What's new in the Generation 2.0 AIM Meter:
Lithium-ion battery and charge circuits
- 25% increase in battery life over AIM 1.0, which should allow a technician to complete a full day's work on a single charge
- Longer battery life that offers twice as many charge/discharge cycles as current battery
- More accessible battery compartment for faster and easier field repleacements
Increased structural rigidity
- Rubber over-mold on the enclosure and rigid "Tetrafab" case for the meter
- Recessed lens and lip around the display help protect against cracked screens
- More robust internal design
- High contrast driver chip to improve visibility in bright light
- Thin protective plastic sheet with non-glare coating
- Outer protective lens can be easily replaced
- Faster boot and faster operation
- Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth for Firmware Updates
- Compatibility with high-power SWMs
- Compatibility with Reverse Band LNBs and SWMs
Efficient, Rugged, and Versatile
The AIM Was developed by DIRECTV, Trilithic and Indesign to provide customized features for installing and troubleshooting DIRECTV Satellite receiver systems. The AIM is a rugged meter suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. A fully charged AIM can be use for all aspects of installation and troubleshooting as many as six single-family homes.
The AIMs large display and keypad make it easy to navigate to the many features of the meter. On-screen directions guide the technician through ODU installation, extended installation verification, and other troubleshooting tests. A USB port is providedto transfer data from the AIM to a flash drive, and for upgrading the AIM firmware.
Extended Installation Verification (EIV)
EIV can be performed right after ODU alignment while the technician is on the roof to quickly confirm that pointing is satisfactory. This gives the installer confidence that IRDs isntalled in the home will pass IV. EIV can also be used as troubleshooting tool to pinpoint problems anywhere within a distribution network.
Several additional troubleshooting features can be used to quickly identify fault equipment in an installation. the AIM Allows testing of individual cable runs in the distribution network, tuning to any DIRECTV satellite transponder, testing communications between the SWiM and the IRD, measuring in-line voltage, current and tone, and performing a complete transponder survey.
|Frequency Range||250-2150 MHz|
|Signal Level Range||-10 to -69 dBm|
|RF Input Connector||Replaceable F Connector (2)|
|Input Inpedence||75 OHM|
|LNB Power Supply||13 Volts/ 18 Volts|
|SWiM LNB Power Supply||21 Volts|
|Communications||USB flash drive|
|Battery||8 - cel, 9.6 Volts, 3.8 AH rechargeable NiMH|
|Operating Temperature||-20 to + 125F (-28.9 to + 51.7C)|
|Storage Temperature||-40 to + 150 F (4.4 to 37.8 C)|
|Battery Charging Temp.||40 to 100F (4.4 to 37.8C)|
|Display||240 x 160 pixel, transflective backlit LCD|
|Weight||2.54 lbs. (1150 g)|
|Dimensions||244 x 118 x 59 mm |
9.6 x 4.6 x 2.3 in.