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Adding ACR and PSACR to a Category 5e or Category 6 test

The last OMNIScanner left the factory back in July 2005. We regret to say service and support ended July 2009. It's replaced by the Versiv familly of testers .
ACR and PSACR are not a formally required by ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1. If you need ACR and PSACR, you can do this through OMNIScanner Utilities Tools.

Highlighted OMNIScanner Configuration in LinkWare
You will need to select Configuration to create a Custom Autotest, Add it to your configuration and upload it to the OMNIScanner.
Open the OMNIScanner Configuration Utility

OMNIScanner Default Configuration List
Make sure that the Default Configuration is highlighted.
Click on Edit and then Duplicate Configuration. This will create a copy of the Default Configuration. Note: Do not make any changes to the Default Configuration.

Duplicate Configuration menu Screen
Name the New Configuration. Click OK when done naming the Configuration. This name will only be seen in the Configuration Utility.

New Configuration Name
The New Configuration will appear on the list of configurations.

Added New Configuration in OMNIScanner
Now the Custom Autotest will need to be created. Click on the Edit Autotest Library iconEdit Autotest Button in OMNIScanner .
The Autotest Library will come up. Highlight the TIA folder and double click on it. Highlight the Autotest that is to be used as a template, then click on the Create Button.

Edit Autolist Library Window
The Autotest Definition window will come up. On the First tab (Length, Delay, Skew) place a check in the Evaluate box for Resistance. Checking the Evaluate will enable the Run and Evaluate options.
This will enable the Resistance testing.
Checked Evaluate Options in Autotest Definition

Click the second tab (NEXT, Attn, RL). Place a check in the Evaluate box for ACR.
Checked ACR Evaluate Options in Autotest Definition
Click on the third tad (Power Sum). Place a check in the Evaluate box for the PSACR.

Checked PSACR Evaluate Options in Autotest Definition
Now, the test will need a name. In the Autotest Name Field, enter the name for the test (ie. Cat5E Link + ACR). When done, click on OK.
Entered Autotest Name
The custom Autotest will be saved in the Configuration Utilities Custom Folder. Click OK to go back to the main screen.

Custom Autotest Folder
On the Main Screen, click the plus sign ( + ) next to the Configuration that was created earlier. Highlight the OMNIScanner Autotests field and then click on the Configure ButtonConfigure Button in OMNIScanner .

Highlighted the OMNIScanner Autotests Field
The Select Autotests window will come up. Select the Autotest that was just created and click on the Add ButtonAdd Button in OMNIScanner . This will move the selected Autotest from the Available column to the Selected column.

Selected Custom Autotests
Once the test is moved, click OK to continue.

Moved Custom Autotests
The Configuration will return to the Main Screen.
With the Configuration highlighted you are ready to download the configuration to the OMNIScanner.

OMNIscanner Configuration Ready to Download
Connect the OMNIScanner to the PC. Connect AC power to the OMNIScanner. Turn the OMNIScanner on.
Once the OMNIScanner is connected and on, press the Download ButtonDownload Button in OMNIScanner .
The Download will begin. You will see a progress as the scanner is updated with the New Configuration.

Download Configuration Window
Once complete, the Configuration Utility will tell you and then click OK and close the Utility.
In the OMNIScanner, you will be able to select the Custom test from the Custom Folder under Autotests.

Author: Adrian Young

Creation Date: 2014-02-26

Last Modified: 2014-02-26