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Programmable Relay: ZEN Support Software Version

FAQ No. FAQ04297

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Question

ZEN Programmable Relays: What is the difference between the Support Software versions?

Answer

The following table shows the relationship between the version and functions of the ZEN Support Software and the ZEN CPU Unit.

Date of
revision
ZEN CPU UnitZEN Support Software
January
2002
System Software (See note.)
The system software was upgraded to version 1.1.
Main Changes
The following display functions have been added to LCD-type CPU Units.
Clear display function
The display object DAT1 (day/month)
Changes Applicable from Version 2.0
(ZEN-SOFT01-V2)
Changed to handle additional display
functions.
Simulation function added.
Improvements made to functions,
operability, and display.
April
2003
System Software (See note.)
The system software was upgraded to version 2.0.
("-V1" was added to the CPU Unit model number.)
Main Changes
The number of timers, counters, weekly timers, calendar timers, and display bits
was increased from 8 to 16. The number of holding timers was increased from 4 to 8.
A 20-point CPU Unit was added to the lineup.
Changes Applicable from Version 3.0
(ZEN-SOFT01-V3)
Changed to handle the memory area
expansion in "-V1" CPU Units.
Changed to handle addition of 20-
point CPU Units.
January
2006
System Software (See note.)
The system software was upgraded to version 3.0 ("-V2" was added to the CPU Unit
model number.)
Main Changes
Addition of multiple-day operation and pulse-output operation to the weekly timers
Addition of twin time operation to the timers
Addition of an 8-digit counter and 8-digit comparators
Addition of models with communications (10-point models only) and economy CPU Units
Addition of daylight saving time settings for Australia and New Zealand
Deletion of contrast control
Support for Version 4.0 or Higher
(ZEN-SOFT01-V4)
Supports CPU Units with enhanced
functionality (-V2)
Supports half-sized I/O Expansion
I/O Units (-8E1)
When the type of the CPU Unit (the
CPU Unit and Expansion I/O Unit
configuration) is the same as that
specified in the property settings of
the Support Software, program
transfer is possible even if Expansion
I/O Units are not connected.

Note:"System software" is the software for processing the CPU Unit's program.
With LCD-type CPU Units, the system software version can be read by selecting Other/System information from the menu. With "-V2" CPU Units, "V03.00" will be displayed as the system software version.