KEPServerEX 5.20.396.0 Release Notes

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KEPServerEX Release Notes (5.20.396.0) May 3, 2016

General
• Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported as of version 5.20 due to deprecation of SHA1 by Microsoft. SHA2 digital certificates and algorithms are now used for signing code and the installer.
• OPC Quick Client
Fixed an issue where locale-specific list separators were ignored when writing array values.
Server Install
• Updated hardware key license technology to support concurrent use of keys from different vendors that use the same technology (Sentinel).
• Added hardware key support for Windows 10 (x86/x64).

License Utility
• Added Hardware Key support for Windows 10 (x86, x64). (Hardware keys were previously only supported on x64-bit Windows 10).
• Added support for concurrent use of keys from different vendors using the same technology (Sentinel). Note: This feature is not supported on XP SP3.
• Upgraded the License Manager to reduce license issues.
Server Runtime
• Added a _System tag _DayofWeek to represent the day of the week as a numeric type.
• Modified OpenSSL to address Runtime hangs on startup.

Server Configuration
• Fixed an issue in which the Configuration did not indicate invalid network adapter selections.
Plug-Ins
SNMP Agent

• Fixed a problem where a deadlock could occur while changing SNMP agent settings from the server configuration.

DataLogger

• Added support for mapping Numeric ID to VARCHAR instead of NUMERIC.
• Updated the timestamp logged to the database to reflect the time of the last data change when using “Log on Data Change.”

EFM Exporter

• Added support for exporting liquid EFM data to CSV files.
• Added support for exporting liquid EFM data to ODBC-compliant databases.
• Prefixed the default table names with the exporter type (gas / liquid) to prevent users from accidentally overwriting data when using both gas and liquid exporters of the same type without changing the default table names. Users can use the defaults or custom names

Client Interfaces
OPC DA Server

• Resolved an issue that caused loss of synchronization when OPC Item Sample Rate is slower than Group Update Rate.

Drivers
ABB Totalflow

• Increased the maximum number of EFM meters allowed to 70 for Totalflow DB2 format.

Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet

• Added support for V28 firmware.
• Added support for L8x Series Controllers.

BACnet/IP Ethernet

• Fixed an issue introduced to the driver in 5.18 where channel level device discovery would not discover all the devices on a network.
• Fixed an issue where the driver could incorrectly report bad quality for tags in response to a device’s BACnet-ComplexACK to the driver’s ReadPropertyMultiple request.
• Enhanced the driver to support the Accumulator object.
• Added support for individually assigning a BACnet command priority to tags from a connected BACnet device. Previous versions allowed only one command priority to be used for all tags from a BACnet device.
• Added support for Confirmed and Unconfirmed Event Notifications for several Event States including Changes of Value, Changes of State, Out of Range and Unsigned Range.
• Added support for IBM/Microsoft DBCS character set.
• Assigned BACnet Vendor Identification Number 873, used in network WhoAmI communications.

DNP3 Master Ethernet

• Fixed an issue with Event Playback that could cause tag quality to temporarily go “Bad” despite a successful unsolicited response.

DNP3 Master Serial

• Fixed an issue with Event Playback that could cause tag quality to temporarily go “Bad” despite a successful unsolicited response.

Enron Modbus

• Added ability to read and write to two new data types (FP, U32) and added configuration support to EFM Exporter for these two new types.
• Added support for Extended Stations IDs (device IDs above 255). The new model type is referenced as “Extended Station ID” and supports device IDs up to 65535 and a maximum of 1024 devices per channel.

Fanuc Focus Ethernet / HSSB

• Added the ability to set the maximum request size to 8 bytes. This provides access to non-contiguous macros below #1000.
Fisher ROC Ethernet
• Resolved a Time Sync issue where, if no reads are active; only the first four (4) devices successfully synchronize.
• Enhanced the driver to allow UDP tags to use the correct data type set (not default). This allows the data type of these tags to be manually modified.
• Fixed an issue where “Bad” quality was reported for historical data when new records were not available.
Fisher ROC Plus Ethernet
• Resolved a Time Sync issue where, if no reads are active; only the first four (4) devices successfully synchronize.
• Enhanced the driver to allow UDP tags to use the correct data type set (not default). This allows the data type of these tags to be manually modified.
• Added support for parameters 56 through 112 to PointType 141.

Fisher ROC Plus Serial
• Resolved a Time Sync issue where, if no reads are active; only the first four (4) devices successfully synchronize.
• Enhanced the driver to allow UDP tags to use the correct data type set (not default). This allows the data type of these tags to be manually modified.
Fisher ROC Serial
• Resolved a Time Sync issue where, if no reads are active; only the first four (4) devices successfully synchronize.
• Enhanced the driver to allow UDP tags to use the correct data type set (not default). This allows the data type of these tags to be manually modified.
• Fixed an issue where “Bad” quality was reported for historical data when new records were not available.
IEC 60870-5-101 Master Serial
• Fixed an issue where an incorrect QOC could be sent in certain situations.
Modbus TCP/IP Ethernet
• Increased the maximum channel limit from 256 to 1024.
• Added support for expanded blocking modes for CEG device model.
• Changed the driver behavior to no longer send a FIN in response to a request timeout.
OPC DA Client
• Enabled 64-bit data type support (LLong, QWord).
• Added support for OPC Item Access Path using $ symbol for delimiters.
• Enhanced the driver to allow OPC DA Read and Write methods (Asynchronous or Synchronous) based on the Update Mode of the OPC Group. Asynchronous Read and Write methods are the default and remain the optimal choice for most applications.
OPC UA Client
• Added support for 64-bit data types (LLong, QWord).
• Fixed a rare condition that could result in a runtime crash in limited scenarios.
• Improved driver to prompt the user to trust a connection to the UA server when creating an initial connection using security if the certificate is not yet trusted.
OPC XML-DA Client
• Revised the Update Mode logic to allow more than one simultaneous subscription and prevent orphaned items and subscriptions.

SattBus Ethernet
• Fixed an issue that could cause a channel to stop communicating.
Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet
• Resolved an issue that could cause memory corruption and runtime crash.
• Corrected an issue where nested UDT structures within arrays weren’t parsed correctly from an s7p file during Automatic Tag Generation.

SNMP

• Fixed a deadlock situation that could happen when importing a MIB file with clients connected.

Torque Tool Ethernet

• Added support for revision 6 of MID 61, which relates to the Prevail Torque Compensate for the Last Tightening Results command set.
• Added support for using an asterisk as a pad character for the transaction header for the FEP model type.
Weatherford 8500
• Added ability to format date and time values as ACSII numeric strings.

Yokogawa DX Ethernet
• Fixed an issue that could cause intermittent communication loss.

Yokogawa DX Ethernet
• Fixed an issue that could cause intermittent communication loss.

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