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SignalTEK®II Instrument Firmware

Current Release Information:

Main Unit Version: 1.0.10
Remote Unit Version: 1.0.4
Release Date: March 25, 2013

Release Notes

New Functionality
  • The LLDP/EDP/CDP discovered Port number is now displayed on the HOME screen
  • LLDP negotiated PoE power is now displayed on the HOME screen Reporting improvements
Reporting improvements
  • It is now possible to rename tests on the tester prior to uploading. (Previously it was only possible to change the default name while the test was being saved.)
  • The user can now add their company logo to reports by downloading it from a USB stick to the tester.
    • Image requirements: 768w x 512h max pixel size, PNG format.
    • Copy logo file to USB drive, insert into tester and press SETUP | SYSTEM | OWNER | F1.
  • The first section of each report is now a summary of all the tests performed.
  • A graphical view of the wiremap test is now included in the reports.
  • The setup details of each test are now included in the reports.
  • The reports have been condensed to use fewer pages.
Job handling improvements
  • The Job details entered in SETUP are now general purpose information fields that can be used to identify cable/panel/rack etc, rather than Company/Address/Phone etc.
  • When creating a new Job, the details are now pre-filled from the last Job created, to avoid wasting time by entering all details each time.
  • The maximum number of Jobs has been increased from 10 to 50. The overall number of results that can be saved is unchanged.
Miscellaneous improvements
  • Optical power reading has been changed from µW to dBm
  • An error message has been added to indicate when a test cannot run when the expected Information Rate is greater than the Line Rate.
  • In the Cable Test, A target Line Rate can now be selected (10Mb/s, 100Mb/s, 1000Mb/s, Any). If the actual Line rate does not match this setting, a warning is displayed and the test result is “Failed”.
  • Display of short circuits in wiremap has been improved.

Upgrade Installation File

Download the following ZIP file and extract to a USB flash drive for installation onto your tester.

Download Remote Handset Update SigTEK2.zip ZIP | 18,283 KB

Upgrade Directions

  1. Save both unzipped firmware files (SignalTEK-II-md5.bin and SigTEK2.bin) to the root directory of a USB flash drive.
  2. Make sure the battery on the main and remote units are charged or AC power is available.
  3. Insert the USB flash drive that contains the firmware update files into the main unit.
  4. Press SETUP | SYSTEM | UPDATE | F1. The main unit will update itself.
  5. Insert the USB flash drive that contains the firmware update files into the remote unit.
  6. With the power OFF, press and HOLD AutoTest while turning the power ON. The LEDs will cycle from top to bottom. Release the AutoTest button.
  7. The LEDs cycle as the unit updates and it will reboot when complete.
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