must be considered as
an interim release as the full support for background upgrade will be
included in future tools from Logic IO, including the next RTCU IDE
The RTCU GPRS Deployment & Upgrade Server will soon be released
offering automatically upgrade of application/firmware on a large
number of RTCU units without user intervention.
The "RTCU Background Update Package V1.00" is available now and can be downloaded from www.rtcu.dk.
Also see seperate release notes on Firmware version 4.72 and the RTCUProg
RTCU Communication Deployment Package V4.50
The RTCU Communication Deployment Package forms the basis
for all communication with the RTCU Units using Cable, CSD (data call) or
The functionality included in the package is extremely comprehensive and
well tested as this package is actually used in all Logic IO products,
including the RTCU IDE and RTCUProg programs.
Available for download is the updated "RTCU Communication Deployment
Package" version 4.50 with the following enhancements:
- Support for the new Background update facilities, allowing upgrade
of application/firmware over Cable/CSD/GPRS while the unit is still
executing the current application/firmware. (also see above)
RTCUProg demonstration project has been expanded with many new features
including support for the Background update functionality.
stability and speed when connected via. cable to a unit.
The "RTCU Communication Deployment Package V4.50" is available now and can be downloaded from www.rtcu.dk.
RTCUProg V4.50 released
The RTCUProg standalone programming utility has been enhanced to fully
support the new Background Update functionality, allowing update of
application/firmware over Cable/CSD and even GPRS WHILE the unit is in
Also included is a Users's Guide describing the operation of this tool.
RTCU A9i and RTCU M10/M11 Series V4.72
Firmware version 4.72 for the RTCU A9i and M10/M11 Series has been
A number of enhancements are included in this release:
Update of firmware over GPRS
Background update of
firmware / application while unit is in full operation supported.
Possibility to resume interrupted upgrade attempt.
New functionality to handle
application name / version in connection with automatic updates:
Startup time before VPL
application starts running is reduced
to approx. 1 second (without programming cable).
owTempGet() changed to
return -9999, even when an owSearch() did no initially find the device.
Optimized serial (RS232)
protocol implemenation. Upto 50% faster.
Enhanced handling of PIN
code entry during GSM power-up.
Enhanced implementation with
less overhead when using gsmCheckSMS().
Enhanced Support for the
M11 Series internal battery back-up module.
By upgrading to this
firmware version all future upgrades can be performed using the new background
update functionality - even using GPRS!
This new firmware release is available now from www.rtcu.dk.
Logic IO are always busy working on new enhancements and
Currently we are working with the following:
Encrypted and Compressed GPRS Gateway communication.
Higher safety and lower communication costs are the result of these
RTCU GPRS Deployment & Upgrade Server.
Automatic upgrade of application/firmware is made possible with this
server using the just released background update features.
Optimizing EIS Compiler (Enhanced Instruction Set).
This is the next generation VPL compiler with optimized instruction set
and deep dead code elimination. These advanced features will reduce the size of an
application with upto 50% and also break the current 128 KByte
limitation per task!!
These features will allow much larger programs without adding more
Visual Basic support for the RTCU Communication
Next release of the RTCU IDE with many enhancements.
The "next generation" RTCU that will be a more compact design with a
powerfull 32-bit processor, extremely advanced power-management,
CAN-bus, SD-CARD support, Bluetooth and much much more...
Suggestions, comments and ideas to new features/products are always
For further questions or enquiries:
Logic IO ApS
Telephone: +45 7625 0210
Fax: +45 7625 0211