Published: August 22, 2006
FactoryFloor controllers using ARCNet as host port, and booting into loader mode
FactoryFloor Software- firmware loader
Problem was discovered in version: Loader version R4.0a
Resolution is included beginning in beta version: B4.0b
Under very specific conditions, FactoryFloor controllers using ARCNet as the host port, could possibly not be initialized correctly and be unresponsive to applications such as OptoControl or OptoTerm.
Two workarounds are possible:
- If the kernel is not corrupt, set the controller to Boot to kernel mode. To go to loader mode, use OptoTerm, Tools→Start Terminal, and issue the >Loader command from the >> prompt. The controller will go into loader mode.
- If the kernel is corrupt, set one of the serial COM ports as the host port and download a new kernel.
Opto 22 has resolved this issue and will include the fix in an upcoming release.
Contact: Opto 22 Product Support.
Phone: 800-835-6786 or 951-695-3080
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