TRACE MODE 6.09.2 New Release Available to Users
Adastra Technical support team announces a new release of an integrated and SCADA- SOFTLOGIC-system TRACE MODE 6.09.2.
The new release has successfully passed certification tests for compatibility with the Microsoft operating system Windows 8.1.
The new release 6.09.2 offers new software products and some improved features of the existing ones.
Changes in the current modules functionality
- The Micro TRACE MODE OEM for xPAC is now available in 127 channels option.
- Expanded support for the protocol IEC 60870-5-104 slave and Modbus TCP slave provided in the Micro TRACE MODE OEM for xPAC. Now these protocols are supported for all channel options, which reduces the cost of the TRACE MODE based remote control systems.
- Expanded support for the protocol IEC 60870-5-104 slave and Modbus TCP slave provided in the server class products - Real time monitors. Now these open protocols are available starting from the 127 channels.
- The Micro TRACE MODE GSM / GPRS + OEM for WinPAC-8000 modules features support for the Modbus TCP Slave protocol . Users are advised to watch a training video showing the development of a system in which TRACE MODE RTM acts as a server of the IEC 60870-5-104 (slave) protocol, and connects to another RTM (client) via the IEC 60870-5-104 driver.
- Due to the expansion of IEC 60870-5-104 slave and Modbus TCP slave protocols support in various TRACE MODE server class products the supply of Micro TRACE MODE 6 GSM / GPRS + for WinPAC-8000 with open protocols and of Micro TRACE MODE 6 for accounting systems is stopped. Technical support for the licenses sold will be provided in the usual manner.
- Modbus TCP protocol communication in the Micro TRACE MODE OEM for WinPAC-8000.
- The Network spy.
- The Remote debugging.
- The history log redirecting to the database.
- The @Exit (enabled if a USER is set and in the full screen mode).
- The filtering in the GE "Alarm Report Line".
- The XOR function in the control panel of the DataCenter restored.
- Adding a user in real time.
- Property "Transparency" for video clips.
- Increased stability in the driver of IEC 60870-5-104 protocol, reconnecting after physical break of communication added.
- Window "Confirm" in the GE with control function - Fixed incorrect influence on the sound function.
- Shift to another screen in the GE "Link on the screen" in LinRTM for Linux.
- "Transparent background" property for screens removed.
- Export of the stack of the channel EVENT (sustainability of exportation to a text file).
- Corrected a possible fatal error in the implementation of the properties of "ACTION" in the GE "Control Menu."
- Fixed a fatal error when installing the graphic object (GO) on the blank screen and removal it from the screen.
- Positioning of "CONFIRMATION WINDOW". Under certain conditions "CONFIRMATION WINDOW" in the function of input values in GE (graphical element) was positioned at a considerable distance from the GE. Fixed.
- Hotkeys call from RTM corrected.
New Features Added
- Strict control of releases synchronicity for Development system and runtimes added.
- The initialization routine for GSM-modem now supports modems with restrictions on the formats of commands supported.
- The SNMP driver provides restoration of data exchange in case of loss of communication in the presence of disconnected devices.
- Expanded hot redundancy and fault tolerance features, namely:
- the data synchronization period reduced to one cycle of channel database recalculation.
- redundant nodes synchronization setup simplified.
- all CALL channels now synchronize.
- the redundant nodes status may be monitored and controlled via serial port (RS).
- the redundant nodes monitoring and control features of the system variable Redundanz expanded.
- The alarm reports can now be synchronized.
- Data exchange over internal and external interfaces improved, in particular:
- group exchange between nodes is modified and unified for all communication means (network, RS, modem, SMS).
- M-Link protocol modified (with a change in the exchange format), which provided the use of this protocol in hot standby functions and for group exchange between nodes.
- due to the lack of demand for native support of GPRS-connection and exchange with Trace Mode 5 project nodes (based on the channel CALL.MLink) this feature is canceled.
- expanded functions of the group request via Modbus protocol using the channel CALL.ChGroupReq. When linking to the Modbus-function 1 or 2, you can organize group requests 3 or 4, respectively, with unpacking the answer according to the specified data types of the arguments.
- more unification in the settings and control of the built in drivers of network protocols provided.
- the global exchange interface between any pair of nodes with keys in the configuration files changed, allowing you to set the exchange interface without editing the project.
- automatic re-initialization of data exchange via network and serial interfaces modified.
- due to changes in manufacturer specifications for IO modules of the WinPAC-8000 CE and xPAC controllers the IO support functions is unified in the respective runtimes.
- Expanded format specification for output messages in the Alarm report.
- Expanded CALL.ROOT channels functions for output to the screen and to the documents using the modified functions SubNUM.
- Increased stability and expanded the functionally of display of historical data on trends, in tables on screens and in documents. The combined data from various archives and different nodes provided.
- Rebinding of screens arguments with access to history on the historical trends provided.
- System diagnostics and debugging features enhanced.
- The console "Component View" is replaced with the new console 'RTM Panel", which significantly expands the interactive monitoring and control functions in debug mode. All information and management functions are described in the appropriate section of the documentation.
New Features of SCADA TRACE MODE 6.09 Software Update
Note! Since the release 6.09, software upgrades are available only through User's Personal Account (updates are free-of-charge). The registered programs can be downloaded only. Program registration is also carried out through the user's personal account. Registration information is on the registration card of the software and in the license agreement.
For inquiries, please contact: http://forum.tracemode.com/.
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