CCU: CENTRAL CONTROL UNIT

CCU Central Control Unit RET

COMMON QUESTIONS

Click for CCU Brochure

Here are the answers to some common questions we receive:

What is the CCU?

CCU is Kathrein Central Control Unit 86010006 / 86010026, an AISG controller that is 19in rack mount and AC Powered.  This product is a legacy controller that can be network integrated.  Can be used to configure all Kathrein Antennas and many 3rd Party antennas.

Brochure: https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Kathrein_CCU_860-10006_brochure.pdf

Specification sheet: https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/86010006.pdf

Tessco: https://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=471863

Hutton Canada: https://www.hol4g.com/ac/product.aspx?number=SCA-860-10006&p=163302&sc=3933

How can I get most recent CCU software?

The link below will contain a zip file that has the most recent CCU software, manual, help guide for how to install it.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CCU.zip

Where can I get the CCU manuals?

How to connect Kathrein CCU with computer? (this replaces why can I not see any antennas with my ccu….)

You will need to have CCU powered with AC or DC power.  You will also need a RJ45 cable between CCU and computer.  See the manual for more information.  You will need permission to edit your IP address on computer network connection.

Most common problem is the laptop computer is not Windows 7 or 8 or is not configured properly.

Second most common is USB drivers need to be updated.

Here is a quick guide for connection, configuration and USB settings.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CCU-Ethernet-Setup-and-Connection-2018_04_24.pdf

Why can I not see any antennas with my CCU? Or why does my CCU not connect with my computer?

Most common problem is the laptop computer is not Windows 7 or 8 or is not configured properly.

Second most common is USB drivers need to be updated.

Here is a quick guide for connection, configuration, and USB settings.

CCU Ethernet Setup and Connection Guide

How do I save reports using a CCU?

The report is not saved on the CCU it only passes through the CCU to be stored on a computer.

Follow the guide found in the link below.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Configuration-Report-for-CCU.pdf

How do I scan and control other vendor antennas with CCU?

CCU has been tested with many other vendor antennas.  To do this follow options shown in quick guide below.  Note that Kathrein does not guarantee full interoperability with non-Kathrein products.  If a product cannot be scanned, we recommend you contact that company support.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Third-party-RET-Configuration-for-CCU.pdf

Where can I get the latest firmware for CCU?

The last software version made for CCU is 86010006_AN_04-24.bin and 86010006_FW_2-03.bin.

Follow the guide found in the link below.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/KATHREIN-CCU-SOFTWARE-UPDATE-PROCEDURE.pdf

The software packages can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CCU-Firmware.7z

How do I update firmware files on Antenna line equipment using CCU?

First, collect the BIN file you need for a specific product.  It can be a complete antenna with Flexret or it can be an RCU BIN file.  Here is a quick guide

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/RCU-Firmware-Upgrade-for-CCU.pdf

Here is a guide to reloading the iRCU files using CCU?

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Reloading-internal-RCU-antenna-files-with-Kathrein-CCU.pdf

How do I change the protocol from AISG 1, AISG 2 to 3GPP on my CCU ?

There are some older antennas and devices that may only be supported by AISG 1 or 3GPP.  In this case follow the guide below to change the protocol to what you need.

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/AISG-Protocol-switch-for-CCU.pdf

How do I change the Flexret mode using a CCU?

Flexret allows a single AISG control point to control multiple arrays.  Some Base station systems are picky about reading in single mode or multimode.  Single mode is the default but can be changed.  Below are quick guides for the options.

Switching the Flexret mode:

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Switching-the-FlexRET-Mode-CCU.pdf

How do I write unique Base Station IDs to sections of Flexret using a CCU?

This procedure requires the use of a Kathrein CCU (Central Control Unit) with firmware version 2.03

installed.  Writing unique Base Station IDs to each section of the FlexRET requires that the FlexRET module you are

configuring is at firmware version 02.02.00.  The first part of this document shows how to upgrade legacy

FlexRET modules with a Product Number of 86010153 (non-V01).

https://www.kathreinusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Separate-Base-Station-IDs-for-FlexRET.pdf

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