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Top GE MDS Links for Legacy System Migrations!

Updated: Jan 16




With over 20+ Years of telemetry solutions GE works hard to create products that last.  The links covered in this blog cover a Serial dominated era within the Water / Wastewater Industry.
x710 backwards compatibility.

Top GE MDS Links for Legacy System Migrations!




With over 20+ Years of telemetry solutions GE works hard to create products that last. The links covered in this blog cover a Serial dominated era within the Water / Wastewater Industry.


If you're considering or performing a legacy system migration, check out our other multi part blogs covering the how-to. If at any time you need additional support, you can contact me directly for free support and technical assistance.

 

Created by Phillip A. Yancey - BCI Technologies - Sales & Support Manager.

Last updated: 1/14/2022




Legacy Firmware for Legacy A code (Digital) and B code (Analog) Radio modem Migrations.

 
MDS GE Firmware migration upgrade path MDS1710, MDS2710, MDS4710, MDS4790, MDS9710, MDS9790, MDS9810

GE MDS point-to-multipoint product firmware upgrades are distributed as ASCII files with a ".S28" extension. These files use the Motorola S-record format.


The x710 Series radios do not have FTP or Telnet capabilities and must be configured using the console port in conjunction with GE Element Manager software. To connect to a x710 Radio's console port you'll need an RJ-11 to DB-9 Adaptor P/N: 03-3246A01. This allows the use of a Serial to USB converter to provide a PC serial port for device access.



Direct GE Link:

https://www.gegridsolutions.com/communications/mds/software.asp?directory=Multipoint





Element Manager Software for Legacy x310, x710, 9810, EntraNET, TransNET and Inet Series Devices.

 
List of available GE MDS serial .S28 files for converting B code Analog modems to A code Digital. Connect to Legacy GE MDS radios for upgrade and backwards compatiblity support.

The MDS Element Manager is designed to be a standalone tool compatible with Microsoft Windows OS and supports individual GE MDS radios connected through a choice of interfaces - serial, DLINK, SSH, HTTP(S), etc., dependent on the capabilities of the attached device.

This is a replacement for a collection of unsupported engineering tools that have become obsolete over time. The Element Manager software was designed using Adobe Air which has since been sold to Harman a Samsung company. locating and installing this new product software on a Windows 10 machine is possible but also challenging and it will require system configuration settings that may not be possible on some enterprise restricted computers.


Direct GE Link:

https://www.gegridsolutions.com/communications/mds/software.asp?directory=Toolbox




Legacy Manuals for Legacy MDS x710, x790, 9810, EntraNET, TransNET, Inet Series Remote and Masters.

 
GE MDS 9710 X710 SD SERIES radio and locating legacy manuals

These links below offer legacy manuals downloads including all x710 remote radios and the second for x790 Master stations.



Direct GE Link:

https://www.gegridsolutions.com/app/resources.aspx?prod=710Series&type=3

https://www.gegridsolutions.com/app/resources.aspx?prod=790Series&type=3





GE Passport Subscriptions

 

When downloading from the GE MDS webstore you'll be required to register for a GE passport. This is a simple and immediate process that takes only short email verification. There's no approval or background checks required like with others.


Once a passport member you can use the following subscription link to configure your individual products and notifications. A new SD firmware release is available, no problem you're get a download link sent right to your email.


Direct GE Link:

https://www.gegridsolutions.com/Passport/Subscriptions.aspx






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