The APP MDT RF + Range Check is a useful tool for the analysis and planning of KNX radio installations according to the new RF + standard.
The tool helps you to plan the installation location for new installations as well as to analyze and correct problems in existing radio installations. The MDT RF + Range Check shows you in a simple graphical matrix which connections are critical. Long-term analyzes are also possible to identify external interference sources.
The repeater functionality of the RF + devices can also be examined and evaluated with this tool.
In case of doubt, compare the installation with the ETS project, which ETS project is the latest? What should not happen, can in practice unfortunately happen. If a KNX project was edited because a particular function has been optimized, doubts can arise. Rather than trying and guessing, use the ETS App “Project Compare”. This allows the comparison of individual devices from the installation with the available data in the corresponding ETS project. In this way the current state as in the installation can be compared with the expected state as in the ETS project. Dissimilarities in device configurations will be shown, the result can also serve as evidence in case a third party has tampered with the installation.
Who made changes in the project?
When a KNX project is finished, the installation company will usually handover the ETS project to the customer. Which implies that any third party can change configuration parameters afterwards. When this leads to a malfunction, the system integrator has of course every right to decline warranty. The system integrator had however so far no way to proof that a third party caused the malfunction, this situation is now rectified thanks to the ETS App "Project Tracing". This feature is activated via a password, thereafter ETS automatically lists all possible changes made for projects, all in chronological order. This App can also serve to monitor the progress of projects under construction.
The Reconstruction tool can be used to read out devices in the installation and then create a new ETS project or update an existing project. You may also compare the data from the installation against an ETS project.
This allows to work on projects where the ETS database has been lost or is out of date. This will also work for installations which were created with a previous version of ETS.
These items can be reconstructed: topology, devices with individual address, application program, parameter settings and group object flags, priority and assigned group addresses. You need bus access and same product data which were used to program the devices.
Building or trade structure as well as name and description texts of areas, lines, devices and group addresses will not be reconstructed because they were not programmed into the device.
Note: Devices with plug-ins can only be read out / reconstructed, if supported by the manufacturer of the plug-ins. In case of doubt please contact the manufacturer or our support.
Devices which product data cannot be used in the current ETS can not be reconstructed.
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