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SonUtils

SonUtils is a utility software program that lets you “talk” directly to any SonTek instrument. You can send commands, check system parameters, run diagnostics, calibrate an internal compass, and download data stored on an internal recorder

Version
Status
Changes and Known Issues
4.20 (released 7/07)
Recommended
- No major changes in options, but upgraded for use with Windows Vista/XP/2000
3.11 (released 11/04)
Allowed
- Imbedded all software options in main terminal window
- General software interface changed significantly from version 2.50
2.50 (released 8/02)
Do Not Use
- Main software menu displayed separate options for Terminal, Compass, Recorder
- Did not include beam check feature
- Only use with Windows 98/95

Software/Firmware Status Definitions

Required Minimum: Minimum version required. This version has proven stable and may contain enhancements that are significant over previous required versions

Recommended: Shown to have been reliable and contains features that result in a recommended upgrade over the required version. There could be a few specific use cases where this version may have issues that would result in some users not using this version. If so, those cases will be noted.

Allowed*: Deemed reliable during initial testing. Any issues will be noted along with improvements available over prior versions. Use of allowed versions may be desired in cases when the changes benefit a significant number of the user's conditions or equipment. For example: a new version of software is released that adds support for new hardware. If the user has this hardware, they would need to upgrade to the newer software before it becomes recommended or required. Use of these versions by experienced users will also help OSW identify any unknown issues.

Testing*: OSW is currently testing; any known issues or advantages over prior release will be noted. The use of a version that is in testing should usually be limited to advanced users that can trouble shoot potential issues and provide feedback on any irregularities or problems observed.

Do Not Use: A version either prior to the required minimum or that contains issues that significantly affect operations.

*Note: A version may remain in Allowed or Testing indefinitely. Example: A new version is released while the prior version is still in Testing. In this case the prior version may remain in Testing, while future testing efforts are placed on the newer version.


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