Who is Mr.Alex?

His real name is Alexander Afonskiy.
He has been a radio amateur since his childhood.
Being 18 years old he got a patent for an invention in the field of neural-like units.
He graduated from the technical university with honours in system engineering.
The first device that he developed and started to produce was a digital multimeter with capacity measurement function. It was the first DDM with such a mode which appeared on the market of measuring equipment.
He’s been lecturing at the university for 6 years. In addition to lecture courses he also conducted laboratory works on “Measurements in computer systems and networks”.
For several years Alexander Afonskiy has been holding author’s seminars on “Modern measurement devices and the tendencies of their development” of series “Measuring tools for professionals”.
He is the author of more than 100 publications (books and articles). The leading idea of these publications is advice and recommendations on how to choose a measurement device.

Alexander Afonskiy is a director of the team of specialists who created AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series of power supplies. The devices of this series became finalists of Best in Test 2013 Award held by the world-known magazine in the field of measuring equipment for electronics – Test & Measurement World. AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series power supplies differ from analog devices with wide capabilities of local and remote control using AKTAKOM Power Manager software.
On January 29, 2013, USA, Santa Clara, the center of Silicon Valley – during DesignCon conference AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series of power supplies got two awards having won in “Power supply” category as well as in the main nomination “Test Product of the Year”
APS-73xxL power supplies are capable of operating in several modes:

Manual control mode. Including the use of 4 memory cells to store preset voltage and current.

Control mode with the built-in memory use.

Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-73xxL power supply by computer via USB interface through AKTAKOM Power Manager Software. Moreover the USB interface has full galvanic isolation between the power supply and the computer.

Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-73xxL power supply by computer via LAN interface.

Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-73xxL power supply by computer via WEB interface. This remote control mode allows you to operate a device remotely not only by computer but through iPad, iPhone or any other Android-based mobile device.

Remote control mode to operate AKTAKOM APS-73xxL power supply throught the remote access to the computer USB-connected to APS-73õxL. AKTAKOM Power Manager Software provides the operation in «server-client» mode even for devices without built-in LAN interface. Meanwhile the device is physically connected to computer-server via USB interface and the data is available for reading from any computer of the network.

AKTAKOM Power Manager Software (APM) provides a wide range of control capabilities of output voltage and stabilization current both in manual and functional modes. Functional control is a very powerful tool of APM program which allows you not only to control your device automatically by computer but also to program its off-line operation mode by prespecified algorithm. Functional control mode in APM allows automatically controlling the output parameters (voltage and current) of the power supply according to the principle specified with the help of graphics and tabular editors. In a convenient graphics editor user may specify 10 standard forms of parameters (including sine, square, triangle, saw, flash, pulse, 2 types of exponents, 2 types of S-curves), as well as, almost any arbitrary form which can be described formulary. The program operation in equipment operation compatibility mode is also available.

The software system for AKTAKOM APS-73xxL power supply includes a software development kit (SDK) which contains an instrument driver for AKTAKOM APS-73xxL series controllable power supplies. This driver contains all necessary functions to operate the device and represents Windows dynamic link library (DLL) accompanied with a header file for C language, LabWindows function tree and a tool library for NI LabVIEW which completely repeats this tree. Driver library functions can be also called from any other programming environment by the method common for DLL.