See ASIMET MODULE OPERATIONS document for instructions on how to hook up the comms link to your PC and RS-485 adapter. This board is used to buffer 4 one-hour samples from a ADCP for use with an Iridium comms system on a buoy.
Refer to Latest Version Information for reference info on latest firmware version numbers.
Note 1: All commands MUST be terminated with <cr> (ASCII carriage return)
Note 2: commands sent are indicated in BOLD, responses in normal text. <crlf> represents ASCII carriage return and line feed.
A Address acknowledge - returns address of module, terminated by <crlf> - e.g. #ACM01A GIL01<crlf> - NOTE 1: ACM01 is the default address of the ACMIF module; it may be changed by the 'U' command but any failure of EEPROM will result in the use of the default address. In addition, use of defaults is reported in the 'L' command. - NOTE 2: The address MUST be ACM01 to operate with the Iridium Comms system C Output the most recent 1-hour record received from the ADCP - outputs: 228 bytes HEX-ASCII in ADCP PD12 format, plus CRLF H Help - #ACM01H - a multiple line response with text similar to the first line of each command description in this document as the help line, with each line terminated <crlf>, as follows: Firmware ACMODEM45 V1.01 A - Address acknowledge C - Send latest 1-hour ADCP record - PD12 format H - Display Help message STAT - System Status info R - Send 4 hours of ADCP records - PD12 format T - Test mode TV - Test mode - Verbose UOK - Update EEPROM constants R Output the 4 most recent 1-hour records received from the ADCP - outputs: 4 lines of 228 bytes each HEX-ASCII in ADCP PD12 format plus CRLF for a total of 920 bytes. STAT Report ID, serial #, cal info, etc. - the 'STAT' command provides miscellaneous status information about the module in a multi-line response. - The number of lines in the response may vary depending upon the EEPROM status. Normally, after an initial <crlf>, 8 lines of info are provided, as follows: #ACM01STAT module id from EEPROM module model name from EEPROM module serial number from EEPROM configuration date from EEPROM firmware name and version from program EPROM T[V] Enter test mode - TBD .... - there is a verbose mode (TV command) that returns the same data in a 3-line format with line headers. U Update EEPROM contents - enters the update mode after confirmation of 'OK' password. New EEPROM values may be entered in this mode. - upon initial entry, you must send the letters OK after the command or the command is ignored, e.g. #GIL01UOK may be sent as one. Upon receipt of the correct 'password', the response will be OK if current parameters are valid, or NEW if parameters have never been entered or are suspicious (i.e. EEPROM failure or bad internal checksum). - response to an unknown command is '?' - IMPORTANT! command letter A or S will respond with the current setting when issued followed by <cr> only . If followed by =xxxxx<cr>, where xxxxx is some appropriate value, the EEPROM setting will be changed pending receipt of 'WOK' command to make it permanent. Subsequent requests for current settings will report the new value while still in update mode. However, if update mode is exited with 'Q', the original settings of all parameters will remain intact. - the following commands are available in EEPROM update mode: A - module Address (1 to 5 characters) Q - Quit without writing new info to EEPROM S - Serial number WOK - Write new info to EEPROM and exit - examples: To change the current module address: A=ACM01<cr> To see the address: A<cr> To see the current Serial number: S<cr> To change it: S=15<cr> NOTE: Upon completion, the newly updated module address will not take effect until the next reset or power-up.