Boasting Innovative Features and New Architectural Elements – VISION 5.0 Has Arrived
Heavily revised DAQ/CAL software package debuts advanced applications, enhancing value add to the vehicle development process
Novi, Michigan. USA– January 20, 2017 - Accurate Technologies Inc. (ATI), the leading independent specialist in the measurement, calibration and diagnostics (MCD) sector is delighted to launch version 5.0 of its VISION™ Calibration and Data Acquisition Software package.
VISION 5.0 not only adds unique new applications to ATI’s flagship software suite, it offers a host of customer requested improvements and also initiates a major shift in the build architecture designed to anticipate future automotive industry developments.
The key innovation within VISION 5.0 is Remote Dashboard, which allows users to view data or initiate VISION functions wirelessly from a phone or tablet. In addition, ATI debuts VISION Studio, which offers a new framework for features that include an MDF4 Data Analyzer, an A2L Explorer and Editor, plus an Automated Test Sequence Builder for creating scripts to easily automate common VISION actions.
More extensive details on each of the cutting-edge VISION 5.0 features will follow in subsequent press communications shortly, when these applications are officially released over the next few weeks.
Commenting on the general release of VISION 5.0, Christian Hubbell, Accurate Technologies’ Software Product Manager said “VISION Studio represents a ground up redesign of the software and is the most significant change in the platform since it was originally debuted in 1998.” He continues: “In the future we anticipate that our global customers’ demands to record and analyze big data sets will only increase. Mindful of this, our challenge and opportunity was to recreate VISION, designing it to not only accommodate those requirements, but to add flexibility within the architecture to enable new applications such as the MDF4 Data Analyzer, based on a more reliable and robust ‘plug-in’ structure.”
As well as the new structure and applications within VISION, version 5.0 includes a number of general enhancements designed to improve the daily user experience, compatibility and performance, particularly in terms of its ATI hardware support.
General VISION 5.0 New Features - ATI Client Services
ATI Client Services, the Windows Tray application, continues to improve and expand services that are normally not accessible or easily accessible to typical VISION application users. The latest advance is an ATI Triage service that gathers key information and files about the system and creates a Zip file that contains diagnostic information for use with ATI Support to further improve this service. The original Recorder Catalog service that retrieves data information saved in the recorder files located in "watched" directories has been expanded to allow the addition of folders located on network drives to the watch directories list. Other improvements include support for wildcard searches, user information prompts about watch folder scanning, support for markers, marker comments, and stability improvements.
Core VISION Functionality Improvement - Advanced ASAP2 File Importing
VISION 5.0 provides expanded features for importing ASAP2 files. All keywords and data types are now supported including Functions, Groups, Measurements, Memory Segments, and Record Layouts and verbose error checking and import diagnostics are now included.
ATI Hardware Support Enhancement
EMX Data Acquisition Modules
To complement the large expansion of ATI’s range of EMX Data Acquisition devices, the configuration capabilities of VISION 5.0 include the new cost-effective precision analog voltage LSA8D channels, plus the wide range of mixed analog and thermocouple channel combinations now available.
MDF4 files recorded on the ATI DLX Datalogger can be viewed and analyzed in the new MDF4 viewer in VISION Studio. VISION 5.0 also enables the DLX to timestamp CANMonitor channels when a message is received (On Rx).
A8 Serial ECU Interface
Additional features for ATI’s A8 ECU serial interface include the implementation of a FlashLock device setting, the ability to perform a software reset, and Brain Dead Flashing for Infineon Tricore AURIX Processors.
Vehicle Information Display (VID)
An upgraded configuration editor with enhanced functionality for ATI’s popular Vehicle Information Display is included in VISION Studio.
For a complete list of VISION 5.0 features, to upgrade, or to download a free trial copy go to www.accuratetechnologies.com/support or contact your local ATI representative. For more detailed information visit www.accuratetechnologies.com/NewsEvents/News/17Jan20_VISION5.