4.18-34080 ACE Software Release Notes

Released: Jun 30, 2009

This software release supports the following base operating systems:

OS Version
RHEL 5.3

ASTi audio and I/O distribution devices use the following firmware version with this software release:

ACENet Device Firmware Version
ACU 2.1
ACU2 2.2

New version in this release


  • Added the sort order to offset by default in the ACE IO Packet Editor.
  • In the Sound Library, updated the limit of sounds per group to 512.
  • Added RMS support for the ACU2 device.
  • Added Studio Helper support for the ACU2 device.
  • Added stereo support for the ACU2 in the Readiness Model.
  • Added support for SAN Disk Array.
  • Added support for simultaneous record/replay.
  • Updated the "ace-user health" command to promote information reported using '-V' to replace the information reported using '-v.'
  • New RMS renaming features for ACE-RIUs, which requires a reinstall of the current layout.
  • Added the ability to use the 'Esc' key to close the active windows in ACE Studio.
  • Increased spacing in RMS ACENet > Device List table columns for ease of readability. Also improved table headings for readability.
  • Added key shortcuts for the ACE Studio/ Commplan/ Fill, CTRL '-' (minus) to collapse all and CTRL '+' (plus/equals) to expand all. Also selecting the Fill in the left tree will collapse all.
  • Added automated comma delimiters to frequencies in Commplan Nets.
  • Added a timestamp next the .tsr files created during spectral plot generation in RMS.
  • Added the capability to configure multiple DIS interfaces including broadcast, multicast, unicast) on a per-exercise basis or per exercise range basis.
  • Added the number of Text-To-Speech streams to the RMS Options page.
  • Added support for ACU2 firmware and testing.
  • Added the following new components:
    • Audio/ Delay
    • Audio/ MessageList
    • DACSControl/ MessageList
    • IOInterfaces/ RadiusChannel (expected name change in future release)
    • IOInterfaces/ ACU2channel
    • Radio/ Satellite
    • Program specific components
  • The Control/ MessageList component was removed.


  • Improved PlaySound looped sounds based on index and true/false settings.
  • Added the ability for the Transceiver component to output the geocentric location of the strongest in-tune transmitter.
  • Fixed the MessageList component and moved it to the audio group.
  • Improved RMS set/display gains for ACU2 channel mapping.
  • Added the ability to plot simulator background noise profiles for Level D.
  • Fixed the windows auto-size in ACE Studio Radio Helper and Channel Helper windows.
  • Internal enhancements for production tests.
  • Fixed the createSRRpdf.py script on the latest ACE and SRR versions.
  • Fixed the host out live capture feature for displaying data.
  • Fixed the Sound Repository sound file selection GUI for when the waveset goes 2 or more folders deep.
  • Fixed RMS on the Secure Telestra platform to display the OS.
  • Fixed the multicast HostIn Packets to filter based on multicast group.
  • Improved the latency when installing a Layout or opening the Load Viewer.
  • Fixed the Load Viewer error that caused a force quit.
  • Added a way to use generic wave files of uncertain length.
  • Changed "ace-user" commands to run at a less than 'root' level.
  • Updated ACE software to handle ACENet device defaults names for use with the Readiness test.
  • Improved Studio over WAN including Layout features that don't respond, which required a force quit.
  • Fixed TDL packets that were causing the RNE to crash.
  • Fixed the brown question marks that were appearing as component icons.
  • Fixed Live Capture to display host input values correctly.
  • Improved the Studio Log display for reading the latest log events.
  • Fixed the traceback that displayed when opening live capture on the host in.
  • Fixed the Audio/ LevelDCapture component 'testnumber' to default to 0.
  • Improved the layout of the multicast host helper.
  • Fixed the "ace-user health" command to remove false error messages.
  • Improved Export Hosts Utility for host packets host number.
  • Fixed the "rtexec_status" command which was hanging when attempting to load information from realtime.
  • Fixed RMS ACENet Device List renaming features.
  • Fixed random dropouts of the Target in the Project Selector in ACE Studio.
  • Added legacy intercom waveform mapping.
  • Fixed the ACENet device renumbering that caused the realtime to crash.
  • Fixed the lower limit on Audio Pfilter gain.
  • Adjusted anzac timing and performed stability updates.
  • Fixed the memory leak on the Target that occurred when reporting information to Anmon.
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