Advanced Power Technologies has developed our own terminal emulator software called APT Term for our products, TTC-1000, ECLIPSE, Partial ECLIPSE and Total ECLIPSE.
What is Terminal Emulator Software?
Terminal Emulator Software is a program that can simulate the functionality of computer terminal to provide users valuable information from a specific device, in this case our transformer monitors.
Why is APT Term needed?
This emulator software can be used to seamlessly connect to our devices as well as those from other manufacturers. RS-232 and/or USB-B connections on the front panel of all APT devices are the physical means of connecting via APT Term.
Once connected users are able to quickly modify and extract settings, patch firmware, capture Data Logs and Event Logs for further analysis of past events and analog values.
How to Connect to APT Term?
In order to connect your monitor, you will need access to a computer, a Null Modem RS-232 to USB/D89 Cable as well as have the APT Term Software downloaded.
Note: Null Modem Adapter is required for Standard Non-Null Mondem RS-232 Cables.
With the unit powered up and connected to your computer via the Null Modem cable it’s time to open the program: APT Term.
A new connection window will pop up:
Serial Port should auto populate to the appropriate COM Port and you will need to select the specific model from the Device drop down menu. The model’s name can be found on the front panel of your device. However, if you are trying to connect a unit from a different manufacturer you will need to select CUSTOM, from there you will be brought to the serial port setup menu to input the proper settings.
Once the model is selected clicking OK will bring you to a blank window. Press the enter key to bring up the main menu. From this menu you will be able to navigate through the data stored on the device by entering in the number code corresponding to the specific location you’re looking for.
For more information and in-depth videos on how to connect and send/receive settings and data logs please view our Instructional YouTube Videos page.