ETS5 is the newest generation of ETS and thus the direct successor of ETS4. In comparison to ETS4 a lot of improvements are introduced in ETS5, here is a small subset of the new and improved ETS functions:
Repository no longer based on a
ETS4 installations were quite cumbersome because of:
Solution: ETS5 uses plain XML
files instead of a dedicated database engine in order to store project and
Setup, operating systems & discontinued features
With ETS5 the usability of the software has been improved again, in order to make its workflow even more efficient.
Since ETS is a Windows-based application, its style guide is linked to Microsoft Windows 8. By applying the same ‘flat style’ for ETS, more workspace has been created and at the same time workspace views have been optimized.
Tab, Project Tab & Quick Actions
ETS5 no longer requires a ‘Database’ tab, ‘Project’ tab and a ‘Quick Actions’ section, resulting in again more space and hence a better structured main page!
All features of the ETS ‘Online Catalog’ App and the ETS ‘Product Finder’ have been integrated into the ETS ‘Catalog’. The ETS ‘Online Catalog’ App functionality and data portfolio has moreover been extended with direct product insertion into projects, with manuals, extra zip files, etc.
Project & Project Wizard
ETS5 offers the possibility to reuse results of previous work. Project creation as well as the ‘project wizard’ has therefore been embedded in the ‘Projects’ area and the project details can be retrieved by zoom & pan in, like on a tablet!
Tired of having multiple windows open in order to link devices? With ETS5 this is finally a thing of the past! Group Addresses can now also be placed in the building view. Thanks to this, only one panel is required to make links, remarkably increasing user space. Consequently, linking Group Objects with Group Addresses via drag & drop can now be realized in the same panel, speeding up project design. On top of that, at any time ‘functions’ can be logically assigned to ‘devices’.
New ETS App SDK for DCA Apps
Configuration Apps. With this new concept, product plugins can be embedded (as
extra product tab) and are then no longer floating in the ETS user interface.
The advantages are:
ETS App SDK for Monitor Apps
With the ETS Monitor Apps it is possible to decode telegrams according to your specific needs.
The ETS Group Monitor supports decoding of Datapoint Types; e.g. day of week - see screenshot - can be viewed (i.e. telegram received from the bus) or set (i.e. telegram to send on the bus) as readable text.
ETS5 supports also RF devices, in addition to the already supported TP, PL and IP devices. I.e. it is possible to assign Group Addresses to Group Objects between RF devices, but also between e.g. TP and RF devices. For the latter obviously new Line Couplers types have been introduced: TP/RF and IP/RF in order to link RF devices with TP devices and IP devices respectively. Please note that a dedicated Domain Address must be used per RF line.
Long Frame Support
ETS5 supports the so called ‘Coupler Model 2.0’ model, the basis for the newly introduced TP/RF line coupler. This new coupler model will also constitute the basis for possible additional system extensions in the future.
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