Logic IO Newsletter
October 4, 2012

Dear RTCU User,

Welcome to the Logic IO Newsletter!
After the success of the RTCU CX1 flex we now have the pleasure to launch the new
RTCU DX4 flex
. Both flex devices offer unprecedented flexibility in that hardware options can be ordered and applied when required. This lowers the initial cost of the device and gives after-sales potential with new features and functions applied on-demand!

To support the new RTCU DX4 flex we also present the availability of the RTCU IDE 6.20
and X32 firmware 2.81.

Please read much more below...

RTCU DX4 flex


The RTCU DX4 flex is designed for a broad range of advanced
wireless monitoring, control and remote access applications,
which require a product based on the most versatile and powerful platform available today. The RTCU DX4 flex offers a perfect balance between low-cost and advanced features and with the unique ‘on-demand options’, hardware features can be enabled as required – even after the product has been installed in the field!

The RTCU DX4 flex is a
low-cost product based on the RTCU DX4 pro with a unique approach to the market. The standard hardware features of the RTCU DX4 flex are very powerful, but various hardware options can be activated on-demand from within the RTCU IDE or by the unit itself after installation. 
The following options are available:
  •  Digital I/O option: Full Digital I/O with 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs.
  •  Analog I/O option: Full Analog I/O with 4 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs. 
  •  Communication option: RS485/MODBUS and 1-wire support.
  •  Performance option: Very fast execution (48 Mhz) and X32 Enhanced Memory.

The impressive RTCU DX4 flex feature-list includes:

  •  Based on the well proven X32-architecture.
  •  Huge memory capacity with optional X32 Enhanced Memory support.
  •  100% software compatible with all current and past RTCU units!
  •  Quad Band GSM Engine for world-wide operation. External SMA connector.
  •  Prepared for deployment of Gemalto embedded M2M SIM chip.
  •  Supports GSM features such as SMS/PDU/CSD/GPRS.
  •  Full support for sending e-mails with attachment (SMTP)
  •  Full FTP support.
  •  GPRS Class 10 with full RTCU Gateway Professional and VSMS support.
  •  Internal 512 KB Flash-Drive with full FAT32 support.
  •  Optional 1-Wire bus for connecting devices such as ID-Button reader
     and Temperature sensor
  •  Programming port.
  •  One optional primary RS485 for I/O extension or general purpose use.
  •  Optional secondary RS485 channel (shared with programming port).
  •  Full MODBUS SLAVE support for SCADA integration or I/O slave module.
  •  Full MODBUS MASTER support for easy I/O extension capability.
  •  Transparent I/O extension using I/O Manager integrated into the RTCU IDE.
      Remote I/O appears the same way as on-board I/O!
  •  On board 5 digital inputs, 3 digital outputs, 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs.
  •  Optional full I/O with:
    8 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs.
  •  Up to four IEC62053-31 Class B (S0) compliant digital inputs.
  •  Analog inputs supports 0..10V and 0..20 mA.
  •  Two-part pluggable connectors for fast installation and maintenance.  
     (Detachable mating plug must be ordered separately)
  •  On-board temperature sensor.
  •  On-board battery charger with battery pack (900 mAh).
  •  Advanced power-management with power-down and wait-for-event modes
     Wake-up on: Digital input, Timeout, GSM-, RS485- or RS232-activity
  •  Encapsulated in a M36 DIN-rail enclosure. 
  •  Fully supported by the powerful RTCU IDE development environment.
  •  CE approval according to EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EU.

Please also read the datasheet and technical manual available here.


This minor release of the RTCU IDE supports the new RTCU DX4 flex.
The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the new RTCU DX4 flex. 
  •  + other minor improvements.  

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Enhanced MDT simulator support with a connected NMP device.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Example programs were with double-line space, when copied to the editor.
  •  Special characters in CSD dial-string were not accepted.
  •  In some cases an incorrect unit password could crash the RTCU IDE.
  •  The RTCU IDE could in some cases crash when closed.

Please download from www.logicio.com

X32 Firmware V2.81

This is a minor release for the entire X32 series primarily released to support the new
RTCU DX4 flex.
The list of enhancements and bug fixes are:


  •  Support for the new RTCU DX4 flex.

Bug Fixes:

  •  Slow RTCU DX4 pro display access.
  •  RTCU SX1 pro may reset in certain cases under heavy GPRS communication.
  •  Reset may occur during lengthy data-logger operations.
  •  + other minor bug fixes.

Most of the above features also require the installation of the new RTCU IDE 6.20.

Please download from www.logicio.com

For further questions or enquiries:

Logic IO ApS
Holmboes Allé 14
8700 Horsens
Telephone: +45 7625 0210
Fax: +45 7625 0211

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