Altus Metrum releases AltOS 1.1
BLACK FOREST, Colorado USA
Altus Metrum is pleased to announce the immediate availability of
version 1.1 of our AltOS software. AltOS includes the firmware for
TeleMetrum, TeleMini, and TeleDongle products, and the AltosUI ground
Version 1.1 is a minor release, that provides a few new features and
fixes bugs. Many subtle changes make the ground station software easier
to use. The most visible new features and fixes are:
Imperial units option. When enabled, this uses imperial units (feet
and miles) for all values on the screen and in the voice announcements.
A new ‘Age’ element in the Monitor Flight display. This shows how long
since the last valid telemetry packet was received, making it easier
to tell when communications are lost.
Apogee-lockout timer. At customer request, for situations where the
normal apogee determination algorithm could be fooled, we’ve added an
optional timeout value to prevent premature firing of the apogee charge.
Flight data export to Google Earth fixed to work with recent versions.
Mac OS Lion and more variants of Windows 7 systems now supported.
There are bug fixes in the firmware for all hardware products, so customers
should plan on re-flashing all hardware units at some point. However, there
are no incompatible changes, so this does not have to be done all at once.
All Altus Metrum products including TeleMetrum, TeleMini, and AltOS are
completely open hardware and open source. AltOS works on Linux, Windows,
and Mac OS systems. The hardware design details and all source code are
openly available for download from altusmetrum.org, and advanced users are
invited to join our developer community and help to enhance and extend the