Comfort 1 is a single board PCB. CM8000
Comfort 2 consist of 2 PCB joined at the centre by aboard to board connector.
There are 2 versions of Comfort 2 - CM9000 and CM9001.
CM9000 uses a heavy transformer while CM9001 uses a small Switching power supply which is better and more efficient
Right now the Comfigurator version being used is 2.1.0
It would be good to bring this system up to date. Here's the plan
-Replace the USM/RS232 with a new UCM6/ETH03. Primarily the concern there is that an old laptop with a USB to RS232 cable is being used and the laptop is running windows XP. The laptop integrity itself is a risk given its age so best to run Comfigurator on a modern Windows laptop over Wifi (through ETH03)
-Update Comfort firmware to latest (7.20?)
-Update UCM/CBUS to latest firmware
-The system also has a RIO but not sure if that requires any kind of firmware update?
-Update Comfigurator to latest version. The current version is 2.1.0 and using a CCL file and I believe this predates the CCLX files with later Comfigurator updates.
What challenges am I likely to face with above plan?
I think the Comfigurator update may be the biggest challenge from memory of having done an update years ago - but any advice, pointers, things to watch out for appreciated