ACOM Director Classic (ACOM 2000A Only) Updates – 0.7.2 & 0.8.1

Following feedback from ACOM regarding the remote power on using the RPON module for the ACOM2000A, two new versions of ACOM Director have now been released.

Version 0.7.2 is now available for anyone who was previously using 0.7.1 and does not want to use the experimental 0.8.x releases

Version 0.8.1 is now available for anyone who was previously using 0.8.0

These contain the following changes

  • Renamed to ACOM Director Classic as this is now the legacy version
  • Increased the RTS+DTR impulse time from 3 seconds to 10 seconds when attempting to remote power on the ACOM2000A

The increased impulse length from 3 to 10 seconds for remote power on is due to the power on failing on many occasions because the 1000uF electrolytic capacitor in the RPON adapter input does not get charged to the required voltage level. The most likely reason for this is the more recent USB to RS232 converters not properly meeting the RS232 standards.

These versions can be downloaded from the following locations

0.7.2 Download

0.8.1 Download

With regards to ACOM Director Plus, work had stopped for a while due to some extremely time consuming work comittments, these should be coming to an end soon however they have prevented me from furthering the progress of this. They’ve also meant i’ve not been able to monitor my radio related email very often, so if I haven’t responded to you, my apologies, I should be in a position to catch up very soon.

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